43points

HiFiMAN HE-560

96points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

44points

Sennheiser HD 660 S

HiFiMAN HE-560
Comparison winner
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 660 S
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23 facts in comparison

HiFiMAN HE-560 vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 vs Sennheiser HD 660 S

HiFiMAN HE-560
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 660 S
HiFiMAN HE-560
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 660 S
43
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96
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44
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Why is HiFiMAN HE-560 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Sennheiser HD 660 S?

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than HiFiMAN HE-560 & Sennheiser HD 660 S?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Impedance
    32 Ohmsvs50,150 Ohms
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Can be folded
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Travel bag is included

Why is Sennheiser HD 660 S better than HiFiMAN HE-560 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • Lowest frequency
    10Hzvs15,20Hz
  • Sound pressure level
    104dB/mWvs90,93dB/mW
  • Weight
    260gvs375,289g

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
HiFiMAN HE-560
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 660 S

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
HiFiMAN HE-560
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 660 S

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
HiFiMAN HE-560
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 660 S

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

4.weight

375g

289g

260g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
HiFiMAN HE-560
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 660 S

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

6.has included ear pads
HiFiMAN HE-560
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 660 S

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

15Hz

20Hz

10Hz

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

50000Hz

20000Hz

41000Hz

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

90dB/mW

93dB/mW

104dB/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
HiFiMAN HE-560
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 660 S

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

5.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
HiFiMAN HE-560
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 660 S

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.

6.impedance

50 Ohms

32 Ohms

150 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

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
HiFiMAN HE-560
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 660 S

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
HiFiMAN HE-560
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 660 S

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
HiFiMAN HE-560
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 660 S

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
HiFiMAN HE-560
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 660 S

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

Features

1.can be used as a headset
HiFiMAN HE-560
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 660 S

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.

2.control panel placed on a device
HiFiMAN HE-560
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 660 S

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.

3.has a mute function
HiFiMAN HE-560
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 660 S

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

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