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 ZenPodsApple AirPods ProSony WF-1000XM3Anker Soundcore Life P2
ANCYesYesYesYes
ENCSingle microphone with voice enhances algorithmDual microphoneDual noise sensorDual microphone
Driver13mmCustom high-excursion Apple driver6mm6mm
Transparency modeYesYesAdaptive sound controlNo
Dust & water resistanceIPX5IPX4NoIPX7
Play time per charge (in hours)6.54.567
Total play time with charging case24242440
Weight per earbud (in grams)45.48.5>4
Total weight5056.49453
Charging case size (in mm)61.2 x 43 x 28.460.6 x 45.2 x 21.7N/A80 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.

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Overall
4.5

Summary

A great Apple AirPods Pro alternative

Pros

  • Weighs like a feather
  • Great noise cancellation
  • Good range for Bluetooth v5.0
  • USB-C, enough said.
  • Magnetic case

Cons

  • Charging case has no external battery life indicator when charging

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