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Parrot Zik

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1217 reviews of Parrot Zik. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones for all reviews. Reviews about the noise isolation and comfort are overall positive. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the portability. Views are divided on the price.

sound, usability, design, comfort, noise isolation

portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Headphones the Parrot Zik is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Parrot Zik

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 202 user reviews of Parrot Zik from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the noise isolation and price are generally positive. The design and usability are also appreciated. Views about the reliability and portability are mixed.

sound, usability, design, price, noise isolation

90% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Parrot Zik

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 380 user reviews of Parrot Zik from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the noise isolation and design. The comfort and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the reliability. Some have doubts about the portability and price.

sound, usability, comfort, design, noise isolation

price, portability

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Parrot Zik

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Parrot Zik from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Headphones on Amazon.ca. People are impressed by the sound. The comfort is also appreciated.

comfort, sound

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Parrot Zik by Starck review: Is $400 worth it for the fanciest, techiest headphones around?

 

The Zik generally performs well, but various kinks make it fall short of the $400 asking price.

Breathtaking, comfortable design ; Active noise cancellation and passive noise isolation ; Intuitive mobile app and onboard controls

Short battery life, proprietary battery ; Slightly erratic Bluetooth performance ; Sound quality is pleasing, but could be better

Parrot and Philippe Starck have crafted a truly unique set of headphones with the Zik. There are clearly some kinks that need to be worked out, however -- most of which Parrot can hopefully remedy via firmware updates. As it stands for now, we have...

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Tim Gideon (pcmag.com)

Parrot Zik

 

The Parrot Zik is a masterfully designed, wireless headphone pair, but you'll need to seriously tweak its customizable EQ to get the audio performance up to the same level.

Solid audio performance with no distortion on deep bass at top volumes. Active noise cancellation. Innovative touch sensitive panel and NFC integration. Excellent app includes customized EQ. Supports wired and wireless listening.

Highly sculpted frequency response not for everyone. Headband is slightly uncomfortable. Expensive. Significant sound leakage.

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Jan, 2013

Expert review by : David Carnoy (cnet.com)

Parrot Zik wireless Bluetooth Headphones review

 

Parrot's Zik headphones are about the fanciest and most high-tech Bluetooth headphones you can buy these days and you'll have to pay a good chunk of change ($400) for the privilege of owning them.

The Parrot Zik headphones offer excellent sound for wireless Bluetooth earphones, and have a slick, eye-catching design, a relatively comfortable fit, and a wealth of features, including wireless audio streaming, noise cancellation, and touch-sensitive...

While the Ziks are expensive, they include a cheap cloth carrying case. Also, some small glitches in their operation mar their otherwise impressive audio quality.

Despite some issues, Parrot can make a case for its Ziks being the Porsche of Bluetooth headphones.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Michael Calore (wired.com)

Review: Parrot Zik Headphones

 

These wireless, noise-canceling headphones from Parrot are packed with multiple sensors: capacitive surfaces, microphones and an NFC chip.

Responsive and intuitive touch controls feel like the future. Soft leather, sturdy metal and satiny finish make a high-quality headphone. Smartphone apps (iOS and Android) provide additional sonic tweaks

Songs with heavy bass are muddy. Too much DSP for audiophile snobs. Noise-canceling generates some hiss. Phone calls sound so-so

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

Parrot ZIK Touch-Activated Bluetooth Headphones Review

 

With the release of the Parrot ZIK touch-activated Bluetooth headphones, the company has come up with what's easily one of the most advanced pairs of eardrum blasters on the planet. You'll be rolling with not only a pair of top-tier deliverers of sound...

The Parrot ZIK touch-activated Bluetooth headphones we’re having a look at here will cost you a cool $399.99 USD from several different sources – Brookstone and the Apple Store carry these beasts and they’ll be popping up elsewhere as well (sooner than...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by : YugaTech (yugatech.com)

Parrot Zik by Starck Review

 

We know that shelling out a few grand on a decent audio device is tough pill to swallow for most consumers, let alone spending Php21,000 for a fancy wireless headset. However, for those who can afford it, we feel that the Parrot Zik has all the right...

May, 2014

Expert review by : Devin (gadgetnutz.com)

The Parrot Zik review

 

Parrot, mostly known for their AR.Drone and car accessories have teamed up with designer Philippe Starck, with the result being the striking

I really like the Zik, so much so that I will probably buy it with my own hard-earned cash. It’s the most beautiful headphone I’ve ever seen and will definitely turn a few heads. The sound is equally impressive, with a dramatic, meaty sound, effortless...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Android Police (androidpolice.com)

Parrot Zik Bluetooth Headphones Review: A Glimpse Into The Future Of Wireless Headphones

 

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. And when it comes to copying, I have no doubt that the Parrot Ziks will be imitated, reimagined, and otherwise "inspire" a new generation of Bluetooth headphones in the coming years. Yes, they're different....

Jul, 2013

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Expert review by : Bethany Gordon (toptenreviews.com)

Parrot Zik Review

 

The Parrot Zik headphones have excellent sound quality when making phone calls or just listening to music. These headphones are extremely comfortable and use a multi-microphone system to give you clear call quality and excellent noise cancellation. You...

Not only does the Zik produce the best Bluetooth sound quality on our lineup, it is also noise cancelling.

These cans run on the heavy side, at 12.41 ounces.

The Parrot Zik has the best sound quality and the largest feature set of all the Bluetooth headphones we reviewed.

Jan, 2013

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Expert review by : Taimoor Hafeez (tbreak.com)

Parrot Zik Wireless Headphones Review

 

Beauty and brains in one smooth package.

Great dynamic range for brilliant audio reproduction, Active Noise Cancelling works great, touch controls are intuitive and customizing audio profile using iPhone app is easy

No live battery indicator, and reconnection of Bluetooth connectivity from standby mode takes over 6 seconds

Ultimately the Parrot Zik is an elegant set of headphones which provides you with excellent audio, completely wireless operations and very simple controls. A few small niggles aside, the Parrot Zik is undoubtedly one of the best wireless headphones on...

Jul, 2012

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