50points

Nixon The Jam

86points

Philips SHB8850NC

94points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Nixon The Jam
Philips SHB8850NC
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Nixon The Jam vs Philips SHB8850NC vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Nixon The Jam
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Nixon The Jam
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Why is Nixon The Jam better than Philips SHB8850NC & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • Weight
    16gvs232,289g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has an in-ear form

Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than Nixon The Jam & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • Lowest frequency
    10Hzvs20,20Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
  • Has an on-ear form
  • Wireless charging
  • Has voice commands
  • Has an open-back design

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Nixon The Jam & Philips SHB8850NC?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Driver unit size
    40mmvs8,32mm
  • Has a mute function

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Nixon The Jam
Philips SHB8850NC
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 The Jam
Philips SHB8850NC
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.weight

16g

232g

289g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
Nixon The Jam
Philips SHB8850NC
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.

5.can be folded
Nixon The Jam
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

6.has an in-ear form
Nixon The Jam
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

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
Nixon The Jam
Philips SHB8850NC
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

103dB/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.driver unit size

8mm

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

6.has a neodymium magnet
Nixon The Jam
Philips SHB8850NC
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.

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Nixon The Jam
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Nixon The Jam
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Nixon The Jam
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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
Nixon The Jam
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Nixon The Jam
Philips SHB8850NC
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 The Jam
Philips SHB8850NC
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.

4.Has WiFi
Nixon The Jam
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

5.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Nixon The Jam
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

6.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Nixon The Jam
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Nixon The Jam
Philips SHB8850NC
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
Nixon The Jam
Philips SHB8850NC
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
Nixon The Jam
Philips SHB8850NC
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

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
Nixon The Jam
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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
Nixon The Jam
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

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Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Nixon The Jam
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

2.can be controlled remotely
Nixon The Jam
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

For example

Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW

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