77points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

91points

Sennheiser PXC 550

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE vs Sennheiser PXC 550

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
77
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
91
points
Sennheiser PXC 550

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than Sennheiser PXC 550?

  • 14 Ohms lower impedance
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    32 Ohmsvs46 Ohms
  • Has a straight plug
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Why is Sennheiser PXC 550 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • 3Hz lower low-frequency
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    17Hzvs20Hz
  • 3000Hz higher high-frequency
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    23000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 17dB/mW higher sound pressure level
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    110dB/mWvs93dB/mW
  • 6h longer battery life
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    30hvs24h
  • Has a neodymium magnet
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  • 0.2 newer Bluetooth version
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    4.2vs4
  • Has a noise-canceling microphone
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  • 62g lighter
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    227gvs289g

Price comparison

Sennheiser PXC 550

ProductStorePrice
Sennheiser PXC 550 AmazonSennheiser PXC 550 Wireless – NoiseGard ...Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless – NoiseGard Adaptive Noise Cancelling, Bluetooth Headphone with Touch Sensitive Control and 30-Hour Battery Life
Amazon logo
$200.19
Sennheiser PXC 550 walmartSennheiser PXC 550-II - Headphones with ...Sennheiser PXC 550-II - Headphones with mic - full size - Bluetooth - wireless - active noise canceling
walmart logo
$199.00

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
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 PXC 550
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 PXC 550
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

227g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
5.can be folded
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
Foldable devices are easier to transport and take up less storage space.
6.travel bag is included
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

20Hz

17Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
2.highest frequency

20000Hz

23000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
3.has passive noise reduction
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
4.has active noise cancellation (noise control)
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
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.
5.sound pressure level

93dB/mW

110dB/mW

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

32 Ohms

46 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.

Power

1.Battery life

24h

30h

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.
2.has a rechargeable battery
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
3.has a battery level indicator
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
4.charge time

3h

3h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
2.Bluetooth version

4

4.2

Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
3.has a 3.5mm male connector
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
4.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
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.can be used as a headset
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
2.has a noise-canceling microphone
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
3.number of microphones

2

3

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.control panel placed on a device
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
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.
5.Has an in-line control panel
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
6.warranty period

2

2

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

Price comparison

Sennheiser PXC 550

ProductStorePrice
Sennheiser PXC 550 AmazonSennheiser PXC 550 Wireless – NoiseGard ...Sennheiser PXC 550 Wireless – NoiseGard Adaptive Noise Cancelling, Bluetooth Headphone with Touch Sensitive Control and 30-Hour Battery Life
Amazon logo
$200.19
Sennheiser PXC 550 walmartSennheiser PXC 550-II - Headphones with ...Sennheiser PXC 550-II - Headphones with mic - full size - Bluetooth - wireless - active noise canceling
walmart logo
$199.00

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