49points

Grado GR8

99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Grado GR8
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Grado GR8 vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Grado GR8
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Grado GR8
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Why is Grado GR8 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • 280g lighter
    9gvs289g
  • Has an in-ear form

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than Grado GR8?

  • 88 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs120 Ohms
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used wirelessly

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Grado GR8
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
Grado GR8
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
Grado GR8
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.weight

9g

289g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has an in-ear form
Grado GR8
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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.

6.can be folded
Grado GR8
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

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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
Grado GR8
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

118dB/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

120 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)
Grado GR8
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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.

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Grado GR8
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Grado GR8
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Grado GR8
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Grado GR8
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
Grado GR8
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
Grado GR8
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.can be used as a headset
Grado GR8
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.

3.has a mute function
Grado GR8
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

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