61points

Klipsch Image S4i (II)

90points

Parrot Zik 3.0

88points

Philips SHB8850NC

Klipsch Image S4i (II)
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Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC
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41 facts in comparison

Klipsch Image S4i (II) vs Parrot Zik 3.0 vs Philips SHB8850NC

Klipsch Image S4i (II)
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC
Klipsch Image S4i (II)
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC
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90
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88
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Why is Klipsch Image S4i (II) better than Parrot Zik 3.0 & Philips SHB8850NC?

  • Weight
    11.9gvs270,232g
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has an in-ear form

Why is Parrot Zik 3.0 better than Klipsch Image S4i (II) & Philips SHB8850NC?

  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has a noise canceling microphone
  • Has a removable battery

Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than Klipsch Image S4i (II) & Parrot Zik 3.0?

  • Can be folded
  • Has an on-ear form
  • Wireless charging
  • Has voice commands
  • Has an open-back design

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Klipsch Image S4i (II)
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

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
Klipsch Image S4i (II)
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

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
Klipsch Image S4i (II)
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

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

11.9g

270g

232g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has a tangle free cable
Klipsch Image S4i (II)
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

6.has an in-ear form
Klipsch Image S4i (II)
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

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.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

19000Hz

22000Hz

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

10Hz

20Hz

10Hz

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
Klipsch Image S4i (II)
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

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
Klipsch Image S4i (II)
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

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)
Klipsch Image S4i (II)
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

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

8.5mm

40mm

32mm

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
Klipsch Image S4i (II)
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Klipsch Image S4i (II)
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Klipsch Image S4i (II)
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

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

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Klipsch Image S4i (II)
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Klipsch Image S4i (II)
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Klipsch Image S4i (II)
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

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.

4.Has WiFi
Klipsch Image S4i (II)
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

5.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Klipsch Image S4i (II)
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

6.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Klipsch Image S4i (II)
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

For example

JBL Reflect Contour 2

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Klipsch Image S4i (II)
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

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
Klipsch Image S4i (II)
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

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
Klipsch Image S4i (II)
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

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

2

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
Klipsch Image S4i (II)
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

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

6.has voice commands
Klipsch Image S4i (II)
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Klipsch Image S4i (II)
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

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