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Parrot Zik by Philippe Starck Wireless Headphones - Black/Silver

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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (139 customer reviews)

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  • Features ultra-intuitive touch panel located on the right ear cup
  • 4 microphones makes this technology one of the best in its class
  • Equipped with two directional microphones and a jawbone sensor
  • Taking Zik off your ears automatically pauses the music
  • Touch your phone to left ear cup to pair with NFC devices

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 36.6 x 25.9 x 22.1 cm ; 327 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.4 Kg
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  • Batteries 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: PF560000BA
  • ASIN: B0081TH24O
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 17 July 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (139 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Product Description

Parrot ZIK

Parrot ZIK

The world's most advanced wireless headphones

Listening to music and being insulated from external noise are features that more and more Smartphone users are looking for. Parrot has designed the perfect solution to address these desires, introducing wireless headphones that act as an extension of your Smartphone.

Parrot ZIK

ZIK, the Smartphone Generation Headset

Sensitive touch panel & head detection sensor

Like your Smartphone, ZIK has integrated a sensitive touch panel, giving hyper-intuitive access to the various features available. Sliding your finger vertically on the touch-sensitive control panel adjusts the volume of your music or the caller's voice, and moving your finger horizontally plays the next track or returns to the previous one. ZIK also has a unique head detection sensor: simply remove your headphones to put your music on hold. The Bluetooth connection is then automatically reconfigured so that your Smartphone operates independently again.

Optimum listening comfort while on the phone

For optimum listening comfort while on the phone, ZIK is equipped with two technologies for pinpointing the sound of your voice. Combined with the use of a double microphone, the bone detection sensor detects and analyses the vibrations of the jaw in order to detect only your words and remove any background noise.

Parrot ZIK

Recreating the Musical Image

For a brand-new listening experience, Parrot has paid special attention to the audio output from ZIK. The headphone provides you with powerful DSP (Digital Sound Processor) algorithms which reconstructs the sound, giving you the impression that the music is coming from in front of you; this is the "Parrot Concert Hall" effect.

To configure the "Parrot Concert Hall" effect, just download the free Parrot Audio Suite app for iOS or Android.

Lastly, to insulate you from external noise, Parrot has developed an ultra-high performance active noise cancellation system which eliminates up to 98% of ambient noise. While traditional ANC audio headphones only use two microphones to analyse ambient noises, ZIK has 4 microphones located inside and outside each earpiece offering the user complete clarity whilst listening.

A Headset Revolution--Touch Control

Adjust Volume
Adjust the volume

Sliding your finger vertically on the touch sensitive control panel adjusts the volume of your music or the caller voice.

Adjust Volume
Change track

Sliding your finger horizontally on the touch sensitive control panel plays the next track or returns to the previous one.

Adjust Volume
Automatic pause

Remove your headphones to put your music on hold or press the right panel with your finger.

Auto Play
Automatic play

Place your headphones on your head to start music playing.

Auto Play
Take/end/refuse a call

Tap on the right headphone to take or end a call, touch the panel for two seconds to reject it.

Auto Play
Switch dual call

Sliding your finger horizontally on the control panel to switch between calls.

Parrot ZIK by Starck: Technology

Touch Control panel

Parrot ZIK features an ultra-intuitive touch panel located on the right ear cup (1). When connected via Bluetooth, simply swipe up and down to increase and decrease the volume, and forward and back to conveniently skip tracks.

Active Noise Cancellation

ZIK has four microphones (2) making this patented Parrot technology one of the best in its class in ANC. ZIK provides up to 98% noise reduction, amazingly isolating from external sound.

Hands-free calling

The Parrot ZIK is specifically engineered for crystal-clear conversation. Equipped with two directional microphones and a jaw bone sensor (3), ZIK captures the vibration of the jaw bone and merges it with the sound of your voice for reliable calls.

Head detection sensor

Placed within the foam of the ear piece (4), it automatically detects when you are wearing the headphones and when they are removed. Taking ZIK off your ears automatically pauses the music so you'll never miss a beat.

Bluetooth simple pairing with NFC

Just touch your phone to the left ear cup (5) to pair effortlessly with NFC devices.

"Parrot Concert Hall" effect

ZIK recreates beautiful lifelike sound. Alter the acoustics and sound- space through the Parrot Apps.

Don't stop the music

The music never stops. When it comes time to charge the battery, the Zik can operate using the jack cable. The music never stops!

Parrot ZIK

Parrot Audio Suite

Parrot Audio Suite is the free Android / iPhone / iPod remote application dedicated to the Parrot ZIK design by Starck. The application allows the end-user to easily configure and modify the products configuration and parameters through the iPhone/iPod/Smartphone user-interface, including:

Parrot ZIK
Parrot Concert Hall effect

The Parrot Concert Hall audio effect allows you to simulate a musical scene. This effect can be activated and controlled using the Parrot Audio Suite application.

Parrot ZIK
Active Noise Cancellation

The active noise cancellation can be switched on or off directly by using the switch in the ZIK menu.

Parrot ZIK
Battery level

This menu allows the user to know the current state of the ZIK's battery.

Parrot ZIK

The Parametric EQ is a 7 bands equalizer. The user can choose from among the various presets (Flat, Pop, Club, Punchy, Deep, Crystal, User) to adjust the frequencies to the style of music you are listening to.

Parrot ZIK

The software update screen displays the current ZIK name, and the current ZIK Product Software version.

Parrot ZIK

By clicking on the Helpdesk icon, the URL redirects the user to a dedicated page.

Box Contains

Zik headphones
1 Micro USB cable for charging and updating
1 in line cable 3.5mm
1 Li-Ion battery 800mAh
1 quick-start guide
1 protective pouch

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

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102 of 104 people found the following review helpful
By Greg
Colour Name:Black/Silver
Adding a few updates as I've now been using these 2+ hours every day for a month. Sad news is the wires that connect to the jaw bone and on/off sensor embedded in the right ear pad have come loose inside the ear cup along with the black mesh that covers the driver. Marks lost for build quality.

If you look at these headphones as a complete package they are just good - I can't say they are excellent. The amount of features on these and importantly the way this combination has been executed is certainly exciting but it is in no way flawless. There are a few flaws/nuances that may frustrate some people and I will touch on these.

Design - It's going to come down to a matter of taste but these headphones do really stand out, not so much headphones and more earmuffs, especially when used wirelessly. There is clearly a use of premium materials here, the earcups have a great smooth rubberised texture and the headband is all metal and leather (faux leather maybe?). They really do look and feel lovely, but if you want a headphone that screams "look at what celeb brand I listen to" (ie Beats, House of Marley, 50 Cent, Ludacris.....) these won't be for you.

Fit - The earcups are beautifully cushioned (best cushioning I've felt on headphones) and just about large enough to encompass the whole ear and form a decent seal. The headband however doesn't hold the ear cups very secure; even if you nod/shake your head gently or bend down slowly to pick something up they will likely slip. Moreover if you're lying down with them on they have a tendency to slip off the back of your head. They certainly aren't designed for running around or any kind of activity but will suffice for day to day walking, commuting and so forth.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buyer remorse? - don't make me laugh! 17 Aug 2013
By Old guy
Colour Name:Black/Silver|Verified Purchase
OK, so I'm a nerd. OK, so I must have more money than sense! Fact is, I did a lot of on-line research before shelling out that much for headphones. They are spectacular. Absolutely no buyer remorse. If you love quality, give these a try. The fullest report I studied said these were probably second or third out of 10 on sound quality. My ears tell me they're definitely good enough for me. I haven't tried them in a very noisy environment yet (e.g. a 'plane) and the noise cancellation is said to be slightly weaker than some other sets. My main use is for playing my music in the evenings after Mission Control has gone to bed - she is very sensitive to noise while trying to sleep. I wish my TV had bluetooth - I use a different set of headphones for that.

This item oozes quality, feels great, has a very high nerd score and sounds really good.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A cut above the rest 13 Nov 2012
Colour Name:Black/Silver
I purchased these lil' beauts when in Dubai from a HMV store (therefore this review is not of the seller). The HMV employee was plugging these when I went with the intention of buying a pair of Beats by Dr. Dre (surprise surprise). I stated how I was looking for a pair of noise cancelling headphones with no particular music genre in mind, and the gentlemen pointed me in this direction.
Boy these didn't disappoint. The base is truly amazing with the noise cancellation very impressive. In terms of the Bluetooth function, I was dubious as to whether I wanted to head down this route with the thought of me losing connection throughout songs probably the most annoying thing I could think of. However, through months of continuous usage, this hasn't happened once! Yipee. And JUST IN CASE, they do supply a cord if you do prefer.
Once you've connected the headset to your phone (iPhone in my case) it advises you to download the free APP which allows you to determine the way you want the headphones to function i.e turning the noise cancellation on/off. The APP also notifies when a free update is required (VERY QUICK).
If all that wasn't enough, you then have the touch function. Stroking your finger in an upwards motion on the right side of the headset causes the music to increase in volume, and obviously the opposite will turn it down. Swiping forward, skips to the next song, and the reverse will play the previous. When you place the headphones around your neck, the music will automatically pause.
The headphones also enable you to use while talking on the phone with the touch functions applying to answer or ignore a call with the built in mic being fantastic.
ALSO... .in terms of looks, sleek, mature, with the black matt finish robust and cosmetically nice.

Worth the money, and I hope you enjoy them as much as my self. Thank you for your time.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Design over Function 11 Oct 2012
Colour Name:Black/Silver|Verified Purchase
I never had the chance to back to back these with B&W but was swung on two counts, wireless and I have a great fondness for Philipe Starck.

On the design front they do not miss a beat and carry a number of Stark's signature trade marks and the quality of the materials used is of a high class nature. The soft plastic on the cans does not smear easily so someone has taken lot of thought and care in this area. The flip side to using quality materials can be weight but I do not find this as issue with the Zik.

Noise cancelation is good and I can happily listen to music/podcasts in most environments including mowing the lawn with an electric mower. The Android iOS app is neat and rather fun and hopefully we will see this develop further.

But design has somewhat led function here, yes the volume/next track controls on the touch sensitive headphone is good but why use Bluetooth version 1.2 when we are already at version 4 ?

Signal drop can be annoying from happening once every now and again or repeatedly requiring to restart the music source (I am still wondering if this is caused by radiation from other products etc and question this is down to version 1.2) and sound quality is not the best at this price bracket feeling a bit woolly and lack lustre in areas.

So Form over Function, yes, is it worth this price tag, questionable, do I like them, of course I do.

Many of Starks designs are flawed but remain beautiful.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Great headphone poor battery needs external charger First of i ...
Great headphone poor battery needs external charger

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4.0 out of 5 stars apart from that it's a wonderful headset and it gives me freedom from...
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Published 3 days ago by tim
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Really good - love the features
Published 9 days ago by 105tc
3.0 out of 5 stars Functions and audio work well with iPod and phone but ...
Functions and audio work well with iPod and phone but buyers should be aware that the Parrot Zik to not feature a pairing mode and therefore cannot work with a Bluetooth... Read more
Published 10 days ago by Martin Friend
3.0 out of 5 stars These are very good headphones, but for the money they don't quite ...
These are very good headphones, but for the money they don't quite excel. They look beautiful, and feel solid. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Perennially disappointed
5.0 out of 5 stars Premium price, premium product
Everything about this product feels premium quality. First of all the design is fantastic. The Ziks have a very sleek and distinctive look, which stands out compared to the army of... Read more
Published 11 days ago by MR KENNETH PHILIP OKE
4.0 out of 5 stars Great and comfortable headphones
Great and comfortable headphones. Doesn't work too well with a mac since the controls only work with iTunes and not any other program like Spotify.
Published 12 days ago by Philip Vieira
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
never arrived, instead another black was sent
Published 14 days ago by Mark Klabin
1.0 out of 5 stars Great headphones - badly let down by Connect+ delivery service
Don't misunderstand my 1-star rating. These headphones are stunning 5-start quality in my opinion. They are remarkably comfortable and a delight in noise cancelling mode on trains... Read more
Published 17 days ago by pdq_cat7
3.0 out of 5 stars I had to send these back for 2 reasons
Firstly the battery life was very poor and would not last both directions of my 2hr each way commute meaning I would need to charge every day and every night which is not really... Read more
Published 29 days ago by NickTyler
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