59points

Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2

90points

Parrot Zik 3.0

Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2
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Parrot Zik 3.0
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Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2 vs Parrot Zik 3.0

Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2
Parrot Zik 3.0
Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2
Parrot Zik 3.0
59
points
90
points

Why is Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2 better than Parrot Zik 3.0?

  • 10Hz lower low-frequency
    10Hzvs20Hz
  • 250g lighter
    20gvs270g
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Sweat resistant
  • Has an in-ear form
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an earbud form

Why is Parrot Zik 3.0 better than Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2?

  • 2000Hz higher high-frequency
    22000Hzvs20000Hz
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2
Parrot Zik 3.0

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 a detachable cable
Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2
Parrot Zik 3.0

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
Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2
Parrot Zik 3.0

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.

4.weight

20g

270g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has an in-ear form
Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2
Parrot Zik 3.0

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.

6.has a tangle free cable
Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2
Parrot Zik 3.0

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

22000Hz

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

2.lowest frequency

10Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2
Parrot Zik 3.0

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

4.has a neodymium magnet
Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2
Parrot Zik 3.0

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

5.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2
Parrot Zik 3.0

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.

6.driver unit size

9.2mm

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 battery level indicator
Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2
Parrot Zik 3.0

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2
Parrot Zik 3.0

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2
Parrot Zik 3.0

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

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2
Parrot Zik 3.0

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2
Parrot Zik 3.0

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2
Parrot Zik 3.0

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
Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2
Parrot Zik 3.0

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.can be used as a headset
Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2
Parrot Zik 3.0

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.

3.warranty period

2

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
Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2
Parrot Zik 3.0

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

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
Bowers & Wilkins C5 Series 2
Parrot Zik 3.0

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

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