95points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

100points

Sony WH-1000XM3

0points

Status OB-1

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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Sony WH-1000XM3
Status OB-1
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 vs Sony WH-1000XM3 vs Status OB-1

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3
Status OB-1

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Sony WH-1000XM3 & Status OB-1?

  • Impedance
    32 Ohmsvs47,54 Ohms
  • Has a mute function

Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Status OB-1?

  • Lowest frequency
    4Hzvs20,15Hz
  • Weight
    255gvs289,388.4g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
  • Has voice prompts
  • Has voice commands
  • Has USB Type-C

Why is Status OB-1 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Sony WH-1000XM3?

  • Driver unit size
    42mmvs40,40mm
  • Has an open-back design

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3
Status OB-1

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 WH-1000XM3
Status OB-1

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 WH-1000XM3
Status OB-1

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

4.weight

289g

255g

388.4g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3
Status OB-1

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

6.sweat resistant
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3
Status OB-1

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

20Hz

4Hz

15Hz

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

30000Hz

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 WH-1000XM3
Status OB-1

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

104.5dB/mW

95dB/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 WH-1000XM3
Status OB-1

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

47 Ohms

54 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 WH-1000XM3
Status OB-1

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3
Status OB-1

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3
Status OB-1

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

4.Has USB Type-C
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3
Status OB-1

The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3
Status OB-1

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3
Status OB-1

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 WH-1000XM3
Status OB-1

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.

4.Has WiFi
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3
Status OB-1

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3
Status OB-1

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 WH-1000XM3
Status OB-1

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 WH-1000XM3
Status OB-1

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

3

0

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 WH-1000XM3
Status OB-1

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

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

6.has voice prompts
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3
Status OB-1

This feature allows the device to inform you of important information through its audio function.

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Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sony WH-1000XM3
Status OB-1

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW

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