Noontec Zoro - Black
NEW! The Noontec Zoro portable headphones may remind of another famous maker on the outside but rest assured that no one has made a headphone that sounds this monstrously good priced under $99. The folding on-ear Zoro design is ideal for mobile use featuring excellent musical detail resolution and a bumpin' bass response that's satisfyingly full but without dreaded 'one-note' bass. Remarkable tonal balance and dynamic extension is indicative of the top audio engineering behind the Zoro's cool looks. The Noontec Zoro portable headphones will work well from any player with no headphone amp required. Black color.
- Durable lightweight folding headband
- Detachable flat-wound headphone cable
- Plushly padded on-ear cushions & headband
- Amongst the top portable sound quality under $100
- Cool looks meets true high-quality sound!
What's In The Box:
- Flat-wound detachable cable - 4ft length
- Storage / travel soft pouch
- Owner's warranty manual
The Noontec Zoro are attractive folding / portable headphones that fit right into today's looks-conscious headphone world. But as always, it is outstanding sound quality that remains perenially fashionable to our audio-obsessed HeadRoom geeks, and these little cans deliver amongst the most well-balanced tone we've heard in an under-$100 headphone of this size. Sure, the styling perhaps calls to mind other less superb-sounding -- albeit more famous -- headphones, but luckily that's where the similarities end. The Zoro's presentation avoids a wanton mud festival of bass nor does it highlight the lurking flaws of compressed iTunes music files. Instead, the low-end is deep and satisfying without wobbly textures simplifying everything down to the lowest common murk denominator. Instrumental body has a clean authority and timbral clarity missing from many similar headphones sans over-done treble brightness masquerading as "detail." Midrange focus for rock & jazz vocals and strings is excellent if perhaps just a bit laid-back in the overall mix. For mobile iPod, iPad or MP3 listeners needing a lightweight set of truly great-sounding headphones, the Noontec Zoro affords some extra sonic bling to your daily commutes or walking Fido around the park.
The Noontec Zoro have a slim-profile construction with a gloss lacquered paint job that appears well-done. Folding hinges allow the small earcups to tuck up into the headband for tidy transit or storage. The 'on-ear' supra-aural earcups are padded with plush protein leather cushions that are both comfortable and durable. The Zoro's on-ear fit provides only mild ambient/environmental noise isolation so these are a good choice for folks who wish to remain aware of their surroundings on busy city streets or wandering the office hallways. Audio "leakage" protection is also fairly moderate so very loud listeners may perhaps astound cubicle mates if blasting it at Blue Cheer concert volumes [er, not recommended! -ed.]. The flat-wound detachable cable is red in color, measures about 4ft in total length and blessedly resists cord tangling. As a small nit-pick, we wish Noontec had included another detachable iPhone and/or smartphone cord with a built-in microphone feature since we feel these headphones could also be an excellent headset headphone for modern telecommunications use.
- Manufacturer Warranty: 1 Year
- Headphone Type: Earpad
- Connector Type: 1/8
- Isolation: -10dB ~ -12dB
- Impedance @ 1kHz: 16 Ohms
- Detachable Cable: Yes
- Cord Length: 4ft
- Cord Type: Straight Left-Side
- Ear Coupler Type: Earpad
- Driver Type: Dynamic
- Acoustic Seal: Closed
- Sensitivity: 110 dB
- Microphone: No
Posted by Zackadoom from Louisiana on 2012-11-09
Recommend Product: Yes
Pros: Great sound with GREAT price
Cons: Um...they maybe feel a little flimsy with the folding...?
For about 1/3 or so the price and a pouch instead of a case, you get an inexpensive set of phones that sound at least as good, if not better than the other ones.
The sound is smooth and buttery and might make you feel all warm inside. I warn you though, if you are looking for phones that pound your brain into sludge, stay away from these. Spend the three times more. The bass on these is punchy, but not thunderous.
I like the design. They are light and comfortable. I have actually fallen asleep wearing them with no discomfort. The leatherish Earpods feel nice and did not cause a great amount of ear sweat.
My only slight concern, and it is more of a mental thing is the construction. I love the snap of unfolding them to wear, but I can't help thinking the snapping/unsnapping will break them. There is no evidence of this, but it's probably just in my head.
So, basically, if you want a GREAT set of phones at a FANTASTIC price but that won't make your brain vibrate, you MUST try these out!
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Posted by timb1234 from Brooklyn, NY on 2012-07-25
Recommend Product: Yes
Pros: Incredibly comfortable, great price, AMAZING SOUND!
Cons: None that I can find...
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