@Dizavid I suspect audio quality will be about what you’d expect for the price. These have no reviews anywhere and almost nobody sells them. Gentek’s stock in trade seems to be cheap crap. Buyer beware.
@Dizavid Reviews on Gentek brand products are usually piss-poor to begin with. The few reviews of Gentek products I’ve seen were pretty sad and disappointing. I’d expect these to reflect the price Meh is currently selling them for.
@SnakeJG when it comes to earbuds you might as well buy cheap.
I’ve bought cheap and expensive and they’re all crap no matter what price I paid. Actually, I think the most expensive ones I’ve tried were the worst. Ear buds are disposable short lived things…
You might as well buy cheap.
@OnionSoup Have to agree with you here. Had an expensive $100 pair and they failed within the first year. Company sent a replacement which also failed within 6 months. Only used at the office as well, no hard use. Meanwhile, my $15 set from Anker have been going for two years now for mowing and outside work. I’m convinced I’ll only continue to buy throw away earbuds.
Are these better than the one’s I got last July: 2-for-Tuesday: Bauhn Sweatproof Bluetooth Sport Headphones with Case
I opened one of the clamshells & it wouldn’t take a charge or work or anything. Not sure where the other package is. Around here somewheres. I mean if these actually work, they beat the Bauhns by a long shot.
I have one of those swimmy little bastards that has lived for 5 1/2 years! We call it “goldy” and I feel mildly bad for it since it’s outgrown its tank but I don’t want to get another one because it has to die soon, right? I mean, that fish is older than one of my kids.
So anyway… I’m getting these buds when they go back on sale since they’ll outlive the apocalypse.
I have literally never made it to the VMP sale. Today I set my alarm, and was an hour early because time zones. Set it again and forgot what the alarm was for. Here I am an hour late and it’s sold out. The closest I’ve come.
@NoImNotNSA@richrauch I understand how it works. A thing sells out fast, I can’t get to them, I say I’ll be back in the morning, I miss it, I say I’ll come back when it’s just for the VMPs and I miss it again. It’s how it’s always worked, and I’ve missed it every time something gets the freeze.
I received mine yesterday, charged them per the enclosed instructions, but neither pair will turn on.
When I plugged them back in, they went through an hour long charge cycle as if the batteries were dead again.
Just tried the first pair (out of four). It sort of works, but the sound is grossly distorted the the point of unlistenable until you turn the volume up to maximum. Sort of ok then, except the sound is mono: the two channels are mixed together and the same sounds sent to both earpieces.
Both pairs charge but won’t turn on, bummer. The replacement ear pieces will probably work with other sets, so I’ve got that going for me. Maybe I’ll cut the wires off and use the buds as “fancy” fridge magnets.
Two pairs brought. Two pairs charged , Two pairs dead.
I dont know how i feel about this ( Mostly bad i think). I brought them with a bar so low it was on the floor. Somehow they dug a tunnel to get under that bar.
In conclusion if you need tunnel these headphones are great.
I charged one > turned on > paired with phone > play music > left ear piece is louder than the right. Also there is occasional drop in audio but not sure if it is the headphones or the streaming service. Bummer. Have to try the 2nd one…
Got my 2, charged one - it actually works, have to hold down the power button for like 5 seconds to power-up. Of course, it only lasted 30 mins before it kept saying “Battery Low” on each of my first 2 tests. So, yeah, that’s perfect.
1 pair works. The other charges but won’t turn on. The only nice thing (maybe) is that the gold color doesn’t look gold. Instead it looks like everything is connected together by a rubber band. Which is kind of novel.
Have to admit seeing that the all reports of DOA items received (plus getting one myself) really does erode my confidence in buying more expensive items though
On the good side I can disassemble the broken one. Wonder if the bluetooth receiver in it can be taken out & connected to something better?
So far my kids have charged, paired, and tried one set of the four I bought. That one lasted less than 45 minutes before the battery died. Meh. I was right that they don’t care about the audio quality, they do prefer to actually get a few hours out of them, though.
The one of 2 that I purchased are Fine for the purpose. It works and the sound quality is better than I expected. Holds a Charge (but I charged them before ever trying to use them) For the Price I am happy. Now I dont know if the other pair work but if like the first set I will be ecstatic. Try Charging them fully before pairing them. I had a set of others (Think they were Best Buy Insignia) that were very finicky on whether they were fully charged before ever trying to pair. But with any CHEAP buds your MMV.
‘Decent’ utility ear buds – but who wants that!?!
I would not recommend as the battery lasts less than four hours!!! Maybe that’s why they were 2-for-1: the only way to get …almost… 7-8 hours.
Sound not great, but not horrible either.
So I see other people are having the same problem I am. I bought these, but kept them in my pile of meh-stuff-i-buy-just-in-case-i’ll-ever-need-them-but-i-probably-won’t-but-the-day-i-get-rid-of-them-will-be-the-day-i-need-them, and during the pandemic I tried using them. I plugged them in to charge and got a light! But that was it. So I guess I got the world’s worst Christmas tree light?
I doubt we have any recourse, right? Oh well. No matter, I’ve wasted more money on less stuff.