• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love them

    • Written by from Bolton

    I would guess that some of the people that are having problems do not have them set up properly. I have used them with 1st gen. iPad, macbook and iPhone 4 and 5. They work great with all.

    I have used these for walking and listening to music or audio books and they are fabulous. I turn the noise cancelling off when walking.

    I have used these on a flight and found the noise cancelling excellent.

    The parrot app works well and is such a cool feature.

    Sound quality is great imo but I am not a audiophile. Once the battery is dead they still work with a cord but the quality of sound is diminished. I usually carry a portable charger with me so that happened once.

    I would recommend them and purchase them again if I had to.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Wireless Headphones

    • Written by from Windsor

    The Parrot Zik headphones offer excellent sound for wireless Bluetooth earphones.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best purchase of 2013

    • Written by from Haslemere

    If travelling by air and rail has taught me anything this year, it's that good noise-cancellation is essential if I'm to cling onto whatever sanity I have left.

    While the battery life could be better, the noise-cancellation is - in my opinion - better than the Bose QC3's (it doesn't feel as brutal, yet works just as well) and the sound quality is brilliant (I'm no audiophile, so they sound amazing to me).

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Englewood

    I had three problems with this product: When I did a side-by-side comparison on an airplane flight with my 1st generation Bose headphones purchased 3 years ago, I found the noise cancellation to be inferior on the Parrot product. Second, the headset is very heavy, causing some strain after a few minutes; And last, although the wireless pairing is simple to set up, I could not get enough volume to the headset from my iPhone. Volume from my iPad was fine.

    4 of 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Really Awful Battery Life and Poor Support

    • Written by from GREELY

    I do like the sound and the noise cancellation, especially when I am cutting the grass, HOWEVER!

    I am on my second set of Parrot Zik headphones because the first ones could not charge the battery. They sent me a new battery for the 1st set but it JUST would not charge.

    Now my 2nd Headphones work for only 10 minutes and the battery is dead. So I am not impressed with these. The features are all cool, but of no value if I can't use them due to battery and charging issues.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Do NOT Lose

    • Written by from NEW YORK

    Love these due to the fact that they are luxury looking and have cool touch functionality. I had mine for 8 monts and was able to justify the purchase until one day...I could not find them. That's $400 folks, down the drain.

    So think long and hard. I know that has nothing to do with the quality of the product, but I want to first make sure that you think about this type of investment. Beats By Dre are recognizable, but as I found out, so are these. People know what they costs and may have their eyes on you. Just be aware.

    That said, I liked them enough to buy another pair when mine were lost/stolen. The bass is not ideal, so if your volume is up while listening to bassy music (I like rap), there will be bad clipping. But i live in NYC and the noise cancellation is incredible. I do not walk around with any headphones blaring because I need to be aware of my surroundings. This has a nice range of sound.

    Again, mine were stolen or lost and I immediately slapped down another $400 plus tax for another pair when i could have at that point chosen cheaper options. So to me, that's the best endorsement that I can think of. I have effectively paid $800 for these and have no regrets...other than losing them :)

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Sound but Only for 10 Minutes

    • Written by from Platte City

    The sound of these headphones via Bluetooth blows away the sound of the wired Beats headphones I have. I saw them while traveling through the airport in ATL, tested them, put my beats in my bag, bought the Ziks, and kept going. It's only been one day and I can't wait to fly back through ATL tomorrow and take them back. On average, I get about 10 minutes before the headphones, via Bluetooth, beginning stopping and starting on their own. It's annoying. Since they are touch sensitive I thought that maybe wind was causing them to do so but they even did this while in my hotel room. I've deleted the pairing and re-paired. I've take out the battery and reinstalled. I've turned off and back on all the features and the most minutes I've gotten before they start acting up is 18 minutes, I'm disappointed and can't wait to take them back. My advice is to wait until the technology gets better. These are on track but not there yet. If anyone knows how to fix this -on-again-off-again problem, please post. I'd love to keep them but need them to work for more than 10 minutes at a time.

    9 of 15 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not the greatest!

    • Written by from Cypress

    I purchased these in Jan 2013. I liked the quality and the sound. For such an expensive pair they don't include a case or extra battery. Also noticed if looking down, sideways or moving suddenly there was significant distortion. They load up quickly but cannot pair to multiple devices simutaneusly. They are also tight on the head, my ears began sweating, and I needed a break from them after about an hour. I travel frequently anf need a good pair of headphones that are comfortable during flights. On short flights i have not been able to get through a movie on my ipad withou removing the headphones to take a break. i hate to see how they perform with flights longer than 5 hours. on a 3 hour flight i switched to earbuds to get a break.They are difficult to lay down and listen to music since they are quite bulky. I took them back to the store in May 2013 and looking for a good pair of noise canceling headphones with great quality. I have the Bose QC15 and looking for something to outperform them on longer flights.

    8 of 13 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Cans

    • Written by from Chicago

    Touch controls...volume and direction are on the right ear can
    Bluetooth...Has a backup cable when batteries run down. Bluetooth is better than what I've had in BEATS or PUMA BT headsets
    Noise cancelling works with 4 onboard microphones.
    Can tell when your cans are on your head and when their on your shoulders - great for when someone stops you for directions - pauses your activity

    The cans are great for phone usage but when your using the cable there is no microphone support or volume control when plugged in. You have to go to the Parrot app on your iPhone to control your sound and chat. BAD IDEA.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    just buy them

    • Written by from Naperville

    OK i devoted months to reading online reviews of headphones to see what was best. Online, the Parrot Ziks scored well in the "wow" factor, but less on sound quality. I ended up buying a set of PSB M4U 2 cans which are corded and they are great. Great sound stage. I'm not sorry i bought them. But going to the Apple Store last week to buy another Cinema Display and seeing the Ziks in stock reminded me I had never gotten over my love affair with them...so i bought the Ziks. If i had to do it all over again, i would buy the Ziks right away. No problems with bluetooth. Sound is great. Portability with no cords is unbelievably cool at the office, commuting. And the wow factor! I use them every day. The ANC is stellar on the Ziks. Try putting them on your head with them turned off, then turn them on and hear the silence...it's like you're working from outer space. Just buy them! You won't regret.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    If these were 200.00 they would be acceptable.

    • Written by from EAGLEVILLE

    The headphones are pretty great, the fit the app and the noise cancellation. The only complaint I have is the sound, which is after all why you buy headphones. You have to individually adjust volume on the headphone and on the iOS device. The max volume isn't loud and the bass distorts before even adjusting the EQ. It thumps and makes listening uncomfortable. I am not a bass fanatic but I do enjoy listening to bass without it sounding like the speaker is going to explode. I was pretty disappointed as I looked forward to buying these for a while but I think I am going to stick to my P5's until I pull the trigger on high end Sony bluetooth headphones.

    10 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Windermere

    They are awesome. The sound is fantastic. The app works great. They are very durable. I travel every week... and they stand up to travel very well. The noise canceling is comparable, if not better than Bose. The sound, using my iPhone 5 is exceptional. I hear notes, I have never heard. The coolest thing is the touch control on the right ear... so you can do volume, or control your music. Cant stand Bose anymore, after using these. A lot of people are curious, when they see them... not too many people have ever seen them. They are a little bulky... but they have to be, in order to be to be around ear. They are not cheap... but they are worth it.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best in its class

    • Written by from Makati City

    Awesome sound and touch technology. Worth every penny. If you want premium and to stand out, Zik is the best.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Wireless Headphones I've Found

    • Written by from Topeka

    The sound quality is excellent. They paired to my iPhone quickly and have never failed to link up. The noise cancelation is wonderful. Quite simply the best headphones I have ever owned. I purchased them in Nov. 2012. They are a bit on the heavy side, so if a lighter version becomes available, I will buy them in a heartbeat. I listen to music mostly, but when the phone rings, it is easy to answer or ignore. The mic works very well in phone conversations. Thank you. -- jwp in Topeka

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Parrot Has Thought of EVERYTHING!

    • Written by from Olathe

    I have barely taken my Zik headphones off since I got them. I LOVE my Ziks. They have an amazing sound that can be customized with the equalizer on the iPhone app. I love the multi-touch controls. They fold flat so I can easily pack them for air travel. They are super comfortable. Parrot has thought of everything. I have recommended them to everyone.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Shady Spring

    Great looking headphones. Great concept w Bluetooth and touch controls. I wanted to love them but inconsistency w Bluetooth connection and constant pausing and restarting music is very disappointing. Will be returning soon.

    13 of 26 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Toms River

    These headphones are spring-loaded in the headband, rendering the device virtually weightless... the sound quality rivals that of the any high quality headphones, and the overall compact design and technology is a great addition. Without any effort there is immediate recognition by bystanders--of whom you don't recognize until physical contact is made because of its outstanding noise cancellation, this makes the Parrot Zik indeed like-none-other.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Top Piece of Kit

    • Written by from Rochdale

    I have owned the headphones about three weeks, they are stylish, very comfortable and work well my my iPad, iPhone 5 and MacBook. The free software gives you amazing control for any type of music you may wish to enjoy. The noise cancelling is awesome !. Used them in flight for the first time yesterday...wow ....amazing ! fell asleep almost immediately. I was told that Bose might just clinch it for sound quality but I am more happy with this product. Superb.

    7 of 11 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    It really depends on what you are looking for.

    • Written by from Winnipeg

    If you want a pair of headphones with great design, the ZIK will be the one you are looking for.


    If you want at least good quality, well i will suggest you to look for something else.

    the bass is decent, but it just not powerful enough to deliver just a little bit more when you are pushing.
    the high range is enough aswell, but the sound "breaks" like glasses when you turn up the volume.

    mid range is quite good, nothing to complain yet.

    I currently own this ZIK, B&W p5, and the sennheiser Momentum, sound quality wise the zik is the least excellent. or should i even use the word excellent ?

    11 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones

    • Written by from Olney

    PLEASE take those who criticize these headphones as having poor quality sound, a poor bluetooth connection, or hard to use with a truckload of salt. I have owned my Ziks for about a month and they are truly excellent in almost every way. Where else are you going to get beautifully designed, well made, high quality headphones with all the features the Zik provides? And you can control them and adapt the sound quality from your iPhone or iPad. How cool is that! The only slight drawback I would cite is that the touch feature is indeed easily activated by almost any contact, with pillow, collar, etc. It takes some getting used to, but is not a big deal. If you are willing to shell out $400 for a set of noise canceling, bluetooth headphones, these are the ones to get. And read the technical reviews online. They are overall VERY positive.

    11 of 12 people found this useful