Listening to your favorite music is one of the most enjoyable and uplifting things you can do to spend your time and boost your mood when you’re down and out. But without a high quality way to tune into your favorite songs, it can be difficult to obtain the full experience of rich, studio-quality sound that you crave. This is where the ZealSound HDE-300 In-ear Noise-isolating Wood Headphones. They’ve been designed and developed to bring you pristine audio quality at an excellent price point, while catering a fancy look that not only appears great, but they are comfortable to wear and listen to for hours on end. This is something hard for me to say since in-ear headphones/earbuds usually hurt my ears after very short periods of time. Unlike most headphones, these are built from real wood to achieve the specific acoustical properties that you’d expect in a pair of headphones that cost five times as much.

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Specs, Features, Options

  • Stunning wood housing brings you closer to nature and produces a warm, rich sound.
  • 10mm neodymium magnet drivers for exceptional, pounding bass; gold-plated 3.5mm audio jack for no-loss sound connection to your audio device.
  • Built-in microphone and one button remote for answering calls; 53 inches tangle-free fiber cable.
  • Include cable clip to massively reduce microphonics, and the 3 sizes of soft silicone ear tips provide a perfect, custom and noise reducing fit.
  • Compatible with iPhone, iPod, iPad, Android devices, mp3 players, CD players and more.

I was sent a pair of the ZealSound HDE-300 Wood Headphones to test them out for myself and I have to say, for a price of only $22.99, I’m totally impressed. With utmost comfort to match the way they sound, they look great and sound even better. You see, real wood has always been used to achieve the best acoustics possible. The idea behind them stemmed from the design of guitars, drums, violins, and pianos, all classical instruments that are made out of wood. ZealSound incorporated this idea into a small and comfortable design, all while achieving fantastic sound quality.

Sound Quality

The first time you place the ZealSound HDE-300 headphones in your ears, you’ll be in for a treat. The stunning wood housing brings to life the real sounds of music that you crave, while boasting an attractive and cozy appearance to produce warm, rich sound. Internally there are 10mm neodymium magnet drivers to deliver superb sound quality that you have to experience for yourself to truly recognize. Rich, deep bass and clear high tones are never out of reach, and the standard 3.5 millimeter gold-plated audio jack makes it easy to make a strong connection to literally any music device.

Although they’re not wireless or Bluetooth capable, what they have going for them is rich, flavorful sound that sounds like it’s coming from a classical wooden speaker system. Let’s face it, in today’s day and age, it seems like everything is wireless, plastic and just takes away from the true sounds as much as possible. Dealing with pairing and compatibility isn’t an issue, just plug them in and you’re good to go for as long as you’d like. No internal batteries to deal with, no charging necessary, no having to hope that Bluetooth discovers them then worry about a failing password or whatever. Just plug, play and listen.

Built-in Microphone

Integrated into the cabling itself is a small, yet discrete microphone that makes hands-free calling a breeze. If you’re listening to music with your smartphone and you’re receiving a phone call, just tap the small button to answer the call. It will pause your tunes and once you’re done with your call, you’ll be right back at it, listening to your song right where you left off.

Tangle Free Fiber Cables

While the cable or wire on your typical pair of headphones may be the weak point, the cable on the ZealSound HDE-300 In-ear Noise-isolating Wood Headphones is built tough, and built to last. Since it’s made out of a strong fiber material, you’ll virtually never need to worry about the durability and longevity of them. They’re 53 inches in length, which gives you plenty of reach on distance from your music player to your ears. I’ve been using them for several weeks now and have had absolutely no issues with the cables in any way like I have had with other headphones I’ve reviewed.

How Do They Fit?

Keeping the wire out of the way is an easy task thanks to the included wire cable clip. It’s a miniature, discreet clip that attaches and reattaches from the cable so you can go on in an organized and timely manner. Additionally, there are a few different sizes of ear tips that are included so you can achieve the proper fit without any worries. For me, the exchangeable tips are the biggest thing that’s included as I have smaller ears and like to use the smallest ear piece possible so that the earphones don’t bother my ears. They’re made from a super-soft silicone material that provide lasting comfort for hours to come. Also, since you’ll get a good fit, it increases the noise isolation factor and keeps your tunes driving hard into your ears while keeping all of the outside noise out of your concert-like experience.

I can put these into my ears and easily wear them for 6 – 7 hours and not get to a point where I just want to yank them out of my ears. They are amazingly comfortable and the noise cancellation is simply awesome. I literally hear nothing from the outside world when I have these in my ears. And I’m not even talking about having to have the volume turned up past 1 or 2. They are just that damn good.

Final Thoughts

I can’t say enough good things about the ZealSound HD-300 Headphones. They are simply amazing in every way possible and are seriously my new favorite set of headphones to wear and to listen to. They are so good that my fiancee’ takes them pretty much the second she walks in the door so I’ve had to get in the habit of having them in my ears when she arrives. Though unfortunately that doesn’t stop her half of the time.

For a low price of just $22.99 you can’t beat the ZealSound HD-300’s. While they might be cheap in price, that’s where the cheapness ends. I’d easily pay $70+ for these if I had to and I would recommend that for the asking price of $22.99 you grab yourself a pair right now.

ZealSound HDE-300 Noise Isolating Wood Headphones

$22.99
ZealSound HDE-300 Noise Isolating Wood Headphones
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Design And Form Factor

10/10

    Audio Input/Output Quality

    10/10

      Ease Of Use

      10/10

        Portability

        10/10

          Affordability

          10/10

            Pros

            • Noise Isolating
            • Wood Finish
            • Tangle Free Cable
            • Decent Sound

            Cons

            • Not Wireless
            • Not Bluetooth

            About the author

            Cliff Wade

            Founder and Chief Editor of TechDissected. I'm an avid Linux user, that's addicted to music, electronics, the internet, computers, Android, iOS and everything tech related! Rocking a Google Pixel XL, iPhone 7 Plus and several other devices that go beep. Lover of #Cheeseburgers #UnsweetTea #Penguins #Nascar and the #HoustonTexans Gadgets and Gizmos are my specialty. Customer Suppport Specialist and Social Media Manager for TeslaCoilSW, the makers of Nova Launcher, Nova Launcher Prime and TeslaUnread. If you have any questions just ask as I'm always happy to help.

            • Oulu Young

              Thanks for the great review. The wood headphones look classic and appealing. I’m wondering when HDE-300 will be back in stock.

            • @ouluyoung:disqus Thank you for those kind words! I don’t know when they will be back in stock either, but honestly, I’d recommend you get the HDE-200’s as they are basically the same thing from what ZealSound says, just a slightly different style.