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Shootouts

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

By Marcus Wong - 15 Jun 2019

Conclusion

And the winner is....

The Plantronics BackBeat Go 410

This was a tougher decision than expected. On one hand, we have the RHA MA390 Wireless turning in a strong performance despite its much lower price tag, thus offering great value. On the other hand, the Plantronics BackBeat Go 410 was clearly a better performer across the audio spectrum, with even more full-bodied sound but for S$90 more - almost double RHA's cost.

Does the improved performance justify the large price difference? Well, in this case it does. Because when it comes down to it, the headphones we’d reach for if given a choice is the Plantronics BackBeat Go 410. You get pretty good noise-canceling and a handy quick charge feature to boot are simply icing on the top for a very good audio product.  And that’s why it’s the winner of this shootout.

Note: This outcome is also factoring in our assessment of 1More's Triple Driver BT, Beats X and Jabra Elite 45e in our HWM October 2018 issue.

Scoring breakdown
 

Plantronics

BackBeat Go 410

RHA

MA390 Wireless

Sony

WI-C600N

Design 8.5 8.5 8.0
Features 8.5 8.0 8.5
Performance 9.5 9.0 8.0
Value 8.5 9.0 8.0
Overall 9.0 9.0 8.0
Price S$219.00 S$128.00 S$199.00

 

Our Final Ratings
Plantronics BackBeat Go 410.

 

Click here for a rundown of pros/cons

RHA MA390 Wireless.

Click here for a rundown of pros/cons

Sony WI-C600N.

Click here for a rundown of pros/cons


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