43points

Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106

94points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
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Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106 vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Why is Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • 264g lighter
    25gvs289g
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has an in-ear form

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106?

  • 3000Hz higher high-frequency
    20000Hzvs17000Hz
  • 20Hz lower low-frequency
    20Hzvs40Hz
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be folded
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used wirelessly

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

25g

289g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

6.has an in-ear form
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

40Hz

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

17000Hz

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
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

4.driver unit size

10mm

40mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Best

Audeze LCD2 Classic

106mm

5.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

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