59points

AKG K 495 NC

58points

Philips SHL5705

99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

AKG K 495 NC
Philips SHL5705
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
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26 facts in comparison

AKG K 495 NC vs Philips SHL5705 vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

AKG K 495 NC
Philips SHL5705
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
AKG K 495 NC
Philips SHL5705
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
59
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58
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99
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Why is AKG K 495 NC better than Philips SHL5705 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Impedance
    26 Ohmsvs32,32 Ohms

Why is Philips SHL5705 better than AKG K 495 NC & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Lowest frequency
    18Hzvs20,20Hz
  • Weight
    117gvs235,289g
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than AKG K 495 NC & Philips SHL5705?

  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has a rechargeable battery
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K 495 NC
Philips SHL5705
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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 495 NC
Philips SHL5705
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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 495 NC
Philips SHL5705
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

235g

117g

289g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
AKG K 495 NC
Philips SHL5705
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

6.has included ear pads
AKG K 495 NC
Philips SHL5705
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

22500Hz

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

20Hz

18Hz

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 495 NC
Philips SHL5705
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

106dB/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.impedance

26 Ohms

32 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

6.has a neodymium magnet
AKG K 495 NC
Philips SHL5705
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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 495 NC
Philips SHL5705
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
AKG K 495 NC
Philips SHL5705
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG K 495 NC
Philips SHL5705
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K 495 NC
Philips SHL5705
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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 495 NC
Philips SHL5705
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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.control panel placed on a device
AKG K 495 NC
Philips SHL5705
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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 495 NC
Philips SHL5705
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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 495 NC
Philips SHL5705
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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 495 NC
Philips SHL5705
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

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