53points

Able Planet SH180RDM

86points

JBL Duet BT

100points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

97points

Sennheiser PXC 550

Able Planet SH180RDM
JBL Duet BT
Comparison winner
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
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28 facts in comparison

Able Planet SH180RDM vs JBL Duet BT vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE vs Sennheiser PXC 550

Able Planet SH180RDM
JBL Duet BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
Able Planet SH180RDM
JBL Duet BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
53
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86
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100
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97
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Why is Able Planet SH180RDM better than JBL Duet BT & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sennheiser PXC 550?

  • Has a removable battery

Why is JBL Duet BT better than Able Planet SH180RDM & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sennheiser PXC 550?

  • Weight
    183.3gvs400,289,227g
  • Has a tangle free cable

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than Able Planet SH180RDM & JBL Duet BT & Sennheiser PXC 550?

  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has a mute function

Why is Sennheiser PXC 550 better than Able Planet SH180RDM & JBL Duet BT & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Highest frequency
    23000Hzvs20000,20000,20000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    17Hzvs20,20,20Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Able Planet SH180RDM
JBL Duet BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550

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
Able Planet SH180RDM
JBL Duet BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550

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
Able Planet SH180RDM
JBL Duet BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

4.weight

400g

183.3g

289g

227g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a tangle free cable
Able Planet SH180RDM
JBL Duet BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.can be folded
Able Planet SH180RDM
JBL Duet BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

20000Hz

20000Hz

23000Hz

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

20Hz

20Hz

17Hz

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
Able Planet SH180RDM
JBL Duet BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

121dB/mW

111dB/mW

93dB/mW

110dB/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
Able Planet SH180RDM
JBL Duet BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550

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.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Able Planet SH180RDM
JBL Duet BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550

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.

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Able Planet SH180RDM
JBL Duet BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

2.has a battery level indicator
Able Planet SH180RDM
JBL Duet BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

3.has a removable battery
Able Planet SH180RDM
JBL Duet BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Able Planet SH180RDM
JBL Duet BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Able Planet SH180RDM
JBL Duet BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Able Planet SH180RDM
JBL Duet BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550

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.can be used as a headset
Able Planet SH180RDM
JBL Duet BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550

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.

2.control panel placed on a device
Able Planet SH180RDM
JBL Duet BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550

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.

3.has an in-line control panel
Able Planet SH180RDM
JBL Duet BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

4.has a mute function
Able Planet SH180RDM
JBL Duet BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550

The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.

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