53points

AKG N20

87points

Parrot Zik 2.0

51points

Westone UM1

AKG N20
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AKG N20 vs Parrot Zik 2.0 vs Westone UM1

AKG N20
Parrot Zik 2.0
Westone UM1
AKG N20
Parrot Zik 2.0
Westone UM1

Why is AKG N20 better than Parrot Zik 2.0 & Westone UM1?

  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Parrot Zik 2.0 better than AKG N20 & Westone UM1?

  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has a rechargeable battery
  • Has a noise canceling microphone

Why is Westone UM1 better than AKG N20 & Parrot Zik 2.0?

  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has an L-shaped plug

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
AKG N20
Parrot Zik 2.0
Westone UM1

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 N20
Parrot Zik 2.0
Westone UM1

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 N20
Parrot Zik 2.0
Westone UM1

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

4.has a tangle free cable
AKG N20
Parrot Zik 2.0
Westone UM1

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

5.has an in-ear form
AKG N20
Parrot Zik 2.0
Westone UM1

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.

6.has included ear pads
AKG N20
Parrot Zik 2.0
Westone UM1

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

20000Hz

16000Hz

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

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 N20
Parrot Zik 2.0
Westone UM1

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 N20
Parrot Zik 2.0
Westone UM1

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 N20
Parrot Zik 2.0
Westone UM1

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 rechargeable battery
AKG N20
Parrot Zik 2.0
Westone UM1

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

2.has a removable battery
AKG N20
Parrot Zik 2.0
Westone UM1

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

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
AKG N20
Parrot Zik 2.0
Westone UM1

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
AKG N20
Parrot Zik 2.0
Westone UM1

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 N20
Parrot Zik 2.0
Westone UM1

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 N20
Parrot Zik 2.0
Westone UM1

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 N20
Parrot Zik 2.0
Westone UM1

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 N20
Parrot Zik 2.0
Westone UM1

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 N20
Parrot Zik 2.0
Westone UM1

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

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