95points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

90points

Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT

58points

Sony MDR-DS6500

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-DS6500
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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 vs Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT vs Sony MDR-DS6500

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-DS6500
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-DS6500
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90
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58
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Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT & Sony MDR-DS6500?

  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has a mute function

Why is Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Sony MDR-DS6500?

  • Impedance
    18 Ohmsvs32,66 Ohms
  • Weight
    221.1gvs289,450g
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC

Why is Sony MDR-DS6500 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT?

  • Lowest frequency
    12Hzvs20,18Hz
  • Has a removable battery

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
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 a detachable cable
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
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.

3.has an over-the-ear form
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
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.

4.weight

289g

221.1g

450g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a tangle free cable
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-DS6500

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

SoundMagic E11C

6.can be folded
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-DS6500

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

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

22000Hz

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

18Hz

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
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
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.impedance

32 Ohms

18 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

5.has a neodymium magnet
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
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.

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-DS6500

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.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-DS6500

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-DS6500

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-DS6500

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

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-DS6500

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.maximum Bluetooth range

100m

10m

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
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
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
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
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.

5.Has WiFi
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-DS6500

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
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
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
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 noise canceling microphone
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-DS6500

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

For example

Microsoft Surface Headphones

4.has a mute function
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.40 BT
Sony MDR-DS6500

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

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