71points

Phiaton Chord MS 530

99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Phiaton Chord MS 530
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Phiaton Chord MS 530 vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Phiaton Chord MS 530
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Phiaton Chord MS 530
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Why is Phiaton Chord MS 530 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
    15Hzvs20Hz
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a noise canceling microphone

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than Phiaton Chord MS 530?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 1g lighter
    289gvs290g
  • Can be folded
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a rechargeable battery
  • Has a straight plug

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Phiaton Chord MS 530
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
Phiaton Chord MS 530
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.weight

290g

289g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
Phiaton Chord MS 530
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.

5.can be folded
Phiaton Chord MS 530
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

6.has included ear pads
Phiaton Chord MS 530
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

15Hz

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

25000Hz

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
Phiaton Chord MS 530
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

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

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)
Phiaton Chord MS 530
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.

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Phiaton Chord MS 530
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Phiaton Chord MS 530
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Phiaton Chord MS 530
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.Bluetooth version

4

4

Best

RHA TrueConnect

5

3.maximum Bluetooth range

10m

100m

The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.

Best

Fiil Canviis Pro

100m

4.has a 3.5mm male connector
Phiaton Chord MS 530
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

5.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Phiaton Chord MS 530
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.

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Phiaton Chord MS 530
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.

2.has an in-line control panel
Phiaton Chord MS 530
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.

3.can be used as a headset
Phiaton Chord MS 530
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.

4.number of microphones

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
Phiaton Chord MS 530
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

6.has a mute function
Phiaton Chord MS 530
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

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