47points

Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2

51points

JBL Synchros S700

99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

97points

Sennheiser PXC 550

Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
JBL Synchros S700
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Sennheiser PXC 550
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23 facts in comparison

Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 vs JBL Synchros S700 vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE vs Sennheiser PXC 550

Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
JBL Synchros S700
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
JBL Synchros S700
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
47
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51
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99
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97
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Why is Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 better than JBL Synchros S700 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sennheiser PXC 550?

  • Sweat resistant
  • Has an in-ear form

Why is JBL Synchros S700 better than Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sennheiser PXC 550?

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 & JBL Synchros S700 & Sennheiser PXC 550?

  • Has a straight plug
  • Has a mute function

Why is Sennheiser PXC 550 better than Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 & JBL Synchros S700 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Number of microphones
    3vs1,1,2

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
JBL Synchros S700
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
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
JBL Synchros S700
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
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
JBL Synchros S700
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.has an in-ear form
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
JBL Synchros S700
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550

The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.

5.can be folded
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
JBL Synchros S700
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

6.sweat resistant
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
JBL Synchros S700
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
JBL Synchros S700
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
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
JBL Synchros S700
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)
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
JBL Synchros S700
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
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
JBL Synchros S700
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
JBL Synchros S700
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
JBL Synchros S700
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
JBL Synchros S700
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
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
JBL Synchros S700
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
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
JBL Synchros S700
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
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
JBL Synchros S700
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
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
JBL Synchros S700
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.number of microphones

1

1

2

3

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
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2
JBL Synchros S700
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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