Zendure ZenPods Wireless Earbuds Review – Today we’re reviewing the ZenPods (currently on Indiegogo and more than 250% funded). ZenPods are essentially the ultralight TWS earbuds with both Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and Environmental Noise Cancellation (ENC).
It’s made by the same company who made the 61W USB-C PD multi travel adapter (with GaN technology), so make sure to check our review on that as well.
The ZenPods are available in three colours: Black, Blue, and White. Our review sample is the Black model.
What is in the box?
- ZenPods earbuds x2 (left + right)
- USB-C cable x1
- Silicone ear caps(Large, Medium, Small) x3
- Product Manual x1
What are the specs?
- Audio Technology: ANC + ENC
- Bluetooth: v5.0
- Dynamic drivers: ?13mm Dynamic Driver
- Noise Reduction Depth: Max 30 dB
- Waterproof: IPX5
- Charging time: 3 time
- Earbud Weight: 4g each
- Whole Weight: 50g
- Earbuds Battery: 40mAh
- Charging case battery: 300mAh
- Battery life: 24 hours (with charging case)
- Charging Port: USB-C
- Wireless Range: 10m
- Frequency Response: 20HZ-20KHZ
Is it easy to pair?
Yes, very much so! I took out both of the earbuds from the case and turned on my Samsung Galaxy S20‘s Bluetooth. Then, it scanned the new device, and that’s it.
What does it sound like?
I must say I’m surprised by the sound quality, it’s on-par with other premium brands’ earbuds. Plus, the ANC gives these the edge over the competitors that can reduce ambient noise by up to 28dB. These earbuds have enough bass for listening to music.
How’s the battery?
The factory claimed figure is 6.5 hours per charge and 24 hours with the charging case.
How does it compare with the rest?
|Zendure ZenPods||Apple AirPods Pro||Sony WF-1000XM3||Anker Soundcore Life P2|
|ENC||Single microphone with voice enhances algorithm||Dual microphone||Dual noise sensor||Dual microphone|
|Driver||13mm||Custom high-excursion Apple driver||6mm||6mm|
|Transparency mode||Yes||Yes||Adaptive sound control||No|
|Dust & water resistance||IPX5||IPX4||No||IPX7|
|Play time per charge (in hours)||6.5||4.5||6||7|
|Total play time with charging case||24||24||24||40|
|Weight per earbud (in grams)||4||5.4||8.5||>4|
|Charging case size (in mm)||61.2 x 43 x 28.4||60.6 x 45.2 x 21.7||N/A||80 x 44 x 30|
Is it comfortable?
Yes, it is comfortable. Zendure designed these ZenPods for all-day comfort with ultralight-weight & ergonomic fit. Each earbud weighs just 4g, 25% lighter than Apple AirPods Pro.
How’s the control?
Both pairs have tapping areas to control various functions. For instance, you need to tap the right earbud two times in the tapping area to skip next or tap the left earbud two times in the tapping area to go to the previous song. If you want to answer or end a phone call, you’ll need to tap either earbud one time. To activate the voice assistant, you tap either earbud three times.
Is it water-resistant?
Yes, it’s rated as IPX5 which means it can resist a sustained, low-pressure water spray.
Zendure ZenPods Wireless Earbuds Review
I’d recommend these ZenPods if you’re in the market for a new pair of wireless earbuds. There’s an early bird price at their Indiegogo page running at the moment for US$65 (MSRP US$119) so if you are interested, this is the right time to grab yourself a pair or two.
Zendure ZenPods True Wireless Earbuds Review
A great Apple AirPods Pro alternative
- Weighs like a feather
- Great noise cancellation
- Good range for Bluetooth v5.0
- USB-C, enough said.
- Magnetic case
- Charging case has no external battery life indicator when charging