73points

Beats by Dre Solo HD

95points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Beats by Dre Solo HD
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Beats by Dre Solo HD vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Beats by Dre Solo HD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Beats by Dre Solo HD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
73
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95
points

Why is Beats by Dre Solo HD better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • 129g lighter
    160gvs289g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Beats by Dre Solo HD?

  • 13 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs45 Ohms
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • 1 more microphone(s)
    2vs1
  • Has a rechargeable battery
  • Has a straight plug

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Beats by Dre Solo HD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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 Solo HD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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 Solo HD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

160g

289g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Beats by Dre Solo HD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

6.has included ear pads
Beats by Dre Solo HD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

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
Beats by Dre Solo HD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

4.sound pressure level

104dB/mW

93dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

5.impedance

45 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

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Beats by Dre Solo HD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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 Solo HD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Beats by Dre Solo HD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Beats by Dre Solo HD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Beats by Dre Solo HD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Beats by Dre Solo HD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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 Solo HD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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 Solo HD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

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
Beats by Dre Solo HD
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

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