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This review is from: New Bluetooth Headphones, Noise Isolating Wireless Headset with Microphone-High Quality Stereo Sound-CSR V4.0 Chip-Sleek Custom Earbuds, Light-Weight Design For Android IOS Mobile Phones
Cord between earpieces instead of rigid boom like LG Tone
Multiple sizes of ear cups included
Stay in my ears fairly well
Charging port well placed to keep them small
Cons: Lack bass.
Controls are combined illogically.
Controls are not consistent - you cannot skip backwards to a previous song, just to the beginning of a song (next song/track works properly).
Very small control buttons make them difficult to locate by feel.
Does not always automatically connect to Bluetooth - a second one-second press of the MFB is required MOST of the time after turning them on.
Not as comfortable as my LG Tones (that cost a lot more).
Other Thoughts: While I will definitely use these when my LG Tones are less convenient, they require fiddling to get to operate. For example, the Volume Up and Volume Down buttons are logically (with a long press) dual-purposed as Next/Previous Song or Skip Forward/Skip Backward, the Volume Up button is Skip Backward or Previous Song instead of what you would expect to be Skip Forward or Next Song. That may e confusing - what I am saying is that the button for Up should also be Forward, and it is not.
There are only 3 buttons and they are all on the same earpiece - the right side. These are +, - and MFB.
The MFB (I assume that means Multi Function Button) is used for FAR too many different functions, including:
- Turn On
- Turn Off
- Bluetooth Connect
- Bluetooth Pair
- Answer Call
- Hang Up Call
- Redial last number
These are mostly differentiated by how long you press the MFB and what your phone is doing at the time. Remembering how to get it to do what you want takes thought, and that’s the last thing you want to do when making adjustments. Two more buttons would have made it a much more functional headset.
For the money, these are definitely worth it for a set of headphones that you won't care if you lose or break.
Pros: Great sound quality; super simple operation; rechargeable battery; easily pairs with any Bluetooth device; compact; comes with a male-to-male 3.5mm stereo connector; decent battery life; recharge time less than 2 hours; charger cable included; has a built-in noise-canceling mic for hands-free talk; really cool "voice information" (see Other Thoughts).
For the money, this is a great deal.
Also, the supplier is VERY responsive to issues and concerns (see Other Thoughts below).
Cons: Must use a charger that supplies less than 1A (1000ma) current or it will damage the device. Computers generally output .5A to 1A, but check your car power charger before plugging it in.
Other Thoughts: NOTE: This review is intended to replace my previous two reviews, and I have requested that they be removed.
I received one of these and I damaged it by connecting it to a charger that output 2A current to the device. There is a note on the NewEgg listing that says that the charger must supply 1A or less, and I did not notice that (the manual included with the device do not mention this). The supplier sent me another unit (without my asking!) and I have been careful not to use a charger that supplies more than 1A current.
The supplier immediately contacted me and gave me a replacement unit, which I have been using for several days now. They also promised to have the user documentation updated to include the note about needing to watch out for over-current chargers.
I was really impressed with the supplier's response.
The device is really pretty cool. It has a built-in female "voice" that informs you (over the speaker system that it is attached to) that it is ready for a Bluetooth connection, when it is connected, and when the battery gets low. I particularly like the last part - other devices simply stop working, while this one tells you in advance that it will soon stop operating due to a low battery.
The range on the Bluetooth is very adequate for use in a car - I have mine plugged into the AUX jack of my car stereo and can set the phone down wherever I want without wires connecting it to the dash. The built-in mic works well but it ends up being located on my dashboard and is a little far from my face and therefore has limited functionality for me.
I also use it in my office to plug into an amplified speaker and it works well. Everyone loves it when it "talks" to tell me that it is ready for a connection.
I got about 6 hours of battery use (the specs say 8 hours), so that was reasonably close to spec, and a recharge took less than 2 hours.
Operation is really simple - there is one button. Hold it down for 3-4 seconds to turn the unit on or off. That's it (once you have paired it with your device, which is a breeze - no codes needed). I also like that if it loses the Bluetooth connection (like if you leave your car and forget to shut it off), it turns itself off after about 2 minutes to save battery.
This review is from: GOgroove SonaVERSE BX Portable Stereo Speaker System w/ Rechargeable Battery & 3.5mm Aux Port - Works With Apple, Samsung, HTC, Sony and More Smartphones, Tablets, MP3 Players, Computers & More
Pros: On sale it's a great price. The sound is very acceptable quality for a low-cost device. Rechargeable battery, does not require Bluetooth, nice size.
Cons: Not all that portable but much better sound quality than the really small BO devices (so I guess that's a con with a pro). The battery does not last terribly long (most of a workday usually).
Other Thoughts: I got a pair of these for less than the list price of one. Very happy with what I spent and what I got.READ FULL REVIEW