• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    VERY impressed with the volume, frequency response and eq effectiveness.

    • Written by from LAGUNA NIGUEL

    OK you've heard about the fantastic sound and EQ app which is true, the ZIKs sound awesome and play loud! However there are a couple of things that bug me the design of these cans. First the touch sensor sometimes gets triggered by accidental touches and also when you take them off you have to be careful not to touch the right ear piece wrong or it starts playing again so thankfully in the settings of the app you can turn off "auto pause". Also my Sennheiser MM550's battery has its own usb port so you can charge a spare and always be wire-free. Unfortunately the ZIK battery needs to be in the headphone while its charging so even though I have a spare battery sometimes I must run a usb charging wire between the headphones and a battery pack in my front pocket to simultaneously run the headphones and charge the battery. I have emailed Parrot with a request that they develop a AC/DC charger that can be plugged in to a wall outlet or connected to a 5 volt usb power source. Hopefully they heed my call and make the ZIK listening experience truly wire-free full-time.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I Love My Zik!

    • Written by from Wrexham

    Best headphones on the market. Hands down. I do a lot of international travel with work, and have had these for a year and can vouch for them.
    I've worn them in rain, and they work fine. The noise cancelling is a bit weak on an aircraft when no music playing, but they're great with music playing.
    I regularly do 24+ hour flights, and 2 batteries hold on long enough, if I have no charging ports (some planes and my laptop are adequate.)
    The EQ gives you good control (I don't know of any other headphones with the EQ function).
    The voice calls sound superb.
    The touch controls are brilliant. Sometimes when I yawn real hard it'll pause my music as it thinks I've taken them off. (It pauses when you lift off your head) but there is an option to turn off auto pause. Be sure to enable noise cancellation on calls.

    But my absolute favourite thing with these phones is going through airport security.
    I lift them off my head, stick them in the tray, walk through the metal detector, put them back on and my music is right where I left off. And I haven't clicked a single button or untangled cables or had to unlock my phone.

    And the aircraft is not going to crash with bluetooth*. And not once has any steward(ess) stopped me from listening.

    Also you don't look like one of those idiots with hipster beats headphones with an eq curve that looks like a downhill ski slope.

    anyway. zik. all in all - excellent headphones, excellent eq control, excellent features, excellent (outstanding) design, but excessive price. plus you may need an extra battery.



    *not yet, at least

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