70points

Parrot Zik

96points

Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Parrot Zik
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Parrot Zik vs Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Parrot Zik
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
Parrot Zik
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2
70
points
96
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Why is Parrot Zik better than Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2?

  • 10Hz lower low-frequency
    10Hzvs20Hz
  • Has a neodymium magnet
  • Has a noise canceling microphone

Why is Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2 better than Parrot Zik?

  • Has stereo speakers
  • 37g lighter
    289gvs326g
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Can be folded
  • Has included ear pads
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • 1.9 newer Bluetooth version
    4vs2.1
  • Has a rechargeable battery

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Parrot Zik
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
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.has a detachable cable
Parrot Zik
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.

4.weight

326g

289g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Parrot Zik
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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Allows you to change ear pads without buying new ones.

Sound quality

1.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

2.lowest frequency

10Hz

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

3.has sound isolation/passive noise reduction
Parrot Zik
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.impedance

32 Ohms

32 Ohms

Impedance is the device’s electrical resistance to the current being pushed through it. The lower the impedance, the easier it is to get higher volume and requires less power.

Best

Flips Solo 2 Social

4 Ohms

5.has a neodymium magnet
Parrot Zik
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
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.

Power

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

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

2.has a battery level indicator
Parrot Zik
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

Connectivity

1.Bluetooth version

2.1

4

Best

SoundMagic E11BT

5

2.Can be used wirelessly
Parrot Zik
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

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

A standard 3.5mm male connector is suitable for use with all MP3 players and computer sound cards.

4.Has WiFi
Parrot Zik
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.can be used as a headset
Parrot Zik
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.

2.control panel placed on a device
Parrot Zik
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.

3.number of microphones

4

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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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
Plantronics BackBeat Pro 2

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

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