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Sony MDR-1AM2
Plantronics BackBeat 500
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Sony MDR-1AM2 vs Plantronics BackBeat 500

Analysis:

The reviewers at hardwarezone.com.sg have featured the Sony MDR-1AM2 in their Sony MDR-1AM2 review: Headphones with split personalities roundup. However, it fell short of making it to the top of their list.

As for the Plantronics BackBeat 500 analysis - it impressed reviewers at reviewgeek.com, a source that's known for its objective testing and well-thought-out methodology - it performed great in its "The Best Headphones And Earphones To Gift This Christmas" roundup and earned the "Ranked 2 out of 9" title.

We tried doing a direct Sony MDR-1AM2 vs. Plantronics BackBeat 500 review score comparison but couldn't find any sources that tested both.

Next, we took a look at which sources liked them best and found that the Sony MDR-1AM2 most impressed the reviewers at hardwarezone.com.sg, who gave it a score of 8, whereas the Plantronics BackBeat 500 did best in its techaeris.com review - it scored 9.3 points.

Finally, we also compared their review scores to the rest of their competition - the Sony MDR-1AM2 earned an average review score of 8.0 out of 10 points and the Plantronics BackBeat 500 received an average of 8.1, compared to the 7.3 average of Wireless Headphones in general.

Comparison of expert ratings
Highly Recommended
Recommended
Mentioned
Not Mentioned
PCmag
hardwarezone.com.sg
reviewgeek.com
TrustedReviews
bassheadspeakers.com
techaeris.com
consumerexpert.org
Tech. Specs Comparison
Sony MDR-1AM2
$198
Plantronics BackBeat 500
$29
Closed-back
Yes
Yes
Noise-cancelling
-
No
On-ear
-
Yes
Open-back
-
No
Over-ear
Yes
No
Higher than average expert review score
7.3
Overall Avg. for Wireless Headphones
8.0
Avg. Review Score
Score
Higher than average expert review score
7.3
Overall Avg. for Wireless Headphones
8.1
Avg. Review Score
Score
Recommendations
bassheadspeakers.com
-
Depth of
analysis
No
In-house
Testing
Best Wired
in “The 10 Best Sony Headphones in 2022” 
Last updated: 6 Jan 2022
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