97points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

62points

Shure SRH1540

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE vs Shure SRH1540

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Shure SRH1540
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Shure SRH1540

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than Shure SRH1540?

  • 14 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs46 Ohms
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has a battery level indicator

Why is Shure SRH1540 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • 5000Hz higher high-frequency
    25000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 15Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs20Hz
  • 3g lighter
    286gvs289g
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • 6dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    99dB/mWvs93dB/mW
  • Has a tangle free cable

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Shure SRH1540

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
Shure SRH1540

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
Shure SRH1540

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

286g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Shure SRH1540

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

6.has a tangle free cable
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Shure SRH1540

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

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

2.lowest frequency

20Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Shure SRH1540

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

99dB/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.has a neodymium magnet
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Shure SRH1540

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

6.driver unit size

40mm

40mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

Best

Audeze LCD2 Classic

106mm

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Shure SRH1540

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Shure SRH1540

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Shure SRH1540

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Shure SRH1540

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
Shure SRH1540

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
Shure SRH1540

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
Shure SRH1540

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
Shure SRH1540

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

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