60points

AKG K271 MKII

92points

Parrot Zik 3.0

AKG K271 MKII
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Parrot Zik 3.0
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AKG K271 MKII vs Parrot Zik 3.0

AKG K271 MKII
Parrot Zik 3.0
AKG K271 MKII
Parrot Zik 3.0

Why is AKG K271 MKII better than Parrot Zik 3.0?

  • 4Hz lower low-frequency
    16Hzvs20Hz
  • 30g lighter
    240gvs270g
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has a coiled cord

Why is Parrot Zik 3.0 better than AKG K271 MKII?

  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • 10mm bigger driver unit
    40mmvs30mm
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Travel bag is included

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG K271 MKII
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
AKG K271 MKII
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
AKG K271 MKII
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

240g

270g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a tangle free cable
AKG K271 MKII
Parrot Zik 3.0

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.has included ear pads
AKG K271 MKII
Parrot Zik 3.0

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

28000Hz

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

16Hz

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
AKG K271 MKII
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.driver unit size

30mm

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

5.has a neodymium magnet
AKG K271 MKII
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.

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
AKG K271 MKII
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
AKG K271 MKII
Parrot Zik 3.0

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
AKG K271 MKII
Parrot Zik 3.0

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
AKG K271 MKII
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
AKG K271 MKII
Parrot Zik 3.0

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG K271 MKII
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
AKG K271 MKII
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
AKG K271 MKII
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
AKG K271 MKII
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 a noise canceling microphone
AKG K271 MKII
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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