62points

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2

95points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2
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Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2 vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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95
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Why is Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • 10Hz lower low-frequency
    10Hzvs20Hz
  • 10 Ohms lower impedance
    22 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • 94g lighter
    195gvs289g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has an on-ear form
  • Has removable speakers

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2?

  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has a rechargeable battery

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2
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
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2
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
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2
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

195g

289g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

6.has included ear pads
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2
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

10Hz

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
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2
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

108dB/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

22 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)
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2
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
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2
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
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2
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
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2
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
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2
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.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

5.has a mute function
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

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