65points

JBL J88

95points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

JBL J88
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JBL J88 vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

JBL J88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
JBL J88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Why is JBL J88 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • 12Hz lower low-frequency
    8Hzvs20Hz
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a tangle free cable

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than JBL J88?

  • 618g lighter
    289gvs907g
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • 1 more microphone(s)
    2vs1
  • Has a rechargeable battery

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
JBL J88
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 an over-the-ear form
JBL J88
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.

3.has a detachable cable
JBL J88
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.

4.weight

907g

289g

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3g

5.can be folded
JBL J88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

6.has a tangle free cable
JBL J88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

8Hz

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

24000Hz

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
JBL J88
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.impedance

32 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

5.driver unit size

50mm

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.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
JBL J88
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.

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
JBL J88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
JBL J88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
JBL J88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
JBL J88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
JBL J88
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.has an in-line control panel
JBL J88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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
JBL J88
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.

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
JBL J88
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

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