Noontec Zoro Wireless Bluetooth Headphone Review



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Introduction


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Up until recently I had never heard of Noontec as a brand, had I not been shown more details then these headphones would have passed me by otherwise! I have listened to RF and bluetooth headphones in the past and the technology just wasn’t good enough back then to offer high enough quality music or for audio to be in sync with what’s happening on screen for those who watch movies or play games.

I checked the details of the Zoro on the Noontec website which labels them as “Fashion” headphones (I’ll come to this later on) and that they also have a HD version which appears to have a $20 lower RRP but is an older model.

The majority of buyers who are looking for wireless headphones today will no doubt be using them on their smartphones and tablets, so for the bulk of this review I will be basing my findings from a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 which is the best of both worlds, better known as a phablet. I’ll also be adding additional thoughts on the performance when connected to a Hi-Fi amplifier with the supplied cable.

Will this new Noontec model offer a solution to those issues or will they disappoint, let’s find out!

spec

The Zoro comes neatly packed in a folding cover box. Without focusing at the logo or brand name you could be forgiven for mistaking the headphones on show as a pair of Beats by Dr Dre, they have clearly taken some inspiration from the good Dr, not necessarily a bad thing for attracting a wider audience.

The presentation is good, not excessive but not cheap looking or feeling either. These headphones can be bought for around £40 and I feel the packaging and presentation quality exceeds what other headphones offer in this price range.

The Zoro comes neatly packed in a folding cover box.

In the box are the headphones, 3.5mm detachable ribbon cable and a soft satin pull lock pouch. The ribbon cable, for when you don’t want to connect wirelessly.

The ribbon cable, for when you don't want to connect wirelessly.

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  • http://yourswithbutter.com Tammi L. Coles

    Thanks, Robbie. I just received these as a gift, a replacement for my Creative WP-300, which no longer hold a battery charge after just 4 months of low usage. Grr. My take: These Zoro are certainly a better fit for my small ears. And there’s no denying that the “fashion” factor is higher. (That’s not something I care about; the Creative set are more modest and I prefer that.) What does surprise, however, is the poor Bluetooth range of the Zoro. My Creatives would remain connected to my laptop across two rooms and two floors. No big deal for me, since the main purpose for me is when I am sitting in front of my tinny-sounding laptop or for the gym. But other buyers may want to keep that in mind.

    We gift receivers, however, remain pleased, of course! Thanks for the in-depth introduction to them.

    • Robbie Khan

      Only just picked this up Tammi sorry!
      That’s a shame about the battery, if it’s under warranty (which it should be!) you could get it sent in for a replacement as a few months is far too short a time for the battery to be going!

      I found the wireless range to be good in testing though so it does sound like the one you received could well have been faulty which does happen sometimes unfortunately :(

      The pair from my review are still being used to this day!