46points

Grado iGi

88points

Philips SHB8850NC

99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

90points

Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

Grado iGi
Philips SHB8850NC
Comparison winner
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless
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38 facts in comparison

Grado iGi vs Philips SHB8850NC vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE vs Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

Grado iGi
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless
Grado iGi
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless
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Why is Grado iGi better than Philips SHB8850NC & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sennheiser Momentum Wireless?

  • Has an in-ear form

Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than Grado iGi & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sennheiser Momentum Wireless?

  • Lowest frequency
    10Hzvs20,20,16Hz
  • Impedance
    16 Ohmsvs24,32,28 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has an on-ear form
  • Wireless charging
  • Has voice commands
  • Has an open-back design

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than Grado iGi & Philips SHB8850NC & Sennheiser Momentum Wireless?

  • Has a mute function

Why is Sennheiser Momentum Wireless better than Grado iGi & Philips SHB8850NC & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Sound pressure level
    113dB/mWvs105,105,93dB/mW
  • Has a noise canceling microphone

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Grado iGi
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

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
Grado iGi
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

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
Grado iGi
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

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.has included ear pads
Grado iGi
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

5.sweat resistant
Grado iGi
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

For example

JBL Under Armour True Wireless Flash

6.can be folded
Grado iGi
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

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

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

20Hz

10Hz

20Hz

16Hz

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

20000Hz

22000Hz

20000Hz

22000Hz

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.sound pressure level

105dB/mW

105dB/mW

93dB/mW

113dB/mW

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

4.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Grado iGi
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

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

5.has a neodymium magnet
Grado iGi
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Grado iGi
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

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
Grado iGi
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Grado iGi
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Grado iGi
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Grado iGi
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Grado iGi
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

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 iGi
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

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.

4.Has WiFi
Grado iGi
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

5.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Grado iGi
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

6.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Grado iGi
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

For example

JBL Reflect Contour 2

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Grado iGi
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

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 iGi
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

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 noise canceling microphone
Grado iGi
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

4.has a mute function
Grado iGi
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

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

5.has voice commands
Grado iGi
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

6.has an accelerometer
Grado iGi
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

For example

Sony Xperia Ear Duo

Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Grado iGi
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

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