94points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

50points

Shure SE425

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 vs Shure SE425

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE425
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE425

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Shure SE425?

  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has a rechargeable battery

Why is Shure SE425 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • 10 Ohms lower impedance
    22 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • 16dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    109dB/mWvs93dB/mW
  • Has an in-ear form

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE425

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
Shure SE425

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
Shure SE425

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

4.has an in-ear form
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE425

The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.

5.can be folded
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE425

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

6.has included ear pads
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE425

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

20Hz

20Hz

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

2.highest frequency

20000Hz

19000Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE425

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

109dB/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.impedance

32 Ohms

22 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

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE425

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.

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE425

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE425

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE425

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE425

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
Shure SE425

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
Shure SE425

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
Shure SE425

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

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