79points

Plantronics Backbeat Pro

97points

Sennheiser PXC 550

Plantronics Backbeat Pro
Comparison winner
Sennheiser PXC 550
vs
vs

25 facts in comparison

Plantronics Backbeat Pro vs Sennheiser PXC 550

Plantronics Backbeat Pro
Sennheiser PXC 550
Plantronics Backbeat Pro
Sennheiser PXC 550
79
points
97
points

Why is Plantronics Backbeat Pro better than Sennheiser PXC 550?

  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has a noise canceling microphone

Why is Sennheiser PXC 550 better than Plantronics Backbeat Pro?

  • 113g lighter
    227gvs340g
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • 2 more microphone(s)
    3vs1
  • Has an L-shaped plug

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Plantronics Backbeat Pro
Sennheiser PXC 550

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 a detachable cable
Plantronics Backbeat Pro
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

3.has an over-the-ear form
Plantronics Backbeat Pro
Sennheiser PXC 550

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.

4.weight

340g

227g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a tangle free cable
Plantronics Backbeat Pro
Sennheiser PXC 550

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.can be folded
Plantronics Backbeat Pro
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Plantronics Backbeat Pro
Sennheiser PXC 550

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
Sennheiser PXC 550

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.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Plantronics Backbeat Pro
Sennheiser PXC 550

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.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Plantronics Backbeat Pro
Sennheiser PXC 550

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Plantronics Backbeat Pro
Sennheiser PXC 550

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Plantronics Backbeat Pro
Sennheiser PXC 550

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.Bluetooth version

4

4.2

Best

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT

5

3.has a 3.5mm male connector
Plantronics Backbeat Pro
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

4.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Plantronics Backbeat Pro
Sennheiser PXC 550

Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.

5.Has WiFi
Plantronics Backbeat Pro
Sennheiser PXC 550

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Plantronics Backbeat Pro
Sennheiser PXC 550

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
Sennheiser PXC 550

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
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

1

3

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
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

Videos

Powered by

Top 10 headphones

Add to comparison
    This page is currently only available in English.