63points

Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2

87points

Parrot Zik 2.0

99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Parrot Zik 2.0
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Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2 vs Parrot Zik 2.0 vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Parrot Zik 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Parrot Zik 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Why is Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2 better than Parrot Zik 2.0 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Lowest frequency
    10Hzvs20,20Hz
  • Weight
    130gvs270,289g
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Parrot Zik 2.0 better than Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a noise canceling microphone
  • Has a removable battery

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2 & Parrot Zik 2.0?

  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has a mute function

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Design

1.weight

130g

270g

289g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

2.has a detachable cable
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Parrot Zik 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

3.has stereo speakers
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Parrot Zik 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

4.can be folded
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Parrot Zik 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

5.has an over-the-ear form
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Parrot Zik 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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.

6.travel bag is included
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Parrot Zik 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

20000Hz

20000Hz

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

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 P3 Series 2
Parrot Zik 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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 P3 Series 2
Parrot Zik 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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 P3 Series 2
Parrot Zik 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

30mm

40mm

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

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Parrot Zik 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Parrot Zik 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Parrot Zik 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Parrot Zik 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Parrot Zik 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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 P3 Series 2
Parrot Zik 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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.can be used as a headset
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Parrot Zik 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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.

2.has an in-line control panel
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Parrot Zik 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

3.control panel placed on a device
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Parrot Zik 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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.

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.has a noise canceling microphone
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Parrot Zik 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

6.has a mute function
Bowers & Wilkins P3 Series 2
Parrot Zik 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.

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