69points

Parrot Zik

97points

Sennheiser PXC 550

Parrot Zik
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Parrot Zik vs Sennheiser PXC 550

Parrot Zik
Sennheiser PXC 550
Parrot Zik
Sennheiser PXC 550
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97
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Why is Parrot Zik better than Sennheiser PXC 550?

  • 7Hz lower low-frequency
    10Hzvs17Hz
  • 458 Ohms lower impedance
    32 Ohmsvs490 Ohms
  • Has a noise canceling microphone

Why is Sennheiser PXC 550 better than Parrot Zik?

  • 3000Hz higher high-frequency
    23000Hzvs20000Hz
  • 99g lighter
    227gvs326g
  • Has stereo speakers
  • Can be folded
  • Can be used as a headset
  • Has an in-line control panel
  • Has a battery level indicator
  • Has an L-shaped plug

Top specs and features

Design

1.has stereo speakers
Parrot Zik
Sennheiser PXC 550

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
Sennheiser PXC 550

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
Sennheiser PXC 550

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.weight

326g

227g

Best

Sony MDR-EX150AP

3g

5.can be folded
Parrot Zik
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

6.travel bag is included
Parrot Zik
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

Sound quality

1.highest frequency

20000Hz

23000Hz

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

17Hz

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
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

490 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
Sennheiser PXC 550

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
Sennheiser PXC 550

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
Sennheiser PXC 550

An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.

2.has a rechargeable battery
Parrot Zik
Sennheiser PXC 550

The battery can be recharged and used over again.

Connectivity

1.Can be used wirelessly
Parrot Zik
Sennheiser PXC 550

Wireless devices allow users more freedom of movement.

2.Bluetooth version

2.1

4.2

Best

Audio-Technica ATH-ANC900BT

5

3.has a 3.5mm male connector
Parrot Zik
Sennheiser PXC 550

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
Sennheiser PXC 550

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.

5.Has WiFi
Parrot Zik
Sennheiser PXC 550

The device can connect to WiFi.

For example

Meters OV-1 Bluetooth

Features

1.control panel placed on a device
Parrot Zik
Sennheiser PXC 550

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
Sennheiser PXC 550

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
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

4.number of microphones

4

3

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
Sennheiser PXC 550

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

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