66points

Beats by Dre Studio

92points

Parrot Zik 3.0

86points

Philips SHB8850NC

45points

Soul Electronics Transform

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Beats by Dre Studio vs Parrot Zik 3.0 vs Philips SHB8850NC vs Soul Electronics Transform

Beats by Dre Studio
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC
Soul Electronics Transform
Beats by Dre Studio
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC
Soul Electronics Transform

Why is Beats by Dre Studio better than Parrot Zik 3.0 & Philips SHB8850NC & Soul Electronics Transform?

    Why is Parrot Zik 3.0 better than Beats by Dre Studio & Philips SHB8850NC & Soul Electronics Transform?

    • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
    • Has a noise canceling microphone
    • Has a removable battery

    Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than Beats by Dre Studio & Parrot Zik 3.0 & Soul Electronics Transform?

    • Has voice commands
    • Wireless charging
    • Has an open-back design

    Why is Soul Electronics Transform better than Beats by Dre Studio & Parrot Zik 3.0 & Philips SHB8850NC?

    • Weight
      150gvs260,270,232g
    • Has a tangle free cable
    • Has included ear pads
    • Sweat resistant
    • Weather sealed
    • Has removable speakers

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    Design

    1.has stereo speakers
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    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
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    Parrot Zik 3.0
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    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

    260g

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    232g

    150g

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    4.has a detachable cable
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    Parrot Zik 3.0
    Philips SHB8850NC
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    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
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    Parrot Zik 3.0
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Soul Electronics Transform

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

    6.has a tangle free cable
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    Philips SHB8850NC
    Soul Electronics Transform

    The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

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    Sound quality

    1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
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    Parrot Zik 3.0
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Soul Electronics Transform

    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
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    Parrot Zik 3.0
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Soul Electronics Transform

    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)
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    Parrot Zik 3.0
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Soul Electronics Transform

    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
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    Philips SHB8850NC
    Soul Electronics Transform

    An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

    2.has a rechargeable battery
    Beats by Dre Studio
    Parrot Zik 3.0
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Soul Electronics Transform

    The battery can be recharged and used over again.

    3.has a removable battery
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    Soul Electronics Transform

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

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    Connectivity

    1.Can be used wirelessly
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    Philips SHB8850NC
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    Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

    2.has a 3.5mm male connector
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    Parrot Zik 3.0
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Soul Electronics Transform

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

    3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
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    Philips SHB8850NC
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    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
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    Philips SHB8850NC
    Soul Electronics Transform

    The device can connect to WiFi.

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    Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

    5.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
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    Philips SHB8850NC
    Soul Electronics Transform

    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

    6.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
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    Philips SHB8850NC
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    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

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    Features

    1.control panel placed on a device
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    Philips SHB8850NC
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    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.has an in-line control panel
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    Soul Electronics Transform

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

    3.can be used as a headset
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    Parrot Zik 3.0
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Soul Electronics Transform

    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.

    4.has a noise canceling microphone
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    Parrot Zik 3.0
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Soul Electronics Transform

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

    5.has voice commands
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    Parrot Zik 3.0
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Soul Electronics Transform

    You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

    6.has an accelerometer
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    Parrot Zik 3.0
    Philips SHB8850NC
    Soul Electronics Transform

    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
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    Philips SHB8850NC
    Soul Electronics Transform

    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
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    Parrot Zik 3.0
    Philips SHB8850NC
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    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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