Parrot ZIK Wireless headphones made for iPod, iPhone, iPad / Android smartphones / Windows Phone 8.
The Parrot Zik is revealing your emotions. It merges with the body, like a technological extension of you to listen to music.
- Advanced technology with a sleek design
- Active noise cancellation
- Provides up to 98% noise reduction
- Innovative, touch-sensitive panel
- Discreet head-detection sensor—when headphones are placed around the neck, the music pauses & call is switched directly to mobile device & when headphones are placed back on, music resumes
- Unique listening quality with patented Parrot® concert hall effect
- Streams music via Bluetooth® & NFC (Near Field Communication)
- Parrot® hands-free calling with 4 active built-in microphones
Adjustable, the headband plays the contrast between metals'
alloy and “leather-like” band.
Active Noise Control
To insulate you from external noise, Parrot has developed an ultra-high performance active noise cancellation system which eliminates up to 98% of ambient noise.
While traditional ANC audio headsets only use two microphones to analyse ambient noises, the Zik has four microphones (1, 2, 3, 4) located inside and outside each earpiece offering total listening comfort.
How does it work ?
Two microphones located inside the headset capture the surrounding noise. Two additional microphones, one in each earpiece, analyse the residual noise (low frequencies) that could disrupt listening.
The outside noise is then cancelled out by opposing sound waves (anti-noise) in order to create a quieter environment.
Parrot Concert Hall Effect
To ensure music is heard in all its harmony and depth, Parrot took particular care with Zik’s audio playback. The headset is equipped with powerful DSP (Digital Sound Processor) algorithms which reconstructs the sound, giving you the impression that the music is coming from in front of you; this is the “Parrot Concert Hall” effect.
In order to configure the “Parrot Concert Hall” effect, simply download the free Parrot Audio Suite application for iOS, Windows phone 8 or Android.
Touch control panel
Parrot ZIK is fitted with an ultra-intuitive touch control panel on the right headphone: when connected via Bluetooth, slide your finger vertically to adjust the volume and horizontally to skip to the next track.
Parrot has developed a complete movement recognition algorithm designed to be simple and intuitive for the user.
The Parametric EQ is a 7 bands equalizer (Center frequencies are: 60 Hz, 150 Hz, 400 Hz, 1 kHz, 2.4 kHz, 6 kHz and 15 kHz).
The user can choose from among the various presets (Flat, Pop, Club, Punchy, Deep, Crystal, User) to adjust the frequencies to the style of music you are listening to.
Sliding your finger vertically on the touch sensitive control panel adjusts the volume of your music or the caller voice.
Sliding your finger horizontally on the touch sensitive control panel plays the next track or return to the previous one.
Parrot AUDIO SUITE allows the end-user to easily configure and modify the configuration and parameters through the iPhone/iPod/Smartphone user-interface.