65points

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

46points

Fostex TH-600

92points

Parrot Zik 3.0

86points

Philips SHB8850NC

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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 SHB8850NC

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Fostex TH-600
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Fostex TH-600
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M50x better than Fostex TH-600 & Parrot Zik 3.0 & Philips SHB8850NC?

  • Has a coiled cord

Why is Fostex TH-600 better than Audio-Technica ATH-M50x & Parrot Zik 3.0 & Philips SHB8850NC?

  • Lowest frequency
    5Hzvs15,20,10Hz

Why is Parrot Zik 3.0 better than Audio-Technica ATH-M50x & Fostex TH-600 & Philips SHB8850NC?

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

Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than Audio-Technica ATH-M50x & Fostex TH-600 & Parrot Zik 3.0?

  • Weight
    232gvs285,370,270g
  • Has an on-ear form
  • Wireless charging
  • Has an open-back design
  • Has voice commands

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Fostex TH-600
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 an over-the-ear form
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Fostex TH-600
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.

3.weight

285g

370g

270g

232g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Fostex TH-600
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.

5.can be folded
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Fostex TH-600
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

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

6.sweat resistant
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Fostex TH-600
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

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

For example

RHA TrueConnect

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Sound quality

1.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

2.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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Fostex TH-600
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-M50x
Fostex TH-600
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.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

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Fostex TH-600
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.

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Fostex TH-600
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

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 SHB8850NC

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 SHB8850NC

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 SHB8850NC

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 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-M50x
Fostex TH-600
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-M50x
Fostex TH-600
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-M50x
Fostex TH-600
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-M50x
Fostex TH-600
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

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Fostex TH-600
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-M50x
Fostex TH-600
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-M50x
Fostex TH-600
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-M50x
Fostex TH-600
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-M50x
Fostex TH-600
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

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Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Fostex TH-600
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.

2.can be controlled remotely
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Fostex TH-600
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.

For example

Audio-Technica ATH-CKR7TW

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