92points

Parrot Zik 3.0

94points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Parrot Zik 3.0
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Parrot Zik 3.0 vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Why is Parrot Zik 3.0 better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • 19g lighter
    270gvs289g
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a noise canceling microphone
  • Supports Bluetooth pairing using NFC
  • Has a removable battery

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Parrot Zik 3.0?

  • Can be folded
  • Has included ear pads
  • 1 newer Bluetooth version
    4vs3
  • Has a straight plug
  • 1 more years under manufacturer's warranty
    2vs1
  • Has a mute function

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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.weight

270g

289g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

With a detachable cable you can use alternative cables, and if the cable is pulled it will pop out instead of breaking.

5.can be folded
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

6.has included ear pads
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

20Hz

20Hz

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

2.highest frequency

22000Hz

20000Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.battery power

830mAh

680mAh

Best

Phaz P5

2000mAh

4.has a removable battery
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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.warranty period

1

2

When covered under the manufacturer’s warranty it is possible to get a replacement in the case of a malfunction.

Best

Treblab X2

Unlimited undefined

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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

6.has a mute function
Parrot Zik 3.0
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The device has an option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.

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