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Parrot Zik 2.0

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Sony MDR-100ABN

Parrot Zik 2.0
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Parrot Zik 2.0 vs Sony MDR-100ABN

Parrot Zik 2.0
Sony MDR-100ABN
Parrot Zik 2.0
Sony MDR-100ABN

Why is Parrot Zik 2.0 better than Sony MDR-100ABN?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 20g lighter
    270gvs290g
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a noise canceling microphone
  • 3.5h shorter charge time
    2.5hvs6h
  • Has a removable battery

Why is Sony MDR-100ABN better than Parrot Zik 2.0?

  • 20000Hz higher high-frequency
    40000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 15Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs20Hz
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • 1.1 newer Bluetooth version
    4.1vs3

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Parrot Zik 2.0
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Parrot Zik 2.0
Sony MDR-100ABN

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.has a detachable cable
Parrot Zik 2.0
Sony MDR-100ABN

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

4.weight

270g

290g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Parrot Zik 2.0
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

6.has included ear pads
Parrot Zik 2.0
Sony MDR-100ABN

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

40000Hz

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

5Hz

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
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Sony MDR-100ABN

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)
Parrot Zik 2.0
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Parrot Zik 2.0
Sony MDR-100ABN

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Parrot Zik 2.0
Sony MDR-100ABN

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.charge time

2.5h

6h

The time it takes to fully charge the battery.

Best

Sony Xperia Ear Duo

0.46h

4.has a removable battery
Parrot Zik 2.0
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Parrot Zik 2.0
Sony MDR-100ABN

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.Bluetooth version

3

4.1

Best

RHA TrueConnect

5

3.maximum Bluetooth range

10m

10m

The device can connect at a greater distance via Bluetooth or infrared to another device.

Best

Fiil Canviis Pro

100m

4.has a 3.5mm male connector
Parrot Zik 2.0
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

5.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Parrot Zik 2.0
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Parrot Zik 2.0
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Sony MDR-100ABN

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
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

6

1

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
Parrot Zik 2.0
Sony MDR-100ABN

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

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