52points

AKG K518

57points

Philips SHE9105

99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

94points

Sennheiser PXC 550

AKG K518
Philips SHE9105
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AKG K518 vs Philips SHE9105 vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE vs Sennheiser PXC 550

AKG K518
Philips SHE9105
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
AKG K518
Philips SHE9105
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550

Why is AKG K518 better than Philips SHE9105 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sennheiser PXC 550?

  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Philips SHE9105 better than AKG K518 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sennheiser PXC 550?

  • Lowest frequency
    7Hzvs16,20,17Hz
  • Weight
    13.4gvs150,289,227g
  • Impedance
    16 Ohmsvs32,32,490 Ohms
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has an in-ear form

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than AKG K518 & Philips SHE9105 & Sennheiser PXC 550?

  • Has a mute function

Why is Sennheiser PXC 550 better than AKG K518 & Philips SHE9105 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

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    Design

    1.has stereo speakers
    AKG K518
    Philips SHE9105
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
    Sennheiser PXC 550

    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 SHE9105
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
    Sennheiser PXC 550

    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

    13.4g

    289g

    227g

    Best

    Sony MDR-EX150AP

    3g

    4.has a detachable cable
    AKG K518
    Philips SHE9105
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
    Sennheiser PXC 550

    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 SHE9105
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
    Sennheiser PXC 550

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

    6.has an in-ear form
    AKG K518
    Philips SHE9105
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
    Sennheiser PXC 550

    The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.

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    Sound quality

    1.lowest frequency

    16Hz

    7Hz

    20Hz

    17Hz

    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

    25000Hz

    20000Hz

    23000Hz

    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 SHE9105
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
    Sennheiser PXC 550

    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

    108dB/mW

    93dB/mW

    110dB/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 SHE9105
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
    Sennheiser PXC 550

    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

    32 Ohms

    490 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 SHE9105
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
    Sennheiser PXC 550

    An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

    2.has a rechargeable battery
    AKG K518
    Philips SHE9105
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
    Sennheiser PXC 550

    The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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    Connectivity

    1.Can be used wirelessly
    AKG K518
    Philips SHE9105
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
    Sennheiser PXC 550

    Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

    2.has a 3.5mm male connector
    AKG K518
    Philips SHE9105
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
    Sennheiser PXC 550

    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 SHE9105
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
    Sennheiser PXC 550

    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
    Philips SHE9105
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
    Sennheiser PXC 550

    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 SHE9105
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
    Sennheiser PXC 550

    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 SHE9105
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
    Sennheiser PXC 550

    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 mute function
    AKG K518
    Philips SHE9105
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
    Sennheiser PXC 550

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

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