47points

AKG K 242 HD

92points

Philips SHB8750NC

96points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

65points

Shure SE535LTD

AKG K 242 HD
Philips SHB8750NC
Comparison winner
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE535LTD
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26 facts in comparison

AKG K 242 HD vs Philips SHB8750NC vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 vs Shure SE535LTD

AKG K 242 HD
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE535LTD
AKG K 242 HD
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE535LTD
47
points
92
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96
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65
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Why is AKG K 242 HD better than Philips SHB8750NC & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Shure SE535LTD?

Why is Philips SHB8750NC better than AKG K 242 HD & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Shure SE535LTD?

  • Lowest frequency
    10Hzvs15,20,18Hz
  • Impedance
    16 Ohmsvs55,32,36 Ohms
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than AKG K 242 HD & Philips SHB8750NC & Shure SE535LTD?

  • Has a mute function

Why is Shure SE535LTD better than AKG K 242 HD & Philips SHB8750NC & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • Sound pressure level
    119dB/mWvs91,105,93dB/mW
  • Weight
    30gvs240,226,289g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has an in-ear form

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K 242 HD
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE535LTD

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 242 HD
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE535LTD

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 242 HD
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE535LTD

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

4.weight

240g

226g

289g

30g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
AKG K 242 HD
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE535LTD

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

6.has included ear pads
AKG K 242 HD
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE535LTD

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

25000Hz

22000Hz

20000Hz

19500Hz

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

15Hz

10Hz

20Hz

18Hz

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 242 HD
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE535LTD

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

91dB/mW

105dB/mW

93dB/mW

119dB/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.impedance

55 Ohms

16 Ohms

32 Ohms

36 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

6.has a neodymium magnet
AKG K 242 HD
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE535LTD

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
AKG K 242 HD
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE535LTD

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

2.has a battery level indicator
AKG K 242 HD
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE535LTD

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG K 242 HD
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE535LTD

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K 242 HD
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE535LTD

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 242 HD
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE535LTD

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
AKG K 242 HD
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE535LTD

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
AKG K 242 HD
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE535LTD

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
AKG K 242 HD
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE535LTD

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
AKG K 242 HD
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE535LTD

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

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