Noon­tec Zoro II Wire­less

More af­ford­able wire­less head­phones

Mac Format - - APPLE CHOICE - Lewis Leong

£104 FROM Noon­tec, noon­ 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.

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