Veho ZS-2 sports earbuds review

We test the Veho ZS-2 sports earbuds, designed to stand up to use while on the move

Cycling Weekly Verdict

Comfortable, lightweight in-ear speakers with good sound quality which are water, sweat and dust resistant.

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    Lightweight

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    Comfortable

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    Stay in place well

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    Good sound quality

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    Won’t fit that shiny new iPhone 7 you’ve just bought

If you like to listen to music or motivational tracks when you exercise, Veho’s ZS-2 earbuds are designed to cope with pretty much anything they’re likely to encounter during a workout.

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Veho says they’re rated IP64, which means that they’re water, sweat and dust resistant. They have very comfortable rubber earbuds, which fit into your ears, and patented over-ear hooks to keep them in place.

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Over-ear hooks are comfortable and keep the earbuds in place well

I’ve found that this set-up works really well, so that the ZS-2s stay put in your ears. Veho says that it’s designed to work with most helmets and glasses as well as ski goggles.

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Sound quality is good too, with Veho saying that the speakers in the earphones are 10mm across and include bass enhancement. The sound does seem well rounded without any obvious overweighted bass or, alternatively, tininess.

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The earphones come with a 1.2m long two-tone flat cable, which is designed to be anti-tangle. There’s a crocodile clip to attach it to your kit and a cable tidy which allows you to reduce the cable’s free length. The cable has a standard 3.5mm audio jack, so will fit most devices, although if you’ve just splashed out on an iPhone 7 you’ll be out of luck.

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There’s no microphone with the ZS-2s, although for an extra £5 you can buy Veho’s ZS-3 earphones, which have a similar design to the ZS-2s but also include a microphone and remote switch, so you can use them to control phone calls and change tracks and volume.

At only 19g, the ZS-2s are very light and Veho packages them with two sets of alternative earbuds of different diameters, in case you find the standard ones uncomfortable.

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Paul Norman
Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.