65points

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

46points

Fostex TH-600

92points

Parrot Zik 3.0

90points

Philips SHB8750NC

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Fostex TH-600
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Audio-Technica ATH-M50x vs Fostex TH-600 vs Parrot Zik 3.0 vs Philips SHB8750NC

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Fostex TH-600
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8750NC
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Fostex TH-600
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8750NC

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M50x better than Fostex TH-600 & Parrot Zik 3.0 & Philips SHB8750NC?

  • Has a coiled cord

Why is Fostex TH-600 better than Audio-Technica ATH-M50x & Parrot Zik 3.0 & Philips SHB8750NC?

  • Lowest frequency
    5Hzvs15,20,10Hz

Why is Parrot Zik 3.0 better than Audio-Technica ATH-M50x & Fostex TH-600 & Philips SHB8750NC?

  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has a noise canceling microphone
  • Has a removable battery

Why is Philips SHB8750NC better than Audio-Technica ATH-M50x & Fostex TH-600 & Parrot Zik 3.0?

  • Weight
    226gvs285,370,270g
  • Has included ear pads

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Design

1.weight

285g

370g

270g

226g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

2.has a detachable cable
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Fostex TH-600
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8750NC

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

3.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Fostex TH-600
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8750NC

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

4.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Fostex TH-600
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8750NC

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

5.has an over-the-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Fostex TH-600
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8750NC

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.

6.travel bag is included
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Fostex TH-600
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8750NC

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

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

28000Hz

45000Hz

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

15Hz

5Hz

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-M50x
Fostex TH-600
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8750NC

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-M50x
Fostex TH-600
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8750NC

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-M50x
Fostex TH-600
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8750NC

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.

6.driver unit size

45mm

50mm

40mm

32mm

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

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Fostex TH-600
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8750NC

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Fostex TH-600
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8750NC

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Fostex TH-600
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8750NC

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-M50x
Fostex TH-600
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8750NC

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Fostex TH-600
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8750NC

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-M50x
Fostex TH-600
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8750NC

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.can be used as a headset
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Fostex TH-600
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8750NC

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.

2.control panel placed on a device
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Fostex TH-600
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8750NC

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.

3.has a noise canceling microphone
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Fostex TH-600
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8750NC

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

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