94points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

60points

Zagg SMARTbuds

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Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 vs Zagg SMARTbuds

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Zagg SMARTbuds
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Zagg SMARTbuds

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Zagg SMARTbuds?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has a detachable cable
  • 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 Zagg SMARTbuds better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • 16 Ohms lower impedance
    16 Ohmsvs32 Ohms
  • 1dB/mW higher sound pressure level
    94dB/mWvs93dB/mW
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has a noise canceling microphone
  • Has an earbud form

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Design

1.has a detachable cable
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Zagg SMARTbuds

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

2.has stereo speakers
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Zagg SMARTbuds

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

3.can be folded
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Zagg SMARTbuds

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

4.has an over-the-ear form
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Zagg SMARTbuds

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.

5.has a tangle free cable
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Zagg SMARTbuds

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.travel bag is included
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Zagg SMARTbuds

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

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Sound quality

1.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

2.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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Zagg SMARTbuds

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

4.impedance

32 Ohms

16 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

5.sound pressure level

93dB/mW

94dB/mW

Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.

Best

AKG K553 Pro

144dB/mW

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Zagg SMARTbuds

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
Zagg SMARTbuds

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Zagg SMARTbuds

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Zagg SMARTbuds

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Zagg SMARTbuds

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

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Features

1.can be used as a headset
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Zagg SMARTbuds

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.

2.has an in-line control panel
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Zagg SMARTbuds

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

3.control panel placed on a device
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Zagg SMARTbuds

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.

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 noise canceling microphone
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Zagg SMARTbuds

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

6.has a mute function
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Zagg SMARTbuds

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

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