52points

AKG K518

45points

Grado RS1i

90points

Philips SHB8750NC

99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

AKG K518
Grado RS1i
Philips SHB8750NC
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AKG K518 vs Grado RS1i vs Philips SHB8750NC vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

AKG K518
Grado RS1i
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
AKG K518
Grado RS1i
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Why is AKG K518 better than Grado RS1i & Philips SHB8750NC & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Weight
    150gvs255,226,289g

Why is Grado RS1i better than AKG K518 & Philips SHB8750NC & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Has an open-back design
  • Has removable speakers

Why is Philips SHB8750NC better than AKG K518 & Grado RS1i & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Lowest frequency
    10Hzvs16,12,20Hz
  • Impedance
    16 Ohmsvs32,32,32 Ohms

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than AKG K518 & Grado RS1i & Philips SHB8750NC?

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

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K518
Grado RS1i
Philips SHB8750NC
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 K518
Grado RS1i
Philips SHB8750NC
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.has a detachable cable
AKG K518
Grado RS1i
Philips SHB8750NC
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.

4.weight

150g

255g

226g

289g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
AKG K518
Grado RS1i
Philips SHB8750NC
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 K518
Grado RS1i
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

24000Hz

30000Hz

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

2.lowest frequency

16Hz

12Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
AKG K518
Grado RS1i
Philips SHB8750NC
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

115dB/mW

98dB/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 K518
Grado RS1i
Philips SHB8750NC
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

32 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 K518
Grado RS1i
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
AKG K518
Grado RS1i
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG K518
Grado RS1i
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K518
Grado RS1i
Philips SHB8750NC
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 K518
Grado RS1i
Philips SHB8750NC
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.

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
AKG K518
Grado RS1i
Philips SHB8750NC
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 K518
Grado RS1i
Philips SHB8750NC
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 a mute function
AKG K518
Grado RS1i
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

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