65points

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x

46points

Fostex TH-600

92points

Parrot Zik 3.0

87points

Sony MDR-100ABN

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Audio-Technica ATH-M50x vs Fostex TH-600 vs Parrot Zik 3.0 vs Sony MDR-100ABN

Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Fostex TH-600
Parrot Zik 3.0
Sony MDR-100ABN
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
Fostex TH-600
Parrot Zik 3.0
Sony MDR-100ABN

Why is Audio-Technica ATH-M50x better than Fostex TH-600 & Parrot Zik 3.0 & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has a straight plug
  • Has a coiled cord

Why is Fostex TH-600 better than Audio-Technica ATH-M50x & Parrot Zik 3.0 & Sony MDR-100ABN?

    Why is Parrot Zik 3.0 better than Audio-Technica ATH-M50x & Fostex TH-600 & Sony MDR-100ABN?

    • Weight
      270gvs285,370,290g
    • Has a noise canceling microphone
    • Has a removable battery

    Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Audio-Technica ATH-M50x & Fostex TH-600 & Parrot Zik 3.0?

    • Has an on-ear form

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    Design

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

    3.weight

    285g

    370g

    270g

    290g

    Best

    Sony MDR-EX150AP

    3g

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

    5.can be folded
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
    Fostex TH-600
    Parrot Zik 3.0
    Sony MDR-100ABN

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

    6.travel bag is included
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
    Fostex TH-600
    Parrot Zik 3.0
    Sony MDR-100ABN

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

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    Sound quality

    1.lowest frequency

    15Hz

    5Hz

    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

    2.highest frequency

    28000Hz

    45000Hz

    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

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

    45mm

    50mm

    40mm

    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-M50x
    Fostex TH-600
    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.

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    Power

    1.has a battery level indicator
    Audio-Technica ATH-M50x
    Fostex TH-600
    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-M50x
    Fostex TH-600
    Parrot Zik 3.0
    Sony MDR-100ABN

    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
    Sony MDR-100ABN

    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
    Sony MDR-100ABN

    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
    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-M50x
    Fostex TH-600
    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.

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    Features

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