Parrot Zik Bluetooth ANC Headphones

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Parrot Zik Bluetooth ANC Headphones
Price: $209.99
Shipping Options:: $5 Standard
Shipping Estimates: Ships in 3-5 business days. (Tuesday, Feb 17 to Friday, Feb 20) + transit
Condition: Factory Reconditioned

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Check out this “excellent” review over at cnet and check out the product page

Review over at pcmag

Want, but alas, will not acquire.

Well darn. I just bought the Sennheiser BT headphones Woot offered over the weekend, in part because they seemed the best price-performers compared to the Zik. If I’d known Woot would offer the Parrot cans for effectively half off, I would have waited a few days and bought these.

I bought a brand new pair of these a couple of years ago and returned them after a month. NC is not as good as the Bose, they squeezed my head and I couldn’t wear them for more than an hour or so, but that didn’t matter because the battery didn’t last much more than an hour. There is a newer version out now and hopefully these things have been addressed because the technology is actually very cool.

Gimmicks with mediocre sound performance don’t justify such a high price. You can get a superior sounding pair of Grado SR125 for less money. No thanks.

First of all, that’s an apples to watermelon comparison. Grado SR125 (and all their cans) are minimalistic open headphone design with zero isolation intended more for home use. It is comfort and “performance” can also be argued.

These are intended more as jack-of-all-trades jet set “fashion/ lifestyle” headphones. There will be compromises between style and substance especially with how much tech is crammed in there. This headphone is also 3+ years old now and technology has greatly improved.

These do have amazing build, quality and looks to them. Sound is good for what the product is, but do not expect no where near “audiophile grade” anything. There also have been reported software bugs. In the end, it depends on the priorities of the buyer, for (life)style perspective these are still are a good deal. If performance is more important, there are better similar headphones at $200 price point.

I bought these off of Woot last March and they have been amazing. Excellent build quality, still look great, not falling apart. More important they still sound great and the noise cancelling is pretty good. They fit very well, I wear them around 4 hours a day at work and they’re very comfortable. I have even though about buying a back-up to my current set, they’re that good. Do yourself a favor and just buy them, you won’t be dissatisfied.

I’ve loved these headphones to the point of wearing out my first pair, bought when they first came out in August, 2012, after winning the Consumer Electronics Show headphone award in January, 2012.

Very incisive review of these here: http://www.amazon.com/review/R31698WQ7SNYX4/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

Review comparing them to Beats 2013 Wireless (and finding them inferior) here: http://www.head-fi.org/t/715959/comparing-wireless-noise-canceling-headphones-parrot-zik-beats-studio-2013-wireless-sennheiser-pxc-310-bt-quasi-objective-tests#post_10487062

But I bought them again anyway!

And for those comparing the Parrot Zik to the Grado SR125, the Grados are head, shoulders, torso, and legs above the Parrot Zik in sound quality (I have all 12 models of the Grados!!!). But the Ziks 1) are bluetooth, 2) are closed, 3) have active noise cancellation, 4) have a great iPod remote control interface, 5) have software-variable equalization, reverberation, and soundstage control, and 6) look really great!

Yep… bought 'em! I REALLY hope that the bonus hard case they include is the one with the ORANGE (not the gray) interior. I already have Fifty Shades of Grey!

Here is the absolute ONLY downside to these wonderful headphones:

There is NO additional charger on the market for them!
The ONLY way you can charge an additional battery {not too expensive} is to charge it IN the headphone.

I’ve had mine for two years now, and I have nothing but high praise for the quality of the Zik!

Just got the pair I ordered only two days ago! None of this “3 to 5 business days plus transit time” here! I am DELIGHTED.