About favorite things easy and pleasant to tell, today I want to share with you the impressions of the Parrot Zik 2.0 – headphones not new, but I still use them and very (very!) Happy!
Appearance Parrot Zik 2.0
I want to warn you from buying white headphones – it is made of white leather sneakers. Very beautiful, unusual, festive, cool, but should at least periodically wipe with a damp cloth. The operation of the headphones for a long time, more than a year, but during that time with them, nothing terrible will happen, but I wear Zik without cover, not the shore and their attitude in general is not careful. If elected now, he would stop on the yellow headphones. Although I do not know. White is still very steep.
Leather material. Genuine leather, not thick nor thin, scratch and leave any trace seems to be easy, but I have not yet succeeded. Build quality, no question about it. In some places the metal scratched, but not critical, to the headband has a feeling of use, as well as on the plates, but there is this peculiarity, again want to remember your favorite sneakers. Yes, they are traces of all roads where I went, but that they only get better, right? Just remember different places, countries and people. In general, it’s great.
Looking at the Parrot Zik 2.0, just remember a variety of aircraft, close window seat or place freely about the emergency exit – it’s great, if there is no draft, and it usually is, and you can kill so cool throat or left ear. When you remember the airports, taxis, trains. And it is also very pleasant memories.
In general, if you take bright headphones, be prepared to care for the skin. The shoe can buy some balm or something like that, periodically wipe the material to preserve the appearance. Well, you can just buy a black Zik, although it is very boring.
On the one hand, such as the difference between the headphones is low, let’s look at a list of changes:
Support for USB-Audio, it is possible to connect headphone audio cable to your laptop, PC and get the best sound quality. Supported by even 5.1 Surround Mode mode, I have not yet tried it, waiting for a commercial sample for the test.
A little bit different design, colors – but then the taste and color of comrades there
This is a major change. Price in Russia – about 25 000, as the saying goes, you can find cheaper and more expensive. At the same time, Parrot Zik 2.0 can now be found in 16 200 rubles, this is the lowest price. The difference is almost ten thousand rubles, so decide for yourself. Sell Parrot Zik 2.0 and “Avito ‘cost – about 12 000, but if you decide to buy, I advise to carefully check the unit – charged if the operation of all functions, as there is a connection, work with the application.
This is no ordinary headphones, so I do not advise to take the cat in a bag. Comrade bought with it Parrot Zik 2.0, it turned out that they are charged only if the cable to hold the hand – it is necessary to repair the connector, but with the Parrot repair in Russia as tight as with the support of the whole. Where to write, who to contact, where to call – all covered with darkness. Parrot technique very much, but strange attitude to Russian consumers do not understand. While the friend did not find where to go for repair – perhaps it will be easier to buy new headphones.
Battery and work time Parrot Zik 2.0
The most vulnerable place the headphones – this battery, and it is good that the company has made it possible to replace the battery. Such an opportunity is very rare, because of wireless headphones come to mind except that some of the Sennheiser models, the old Sony. All Zik removable battery, and rightly so. When I realized that time greatly reduced, then I went to the Internet to look for, whether sold somewhere replacement. It turned out that such an accessory offered by many companies, the cost – about 2000 rubles. Choose a store and buy. To change only need to remove the cover and insert a new battery. It is a pity that there is no any battery charger, I would have bought it – you can just swap in which case do without cables in flight.
Claimed battery life – about 18 hours of audio playback, but in reality, have the headphones other behavior, can be judged by viewing the video. Enough somewhere in the 10 hours, if the noise reduction is enabled, the various effects. On the eleventh hour is to look for, where to recharge the device in my mission helps The Mophie battery, once charged and headphones and smartphone. Maybe something is wrong with headphones – write the behavior of your “physics”.
In fact, even after discharge earphones can be used by connecting the cable, but then lost a number of important functions, the most important – active noise reduction. Without it, sadly. I hope the next generation of Zik (I’m not talking about a third) will work twice as long. Now for hybrid models work becomes the norm for 24 hours of music playback.
Testing Parrot Zik 2.0
I know what time of concern for many travelers – hair looks like after four hours or ten hours of sitting in the headphones. For example, after Bose color appears longitudinal funny mohawk. And you think, instead of whether to try the next time false “ears”. You try and understand how it is uncomfortable, after all the big overhead headphones – this is one of the most interesting human inventions.
So, from Parrot Zik 2.0 also spoils hair, this can not be helped, but not too much. More irritating other times. Put your head to the left, and triggered the sensor on the plate, stop or rewind the video track. Disable the sensors can not, presence sensors are disabled, the control sensors – no. Let me remind you, the sensors put music on pause, when you shoot Parrot Zik 2.0, – by the way, wear them on the neck comfortably. Well, the sensors need to control playback, answer a call, to adjust the volume. Hopefully, in the next Parrot Zik 2.0 is corrected and will be able to control (or off) all functions.
I also very much appreciate the opportunity noise reduction system. In the program for iOS, you can choose the level of work “shumodava,” but it’s not the most fun! If you move the slider to the program for street mode, the microphone on the contrary, begin to amplify the noise – it’s convenient to hear ads on the plane, but also more convenient to eavesdrop on people nearby. And you can talk calmly, without removing the headphones! But as soon as you get bored, you move the slider up and hiding behind “shumodava” from the turbines, children, annoying neighbors.
I do not know how I would even fly without headphones with ANC, Bose QC25 and Parrot Zik 2.0 – my favorite headphones with this feature. Generally, in the world today can not do without these gadgets. How to work quietly in a noisy office? How to work in the cafe, where not all talk softly? How to sleep on the plane? How to sleep on the train? Sometimes even I ask myself the question, how to sleep in a hotel, if the wall for fun and anything people will not do.
Summarizing about flying – for long-haul flights better bring along an external battery to always be able to charge “Zeke”. noise reduction system is very effective and will help you to spend some quiet time, do not forget to install the Parrot app without headphones is almost helpless. You can disable sensors that save battery power on the flight. Well, grab a set of audio, suddenly come in handy.
Apps Parrot Zik 2.0
Just a couple of words about the applications for Parrot Zik 2.0, those used on the iPhone in a pair of headphones. Some there are for Android. Here is the list:
- The VOX, music player for FLAC files, on the one hand, it’s not supported APTX, on the other hand, why not experiment? Moreover, there is and downloadable presets for headphones, and your player effects. It turns out sometimes very interesting – self-indulgence, but why not?
- “Amediateka”, a compilation of your favorite TV shows, from “Game of Thrones” strangely “Carnival”, if not watched the last – highly recommend.
- The AVPlayer, software for viewing video, it seems to me, the best of those that are. For iTunes licensed content, but still look “Alye maki Issyk-Kul”.
- My friend bought Parrot Zik 2.0, to play safely in Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft, and that does not interfere with the noise. Strange, but this consumer behavior.
Headphones versatile, perfect for a variety of tasks, and it is listening to music, and experimenting with sound settings, and view videos, and of course the game on a mobile device or a PC.
Already old headphones, but still interesting, I deliberately did not tell about the downloadable presets, over time they become more and more, and it’s very nice for your favorite artist, you can upload a custom equalizer and see what happens. A new level of relationship with music. But honestly, this function is not much I cherish. At Parrot Zik 2.0, there are other important features – it’s convenient and beautiful headphones where you can change the battery, which works fine noise reduction system, which I really, really, really like the sound. I hope that this story will encourage you to try the device, and it is especially necessary to make those who travel frequently.