99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

94points

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

67points

Sony MDR-Z1R

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-Z1R
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE vs Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC vs Sony MDR-Z1R

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-Z1R
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-Z1R
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94
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67
points

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC & Sony MDR-Z1R?

  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has a mute function

Why is Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sony MDR-Z1R?

  • Impedance
    18 Ohmsvs32,64 Ohms
  • Weight
    221.1gvs289,385g

Why is Sony MDR-Z1R better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC?

  • Highest frequency
    120000Hzvs20000,22000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    4Hzvs20,18Hz

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-Z1R

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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-Z1R

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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-Z1R

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.weight

289g

221.1g

385g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-Z1R

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

6.has a tangle free cable
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-Z1R

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

SoundMagic E11C

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

22000Hz

120000Hz

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

18Hz

4Hz

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 HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-Z1R

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

113dB/mW

100dB/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

64 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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-Z1R

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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-Z1R

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-Z1R

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-Z1R

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-Z1R

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 HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-Z1R

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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-Z1R

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-Z1R

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 HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-Z1R

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 a noise canceling microphone
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-Z1R

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

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

4.has a mute function
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony MDR-Z1R

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

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