Adding Bite to Bluetooth Headphones
The Klipsch headphones have many of the same features of other models reviewed here (aptX compatibility, included audio cable, and a micro USB charging cable) and are rated to last for 10 hours of listening and talking until they need a recharge.
Parrot Zik, $400
There is nothing understated about the Parrot Zik wireless headphones. The Philippe Starck design is slick and heavy with features ranging from noise cancellation to touch controls, all with a price point to match.
The over-the-ear Zik’s are loaded with options. In addition to Bluetooth and NFC wireless support, there’s a built-in jawbone conductor sensor in the ear pad to help pick up your voice during phone calls. There are a total of four embedded mics to help boost voice quality and noise canceling. A swipe of a finger on theback of the headphones turns the volume up or switches tracks. Take off theheadphones, and the music pauses.
As if in deference to the design, the sound quality of the Ziks is well-rounded and unobtrusive. There’s no dominant highs or lows, which tends to invoke the feeling that you’re listening to a B&O music system. Furthermore, those who detect the subtle hiss of the noise cancellation can shut it off via a freeiPhone and Android app.