56points

Phiaton Bridge MS 500

88points

Philips SHB8850NC

95points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Phiaton Bridge MS 500
Philips SHB8850NC
Comparison winner
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
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41 facts in comparison

Phiaton Bridge MS 500 vs Philips SHB8850NC vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Phiaton Bridge MS 500
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
56
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88
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95
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Why is Phiaton Bridge MS 500 better than Philips SHB8850NC & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • Impedance
    16 Ohmsvs16,32 Ohms
  • Has a tangle free cable

Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than Phiaton Bridge MS 500 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • Lowest frequency
    10Hzvs15,20Hz
  • Weight
    232gvs250,289g
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has an on-ear form
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
  • Wireless charging
  • Has voice commands
  • Has an open-back design

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Phiaton Bridge MS 500 & Philips SHB8850NC?

  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a mute function

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
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 a detachable cable
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
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.

3.has an over-the-ear form
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
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.

4.weight

250g

232g

289g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

6.has a tangle free cable
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

22000Hz

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

15Hz

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.sound pressure level

99dB/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

4.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
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.

5.impedance

16 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 a neodymium magnet
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
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.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
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

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
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
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
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
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

5.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
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
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
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

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
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.can be used as a headset
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
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.

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 a noise canceling microphone
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
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

5.has a mute function
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

6.has voice commands
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Phiaton Bridge MS 500
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.

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