52points

Etymotic HF2

90points

Parrot Zik 3.0

Etymotic HF2
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Etymotic HF2 vs Parrot Zik 3.0

Etymotic HF2
Parrot Zik 3.0
Etymotic HF2
Parrot Zik 3.0
52
points
90
points

Why is Etymotic HF2 better than Parrot Zik 3.0?

  • 233g lighter
    37gvs270g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an in-ear form

Why is Parrot Zik 3.0 better than Etymotic HF2?

  • 7000Hz higher high-frequency
    22000Hzvs15000Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Etymotic HF2
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
Etymotic HF2
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
Etymotic HF2
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

37g

270g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has an in-ear form
Etymotic HF2
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 included ear pads
Etymotic HF2
Parrot Zik 3.0

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

15000Hz

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

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
Etymotic HF2
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
Etymotic HF2
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)
Etymotic HF2
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.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Etymotic HF2
Parrot Zik 3.0

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Etymotic HF2
Parrot Zik 3.0

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Etymotic HF2
Parrot Zik 3.0

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

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Etymotic HF2
Parrot Zik 3.0

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Etymotic HF2
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
Etymotic HF2
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
Etymotic HF2
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
Etymotic HF2
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.has an in-line control panel
Etymotic HF2
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.

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
Etymotic HF2
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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