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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Beats by Dre Mixr
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3
Top 1%1,310 points
Top 1%
Top 4%1,267 points
Top 4%
Top 53%622 points
Top 53%
Top 46%712 points
Top 46%
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Beats by Dre Mixr
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3
Top specs and features

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 vs Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC vs Beats by Dre Mixr vs Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3: 34 facts in comparison

1. weight

289g
Sony MDR-EX150AP: 3g
221.1g
210g
12.8g

2. has sound isolation/passive noise reduction

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Beats by Dre Mixr
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3
45% have it

3. has a neodymium magnet

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Beats by Dre Mixr
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3
35% have it

4. no battery needed

This device works without batteries. It weighs less and you don't have to worry about recharging or replacing the battery.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Beats by Dre Mixr
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3
68% have it

5. has a detachable cable

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Beats by Dre Mixr
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3
38% have it

6. can be folded

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Beats by Dre Mixr
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3
30% have it

7. has a tangle free cable

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Beats by Dre Mixr
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3
24% have it

8. has an in-line control panel

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Beats by Dre Mixr
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3
46% have it

9. can be used as a headset

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.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Beats by Dre Mixr
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3
43% have it

10. has stereo speakers

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Beats by Dre Mixr
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3
75% have it

11. Can be used wirelessly

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Beats by Dre Mixr
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3
23% have it

12. has an over-the-ear form

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.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Beats by Dre Mixr
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3
39% have it

13. has active noise canceling/noise reduction

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.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Beats by Dre Mixr
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3
13% have it

14. control panel placed on a device

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.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Beats by Dre Mixr
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3
17% have it

15. has included ear pads

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Beats by Dre Mixr
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3
43% have it

16. travel bag is included

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Beats by Dre Mixr
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3
64% have it

17. has a straight plug

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Beats by Dre Mixr
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3
49% have it

18. has an L-shaped plug

An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Beats by Dre Mixr
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3
30% have it

19. number of microphones

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
2
Parrot Zik Sport: 8
2
1
1

20. has a 3.5mm male connector

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Beats by Dre Mixr
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3
81% have it

21. has a battery level indicator

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Beats by Dre Mixr
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3
14% have it

22. has an on-ear form

This device comfortably rests on top of your outer ears. As it doesn't block out everything from the outside world, it's preferred in places like office environments and recommended for outdoor activities.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Beats by Dre Mixr
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3
22% have it

23. sweat resistant

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Beats by Dre Mixr
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3
13% have it

24. has a coiled cord

A coiled cord typically offers more flexibility as it can be extended, and taken outside for example.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Beats by Dre Mixr
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3
7% have it

25. has a rechargeable battery

The battery can be recharged and used over again.
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser HD 4.50 BTNC
Beats by Dre Mixr
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H3
16% have it

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