57points

Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A

41points

BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds

84points

Marshall Monitor Bluetooth

87points

Parrot Zik 2.0

Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
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Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A vs BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds vs Marshall Monitor Bluetooth vs Parrot Zik 2.0

Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Parrot Zik 2.0
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Parrot Zik 2.0

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A better than BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds & Marshall Monitor Bluetooth & Parrot Zik 2.0?

  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds better than Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A & Marshall Monitor Bluetooth & Parrot Zik 2.0?

  • Sweat resistant
  • Weather sealed
  • Has an earbud form

Why is Marshall Monitor Bluetooth better than Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A & BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds & Parrot Zik 2.0?

  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has an L-shaped plug

Why is Parrot Zik 2.0 better than Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A & BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds & Marshall Monitor Bluetooth?

  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
  • Has a removable battery

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Parrot Zik 2.0

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
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Parrot Zik 2.0

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
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Parrot Zik 2.0

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

4.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Parrot Zik 2.0

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

5.has a tangle free cable
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Parrot Zik 2.0

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

SoundMagic E11C

6.has an in-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Parrot Zik 2.0

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.

For example

AKG N200 Wireless

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Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Parrot Zik 2.0

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

2.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Parrot Zik 2.0

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

3.driver unit size

42mm

12.5mm

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

4.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Parrot Zik 2.0

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
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Parrot Zik 2.0

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Parrot Zik 2.0

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Parrot Zik 2.0

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

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Parrot Zik 2.0

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Parrot Zik 2.0

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Parrot Zik 2.0

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.

4.Has WiFi
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Parrot Zik 2.0

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Parrot Zik 2.0

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
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Parrot Zik 2.0

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 an in-line control panel
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Parrot Zik 2.0

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
Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9A
BlueAnt Pump HD Sportsbuds
Marshall Monitor Bluetooth
Parrot Zik 2.0

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

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