• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Look Good and that's about it

    • Written by from Henrietta

    Worst set of headphones I have owned .... Ever! Let my daughter borrow for her trip. Took a few try's to pair with her IPhone 5s. Now I can't get them to pair with my IPhone 4s. I've tried taking the battery out letting them sit for awhile but still will not pair. This is totally unacceptable and they should not be sold through the Apple store. Shame on Apple for allowing a junk dealer access to loyal Apple users!

    1 of 13 people found this useful

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    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

    4 of 7 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

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    Parrot Zik Wireless Headphones are a Huge Disappointment

    • Written by from CHICAGO

    I received a pair of Zik Wireless Headphones as a gift on the 24th Dec., 2013.
    I downloaded the Parrot Audio Suite to my Bluetooth devices: 2-iPad mini's, 1-iPhone 5 & 1-MacBook Air. Once the suite had been downloaded to my devices I began pairing the Ziks to the first of two iPads.
    I first received a response to update the Zik Audio Suite to its current version - no problem. Successfully paired the first device. Attempted to pair the others and couldn't, response of "unable to pair device." I sent an email to Zik's Help Desk, and was given a message that they would not log any problems, that they were on holiday until 2 Jan, 2014. So I waited for two weeks and used the Ziks with cable. Finally, I did get a very brief response asking for an e-receipt and personal contact info.
    2 weeks went by without a reply back. Then finally Zik USA support sent me a frank reply stating that the Ziks can ONLY BE PAIRED TO ONE DEVICE AT A TIME. I was instructed to remove the battery, wait 5 minutes, replace it, then initiate the pairing process all over again on the next device. I work from all devices during the day - having to go thru removing/initiating pairing for wireless use per device isn't just time consuming it's hogwash. I have since sent a confirmation request to Zik and haven't received a response.
    My receipt from Apple states a return of 2weeks past purchase date. The delay in Zik's assistance has also made it impossible for a return or credit.

    12 of 27 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nothing Special

    • Written by from Chapel Hill

    Sound is dead on the low end, or should I say "muted." Highs are screechy, especially for classical music. Not very comfortable...but hey, they're trendy...

    3 of 18 people found this useful

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    • 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.

    5 of 13 people found this useful

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    • 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

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    Keep looking

    • Written by from Sherwood Park

    The sound for this price range is greatly lacking, the bluetooth connection is unreliable and the touch controls are overly sensitive. I'm going to buy a pair of Grado's RS1's a little pricier but far better sound. I think tech and cosmetic design came ahead of sound quality with this headphone.

    9 of 21 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible sound

    • Written by from Brooklyn

    I didn't even try out the Bluetooth. Plugged them in, played some various rock and pop tracks. Huge amount of high mid range tone is missing compared to other headphones. Embarrassing sound for $400. They went right back in the box.

    14 of 61 people found this useful

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    Waste of money big time

    • Written by from Fleet

    They do not work with iTunes, cannot play selected tracks as have mind of their own! Sond is great bit they should play your suggestion nit random tracks!


    13 of 66 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Good design but

    • Written by from Napa

    Touch controls malfunction. Mine play then pause, then play again. Sometimes stay paused til i hit play again. Ive reset (removed battery) several times. Really annoying for $400 headphones. What a shame.

    14 of 29 people found this useful

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    • Written by from New York

    I just bought them at the Apple store on the Upper West Side. I wore them out and got 10 blocks away and the bluetooth started to short out. The touch gestures weren't responding quickly either, 5-8 second delay. I turned around and exchanged them for the Bose noise canceling headphones.

    22 of 59 people found this useful

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    bad quality & bad volume...

    • Written by from Nanterre

    bad quality & bad volume... don't understand the actual rate....

    46 of 142 people found this useful

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    Parrot Zik Noise Canceling Bluetooth Stereo Headphone review

    • Written by from Mount Pleasant

    Using the best possible configuration for sound, iPod Touch with Wifi and Bluetooth off, connected to Zik by cable, and Zik with noise canceling ON: There is a huge peak around 5 to 6 khz, perhaps 10 to 15 db, which makes some percussion very irritating. The very emphasized bass doesn't help the treble peak sound any better. There also is a large emphasis around 15 to 17 khz, but that just adds to a "frying pan sizzle" effect with some instruments and isn't too serious. The built-in echo effect emphasizes echo in some songs making them sound like you're in a cavern. Lastly, even with Bluetooth off and no external interferences, the sound isn't smooth, as though there is some slight digital skipping in the sound, particularly with bass percussion.

    28 of 66 people found this useful