95points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

58points

Sennheiser Orpheus HE90

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 vs Sennheiser Orpheus HE90

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser Orpheus HE90
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser Orpheus HE90
95
points
58
points

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Sennheiser Orpheus HE90?

  • Has a detachable cable
  • 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 included ear pads
  • Has a battery level indicator

Why is Sennheiser Orpheus HE90 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • 80000Hz higher high-frequency
    100000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 12Hz lower low-frequency
    8Hzvs20Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Sweat resistant

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser Orpheus HE90

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 Orpheus HE90

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 Orpheus HE90

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.can be folded
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser Orpheus HE90

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

5.sweat resistant
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser Orpheus HE90

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

6.has included ear pads
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser Orpheus HE90

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

100000Hz

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

8Hz

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 Orpheus HE90

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
Sennheiser Orpheus HE90

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.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser Orpheus HE90

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 Orpheus HE90

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser Orpheus HE90

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser Orpheus HE90

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser Orpheus HE90

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

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser Orpheus HE90

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 Orpheus HE90

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 an in-line control panel
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser Orpheus HE90

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

4.number of microphones

2

1

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

5.has a mute function
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Sennheiser Orpheus HE90

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

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