97points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

58points

Sennheiser CX 3.00

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE vs Sennheiser CX 3.00

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser CX 3.00
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser CX 3.00

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than Sennheiser CX 3.00?

  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has a battery level indicator

Why is Sennheiser CX 3.00 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • 1000Hz higher high-frequency
    21000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 3Hz lower low-frequency
    17Hzvs20Hz
  • 14 Ohms lower impedance
    18 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • 277g lighter
    12gvs289g
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • 25dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    118dB/mWvs93dB/mW
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has an in-ear form

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser CX 3.00

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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser CX 3.00

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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser CX 3.00

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

4.weight

289g

12g

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5.can be folded
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser CX 3.00

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

6.has an in-ear form
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser CX 3.00

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

20000Hz

21000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

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120000Hz

2.lowest frequency

20Hz

17Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

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1Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser CX 3.00

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

93dB/mW

118dB/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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser CX 3.00

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.impedance

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.

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4 Ohms

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser CX 3.00

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser CX 3.00

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser CX 3.00

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser CX 3.00

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser CX 3.00

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.

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser CX 3.00

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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser CX 3.00

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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser CX 3.00

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

2

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

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8

5.warranty period

2

2

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

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Treblab X2

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6.has a noise canceling microphone
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser CX 3.00

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

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