92points

Parrot Zik 3.0

51points

Sony MDR-HW700DS

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Parrot Zik 3.0 vs Sony MDR-HW700DS

Parrot Zik 3.0
Sony MDR-HW700DS
Parrot Zik 3.0
Sony MDR-HW700DS

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

  • Has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
  • 50g lighter
    270gvs320g
  • Has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has a rechargeable battery

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

  • 3000Hz higher high-frequency
    25000Hzvs22000Hz
  • 15Hz lower low-frequency
    5Hzvs20Hz
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • 10mm bigger driver unit
    50mmvs40mm
  • 0.2m longer cable
    1.5mvs1.3m

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Parrot Zik 3.0
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
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.weight

270g

320g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

4.has a detachable cable
Parrot Zik 3.0
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.

5.travel bag is included
Parrot Zik 3.0
Sony MDR-HW700DS

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

6.has an L-shaped plug
Parrot Zik 3.0
Sony MDR-HW700DS

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.

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Sound quality

1.lowest frequency

20Hz

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

2.highest frequency

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Parrot Zik 3.0
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.has a neodymium magnet
Parrot Zik 3.0
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.

5.driver unit size

40mm

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

6.has active noise cancelling (noise reduction)
Parrot Zik 3.0
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
Sony MDR-HW700DS

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

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

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.has a 3.5mm male connector
Parrot Zik 3.0
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
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.

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Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Parrot Zik 3.0
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.has an in-line control panel
Parrot Zik 3.0
Sony MDR-HW700DS

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
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.

4.has a noise canceling microphone
Parrot Zik 3.0
Sony MDR-HW700DS

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

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