52points

AKG K 550

94points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

94points

Sennheiser PXC 550

87points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

43points

Ultrasone Edition 5

AKG K 550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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AKG K 550 vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE vs Sennheiser PXC 550 vs Sony MDR-XB950B1 vs Ultrasone Edition 5

AKG K 550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Ultrasone Edition 5
AKG K 550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Ultrasone Edition 5

Why is AKG K 550 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sennheiser PXC 550 & Sony MDR-XB950B1 & Ultrasone Edition 5?

    Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than AKG K 550 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sennheiser PXC 550 & Sony MDR-XB950B1 & Ultrasone Edition 5?

      Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than AKG K 550 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Sennheiser PXC 550 & Sony MDR-XB950B1 & Ultrasone Edition 5?

        Why is Sennheiser PXC 550 better than AKG K 550 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sony MDR-XB950B1 & Ultrasone Edition 5?

        • Weight
          227gvs305,289,289,245,280g
        • Has an in-line control panel

        Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than AKG K 550 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sennheiser PXC 550 & Ultrasone Edition 5?

        • Lowest frequency
          3Hzvs12,20,20,17,5Hz
        • Impedance
          24 Ohmsvs32,32,32,490,32 Ohms

        Why is Ultrasone Edition 5 better than AKG K 550 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sennheiser PXC 550 & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

        • Highest frequency
          46000Hzvs28000,20000,20000,23000,28000Hz

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        Design

        1.weight

        305g

        289g

        289g

        227g

        245g

        280g

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        3g

        2.has a detachable cable
        AKG K 550
        Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
        Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
        Sennheiser PXC 550
        Sony MDR-XB950B1
        Ultrasone Edition 5

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

        3.has stereo speakers
        AKG K 550
        Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
        Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
        Sennheiser PXC 550
        Sony MDR-XB950B1
        Ultrasone Edition 5

        Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

        4.can be folded
        AKG K 550
        Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
        Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
        Sennheiser PXC 550
        Sony MDR-XB950B1
        Ultrasone Edition 5

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

        5.has an over-the-ear form
        AKG K 550
        Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
        Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
        Sennheiser PXC 550
        Sony MDR-XB950B1
        Ultrasone Edition 5

        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.

        6.has a tangle free cable
        AKG K 550
        Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
        Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
        Sennheiser PXC 550
        Sony MDR-XB950B1
        Ultrasone Edition 5

        The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

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        Sound quality

        1.highest frequency

        28000Hz

        20000Hz

        20000Hz

        23000Hz

        28000Hz

        46000Hz

        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

        20Hz

        17Hz

        3Hz

        5Hz

        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
        Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
        Sennheiser PXC 550
        Sony MDR-XB950B1
        Ultrasone Edition 5

        The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

        4.impedance

        32 Ohms

        32 Ohms

        32 Ohms

        490 Ohms

        24 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.

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        4 Ohms

        5.has a neodymium magnet
        AKG K 550
        Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
        Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
        Sennheiser PXC 550
        Sony MDR-XB950B1
        Ultrasone Edition 5

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

        6.sound pressure level

        114dB/mW

        93dB/mW

        93dB/mW

        110dB/mW

        105dB/mW

        96dB/mW

        Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

        Best

        AKG K553 Pro

        144dB/mW

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        Power

        1.has a battery level indicator
        AKG K 550
        Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
        Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
        Sennheiser PXC 550
        Sony MDR-XB950B1
        Ultrasone Edition 5

        An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

        2.has a rechargeable battery
        AKG K 550
        Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
        Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
        Sennheiser PXC 550
        Sony MDR-XB950B1
        Ultrasone Edition 5

        The battery can be recharged and used over again.

        3.has a removable battery
        AKG K 550
        Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
        Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
        Sennheiser PXC 550
        Sony MDR-XB950B1
        Ultrasone Edition 5

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

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        Connectivity

        1.Can be used wirelessly
        AKG K 550
        Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
        Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
        Sennheiser PXC 550
        Sony MDR-XB950B1
        Ultrasone Edition 5

        Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

        2.has a 3.5mm male connector
        AKG K 550
        Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
        Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
        Sennheiser PXC 550
        Sony MDR-XB950B1
        Ultrasone Edition 5

        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
        Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
        Sennheiser PXC 550
        Sony MDR-XB950B1
        Ultrasone Edition 5

        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 550
        Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
        Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
        Sennheiser PXC 550
        Sony MDR-XB950B1
        Ultrasone Edition 5

        The device can connect to WiFi.

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        Features

        1.can be used as a headset
        AKG K 550
        Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
        Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
        Sennheiser PXC 550
        Sony MDR-XB950B1
        Ultrasone Edition 5

        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.has an in-line control panel
        AKG K 550
        Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
        Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
        Sennheiser PXC 550
        Sony MDR-XB950B1
        Ultrasone Edition 5

        There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

        3.control panel placed on a device
        AKG K 550
        Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
        Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
        Sennheiser PXC 550
        Sony MDR-XB950B1
        Ultrasone Edition 5

        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.

        4.has a noise canceling microphone
        AKG K 550
        Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
        Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
        Sennheiser PXC 550
        Sony MDR-XB950B1
        Ultrasone Edition 5

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

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        5.has a mute function
        AKG K 550
        Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
        Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
        Sennheiser PXC 550
        Sony MDR-XB950B1
        Ultrasone Edition 5

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

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