62points

Audio-Technica ATH-M50

20points

Grado SR60e

99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

97points

Sennheiser PXC 550

Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Grado SR60e
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Audio-Technica ATH-M50 vs Grado SR60e vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE vs Sennheiser PXC 550

Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Grado SR60e
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Grado SR60e
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
62
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20
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99
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97
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Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M50 better than Grado SR60e & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sennheiser PXC 550?

  • Has a coiled cord

Why is Grado SR60e better than Audio-Technica ATH-M50 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sennheiser PXC 550?

  • Weight
    124gvs284,289,227g
  • Has an on-ear form
  • Has an open-back design

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than Audio-Technica ATH-M50 & Grado SR60e & Sennheiser PXC 550?

  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a mute function

Why is Sennheiser PXC 550 better than Audio-Technica ATH-M50 & Grado SR60e & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Has an in-line control panel

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Grado SR60e
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 a detachable cable
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Grado SR60e
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.

3.has an over-the-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Grado SR60e
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.

4.weight

284g

124g

289g

227g

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5.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Grado SR60e
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 included ear pads
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Grado SR60e
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Grado SR60e
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.

2.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Grado SR60e
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.

3.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Grado SR60e
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
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
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Grado SR60e
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Grado SR60e
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Grado SR60e
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Grado SR60e
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
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Grado SR60e
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.

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Grado SR60e
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.can be used as a headset
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Grado SR60e
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.

3.has an in-line control panel
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Grado SR60e
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.

4.has a mute function
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Grado SR60e
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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