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Etymotic mc3

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Etymotic mc3
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Etymotic mc3 vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Why is Etymotic mc3 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • 16 Ohms lower impedance
    16 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • Has an in-line control panel

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than Etymotic mc3?

  • 5000Hz higher high-frequency
    20000Hzvs15000Hz
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • 32mm bigger driver unit
    40mmvs8mm
  • Control panel placed on a device

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

4.can be folded
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

5.has included ear pads
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

6.travel bag is included
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

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Sound quality

1.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

2.highest frequency

15000Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

100dB/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.driver unit size

8mm

40mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Best

Audeze LCD2 Classic

106mm

6.impedance

16 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

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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.

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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.has an in-line control panel
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

3.can be used as a headset
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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.

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
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

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