58points

Able Planet Clear Harmony SI1050

90points

Parrot Zik 3.0

95points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

62points

Skullcandy Cassette

Able Planet Clear Harmony SI1050
Parrot Zik 3.0
Comparison winner
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Skullcandy Cassette
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28 facts in comparison

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

Able Planet Clear Harmony SI1050
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Skullcandy Cassette
Able Planet Clear Harmony SI1050
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Skullcandy Cassette
58
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90
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95
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62
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Why is Able Planet Clear Harmony SI1050 better than Parrot Zik 3.0 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 & Skullcandy Cassette?

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

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

  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
  • Has a noise canceling microphone
  • Has a removable battery

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

  • Has a mute function

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

  • Has removable speakers

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Able Planet Clear Harmony SI1050
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.

2.has a detachable cable
Able Planet Clear Harmony SI1050
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.

3.has an over-the-ear form
Able Planet Clear Harmony SI1050
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.

4.has an in-ear form
Able Planet Clear Harmony SI1050
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Skullcandy Cassette

The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.

5.can be folded
Able Planet Clear Harmony SI1050
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.

6.has included ear pads
Able Planet Clear Harmony SI1050
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Skullcandy Cassette

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

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

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
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
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
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

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

Power

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

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

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Able Planet Clear Harmony SI1050
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
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
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.

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Able Planet Clear Harmony SI1050
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.

2.can be used as a headset
Able Planet Clear Harmony SI1050
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.

3.has an in-line control panel
Able Planet Clear Harmony SI1050
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.

4.number of microphones

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
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
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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