52points

AKG K518

90points

Philips SHB8750NC

86points

Philips SHB8850NC

54points

Pioneer STEEZ Dubstep

99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

AKG K518
Philips SHB8750NC
Philips SHB8850NC
Pioneer STEEZ Dubstep
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AKG K518 vs Philips SHB8750NC vs Philips SHB8850NC vs Pioneer STEEZ Dubstep vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

AKG K518
Philips SHB8750NC
Philips SHB8850NC
Pioneer STEEZ Dubstep
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
AKG K518
Philips SHB8750NC
Philips SHB8850NC
Pioneer STEEZ Dubstep
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Why is AKG K518 better than Philips SHB8750NC & Philips SHB8850NC & Pioneer STEEZ Dubstep & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Weight
    150gvs226,232,220,289g

Why is Philips SHB8750NC better than AKG K518 & Philips SHB8850NC & Pioneer STEEZ Dubstep & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Impedance
    16 Ohmsvs32,16,32,32 Ohms

Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than AKG K518 & Philips SHB8750NC & Pioneer STEEZ Dubstep & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Wireless charging
  • Has an open-back design
  • Has voice commands

Why is Pioneer STEEZ Dubstep better than AKG K518 & Philips SHB8750NC & Philips SHB8850NC & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Lowest frequency
    8Hzvs16,10,10,20Hz
  • Has an in-line control panel

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than AKG K518 & Philips SHB8750NC & Philips SHB8850NC & Pioneer STEEZ Dubstep?

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

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K518
Philips SHB8750NC
Philips SHB8850NC
Pioneer STEEZ Dubstep
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
Philips SHB8750NC
Philips SHB8850NC
Pioneer STEEZ Dubstep
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

226g

232g

220g

289g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
AKG K518
Philips SHB8750NC
Philips SHB8850NC
Pioneer STEEZ Dubstep
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
Philips SHB8750NC
Philips SHB8850NC
Pioneer STEEZ Dubstep
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

6.sweat resistant
AKG K518
Philips SHB8750NC
Philips SHB8850NC
Pioneer STEEZ Dubstep
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

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RHA TrueConnect

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

16Hz

10Hz

10Hz

8Hz

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

22000Hz

22000Hz

28000Hz

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
Philips SHB8750NC
Philips SHB8850NC
Pioneer STEEZ Dubstep
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

105dB/mW

105dB/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
Philips SHB8750NC
Philips SHB8850NC
Pioneer STEEZ Dubstep
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

16 Ohms

16 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

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
AKG K518
Philips SHB8750NC
Philips SHB8850NC
Pioneer STEEZ Dubstep
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
AKG K518
Philips SHB8750NC
Philips SHB8850NC
Pioneer STEEZ Dubstep
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
AKG K518
Philips SHB8750NC
Philips SHB8850NC
Pioneer STEEZ Dubstep
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG K518
Philips SHB8750NC
Philips SHB8850NC
Pioneer STEEZ Dubstep
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K518
Philips SHB8750NC
Philips SHB8850NC
Pioneer STEEZ Dubstep
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
Philips SHB8750NC
Philips SHB8850NC
Pioneer STEEZ Dubstep
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 K518
Philips SHB8750NC
Philips SHB8850NC
Pioneer STEEZ Dubstep
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

5.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
AKG K518
Philips SHB8750NC
Philips SHB8850NC
Pioneer STEEZ Dubstep
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

6.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
AKG K518
Philips SHB8750NC
Philips SHB8850NC
Pioneer STEEZ Dubstep
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

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
AKG K518
Philips SHB8750NC
Philips SHB8850NC
Pioneer STEEZ Dubstep
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 K518
Philips SHB8750NC
Philips SHB8850NC
Pioneer STEEZ Dubstep
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 K518
Philips SHB8750NC
Philips SHB8850NC
Pioneer STEEZ Dubstep
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 K518
Philips SHB8750NC
Philips SHB8850NC
Pioneer STEEZ Dubstep
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 K518
Philips SHB8750NC
Philips SHB8850NC
Pioneer STEEZ Dubstep
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

6.has voice commands
AKG K518
Philips SHB8750NC
Philips SHB8850NC
Pioneer STEEZ Dubstep
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 K518
Philips SHB8750NC
Philips SHB8850NC
Pioneer STEEZ Dubstep
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.

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