49points

Nixon Apollo

91points

Philips SHB8750NC

93points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Nixon Apollo
Philips SHB8750NC
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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28 facts in comparison

Nixon Apollo vs Philips SHB8750NC vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Nixon Apollo
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Nixon Apollo
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Why is Nixon Apollo better than Philips SHB8750NC & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • Weight
    90gvs226,289g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Philips SHB8750NC better than Nixon Apollo & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • Lowest frequency
    10Hzvs20,20Hz
  • Impedance
    16 Ohmsvs32,32 Ohms
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Nixon Apollo & Philips SHB8750NC?

  • Number of microphones
    2vs1,1
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has a mute function

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Nixon Apollo
Philips SHB8750NC
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
Nixon Apollo
Philips SHB8750NC
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
Nixon Apollo
Philips SHB8750NC
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

90g

226g

289g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Nixon Apollo
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

6.has included ear pads
Nixon Apollo
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

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Sound quality

1.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

2.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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Nixon Apollo
Philips SHB8750NC
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

112dB/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.has a neodymium magnet
Nixon Apollo
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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.driver unit size

40mm

32mm

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

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Nixon Apollo
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Nixon Apollo
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Nixon Apollo
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Nixon Apollo
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Nixon Apollo
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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.

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Nixon Apollo
Philips SHB8750NC
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
Nixon Apollo
Philips SHB8750NC
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
Nixon Apollo
Philips SHB8750NC
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.number of microphones

1

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
Nixon Apollo
Philips SHB8750NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

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