Best of CES: Parrot Zik 2.0 Headphones
American tech company Parrot claims to have created the most advanced headphones in the world. Are they exaggerating? Their newly launched Zik 2.0 are a splurge at $400, but with all their capabilities we think the stylish Bluetooth headphones are worth it.
Designer Phillippe Starck worked with engineers to improve the sound and innovate the the look and feel of the new design. Together they made a model that is 17% lighter than its predecessor, and has a thicker padded headband to give ears more space.
The touch panel on the outside ear allows the track and sound to be changed with just a swipe of a finger. Users can also make phone calls and answer incoming calls using touch control in conjunction with voice recognition.
One of the headphone's biggest selling points is their "Concert Hall Effect." Their powerful digital processor has the ability to externalize music and reproduce the sound of a real stereo system, creating concert hall acoustics for a heightened listening experience.
Users can even take control of sound frequency as it's fully customizable using the 5 band Pro-equalizer app that was specially designed for this new model.
Finally, the Zik 2.0 also boasts noise control technology that adapts to your environment to completely eliminate outside noise. Or, if you prefer to be more connected to the world, “Street Mode” cancels the isolation effect, allowing you to be more present in your surroundings without sacrificing sound quality.
Parrot's Zik 2.0 headphones come in six colors and can be found here.