Good Housekeeping tested the Groove Zen

Published on 18-02-2020

Groove Zen Headphones review: We tested the Groove Zen

Overall score: 74/100

Buy it from Amazon (£28.49), Currys (£54.99) or eBay (£27.68).

Tested December 2019

The Groove Zen are over-ear headphones with active noise cancelling technology and hands-free calling.


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GHI Expert Verdict

We were impressed to find that these reasonably priced headphones boast the same impressive quality of sound as a much more expensive competitor. Their bass and treble were near perfect – both were well detailed without being overbearing. While the cushioned ear pads made them exceptionally comfortable to wear, they did move around a bit during exercise. Though our main gripe was the battery life, which only lasts between eight and ten hours. That said, they come with a cable so that you can continue to use them once the battery has died. When it does run out, they took up to three hours to recharge.

Key Specifications

  • Type: Over-ear
  • Battery life: Up to 10 hours
  • Noise-cancelling: Yes
  • Accessories included: Case, 3.5mm audio cable, charging cable


  • Ease of use: 2.5/5
  • Design: 4.5/5
  • Instructions: 4.5/5
  • Performance: 3.9/5

We Liked

  •  They come with a protective travel case
  • Thanks to the in-built microphone, you can take your phone calls

We Didn't Like

  • They aren’t waterproof, so you’ll have to be careful wearing them in the rain

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