Summary: The Ziks have a great sound for Bluetooth wireless headphones. They can be wired directly if Bluetooth is not available. They offer a many features, including an innovative capacitive touch-control for volume, active noise-cancellation, and an app for smartphones that acts as a virtual control panel...
Pros: Wireless, Good Sound, Rechargable Battery, Active Noise-Cancelation, Touch Panel, Interesting Sound EQs
Excerpt: ABOUT 8 MONTHS LATER: Stopped working, suddenly, completely. Worse customer service. Keep me on hold repeatedly, then hang up. If I try to use on-line customer service, I get canned responses telling me to remove battery and wait 5 minutes. They phones sounded nice.
Summary: TL;DR: I bought and returned a pair of Parrot Zik headphones. I liked the way they sounded. I didn't like that it's hard to charge them and that I always had to use the smartphone app to control them.
They sound better than the Nokia BT-905 headphones I've been using for years.
Pros: Decent sound
Cons: Fiddley. A smart phone app is the only way to control them. Charging via laptop USB is tricky.
Summary: I'll keep this short. As a pair of bluetooth on-ears without noise-cancelling turned on, they sound quite excellent and the ambient sound is noticeably lowered. The bass is certainly boosted, but not excessively so.
Pros: excellent noise isolation (even without NC on), outstanding and innovative control system, great sound (if a tad bass heavy)
Cons: not the lightest cans, for long journeys you'll need a spare battery (wired lead ruins sound), App is fun but doesn't really add much to experience
Summary: I have been using the Bose QC15 headphones for years and love them, but these offer so much more. The sound quality is comparable, but having the bluetooth cordless connection and all of the additional features such as touch controls and the ability to talk on the phone make them so much more...