61points

Philips CitiScape Downtown

99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Philips CitiScape Downtown
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Philips CitiScape Downtown vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Philips CitiScape Downtown
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Philips CitiScape Downtown
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Why is Philips CitiScape Downtown better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
    18Hzvs20Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than Philips CitiScape Downtown?

  • 109g lighter
    289gvs398g
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Travel bag is included

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Philips CitiScape Downtown
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
Philips CitiScape Downtown
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

398g

289g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
Philips CitiScape Downtown
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
Philips CitiScape Downtown
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

6.has a tangle free cable
Philips CitiScape Downtown
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

18Hz

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

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
Philips CitiScape Downtown
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

102dB/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

40mm

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
Philips CitiScape Downtown
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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
Philips CitiScape Downtown
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Philips CitiScape Downtown
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Philips CitiScape Downtown
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Philips CitiScape Downtown
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Philips CitiScape Downtown
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
Philips CitiScape Downtown
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
Philips CitiScape Downtown
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
Philips CitiScape Downtown
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

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
Philips CitiScape Downtown
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

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