53points

AKG K 550

95points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

97points

Sennheiser PXC 550

43points

Ultrasone Edition 5

AKG K 550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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Sennheiser PXC 550
Ultrasone Edition 5
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25 facts in comparison

AKG K 550 vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE vs Sennheiser PXC 550 vs Ultrasone Edition 5

AKG K 550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
Ultrasone Edition 5
AKG K 550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
Ultrasone Edition 5
53
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95
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99
points
97
points
43
points

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

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

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

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

  • Weight
    227gvs305,289,289,280g
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has an in-line control panel

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

  • Highest frequency
    46000Hzvs28000,20000,20000,23000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    5Hzvs12,20,20,17Hz

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K 550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
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.

2.has a detachable cable
AKG K 550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
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 an over-the-ear form
AKG K 550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
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.

4.weight

305g

289g

289g

227g

280g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has included ear pads
AKG K 550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
Ultrasone Edition 5

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

6.can be folded
AKG K 550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
Ultrasone Edition 5

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

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

12Hz

20Hz

20Hz

17Hz

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

2.highest frequency

28000Hz

20000Hz

20000Hz

23000Hz

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

3.sound pressure level

114dB/mW

93dB/mW

93dB/mW

110dB/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

4.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
AKG K 550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
Ultrasone Edition 5

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

5.has a neodymium magnet
AKG K 550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
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.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
AKG K 550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
Ultrasone Edition 5

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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
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
Ultrasone Edition 5

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG K 550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
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
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
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.

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
AKG K 550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
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.

2.can be used as a headset
AKG K 550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
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.

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

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 550
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
Ultrasone Edition 5

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

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