68points

Klipsch Image S4i Rugged

92points

Parrot Zik 3.0

Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
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Klipsch Image S4i Rugged vs Parrot Zik 3.0

Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
Parrot Zik 3.0
Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
Parrot Zik 3.0

Why is Klipsch Image S4i Rugged better than Parrot Zik 3.0?

  • 10Hz lower low-frequency
    10Hzvs20Hz
  • 255.3g lighter
    14.7gvs270g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a tangle free cable
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a straight plug
  • Sweat resistant
  • Has an in-ear form

Why is Parrot Zik 3.0 better than Klipsch Image S4i Rugged?

  • 3000Hz higher high-frequency
    22000Hzvs19000Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • 31.5mm bigger driver unit
    40mmvs8.5mm
  • Control panel placed on a device

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
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 an over-the-ear form
Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
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.

3.weight

14.7g

270g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
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.

5.has an in-ear form
Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
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 a tangle free cable
Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
Parrot Zik 3.0

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

10Hz

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

19000Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
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
Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
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.driver unit size

8.5mm

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)
Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
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.

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
Parrot Zik 3.0

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
Parrot Zik 3.0

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
Parrot Zik 3.0

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

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
Parrot Zik 3.0

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
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
Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
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.

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
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.has an in-line control panel
Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
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.

3.can be used as a headset
Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
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.

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
Klipsch Image S4i Rugged
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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