70points

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8

99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8 vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
70
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Why is Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • 2 Ohms lower impedance
    30 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • 34g lighter
    255gvs289g
  • Has an on-ear form
  • Has a removable battery

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Can be folded
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • 1 more microphone(s)
    2vs1
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

255g

289g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

6.has included ear pads
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

22000Hz

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

2.lowest frequency

20Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

4.impedance

30 Ohms

32 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

5.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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.driver unit size

40mm

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

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.battery power

800mAh

680mAh

Best

Phaz P5

2000mAh

4.has a removable battery
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.Bluetooth version

4

4

Best

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT

5

3.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

4.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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.warranty period

2

2

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

Best

Treblab X2

Unlimited undefined

4.number of microphones

1

2

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

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

5.has a mute function
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

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