92points

Parrot Zik 3.0

29points

Scosche IDR653MD

87points

Sony MDR-XB950B1

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Parrot Zik 3.0 vs Scosche IDR653MD vs Sony MDR-XB950B1

Parrot Zik 3.0
Scosche IDR653MD
Sony MDR-XB950B1
Parrot Zik 3.0
Scosche IDR653MD
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Why is Parrot Zik 3.0 better than Scosche IDR653MD & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Has a noise canceling microphone
  • Has a removable battery

Why is Scosche IDR653MD better than Parrot Zik 3.0 & Sony MDR-XB950B1?

  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has an in-ear form

Why is Sony MDR-XB950B1 better than Parrot Zik 3.0 & Scosche IDR653MD?

  • Highest frequency
    28000Hzvs22000,20000Hz
  • Lowest frequency
    3Hzvs20,15Hz
  • Can be folded
  • Has included ear pads

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Design

1.has a detachable cable
Parrot Zik 3.0
Scosche IDR653MD
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

2.has stereo speakers
Parrot Zik 3.0
Scosche IDR653MD
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

3.can be folded
Parrot Zik 3.0
Scosche IDR653MD
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

4.has an over-the-ear form
Parrot Zik 3.0
Scosche IDR653MD
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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.

5.has a tangle free cable
Parrot Zik 3.0
Scosche IDR653MD
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The cable is designed to minimize tangling.

For example

SoundMagic E11C

6.travel bag is included
Parrot Zik 3.0
Scosche IDR653MD
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

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Sound quality

1.highest frequency

22000Hz

20000Hz

28000Hz

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

3Hz

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
Scosche IDR653MD
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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
Scosche IDR653MD
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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
Scosche IDR653MD
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

11mm

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

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Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Parrot Zik 3.0
Scosche IDR653MD
Sony MDR-XB950B1

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Parrot Zik 3.0
Scosche IDR653MD
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Parrot Zik 3.0
Scosche IDR653MD
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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
Scosche IDR653MD
Sony MDR-XB950B1

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Parrot Zik 3.0
Scosche IDR653MD
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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
Scosche IDR653MD
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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
Scosche IDR653MD
Sony MDR-XB950B1

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

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Features

1.can be used as a headset
Parrot Zik 3.0
Scosche IDR653MD
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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.

2.has an in-line control panel
Parrot Zik 3.0
Scosche IDR653MD
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

3.control panel placed on a device
Parrot Zik 3.0
Scosche IDR653MD
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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.

4.number of microphones

6

1

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
Scosche IDR653MD
Sony MDR-XB950B1

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

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