92points

Parrot Zik 3.0

86points

Philips SHB8850NC

52points

Sony MDR-HW700DS

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Parrot Zik 3.0 vs Philips SHB8850NC vs Sony MDR-HW700DS

Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-HW700DS
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-HW700DS

Why is Parrot Zik 3.0 better than Philips SHB8850NC & Sony MDR-HW700DS?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 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 & Sony MDR-HW700DS?

  • Weight
    232gvs270,320g
  • Can be folded
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an on-ear form
  • Wireless charging
  • Has voice commands
  • Has an open-back design

Why is Sony MDR-HW700DS better than Parrot Zik 3.0 & Philips SHB8850NC?

  • Highest frequency
    25000Hzvs22000,22000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    5Hzvs20,10Hz
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Driver unit size
    50mmvs40,32mm
  • Cable length
    1.5mvs1.3,1.2m

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-HW700DS

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
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-HW700DS

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
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-HW700DS

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

232g

320g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-HW700DS

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

6.sweat resistant
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-HW700DS

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

For example

RHA TrueConnect

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

22000Hz

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

10Hz

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 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-HW700DS

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

32mm

50mm

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 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-HW700DS

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 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-HW700DS

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
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-HW700DS

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-HW700DS

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-HW700DS

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
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-HW700DS

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-HW700DS

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 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-HW700DS

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.

4.Has WiFi
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-HW700DS

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

5.Has fast 802.11ac WiFi connection
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-HW700DS

802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

For example

JBL Reflect Contour 2

6.Has 802.11n WiFi connection
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-HW700DS

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

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-HW700DS

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
Sony MDR-HW700DS

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
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-HW700DS

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 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-HW700DS

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
Sony MDR-HW700DS

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
Sony MDR-HW700DS

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

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Miscellaneous

1.wireless charging
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips SHB8850NC
Sony MDR-HW700DS

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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