78points

JBL Tune600BTNC

88points

Philips SHB8850NC

100points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

JBL Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
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JBL Tune600BTNC vs Philips SHB8850NC vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

JBL Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
JBL Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
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100
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Why is JBL Tune600BTNC better than Philips SHB8850NC & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Weight
    173gvs232,289g

Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than JBL Tune600BTNC & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Lowest frequency
    10Hzvs20,20Hz
  • Impedance
    16 Ohmsvs32,32 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has voice commands
  • Has an open-back design

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than JBL Tune600BTNC & Philips SHB8850NC?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Driver unit size
    40mmvs32,32mm
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Battery power
    680mAhvs610,530mAh
  • Has a mute function

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
JBL Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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 Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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 Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

4.weight

173g

232g

289g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a tangle free cable
JBL Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

Mpow Thor

6.can be folded
JBL Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

20Hz

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

2.highest frequency

20000Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
JBL Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

100dB/mW

105dB/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.impedance

32 Ohms

16 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

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
JBL Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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
JBL Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
JBL Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.battery power

610mAh

530mAh

680mAh

Best

Phaz P5

2000mAh

4.has a removable battery
JBL Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

For example

Jaybird Run XT

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
JBL Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.Bluetooth version

4.1

4

4

Best

SoundMagic E11BT

5

3.has a 3.5mm male connector
JBL Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

4.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
JBL Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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.

5.Has WiFi
JBL Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

6.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
JBL Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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.can be used as a headset
JBL Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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
JBL Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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.number of microphones

1

2

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

4.has an in-line control panel
JBL Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

For example

Klipsch R5 Neckband

5.has a noise canceling microphone
JBL Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

For example

Mpow H5

6.Has voice prompts
JBL Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

With voice prompts, you will automatically receive information via audio messages – for instance, you may find out that the battery is running low, and it's time to recharge the device.

For example

Mpow H7

Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
JBL Tune600BTNC
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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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