The Parrot Zik 3 home/studio-style Bluetooth wireless noise-canceling headphones have a closed over-ear design. These headphones can be used with the noise-canceling feature turned on or off, have a wireless reception range of around 33 feet and are intended for use with Bluetooth-enabled audio devices, including cell phones, as well as wire-connected audio devices. They have touch-sensitive Bluetooth volume, music player, and call connect/disconnect controls. Additional features include a powered operation mode with built-in digital signal processing for tone equalization and spatial effects and a digital-to-analog audio converter, NFC Bluetooth pairing option, an option to automatically pause and resume audio when the headphones are removed from and placed back on the head, and an unpowered operation mode. The free Parrot Zik app download, which is required for operation of the powered mode features, is available for Apple and Android mobile devices. The Zik 3 comes with a detachable 45-inch audio cable, a USB charging cable, and a carrying bag. It is covered by a 24 month warranty.
Plug typeThe type of connection at the end of the audio cord, which will be plugged into the source component. Most have 1/8-inch standard (3-contact) "mini" jacks that fit portable devices. Models intended for use with newer iPod, iPhone, and some Blackberry smartphones, that have integrated microphones, audio player controls, and call connect/disconnect controls use a 1/8-inch 4-conductor mini jack. The audio function of models with 4-conductor mini jacks may not work properly or consistently with non-iPod/iPhone devices.
4 contact Mini (1/8")
Works with noise reduction off
Works with noise reduction offWill operate without the noise-canceling circuitry activated; allows the model to be used as standard headphones if the batteries die.
Integrated microphoneHas an integrated microphone for use with some cell phones or audio players with a recorder function.
Call connect/disconnect control
Call connect/disconnect controlThis allows you to answer or disconnect from a phone call with some cell phones.
Integrated volume control
Integrated volume controlThis allows you to adjust the volume without having to dig into your pocket or purse for a player.
Integrated player control
Integrated player controlThis allows you to control some player functions (for example: play, pause, track skip) via a control without having to dig into a pocket or purse for a player.
Detachable cableA detachable cable allows the headphones to be used for noise canceling without the cord being connected to a music or video player, or dangling from the headset.
Monitor functionHas a control that turns off the audio, and in the case of noise canceling models turns off the noise canceling function, so that ambient sounds can be heard. Useful for hearing ambience like travel announcements without turning off the audio player or removing the headphones.
Noise canceling unit in earpiece
Noise canceling unit in earpieceThe electronic circuitry for the noise cancelation function is integrated into headphones earpiece rather than incorporated as a separate module that is integrated into the audio cord.
Battery lifeAs claimed by the manufacturer.
18 in airplane mode (ANC only, cord connected)/ 7 in Eco mode (ANC and Spacialization, cord connected)/6 in standard mode (ANC, Spacialization, and Bluetooth connected)
Battery recharge time
Battery recharge timeAs claimed by the manufacturer.
Low battery indicator
Low battery indicatorAn indicator to show that the headphone battery power is low and will need to be replaced or recharged.
Warranty (mos.): parts/labor
Warranty (mos.): parts/laborWarranty is for parts and labor, in months.
Additional featuresAdditional features for this model.
2.4 GHz transmission frequency, Bluetooth wireless, around 33 ft. operating range. Has cord connection option for use with standard audio devices. When cord connected can provide audio even when not turned on. Has powered and unpowered modes; noise canceling, external sound monitoring, and built-in digital signal processing for tone equalization and spatial effects available in powered mode. Has a built-in digital-to-analog audio converter - in powered mode can decode digital audio files received via a USB cable connection. Touch sensitive Bluetooth volume, music player, and call connect/disconnect controls. Free Parrot Zik app download is available for Apple and Android mobile devices; app required for operation of the noise cancelling, external sound monitoring, tone equalization, and spatial effects features which can only be adjusted by the app when the headphones are powered and Bluetooth paired. The app has a 5 band equalizer that can be set by the user, manually selectable EQ presets, and EQ presets selected by various music artists for the headphones. NFC Bluetooth pairing option. Has text to speech caller ID function that will announce the name of a caller if the name is entered in the Bluetooth connected smartphone's contact list. Headphones can be set to automatically pause and resume audio playback when they are removed from and placed back on the head. Earphones swivel to flat for ease of carrying and storage.
Included accessoriesIndicates what accessories are included.
Detachable 45-inch audio cable, USB charging cable, carrying bag, free Parrot Zik app download is available for Apple and Android mobile devices.
WeightReflects the weight, in ounces, of the headphones including the audio cable and batteries, if any.
Cable lengthCable length indicates the approximate length of the cable from the headset or earpiece to the plug, measured in inches.
Battery typeThe number and type of batteries used.