99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

40points

Sennheiser HD 558

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE vs Sennheiser HD 558

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 558
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 558
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Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than Sennheiser HD 558?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 18 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs50 Ohms
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly

Why is Sennheiser HD 558 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • 8000Hz higher high-frequency
    28000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
    15Hzvs20Hz
  • 29g lighter
    260gvs289g
  • 19dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    112dB/mWvs93dB/mW
  • Has a neodymium magnet

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 558

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 558

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 558

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

260g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 558

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

6.has included ear pads
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 558

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

28000Hz

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

15Hz

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 558

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

112dB/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

50 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 558

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 558

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 558

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 558

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 558

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 558

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.

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 558

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 558

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.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

4.has a mute function
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser HD 558

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

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