88points

Philips SHB8850NC

95points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

48points

Sennheiser HD 239

Philips SHB8850NC
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Philips SHB8850NC vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 vs Sennheiser HD 239

Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 239
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 239
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Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Sennheiser HD 239?

  • Lowest frequency
    10Hzvs20,16Hz
  • Impedance
    16 Ohmsvs32,32 Ohms
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
  • Wireless charging
  • Has voice commands

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Philips SHB8850NC & Sennheiser HD 239?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has a mute function

Why is Sennheiser HD 239 better than Philips SHB8850NC & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • Highest frequency
    23000Hzvs22000,20000Hz
  • Sound pressure level
    114dB/mWvs105,93dB/mW
  • Has an in-line control panel

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 239

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
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 239

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
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 239

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.can be folded
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 239

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

5.sweat resistant
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 239

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

For example

RHA TrueConnect

6.has included ear pads
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 239

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

22000Hz

20000Hz

23000Hz

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

10Hz

20Hz

16Hz

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.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 239

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

93dB/mW

114dB/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

16 Ohms

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 a neodymium magnet
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 239

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
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 239

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 239

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 239

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
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 239

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 239

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 SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 239

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 SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 239

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

5.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 239

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
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 239

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
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 239

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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 239

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.has an in-line control panel
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 239

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

4.has a noise canceling microphone
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 239

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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 239

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

6.has voice commands
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 239

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
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 239

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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