95points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

34points

Stax SR-307

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 vs Stax SR-307

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Stax SR-307
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Stax SR-307

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Stax SR-307?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 100 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs132 Ohms
  • 51g lighter
    289gvs340g
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset

Why is Stax SR-307 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • 21000Hz higher high-frequency
    41000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 13Hz lower low-frequency
    7Hzvs20Hz
  • 8dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    101dB/mWvs93dB/mW
  • Has an open-back design

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
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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
Stax SR-307

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
Stax SR-307

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

4.weight

289g

340g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

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

6.has included ear pads
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Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

20Hz

7Hz

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

41000Hz

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
Stax SR-307

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

101dB/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

132 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
Stax SR-307

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
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An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
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Stax SR-307

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
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Stax SR-307

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
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Stax SR-307

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
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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
Stax SR-307

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
Stax SR-307

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

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