44points

JBL Synchros S500

93points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

JBL Synchros S500
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JBL Synchros S500 vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

JBL Synchros S500
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
JBL Synchros S500
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Why is JBL Synchros S500 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • 10Hz lower low-frequency
    10Hzvs20Hz
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a removable battery

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than JBL Synchros S500?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has included ear pads

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
JBL Synchros S500
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 Synchros S500
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 Synchros S500
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.can be folded
JBL Synchros S500
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

5.has included ear pads
JBL Synchros S500
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

6.travel bag is included
JBL Synchros S500
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

22000Hz

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

10Hz

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
JBL Synchros S500
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.sound pressure level

117dB/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.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 Synchros S500
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 Synchros S500
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
JBL Synchros S500
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
JBL Synchros S500
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
JBL Synchros S500
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
JBL Synchros S500
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 Synchros S500
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
JBL Synchros S500
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.has an in-line control panel
JBL Synchros S500
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.

4.has a mute function
JBL Synchros S500
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

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