90points

Parrot Zik 3.0

88points

Philips SHB8850NC

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Parrot Zik 3.0 vs Philips SHB8850NC

Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC
90
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88
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Why is Parrot Zik 3.0 better than Philips SHB8850NC?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has a noise canceling microphone
  • Has a removable battery

Why is Philips SHB8850NC better than Parrot Zik 3.0?

  • 10Hz lower low-frequency
    10Hzvs20Hz
  • 38g lighter
    232gvs270g
  • Can be folded
  • 1 newer Bluetooth version
    4vs3
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an on-ear form
  • Wireless charging
  • Has voice commands

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

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 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

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 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

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

232g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

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

6.sweat resistant
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

Resistance to sweat makes it ideal for use while doing sports.

For example

JBL Under Armour True Wireless Flash

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

22000Hz

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

2.lowest frequency

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 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

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
Philips SHB8850NC

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
Philips SHB8850NC

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

32mm

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 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.battery power

830mAh

530mAh

Best

Phaz P5

2000mAh

4.has a removable battery
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

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

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.Bluetooth version

3

4

Best

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT

5

3.has a 3.5mm male connector
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

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
Philips SHB8850NC

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.

5.Has WiFi
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

6.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.

For example

RHA TrueConnect

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

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
Philips SHB8850NC

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.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

4.has a noise canceling microphone
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

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

5.has voice commands
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

You can use your voice to control key functions of the device and you can easily access your device without pushing any button.

6.has an accelerometer
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

An accelerometer is a sensor used to measure the linear acceleration of a device. A common application is detecting when a device changes between vertical and horizontal positions.

For example

Sony Xperia Ear Duo

Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC

The manufacturer offers a branded wireless charging kit. To charge the device, you simply put it down on its charging base.

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