55points

Able Planet Clear Harmony SI1050

85points

Marshall Monitor Bluetooth

92points

Parrot Zik 3.0

94points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

60points

Skullcandy Cassette

Able Planet Clear Harmony SI1050
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Parrot Zik 3.0
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Able Planet Clear Harmony SI1050 vs Marshall Monitor Bluetooth vs Parrot Zik 3.0 vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 vs Skullcandy Cassette

Able Planet Clear Harmony SI1050
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Skullcandy Cassette
Able Planet Clear Harmony SI1050
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Skullcandy Cassette

Why is Able Planet Clear Harmony SI1050 better than Marshall Monitor Bluetooth & Parrot Zik 3.0 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Skullcandy Cassette?

  • Lowest frequency
    8Hzvs20,20,20,18Hz
  • Has an in-ear form

Why is Marshall Monitor Bluetooth better than Able Planet Clear Harmony SI1050 & Parrot Zik 3.0 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Skullcandy Cassette?

    Why is Parrot Zik 3.0 better than Able Planet Clear Harmony SI1050 & Marshall Monitor Bluetooth & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Skullcandy Cassette?

    • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
    • Has a removable battery

    Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Able Planet Clear Harmony SI1050 & Marshall Monitor Bluetooth & Parrot Zik 3.0 & Skullcandy Cassette?

    • Has a mute function

    Why is Skullcandy Cassette better than Able Planet Clear Harmony SI1050 & Marshall Monitor Bluetooth & Parrot Zik 3.0 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

    • Has removable speakers

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    Design

    1.has a detachable cable
    Able Planet Clear Harmony SI1050
    Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
    Parrot Zik 3.0
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
    Skullcandy Cassette

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

    2.has stereo speakers
    Able Planet Clear Harmony SI1050
    Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
    Parrot Zik 3.0
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
    Skullcandy Cassette

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

    3.can be folded
    Able Planet Clear Harmony SI1050
    Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
    Parrot Zik 3.0
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
    Skullcandy Cassette

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

    4.has an over-the-ear form
    Able Planet Clear Harmony SI1050
    Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
    Parrot Zik 3.0
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
    Skullcandy Cassette

    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.

    5.has a tangle free cable
    Able Planet Clear Harmony SI1050
    Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
    Parrot Zik 3.0
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
    Skullcandy Cassette

    The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

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    SoundMagic E11C

    6.travel bag is included
    Able Planet Clear Harmony SI1050
    Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
    Parrot Zik 3.0
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
    Skullcandy Cassette

    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

    20000Hz

    22000Hz

    20000Hz

    20000Hz

    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

    8Hz

    20Hz

    20Hz

    20Hz

    18Hz

    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 Clear Harmony SI1050
    Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
    Parrot Zik 3.0
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
    Skullcandy Cassette

    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 Clear Harmony SI1050
    Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
    Parrot Zik 3.0
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
    Skullcandy Cassette

    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 Clear Harmony SI1050
    Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
    Parrot Zik 3.0
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
    Skullcandy Cassette

    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.

    6.driver unit size

    15mm

    40mm

    40mm

    40mm

    40mm

    The driver unit is the component that produces sound in the device. Bigger drivers are more powerful and can produce better bass.

    Best

    Audeze LCD2 Classic

    106mm

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    Power

    1.has a battery level indicator
    Able Planet Clear Harmony SI1050
    Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
    Parrot Zik 3.0
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
    Skullcandy Cassette

    An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

    2.has a rechargeable battery
    Able Planet Clear Harmony SI1050
    Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
    Parrot Zik 3.0
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
    Skullcandy Cassette

    The battery can be recharged and used over again.

    3.has a removable battery
    Able Planet Clear Harmony SI1050
    Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
    Parrot Zik 3.0
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
    Skullcandy Cassette

    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 Clear Harmony SI1050
    Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
    Parrot Zik 3.0
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
    Skullcandy Cassette

    Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

    2.has a 3.5mm male connector
    Able Planet Clear Harmony SI1050
    Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
    Parrot Zik 3.0
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
    Skullcandy Cassette

    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 Clear Harmony SI1050
    Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
    Parrot Zik 3.0
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
    Skullcandy Cassette

    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.

    4.Has WiFi
    Able Planet Clear Harmony SI1050
    Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
    Parrot Zik 3.0
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
    Skullcandy Cassette

    The device can connect to WiFi.

    For example

    Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

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    Features

    1.can be used as a headset
    Able Planet Clear Harmony SI1050
    Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
    Parrot Zik 3.0
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
    Skullcandy Cassette

    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.

    2.has an in-line control panel
    Able Planet Clear Harmony SI1050
    Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
    Parrot Zik 3.0
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
    Skullcandy Cassette

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

    3.control panel placed on a device
    Able Planet Clear Harmony SI1050
    Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
    Parrot Zik 3.0
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
    Skullcandy Cassette

    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.

    4.number of microphones

    1

    1

    6

    2

    1

    More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

    Best

    Parrot Zik Sport

    8

    5.has a noise canceling microphone
    Able Planet Clear Harmony SI1050
    Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
    Parrot Zik 3.0
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
    Skullcandy Cassette

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

    6.has a mute function
    Able Planet Clear Harmony SI1050
    Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
    Parrot Zik 3.0
    Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
    Skullcandy Cassette

    The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.

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