93points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

52points

X-1 Surge Waterproof Headset

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 vs X-1 Surge Waterproof Headset

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
X-1 Surge Waterproof Headset

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than X-1 Surge Waterproof Headset?

  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has a battery level indicator

Why is X-1 Surge Waterproof Headset better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Sweat resistant
  • Has an in-ear form
  • Weather sealed

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
X-1 Surge Waterproof Headset

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
X-1 Surge Waterproof Headset

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
X-1 Surge Waterproof Headset

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

4.can be folded
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
X-1 Surge Waterproof Headset

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

5.has a tangle free cable
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
X-1 Surge Waterproof Headset

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.has an in-ear form
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
X-1 Surge Waterproof Headset

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.

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Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
X-1 Surge Waterproof Headset

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

2.has a neodymium magnet
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
X-1 Surge Waterproof Headset

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

3.driver unit size

40mm

8mm

The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

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4.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
X-1 Surge Waterproof Headset

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
X-1 Surge Waterproof Headset

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
X-1 Surge Waterproof Headset

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
X-1 Surge Waterproof Headset

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
X-1 Surge Waterproof Headset

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
X-1 Surge Waterproof Headset

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
X-1 Surge Waterproof 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.

3.has an in-line control panel
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
X-1 Surge Waterproof Headset

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.

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5.has a mute function
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
X-1 Surge Waterproof Headset

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

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