85points

Parrot Zik 2.0

99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

49points

Ultrasone HFI-780

Parrot Zik 2.0
Comparison winner
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Ultrasone HFI-780
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26 facts in comparison

Parrot Zik 2.0 vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE vs Ultrasone HFI-780

Parrot Zik 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Ultrasone HFI-780
Parrot Zik 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Ultrasone HFI-780
85
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99
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49
points

Why is Parrot Zik 2.0 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE & Ultrasone HFI-780?

  • Weight
    270gvs289,285g
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a noise canceling microphone
  • Has a removable battery

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than Parrot Zik 2.0 & Ultrasone HFI-780?

  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has a mute function

Why is Ultrasone HFI-780 better than Parrot Zik 2.0 & Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • Highest frequency
    26000Hzvs20000,20000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    10Hzvs20,20Hz

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Parrot Zik 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Ultrasone HFI-780

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
Parrot Zik 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Ultrasone HFI-780

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
Parrot Zik 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Ultrasone HFI-780

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

270g

289g

285g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Parrot Zik 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Ultrasone HFI-780

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

6.has included ear pads
Parrot Zik 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Ultrasone HFI-780

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

20000Hz

26000Hz

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

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
Parrot Zik 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Ultrasone HFI-780

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
Parrot Zik 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Ultrasone HFI-780

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)
Parrot Zik 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Ultrasone HFI-780

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

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
Parrot Zik 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Ultrasone HFI-780

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Parrot Zik 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Ultrasone HFI-780

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Parrot Zik 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Ultrasone HFI-780

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

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Parrot Zik 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Ultrasone HFI-780

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Parrot Zik 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Ultrasone HFI-780

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

3.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Parrot Zik 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Ultrasone HFI-780

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
Parrot Zik 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Ultrasone HFI-780

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
Parrot Zik 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Ultrasone HFI-780

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
Parrot Zik 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Ultrasone HFI-780

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

4.has a noise canceling microphone
Parrot Zik 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Ultrasone HFI-780

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

5.has a mute function
Parrot Zik 2.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Ultrasone HFI-780

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

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