71points

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8

99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

52points

Sennheiser HD 598

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 598
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26 facts in comparison

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8 vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE vs Sennheiser HD 598

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 598
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 598
71
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99
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52
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Why is Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sennheiser HD 598?

  • Impedance
    30 Ohmsvs32,50 Ohms
  • Weight
    255gvs289,270g
  • Has an on-ear form
  • Has a removable battery

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8 & Sennheiser HD 598?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Can be folded
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
  • Has a mute function

Why is Sennheiser HD 598 better than Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Highest frequency
    38500Hzvs22000,20000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    12Hzvs20,20Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has an open-back design

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 598

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
Sennheiser HD 598

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
Sennheiser HD 598

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

270g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 598

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
Sennheiser HD 598

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

22000Hz

20000Hz

38500Hz

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

12Hz

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
Sennheiser HD 598

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

50 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 a neodymium magnet
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 598

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 598

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
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 598

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 598

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 598

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
Sennheiser HD 598

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 598

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 H8
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 598

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
Sennheiser HD 598

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
Sennheiser HD 598

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
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H8
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 598

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

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