99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

61points

Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear

50points

Sony XBA-H1

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Sony XBA-H1
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE vs Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear vs Sony XBA-H1

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear
Sony XBA-H1
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear
Sony XBA-H1

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear & Sony XBA-H1?

  • Has a detachable cable
  • 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 Momentum In-Ear better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sony XBA-H1?

  • Impedance
    18 Ohmsvs32,40 Ohms
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Sweat resistant

Why is Sony XBA-H1 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear?

  • Highest frequency
    25000Hzvs20000,22000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    5Hzvs20,15Hz
  • Weight
    7gvs289,16g

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear
Sony XBA-H1

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 Momentum In-Ear
Sony XBA-H1

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 Momentum In-Ear
Sony XBA-H1

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

7g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has an in-ear form
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear
Sony XBA-H1

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 Momentum In-Ear
Sony XBA-H1

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

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

20Hz

15Hz

5Hz

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

2.highest frequency

20000Hz

22000Hz

25000Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear
Sony XBA-H1

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

105dB/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

40 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 Momentum In-Ear
Sony XBA-H1

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 Momentum In-Ear
Sony XBA-H1

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear
Sony XBA-H1

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 Momentum In-Ear
Sony XBA-H1

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear
Sony XBA-H1

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 Momentum In-Ear
Sony XBA-H1

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 Momentum In-Ear
Sony XBA-H1

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 Momentum In-Ear
Sony XBA-H1

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 Momentum In-Ear
Sony XBA-H1

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.has a mute function
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear
Sony XBA-H1

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

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