99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

62points

Sennheiser IE 80

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE vs Sennheiser IE 80

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser IE 80
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser IE 80
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62
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Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than Sennheiser IE 80?

  • Has stereo speakers
  • 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 IE 80 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • 10Hz lower low-frequency
    10Hzvs20Hz
  • 16 Ohms lower impedance
    16 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • 284g lighter
    5gvs289g
  • 32dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    125dB/mWvs93dB/mW
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has an in-ear form

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser IE 80

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 IE 80

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 IE 80

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

5g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser IE 80

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 IE 80

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.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

20000Hz

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

10Hz

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 IE 80

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

125dB/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

16 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 IE 80

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 IE 80

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser IE 80

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser IE 80

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser IE 80

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 IE 80

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 IE 80

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 IE 80

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 mute function
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser IE 80

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

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