46points

AKG K 142 HD

85points

Parrot Zik 2.0

58points

Phiaton PS 20 BT

88points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

AKG K 142 HD
Parrot Zik 2.0
Phiaton PS 20 BT
Comparison winner
Sony MDR-XB950B1
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35 facts in comparison

AKG K 142 HD vs Parrot Zik 2.0 vs Phiaton PS 20 BT vs Sony MDR-XB950B1

AKG K 142 HD
Parrot Zik 2.0
Phiaton PS 20 BT
Sony MDR-XB950B1
AKG K 142 HD
Parrot Zik 2.0
Phiaton PS 20 BT
Sony MDR-XB950B1
46
points
85
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58
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88
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Why is AKG K 142 HD better than Parrot Zik 2.0 & Phiaton PS 20 BT & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Parrot Zik 2.0 better than AKG K 142 HD & Phiaton PS 20 BT & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has a removable battery

Why is Phiaton PS 20 BT better than AKG K 142 HD & Parrot Zik 2.0 & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • Weight
    16gvs225,270,245g
  • Has an in-ear form
  • Has an open-back design

Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than AKG K 142 HD & Parrot Zik 2.0 & Phiaton PS 20 BT?

  • Highest frequency
    28000Hzvs24000,20000,22000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    3Hzvs18,20,15Hz
  • Can be folded
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has an L-shaped plug

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K 142 HD
Parrot Zik 2.0
Phiaton PS 20 BT
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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
AKG K 142 HD
Parrot Zik 2.0
Phiaton PS 20 BT
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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
AKG K 142 HD
Parrot Zik 2.0
Phiaton PS 20 BT
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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.weight

225g

270g

16g

245g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
AKG K 142 HD
Parrot Zik 2.0
Phiaton PS 20 BT
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

6.has a tangle free cable
AKG K 142 HD
Parrot Zik 2.0
Phiaton PS 20 BT
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

SoundMagic E11C

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

24000Hz

20000Hz

22000Hz

28000Hz

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

18Hz

20Hz

15Hz

3Hz

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
AKG K 142 HD
Parrot Zik 2.0
Phiaton PS 20 BT
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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
AKG K 142 HD
Parrot Zik 2.0
Phiaton PS 20 BT
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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)
AKG K 142 HD
Parrot Zik 2.0
Phiaton PS 20 BT
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
AKG K 142 HD
Parrot Zik 2.0
Phiaton PS 20 BT
Sony MDR-XB950B1

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
AKG K 142 HD
Parrot Zik 2.0
Phiaton PS 20 BT
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
AKG K 142 HD
Parrot Zik 2.0
Phiaton PS 20 BT
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG K 142 HD
Parrot Zik 2.0
Phiaton PS 20 BT
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K 142 HD
Parrot Zik 2.0
Phiaton PS 20 BT
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
AKG K 142 HD
Parrot Zik 2.0
Phiaton PS 20 BT
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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
AKG K 142 HD
Parrot Zik 2.0
Phiaton PS 20 BT
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
AKG K 142 HD
Parrot Zik 2.0
Phiaton PS 20 BT
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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
AKG K 142 HD
Parrot Zik 2.0
Phiaton PS 20 BT
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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
AKG K 142 HD
Parrot Zik 2.0
Phiaton PS 20 BT
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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
AKG K 142 HD
Parrot Zik 2.0
Phiaton PS 20 BT
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

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