Noontec Zoro II Wireless
More affordable wireless headphones
£104 FROM Noontec, noontec.com Features On-ear controls, 35 hours’ battery life, multipoint Bluetooth
Noontec has wowed audio enthusiasts with its affordable and stylish headphones. These wireless ones sport the familiar look of its Zoro II HD wired model. Controls, a 3.5mm jack and Micro-USB port are located on the cups.
The cans are entirely plastic, so they feel a bit cheap, especially the loud snap when you unfold them. They’re comfy for over-ears, but aren’t really very good at keeping sound out; there’s no active noise cancellation, but that’s fairly uncommon at this price. Also, we had to wear them at max length, so they may not fit a large head.
A slight mid-bass bump works well for pop, rap, EDM and other bass-heavy music. Highs and treble detail are good, while bass is punchy and fun but won’t rattle your skull like Beats’ Solo 2 Wireless. At this price, the sound quality is good, if not totally memorable.
The 35-hour battery life claim seems accurate, and there’s multipoint Bluetooth to connect two devices at once, saving time switching. These are a great choice of over-ear wireless cans with good sound.
They feel a bit cheap, but the Zoro II Wireless’s sound quality is excellent.