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Wireless neckband headphones shootout: Plantronics BackBeat Go 410 vs. RHA MA390 Wireless vs. Sony WI-C600N

By Marcus Wong - 26 Feb 2019

Introduction


 

Wireless earbuds not your type? Check out these wireless neckbands!

Wireless neckband headphones have really come up in the market, with offerings from literally every brand now. They are gaining popularity mainly because they offer better battery life, more convenience, and the option for easy to access controls or packing features without adding bulk to the earphones themselves. For this roundup, we’ve gathered three of the latest neckband-style wireless headphones to see how they perform. Meet the Plantronics BackBeat Go 410, RHA MA390, and Sony WI-C600N!

All three are fairly modern in design and come with a microphone embedded within the in-line remote so you can use them to take calls from a paired smartphone without having to fish it out from your bag or pocket. They also all have magnets in their earbuds that keep the left and right buds together when not in use; handy for keeping everything neat and sorted.

Here’s a quick table to show how the three compare:-

Wireless Neckband headphones compared

Model

Plantronics BackBeat
Go 410

RHA MA390 Wireless
 

Sony WI-C600N
 

Driver size

10 mm

-

6mm

Frequency response

20- 20,000 Hz

16- 22,000 Hz

20- 20,000 Hz

Bluetooth version

5.0

4.1

4.2

Battery life (earbuds)

8 hrs with ANC

10 hrs without ANCs

8 hrs

6.5hrs

Weight

35g

24g

34g

Charging time

15 mins for 1 hr listening time; 2 hrs for 100%

2 hrs

15 mins for 1 hr listening time; 2.5 hrs for 100% 

Price

S$219

S$128

S$199

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