Hear Here: 4 Headphones for Your Travels

  • Clockwise from top left: Parrot Zik, Marshall Monitor, BeoPlay H6 Special Edition, and Sennheiser Urbanite XL.

    Clockwise from top left: Parrot Zik, Marshall Monitor, BeoPlay H6 Special Edition, and Sennheiser Urbanite XL.

  • Parrot Zik comes in two colors, each with their own accent colors.

    Parrot Zik comes in two colors, each with their own accent colors.

  • The wide ear-pads block external sound.

    The wide ear-pads block external sound.

  • Attractive design and excellent sound quality.

    Attractive design and excellent sound quality.

  • The frame is made of rubber to ensure that it doesn't snap.

    The frame is made of rubber to ensure that it doesn't snap.

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Model: Parrot Zik
Manufacturer: Parrot
Price: US$400

What happens when the director of Christian Louboutin collaborates with a master product designer? The answer is Parrot Zik: headphones that are not only elegant but also armed with technology that facilitates mobility. Developed for four years by Henri Seydoux and Philippe Starck, Zik features Bluetooth capabilities, so users can forego the oft-troublesome cables of typical headphones. To adjust volume and select songs, simple finger motions on the right earphone are picked up by motion sensors, and when the headphones are removed from ears, the music automatically turns off.

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