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Is $400 worth it for the fanciest, techiest headphones around?

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

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$378.48

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Critic reviews

8.0
11 reviews
  • Voice / mic quality
    6.1
  • Noise reduction
    8.5
  • Sound quality
    7.5
  • Battery life
    7.1
  • Comfort
    8.0
  • Durability
    6.0
  • Design and form factor
    8.8

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User reviews

8.7
15 reviews
8.0
CNET Aug 13, 2012

The big question, of course, is whether they're worth $400. For most people they won't be. But if you're looking for a pair of wireless Bluetooth headphones that sound really good, have an impressive design, and have some really nifty features ... it's easy to make a case for buying these.

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8.0
Popular Science Sep 4, 2012

It’s hard to say exactly who would buy a pair of these. With some features targeted directly at mobile users and others squarely at audiophiles, its place in the market is hard to decipher. Still, you could do a lot worse for the price.

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8.0
PC Mag Jan 24, 2013

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.

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7.0
Wired Jul 3, 2012

Parrot’s Zik headphones aren’t cheap, but they are positively futuristic, and all the technology crammed into these cans make them far more interesting than your average pair of wireless over-the-ear headphones.

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8.0
PC World Australia Aug 2, 2012

The Parrot Zik headphones are the best wireless Bluetooth headphones your money can buy, combining a great looking design with some excellent features like intuitive, touch sensitive controls. However, the high price tag doesn't match the audio quality.

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10
T3 Aug 3, 2012

The Parrot Ziks are certainly impressive and undoubtedly the best Bluetooth headphones we've seen yet. Along with the reliable wireless performance, the touch operation is superb, the cans are comfortable and the audio is excellent.

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8.0
Daily Mail Aug 1, 2012

The system needs more refining to elevate it from cool gadget to game-changer. For those after statement style and sound that will blow your mind, though, these ZIKs are worth every penny.

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8.0
Android Community Jul 1, 2013

Bottom line here, we have to say we were impressed with the everything from the way these look to the way they sound. And thankfully they were also comfortable to wear. We would love to say they would be good for just about everyone.

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First Looks

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Pocket-Lint Sep 24, 2013

A Parrot Audio Suite dedicated app for Android and iOS is available which adds other features, including an equaliser, and we have to say that they sound excellent. Now they look the part too.

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10
dcefrance dcefrance

I am very impressed. I got these for many reasons. But most of all to check out the tech. I have been wearing my Bowers & Wilkins P5 headphones while rollerblading for quite some time now; probably about 2 years or so. I was hoping that these would be able to replace them and I can now say...

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9.0
Jensanity5000 Jensanity5000

Overall, these are great. They are by far the most I have ever spent on headphones, but considering all the technology in them and features, I find it worth it. Biggest gripe is battery life, so I recommend you buying at the minimum 1 extra battery. If you have longer international flights,...

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9.0
skywalker69 skywalker69

Great and innovative Headphone. For sure best btooth in his class, incredibly user friendly controls through capacitive right headphone pad. Super reccomended on board airplanes. I just had my 13 hours flight from Singapore to Milan, and the strong noise generated by air con and flight itself,...

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9.0
Mikeb52 Mikeb52

They actually have me not playing with my phone when I drive now. Great Bluetooth phone connection and works well with voice recognition software. Lou Reed EQ setting is really neat as are the custom audio settings in the app allowing for personal fine tuning to your own individual ear and...

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7.0
bzipkin bzipkin

These are cool looking headphones and they do sound great. It's also cool being able to control playback just by touching the earpiece. The accompanying iOS app is pretty good too, and there many different sound options. On the flip side, they are really pricey and the worth is questionable....

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9.0
checkyoulater checkyoulater

on testing (via youtube's 777 sounds and my home speakers) the Zik trully seems to be the perfect flight companion with one little problem....battery life. at least thats what every other review online will tell you. I haven't tested it out enough to see for myself but 90% of the reviewers can't...

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7.0
Alp Alp

If you're like me, whenver you "give in" to an expensive purchase, you try to ignore the issues you find, sometimes even subconsciously, to justify the money you put it. Well as hard as I tried, I still had to realize that the Parrot Zik is not a product worth its high price. I've returned them...

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10
EdmondExplorer EdmondExplorer

These fill the exact niche I was looking for answers to. I currently own four pairs of noise cancelling ear phones/ear plugs (Sony and Bose), but they are all wired. My only bluetooth headsets are some old HP's, and the standard jawbones and and plantronics single ear models. I also have a pair...

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6.0
Hish Hish

not worth the money. if i am buying earphones i want to enjoy the music not only the tech behind pausing or whatever it does.

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9.0
DToledo DToledo

First of all, this beautiful product, IMHO is by far the most advanced in features than any other headphones out there as of April 2013. The sound it produces is superb which is the most important for me. The materials that was used aren't the cheapie-cheapie type. The head rails are really...

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