60points

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2

87points

Parrot Zik 2.0

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2
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Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2 vs Parrot Zik 2.0

Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2
Parrot Zik 2.0
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2
Parrot Zik 2.0

Why is Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2 better than Parrot Zik 2.0?

  • 10Hz lower low-frequency
    10Hzvs20Hz
  • 75g lighter
    195gvs270g
  • Can be folded
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has an on-ear form
  • Has removable speakers

Why is Parrot Zik 2.0 better than Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2?

  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has a rechargeable battery
  • 0.1m longer cable
    1.3mvs1.2m
  • Has a noise canceling microphone

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Design

1.weight

195g

270g

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3g

2.has a detachable cable
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2
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.

3.can be folded
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2
Parrot Zik 2.0

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

4.has an over-the-ear form
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2
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.

5.travel bag is included
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2
Parrot Zik 2.0

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

6.has included ear pads
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2
Parrot Zik 2.0

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

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

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 P5 Series 2
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.

4.has a neodymium magnet
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2
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.

5.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2
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.

6.driver unit size

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 rechargeable battery
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2
Parrot Zik 2.0

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

2.has a removable battery
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2
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
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2
Parrot Zik 2.0

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2
Parrot Zik 2.0

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 P5 Series 2
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.has an in-line control panel
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2
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.

2.control panel placed on a device
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2
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.

3.has a noise canceling microphone
Bowers & Wilkins P5 Series 2
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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