46points

Focal Utopia

87points

Parrot Zik 2.0

Focal Utopia
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Focal Utopia vs Parrot Zik 2.0

Focal Utopia
Parrot Zik 2.0
Focal Utopia
Parrot Zik 2.0

Why is Focal Utopia better than Parrot Zik 2.0?

  • 15Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs20Hz
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an open-back design

Why is Parrot Zik 2.0 better than Focal Utopia?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 220g lighter
    270gvs490g
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has included ear pads

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Design

1.has an over-the-ear form
Focal Utopia
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.

2.weight

490g

270g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

3.has a detachable cable
Focal Utopia
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.

4.has included ear pads
Focal Utopia
Parrot Zik 2.0

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

5.travel bag is included
Focal Utopia
Parrot Zik 2.0

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

6.has a straight plug
Focal Utopia
Parrot Zik 2.0

A straight plug is better when the jack is on the top or bottom of your player.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

5Hz

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

2.highest frequency

50000Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Focal Utopia
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
Focal Utopia
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.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

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Focal Utopia
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.

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Power

1.has a rechargeable battery
Focal Utopia
Parrot Zik 2.0

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

2.has a removable battery
Focal Utopia
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
Focal Utopia
Parrot Zik 2.0

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Focal Utopia
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
Focal Utopia
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.control panel placed on a device
Focal Utopia
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.

2.has an in-line control panel
Focal Utopia
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.

3.has a noise canceling microphone
Focal Utopia
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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