52points

AKG K518

45points

Grado RS1i

94points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

AKG K518
Grado RS1i
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Comparison winner
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
vs
vs
vs

27 facts in comparison

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

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

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

  • Weight
    150gvs255,289,289g

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

  • Lowest frequency
    12Hzvs16,20,20Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has an open-back design
  • Has removable speakers

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

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

    • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

    Videos

    Powered by

    Top specs and features

    relevant

    Design

    1.has stereo speakers
    AKG K518
    Grado RS1i
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
    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
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
    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

    150g

    255g

    289g

    289g

    Best

    Sony MDR-EX150AP

    3g

    4.has a detachable cable
    AKG K518
    Grado RS1i
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
    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 K518
    Grado RS1i
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
    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
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

    Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

    relevant

    Sound quality

    1.lowest frequency

    16Hz

    12Hz

    20Hz

    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

    24000Hz

    30000Hz

    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

    3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
    AKG K518
    Grado RS1i
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
    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

    93dB/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
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
    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

    32 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

    relevant

    Power

    1.has a battery level indicator
    AKG K518
    Grado RS1i
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

    An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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

    The battery can be recharged and used over again.

    relevant

    Connectivity

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

    Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

    2.has a 3.5mm male connector
    AKG K518
    Grado RS1i
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
    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
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
    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.

    relevant

    Features

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

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

    Top 10 headphones

    Add to comparison
      This page is currently only available in English.