I tried these expecting pretty generic sound, but was prepared to be surprised. After all, a couple of years ago I tried some Jabras thinking they did phone/ voice well and not expecting much. I was very surprised and impressed. In fact I just bought my 3rd or 4th set....
I tried these expecting pretty generic sound, but was prepared to be surprised. After all, a couple of years ago I tried some Jabras thinking they did phone/ voice well and not expecting much. I was very surprised and impressed. In fact I just bought my 3rd or 4th set. I have been trying a variety of solution to wireless sound in my glass studio where I can not be tethered to a cord. I am also not willing to risk destroying $500 headphones, so I have revisited the lower end on brands whose headphones or earbuds I like, and a variety of others. The sound on these is pretty generic, but clean. The best I have to say is that they are smaller and more comfortable than average BUT the volume is so low that I had to push my FIIO up to 120 just to hear them. I usually have it set in 50-60. I have never yet had to go over 90, and actually did not know that I could go that high, until I needed to just to hear these! It is also draining the battery ridiculously fast, as it will when you push the volume. They do connect to my FIIO, which the Bose would not, so I will give them that, but it is the only point they get other than being lighter/ more comfortable.
The sound is comparable to FM radio. The only thing which separates it from $15-25 ear buds is the lack of static/ fuzz, background noise.
It is not a balanced sound. It is very treble heavy. Is there a market for treble enhanced? I do not like extra bass headphones but this is a bit too far in the other direction. Anyone who likes bass will hate these.
The noise reduction is minimal, among the worst of any I have tried which has noise reduction.
They have also implemented what I consider the "worst of" ear buds. There are at least 6 functions coded on the tiny touch pads. Tap once, twice or 3x, touch and hold for 1 sec, or 2, or.. They are not so much hands-free as fingers in your ears. How stylish! I personally can not remember 6 hold or tap patterns for any headset. It is so easy to accidentally disconnect a call trying to turn the sound up or down, e.g. I really hate having more than 4 functions on touch pads.
For Apple users, you can use the app to find lost earbuds, with the app.
Some may like these as dedicated phone ear buds. I did not try voice. That is, I did not call anyone just to test voice quality because I am fairly sure I will never be wearing these again. I have at least half a dozen better sets.
I started out calling the sound generic but without background noise. That could be 3 or 4 star, however there are a number of things which tip it to the lower end, and at this price point you can get VERY good ear buds. You could buy Jabra 45s for half the price, or even their flagship 65t for about the same price. The 65t blows these out of the water. In fact, it is difficult to find much worse at this price point.
small and light, more comfortable than average
No static, fuzz, background noise
Will connect to a source other than your phone.
Very very low volume.
Gobbles up battery on your source.
Sound mediocre and tipped toward the high end.
Noise cancellation barely noticeable.
half a dozen commands on the tiny touch pads. Very easy to get confused or tap too long or short and get something you had not intended.
Battery life? well after your source is dead (about 1 hour) if you have others handy and charged to test them to the limits, compare it to Jabra''s 80 hours. All I can say is maybe they do get the 8 hours the company claims.
Much better sound available in this price range. Better sound available at half the price.
I can not honestly recommend these, even if they are wearable.