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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

57points

Sennheiser CX 5.00i

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE vs Sennheiser CX 5.00i

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser CX 5.00i
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser CX 5.00i

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than Sennheiser CX 5.00i?

  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a battery level indicator

Why is Sennheiser CX 5.00i better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • 2000Hz higher high-frequency
    22000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 4Hz lower low-frequency
    16Hzvs20Hz
  • 273g lighter
    16gvs289g
  • 14 Ohms lower impedance
    18 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • 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 5.00i

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 5.00i

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 5.00i

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

16g

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Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has an in-ear form
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser CX 5.00i

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.

6.can be folded
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser CX 5.00i

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

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

22000Hz

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

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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser CX 5.00i

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.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.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser CX 5.00i

This type of device allows you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser CX 5.00i

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser CX 5.00i

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 5.00i

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser CX 5.00i

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 5.00i

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 5.00i

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.has an in-line control panel
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser CX 5.00i

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

3.can be used as a headset
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser CX 5.00i

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.

4.number of microphones

2

1

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

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

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.

Best

Treblab X2

Unlimited undefined

6.has a mute function
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser CX 5.00i

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

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