57points

Audio-Technica ATH-EW9

51points

Koss PRO4AAT

89points

Parrot Zik 3.0

88points

Sony MDR-100ABN

Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Koss PRO4AAT
Comparison winner
Parrot Zik 3.0
Sony MDR-100ABN
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25 facts in comparison

Audio-Technica ATH-EW9 vs Koss PRO4AAT vs Parrot Zik 3.0 vs Sony MDR-100ABN

Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Koss PRO4AAT
Parrot Zik 3.0
Sony MDR-100ABN
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Koss PRO4AAT
Parrot Zik 3.0
Sony MDR-100ABN
57
points
51
points
89
points
88
points

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-EW9 better than Koss PRO4AAT & Parrot Zik 3.0 & Sony MDR-100ABN?

Why is Koss PRO4AAT better than Audio-Technica ATH-EW9 & Parrot Zik 3.0 & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has a coiled cord

Why is Parrot Zik 3.0 better than Audio-Technica ATH-EW9 & Koss PRO4AAT & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has a noise canceling microphone
  • Has a removable battery

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Audio-Technica ATH-EW9 & Koss PRO4AAT & Parrot Zik 3.0?

  • Highest frequency
    40000Hzvs24000,25000,22000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    5Hzvs14,10,20Hz

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Koss PRO4AAT
Parrot Zik 3.0
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

5.travel bag is included
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Koss PRO4AAT
Parrot Zik 3.0
Sony MDR-100ABN

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

6.has an L-shaped plug
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Koss PRO4AAT
Parrot Zik 3.0
Sony MDR-100ABN

An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

24000Hz

25000Hz

22000Hz

40000Hz

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

5Hz

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
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Sony MDR-100ABN

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Koss PRO4AAT
Parrot Zik 3.0
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Sony MDR-100ABN

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.

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Audio-Technica ATH-EW9
Koss PRO4AAT
Parrot Zik 3.0
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

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