Bona fide $100 audiophile headphones are rare, but the Noontec Zoros' remarkably clear and balanced sound will wow the cognoscenti.Read the full review →
On first glance you might mistake the Zoro for a pair of Beats headphones, and it's obvious that Noontec took some design inspiration from Dr. Dre's signature line in order to capture the same market. Though the Zoro bites their style, what they don't copy exactly is the Beats line's signature bass-heavy sound, with Trusted Reviews calling it "fairly neutral, boasting excellent clarity for an entry-level set." Audiophiles might want to steer clear because of the "slight muddiness and a lack of definition" in the mid-range that Expert Reviews observed, though more casual listeners will probably appreciate its "fun, vibrant sound that works particularly well with pop and dance music." So it sounds better than the Beats, but how does it look and feel? Well, while reviewers like Expert Reviewers noted that they "borrow most core design elements from the Beats Solo HD," it also turns out that "execution of the blueprint is not quite as successful as the real deal." … show moreCNET said, "no one's going to mistake them for an expensive pair," with the ear pads putting more "pressure on the tops of my ears than the bottoms" but unfortunately providing "a less-than-ideal seal that didn't block much environmental noise." So they're not great headphones, but no one buys Beats headphones for stellar performance, either. You might be able to fool passersby at a glance though, and you'll be pleased to know that with the Noontec Zoro you're getting better sound than the Beats, at a much, much better price.
Design and form factor
The Noontec Zoro shamelessly mimics the look of the pricey Beats by Dr. Dre, and though these headphones suffer from some minor distortion, they offer quality audio performance for a much lower price.Read the full review →
Looking like the Beats by Dr. Dre Solo HD headphones and costing a third of the price, the Noontec Zoro sound like a bargain. It's not quite that simple, though. They're not as comfortable or well-made and the semi-open design makes them useless for noisy areas.Read the full review →
Although they have a vibrant sound with clear bass and treble, we prefer more balanced headphones with better mid-range definition.Read the full review →
I do not consider myself a full fledge audiophile. However, I can appreciate a good sound and have the ear for such. Noontec provides that great sound. Considering the price, it is fantastic. the Zoros provide a clean, crisp sound that should appeal to the most savvy of listeners. The bass is...Read the full review →
I purchased the Blueototh model and all I can tell you is that they're awesome. If you want a decent pair of bluetooth headphones and don't want to spend $300 (on the beats) look no more. They sound even better when connected to a good headphone amplifier (via wired connection). I even like them...Read the full review →