83points

Plantronics Backbeat Sense SE

97points

Sennheiser PXC 550

Plantronics Backbeat Sense SE
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Sennheiser PXC 550
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Plantronics Backbeat Sense SE vs Sennheiser PXC 550

Plantronics Backbeat Sense SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
Plantronics Backbeat Sense SE
Sennheiser PXC 550
83
points
97
points

Why is Plantronics Backbeat Sense SE better than Sennheiser PXC 550?

  • 87g lighter
    140gvs227g
  • Sweat resistant
  • Has an on-ear form
  • Weather sealed

Why is Sennheiser PXC 550 better than Plantronics Backbeat Sense SE?

  • 3000Hz higher high-frequency
    23000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 3Hz lower low-frequency
    17Hzvs20Hz
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be folded
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • 1 more microphone(s)
    3vs2

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Plantronics Backbeat Sense SE
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 Sense SE
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 Sense SE
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

140g

227g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Plantronics Backbeat Sense SE
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

6.sweat resistant
Plantronics Backbeat Sense SE
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

23000Hz

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

17Hz

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 Sense SE
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

4.has a neodymium magnet
Plantronics Backbeat Sense SE
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.

5.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Plantronics Backbeat Sense SE
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 Sense SE
Sennheiser PXC 550

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Plantronics Backbeat Sense SE
Sennheiser PXC 550

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Plantronics Backbeat Sense SE
Sennheiser PXC 550

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

For example

Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Plantronics Backbeat Sense SE
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 Sense SE
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 Sense SE
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 Sense SE
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 Sense SE
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 Sense SE
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.warranty period

1

2

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

Best

Treblab X2

Unlimited undefined

4.has an in-line control panel
Plantronics Backbeat Sense SE
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

5.number of microphones

2

3

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

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