38points

Bose FreeStyle

96points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

97points

Sennheiser PXC 550

Bose FreeStyle
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Comparison winner
Sennheiser PXC 550
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25 facts in comparison

Bose FreeStyle vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 vs Sennheiser PXC 550

Bose FreeStyle
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser PXC 550
Bose FreeStyle
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser PXC 550
38
points
96
points
97
points

Why is Bose FreeStyle better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Sennheiser PXC 550?

  • Weight
    18gvs289,227g
  • Sweat resistant
  • Has an in-ear form
  • Has an earbud form

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Bose FreeStyle & Sennheiser PXC 550?

  • Has a mute function

Why is Sennheiser PXC 550 better than Bose FreeStyle & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Number of microphones
    3vs1,2
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bose FreeStyle
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 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
Bose FreeStyle
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 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
Bose FreeStyle
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 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

18g

289g

227g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Bose FreeStyle
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

6.has included ear pads
Bose FreeStyle
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser PXC 550

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Bose FreeStyle
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 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.

2.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Bose FreeStyle
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 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.

3.has a neodymium magnet
Bose FreeStyle
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Bose FreeStyle
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser PXC 550

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Bose FreeStyle
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser PXC 550

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bose FreeStyle
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser PXC 550

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bose FreeStyle
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 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
Bose FreeStyle
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 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
Bose FreeStyle
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 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
Bose FreeStyle
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 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

2

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
Bose FreeStyle
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 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.

5.has a mute function
Bose FreeStyle
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

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