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Parrot Zik Wireless Active Noise Cancellation Headphones - Grey/Copper

by Parrot

RRP: £299.99
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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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Parrot Zik Wireless Active Noise Cancellation Headphones - Grey/Copper + Parrot Zik Headphones Hard Shell Case with Zip Closure in White and Grey + Parrot Zik Wireless PF056001 Extra Rechargeable Battery
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Product details

Colour Name: Grey/Copper
  • Product Dimensions: 36.6 x 22.1 x 25.9 cm ; 454 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.4 Kg
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  • Batteries 1 Nonstandard Battery batteries required. (included)
  • Item model number: PF560103
  • ASIN: B00F415LE0
  • Date first available at 5 Sep 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (148 customer reviews)
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Product Description

Colour Name: Grey/Copper

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

1 Micro USB Cable
1 line in cable 3.5mm
1 Li-Ion battery 800mAh
1 Quick-start guide
1 Protective pouch

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107 of 109 people found the following review helpful By Greg on 1 Dec 2012
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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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Old guy on 17 Aug 2013
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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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By JR. on 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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I'm a gadget addict, so when my wife said she wanted her 4th set of headphones in 18 months because of wiring malfunction, I opted for bluetooth.

I search for the best on market bluetooth expecting it to be an updated version of the Sennheiser 450x I had owned for 2 years. To my surprised the Parrot zik and a logitech headset topped most reviews as best money can buy.

When I read the spec on the Zik, being the gadget freak I am it was the obvious winner based on pure functionality.

The build quality on the Zik and the the design is outstanding so I can't see my wife breaking these anytime soon.

Unfortunately I am also an audiophile and I can conclusively say, the pair of Sennheiser MM 450x I've had for 2 years embarrasses the Parrot in terms of sound quality when wired straight into my Bushmaster Dac headphone amp at home.

All the stereo separation and and atmosphere you loose when you go bluetooth can at least be regained when using the 450x (un-powered) and wired for home listening.

In this mode the parrot zik sounds like a curtain has been drawn across the speakers so all you get is unclear midrange, muffled undefined bass and highs that have gone to St Elsewhere! In powered mode I fiddled with settings for 4 hrs to try and simulate the 450x in un-powered mode.

Guess what...I also ended up in St Elsewhere, scratching my head as these over excited high hats and vocal siblings danced around my head like stars around Tom's head after Jerry and Rex whacked him!

In conclusion compared the beats headphones I once endured (for 3 mins) the parrot Zik is a definite step up in sound quality. The noise cancellation works way better on the Parrot Zik than my 450x and all the other gadgetry works great so far.

However If sound is your priority, your £250 would be better spent in St Elsewhere!!!!!
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