Beats Solo3 vs Plantronics BackBeat 500

Beats Solo3
vs
Plantronics BackBeat 500

For an affordable headphones, Beats Solo3 and Plantronics BackBeat 500 are two comparable choices. Based on our rating, Solo3 has a total rating of 6.1 out of 10 vs 5 out of 10 for BackBeat 500.

Advantages Beats Solo3 over Plantronics BackBeat 500

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

Advantages Plantronics BackBeat 500 over Beats Solo3

  • Less weight: 5.4oz vs 7.5oz
  • Battery charging time: 1.5 hours vs 2 hours

Common features

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

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Beats Solo3
6.1
Plantronics BackBeat 500
5
10
7
6
6
10
7
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Common

Product

Beats Solo3
Plantronics BackBeat 500

Model

Solo3
BackBeat 500

Brand

Beats
Plantronics

Reviews

5110
331

General

Wearing style

on ear
on ear

Enclosure

closed back
closed back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic
dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

Impedance, Ohm

Frequency response, Hz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

Magnet type

Weight (headphones), g/oz

215/7.5
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

130/4.2
120/3.9

Jack connection (TRS)

3.5
3.5

Balanced connection

Control

Built-in control buttons

In-line control

Touch control

Voice control

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

2
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

Beats Solo3
Plantronics BackBeat 500
Beats Solo3
Plantronics BackBeat 500

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 6.1
  • 5
  • 6.1Beats Solo3
  • 5Plantronics BackBeat 500

The Beats Solo3 is better headphones in this comparison. Check Beats Solo3 price