82points

Plantronics Backbeat Sense

88points

Sony MDR-100ABN

Plantronics Backbeat Sense
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Plantronics Backbeat Sense vs Sony MDR-100ABN

Plantronics Backbeat Sense
Sony MDR-100ABN
Plantronics Backbeat Sense
Sony MDR-100ABN
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88
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Why is Plantronics Backbeat Sense better than Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 150g lighter
    140gvs290g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • 3.5h shorter charge time
    2.5hvs6h

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Plantronics Backbeat Sense?

  • 20000Hz higher high-frequency
    40000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 15Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs20Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • 8mm bigger driver unit
    40mmvs32mm
  • 0.1 newer Bluetooth version
    4.1vs4
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Plantronics Backbeat Sense
Sony MDR-100ABN

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 Sense
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

3.weight

140g

290g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.can be folded
Plantronics Backbeat Sense
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

5.travel bag is included
Plantronics Backbeat Sense
Sony MDR-100ABN

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

6.has an L-shaped plug
Plantronics Backbeat Sense
Sony MDR-100ABN

An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

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

5Hz

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 Sense
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

4.has a neodymium magnet
Plantronics Backbeat Sense
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

5.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Plantronics Backbeat Sense
Sony MDR-100ABN

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.

6.driver unit size

32mm

40mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Best

Audeze LCD2 Classic

106mm

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Plantronics Backbeat Sense
Sony MDR-100ABN

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Plantronics Backbeat Sense
Sony MDR-100ABN

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.charge time

2.5h

6h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

Best

Sony Xperia Ear Duo

0.46h

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Plantronics Backbeat Sense
Sony MDR-100ABN

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.Bluetooth version

4

4.1

Best

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT

5

3.maximum Bluetooth range

100m

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 Sense
Sony MDR-100ABN

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 Sense
Sony MDR-100ABN

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 Sense
Sony MDR-100ABN

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 Sense
Sony MDR-100ABN

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 an in-line control panel
Plantronics Backbeat Sense
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

4.warranty period

1

1

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

Best

Treblab X2

Unlimited undefined

5.number of microphones

1

1

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

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

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