60points

AKG K271 MKII

65points

Focal Spirit Professional

86points

Philips SHB8850NC

99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

AKG K271 MKII
Focal Spirit Professional
Philips SHB8850NC
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
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AKG K271 MKII vs Focal Spirit Professional vs Philips SHB8850NC vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

AKG K271 MKII
Focal Spirit Professional
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
AKG K271 MKII
Focal Spirit Professional
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Why is AKG K271 MKII better than Focal Spirit Professional & Philips SHB8850NC & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

    Why is Focal Spirit Professional better than AKG K271 MKII & Philips SHB8850NC & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

    • Lowest frequency
      5Hzvs16,10,20Hz
    • Has an in-line control panel

    Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than AKG K271 MKII & Focal Spirit Professional & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

    • Weight
      232gvs240,280,289g
    • Impedance
      16 Ohmsvs55,32,32 Ohms
    • Has a neodymium magnet
    • Has an on-ear form
    • Wireless charging
    • Has an open-back design
    • Has voice commands

    Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than AKG K271 MKII & Focal Spirit Professional & Philips SHB8850NC?

    • Has an L-shaped plug
    • Has a mute function

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    Design

    1.has stereo speakers
    AKG K271 MKII
    Focal Spirit Professional
    Philips SHB8850NC
    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 an over-the-ear form
    AKG K271 MKII
    Focal Spirit Professional
    Philips SHB8850NC
    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.

    3.weight

    240g

    280g

    232g

    289g

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    4.has a detachable cable
    AKG K271 MKII
    Focal Spirit Professional
    Philips SHB8850NC
    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.

    5.can be folded
    AKG K271 MKII
    Focal Spirit Professional
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

    6.has a tangle free cable
    AKG K271 MKII
    Focal Spirit Professional
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

    The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

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    Sound quality

    1.lowest frequency

    16Hz

    5Hz

    10Hz

    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

    2.highest frequency

    28000Hz

    22000Hz

    22000Hz

    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

    3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
    AKG K271 MKII
    Focal Spirit Professional
    Philips SHB8850NC
    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

    104dB/mW

    102dB/mW

    105dB/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.has a neodymium magnet
    AKG K271 MKII
    Focal Spirit Professional
    Philips SHB8850NC
    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.

    6.impedance

    55 Ohms

    32 Ohms

    16 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

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    Power

    1.has a battery level indicator
    AKG K271 MKII
    Focal Spirit Professional
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

    An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

    2.has a rechargeable battery
    AKG K271 MKII
    Focal Spirit Professional
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

    The battery can be recharged and used over again.

    3.has a removable battery
    AKG K271 MKII
    Focal Spirit Professional
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

    For example

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    Connectivity

    1.Can be used wirelessly
    AKG K271 MKII
    Focal Spirit Professional
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

    Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

    2.has a 3.5mm male connector
    AKG K271 MKII
    Focal Spirit Professional
    Philips SHB8850NC
    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 K271 MKII
    Focal Spirit Professional
    Philips SHB8850NC
    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.

    4.Has WiFi
    AKG K271 MKII
    Focal Spirit Professional
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

    The device can connect to WiFi.

    For example

    Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

    5.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
    AKG K271 MKII
    Focal Spirit Professional
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

    802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

    For example

    JBL Reflect Contour 2

    6.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
    AKG K271 MKII
    Focal Spirit Professional
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

    802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

    For example

    RHA TrueConnect

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    Features

    1.control panel placed on a device
    AKG K271 MKII
    Focal Spirit Professional
    Philips SHB8850NC
    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.has an in-line control panel
    AKG K271 MKII
    Focal Spirit Professional
    Philips SHB8850NC
    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.

    3.can be used as a headset
    AKG K271 MKII
    Focal Spirit Professional
    Philips SHB8850NC
    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.

    4.has a noise canceling microphone
    AKG K271 MKII
    Focal Spirit Professional
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

    For example

    Microsoft Surface Headphones

    5.has a mute function
    AKG K271 MKII
    Focal Spirit Professional
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

    6.has voice commands
    AKG K271 MKII
    Focal Spirit Professional
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

    You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

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    Miscellaneous

    1.wireless charging
    AKG K271 MKII
    Focal Spirit Professional
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

    The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

    2.can be controlled remotely
    AKG K271 MKII
    Focal Spirit Professional
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

    A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

    For example

    Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW

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