Parrot Zik 2.0 by Philippe Starck Wireless Headphones - Blue
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For Parrot Zik 2.0, engineers have collaborated with the French designer Philippe Starck to provide the best audio and innovation in these comfortable and trendy new headphones. Zik 2.0 is 17% lighter than there predecessor, their headband provides more comfort and they offer more space for your ear thanks to the new ear cushions. Compatible with smartphones, tablets and computers, Parrot Zik 2.0 supports most audio codecs and especially AAC. Built-in NFC technology enables them to automaticaly connect via Bluetooth with NFC smartphones. You can choose between three options to extend your listening pleasure: • Flight mode: ANC activated and line-in, ideal for long flights; will enable you to reach up to 18 hours. • Eco mode: ANC activated + line-in + Parrot Concert Hall effect; will enable you to reach up to 7 hours. • Regular mode: ANC activated + Bluetooth + Parrot Concert Hall effect; will enable you to reach up to 6 hours.
1 Micro USB cable for charging and updating
1 line in cable 3,5 mm
1 Li-lon battery 800mAh
1 Quick-start guide
1 Protective pouch
From the manufacturer
Parrot Zik 2.0, the world’s most advanced headphones
To create the Parrot Zik 2.0, engineers collaborated with the French designer Philippe Starck to combine the best of audio and innovation into comfortable and trendy new headphones. Zik 2.0 are 17% lighter than the previous generation, the padded headband is thicker and more space is provided for your ears thanks to new ear cushions. Compatible with bluetooth enabled smartphones, tablets and computers: Parrot Zik 2.0 supports most audio codecs, especially AAC. Built-in NFC technology enables them to automatically connect via Bluetooth with NFC smartphones.
Parrot developed a movement recognition algorithm designed to be more simple and intuitive for the user. Zik 2.0 has a head sensor in the ear cushion which automatically detects if you are wearing the headphones. As soon as you take off the Zik 2.0, the music stops! A tactile panel on the right ear cup allows you to control your music and hands-free calls.
To ensure music is heard in all its harmony and depth, Parrot Zik 2.0 audio playback offers full digital 32 bits audio processing. Frequency response is fully customisable with the 5 band pro-equaliser available on the free dedicated application Parrot Zik 2.0. The headset is equipped with powerful DSP (Digital Sound Processor) algorithms which reconstruct the sound giving you the impression that the music source is in front of you. Concert hall acoustics are recreated for harmonious and more natural sounds which also reduce fatigue.
The Parrot Equaliser is a new, intuitive and fast way to adjust the music you are listening to, as well as offering you infinite settings options. Using tags from your audio files, Smart Audio Tuning in the Parrot Zik 2.0 free app automatically selects the most appropriate Presets for you allowing the Parrot Zik 2.0 headphones to enhance your musical experience. If you want to create your own Presets, the Parrot Zik 2.0 app lets you take control of all parameters, including the Parrot Concert Hall effect.
Packed full of features
Adaptive Noise Control
Parrot offers a brand new and efficient active noise cancelling technology which adapts to your environment. Disturbing noises are eliminated whether you are at the office or in public transport for uncompromising listening comfort. 6 microphones analyse residual noises (low frequencies) that could disrupt listening. Outside noise is then cancelled by opposing sound waves (anti-noise) in order to create a calmer environment.
Parrot Zik 2.0 are the only headphones offering the possibility to accurately customise the audio restitution. With the Producer mode, the Parrot Zik 2.0 "mastering" uses a 5 band full parametric equaliser with Parrot's proprietary spatialisation effect to recreate a real musical listening experience. You can also share your Presets with other Parrot Zik 2.0 users.
Parrot offers artists the possibility to define and share their settings in order to insure the perfect sound. Users can listen to music as heard by the artist. Follow your favourite artists through a dedicated page that features biographies and latest news about their work.
Manage your phone calls
Place a call: Hold your finger on the touch sensitive panel to activate voice recognition on your smartphone.
Answer calls: Tap once the touch sensitive panel to answer and end a call.
Reject a call: Hold your finger for 2 seconds on the touch sensitive panel to reject a call.
Adjust volume: Swipe your finger upwards or downwards to increase or decrease the volume.
Text-To-Speech for caller ID
With your Parrot Zik 2.0 you can easily know who is calling you. With this feature, there is no need to take your telephone out of your pocket! The Zik 2.0 automatically pauses your music and pronounces the name of the person who is calling.
Control your music
- Change the track: Slide your finger horizontally to switch to the next track or return to the previous one.
- Adjust volume: Move your finger vertically up and down to adjust the volume of your music or caller's voice.
- Stop the music: Tap once to play or pause your music.
Noise Reduction System
The user's voice is captured by double microphones on each side and a bone conduction sensor. Surrounding noise is removed with a new Parrot Noise Reduction System algorithm.
With Street Mode, stay connected to your environment while listening to your music. Zik 2.0 removes passive isolation effects (natural earpad isolation) to increase your perception of the environment around you. During calls, this mode offers you optimised listening comfort. The occlusion effect is removed to provide a natural perception of your own voice.
Parrot Zik 2.0 lets you enjoy high definition hands-free calls with Bluetooth v3.0. The sound quality is improved with HD Voice, it provides users with high-quality, crystal clear, more natural voice calls. HD voice needs to be supported by your smartphones and the phone operator.
Free Parrot Zik 2.0 app - iOS
Free Parrot Zik 2.0 app - iOS & Android
Free app compatible with smartphones and tablets running on iOS and Android.
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The superior quality of the sound and the comfort are both unimportant if you can't activate them on demand.
I think I made a big mistake in choosing Parrot Zik to replace BOSE QC15 which survived eight years of hard use. But I'll keep the Parrot Zik for use at home where power isn't an issue and they provide me with excellent sound streamed from tablets and phones.
Brilliant app with is beautiful to use, noise cancellation settings, presets and equalizer
Had a issue with one of the arms breaking, sent it back to 'Home AV direct' where I bought them from, got delivered at 1pm and got a new replacement by 9am the next day....AMAZING turn arround
The only two things I would like to see improved is 1) although "touchscreen" outer part of right headphone is great, it makes adjustment of headphones in general difficult (I often accidentally switch it off) 2) battery life is approximately a day for heavy listener like me, which can be tedious when I forget to charge it in the evening.
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