100points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

96points

Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC

98points

Sony WH-1000XM3

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony WH-1000XM3
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SEvs Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNCvs Sony WH-1000XM3

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony WH-1000XM3
100
points
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
96
points
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
98
points
Sony WH-1000XM3

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than ...?

  • Has included ear pads
    ?
  • Maximum Bluetooth range
    ?

    100mvs10,10m
  • Warranty period
    ?

    2vs2,1
  • Has a straight plug
    ?
  • Has a mute function
    ?

Why is Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC better than ...?

  • Impedance
    ?

    18 Ohmsvs32,47 Ohms
  • Sound pressure level
    ?

    113dB/mWvs93,104.5dB/mW
  • Weight
    221.1gvs289,255g
  • Charge time
    ?

    2hvs3,3h

Why is Sony WH-1000XM3 better than ...?

  • Highest frequency
    ?

    40000Hzvs20000,22000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    ?

    4Hzvs20,18Hz
  • Battery life
    ?

    38hvs24,19h
  • Has an in-line control panel
    ?
  • Number of microphones
    ?

    3vs2,2
  • Bluetooth version
    4.2vs4,4
  • Has voice prompts
    ?
  • Has voice commands
    ?

Design

1.has stereo speakers
?

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

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony WH-1000XM3
2.has an over-the-ear form
?

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.

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony WH-1000XM3
3.has a detachable cable
?

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

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony WH-1000XM3
4.weight
?

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

289g

221.1g

255g

5.can be folded
?

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

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony WH-1000XM3
6.sweat resistant
?

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

For example

Beats Powerbeats Pro

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony WH-1000XM3

Sound quality

1.highest frequency
?

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

20000Hz

22000Hz

40000Hz

2.lowest frequency
?

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

20Hz

18Hz

4Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
?

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

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony WH-1000XM3
4.sound pressure level
?

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

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

93dB/mW

113dB/mW

104.5dB/mW

5.impedance
?

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

32 Ohms

18 Ohms

47 Ohms

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
?

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.

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony WH-1000XM3

Power

1.Battery life
?

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.

Best

Sennheiser PXC 480

50h

24h

19h

38h

2.has a rechargeable battery
?

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony WH-1000XM3
3.has a battery level indicator
?

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony WH-1000XM3
4.charge time
?

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

Best

Sony Xperia Ear Duo

0.46h

3h

2h

3h

5.has a removable battery
?

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Jaybird Run XT

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony WH-1000XM3
6.Has USB Type-C
?

The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony WH-1000XM3

Connectivity

1.Bluetooth version
?

Best

SoundMagic E11BT

5

4

4

4.2

2.Can be used wirelessly
?

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony WH-1000XM3
3.maximum Bluetooth range
?

The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.

Best

Mavin Air-X

100m

100m

10m

10m

4.has a 3.5mm male connector
?

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

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony WH-1000XM3
5.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
?

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.

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony WH-1000XM3
6.Has WiFi
?

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony WH-1000XM3

Features

1.can be used as a headset
?

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.

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony WH-1000XM3
2.control panel placed on a device
?

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.

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony WH-1000XM3
3.number of microphones
?

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

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

2

2

3

4.has an in-line control panel
?

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

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony WH-1000XM3
5.warranty period
?

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

2

2

1

6.has a noise canceling microphone
?

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

For example

Mpow H5

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony WH-1000XM3

Miscellaneous

1.has wireless charging
?

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

For example

Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Sony WH-1000XM3

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