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Overview: The Parrot Zik headphones have built-in Bluetooth and
noise-canceling technology. An advanced capacitive touch control panel on the
outside of the earcups let you change music tracks, raise and lower volume, and
answer and disconnect phone calls. The Zik comes with a rechargeable battery to
power the Active Noise Cancellation (ANC). A special Parrot app on your
smartphone lets you fine tune the sound of your headphones. The headphones
include an audio cable with a 3.5mm plug, as well as a microUSB charging cable.
A plush cloth pouch lets you store your headphones and cables when not in use.
Bluetooth: The Parrot Zik is equipped with Bluetooth 2.1, allowing you
to wirelessly carry on telephone conversations on your Bluetooth mobile phone as
well as listen to music on Bluetooth audio players. The headphones have NFC
(Near Field Communications) technology that allows you to quickly pair NFC-equipped
smartphones by touching them to the left earcup. The Zik cannot pair more than
one device simultaneously.
Touch Control: The outer surface of the right earcup contains an
advanced capacitive touch sensitive panel with intuitive controls. To raise and
lower the volume, you simply slide your finger vertically along the panel. To
change the music track, just slide your finger forward (next track) or backward
(previous track) along the panel. A similar side-to-side motion lets you switch
between two active calls when in telephone mode. A simple tap of the panel lets
you answer or hang up a call; touching and holding the panel rejects an incoming
call. A built-in motion detector can also tell when you put on and take off the
headphones, and can help control music playback. While listening to music, you
can pause playback by simply taking the headphones off your ears. (Tapping the
panel also pauses playback.) You can place the headphones back on your head to
start the music playing again.
Active Noise Cancellation (ANC): Equipped with two internal, two
external microphones, and a bone conduction sensor, the Parrot Zik's Active
Noise Cancellation technology can reduce ambient noise by up to 25dB. ANC
cancels out nearly all external noise so your calls and music are crystal clear.
Battery: The Parrot Zik is powered by a 3.7-volt, 800mAh Lithium-Ion
rechargeable battery. The battery is charged via USB with the supplied microUSB
cable. A fully-charged battery can give you approximately 6 hours of battery
life with all features activated, 18 hours with ANC only, and about 24 hours of
standby time. Even if the battery is exhausted, you can still listen to your
music with the supplied 51" audio cable.
Design: The Zik headphones have an around-the-ear design, closed back,
and soft, plush leatherette ear pads. The aluminum alloy head rails let the
earcups swivel out to store flat. The strong neodymium drivers can provide
plenty of power behind your music.
Parrot Audio Suite App: The Parrot Audio Suite is a free downloadable
application for Android and iPhone/iPod, dedicated to the Parrot Zik. The app
allows you to easily configure your music/phone interface with the following
- Active Noise Canceling: You can switch on or off the ANC directly
through the Zik menu.
- Parrot Concert Hall: The Concert Hall audio effect allows you to
simulate a musical sound field. You can select one of four zones (Silent
Room, Living Room, Jazz Club, Concert Hall) to configure the perceived depth
of sound. You can also adjust the orientation of the virtual loudspeakers
for different effects.
- Equalizer: The app's 7-band parametric equalizer has 7 presets
(Flat, Pop, Club, Punchy, Deep, Crystal, and User) so you can adjust the
frequencies to the style of music you're listening to. You can adjust each
band (60 Hz, 150 Hz, 400 Hz, 1 kHz, 2.4 kHz, 6 kHz, and 15 kHz) from -12dB
to +12dB, and save it under the User preset.
- System: The system page displays the current user name of the
app, the device's current software version, any available firmware updates,
and the application version.
- Battery Level: You can quickly check the level of the Zik's
battery, and whether or not it is charging.
- Helpdesk: The helpdesk lets you troubleshoot the performance of
the headphones, as well as direct you to a dedicated page on music playback,
telephone performance, and instructions on the Parrot Audio Suite.
- Frequency Response: 10Hz to 20kHz
- Sound Pressure Level: 110dB
- Impedance: 32 ohms
- Dimensions: Earcups: Width=2.929", Height=3.7", Depth=1.655"
- Weight: 11.46 ounces