56points

Harman Kardon HARKAR-BT

95points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Harman Kardon HARKAR-BT
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Harman Kardon HARKAR-BT vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Harman Kardon HARKAR-BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Harman Kardon HARKAR-BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
56
points
95
points

Why is Harman Kardon HARKAR-BT better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • 4Hz lower low-frequency
    16Hzvs20Hz
  • Has a tangle free cable

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Harman Kardon HARKAR-BT?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • 1 more microphone(s)
    2vs1
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • 1.9 newer Bluetooth version
    4vs2.1
  • Has a rechargeable battery

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Harman Kardon HARKAR-BT
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
Harman Kardon HARKAR-BT
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
Harman Kardon HARKAR-BT
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.can be folded
Harman Kardon HARKAR-BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

5.has a tangle free cable
Harman Kardon HARKAR-BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.has included ear pads
Harman Kardon HARKAR-BT
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

16Hz

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
Harman Kardon HARKAR-BT
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.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Harman Kardon HARKAR-BT
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.

5.driver unit size

40mm

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

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Harman Kardon HARKAR-BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Harman Kardon HARKAR-BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Harman Kardon HARKAR-BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.Bluetooth version

2.1

4

Best

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT

5

3.has a 3.5mm male connector
Harman Kardon HARKAR-BT
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
Harman Kardon HARKAR-BT
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
Harman Kardon HARKAR-BT
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.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

4.has a mute function
Harman Kardon HARKAR-BT
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

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