63points

Philips CitiScape Downtown

96points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

94points

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

Philips CitiScape Downtown
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
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Philips CitiScape Downtown vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 vs Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

Philips CitiScape Downtown
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Philips CitiScape Downtown
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
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Why is Philips CitiScape Downtown better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC?

  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Philips CitiScape Downtown & Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC?

  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has a mute function

Why is Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC better than Philips CitiScape Downtown & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • Impedance
    18 Ohmsvs32,32 Ohms
  • Weight
    221.1gvs398,289g
  • Sound pressure level
    113dB/mWvs102,93dB/mW
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Philips CitiScape Downtown
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

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
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

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
Philips CitiScape Downtown
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

4.weight

398g

289g

221.1g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a tangle free cable
Philips CitiScape Downtown
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.can be folded
Philips CitiScape Downtown
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

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

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

18Hz

20Hz

18Hz

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

22000Hz

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
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

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

113dB/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

18 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)
Philips CitiScape Downtown
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

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.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Philips CitiScape Downtown
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Philips CitiScape Downtown
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Philips CitiScape Downtown
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Philips CitiScape Downtown
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

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
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

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
Philips CitiScape Downtown
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Philips CitiScape Downtown
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

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.

2.control panel placed on a device
Philips CitiScape Downtown
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

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.

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 an in-line control panel
Philips CitiScape Downtown
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

5.has a noise canceling microphone
Philips CitiScape Downtown
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

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

For example

Mpow H5

6.has a mute function
Philips CitiScape Downtown
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

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

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