52points

Audio Technica ATH-MSR7

85points

Parrot Zik 2.0

Audio Technica ATH-MSR7
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21 facts in comparison

Audio Technica ATH-MSR7 vs Parrot Zik 2.0

Audio Technica ATH-MSR7
Parrot Zik 2.0
Audio Technica ATH-MSR7
Parrot Zik 2.0
52
points
85
points

Why is Audio Technica ATH-MSR7 better than Parrot Zik 2.0?

  • 15Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs20Hz
  • Has an L-shaped plug

Why is Parrot Zik 2.0 better than Audio Technica ATH-MSR7?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 20g lighter
    270gvs290g
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has included ear pads
  • 5 more microphone(s)
    6vs1

Top specs and features

Design

1.has an over-the-ear form
Audio Technica ATH-MSR7
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.

2.has a detachable cable
Audio Technica ATH-MSR7
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.

3.weight

290g

270g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has included ear pads
Audio Technica ATH-MSR7
Parrot Zik 2.0

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

5.travel bag is included
Audio Technica ATH-MSR7
Parrot Zik 2.0

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-MSR7
Parrot Zik 2.0

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.lowest frequency

5Hz

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

40000Hz

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-MSR7
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 active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Audio Technica ATH-MSR7
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.

5.has a neodymium magnet
Audio Technica ATH-MSR7
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.

6.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

Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Audio Technica ATH-MSR7
Parrot Zik 2.0

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

2.has a removable battery
Audio Technica ATH-MSR7
Parrot Zik 2.0

The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Audio Technica ATH-MSR7
Parrot Zik 2.0

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Audio Technica ATH-MSR7
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-MSR7
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.

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Audio Technica ATH-MSR7
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.number of microphones

1

6

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

3.has an in-line control panel
Audio Technica ATH-MSR7
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.

4.has a noise canceling microphone
Audio Technica ATH-MSR7
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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