45points

AKG K 142 HD

86points

Philips SHB8850NC

93points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

AKG K 142 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
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AKG K 142 HD vs Philips SHB8850NC vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

AKG K 142 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
AKG K 142 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Why is AKG K 142 HD better than Philips SHB8850NC & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • Weight
    225gvs232,289g

Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than AKG K 142 HD & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • Lowest frequency
    10Hzvs18,20Hz
  • Impedance
    16 Ohmsvs55,32 Ohms
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
  • Has voice commands
  • Wireless charging
  • Has an open-back design

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than AKG K 142 HD & Philips SHB8850NC?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has a mute function

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K 142 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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
AKG K 142 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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
AKG K 142 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

4.weight

225g

232g

289g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
AKG K 142 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

6.sweat resistant
AKG K 142 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

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RHA TrueConnect

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

24000Hz

22000Hz

20000Hz

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

18Hz

10Hz

20Hz

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
AKG K 142 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

101dB/mW

105dB/mW

93dB/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
AKG K 142 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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.impedance

55 Ohms

16 Ohms

32 Ohms

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
AKG K 142 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
AKG K 142 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
AKG K 142 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG K 142 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K 142 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
AKG K 142 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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.

4.Has WiFi
AKG K 142 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

5.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
AKG K 142 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

For example

JBL Reflect Contour 2

6.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
AKG K 142 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

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RHA TrueConnect

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
AKG K 142 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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
AKG K 142 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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 a noise canceling microphone
AKG K 142 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

4.has a mute function
AKG K 142 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

5.has voice commands
AKG K 142 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

6.has an accelerometer
AKG K 142 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

For example

Sony Xperia Ear Duo

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Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
AKG K 142 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

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