Bowers & Wilkins PX vs Plantronics BackBeat 500

Bowers & Wilkins PX
vs
Plantronics BackBeat 500

For an affordable headphones, Bowers & Wilkins PX and Plantronics BackBeat 500 are two comparable choices. Based on our rating, PX has a total rating of 8.1 out of 10 vs 5 out of 10 for BackBeat 500.

Advantages Bowers & Wilkins PX over Plantronics BackBeat 500

  • Noise cancellation
  • You can move the noise-canceling level up or down
  • Voice control
  • App control
  • aptX HD supported
  • Longer battery life: 22 hours vs 18 hours

Advantages Plantronics BackBeat 500 over Bowers & Wilkins PX

  • Less weight: 5.4oz vs 11.8oz

Common features

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

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Bowers & Wilkins PX
8.1
Plantronics BackBeat 500
5
7
7
10
6
8
7
Bowers & Wilkins PX

Bowers & Wilkins PX review

May 27, 2020

Bowers & Wilkins PX is a premium model of wireless over ear headphones with closed back cups. Th...

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Common

Product

Bowers & Wilkins PX
Plantronics BackBeat 500

Model

PX
BackBeat 500

Brand

Bowers & Wilkins
Plantronics

Reviews

1798
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

22

Frequency response, Hz

10Hz-20KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

0.3

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

111

Magnet type

Weight (headphones), g/oz

335/11.8
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

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

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

Bluetooth version

4.2
4.1

aptX

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

Bluetooth profiles

A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP,GAP,SDAP, DIP

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

rechargable
rechargable

Battery life, hrs

22 (50 without noise cancelling)
18

Charging time, hrs

1.5

Charging port

USB-C
micro USB

Charging cable

USB-C 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

Bowers & Wilkins PX
Plantronics BackBeat 500
Bowers & Wilkins PX
Plantronics BackBeat 500

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 8.1
  • 5
  • 8.1Bowers & Wilkins PX
  • 5Plantronics BackBeat 500

The Bowers & Wilkins PX is better headphones in this comparison. Check Bowers & Wilkins PX price