64points

Bose SoundLink around-ear II

87points

Parrot Zik 2.0

Bose SoundLink around-ear II
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Parrot Zik 2.0
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Bose SoundLink around-ear II vs Parrot Zik 2.0

Bose SoundLink around-ear II
Parrot Zik 2.0
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
Parrot Zik 2.0

Why is Bose SoundLink around-ear II better than Parrot Zik 2.0?

  • 70g lighter
    200gvs270g
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has a straight plug

Why is Parrot Zik 2.0 better than Bose SoundLink around-ear II?

  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has included ear pads
  • 5 more microphone(s)
    6vs1
  • Has a noise canceling microphone
  • 1m greater wireless connectivity range
    10mvs9m
  • Has a removable battery

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
Parrot Zik 2.0

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
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
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.

3.has a detachable cable
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
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.

4.weight

200g

270g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
Parrot Zik 2.0

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

6.has included ear pads
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
Parrot Zik 2.0

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

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Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
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.

2.has a neodymium magnet
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
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.

3.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
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.

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Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
Parrot Zik 2.0

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

2.has a removable battery
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
Parrot Zik 2.0

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

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
Parrot Zik 2.0

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.Bluetooth version

4

3

Best

RHA TrueConnect

5

3.maximum Bluetooth range

9m

10m

The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.

Best

Fiil Canviis Pro

100m

4.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
Parrot Zik 2.0

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

5.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
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.

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
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.has an in-line control panel
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
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.

3.can be used as a headset
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
Parrot Zik 2.0

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.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

5.has a noise canceling microphone
Bose SoundLink around-ear II
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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