53points

AKG K 550

99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

55points

Westone ES5

AKG K 550
Comparison winner
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Westone ES5
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24 facts in comparison

AKG K 550 vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE vs Westone ES5

AKG K 550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Westone ES5
AKG K 550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Westone ES5
53
points
99
points
55
points

Why is AKG K 550 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Westone ES5?

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than AKG K 550 & Westone ES5?

  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • 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 a rechargeable battery
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

Why is Westone ES5 better than AKG K 550 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Lowest frequency
    8Hzvs12,20Hz
  • Impedance
    20 Ohmsvs32,32 Ohms
  • Sound pressure level
    120dB/mWvs114,93dB/mW
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has an in-ear form

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K 550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Westone ES5

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 550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Westone ES5

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 550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Westone ES5

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.can be folded
AKG K 550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Westone ES5

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

5.has a tangle free cable
AKG K 550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Westone ES5

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.has an in-ear form
AKG K 550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Westone ES5

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.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

28000Hz

20000Hz

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

12Hz

20Hz

8Hz

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 550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Westone ES5

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

114dB/mW

93dB/mW

120dB/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

32 Ohms

32 Ohms

20 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 active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
AKG K 550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Westone ES5

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.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
AKG K 550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Westone ES5

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
AKG K 550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Westone ES5

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG K 550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Westone ES5

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K 550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Westone ES5

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 550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Westone ES5

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 550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Westone ES5

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 550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Westone ES5

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 mute function
AKG K 550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Westone ES5

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

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