94points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

42points

Sony MDR-MA300

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 vs Sony MDR-MA300

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-MA300
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-MA300

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Sony MDR-MA300?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 8 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs40 Ohms
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly

Why is Sony MDR-MA300 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • 4000Hz higher high-frequency
    24000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 10Hz lower low-frequency
    10Hzvs20Hz
  • 44g lighter
    245gvs289g
  • 9dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    102dB/mWvs93dB/mW
  • Has an on-ear form

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-MA300

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-MA300

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.weight

289g

245g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-MA300

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

5.can be folded
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-MA300

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

6.has included ear pads
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-MA300

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

20Hz

10Hz

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

24000Hz

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-MA300

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

102dB/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-MA300

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

For example

AKG N200 Wireless

6.impedance

32 Ohms

40 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-MA300

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-MA300

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-MA300

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-MA300

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

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony MDR-MA300

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-MA300

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-MA300

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

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