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Parrot Zik 2.0 Wireless Headphones Review

The Parrot Zik 2.0 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones have a unique design that is reminiscent of the style of the 70s. The earcups are connected to the headband by arching chrome that curves around the sides and tops of the cups and then forming the first third of the headband. The logo is embossed on the earcups instead of being printed on or embroidered.
These headphones are more lightweight when compared to their previous model due to their switch from iron to aluminum. Overall, they’re about 20% lighter. Because of this, they don’t make your head feel tired from wearing them too long due to how heavy they are. It also has spacious over-ear cups that help you keep feeling comfortable when wearing them for a long period of time.

They come in six color options: red, brown, black, white, blue, and yellow. It is made solely out of aluminum and pleather, making it feel amazing to touch. The headband is adjustable, but not as adjustable as other high-end headphones. Compared to the previous model, the Original Zik, these headphones have thinner earcups. To compensate, each earcup has external microphones that assist in noise cancellation by detecting background noise.

The power button on the Parrot Zik 2.0 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones is placed on the backside of the headphones where most people place their hands to adjust or remove the headphones, making it very easy to accidentally press it.

Parrot Zik 2.0 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones Review: OVER-RESPONSIVE CONTROLS

The right earpiece has touch controls that let you skip tracks, answer calls, adjust volume, and pause music with a single swipe of your paw. These controls are responsive, but not as much as the Original Zik. It’s very easy to accidentally touch the controls while placing the headphones on your head, which pretty much neutralizes the advantages of not using buttons.
These headphones MUST be used with their companion app, which sucks. It completely ruins the plug-n-play nature of wireless headphones, which is the reason why they’re so popular in the first place.

The Parrot Zik 2.0 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones have eight separate built-in microphones for making excellent voice calls. It also detects when you take it off, automatically pausing your music.
The sound quality is better than the Original Zik, but is average compared to other high-end models from other brands. It has noise cancellation, deep bass, and clear sound quality.

Another top-quality pair of over-the-ear headphones are the Beats Studio Wireless headphones.

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Updated: April 12, 2016

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