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Noontec Zoro II Wireless Headphones Review

Noontec Zoro II Wireless Headphones Review

We’ve had a lot of good experiences testing Noontec headphones over the past few years. On face value they seem to be just another fashion headset, looking to steal a bit of the market away from the industry leader. In reality they have been well designed but more importantly, impressive sounding products. Today we look at the latest model in the series which adds Bluetooth functionality, this is our Noontec Zoro II Wireless Headphones Review.

Noontec Zoro II Wireless Headphones Review – Packaging and Bundle

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The Zoro II Wireless arrive in a fairly standard Noontec box, giving note to some of the key features as well as showing the size by picturing the headset on a model’s head. Inside we get a storage pouch, USB charge cable and product documentation. There is also a red, rubber coated, flat cable which can be used if we want to go wired rather than wireless. It is 1.2m in length and has standard 3.5mm (gold plated) connectors on each end with an in-line mic. Ideal for smartphone, tablet or PC use.

Noontec Zoro II Wireless Headphones Review – The Zoro 2 Wireless Headphones


As we have seen from Noontec before, this Zoro headset the ability to fold into a more compact shape for travel. It features a joint at the end of the headband which clicks into place when open and with a little force pushes into the compact mode. Across the headband, on the inside, we find some foam padding covered by protein cotton and on the outside of the headband a black gloss finish with the Noontec brand name. This glossy finish is designed to be durable over time and Noontec call it piano paint. The glossy finish continues on the ear cups, on ear type, with a decent amount of foam padding. The outside of the ear-cups have brushed metal panels.

As far as specifications go:

Driver Type: dynamic
Driver diameter: 40mm
Frequency response: 13~26,000 Hz
Sensitivity at 1 KHz 1mW: 108dB
Input impedance: 32?
Max power: 60mW
Weight: 190g
Dimensions 179x171x66mm

In terms of the actual speaker design process, as we noted in a previous review Noontec have spent a couple of years refining the HD design based on feedback from the original model. They now include their latest speaker branded Votrik HD400 which differs from some competitor speakers by using high density materials which reduce the speaker cavity vibrations to maximise clarity of sound. Additionally the diaphragm condenser and coil are manufactured using specialist materials from Germany followed by thousands of professional tuning runs. This should result in a more balanced sound with smoother transitions between bass, mid and treble.


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On the base of the ear cups we find a couple of connectors. One for the audio connection wire, the other a USB port for charging the internal battery. The headset will work via the audio wire, even if the battery (rated for 35+ hours) runs out. As far as controls go, they are found on the back of the ear-cups and the headset allows us to power on/off, check battery level, answer/end calls, skip tracks and change the volume.

We also get up to date wireless technology, Bluetooth 4.0 with apt-X, NFC, the ability to save 8 devices and connect to two at one time.

Noontec Zoro II Wireless Headphones Review – User Experience and Conclusion

Starting with the build quality and design of the Zoro II Wireless headset we have a fairly familiar design from Noontec. A well sized headband, metal to add some style and strength (e.g. inside the headband) and a choice of colours, black and red or blue.

The controls are well placed, easy to reach and operate with our thumbs and the ports ideally located too. The detachable cable of course is a nice bonus given the wireless functionality of the headset. As far as wireless operation goes, no significant concerns. Turn on the headset and touch it to a NFC device to pair. Simple. When we turn off/on we get voice notifications from the headset and another when it connects. Bluetooth can be a bit temperamental at times (not a Noontec issue) so a force pair button would be nice but other than that all the features we need are catered for.

There is a slight change in dB rating compared to the standard Zoro 2 headset, 108 vs 104dB however in real world use the two headsets sound essentially identical. No lag, no issues arising from wireless use and the same strong bass, plenty of detail in the high end and overall very lively sound. It was also nice to hear that the Zoro 2’s continue to perform well across various genre’s, not favouring a particular style.

As for the battery life and wireless range, our sample easily hit the 40 hour mark with decent volume levels and was more than happy working in the next room to the transmitting device. So that 10meter range noted by Noontec seems fair.

Summary: The same great design and sound quality found on the Zoro 2, now with added Bluetooth goodness. An impressive all round headset.

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Stuart Davidson

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