47points

AKG K 242 HD

88points

Philips SHB8850NC

96points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

64points

Shure SE535LTD

AKG K 242 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
Comparison winner
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE535LTD
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40 facts in comparison

AKG K 242 HD vs Philips SHB8850NC vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 vs Shure SE535LTD

AKG K 242 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE535LTD
AKG K 242 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE535LTD
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88
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96
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64
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Why is AKG K 242 HD better than Philips SHB8850NC & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Shure SE535LTD?

Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than AKG K 242 HD & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Shure SE535LTD?

  • Lowest frequency
    10Hzvs15,20,18Hz
  • Impedance
    16 Ohmsvs55,32,36 Ohms
  • Has an on-ear form
  • 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 242 HD & Philips SHB8850NC & Shure SE535LTD?

  • Has a mute function

Why is Shure SE535LTD better than AKG K 242 HD & Philips SHB8850NC & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • Sound pressure level
    119dB/mWvs91,105,93dB/mW
  • Weight
    30gvs240,232,289g
  • 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 SHB8850NC
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 SHB8850NC
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 SHB8850NC
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

232g

289g

30g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
AKG K 242 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE535LTD

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

6.sweat resistant
AKG K 242 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE535LTD

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

For example

Klipsch R5 Neckband

Sound quality

1.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

2.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

3.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

4.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
AKG K 242 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
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.

5.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
AKG K 242 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE535LTD

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.

6.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

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
AKG K 242 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE535LTD

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
AKG K 242 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE535LTD

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
AKG K 242 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE535LTD

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

For example

Jaybird Run XT

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG K 242 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
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 SHB8850NC
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 SHB8850NC
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.

4.Has WiFi
AKG K 242 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE535LTD

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

5.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
AKG K 242 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE535LTD

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 242 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE535LTD

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.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

Features

1.can be used as a headset
AKG K 242 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
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 SHB8850NC
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 SHB8850NC
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 noise canceling microphone
AKG K 242 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE535LTD

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

For example

Mpow H5

5.has voice commands
AKG K 242 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE535LTD

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 a mute function
AKG K 242 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE535LTD

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

Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
AKG K 242 HD
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE535LTD

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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