86points

Philips SHB8850NC

56points

Philips SHB9100

94points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Philips SHB8850NC
Philips SHB9100
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Philips SHB8850NC vs Philips SHB9100 vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Philips SHB8850NC
Philips SHB9100
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Philips SHB8850NC
Philips SHB9100
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than Philips SHB9100 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • Lowest frequency
    10Hzvs18,20Hz
  • Impedance
    16 Ohmsvs32,32 Ohms
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
  • Has an open-back design
  • Wireless charging
  • Has voice commands

Why is Philips SHB9100 better than Philips SHB8850NC & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • Weight
    140gvs232,289g

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Philips SHB8850NC & Philips SHB9100?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Maximum Bluetooth range
    100mvs10,15m
  • Has a mute function

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Philips SHB8850NC
Philips SHB9100
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
Philips SHB8850NC
Philips SHB9100
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

232g

140g

289g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
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Philips SHB9100
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
Philips SHB8850NC
Philips SHB9100
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

6.sweat resistant
Philips SHB8850NC
Philips SHB9100
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

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RHA TrueConnect

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

10Hz

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

21000Hz

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 SHB8850NC
Philips SHB9100
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

105dB/mW

103dB/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

32mm

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
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Philips SHB9100
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
Philips SHB8850NC
Philips SHB9100
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Philips SHB8850NC
Philips SHB9100
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Philips SHB8850NC
Philips SHB9100
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

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Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Philips SHB8850NC
Philips SHB9100
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.Bluetooth version

4

2.1

4

Best

RHA TrueConnect

5

3.maximum Bluetooth range

10m

15m

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
Philips SHB8850NC
Philips SHB9100
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

5.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Philips SHB8850NC
Philips SHB9100
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.

6.Has WiFi
Philips SHB8850NC
Philips SHB9100
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Philips SHB8850NC
Philips SHB9100
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
Philips SHB8850NC
Philips SHB9100
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

2

1

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
Philips SHB8850NC
Philips SHB9100
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
Philips SHB8850NC
Philips SHB9100
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

6.has voice commands
Philips SHB8850NC
Philips SHB9100
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.

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Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Philips SHB8850NC
Philips SHB9100
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
Philips SHB8850NC
Philips SHB9100
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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