86points

Philips SHB8850NC

94points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

0points

Status OB-1

Philips SHB8850NC
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Status OB-1
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Philips SHB8850NC vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 vs Status OB-1

Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Status OB-1

Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Status OB-1?

  • Lowest frequency
    10Hzvs20,15Hz
  • Weight
    232gvs289,388.4g
  • Impedance
    16 Ohmsvs32,54 Ohms
  • Has an on-ear form
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
  • Has voice commands
  • Wireless charging

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Philips SHB8850NC & Status OB-1?

  • Travel bag is included
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has a mute function

Why is Status OB-1 better than Philips SHB8850NC & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • Highest frequency
    30000Hzvs22000,20000Hz
  • Driver unit size
    42mmvs32,40mm

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Design

1.weight

232g

289g

388.4g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

2.has a detachable cable
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Status OB-1

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

3.has stereo speakers
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Status OB-1

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

4.can be folded
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Status OB-1

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

5.has an over-the-ear form
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Status OB-1

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.

6.travel bag is included
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Status OB-1

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

22000Hz

20000Hz

30000Hz

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

15Hz

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
Status OB-1

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

4.impedance

16 Ohms

32 Ohms

54 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

5.has a neodymium magnet
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Status OB-1

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

6.sound pressure level

105dB/mW

93dB/mW

95dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Status OB-1

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Status OB-1

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Status OB-1

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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Status OB-1

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Status OB-1

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
Status OB-1

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
Status OB-1

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

5.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Status OB-1

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.

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RHA TrueConnect

6.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Status OB-1

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

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Features

1.can be used as a headset
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Status OB-1

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 SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Status OB-1

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

2

2

0

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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Status OB-1

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
Status OB-1

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

6.has voice commands
Philips SHB8850NC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Status OB-1

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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Status OB-1

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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Status OB-1

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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