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Logitech Zone True Wireless Earbuds Review

And Comparison with AirPods Pro and Jabra Elite 85t

Logitech zone true wireless earbuds is the first wireless earbuds from Logitech, which comes with impressive specifications designed for business and even working out. The earbuds come with ear gels which help to ensure good tight fit on the ears and the IP68 rating is better than some sports earbuds in the market.

It is scheduled for release anytime in autumn between end Sep to December 2021.

Highlights of Key Features

  • Earbuds
    • Weighs 13g as a pair.
    • Comes with 3 ear gels of different sizes for better fit.

Logitech Zone Earbuds Ear Gel Logitech Zone Earbuds Ear Gel

    • Omni-directional, MEMS mics array with beamforming plus an inward-facing mic.
    • Active noise calling (ANC)
    • IP68 rated is close to the highest specification attainable. It is fully protected from dust ingress and long term immersion up to specified pressure.
    • Battery life is on par with current high-end earbuds
      • Earbud battery life (talk time): 6 hrs (ANC on), 6.5 Hrs (ANC off)
      • Earbud battery life (listening time): 9 Hrs (ANC on), 12 hrs (ANC off)
    • Wireless range is 30m.

  • Charging case is well designed
    • Qi wireless charging enabled
    • IP54 rated for protected from limited dust ingress and water splash.
    • A full charged case can charge earbuds 2.5 times.
    • 2 Hrs 45 mins to fully recharge earbuds
    • 3 hrs to fully recharge case
    • 5 mins quick charge provides 2 hrs of music time or 1 hr 20 mins of talk time
    • Comes with 24cm USB-A to C cable

We are excited to try out this new earbuds and will update this post as more information become available.

Below is a comparison of Logitech Zone True Wireless (ZTW) Vs Apple Airpods Pro based on our own weighted (WT) comparison system which is biased towards sports. In our opinion, the Logitech Zone True Wireless Earbuds looks better than Airpods by a long shot, due to the following:

  • IP Rating 68 far exceeds Airpod Pro.
  • Has earwings for better ear fitting.
  • Battery life is almost doubled Airpod Pro.
  • Charges twice as fast as Airpod Pro.
  • Faster Charging by almost half the time for 1 hour music time.
  • Double the warranty period.
Comparison Matrix Apple Airpods Pro Logitech Zone True Wireless
Tech Specs/Design Criteria Wt Spec Rate Score Critical Spec Rate Score Critical
Earbuds
Weight (each earbud) 4 5.4g 5 20 6.5g 5 20
Earbuds IP Rating 9 IPX4 5 45 Reject IP68 7 63 Accept
Ear Wings for Fitting 7 Nil 0 0 Reject Yes 5 35 Accept
Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) 7 Yes 5 35 Accept Yes 5 35 Accept
Transparency (Hear Through) 7 Yes 5 35 Accept Yes 5 35 Accept
Wind Noise Protection 7 No 0 0 Reject Yes 5 35 Accept
No. of Mems Microphone 5 2 5 25 2 5 25
Bluetooth Version 6 5 5 30 5 5 30
In-Ear Pressure Relief 5 Yes 5 25 No 0 0
Dual optical sensors 4 Yes 5 20 No 0 0
Motion-detecting accelerometer 4 Yes 5 20 No 0 0
Speech-detecting accelerometer 4 Yes 5 20 No 0 0
Force sensor 4 Yes 5 20 No 0 0
Auto Ear Detection 6 Yes 5 30 Yes 5 30
Power
Music Time (ANC Off) 7 5h 5 35 Accept 12h 7 49 Accept
Music Time (ANC On) 7 4.5h 5 35 Accept 9h 7 49 Accept
Total Time + Charge Case (ANC On) 7 24h 5 35 Accept 31.5h 7 49 Accept
Earbuds Wireless Charging 5 Nil 0 0 0 0
Charging Case
Qi-Certified Wireless Charging 5 Yes 5 25 Yes 5 25
USB-C Connector 7 Nil 0 0 Reject Yes 5 35 Accept
Other Charging Methods 3 Yes 1 3 No 0 0
Fast Charge For 1 hour usage 7 5mins 6 42 2.5mins 7 49
Charging Case IP Rating 5 Nil 0 0 IP54 7 35
Warranty (years) 7 1 5 35 Accept 2 7 49 Accept
Total Points 535 648

When compared against our current favourite brand’s top end earbuds Jabra Elite 85t, Logitech Zone True Wireless also has the upper hand. Please note the weightage and ratings in the comparison matrix are biased based on our experience and usage.

The Logitech Zone True Wireless Earbuds have the following advantage

  • IP Rating 68 far exceeds Elite 85t’s IPX4 only.
  • Has earwings and ear gel for better ear fitting. Elite 85t only has ear gels.
  • Battery life is about 60% better than Elite 85t.
  • Charges 6 times faster than Elite 85t.
Comparison Matrix Jabra Elite 85t Logitech Zone True Wireless
Tech Specs/Design Criteria Wt Spec Rate Score Critical Spec Rate Score Critical
Earbuds
Weight (each earbud) 4 7g 5 20 6.5g 5 20
Earbuds IP Rating 9 IPX4 5 45 Reject IP68 7 63 Accept
Ear Wings for Fitting 7 No 5 35 Accept Yes 5 35 Accept
Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) 7 Yes 5 35 Accept Yes 5 35 Accept
Transparency (Hear Through) 7 Yes 5 35 Accept Yes 5 35 Accept
Wind Noise Protection 7 Yes 5 35 Accept Yes 5 35 Accept
No. of Mems Microphone 5 6 7 35 2 5 25
Bluetooth Version 6 5.1 5 30 5 5 30
In-Ear Pressure Relief 5 Yes 5 25 No 0 0
Dual optical sensors 4 No 0 0 No 0 0
Motion-detecting accelerometer 4 No 0 0 No 0 0
Speech-detecting accelerometer 4 No 0 0 No 0 0
Force sensor 4 No 0 0 No 0 0
Auto Ear Detection 6 Yes 5 30 Yes 5 30
Power
Music Time (ANC Off) 7 7h 5 35 Accept 12h 7 49 Accept
Music Time (ANC On) 7 5.5h 5 35 Accept 9h 7 49 Accept
Total Time + Charge Case (ANC On) 7 25h 5 35 Accept 31.5h 7 49 Accept
Earbuds Wireless Charging 5 Nil 0 0 0 0 0
Charging Case
Qi-Certified Wireless Charging 5 5W 5 25 Yes 5 25
USB-C Connector 7 Yes 5 35 Accept Yes 5 35 Accept
Other Charging Methods 3 No 0 0 No 0 0
Fast Charge For 1 hour usage 7 15mins 5 35 2.5mins 7 49
Charging Case IP Rating 5 Nil 0 0 IP54 7 35
Warranty (years) 7 2 7 49 Accept 2 7 49 Accept
Total Points 574 648

If you are planning to buy a new earbuds, it may be worthwhile to wait for the Logitech official release after end September this year. Basing on the specifications above, the Logitech ZTW earbuds should be better. However, we recommend everyone to test earbuds and earphones for themselves before buying.

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