57points

Audio-Technica ATH-EW9

51points

Koss PRO4AAT

90points

Parrot Zik 3.0

88points

Philips SHB8850NC

Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Koss PRO4AAT
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Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC
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36 facts in comparison

Audio-Technica ATH-EW9 vs Koss PRO4AAT vs Parrot Zik 3.0 vs Philips SHB8850NC

Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Koss PRO4AAT
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Koss PRO4AAT
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC
57
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51
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90
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88
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Why is Audio-Technica ATH-EW9 better than Koss PRO4AAT & Parrot Zik 3.0 & Philips SHB8850NC?

Why is Koss PRO4AAT better than Audio-Technica ATH-EW9 & Parrot Zik 3.0 & Philips SHB8850NC?

  • Has a coiled cord

Why is Parrot Zik 3.0 better than Audio-Technica ATH-EW9 & Koss PRO4AAT & Philips SHB8850NC?

  • Has a noise canceling microphone
  • Has a removable battery

Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than Audio-Technica ATH-EW9 & Koss PRO4AAT & Parrot Zik 3.0?

  • Has voice commands
  • Wireless charging
  • Has an open-back design

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Koss PRO4AAT
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

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
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Koss PRO4AAT
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

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
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Koss PRO4AAT
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

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.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Koss PRO4AAT
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

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

5.sweat resistant
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Koss PRO4AAT
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

For example

JBL Under Armour True Wireless Flash

6.has included ear pads
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Koss PRO4AAT
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

For example

JBL Under Armour True Wireless Flash

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

24000Hz

25000Hz

22000Hz

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

14Hz

10Hz

20Hz

10Hz

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
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Koss PRO4AAT
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

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
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Koss PRO4AAT
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

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)
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Koss PRO4AAT
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

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
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Koss PRO4AAT
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Koss PRO4AAT
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Koss PRO4AAT
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

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

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Koss PRO4AAT
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Koss PRO4AAT
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

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-EW9
Koss PRO4AAT
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

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-EW9
Koss PRO4AAT
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

5.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Koss PRO4AAT
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

6.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Koss PRO4AAT
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

For example

JBL Reflect Contour 2

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Koss PRO4AAT
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

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-EW9
Koss PRO4AAT
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

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
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Koss PRO4AAT
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

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

4.has voice commands
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Koss PRO4AAT
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

5.has an accelerometer
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Koss PRO4AAT
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

For example

Sony Xperia Ear Duo

Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Koss PRO4AAT
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

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