71points

KEF M500

90points

Parrot Zik 3.0

KEF M500
Comparison winner
Parrot Zik 3.0
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28 facts in comparison

KEF M500 vs Parrot Zik 3.0

KEF M500
Parrot Zik 3.0
KEF M500
Parrot Zik 3.0
71
points
90
points

Why is KEF M500 better than Parrot Zik 3.0?

  • 62g lighter
    208gvs270g
  • Can be folded
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an on-ear form

Why is Parrot Zik 3.0 better than KEF M500?

  • 2000Hz higher high-frequency
    22000Hzvs20000Hz
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has a battery level indicator

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
KEF M500
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
KEF M500
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
KEF M500
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

208g

270g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
KEF M500
Parrot Zik 3.0

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

6.has a tangle free cable
KEF M500
Parrot Zik 3.0

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

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

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
KEF M500
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
KEF M500
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)
KEF M500
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.

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

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
KEF M500
Parrot Zik 3.0

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
KEF M500
Parrot Zik 3.0

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
KEF M500
Parrot Zik 3.0

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

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
KEF M500
Parrot Zik 3.0

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
KEF M500
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
KEF M500
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
KEF M500
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
KEF M500
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
KEF M500
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
KEF M500
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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