95points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

46points

Sennheiser HD 239

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 vs Sennheiser HD 239

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 239
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 239

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Sennheiser HD 239?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 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

Why is Sennheiser HD 239 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • 3000Hz higher high-frequency
    23000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 4Hz lower low-frequency
    16Hzvs20Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • 21dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    114dB/mWvs93dB/mW
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has an on-ear form
  • Has an open-back design

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 239

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
Sennheiser HD 239

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
Sennheiser HD 239

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

4.can be folded
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 239

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

5.has included ear pads
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 239

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

6.travel bag is included
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 239

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

23000Hz

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

16Hz

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
Sennheiser HD 239

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

114dB/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
Sennheiser HD 239

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.impedance

32 Ohms

32 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
Sennheiser HD 239

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 239

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 239

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 239

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 239

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
Sennheiser HD 239

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
Sennheiser HD 239

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
Sennheiser HD 239

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

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