55points

Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless

92points

Parrot Zik 3.0

93points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless
Parrot Zik 3.0
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Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless vs Parrot Zik 3.0 vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Why is Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless better than Parrot Zik 3.0 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • Weight
    24gvs270,289g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Sweat resistant
  • Has an in-ear form

Why is Parrot Zik 3.0 better than Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
  • Has a noise canceling microphone
  • Has a removable battery

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless & Parrot Zik 3.0?

  • Can be folded
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has a mute function

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

4.weight

24g

270g

289g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

6.has an in-ear form
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.

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Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

2.has a neodymium magnet
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

3.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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 an in-line control panel
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

4.number of microphones

1

6

2

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

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

5.warranty period

2

1

2

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

Best

Treblab X2

Unlimited undefined

6.has a noise canceling microphone
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

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