• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Volume Issues Drive Down Otherwise Excellent Product

    • Written by Troy F from Paoli

    Preordered these and have been using them since they arrived. I have PB2s and 3s and could use them at CrossFit and just about drown out the class music at about 75% volume. The PBPs at max don’t even down out someone talking loudly. I have tried multiple earbud sizes without improvement. Another example is on an airplane. The PB 2s and 3s would drown out the overhead announcements at 50-60%. The PBPs don’t at max. Fit and function are great, but Apple missed the mark with the volume.

    8 of 10 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    So close...

    • Written by Marlow F from Roanoke

    These headphones are growing on me due to fit and finish. They fit really well, stay put, and can be warn for hours without discomfort. Pairing with iPhone is seamless, battery life is awesome, and the case is durable. However...the sound quality is very clear and crisp, too crisp! Given the specs, these headphones have the capability to sound amazing.

    Unfortunately, Apple provides no known way to equalize the frequencies highs, mids, and lows. There are some preset settings for Apple Music. Is that it, not other sources? The only additional "feature" that I can tell at this point is truly needed is a way to equalize the sound for the various types of users and music. If I am just ignorant and don't know how to tweak the freqs, please educate me.

    Until customer sound customization is possible for all music sources, I will continue to rotate these in and out of use with the dozen or so other headphones (buds, cans, wired, wireless) that I have until I find the perfect pair. Praying for a software update or setting that allows for user controlled equalization...

    As an aside, when using the Amazon Music app, the music slows down consistently when the users interacts with the lock screen. Bizarre!

    15 of 18 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound quality is.... eh!

    • Written by Bradley J

    Got these as I ride my bike to and from work and while I love my Bose SoundSport Frees, I'm always worried they are going to fly out of my ears. Thought these would be a perfect but sound does not hold a candle. I've always heard that Beats are notorious for being too bass-y and drowned out the mids. These are tinny as heck! I've tried a couple of equalizer options, no dice. I haven't used them on my ride yet and will see if they perform better at competing with road noise as they are not only far more secure on my ears but they do appear to seal better within the ear canal. But so far, not blown away, my Bose sound so much better and for about $80 less.

    20 of 34 people found this useful