92points

Parrot Zik 3.0

55points

Philips Sports Earhook Headset SHQ3017/28

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Parrot Zik 3.0 vs Philips Sports Earhook Headset SHQ3017/28

Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips Sports Earhook Headset SHQ3017/28

Why is Parrot Zik 3.0 better than Philips Sports Earhook Headset SHQ3017/28?

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 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 a battery level indicator
  • Has an L-shaped plug

Why is Philips Sports Earhook Headset SHQ3017/28 better than Parrot Zik 3.0?

  • 5Hz lower low-frequency
    15Hzvs20Hz
  • 262g lighter
    8gvs270g
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an in-ear form

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips Sports Earhook Headset SHQ3017/28

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 Sports Earhook Headset SHQ3017/28

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 Sports Earhook Headset SHQ3017/28

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

8g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.has an in-ear form
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips Sports Earhook Headset SHQ3017/28

The in-ear device is ultracompact and lightweight, with little or no interference with earrings, spectacles, hats, or hairstyles. It is inserted in the ear canal itself and blocks out a lot of environmental noise. It has stronger bass tones and is unlikely to fall out of the ear.

6.has included ear pads
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Philips Sports Earhook Headset SHQ3017/28

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

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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

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
Philips Sports Earhook Headset SHQ3017/28

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 Sports Earhook Headset SHQ3017/28

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

9mm

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 3.0
Philips Sports Earhook Headset SHQ3017/28

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 Sports Earhook Headset SHQ3017/28

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips Sports Earhook Headset SHQ3017/28

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips Sports Earhook Headset SHQ3017/28

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

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
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Philips Sports Earhook Headset SHQ3017/28

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips Sports Earhook Headset SHQ3017/28

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 Sports Earhook Headset SHQ3017/28

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
Philips Sports Earhook Headset SHQ3017/28

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.has an in-line control panel
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips Sports Earhook Headset SHQ3017/28

There is a control panel on the cable, so you can easily operate the device without having to interact with it.

3.can be used as a headset
Parrot Zik 3.0
Philips Sports Earhook Headset SHQ3017/28

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.

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 3.0
Philips Sports Earhook Headset SHQ3017/28

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

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