90points

Parrot Zik 3.0

50points

Sennheiser HD 229

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Parrot Zik 3.0 vs Sennheiser HD 229

Parrot Zik 3.0
Sennheiser HD 229
Parrot Zik 3.0
Sennheiser HD 229
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Why is Parrot Zik 3.0 better than Sennheiser HD 229?

  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Can be used wirelessly
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has a battery level indicator

Why is Sennheiser HD 229 better than Parrot Zik 3.0?

  • 2Hz lower low-frequency
    18Hzvs20Hz
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a straight plug
  • Has an on-ear form
  • 0.1m longer cable
    1.4mvs1.3m

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Parrot Zik 3.0
Sennheiser HD 229

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
Sennheiser HD 229

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
Sennheiser HD 229

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.travel bag is included
Parrot Zik 3.0
Sennheiser HD 229

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

5.has an L-shaped plug
Parrot Zik 3.0
Sennheiser HD 229

An L-shaped plug is better if the jack is on the left or right side of the device, so that the cable isn't bent, and is less likely to break when the device is in your pocket.

6.has an on-ear form
Parrot Zik 3.0
Sennheiser HD 229

This device comfortably rests on top of your outer ears. As it doesn't block out everything from the outside world, it's preferred in places like office environments and recommended for outdoor activities.

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

18Hz

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
Sennheiser HD 229

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
Sennheiser HD 229

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
Sennheiser HD 229

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.

Power

1.has a battery level indicator
Parrot Zik 3.0
Sennheiser HD 229

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Parrot Zik 3.0
Sennheiser HD 229

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

3.has a removable battery
Parrot Zik 3.0
Sennheiser HD 229

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

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Parrot Zik 3.0
Sennheiser HD 229

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Parrot Zik 3.0
Sennheiser HD 229

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
Sennheiser HD 229

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.

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Parrot Zik 3.0
Sennheiser HD 229

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
Sennheiser HD 229

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
Sennheiser HD 229

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
Sennheiser HD 229

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

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