• 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 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 12 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    nice but too heavy

    • Written by from Pierrefonds

    The sound and bluetooth connectivity is great but the bar that rests on top of the head is cylindrical instead of being flat therefore it becomes very uncomfortable on the skull specially on shaved head.

    I have had these for over a year and rarely use them as they hurt the skull after long use.. They are eye catchy and nice sounding though.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by from Litchfield

    i am so glad that i did not listen or pay attention to all the bad reviews. Worth every single penny. Of course there are a few glitches here and there but that is totally to be expected with a wireless device. Even when i use it while biking, its still sounds great. Will definitely recommend it for a friend.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Blue Tooth Pairing !

    • Written by from CRIEFF

    moving from one apple product to another is a pain. Paired to ipad air great, I want to take it out and about with my iPhone 5..... issue
    Powered down ipad, sill would not sync with phone!
    Make sure "Parrot Zik V1.09" is turned on and in range. if I have seen that message once ! getting fed up with these great sounding headphones. Buy the Headphones for the sound not the interchangeability between Bluetooth items.

    3 of 5 people found this useful

  • 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 3 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.

    14 of 27 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 9 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

    PREMIUM quality in every aspect!

    • Written by from Lafayette

    Initial battery charge took a couple of hours for full power. The pairing process was quite simple. My iPhone found the headset immediately and paired quickly. When launching Parrot Audio Suite it informed me of an available update. I selected update firmware and it downloaded and transferred the update in no time.

    Default sound settings are Parrot Concert Hall and it sounds really good. Overall gives a good "3D" sound a concert hall can provide. Sound coming from all angles in a good way. You can really tell the difference when you turn the Concert Hall effect off, because the sound kinda goes flat. Individual sounds become more pronounced. I’m pleased with this effect.

    The Lou Reed preset amplifies the sounds to bring them “closer to you.” I love this preset for certain songs. It can make a song sound truly amazing but others can be base heavy.

    There is an equalizer setting which allows you to set your sound personally and this includes 6 more presets. They are Vocal, Pop, Club, Punchy, Deep and Cristal. One of these should fit your needs and if not you can always adjust according to get the sound you want.
    Overall, my favorite preset is the Lou Reed preset for the majority of songs I listen to.
    The sound these headphones put out is clear, sharp and in your face if you so choose.

    Call Quality is excellent, very clear and understandable.

    The touch controls are flawless and very intuitive. I didn’t expect the volume to be able to be finely adjustable but the touch reminds me of the sensitivity and accuracy of Apple touch screens on iPhone and iPad. Switching tracks is just as intuitive with forward and backwards swiping over the right panel. Volume is swiping up and down. You can also pause and resume by tapping the right panel.

    When you take the headphones off, the track automatically pauses, and continues once you put them back on. You don’t even have to give it a second thought.

    Noise Cancellation actually works and it does it well. I’ve used other noise canceling headphones before and they didn’t quite do the job, but these came through for me. Great for studying and being on an important call.

    As for design, I must say these are a very stylish pair of headphones made with quality materials. Feels sturdy and well built. Even the cables are of premium quality and not cheap. The magnetic battery cover is a nice touch that is very well executed.

    Battery life is very good and holds its charge well when not in use.
    Using the headphones without power and only the cable works very well. Sounds very good and crisp. You obviously can’t get all the eq presets from the Parrot suite but you can use the device eq presets on the hardware you are listening to. This should provide an even better dynamic range.

    OVERALL- Parrot Zik are stylish, feature rich, versatile, futuristic, comfortable headphones with EXCELLENT sound quality. Well worth the price tag!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Parrot Zik -Stylish, Functional and Hi Tech, all you want in Headphones

    • Written by from Edmonton

    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
    - Stylish
    - 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

    What's Included
    - Headphones
    - Rechargeable battery
    - Headphone cable for hardwire connections
    - Charging cable
    - Travel bag
    - Free downloadable app

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Bluetooth pairing nightmare

    • Written by from Palo alto

    These guys may have the design down, and great sound but that is about it.

    Pairing with iphone, macbook is impossible without playing musical chairs

    Headband is not comfortable and puts too much pressure on the skull. Looks nice but is not practical

    2 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very, very, very cool!

    • Written by from Humble

    I've had every major brand of headphones made. Until today, the Bose QC 15 or my favorite. Today about the parrot, and I was absolutely amazed! The design is spectacular. Conform to the shape of my ears perfectly. Sound quality is excellent. And the tap control for volume and advancing songs is second to none! Very cool! They create quite a subway "envy" in Paris

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Battery issues offset sound quality

    • Written by from Earlysville

    It's true that this is a GREAT sounding pair of phones. However, there are a few issues -- one overcome, another not -- that ultimately limit their value. I had a ton of issues with the auto-pause settings and for a long while was unable to modify them, meaning I'd move my head in certain ways that would cause them to pause the sound erratically. They have patched that problem, but the lasting issue is the batter life: they don't last long enough on a full charge even for a cross-country (5-6 hr) flight. That renders them of limited value to any serious traveller.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent headphones

    • Written by from Montreal

    These are simply the best headphones I've ever owned, wired or not. The sound and noise cancellation are both outstanding, the headphones are extremely comfortable, the Bluetooth connection is reliable, and the touch controls put these headphones into an entirely different category. In my opinion, these are amply worth the stiff price tag; I've had wired headphones that cost as much or more and didn't match these in terms of sound quality.

    1 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 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great design, but the sound doesn't match

    • Written by from Mississauga

    Right out of the box, everything seems magical. The design is incredible, the feel is high end, and it seems like you'll be keeping these forever. Every inch of the design from the speakers to the wires, the look is like no other. However, when turned on, it's another story. The sound isn't terrible but it's not great. It lacks the wow factor, in others words, it does not pack a punch. Great headphones, if you're not into high quality sound, but who isn't at $400 a pop. In conclusion, at that price, I expect a lot more. The Bose QC3 is a much better buy.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best wireless headphones!

    • Written by from Winnipeg

    I have now used the Parrot Zik headphones for a month listening mainly in the bluetooth mode with the free app Parrot Audio Studio for the iPhone and iPad. I have listened to music, movies, and podcasts. The sound is amazing for a bluetooth connection. The app on the iPhone and iPad makes the sound even more incredible and I am in love with the 'Lou Reed' mode. The 'Lou Reed' mode works great for music and podcasts, bringing the bass to life in any audio source. The headphones are very comfortable even when wearing for several hours. The touch controls, I hate to say it, are magical. Being able to tap to play/pause, touch up/down for volume, and touch left/right for track, never having to touch the iPhone or iPad makes me smile ever time. I have used many other wireless headphones, and these are the best by far. Highly recommended.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Top of the line

    • Written by from Ajax

    Parrot Zik Review

    My wife and I have used the Parrot Zik for almost 2 months with our iPhone 5s and 5c, listening to music, audio books and Netflix/Apple TV in noisy urban environments and also at our rural cabin.

    Our tastes in music and other audio are very different so the Zik were a wonderful way to enjoy our own entertainment at a good volume, while at the same time not interfering or intruding on each other.

    Rather than using separate rooms with closed doors, we could sit together on the couch with no sound leaking through to either side.

    We also tested the sound cancelling capabilities around construction and machinery. Overall impressions are very high. The headphones are comfortable, easy to use (pairing and installation of the Parrot app took just minutes) and sound terrific. The also do an excellent job of cancelling out external noise.

    Wearing them for hours was very comfortable as they are light and adjust to fit nicely. Controls are intuitive and easy to use. We did not need to consult the manual to start using, although I did read through it later for the sake of being thorough on understanding all the features.

    Battery life seems a bit short, but charging is quick and spare batteries are inexpensive and easily swapped. The Parrot Zik are an impressive piece of kit for anyone who enjoys music, audio books or the sounds of silence and we are using them regularly. Once again, Parrot has come up with a winner!

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