46points

AKG K 242 HD

95points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

64points

Shure SE535LTD

AKG K 242 HD
Comparison winner
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE535LTD
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25 facts in comparison

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

AKG K 242 HD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE535LTD
AKG K 242 HD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE535LTD
46
points
95
points
64
points

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

  • Lowest frequency
    15Hzvs20,18Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet

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

  • Impedance
    32 Ohmsvs55,36 Ohms
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has a rechargeable battery
  • Has a mute function

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

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

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K 242 HD
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 a detachable cable
AKG K 242 HD
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.

3.has an over-the-ear form
AKG K 242 HD
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.

4.weight

240g

289g

30g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has an in-ear form
AKG K 242 HD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE535LTD

The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.

6.can be folded
AKG K 242 HD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE535LTD

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

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

25000Hz

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

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.sound pressure level

91dB/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
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.impedance

55 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
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 battery level indicator
AKG K 242 HD
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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE535LTD

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

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

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

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
AKG K 242 HD
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.

2.can be used as a headset
AKG K 242 HD
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.

3.has an in-line control panel
AKG K 242 HD
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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE535LTD

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

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