55points

Philips Sports Earhook Headset SHQ3017/28

93points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Philips Sports Earhook Headset SHQ3017/28
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Philips Sports Earhook Headset SHQ3017/28 vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Philips Sports Earhook Headset SHQ3017/28
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Why is Philips Sports Earhook Headset SHQ3017/28 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
    15Hzvs20Hz
  • 16 Ohms lower impedance
    16 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • 281g lighter
    8gvs289g
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has an in-ear form

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Philips Sports Earhook Headset SHQ3017/28?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • 31mm bigger driver unit
    40mmvs9mm
  • Control panel placed on a device

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Philips Sports Earhook Headset SHQ3017/28
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 Sports Earhook Headset SHQ3017/28
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.has a detachable cable
Philips Sports Earhook Headset SHQ3017/28
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.

4.weight

8g

289g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Philips Sports Earhook Headset SHQ3017/28
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

6.has an in-ear form
Philips Sports Earhook Headset SHQ3017/28
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.

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Sound quality

1.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

2.lowest frequency

15Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Philips Sports Earhook Headset SHQ3017/28
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

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.has a neodymium magnet
Philips Sports Earhook Headset SHQ3017/28
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.

6.driver unit size

9mm

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

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Philips Sports Earhook Headset SHQ3017/28
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Philips Sports Earhook Headset SHQ3017/28
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Philips Sports Earhook Headset SHQ3017/28
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Philips Sports Earhook Headset SHQ3017/28
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Philips Sports Earhook Headset SHQ3017/28
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 Sports Earhook Headset SHQ3017/28
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.has an in-line control panel
Philips Sports Earhook Headset SHQ3017/28
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

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 Sports Earhook Headset SHQ3017/28
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

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