62points

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2

65points

Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2

97points

Sennheiser PXC 550

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Comparison winner
Sennheiser PXC 550
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26 facts in comparison

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2 vs Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2 vs Sennheiser PXC 550

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Sennheiser PXC 550
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Sennheiser PXC 550
62
points
65
points
97
points

Why is Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2 better than Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2 & Sennheiser PXC 550?

  • Impedance
    27 Ohmsvs34,490 Ohms

Why is Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2 better than Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2 & Sennheiser PXC 550?

  • Lowest frequency
    10Hzvs20,17Hz
  • Weight
    130gvs155,227g
  • Has included ear pads

Why is Sennheiser PXC 550 better than Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2 & Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2?

  • Highest frequency
    23000Hzvs22000,20000Hz
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Number of microphones
    3vs1,1
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has a rechargeable battery
  • Has an L-shaped plug

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
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
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
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.has a detachable cable
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
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.

4.weight

155g

130g

227g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

6.has included ear pads
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Sennheiser PXC 550

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

20Hz

10Hz

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

22000Hz

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.sound pressure level

99dB/mW

111dB/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

4.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

5.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
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.

6.impedance

27 Ohms

34 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

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Sennheiser PXC 550

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Sennheiser PXC 550

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Sennheiser PXC 550

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
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
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
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.can be used as a headset
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
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.

2.control panel placed on a device
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
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.

3.number of microphones

1

1

3

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

4.has an in-line control panel
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H2
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
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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