Treblab Z2 Wireless HD Bluetooth Headphones with Noise Cancelling Review

Treblab Z2 Wireless HD Bluetooth Headphones with Noise Cancelling Review

Buy it at Amazon: Treblab Z2 Wireless HD Bluetooth Headphones with Noise Cancelling [Affiliate Link]

Takeaway: Lightweight, ok sound, subtle but noticeable change with ANC and affordable

You’ll receive an instruction manual and the headphones come in a rigid clamshell carrying case with wriststrap. Inside, you’ll find a small carabiner, flat microUSB charging cable, flat gold-plated audio cable with in-line mic, and the headphones seated in a foam insert. The foam insert is optional though and you can store the headphones in the case without it.

The headphones are lightweight and have earcups that swivel about 110°. The headband is made from a hollow plastic with matte finish and on top it is wrapped in leatherette. The earcup hangers are also plastic though on the back of each earcup, the backplate is an etched machined aluminum. Each earcup hanger is marked right and left respectively. On the bottom of the right earcup you’ll find the volume and track controls, play/pause/power button, indicator LED, microUSB power port, AUX in port for wired connections, and microphone. On the bottom of the left earcup is the on/off switch and LED indicator for active noise cancellation (ANC).

The earpads are a soft leatherette and have a cavity size of 2” by 1.5” and overall size of 3.75” by 3”. They are slightly small for my ears, but not unusable. The padding on the earcups do not appear to be removable, so this means you won’t be able to replace them if they wear out. The underside of the headband has about a ¼” of foam padding as well for the top of your head. The headband can be expanded 1-1/4” on either side revealing the inner flexible steel core, which feels pretty durable. As for fit, I like that the ear cups swivel to adjust to the contours of my head. The grip is firm so sometimes they can feel snug, but they don’t put so much pressure on my head that I would call them uncomfortable. That being said, after some hours of wear they can cause a bit of fatigue, even with the soft padded ear cups.

To charge the headphones, just plug in the USB cable and connect to a power source. The LED light will be red when charging and shuts off when fully charged. For the 620mAh battery, full charging takes about 4 hours and the unit can play for 22-30 hours depending on volume level and whether or not noise canceling is enabled. To turn the unit on, press and hold the power button for a few seconds. Then continue to hold the power button to enter Bluetooth pairing mode. Then select TrebLab Z2 in your device’s Bluetooth menu.

To adjust the volume, simple short press the forward or back buttons and to skip tracks long press those buttons. Because these are physical buttons, you may hear an audible click through the earcups when using them, but I did not find this overly distracting. The max volume is very loud and generally free of distortion, though you may hear a slight crackle in higher frequencies. The sound from the headphones is decent but a bit on the softer side. It’s very open sounding though, and mid-ranges can sound muddy and the trebles don’t sparkle. There’s a bit of bass, but it’s pretty subtle. With the active noise cancellation enabled there's a little volume boost, a slight reduction in ambient outside side, and a subtle change in the EQ balance. With ANC on, trebles are brighter, almost crunchy, and there’s a bit of extra sibilance in vocals and sizzle in the cymbals. Clarity is improved and the sound isn’t as dull and hollow. It won’t improve the bass, however, which sort of just hovers in the background. When watching video, the Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity minimizes the delay so that the audio and video syncs up perfectly. You can even do hands-free calling via the built-in mic and both the both button and in-line mic on the AUX cable allow you to answer and hangup calls or activate your voice assistant like Google, Alexa, or Siri.

Overall, the Z2s are a fairly nice sounding pair of headphones that offer noise cancellation at a reasonable price. Navigation is straight forward and the active noise cancellation helps a little with outside sounds, but won't eliminate them completely. The earcups could have been just slightly larger and perhaps a bit less tension would improve its comfort, but in general they are enjoyable to listen to and have a long-lasting battery for hours of wireless use.

Buy it at Amazon: Treblab Z2 Wireless HD Bluetooth Headphones with Noise Cancelling [Affiliate Link]

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