Many of the wireless headphones we review here can be more on the pricey side of the spectrum. Today we’re looking at a more affordable pair of wireless headphones, the ZORO II Bluetooth headphones. The ZORO II headphones deliver some really great performance for the price you’re going to pay. Read our full ZORO II review below.
ZORO II Specifications
- NFC pairing
- Bluetooth 4.0
- HD 400 audio
- Votrix speaker
- 40mm drivers
- Impedance 32Ω
- Frequency response 13-26KHz
- Sensitivity 108dB
- 35 hour battery life
- Wired or wireless functionality
What’s In The Box
- Carrying pouch
- 3.5mm headphone cable with inline mic
- Micro-USB charging cable
The ZORO II Bluetooth headphones are made from a mix of plastics, foam, and aluminum and feel pretty solid for their price point. They fold in on themselves, making it easy to slip them into the included carrying pouch. The design has a modern/sleek look to it with angled lines and may not appeal to everyone. The black pair sent to us for review took on a lot of fingerprints as the plastic is glossy and very shiny. Overall the look isn’t bad, but it’s just not going to be for everyone.
On the left earcup you’ll find your play/pause button which also doubles as the answer/decline phone button. Right above that is the charging/battery indicator that shows when you are charging and how much battery is left. You’ll also find the 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom of this earcup and the NFC chip is on the left part of the frame. Over on the right earcup is where the volume up/down and track ffw/rrv is located as well as the Micro-USB charging port.
The ear pads are a little sparse in the padding department and despite some calling these headphones “over ears” these are most certainly “on ear” headphones. The padding is not removable or washable so you might be aware of the pads breaking down over time with prolonged use.
Ease Of Use
NFC pairing on Android is quick and easy, simply hold your NFC capable phone to the NFC chip and connect. Bluetooth is just as easy and connection is a breeze. The controls are straightforward and the buttons have a good tactile feedback. Adjusting the headband is simple and movement in the mechanism is smooth. Folding the headphones for storing produces a loud snap which might get you thinking you broke your shiny new purchase. That’s normal and shouldn’t affect anything. Folding them and unfolding them over time may cause the plastic pins to wear so something else to be aware of.
The ZORO II headphones come with aptX sound for those Android phones that have the technology and HD 400 audio. Sound over Bluetooth is pretty crisp with the sound signature favoring the low end. The mids and highs get enough love but these are calibrated to suit those who like music with a bit more bass. As with any Bluetooth headphones, these sound much better wired than wireless. They get loud but not overbearingly loud and I didn’t experience distortion or cracking though the bass does get a bit more pronounced at higher volumes. Overall these sound decent enough for the price.
As with most Bluetooth products you’ll get about 30 feet before you start experiencing signal degradation. This will vary with walls, corners and the like. Call quality was excellent with no issues hearing callers and callers able to hear me clearly.
The company claims 35 hours of battery life, and depending on volume and how you use them you could get that much. We ran these at about 60% volume connected to Bluetooth for just over 33 hours of battery life.
These are fairly priced for what you’ll be investing in though $99 would make them a sweeter deal.
Not a bad pair of on ear wireless headphones that could use a few tweaks but have a fair price attached.