87points

Parrot Zik Sport

99points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Parrot Zik Sport
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Parrot Zik Sport vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Parrot Zik Sport
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE
Parrot Zik Sport
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Why is Parrot Zik Sport better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE?

  • 214g lighter
    75gvs289g
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Sweat resistant
  • Has an in-ear form
  • Has a noise canceling microphone
  • Has a heart rate monitor

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE better than Parrot Zik Sport?

  • Has stereo speakers
  • Has a detachable cable
  • Has an over-the-ear form
  • Control panel placed on a device
  • Travel bag is included
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has an L-shaped plug
  • Has a straight plug

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Design

1.has stereo speakers
Parrot Zik Sport
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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 Sport
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

75g

289g

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Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

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

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 Sport
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

6.has an in-ear form
Parrot Zik Sport
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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.

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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

20000Hz

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 Sport
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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 Sport
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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 Sport
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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 Sport
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Parrot Zik Sport
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

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Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Parrot Zik Sport
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.Bluetooth version

4

4

Best

RHA TrueConnect

5

3.has a 3.5mm male connector
Parrot Zik Sport
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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 Sport
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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 Sport
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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 Sport
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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.number of microphones

8

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Parrot Zik Sport

8

4.has a noise canceling microphone
Parrot Zik Sport
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

5.has a mute function
Parrot Zik Sport
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

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

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Miscellaneous

1.Has a heart rate monitor
Parrot Zik Sport
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 SE

A heart rate monitor can help show your fitness levels, enabling you to calculate a suitable intensity of exercise.

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