87points

Parrot Zik 2.0

65points

V-Moda XS

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Parrot Zik 2.0 vs V-Moda XS

Parrot Zik 2.0
V-Moda XS
Parrot Zik 2.0
V-Moda XS

Why is Parrot Zik 2.0 better than V-Moda XS?

  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a rechargeable battery
  • Has a noise canceling microphone

Why is V-Moda XS better than Parrot Zik 2.0?

  • 10000Hz higher high-frequency
    30000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 15Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs20Hz
  • 75g lighter
    195gvs270g
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has an on-ear form

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Parrot Zik 2.0
V-Moda XS

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
V-Moda XS

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
V-Moda XS

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

195g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Parrot Zik 2.0
V-Moda XS

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

6.has included ear pads
Parrot Zik 2.0
V-Moda XS

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

30000Hz

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
V-Moda XS

The device sits tightly in place, creating an acoustic seal which reduces background noise and prevents your music from leaking out.

4.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

5.has a neodymium magnet
Parrot Zik 2.0
V-Moda XS

Devices with neodymium magnets are lighter and more powerful than those which use ferrite magnets. They also have more bass and clear high notes.

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Parrot Zik 2.0
V-Moda XS

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 rechargeable battery
Parrot Zik 2.0
V-Moda XS

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

2.has a removable battery
Parrot Zik 2.0
V-Moda XS

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
V-Moda XS

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Parrot Zik 2.0
V-Moda XS

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
V-Moda XS

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
V-Moda XS

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
V-Moda XS

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
V-Moda XS

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
V-Moda XS

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

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