61points

Audio-Technica ATH-M50

87points

Parrot Zik 2.0

Audio-Technica ATH-M50
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Audio-Technica ATH-M50 vs Parrot Zik 2.0

Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Parrot Zik 2.0
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Parrot Zik 2.0

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M50 better than Parrot Zik 2.0?

  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
    15Hzvs20Hz
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Can be folded
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has a coiled cord

Why is Parrot Zik 2.0 better than Audio-Technica ATH-M50?

  • 14g lighter
    270gvs284g
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has included ear pads

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
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-M50
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-M50
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.weight

284g

270g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Parrot Zik 2.0

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

6.has included ear pads
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Parrot Zik 2.0

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

15Hz

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

2.highest frequency

28000Hz

20000Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
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.

4.has a neodymium magnet
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
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.

5.driver unit size

45mm

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

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
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 rechargeable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
Parrot Zik 2.0

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

2.has a removable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
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-M50
Parrot Zik 2.0

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
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-M50
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.

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
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.has an in-line control panel
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
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.

3.has a noise canceling microphone
Audio-Technica ATH-M50
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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