48points

Etymotic mc5

92points

Parrot Zik 3.0

97points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

88points

Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

Etymotic mc5
Parrot Zik 3.0
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Etymotic mc5 vs Parrot Zik 3.0 vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE vs Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

Etymotic mc5
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless
Etymotic mc5
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

Why is Etymotic mc5 better than Parrot Zik 3.0 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sennheiser Momentum Wireless?

  • Has an in-ear form

Why is Parrot Zik 3.0 better than Etymotic mc5 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Sennheiser Momentum Wireless?

  • Has a removable battery

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than Etymotic mc5 & Parrot Zik 3.0 & Sennheiser Momentum Wireless?

  • Has a straight plug
  • Has a mute function

Why is Sennheiser Momentum Wireless better than Etymotic mc5 & Parrot Zik 3.0 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Lowest frequency
    16Hzvs20,20,20Hz

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Etymotic mc5
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

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 an over-the-ear form
Etymotic mc5
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

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.

3.has a detachable cable
Etymotic mc5
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

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

4.can be folded
Etymotic mc5
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

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

5.has an in-ear form
Etymotic mc5
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

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 mc5
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

15000Hz

22000Hz

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

20Hz

20Hz

20Hz

16Hz

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 mc5
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

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 mc5
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

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 mc5
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

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.

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Etymotic mc5
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Etymotic mc5
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Etymotic mc5
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

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

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Etymotic mc5
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Etymotic mc5
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

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 mc5
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

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.control panel placed on a device
Etymotic mc5
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

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 mc5
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

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 a noise canceling microphone
Etymotic mc5
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

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

4.has a mute function
Etymotic mc5
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Sennheiser Momentum Wireless

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

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