Bang & Olufsen Beoplay PortalSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.2 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
Sennheiser HD 560SSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 2.4 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|Category||Features||Sennheiser HD 560S||Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal|
|has a detachable cable||✓||✓|
|has a tangle free cable||✓||✓|
|has an open-back design||✓||✓|
|has an over-the-ear foam||✓||✓|
|has stereo speakers||✓||✓|
|SOUND QUALITY||has active noise cancellation (anc)||✗||✓|
|has passive noise reduction||✓||✓|
|sound pressure level||110dB/mW||95dB/mW|
|driver unit size||38mm||40mm|
|has a neodymium magnet||✗||✓|
|has a rechargeable battery||✗||✓|
|CONNECTIVITY||can be used wirelessly||✗||✓|
|has usb type-c||✗||✓|
|has aptx adaptive||✗||✓|
|has aptx hd||✗||✓|
|has bluetooth aptx||✗||✓|
|maximum bluetooth range||✗||12meters|
|has a 3.5mm male connector||✓||✓|
|MICROPHONE||number of microphones||✗||4only|
|has a noise-canceling microphone||✗||✓|
|EXTRAS||has a mute function||✗||✓|
|control panel placed on a device||✗||✓|
|can be used as a headset||✗||✓|
|has dolby atmos||✗||✓|
|See price on Amazon||See price on Amazon|
Sennheiser HD 560S have a weight of 240g, these weigh below 320g, which we consider as the highest average a headphone should weigh for comfort during long use.
We consider a lower weight best for the reason that lighter devices are more comfortable to carry.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal, at 282g weigh more than the Sennheiser HD 560S by 42g
Detachable cables are cables that have connectors on both ends. One end goes into your headphone earpieces, while the other end is inserted into an audio source. Some new headphones, and not just the expensive ones, are coming with detachable cables, Sennheiser HD 560S are one of those.
With a detachable cable, Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal too can use alternative cables and if the cable is pulled, it will pop out instead of breaking.
Twisted headphone cables can be a great source of annoyance and inconvenience, Sennheiser HD 560S's cable is designed to minimize tangling. Constant twisting of the cables can also lead to microfractures in the copper wires, affecting sound quality, or
completely damaging your headphones.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal too have a cable designed to help prevent tangles.
Headphones that are designed to allow air to pass through their ear cups from the rear of the speaker driver unit are known as open-back. This design provides a very natural and accurate sound, Sennheiser HD 560S have this kind of design which means that resonances and low-frequency that tend to build up caused by the rear enclosure are no longer a concern.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal also have an open-back design such headphones are designed with vents or perforations at the back of the ear cups.
A long cable ensures more freedom of movement, but remember that every cable based on the conducting material used has a certain amount of parasitic resistance, inductance, and capacitance. How much depends on the length and construction. Sennheiser HD 560S comes with a 3meters cable.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal comes with a 1.25meters cable. Almost any cable should be fine in sound quality If you're looking at lengths up to 2 - 3 meters.
Over-ear headphones have larger earpads that fit around your entire ear Sennheiser HD 560S have a comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This design is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal with this design offer potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.
Sennheiser HD 560S have stereo speakers, devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from separate channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better listening experience.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal also have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation uses more advanced technology to actively counter noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and then inverts the soundwaves to cancel it out. In simple terms, it's like taking +1 outside (noise from your surrounding) and adding -1 inside (counter sound within the device) to make 0 resulting in a reduced level of noise.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal allow you to listen at lower volume levels, causing less ear fatigue as you don't have to crank up the volume to overcome background noise.
Passive Noise Cancellation uses well-designed ear cups to seal out environment noise. This is used for both in-ear earphones and over-ear headphones where the headphone itself will keep surrounding noise out.
The Sennheiser HD 560S sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal that reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.
Both of these devices have passive noise reduction which means that also the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal isolates you from ambient noise instead of actively using technology to cancel it out.
Low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component reproduces low audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on the way through. Sennheiser HD 560S's lowest frequency is at 6Hz, the lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal got a juicier bass than the Sennheiser HD 560S
High frequency response measures if and how well an audio device reproduces high audible frequencies and if it changes to the signal while at it. Sennheiser HD 560S's highest frequency is at 38000Hz, the higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal's highest frequency is at 22000Hz, this means that Sennheiser HD 560S got a clearer and crispier treble than the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal
Sound pressure is the average variation in atmospheric pressure caused by the sound, the sound level .i.e how loud something is can be perceived differently by different people so we need to have the means to get an objective measurement of sound level expressed in numerical terms.
The sound pressure level, SPL, is the pressure level of a sound, measured in decibels, dB, Sennheiser HD 560S's measurement is 110dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal's sound pressure level measurement is 95dB/mW.
The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device, its size dictates the loudness of the headphone. Sennheiser HD 560S driver unit is 38mm in diameter, bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal driver unit is 40mm in diameter, making them have a larger driver unit than that of Sennheiser HD 560S by 2mm , as many tend to believe that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers usually have difficulty reproducing high frequencies so it's true that, larger drivers are capable of generating louder sound, but this does not mean that they deliver better sound.
A speaker driver is an individual transducer that converts electrical energy to sound waves. Drivers come in different sizes and modes, but generally, you'll find three types: tweeter driver, which handles the high-frequency treble range (above 2,000 Hz), and midrange driver: which handles the midrange frequencies (200 Hz to 2,000 Hz). Woofer driver: which handles the low-frequency bass range (below 200 Hz).
Based on the frequencies they handle more drivers may result in better sound quality, Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal have 2 only.
Defined as the device's resistance to the electromagnetic current, when electricity flows through a conductor, it experiences electrical resistance that counters the flow of current. The resistance of a conductor is measured in ohms. Sennheiser HD 560S's impedance is 120Ohms, the lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal's impedance is 24Ohms. The impedance of earbuds is the electrical resistance of the driver unit present on the inside.
Neodymium magnets if used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help produce music at quite a high sound pressure level, SPL, with the use of high magnetic flux. The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal have this type of magnet.
If your headphones play wirelessly, cancel ambient noise, or enhance your listening experience with active features, their battery life will reduce over time. The device's battery life is given by the manufacturer, with longer battery life, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often. Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal's battery life is 24 hours
It takes 3 hours to fully charge the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the headphones for the first time or when they have been unused for extended periods.
Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal's battery power is 1200mAh, more battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
A rechargeable battery is a type of electrical battery that can be charged, discharged into a load, and recharged many times, as opposed to a disposable or primary battery, which is supplied fully charged and discarded after use. Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal's battery can be recharged and used over again.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal can be used wirelessly, wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.
Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data transfers between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves. Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal has a v5.1
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal support USB TYPE-C, an industry-standard connector for transmitting both data and power on a single cable. The USB-C plug is now part and parcel of most current laptops, phones, and tablets, it features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal support APTX Adaptive, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It has a variable bit rate (between 279kbps and 420kbps), which means it can adjust the bit rate for different scenarios, such as listening to HD audio or reducing interference from other devices.
The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal support APTX HD, an audio codec for Bluetooth devices that are developed by Qualcomm. It supports high-quality 24-bit audio (at a bit rate of 576kbps).
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal support APTX, a codec used for transmitting audio wirelessly with Bluetooth. It is developed by Qualcomm and supports 16-bit audio at a bit rate of 384kbps.
Bluetooth is a short-range wireless technology standard that is used for exchanging data between fixed and mobile devices over short distances. The Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal can connect at a 12meters distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.
Being an industry standard audio plug, a standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards. This means that it is commonly used in stereo headphones to your phone or connecting your phone to an external amplifier, sound bars, your car radio, etc.
Sennheiser HD 560S has this connector giving it a wider range of connectivity with most of the sound devices out there. All plugs have at least a tip and sleeve with the number of rings that stand as a differentiating factor.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal too have this kind of connector
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal have only 4 microphones, more microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal use a noise-canceling type of microphone, these microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal have a mute function, they have an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device. The mute function means that you unilaterally turn off the microphone, but you can still hear the other party's voice.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal support multipoint, which allows you to link to more Bluetooth devices and switch between them. For example, you can easily switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
There is a control panel on the Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal body, so you can easily access the volume control or remote without having to interact with a cable or another device it's connected to.
Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal can be used as a headset. A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for apps that require communication i.e. Zoom, Google Meet, Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones, etc.
The period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use that has followed instruction manuals. When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction. Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal have a warranty period of 3 years
Dolby Atmos is a surround sound technology that allows sounds to be interpreted as three-dimensional objects. Bang & Olufsen Beoplay Portal have Dolby Atmos, which allows them to have immersive, 360-degree sound.