45points

Bose SoundSport In-Ear

90points

Parrot Zik 3.0

88points

Sony MDR-100ABN

Bose SoundSport In-Ear
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Parrot Zik 3.0
Sony MDR-100ABN
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28 facts in comparison

Bose SoundSport In-Ear vs Parrot Zik 3.0 vs Sony MDR-100ABN

Bose SoundSport In-Ear
Parrot Zik 3.0
Sony MDR-100ABN
Bose SoundSport In-Ear
Parrot Zik 3.0
Sony MDR-100ABN
45
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90
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88
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Why is Bose SoundSport In-Ear better than Parrot Zik 3.0 & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has included ear pads
  • Sweat resistant
  • Has an in-ear form
  • Has a straight plug
  • Weather sealed

Why is Parrot Zik 3.0 better than Bose SoundSport In-Ear & Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has a noise canceling microphone
  • Has a removable battery

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Bose SoundSport In-Ear & Parrot Zik 3.0?

  • Can be folded
  • Has an on-ear form

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bose SoundSport In-Ear
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 a detachable cable
Bose SoundSport In-Ear
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.

3.has an over-the-ear form
Bose SoundSport In-Ear
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.

4.has an in-ear form
Bose SoundSport In-Ear
Parrot Zik 3.0
Sony MDR-100ABN

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.

5.can be folded
Bose SoundSport In-Ear
Parrot Zik 3.0
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

6.sweat resistant
Bose SoundSport In-Ear
Parrot Zik 3.0
Sony MDR-100ABN

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

Sound quality

1.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Bose SoundSport In-Ear
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.

2.has a neodymium magnet
Bose SoundSport In-Ear
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.

3.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Bose SoundSport In-Ear
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.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Bose SoundSport In-Ear
Parrot Zik 3.0
Sony MDR-100ABN

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Bose SoundSport In-Ear
Parrot Zik 3.0
Sony MDR-100ABN

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Bose SoundSport In-Ear
Parrot Zik 3.0
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bose SoundSport In-Ear
Parrot Zik 3.0
Sony MDR-100ABN

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bose SoundSport In-Ear
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
Bose SoundSport In-Ear
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.

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Bose SoundSport In-Ear
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
Bose SoundSport In-Ear
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.warranty period

1

1

1

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

4.has an in-line control panel
Bose SoundSport In-Ear
Parrot Zik 3.0
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

5.number of microphones

1

6

1

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

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

6.has a noise canceling microphone
Bose SoundSport In-Ear
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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