Decent sound for an affordable price
- Comfortable to wear for long periods, soft rubber cable, work with the iPhone, solid noise cancelling, included accessories
- Flimsy build quality, easily scratched and marked, average sound quality
These headphones aren't outstanding but they offer reasonable sound for a fairly low asking price and the included accessories are a nice touch.
Price$ 69.95 (AUD)
Featuring a "funky moulded retro design" and claiming to provide an acoustically stable listening environment, Cygnett's GrooveZone headphones are supposed to deliver quality sound. They fall somewhat short of achieving this, but the noise cancelling works reasonably well for the asking price.
These headphones stand out thanks to design that is all-white design except for the black band and ear cups. Cygnett claims the headphones mould to the contours and curves of your ear. After using these for a prolonged period, we're inclined to agree — despite being quite large and bulky, they are very comfortable to wear for long listening periods. In particular, the soft ear cups and over-the-head band contribute greatly to a comfortable listening experience.
Despite the ergonomic design, the headphones don't feel sturdy. The plastic construction feels hollow and flimsy; we noticed that the off-white colour scheme tends to age quite quickly. Our unit became scratched and marked after only a little use. We do like the cable though. In addition to being an appropriate length, it was thick and soft, meaning it's not easily tangled.
Sound quality is average. For the relatively inexpensive asking price, these headphones do a decent job; audiophiles won't be impressed, however. The overall tones produced are somewhat muddy and instrumental separation isn't the best. Bass reproduction and volume are solid, with no evident distortion at higher levels. Treble is even and doesn't sound harsh until high volumes, although it is quite muffled and lacking in clarity. This creates an echo and distant sound effect.
Cygnett markets the GrooveZone as a set of noise cancelling headphones; they do a reasonable job in this regard. They don't stack up to competing models with a dedicated switch to activate noise cancelling, but the individual ear cups block out a fair bit of noise. They are definitely good enough to block out noisy school children on a train, for example.
The headphones come with a convenient zip-up case and a range of accessories, including a double-headphone adaptor, an aeroplane double plug adaptor, an extension cable and a 3.5mm to 6.5mm plug.
Join the newsletter!
Cartier Calibre de Cartier Diver Watch
Ballistix Sport AT
Samsung QLED 8K TV
Bang and Olufsen Beoplay A9 Speaker
Ballistix Tactical Tracer RGB 3000
Apple iMac Pro
Toys for Boys
Tivoli PAL BT
ESET Cyber Security Pro for Mac
ESET Internet Security
Little Bits DROID Inventor Kit
Osmo Coding Awbie Game
Nix Pro Colour Sensor
Oregon Pro WMR500 Weather Station
ESET Smart Security Premium
TimeFlip Magnet Simple Time Tracking Device
Ikea RIGGAD work lamp with wireless charging
SmartLens - Clip on Phone Camera Lens Set of 3
Naztech Xtra Drive Mini + 256GB microSD Card
Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Bluetooth Speaker
In multicultural Australia, the opportunity for home cooks to expand their culinary horizons is too tempting to resist.
Most Popular Reviews
- 1 Oppo R17 Pro review: Oppo's thriftiest flagship yet drives a hard bargain
- 2 Tenda Nova MW6 review: A gateway drug for mesh Wi-Fi
- 3 Huawei Mate 20 Pro review: Expensive, but probably the best phone you can buy right now
- 4 Apple iPhone XS review: Astonishment at a price
- 5 Huawei Nova 3i review: All Sell, No Soul
Latest News Articles
- HTC Vive and McLaren announce the release of limited edition headset
- Sony launches new wireless, noise cancelling WI-C600N headphones
- Jaybird announced Tarah Pro wireless sport headphones
- Turtle Beach’s Elite Pro 2 + SuperAmp is now available
- JBL announce Everest headphones optimised for Google Assistant
PCW Evaluation Team
I’d recommend a Dell XPS 15 2-in-1 and the new Windows 10 to anyone who needs to get serious work done (before you kick back on your couch with your favourite Netflix show.)
It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!
The Brother MFC-L8900CDW is an absolute stand out. I struggle to fault it.
I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.
If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.
If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.
- Razer Phone 2 review: One for the fans
- Huawei Mate 20 Pro review: Full, in-depth, Australian review
- Oppo R17 Pro review: Full, in-depth, Australian review
- Everything you need to know about Smart TVs
- What's the difference between an Intel Core i3, i5 and i7?
- Laser vs. inkjet printers: which is better?