95points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

82points

Sony MDR-1RBT

90points

Sony WH-1000XM2

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Sony MDR-1RBT
Sony WH-1000XM2
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27 facts in comparison

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 vs Sony MDR-1RBT vs Sony WH-1000XM2

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-1RBT
Sony WH-1000XM2
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-1RBT
Sony WH-1000XM2
95
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82
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90
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Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Sony MDR-1RBT & Sony WH-1000XM2?

  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has a mute function

Why is Sony MDR-1RBT better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Sony WH-1000XM2?

  • Impedance
    24 Ohmsvs32,46 Ohms
  • Has a tangle free cable

Why is Sony WH-1000XM2 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Sony MDR-1RBT?

  • Weight
    275gvs289,297g
  • Bluetooth version
    4.1vs4,3
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-1RBT
Sony WH-1000XM2

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 a detachable cable
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-1RBT
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

3.has an over-the-ear form
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-1RBT
Sony WH-1000XM2

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.

4.weight

289g

297g

275g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-1RBT
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

6.has a tangle free cable
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-1RBT
Sony WH-1000XM2

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

80000Hz

40000Hz

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

2.lowest frequency

20Hz

4Hz

4Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-1RBT
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

4.impedance

32 Ohms

24 Ohms

46 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

5.has a neodymium magnet
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-1RBT
Sony WH-1000XM2

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.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-1RBT
Sony WH-1000XM2

This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-1RBT
Sony WH-1000XM2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-1RBT
Sony WH-1000XM2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-1RBT
Sony WH-1000XM2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.Bluetooth version

4

3

4.1

Best

RHA TrueConnect

5

3.maximum Bluetooth range

100m

10m

10m

The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.

Best

Fiil Canviis Pro

100m

4.has a 3.5mm male connector
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-1RBT
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

5.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-1RBT
Sony WH-1000XM2

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.

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-1RBT
Sony WH-1000XM2

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.can be used as a headset
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-1RBT
Sony WH-1000XM2

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.

3.has a mute function
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-1RBT
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

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