99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

95points

Sennheiser PXC 550

88points

Sony WH-1000XM2

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE vs Sennheiser PXC 550 vs Sony WH-1000XM2

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM2
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM2

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than Sennheiser PXC 550 & Sony WH-1000XM2?

  • Impedance
    32 Ohmsvs490,46 Ohms
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has a mute function

Why is Sennheiser PXC 550 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sony WH-1000XM2?

  • Weight
    227gvs289,275g
  • Has an in-line control panel

Why is Sony WH-1000XM2 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sennheiser PXC 550?

  • Highest frequency
    40000Hzvs20000,23000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    4Hzvs20,17Hz

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM2

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
Sony WH-1000XM2

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.weight

289g

227g

275g

Best

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3g

4.has a detachable cable
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

5.can be folded
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM2

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 PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM2

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

20Hz

17Hz

4Hz

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

23000Hz

40000Hz

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 PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

4.has a neodymium magnet
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM2

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

5.impedance

32 Ohms

490 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.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM2

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 PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM2

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 PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.Bluetooth version

4

4.2

4.1

Best

RHA TrueConnect

5

3.has a 3.5mm male connector
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM2

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
Sony WH-1000XM2

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 PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM2

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 PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM2

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 PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM2

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 PXC 550
Sony WH-1000XM2

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

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