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A Review On: Parrot Zik

Parrot Zik

Rated # 18 in Wireless
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Pros: Wireless, Good Sound, Rechargable Battery, Active Noise-Cancelation, Touch Panel, Interesting Sound EQs

Cons: Heavy, Battery Life

The Ziks have a great sound for Bluetooth wireless headphones. They can be wired directly if Bluetooth is not available. They offer a many features, including an innovative capacitive touch-control for volume, active noise-cancellation, and an app for smartphones that acts as a virtual control panel for the headphones. The rechargeable battery is removable and replaceable. Even though they are heavy, they are comfortable. On the outside of the right ear cup there is capacitive touch-panel for controlling music playback and taking calls. Swiping vertically controls volume, while swiping horizontally lets you change tracks. Tapping the panel controls playback, and allows you to pause music, begin and end calls. Another feature is a motion detector, which senses when the headphone have been removed from your head. When somebody talks to you, just remove the headphones and the music will pause. Put them back on and playback resumes.


There is a free Parrot Audio Suite app available that allows customization of the sound and check battery level. There is an option to turn the noise cancellation on and off, and also an equalizer to change the sound. Also, there is the Parrot Concert Hall feature, which plays with virtual space and tries to turn your surroundings into a concert hall or jazz club. It’s a fun to move some virtual speakers around. They have added a "Tuned by Lou Reed" setting that reflects the way Lou Reed tuned his headphones. 


If the battery is dead, you still can use them as passive headphones. Used this way, the music doesn't have the same punch, but it’s not really how the headphones are supposed to be used, and I really don’t recommend it.


They are not the best-sounding, nor best noise-canceling headphones, but they look great and are wireless!


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