44points

Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106

97points

Sennheiser PXC 550

Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
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Sennheiser PXC 550
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24 facts in comparison

Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106 vs Sennheiser PXC 550

Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
Sennheiser PXC 550
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
Sennheiser PXC 550
44
points
97
points

Why is Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106 better than Sennheiser PXC 550?

  • 202g lighter
    25gvs227g
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an in-ear form

Why is Sennheiser PXC 550 better than Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106?

  • 6000Hz higher high-frequency
    23000Hzvs17000Hz
  • 23Hz lower low-frequency
    17Hzvs40Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an over-the-ear form

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
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 a detachable cable
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
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.

3.has an over-the-ear form
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
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.

4.weight

25g

227g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

6.has a tangle free cable
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
Sennheiser PXC 550

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

17000Hz

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

2.lowest frequency

40Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
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.has a neodymium magnet
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
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.

5.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
Sennheiser PXC 550

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.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
Sennheiser PXC 550

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
Sennheiser PXC 550

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
Sennheiser PXC 550

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

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

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
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.can be used as a headset
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
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.

3.has an in-line control panel
Altec Lansing Backbeat Classic 106
Sennheiser PXC 550

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

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