I was quite surprised when seeing a lot of positive reviews for the Noontec Zoro II wireless headphones. The headphones come from an unknown manufacturer and products like these often receive many fake reviews.
TechWalls received the headphones for testing and let’s see if these headphones are any good.
Design & Features
The Noontec Zoro II headphones come in a nice little box, along with a micro-USB charging cable, an audio cable, and a carrying pouch. Actually, I was quite impressed with the design of the product. It has an attractive look in red and black color, it can also be folded inwards for easy storage.
The Zoro II’s exterior is made of plastic, so they are very lightweight and it’s comfortable to wear them for a few hours. I also don’t feel the pressure of the earcups on my ears. Although these are on-ear headphones, they could isolate noise pretty well.
The product is equipped with features like NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, and Apt-X. However, the Bluetooth connection is not so consistent, I experienced interruptions occasionally. Besides, I couldn’t find any way to pair the headphones with a new device, so you would have a big trouble if you couldn’t unpair the headphones with the first device.
Battery life is probably the best feature of the headphones. It could last up to 35 hours, that means I could use them without charging for a whole month. I also love that I can double press on the Play button to see the current battery level.
The audio quality of the Zoro II headphones is a huge disappointment. The headphones are not cheap, so I expected the sound could be something enjoyable. Unfortunately, they failed in every aspect.
The sonic characteristics emphasize the low responses, however, the bass feels very boxy and lacks punch. On the other hand, the treble is significantly recessed while the mids are dry and lack details. The soundstage of the on-ear headphones is also narrow and makes the whole music experience terrible.
Having said that, the Zoro II is still better than $5 headphones I bought on airplanes and it is good enough to watch Youtube.
- Attractive design
- Good battery life
- Just acceptable sound
- Inconsistent Bluetooth connection
I could consider the headphones if their price is in the $20-$30 range, these are absolutely not worth the price of around $100. Therefore, we don’t recommend the Noontec headphones at the moment.