Skullcandy Crusher vs Plantronics BackBeat 500

Skullcandy Crusher
vs
Plantronics BackBeat 500

For an affordable headphones, Skullcandy Crusher and Plantronics BackBeat 500 are two comparable choices. Based on our rating, Crusher has a total rating of 6.1 out of 10 vs 5 out of 10 for BackBeat 500.

Advantages Skullcandy Crusher over Plantronics BackBeat 500

  • Foldable design
  • Voice control
  • Longer battery life: 40 hours vs 18 hours

Advantages Plantronics BackBeat 500 over Skullcandy Crusher

  • Less weight: 5.4oz vs 9.7oz

Common features

  • Wired mode available
  • Detachable cables
  • Built-in controls
  • Battery free listening mode
Votes 1 1
Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Skullcandy Crusher
6.1
Plantronics BackBeat 500
5
10
7
8
6
8
7
Skullcandy Crusher

Skullcandy Crusher review

May 14, 2020

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Common

Product

Skullcandy Crusher
Plantronics BackBeat 500

Model

Crusher
BackBeat 500

Brand

Skullcandy
Plantronics

Reviews

9037
331

General

Wearing style

over ear
on ear

Enclosure

closed back
closed back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic
dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

40/1.5

Impedance, Ohm

33

Frequency response, Hz

20Hz-20KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

3

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

90

Magnet type

Weight (headphones), g/oz

275/9.7
155/5.4

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

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

Bluetooth version

4.1

aptX

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

Bluetooth profiles

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

rechargable
rechargable

Battery life, hrs

40
18

Charging time, hrs

1.5

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

Skullcandy Crusher
Plantronics BackBeat 500
Skullcandy Crusher
Plantronics BackBeat 500

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.1
  • 5
  • 6.1Skullcandy Crusher
  • 5Plantronics BackBeat 500

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