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Zebronics Brio headphones though plasticky, offer good sound quality

The Zebronics Brio is unlike any of the headphones we have tested, and that is more because of its looks than its performance.

Nandagopal Rajan        Last Updated: November 5, 2012  | 21:06 IST

Zebronics Brio headphones
Zebronics Brio
Price: Rs 475


The Zebronics Brio is unlike any of the headphones we have tested, and that is more because of its looks than its performance. The techno design is a bit plastic, in fact that seems to the only material used on the device. However, it is still very stylish, though it kept reminding us of Flash Gordon for some reason.

Caged inside transparent plastic ear cups are the soft contact surfaces, which, despite being quite comfortable to wear, are a bit small for an on-ear headphone. The headband is also all-plastic and hence lightweight, it is also easily adjustable. There is an extra long 2.2 metre cable with the headphone in case you want to use it while sitting back to watch a movie.

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The music quality was very good, nothing plasticky there for a change. With a frequency response range of 20 HZ to 20000 HZ it is good enough for all kinds of music. But we don't think the headset will be good idea if you want to use it for long hours. This is more for snacking, a song here and a YouTube video there.

The Brio comes with an in build mic, which has been added in a dongle where the left/right cords merge as one. The mic has good catch, but we kept hearing a sound in the headphone when the mic was working, but not a big irritant. But this added feature can make the Brio a good choice for those looking at an accessory for web and video chats. This also means an extra mic input cord, so don't think of using this on devices other than your PC or laptop.

Then we are not complaining much as this is a budget device, with a very affordable price of Rs 475. At that price, you just can't complain.

Rating: 4/5
Bag it or junk it: Plasticky, but good sound

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