Noontec Zoro Headphones Review
Two weeks ago we unboxed the Noontec Zoro Headphones. We spent a lot of time listening and breaking in the cans for the purpose of this review. We’re happy to say that you’re in for a surprise with this product. I know the comparison to Beats is unavoidable but the sound quality is pretty good given the Php3,200 price tag. Anyway check out our full review below.
Packaging & Accessories
Packaging is superb. If there’s one thing I love about this it’s definitely the huge white box! I like how it’s designed like a PC game box. It has a folder-like outer flap which reveals more information about the cans and reveals a transparent plastic layer which lets you see the actual headphones. Definitely one of the nicer packaged cans in the market. For more on the unboxing click here.
By the way the Zoro also comes with a pouch for storing when you’re on the go. I think this should be a staple already so props to Noontec for including it in the package.
Build and Design
The design of the headphones polarizes it for consumers. It looks too much like the headphones made by Beats By Dr. Dre. The glossy metallic finish, the leatherette ear pads, and the logo placement screams Beats. Since Noontec is a new audio brand people might just dismiss it as a copycat. However if you take time to actually listen to your favorite music on these cans you’ll be surprised to find out that it delivers great sound quality.
Balanced but leaning towards lower range and bass. It’s not on the extreme bass range but it’s pointed at that direction. Mids and highs are good but not as great as what you can get from a Grado SR60i. If you max out the volume the mids can get muddled primarily due to the design of the cans and the default sound signature. This isn’t a bad thing though because it really depends on your preference for songs.
If you’re after pristine vocals and instruments this isn’t for you. This is more for people who like dance, RNB, trance, and hip hop tracks where the emphasis and flavor can be found in the bass and the lower range. Don’t get me wrong though — the mids and highs are good. It’s just not ridiculously good like what you can get with other cans that don’t have too much emphasis on the lower range.
The Noontec Zoro Headphones is priced at Php3,200. At that price range it goes up against the Audio-Technica SJ Series as well as my personal favorite, the Brainwavz HM3. If you consider the whole package from the design, quality, and sound the Zoro can definitely live up to the Php3,200 price tag. What’s stopping it from becoming a hit product really is branding. If Noontec is able to solidify and build their brand locally then they can potentially sell a lot of these.
The Noontec Zoro is available in branches of A Shop, Switch, and iStudio. SRP is Php3,200.
Raffle coming soon
The good folks from Noontec Philippines gave us two units to raffle away so please do check back by the end of this day for the mechanics 🙂