Gone are the days of plain white earbuds. Since the advent of Beats by Dr Dre, headphones and earphones have undergone a revolution– now coming in a variety of colors and shapes: from bulky, over-the-ear pieces to ones that fit snugly behind the ears. While much coveted, not everyone can afford the hefty price tag that comes with a pair of Beats. This is where the Noontec Zoro II Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Headphones come in.
Australian brand Noontec is no stranger to the consumer electronics market, having been around since 2002. Aside from fashion Hi-Fi headphones, the company also produces HD media players, mobile accessories and Internet TV boxes, and has a presence in over 40 countries. Their headphone series, such as the Zoro and the Hammo, have been doing well based on reviews.
The company’s latest offering, the second generation Zoro II Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Headphones, is an upgrade from its previous Bluetooth-less version. We take a look at some of its features.
Audio Performance – Impressive and well-balanced
For those who enjoy clearsounds without a false bass, the Zoro II Wireless delivers with a flatter and smoother quality, thanks to its SCCB acoustic technology that creates a more realistic sound that simulates live performances. Its latest Votrik HD400 40mm drivers provide better balance and sounds that naturally flow from treble to mid-range to bass.<<Check the latest prices & customer reviews of Noontec Zoro II>>
Its highly sensitive microphone is useful for phone calls and gaming, while easy to use control buttons ensure maximised convenience. Apart from using them to adjust volume and check on battery status, one of the Zoro II’s handiest features is that you that you can simply press a button on the headphone to answer calls on your device, without having to fish it out of your pocket or bag.
Design & Build – Stylish, Durable and Portable..
In terms of design, the Zoro II Wireless takes a lot of inspiration from the Beats. Both have a rounded shape and glossy, shiny surfaces – the latter of which is finished with piano paint that is long-lasting and will still look relatively new even after years of use.
The Zoro II’s earpads are made from soft foam and protein cotton, making it breathable, and can sit comfortably on a user for hours on end; while the bendable parts are made of aluminium and stainless steel for extra reinforcement. Done with portability in mind, the headphones are foldable and can fit easily into bags.
The Noontec Zoro II come in 5 different colors – Black, Blue, Purple, White and Violet – they all look modern and stylish.
Additional Features – Its Bluetooth capability stands out..
The Zoro II Wireless’Bluetooth 4.0 technology is compatible with most playing devices, and has lower power consumption and fast audio transmission speeds. It is able to connect to two devices at once and even switch between them seamlessly. Using ATP-X technology, it ensures that quality is not loss during wireless transmission between headphones and device.
Its unique dual-purpose design has both wire and wireless functions: which means that the user can continue enjoying music by plugging it into a device if the battery runs out. What’s more, it allows users to continue using the headphone via Bluetooth while charging.
The Zoro II Wireless also comes with high quality audio cable, which is flat rather than round so that it’s easy to untangle. Its plug-in connector is 24k gold plated to reduce impedance and loss of sound for guaranteed sound quality.
For its price range, the Zoro II Wireless offers very competitive sound quality compared to more expensive models. Weighing in at just 190g, they’re lightweight and their soft, absorbent ear pads make wearing it over long periods of time a breeze.
The Bluetooth 4.0 technology is quite decent with a range up to 30ft, and able to go through walls.
A long battery life of over 35 hours with just 4 hours of charging ensures that users do not have to be scrambling all over the place to look for a place to plug them in, making them ideal for trips.<<Check the latest prices & customer reviews of Noontec Zoro II>>
Due to its soft ear pads and design which sits around the ears, the Zoro II Wireless suffers from a lack of sound isolation. When turned up to high volumes, sound tends to escape, which may be uncomfortable in public spaces where everyone else will be able to hear your soundtracks or conversations.
Likewise, it is rather weak at blocking external sounds, so one might only be able to enjoy its full quality and sound details in a quieter environment.
All in all, the Zoro II Wireless is an exceptional pair of headphones that offers both functionality and style at a very affordable price, which makes them an ideal choice for those who are looking for a quality wireless / bluetooth and stylish pair of headphones.
Granted, there are some minor drawbacks, such as the poor noise isolation, but for its comfort and sound quality, it surpasses that of even more expensive models. With the Zoro II Wireless, you’re getting what you pay for, and more!<<Check the latest prices & customer reviews of Noontec Zoro II>>
Driver Type: Dynamic
Plug type: 3.5mm
Driver diameter: Votrik HD 40mm
Frequency response: 13-26,000Hz
Sensitivity at 1KHz 1mW: 108dB
Max Power: 60mW
Battery Power: Rechargeable 650mAh
Power standby: 1000 hours
Audio cable length: 1.2m