97points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

61points

Sony MDR-DS6500

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE vs Sony MDR-DS6500

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-DS6500
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-DS6500

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than Sony MDR-DS6500?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 34 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs66 Ohms
  • 161g lighter
    289gvs450g
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Travel bag is included

Why is Sony MDR-DS6500 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • 2000Hz higher high-frequency
    22000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 8Hz lower low-frequency
    12Hzvs20Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a removable battery

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-DS6500

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
Sony MDR-DS6500

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
Sony MDR-DS6500

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

450g

Best

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3g

5.can be folded
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-DS6500

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
Sony MDR-DS6500

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

22000Hz

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

12Hz

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
Sony MDR-DS6500

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
Sony MDR-DS6500

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.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

6.impedance

32 Ohms

66 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

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-DS6500

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-DS6500

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-DS6500

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-DS6500

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.maximum Bluetooth range

100m

100m

The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.

Best

Fiil Canviis Pro

100m

3.has a 3.5mm male connector
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sony MDR-DS6500

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
Sony MDR-DS6500

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
Sony MDR-DS6500

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
Sony MDR-DS6500

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
Sony MDR-DS6500

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

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