Reviews and Problems with Philippe Starck Parrot Zik
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Sound quality 10
Build quality 10
Noise reduction 10
Coolness factor 10
GOOD TO BE A PARROT HEAD
31 August 2013
Summary: I was a little reluctant to spend that kind of money just for the "pleasure" of listening to Music. However I was pleasantly surprised and very satisfied upon trying these. The noise cancelling aspect is amazing, virtually all sounds, even at very close range, are negated. These phones are very comfortable on my head. The controls are entirely located on the right side headpiece: volume, change the track, on/off...and when I take them off, the music stops/pauses.
Pros: Comfort, ease of Bluetooth connection, quality of sound, advantages added by the phone App (eg, equalizer and battery charge left), controls on headphone so all capabilities go with me wherever I go (as long as I have the phone within about 25', usually kept in my pocket).
Summary: Bring your iPad and iPhone to a new level with these ear cans. Wireless, touch control, noise cancellation, Blue Tooth, what more could you ask for.?..oh... and Great Sound. The free app is easy to use and spot on!
Pros: Wireless, noise cancellation, quality material, great sound!
Cons: These are not the headphones for jogging or moving about.
Summary: 3.5 stars for RX side noise reduction overall, five for low freq. As with most active NR the high freq noise reduction is not too great. I'd not use these on a flight line without more testing. Other "con" may be Bluetooth/Apple issue: dead spots or holes in audio occasionally, may also be related to the touchy "pause when removed" feature of the HS: when wearing these while mowing grass I can hear the mower, but all the low engine noise is gone, the higher freq stuff is...
Summary: These are very nice headphones that sound incredible. The software app for them really allows you to customize them as you like. I do like the freedom of them being Bluetooth. That said, you don't have a tremendous range away from the source. The swipe controls are great and work very well.
Pros: Sound, flexibility due to app, functionality of controls, they fit very well and are not terribly heavy.
Cons: Battery life. As many others have said, the battery does not last well. I need to buy an extra battery to have on hand for longer trips.
Summary: Great sound, the build quality is top notch. Comfort is good but could have used a bit more ear room, and I have small ears. The tops of my ears would hurt after a couple of hours use. I did find the touch controls a bit to sensitive. When you go to adjust the phones on your head the headphones will pause the music/movie, I find this a constant irritant. You should be able to adjust the sensitivity to touch.
Summary: Listen to me...!!! These things are Ear Crack!! Do not buy these if you do not have any self restraint! If you cannot restrict yourself to two hours of listening time DO NOT BUY THESE! If you are a grown mature man and you are at all adverse to weeping in front of your wife or in the public Do Not Buy These! If you are at all reticent to weeping in general Do Not Buy These!! You have been warned. 57 year old former Top Secret Hippie.
Pros: The perfect compliment to a good buzz
Cons: Makes you wish for your youth. Kernersville NC
Summary: I have been able to compare these to the Bose 15 which my wife has. The Parrot's have better sound, fuller, richer. The Bose have slightly better noise cancelling, and the Bose are much lighter, but the Parrots seem more durable and sturdier and just as comfortable as the Bose
Pros: Style, Bluetooth freedom/wireless, sound quality, control app