Plantronics Backbeat Sense vs Beats Solo3

Plantronics Backbeat Sense review
vs
Beats Solo3 review

Let me introduce you to the wireless headphones Plantronics Backbeat Sense vs Beats Solo3. In this comparison, you will find what makes them different and which device is better. Speaking of the things they have in common, both appliances are closed-back and have an on-ear design.

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Features

The frequency response of Plantronics Backbeat Sense is 20 Hz - 20 kHz. Both devices have Bluetooth, but only Beats Solo3 supports Siri. However, it is worth mentioning that Plantronics Backbeat Sense has aptX support.

When it comes to battery life, the device made by Beats is more long-lasting as it can work about 40 hours. Comparatively, Plantronics Backbeat Sense works up to 18 hours. The appliances need 2 and 2.5 hours of charge respectively. The special thing about Beats Solo 3 is the speed charge function and the battery level indicator. The headphones of both brands have a battery-free listening mode.

Sound

BackBeat Sense sounds great and produces a punchy bass. Clarity and detail in the mid-range and high-end is also pretty good.

Beats headphones are known for their scooped-out midrange and heavy emphasis on the bass and the Solo3 model is not an exception. However, I have noticed that there’s a lack of clarity in the mids.

Comfort and design

Since the considered devices are on-ear, they are not heavy. Plantronics Backbeat Sense weighs 140 g, while Beats Solo3 has 215 g. The second pair of headphones has a benefit as it folds.

You can easily use these headphones for making phone calls or having a Skype conference as they are equipped with a built-in microphone. Moreover, the Backbeat Sense has an in-line microphone. You get these devices with a carry case and a detachable cable which is 120 cm long in the case with Plantronics Backbeat Sense and 130 cm long in the case with Beats Solo3.

Plantronics Backbeat Sense pros and cons

Plantronics Backbeat Sense pros and cons

Pros

  • The white plastic sidearms add stability and some style points with a matte-textured look
  • Small enough so, they do not rub or catch on clothes
  • The audible announcements of battery and connectivity status will help you to understand what is going on

Cons

  • Low-end may not be strong enough for those looking for fatter bass

Beats Solo3 pros and cons

Beats Solo3 pros and cons

Pros

  • Apple W1 chip enhances the experience with iOS devices
  • The inside of the headband has a rubber-coated layer to both improve your comfort and also to prevent them from slipping
  • You get a large color choice

Cons

  • Dominant bass
  • Flimsy, plastic-rich construction

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Rating 5 5

Headphones comparison chart

Overall
Plantronics Backbeat Sense
5.6
Beats Solo3
6.1
7
10
6
6
7
10
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Common

Product

Plantronics Backbeat Sense
Beats Solo3

Model

Backbeat Sense
Solo3

Brand

Plantronics
Beats

Reviews

99
1266

General

Wearing style

on ear
on ear

Enclosure

closed back
closed back

Wireless

Wired

Specifications

Transducer

dynamic
dynamic

Driver size, mm/inches

32/1.2

Impedance, Ohm

Frequency response, Hz

20Hz-20KHz

Total harmonic distortion (THD), %

Sensitivity (SPL), dB

Magnet type

Weight (headphones), g/oz

140/4.95
215/7.5

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
130/4.2

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

Wireless connectivity

Bluetooth

Bluetooth version

4.0

aptX

aptX HD (Hi-Res Audio)

Bluetooth profiles

A2DP, AVRCP

NFC

Wi-Fi

Battery

Battery type

rechargable
rechargable

Battery life, hrs

18
40

Charging time, hrs

2.5
2

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 Sense
Beats Solo3
Plantronics Backbeat Sense
Beats Solo3

Headphones HeadphonesArena comparison rating

  • better
  • worse
  • 5.6
  • 6.1
  • 5.6Plantronics Backbeat Sense
  • 6.1Beats Solo3

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