47points

Able Planet ANC XNC230B

92points

Parrot Zik 3.0

Able Planet ANC XNC230B
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Able Planet ANC XNC230B vs Parrot Zik 3.0

Able Planet ANC XNC230B
Parrot Zik 3.0
Able Planet ANC XNC230B
Parrot Zik 3.0

Why is Able Planet ANC XNC230B better than Parrot Zik 3.0?

  • Can be folded
  • Has an in-line control panel

Why is Parrot Zik 3.0 better than Able Planet ANC XNC230B?

  • 2000Hz higher high-frequency
    22000Hzvs20000Hz
  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 93g lighter
    270gvs363g
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used wirelessly

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Able Planet ANC XNC230B
Parrot Zik 3.0

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

2.has an over-the-ear form
Able Planet ANC XNC230B
Parrot Zik 3.0

Comfortable full-size form with earcups that fully enclose your ears. This model is loved for its increased sound isolation and the fact that it won't leak sound to your neighbors. It offers potential for maximum bass and loudness levels.

3.has a detachable cable
Able Planet ANC XNC230B
Parrot Zik 3.0

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

4.weight

363g

270g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Able Planet ANC XNC230B
Parrot Zik 3.0

Folding devices are good for transporting as they take up less space in your bag.

6.travel bag is included
Able Planet ANC XNC230B
Parrot Zik 3.0

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

22000Hz

The highest frequency at which device produces audio. The higher the high-frequency response, the clearer and crispier the treble.

Best

Sony MDR-Z1R

120000Hz

2.lowest frequency

20Hz

20Hz

The lowest frequency at which the device produces audio. The lower the low-frequency response, the stronger and juicier the bass.

Best

Sony MH1CBLK

1Hz

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Able Planet ANC XNC230B
Parrot Zik 3.0

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

4.has a neodymium magnet
Able Planet ANC XNC230B
Parrot Zik 3.0

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

5.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Able Planet ANC XNC230B
Parrot Zik 3.0

This type of device allows 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. Ideal for plane rides and morning commutes.

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Able Planet ANC XNC230B
Parrot Zik 3.0

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Able Planet ANC XNC230B
Parrot Zik 3.0

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Able Planet ANC XNC230B
Parrot Zik 3.0

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Able Planet ANC XNC230B
Parrot Zik 3.0

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Able Planet ANC XNC230B
Parrot Zik 3.0

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Able Planet ANC XNC230B
Parrot Zik 3.0

Device supports fast Bluetooth pairing using NFC so it can communicate with other devices over Bluetooth. You can fastly pair devices without entering a code by simply holding one device next to the device with which it is to be paired.

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Able Planet ANC XNC230B
Parrot Zik 3.0

There is a control panel on the device 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.

2.can be used as a headset
Able Planet ANC XNC230B
Parrot Zik 3.0

A headset is one headphone or pair with a built-in microphone. Headsets can be used for applications which require communication i.e. Skype, games with voice chat, mobile phones etc.

3.has an in-line control panel
Able Planet ANC XNC230B
Parrot Zik 3.0

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

4.has a noise canceling microphone
Able Planet ANC XNC230B
Parrot Zik 3.0

These microphones are designed to filter out background noise from the desired sound. Especially useful in noisy environments.

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