With the Zoro II Wireless, Noontec has a new headset in their portfolio, which features a rather interesting price point considering all the features you get. Equipped with 40mm drivers, an inline microphone as well as good looking design, the vendor is making quite an effort. Apart from that the Zoro II Wireless can be used with gaming PCs as well as smartphones.
Today, we are having a close look at the Zoro II Wireless headphones from Zoro, whereas we received the red edition for review.
| Model number:
|| Zoro II Wireless
||13 - 26'000 Hz
| Driver size:
||Bluetooth 4.0 / jack 3.5mm
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- Medina - You and I
- Adam Lambert - Whataya Want From Me
- Lady Gaga - Lovegame and Pokerface
- Various House Mixes
- Senteced - Mourn
- Apocalyptica - Master of Puppets
- Poisonblack - Love Controlled Despair
- The Hunt for Red October
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- Crysis 3
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Wearing confort and ergonomics
With their Zoro II Wireless Noontec created a comfortable wireless headset. Thanks to the reasonable weight, good balance and soft ear cushions this headset is comfortable to wear. Actually, the padding is made from memory foam, which has been covered using leather and thanks to the extendable headband the Zoro II Wireless should fit virtually any head shape. The headphones are made mostly from plastic with a glossy finish and a solid main structure of aluminum, only the bendable parts are made of steel. Both earcups offer remote controls, on the left earcup there is a power on LED while on the right one we find the volume control. Since the headset doesn't offer a integrated microphone, you will find an additional flat cable with a in-line microphone suitable for calls.
A quick look at the charging cable shows it measures approximately 1.2 meters, which is long enough, since you’re anyway going to charge the headset only while you’re not using it. What’s interesting in this case as well is the fact that the battery lasts for about 35 hours and that actually is great. On another note it’s interesting to mention that the wireless range is really good as well. We used the headset with a generic bluetooth dongle but you can also pair this headset with your smartphone and with up to 8 devices using NFC.
Noontec decided to equip the Zoro II Wireless with two 40 millimeters drivers, which
makes for a good basis in case of sound quality. We tested the Zoro II Wireless with a wide variety of music, movie and games. Despite our initial fears, the Zoro II Wireless
headset was a rather pleasant surprise and the sound is, in our opinion, well balanced. During our tests we found
it has great reproduction of highs, mids and there is also a punchy bass. Noontec certainly did a good job from this point of view.
At high-volume, we found some distortion. If you love a deep and
very strong bass we recommend you to use an equalizer for this purpose, since
the setup of the drivers is rather linear.
The microphone on this headset is average and the design is good. As you can see from the pictures there is a small button devoted to open or close the calls. The Zoro II Wireless is capable of making your voice sound clear and well understandable talking over TeamSpeak or Skype.
The Noontec Zoro II Wireless headset is an overall good product. We liked the build quality as well as the materials used. Apart from that this headset is also very comfy to wear. The soft cushions fit perfectly and you wont experience pressure points. Also the sound quality is good, since it's well balanced and if you want to change the sound stage you can do so by using an equalizer. The Zoro II Wireless offers good sound quality, without over-pronounced bass. The detachable microphone has been integrated into a flat cable and the your voice will be well understandable.
We have paired this headset with smartphones and Windows 10 without any issue, while on smartphones you need only turn on bluetooth or NFC, on Windows you need an extra Bluetooth dongle if it's not included with your motherboard. Apart from that you get long battery life of over 30h and the wireless range is great as well, since you can move over 10m away from your PC easily. The recharge speed is quite slow, you need 3 hours to fully recharge the Zoro II Wireless.
The starting price on Amazon including shipping costs is about 129 euro, which is perfectly fine for such a product. We rate the Zoro II Wireless 4 out of 5 stars.