94points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

60points

Shure SE846

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 vs Shure SE846

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE846
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE846

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Shure SE846?

  • 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
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has a rechargeable battery

Why is Shure SE846 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
    15Hzvs20Hz
  • 23 Ohms lower impedance
    9 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • 21dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    114dB/mWvs93dB/mW
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Sweat resistant
  • Has an in-ear form

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE846

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 SE846

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 SE846

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 SE846

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 SE846

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

6.sweat resistant
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE846

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

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

20Hz

15Hz

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

20000Hz

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 SE846

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.impedance

32 Ohms

9 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 SE846

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 SE846

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE846

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE846

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Shure SE846

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 SE846

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
Shure SE846

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
Shure SE846

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
Shure SE846

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

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