- Size (LWH): 14.4 inches, 10.2 inches, 8.7 inches
- Weight: 2.65 pounds
- Minimum Rated Talk Time: 6 hours
- Minimum Rated Standby Time: 24 hours
Parrot Zik Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones with Touch Control - Black
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- Highly performing active noise control, "spatialized" musical image
- Tactile touch panel that enables sensual movements, head detection sensor
- Bone conduction sensor, five microphones and a powerful digital signal processor
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Parrot, along with world-renowned French designer Phillipe Starck, have collaborated once again to create Zik, headphones combining advanced technology and sleek design.
Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)
Zik headphones feature four active microphones - two internal and two external - to make this patented Parrot technology one of the best in its class in ANC. The Zik provides up to 98% noise reduction, isolating external sound almost completely.
Parrot Zik features an intuitive touch-sensitive panel, located on the right ear cup. When connected via Bluetooth, you can simply swipe up and down to increase and decrease volume, or forward and back to skip tracks.
A head detection sensor is discretely incorporated in the foam of the ear piece, allowing the Zik to automatically detect when you are wearing the headphones and when they are removed, pausing and restarting music or switching to a call.
Unique Listening Quality
To recreate true-to-life sound, the Zik features a unique quality called the “Parrot Concert Hall” effect. This effect mimics the sound of a live concert, with the music seeming to come from directly in front of you, rather than from the sides, as with standard headsets. This innovative acoustic sound provides a more natural way of enjoying music.
Free Yourself from Wires
Listen to music or make crystal-clear calls wirelessly with the Zik via Bluetooth. Choose whether to control your calls and music manually from your device, via voice recognition, through the earphone touch panel, or from Parrot’s Audio Suite App, available for iPhone and Android smartphones. Bluetooth streaming is available with all Bluetooth compatible devices. Parrot has also integrated NFC into the Zik headphones, allowing you to pair, connect, and play music from your NFC-compatible device with a simple tap to the Zik.
Parrot Hands-Free Calling
The Parrot Zik is specifically engineered for crystal-clear conversations. Equipped with two directional microphones and a Jawbone Conductor, the Zik captures the vibration of the jawbone and merges it with the sound of your voice for clearer calls. With the embedded head detection sensor, if you receive a phone call while listening to music, you can simply remove your headphones and your call will be automatically switch to your smartphone.
Exclusive Downloadable App
The Parrot Audio Suite is a unique downloadable app for your smartphone, allowing you to control your music wirelessly. Using the Parrot Audio Suite, you can adjust your audio settings to customize the sound or simulate a virtual music scene to create your desired sound depth.
- Sleek design
- Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)
- Intuitive touch-sensitive panel
- Head detection sensor
- "Parrot Concert Hall" effect
- Bluetooth connectivity
- NFC capability
- Parrot Audio Suite
- Frequency Range of 10 Hz-20 kHz
- 3.5 mm analogue line-in
- Lithium Ion Battery
- 6-hour usage time with all features activated
- 18-hour usage time with only ANC activated
- 24-hour standby time
- Bluetooth V 2.1 with AVRCP, A2DP, and HFP profiles
- Applications for iPhone and Android smartphones
What's in the box
Mini jack cable designed by Starck, micro USB cable for charging and updating, lined pouch to protect Zik, quick start guide in eight languages
Top Customer Reviews
I'm an early adopter of technology, so I bought this `sight unseen' the moment it was released. I had been in the market for a good wireless headphone/set and had been disappointed with what'd I'd experienced so far (most recently with the Novero Rockaways). So while I waited and tested other products, I continued to use my Bose QC2s. Ultimately, what I was looking in a headphone/set was (1) solid sound, (2) wireless/Bluetooth capabilities, and (3) solid headset capabilities. Fit was also very important and one of the reasons I started moving away from my Klipsch S4is - I could never get a good fit with those. And then lastly: battery life/longevity. Anything else would be a bonus. What appealed to me about the Ziks was all fancy gadgetry. With that all said, the following is how I came out on this set:
Sound/Audio Quality - This is paramount. I spend most of my time listening to music on my subway commutes and on airplanes, so this is by far the most important characteristic for me. I think the Ziks produce sound beautifully, really beautifully... but only when powered on (more on this below). I found sound fidelity to be rich - all the lows, mids, and highs were easily discernible even with music on my iPhone (much of which is compressed to 256kbps AAC).Read more ›
Another disclaimer: I don't have experience with other noise cancelling headphones, this is my first pair.
So, when I heard that Parrot was going to pursue something like this last year, I was intrigued. I have experience with Parrot's noise cancelling technology with my cars which I have equipped with Parrot bluetooth hands-free audio systems. In my experience, they offer the best performance amongst the other competing options.
When the Parrot Zik was finally released, I immediately purchased a pair. Sure, they are spendy, but IF they could help me accomplish a phone call in a noisy setting, that would be reason enough for me to keep them. Music playback was of secondary importance for me...as long as they played music back at acceptable sound quality, that would be fine.
After having my pair and giving them a few tests, let me just say I am EXTREMELY satisfied with them. And here is why:
1) noise cancellation is effective.Read more ›
I prefer blocking outside sound as much as possible to reduce having to listen at high volume. This especially helps phones calls. IEMs are best and I like the small size for convenience and traveling. They fit well in my pocket when I am not using them. Even though I see travelers with full size headphones, most are too large for my taste - I leave mine at work and at home.
The Zik are very stylish and while they cover my ears (barely), they fold flat and are the most compact full size headphones I own. I like the wire/wireless design. This will be handy when traveling by plane. One problem with my Shure S530's and several pairs of Etymotics is the wires eventually degrade. In most cases the manufactures have repaired or replaced the headphones but I hate going through the process and waiting.
I am not a fan of noise cancellation. I think it is inferior to isolation and I worry that it distorts the sound. However, my ears get tired of having the IEMs in my ear canal and full size headphones are not great for travel. The Ziks fill the void - great travel partner by offering a compact design, reduced noise, and have good sound.
+ Design - the metal parts are shaped in such a way to provide strength and the unique swivel and pivot allow for a comfortable fit. The leather headband is padded and not too wide - they look less bulky and compact for travel.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is my first pair of wireless headphones. While my preference leans towards sennheisers, these are pretty decent headphones. They're incredibly comfortable for extended wear. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Tristan
Got them on a daily deal and find them very comfortable and with great sound, as well as solid and good-looking.Published 9 days ago by Psorcon
I really love it, the only thing is that it takes too long to recharge the battery, about 4 hours charging with the computerPublished 10 days ago by vmoncada
These are great headphones, but I didn't expect them to be so heavy....Published 12 days ago by Steve Moore
Quality wireless headphones with the touch control features. They are very light weight but seem to be of quality materials and construction. Read morePublished 15 days ago by NE IntoMetal
These are cool. The ANC could be a bit more powerful though. Background noise still sneaks through.Published 15 days ago by Mark
One of the best headphones out there. Very easy to use and set up. The sound quality is great and the headphones are very light and comfortable. Read morePublished 15 days ago by CHICAGO
I love the concept of Parrot Zik but it lacks the battery power required to use it. The packaging comes with a external headphone jack, external battery, micro USB charger and a... Read morePublished 16 days ago by JD