- Advanced Bluetooth 4.0 with Multipoint
- Apt-X provides stunning HD-quality audio with crystal clarity and great bass
- Remote for controlling media and calls on smartphones and tablets
Annoying electronic buzz 11/01/2013
Good bass and decent sound overall. Very light. Small carrying case included with several sizes of rubber earbuds. Paired easily with both my Nexus 4 and Windows 7.
There is a high-pitched electronic buzzing during any soft music passages (and phone calls) which is very noticeable and annoying. The charging cable is proprietary, meaning if you lose it or break it (since it relies on a spring-loaded clip to make contact) you are out of luck. The battery life is short. I was able to get about 3 hours of music time before a recharge was necessary. So don't expect to use these all day. Not great for phone calls. The other party could hear me, but said it was very faint and sounded like I was in a cardboard box. The controls are basic (3 buttons), but for some reason the Vol Up button is also the Prev Track button, which is opposite of what is stated in the manual. Bluetooth range is short. Simply having the cable below my jacket collar interrupts the signal.
I have two pairs of MEElectronics corded "noise isolating" earbuds which I like and use occasionally. I also have two pairs of bluetooth headsets (Sennheiser MM100 and Jaybird Bluebuds X) which were very expensive but sound fantastic. I decided to try these relatively inexpensive (after promo code) bluetooth earbuds . I guess you get what you pay for. They're not horrible. The bass is pretty good. The fit is fairly standard for in-ear buds (uncomfortable after a while). But the high-pitched electronic buzz gives me a headache. I guess if all you listen to is consistently loud music with no soft passages, you probably won't even notice the annoying buzz. I definitely wouldn't recommend buying these at full price. But if you can get them for cheap and plan on using them for short periods in noisy environments (I'm thinking the gym), then they might be a decent purchase.
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