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Parrot has revealed the second-generation of its Zik headphones, once again designed by Philippe Starck, and once again claiming to be the world's most advanced wireless headphones.

Slimmer and lighter than the original model (17 per cent lighter in fact, at 270g), the Zik 2.0 headphones also claim to offer better active noise-cancelling thanks to the inclusion of eight microphones.

There are now three battery modes to choose from, too, with the airplane mode promising an improved 18-hours of battery life.

As on the original Zik headphones, the ears once again feature the 'smart touch panel', which allows you to control your music by swiping the outside of the earphone. You can skip tracks, adjust the volume and play/pause your music.

A wireless connection between your source and the headphones can be made using NFC, while Bluetooth 3.0 takes care of the music streaming. There's also a hands-free mode for taking voice calls, with 'HD Voice' promising high-quality sound for calls.

New with the Zik 2.0 'phones is a free app that gives you access to a parametric EQ and a choice of five sound presets.

The new design also features more padding on the headband, so we figure that should make for a more comfortable long-term listening experience.

The Parrot Zik 2.0 headphones will be available in six colours: black, blue, brown, orange, white or yellow. They're due for release in mid-October and will cost £299.

MORE: Parrot Zik review



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Zik 2.0 Ear Pad Flaw


If you are thinking of getting Zik 2.0, please take note that there is a serious design flaw with their ear cup foam padding. My headset ear pad split opened exposing the white foam inside 3 times in 7 months and I have written to Parrot directly as well as in the Parrot UK Forum with my comments. So far there isn't any acknowledgements of how they are going to resolve this flaw. There are many other users also facing the same issue and before you commit yourself  to get Zik 2.0 headphone, may I advise you to read the Parrot UK Forum Page.