Plantronics BackBeat 500 vs Sennheiser PXC 550

BackBeat 500 vs PXC 550 comparison chart

Overall
Plantronics BackBeat 500
5
Sennheiser PXC 550
8.3
7
10
6
10
7
8
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5
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Product

Plantronics BackBeat 500
Sennheiser PXC 550

Model

BackBeat 500
PXC 550

Brand

Plantronics
Sennheiser

Reviews

354
4966

General

Wearing style

on ear
over ear

Enclosure

closed back
closed back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic
dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

Impedance, Ohm

490

Frequency response, Hz

17Hz-23KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

0.05

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

110

Magnet type

Weight (headphones), g/oz

155/5.4
227/8

Comfort

Adjustable headband

Foldable

Noise cancelling

Active noise cancelling

Adjustable noise cancelling level

Microphone

Built-in microphone

In-line microphone

Detachable microphone

Cables

Detachable cable

Audio cable length, cm/ft

120/3.9

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5
3.5

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

Google Assistant, Siri

App control

Control functions

volume, answer/end, play/pause, next/previous track, fast forward/rewind
volume, answer/end, play/pause, next/previous track, fast forward/rewind, noise cancelling

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

Bluetooth version

4.1
4.2

aptX

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

Bluetooth profiles

A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP, DIP

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

rechargable
rechargable

Battery life, hrs

18
20 (30 without noise cancelling)

Charging time, hrs

1.5
3

Charging port

micro USB
micro USB

Charging cable

micro USB to USB-A
micro USB to USB-A

Speed charge

Battery free listening mode

Battery level indicator

Additional features

Water resistance

Light indication

Additional audio features

In the box

Audio cable

Carry case

Charging cable

1/4 Adapter (6,35 mm)

Interchangeable ear pads

User manual

Manual

Plantronics BackBeat 500
Sennheiser PXC 550
Plantronics BackBeat 500
Sennheiser PXC 550

Headphones CHooseratoR comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5
  • 8.3
  • 5Plantronics BackBeat 500
  • 8.3Sennheiser PXC 550