The Leophile Zero is Leophile’s latest offering and they come packed with features to compete with the big boys. They are an around the neck style headphone with their highlight feature being Active Noise Canceling or ANC. They feature Bluetooth 4.1, wired audio mode, vibration alerts, and boast up to a 20 hour battery life. Included with them are three different size ear tips, charging cable, wired audio cable, manual, and leather carrying case. The headphones are mostly plastic but have a very nice leather wrapped around the neck band. Overall they are lightweight but feel very well made.
When it comes to ANC the biggest players in the game are the Bose QuietComfort 35, Sony MDR-1000X, and Sennheiser PXC 550, all of which are at least three times the cost of the Leophile Zero headphones but why not compare them to the best. When it comes to constant noises like fans, motors, engines, wind, etc., the Zero’s are on par with the others. When it comes to random noises like people laughing, typing, etc., the Zero’s do not fair as well as the others. After hours of comparison I would say the Zero’s are easily 85% as good as the top contenders, again at a third of the price.
When it comes ot sound the Zero’s have no problem getting loud. The sound quality is exactly what you would expect at this price, great. The highs are smooth with no harshness, mids are clear with no signs of being muddy, and the bass is nice and tight. I could not notice and equalization going on at all which is a good thing. For the most part they remained fairly flat and if anything, slightly on the bright side.
Overall the Leophile Zero’s are my new favorite around the neck style headphone. They easily get me through two entire work days, sound awesome, and have great ANC. The included leather travel pouch is both nice looking and convenient. My only complaint about them is that I wish there was some way they held the ear buds when not in use so they didn’t just dangle. This is far from a deal breaker, but maybe the next revision will have some magnets like many of the LG Tone models.
If you are interested in purchasing the Leophile Zero headphones they can be found here.