Parrot Zik Wireless Headphones
What We Liked
- Active noise cancellation about 98%
- Bluetooth enabled headphones
- Eye catching design
- Comfortably fit
- Wireless audio streaming
- Touch sensitive control
- Worth of money
What We Disliked
- Cheap cloth carrying case
Parrot Ziks are the advanced headphones developed by the French label, Parrot, which is well-known for its quality products having the top specs and certainly the well-suited designs. The handset model Parrot Zik Wireless Headphones is no exception to the product line of this internationally acclaimed tech enterprise. The Parrot Zik is a complete package, it has manageable controls, good sound quality and a very good design aiding comfort or long use.
This model has some pros and cons but it is definitely a better choice than the Parrot Zik 2.0 or Parrot Zik 3.0 especially if you consider the price range. The newer models are much more expensive and don’t have anything extraordinary to offer, with which the Parrot Ziks would fail to compete.
Parrot Zik Wireless Headphones Features:
The Parrot Zik Wireless Headphones are a bit better than your customary Bluetooth handset models. The BT system work very well, doesn’t have any connectivity issues in regular use, the range of around 30ft after which you’ll start losing connection.
One innovative feature is the head detection sensor. It works when you put the headphones off your head, the audio would stop itself and would resume from the very point when you put the headphones on again. You don’t need to hassle with the keys to pause and resume our favorite tunes if someone turns up and interrupts your streaming anywhere, anytime.
Additionally, you can use Parrot Zik as wired headphones a cable is provided in the package. Using wired headphones can help save the battery. One thing that you must never forget is that the Parrot Ziks are not sports handsets so you should avoid having them on when you indulge in one, particularly the water sports.
Did you ask about the worst thing about the Parrot Zik model of Bluetooth noise cancelling headphones? It is the battery time. It is pretty blatantly terrible if you need an honest opinion. If you have the Bluetooth connected and the ANC mode is on, you are going to need a charge after five hours with power drained to level zero.
With the design and the sound quality that the Parrot Ziks have, one does not really expect the battery time to be this low but this is how it is. You can switch off the ANC mode when in a quieter surrounding and use the cable for wired headphones to avoid a quick battery drain, if you must. That is all there is to it.
Parrot Zik Wireless Headphones Noise Cancellation
The Parrot Ziks offer excellent noise cancellation. The quality of this feature is definitely above average. You can’t enjoy as worthy an experience as a Bose handset would offer you but it is better than many of the counterparts available in the market. You won’t certainly be disappointed. However, it is observed that the sound quality deteriorates if you turn off the ANC feature by which we mean the active noise cancellation mode. According to Parrot these reduce up to 98% of background noise using 4 different microphones.
Other Noise Cancelling Headsets Are:
The real-life experience is still superior in Bose QuietComfort 35, as said before, but the Parrot Ziks model is worth the money. If you need an effective over-ear designed BT handset then the v offers almost the best noise cancellation feature you would find in the market in this price range.
The Parrot Ziks model ensures maximum possible comfort for the user, it has been designed specifically for this purpose. It is a very good option for people who keep the headphones on for long and tend to enjoy over-ears design.
Nice black finish, durable plastics, and metal parts all make an agreeable product and the best part is that it is pretty good in quality. The Parrot Ziks won’t deteriorate quickly. The built is really good and the material used is durable in them, it doesn’t seem easily breakable or something. Take good care of them you are going to have a great pair of wireless, noise-cancelling headphones ready to go on a trip with you.
The 5th microphone on headphones has been incorporated for making calls, the quality is very good. You can also control the music with touch sensor positioned on the right ear cup but only works when connected through Bluetooth. The headphone offers an app as a virtual control panel for iOS and Android smartphones.
Parrot Zik Wireless Headphones Sound
The Parrot Ziks offer excellent sound quality. The four microphones do a good job with clearing off the background and unnecessary clutter. However, the ANC is a must for a really enjoyable experience.
The Parrot Zik Wireless Headphones are a viable option if you need a Bluetooth enabled noise cancelling stereo handset which supports music streaming as well as calling. The battery life is the only negative of this product, the overall design quality and controls are really good. It’s worth your money.