Parrot, along with world-renowned French designer Phillipe Starck, have collaborated once again to create Zik wireless headphones. Integrating touch control, advanced technology and sleek design, they deliver superb sound and comfort.
Active Noise Cancellation (ANC)
Four active microphones (two internal and two external) make this patented Parrot technology one of the best in its class in ANC. It provides up to 98% reduction, eliminating nearly all external sound.
An ultra-intuitive touch sensitive panel located on the right ear cup gives you easy control. When you're listening via Bluetooth, simply swipe up and down to increase and decrease volume, and forward and back to conveniently skip tracks. Also, a head-detection sensor automatically senses when you're wearing the headphones and when you're not. When you put the headphones around your neck, the music pauses and your call is switched directly to your mobile device. When you put the headphones back on, your music resumes.
Unique listening quality
When using a standard headset, your right or left ear can only hear music coming from the right or left side of the headset. To recreate true-to-life sound, Parrot has developed a unique specialisation sound called the “Parrot Concert Hall” effect. So instead of hearing the music from the side, you feel as though the sound is coming from directly in front as if you were listening to a live concert.
Free yourself from wires
Listen to music or make crystal-clear calls seamlessly and wirelessly via Bluetooth. Choose to control your calls and music directly from your device manually or via voice recognition, earphone touch panel or from Parrot's free Audio Suite App on an iPhone. Bluetooth streaming is available with all Bluetooth-compatible devices.
Parrot hands-free calling
Originally designed for Parrot car systems, hands-free calling is now part of Zik. It's specifically engineered for crystal-clear conversation. 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 reliable calls. Thanks to the embedded head detection sensor, if you receive a phone call while listening to your music, you can remove your headphones and your call will be automatically be switched to your smartphone.
Free downloadable app
The Parrot Audio Suite is a free app you can download from the App Store for your iPhone. It lets you control all of your music wirelessly. For instance, you can adjust your audio settings to explore your favourite customised sound and simulate a virtual music scene creating your desired sound depth. The app also notifies you whenever there's a new software version so you can download it instantly.
- Active noise cancellation
- Innovative touch-sensitive control
- Head-detection sensor seamlessly plays music when headphones are over your ear or pauses it when they're around your neck
- Unique specialised sound through “Parrot Concert Hall Effect”
- Completely wireless, supports Bluetooth audio streaming
- Parrot hands-free calling expertise
- Downloadable free app to control your music wirelessly
- Rechargeable, removable Li-ion battery
Did you notice?Unique "Parrot Concert Hall" effect recreates true-to-life sound, so you feel as if you're at a live performance.
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What's in the Box?
- Parrot Zik Wireless Headphones by Starck
- Inline cable (3.5 mm)
- Micro USB cable
- Protective pouch
- Quick start guide
- Li-ion battery (800 mAh)
- Frequency Response: 10 - 20,000 Hz
- Impedance: 32 Ohms
- THD: < 0.1% at 1khz, 90 dBspl
- Other Features: Active Noise Cancelling, Stereo Bluetooth, Wireless
- Form Factor: Over Ear
- Cable Length: 130 cm
- Connections: Bluetooth
- Bluetooth Compatiblity: Bluetooth 2.1
- No. of Microphones: 4
- Batteries: Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
- Mfr. Part Number: PF560000
- UPC or EAN No.: 3520410012310
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Parrot Audio Suite
The Parrot Audio Suite app lets you simultaneously configure the settings for the Zik headphones and the Zikmu Solo speaker designed by Starck.
Through a simple and intuitive user interface, you can easily:
-Use preset equalizers or manually adjust the audio frequency
-Adjust the volume of the Zikmu Solo speaker
-Adapt the volume of the Zikmu Solo speaker according to the audio input sources
-Adapt the volume of the Zikmu Solo speaker according to its position and the dimensions of the room
-Connect simply and with full functionality using Wi-Fi
-Browse through local networks to share and send music to the Zikmu Solo speaker
-Keep your Zikmu Solo speaker updated with the latest firmware version
The Parrot Audio Suite application allows to adjust the settings of your Parrot Zik wireless Headphones.
- Configure the Parrot Concert Hall Effect, to enhance your listening experience,
- Use a predefined equalizer or set your custom settings,
- Activate or deactivate the Active Noise Cancellation
- Check the battery level of your Zik
- Keep your Zik updated with the latest software release
- Get your Zik experience started with the embedded tutorial …
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Ratings & Reviews
Works best with iPhone
I bought these mainly for use in my office where I listen to music on my MacBook Pro (mostly because my music collection will not I bought these mainly for use in my office where I listen to music on my MacBook Pro (mostly because my music collection will not fit on any other device). My conclusion is that they do indeed work with iTunes on my MBP but they don't work great. First, while pairing is easy, connecting is cumbersome at best. You must pull down the Bluetooth menu, select the ZIK, then Open Sound Preferences and make adjustments (mute internal speakers, turn up headphone volume). Then there is usually some initial BT rejection and after going through the process again it will connect. Unfortunately it doesn't always make the most stable connection so once in a while it will just cut out and need to be manually restarted. But when it works, it works well and sounds good.
In use with the iPhone 4s connection is flawless and simple. I actually once tried to connect to my MBP [right in front of me] but accidentally connected to my iPhone sitting on the charger in a room over 40 feet away and it sounded great. Of course the iPhone has the Parrot ap which allows dynamic adjustment to the sound along with battery monitoring. It should be clarified that there is currently NO software available to adjust sound nor monitor battery on the MBP.
Battery life is disappointing; about 6.5 hours with all the sound enhancement/noise canceling on. Considering I am working at my desk about 9+ hours a day, this is annoying (especially considering that while listening on the MBP there is no way to know the battery level... it just quits). I would get a second battery but there is currently no way to charge a second battery outside the headphones.
Like I said, when they work they sound really good and do what they are supposed to. My hope [and reason for keeping them] is that Parrot is paying attention to reviews like this and will offer firmware/software to amend the annoyances as well as an external battery charger or extended life battery unit. For now, I give them 3 out of 5 stars for being rather pricey headphones with great sound quality but poor battery life and slightly flawed functionality on a device they don't appear to be focused towards. …
- Written by Gaberiel K from Byron
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Like being different
I've tried several headphones - Bang&Olufsen, Sennheiser wireless, Vmoda & a host of others.
I like Vmoda cross fade but annoyed I've tried several headphones - Bang&Olufsen, Sennheiser wireless, Vmoda & a host of others.
I like Vmoda cross fade but annoyed by cables.
I love to ZIK concept & find performance and sound quality pleasing. I'm certain there will be s/w updates & offering of a spare battery soon. I'm still familiarizing myself with this product but purchased with the expectation of exceptional performance during phone conversations & reliable Bluetooth music enjoyment. I'm pleased so far. …
- Written by Marcus C from new york
184 of 224 people found this useful
I just received these headphones and they work very well. The sound quality is very good and the pairing is dead simple. I have n I just received these headphones and they work very well. The sound quality is very good and the pairing is dead simple. I have not had them long enough to test battery life so I cannot comment on that. The touch control is slick and works as advertised. All in all I'm very happy with my purchase. …
- Written by Mark D from Lakeland
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I am in love with these things. The sound quality is amazing and the comfort is the best I have ever felt.
The time between char I am in love with these things. The sound quality is amazing and the comfort is the best I have ever felt.
The time between charges was a complete surprise. I wear them most of the day sometimes and check the remaining battery life and it has hardly moved!
If you enjoy and appreciate the quality and clarity of your music as much as I do I promise that you will be blown away. …
- Written by Tim S from New Maryland
Solid Wireless sound. Great quality. Beautiful design.
I’ve always respected Parrot Products, they are unique, innovative and consumer focused. I had no doubt that the Zik headphones wo I’ve always respected Parrot Products, they are unique, innovative and consumer focused. I had no doubt that the Zik headphones would be great. After all, Parrot claims they have created the world’s “most advanced wireless headphones”.
From the moment you open the box, you realise the that is was build with precision and care. The feel of the Zik is of quality. A particular focus on aesthetics and simplicity. Designed by renowned Philippe Starck. And it shows, it is beautiful.
The noise cancellation is very good.
The Zik uses four microphones that monitor the surrounding noise, then it creates opposing sound waves to actively cancel the noise.
The Zik uses the following audio codecs: AAC & SBC.
I tested it by connecting the jack to a DAC and to the headphones.
To me, an important element for great sound is to listen to it at low volume, I know, it sounds strange, but the way any headphone performs at low volume is of paramount importance to the audio quality it delivers. The Zik did not disappoint at any stage. I used various uncompressed files from Classical to Modern music. The sound is pristine. In all ranges, from good quality lows to full mids and dynamic highs. But the beauty of these headphones is in its flexibility. Use the App to tweak the sound to your exact liking.
From Mp3’s to uncompressed, from Bluetooth to direct in, the headphones sounded exceptionally good.
The touch surface is ideal for interacting with devices, no need to touch your phone or PC. You can control various functions of the Zik by sliding your finger on the surface of the right ear cover.
A very intuitive feature.
It is certainly not an impulse buy, but a well formulated decision to own a unique set of earphones.
No doubt that you will be extremely happy with the Zik. Not only will the technology of the Zik’s amaze you today, but it guarantees to be future proof. Parrot’s firmware updates will add more functionality and features in time to come. I personally hope they add a battery indicator without having to go into the app. Maybe increase battery life and refine the app a bit more.
Its pure audio brilliance. In every sense.
Thats value for money.
You will appreciate music again.
Well done Parrot, I think you certainly created the world’s best wireless headset. …
- Written by Floris K from Gauteng
Parrot Zik -Stylish, Functional and Hi Tech, all you want in Headphones
The best features of all headphones on the market have finally been combined into a single product in the Parrot Zik along with hi The best features of all headphones on the market have finally been combined into a single product in the Parrot Zik along with high style and technology! The noise cancelling of Bose, Bluetooth connectivity of Blue Buds and the technology of Parrot! I've been a long time user of Bose noise cancelling headphones including the over ear and in ear. The only downside was no Bluetooth which makes things so convenient. Now I don't have to worry about that with the Parrot Zik! Love these headphones!
Summarized benefits in the following:
Style and Design
- Nice cables with weaved fabric, not cheap plastic
- Nice sturdy and weighty headphones
- Easily adjustable, marked notches to remember adjustments
- Magnet battery cover for easy access and clean lines
- Bluetooth connectivity
- Easy to use and intuitive "touch pad" audio controls
- Volume slider adjustment is great, hear the volume change as you "slide"
- Auto pause feature is awesome, take your headphones off and the music stops!
- iPhone/iPad app for audio controls and headphone settings
- Lithium battery
Audio Quality and Comfort
- Excellent fit and comfort
- Great bass and audio range and clarity
- Adjustable sound settings for noise cancellation, concert sound, equalizer
- Phone calls are clear and easy to answer
- Rechargeable battery
- Headphone cable for hardwire connections
- Charging cable
- Travel bag
- Free downloadable app …
- Written by Joseph T from Edmonton
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Questions & Answers
Answers from the community
is hard case for headphone included in the box ?
- Asked by Naqi R
No, the hard case is not included in the box. You receive a drawstring bag with the headphones them No, the hard case is not included in the box. You receive a drawstring bag with the headphones themselves. You must purchase the hard case separately, which I did and it is well worth the price. …
- Answered by William H from Oakland
What do the headphones weigh?
- Asked by Erik O from Floreat, Perth
The Zik's weigh 325 grams or 11.464 ounces.
- Answered by Arman M from Fairfax
Can you charge the Parrot Zik wireless headphones using the supplied usb-micro usb cable and an iphone or ipad charging block ?
- Asked by Russell T from Winnipeg
That's how I charge mine.
- Answered by Ian G from Winter Park
How can I pair the Parrot Zik with a Mac Computer?
- Asked by Danilo D from South Salt Lake