94points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

87points

Sony MDR-100ABN

61points

Zagg SMARTbuds

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 vs Sony MDR-100ABN vs Zagg SMARTbuds

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
Zagg SMARTbuds
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
Zagg SMARTbuds

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Sony MDR-100ABN & Zagg SMARTbuds?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has a mute function

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Zagg SMARTbuds?

  • Lowest frequency
    5Hzvs20,20Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Zagg SMARTbuds better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Impedance
    16 Ohmsvs32,32 Ohms
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has a noise canceling microphone
  • Has an earbud form

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
Zagg SMARTbuds

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has an over-the-ear form
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
Zagg SMARTbuds

Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.

3.has a detachable cable
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
Zagg SMARTbuds

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

4.can be folded
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
Zagg SMARTbuds

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.

5.has a tangle free cable
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
Zagg SMARTbuds

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.has included ear pads
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
Zagg SMARTbuds

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

20Hz

5Hz

20Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

2.highest frequency

20000Hz

40000Hz

20000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
Zagg SMARTbuds

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

4.sound pressure level

93dB/mW

103dB/mW

94dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

5.has a neodymium magnet
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
Zagg SMARTbuds

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

6.impedance

32 Ohms

32 Ohms

16 Ohms

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
Zagg SMARTbuds

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
Zagg SMARTbuds

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
Zagg SMARTbuds

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
Zagg SMARTbuds

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
Zagg SMARTbuds

Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
Zagg SMARTbuds

There is a control panel on the device body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.

2.has an in-line control panel
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
Zagg SMARTbuds

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

3.can be used as a headset
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
Zagg SMARTbuds

A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for applications which require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones etc.

4.number of microphones

2

1

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

5.has a noise canceling microphone
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
Zagg SMARTbuds

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

6.has a mute function
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-100ABN
Zagg SMARTbuds

The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.

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