Thought Iron Maiden's cans were the big, on-ear story of the day? Think on.
'Zik is the revolution. Zik 3 is the evolution. Evolution is a permanent revolution.' Those words can only mean one thing: it's great news for fans of quality audio, lavish design and preposterous, possibly-translated-from-French press releases: the latest Parrot Zik Bluetooth wireless headphones est arivée!
Like their predecessors, they feature wireless audio, on-ear touch panel control, and user-controllable and also artist-designed graphic equaliser settings.
What's new is that there's now wireless Qi charging and Apple Watch and Android Wear control…
There's also the 'maybe more feminine' (their words) or 'maybe more horrible' (our words) faux croc leather finish shown above, as well as plain and cross stitched leather.
The Zik 3 comes with its own wireless charger, or can use any Qi charger you happen to have lying about. Charging time is '2 hours for 18 hour autonomy.'
As on previous models there's a capacitive 'command panel' on the right earpiece, letting you adjust the volume, skip and pause tracks with a swipe or a tap. 'Head detection' automatically stops the music when you take the headphones off your ears and resumes it when you put them back on.
There's also noise cancelling, the option to return ambient sound to the mix - so you can hear traffic or people shouting, 'take those crocodile headphones off, you big ponce!' when on the street, or your own voice when making a call - bien sur, there's a mic for hands-free calling.
The Parrot Zik 3 comes out late 2015, pricing TBC but liable to be in the £250 arrondissement.