• 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Do not charge for over 2 hours

    • Written by from Alberta

    I love these. I run with them almost daily. The sound quality and battery life is fantastic. The provided "wing" tips do not work for my ear so I use the buds themselves wrapped around the back of my head. They don't bounce around at all during intense runs and workouts. However if they do get sweaty they tend to slip out of the ear quite easily.

    I had the buds for only 6 months however and after one run they had died, so I plugged them in using the provided USB cable and charged them overnight like I always do. In the morning the light indicated they were fully charged, however I could not get them to power on. I called support and they had me charge them again and test the button to see if it was sticking which it was not. Support told me that charging the buds for more then 2 hours will damage the battery. I searched the included documentation and it says buds will charge in about two hours but does not mention anywhere that it will cause damage to the buds.

    Support did however send me a full replacement under warranty. Took about two weeks but they arrived. Great customer support.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very good quality for bluetooth. Make sure you have a good fit.

    • Written by from Somerville

    I was very pleasantly surprised by the sound quality of these. Bluetooth doesn't transmit the highest quality audio but these do a very good job of maximizing the sound. Of course these won't be as good as wired headphones at the same price but these are great for being wireless and lightweight. Perfect for working out. Make sure you get the fit right or they won't sound good. I had to try all 3 tips twice and ended up using the small ones and putting the wires over the ears. Now they sound great.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Most awesome workout-headset!!!

    • Written by from Frederiksberg

    This headset is PERFECT for workouts!!! Sweat-resistance, good sound and the bluetooth just works perfectly. I can easily walk around the gym and I have to get really far away before they disconnect.

    The only reason why I'm giving these 4 and not 5 stars, is that they promise 8 hours of battery. Well... I can use them for maybe 2 workouts (1-2 hours long), and they will be dead. But if you can charge them after each workout, then whatever.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good product

    • Written by from South San Francisco

    I got my set for Xmas last year so it's been six months. I asked for use them for workout. I had no technical issues with them whatsoever. The sound quality is great. And there is something else. I accidentally left them in my shorts and they got washed. Right after that happened the headphones acted erratically. They would turn on and off, dial last number etc due to the switch/microphone piece being wet. I unpaired them and left them to dry for few days. After that I charged them, paired with the phone and they work like nothing happened. I had same thing happened to iPhone headphones and after taking a bath they were garbage.
    Someone wrote in their review that sounds disappears for few seconds now and then. That interruption is caused by receiving emails or text messages. It does not bother me so much since I don't text or email a lot.
    I give 4 stars for lack of battery indicator software (only iPhone, and I own Android) and lack of fast forward/rewind feature. Overall is a good quality product but a bit overpriced.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Best for the money

    • Written by from Port Huron

    I've owned these earbuds for well over a year now and I can tell you that they are the best of any I have tried! I work in an automotive assembly plant and it is a relatively harsh environment. I typically work 8hr shifts sometimes 12hrs. I have yet to have the battery die on me or have any problems with the controls. I don't usually have music on the entire time so I can't confirm battery life of constant audio playback. The earbuds are fairly large in comparison to standard wired earbuds that will feel odd at first. The beauty of the wireless more than outweighs the extra size. The bluetooth connection is solid and has a HUGE range. I can walk almost 50' sometimes more before they disconnect. The sound quality is AMAZING for wireless earbuds! There is considerable bass (more than any other inear bud I have tried.) As with any inear earbud though the amount of bass depends on how well they seal in your ear. These earbuds are very comfortable but do have what I would call a "break-in" period while your ears get used to the shape and feel. When I first got them, my ears would be physically slightly sore after 6-8hrs. Now though, I can do 12hrs no problem!

    Now for the cons
    The cable that runs from one earbud to the other is a flat ribbon cable. I would prefer a simple round cable.
    They are expensive!! Sound quality more than makes up for it though and they are rugged enough for everyday use.
    Perhaps my BIGGEST issue with these earbuds are the soft silicon tips. There are no ridges where they slide onto the earbud to grip them. So when you pull the earbuds out, the silicon tip often (almost ALWAYS) stay in my ear!!! If you have a good seal, sometimes it is difficult to remove the tip. This is the sole reason why I wrote this review and the sole reason why they only got a 4 star rating! If they fixed this one MAJOR annoyance, they would have a customer for life!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Super Sound, Good Fit

    • Written by from CALGARY

    I bought these in May 2013 and have worn them on various activities and weather types: running, cycling, cross-training, snowboarding, hiking, casual listening, library, sporting events. I have used them in +35C and -25C weather, snow, rain, and more. I've even put them through a laundry cycle when I forgot to check my pockets (oops). They are still in great working shape!

    PROS = Sound quality, bass reproduction, noise cancelling are excellent. These are some of the best headsets i've ever had! Bluetooth setup is easy and that they remember eight (8) devices is great. Selection of cushions and tips means most everyone should find a comfy fit with good sound. Small size is incredible given the battery life and sound quality.

    CONS = Switching from under to over the ear modes takes a bit of fiddling and switching. My Shure (wired) headset is designed to flip from over to under without much fuss, but they are not bluetooth.
    Another minor thing is there is no command to "Fast Forward/Rewind" (skip ahead or backward) within a song using the remote. You can skip forward and back between tracks but not search within. Not a game-breaker but would be nice to have sometimes.

    Overall, a great wireless headset!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Solid product!!

    • Written by from Danbury

    Great, they fit on nice, the range for the bluetooth is kind of low, but besides that, good for running :)

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    First pair of BT buds; impressed

    • Written by from La Mesa

    Overall a very impressive set of headphones in terms of sound quality, fit and ease of use. Over-ear/behind head is the only way to wear them because, as with all noise-cancelling buds, the cable touching your clothes creates a loud scratching sound. Regardless, any in-ear will create a pressure point that gets sore, and these are no exception, but it not bad. When inserted properly, the sound is excellent with deep bass and so clear it pipes the music right to your spinal chord. Difficult to switch from under-chin (with microphone accessibility) to over-ear/behind head (hides microphone) quickly, and makes phone functionality poor when over-ear. They are light weight and the battery lasts forever. The voice announce/instructor is too loud.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fitting is very important.

    • Written by from Pasadena

    This thing sounds terrible if not fitted right. Takes a bit of fudging to get it right.
    It's otherwise a pretty sweet headphone, a bit on the expensive side though.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great set of Bluetooth headphone for the gym or walking

    • Written by from Minneapolis

    These have an awesome sound and were well worth the premium price for good sound. I use them with my 7th Gen Nano. I find that setting the equalizer to Bass Boost sounds best with them. For ear buds they stay in the ear pretty darned well unless you are an excessive sweater...(which I am) I find I still have to push them in once in a while but the over the ear option is the way to go. I may need to play with the combination of ear tip sizes and secure fit ear cushions. I tried to save some $ and got the Motorola S10's at Best Buy, but returned them and got these at the Apple Store. (The s10's sounded like very bad) Pretty happy with my purchase so far.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent bluetooth headphones!

    • Written by from Honolulu

    These are perfect when you're on the out and about. The sound is great, full with good clarity. The bass doesn't give you the boom (which I love), but it gives a great deep powerful thud which is just fine. The unit is light, doesn't hinder any movement, and can be worn either under or over ear. Connectivity is excellent. The "wings" hold the buds in your ear without any discomfort.

    I used to have the LG Tone+ 730s "bridle" type headphones, great sound, vibrate alert, able to pair 2 devices e.g. iPhone and iPad at once and 10 hours of music listening. Only problem is that it had terrible connectivity issues. The sound was choppy even when I had my iPhone right up at my chest!

    I just got the BlueBuds this morning so haven't tested it for the full day. I hope the 8 hours of advertised battery use will last me the whole day. I won't be able to answer calls unless the ringer is on or the bud is in my ear, but I hear the call perfectly fine as well as the person on the receiving end.

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