92points

Parrot Zik 3.0

71points

Phiaton Chord MS 530

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Parrot Zik 3.0 vs Phiaton Chord MS 530

Parrot Zik 3.0
Phiaton Chord MS 530
Parrot Zik 3.0
Phiaton Chord MS 530

Why is Parrot Zik 3.0 better than Phiaton Chord MS 530?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 20g lighter
    270gvs290g
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has a rechargeable battery
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
  • Has a removable battery

Why is Phiaton Chord MS 530 better than Parrot Zik 3.0?

  • 3000Hz higher high-frequency
    25000Hzvs22000Hz
  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
    15Hzvs20Hz
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • 1 newer Bluetooth version
    4vs3

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Parrot Zik 3.0
Phiaton Chord MS 530

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 3.0
Phiaton Chord MS 530

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 3.0
Phiaton Chord MS 530

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.travel bag is included
Parrot Zik 3.0
Phiaton Chord MS 530

The device comes with its own special case or pouch, which is useful for safe transportation.

6.has an L-shaped plug
Parrot Zik 3.0
Phiaton Chord MS 530

An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

22000Hz

25000Hz

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

15Hz

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 3.0
Phiaton Chord MS 530

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 3.0
Phiaton Chord MS 530

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 3.0
Phiaton Chord MS 530

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 3.0
Phiaton Chord MS 530

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Parrot Zik 3.0
Phiaton Chord MS 530

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Parrot Zik 3.0
Phiaton Chord MS 530

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 3.0
Phiaton Chord MS 530

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.Bluetooth version

3

4

Best

RHA TrueConnect

5

3.has a 3.5mm male connector
Parrot Zik 3.0
Phiaton Chord MS 530

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

4.supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
Parrot Zik 3.0
Phiaton Chord MS 530

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 3.0
Phiaton Chord MS 530

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 3.0
Phiaton Chord MS 530

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 3.0
Phiaton Chord MS 530

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

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
Parrot Zik 3.0
Phiaton Chord MS 530

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

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