68points

Klipsch Image S4i Rugged

99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

88points

Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
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Klipsch Image S4i Rugged vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE vs Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

Why is Klipsch Image S4i Rugged better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT?

  • Lowest frequency
    10Hzvs20,18Hz
  • Weight
    14.7gvs289,221.1g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Sweat resistant
  • Has an in-ear form
  • Weather sealed

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than Klipsch Image S4i Rugged & Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT?

  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has a mute function

Why is Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT better than Klipsch Image S4i Rugged & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Highest frequency
    22000Hzvs19000,20000Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Sound pressure level
    113dB/mWvs110,93dB/mW

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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
Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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.weight

14.7g

289g

221.1g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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

5.can be folded
Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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

6.has an in-ear form
Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

10Hz

20Hz

18Hz

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

19000Hz

20000Hz

22000Hz

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
Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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

110dB/mW

93dB/mW

113dB/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.has a neodymium magnet
Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

6.impedance

18 Ohms

32 Ohms

18 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

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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.

4.Has WiFi
Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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
Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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
Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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

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 noise canceling microphone
Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

6.has a mute function
Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

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

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