@johathom@Stallion@stinks I too will chug this tug boat a little longer that I too have been here for thousands of days and they may be cheap and they may suck that doesn’t mean I might not be a sucker for some cheap suck
@sp3ar You my friend like to live on the edge…and waste money, lol. I was actually VERY tempted to buy these but I’m refraining, I just know they will be such crap that they’ll go immediately into an IRK swap box or worse.
For $15 what could go wrong? Now $5 each with a 1 year warranty. What whos gonna provide the warranty some China man in the Kong rainforest. Nah I don’t think so. I would rather pay more for actual consumer support. I wouldn’t even gift these. The recipient would never shut the fuck up once they broke or gave them cancer.
@flehm That sounds worse than flehm coming up a smokers throat. No my boss would be like what you trying to bribe me or give me Corona with thes cheap china buds. Somehow I would receive a devotion instead of the annual promotion.
To be fair to the price comparison, Factory Direct charges in Canadollars. That means three of these, were they not sold out at that fine establishment, would cost a strapping young buddy a rousing rendition of O Canada, a small poutine, some maple syrup that got dribbled on snow to pretend it’s candy, some way overpriced beer, a bit of hockey or curling (dealer’s choice), and proof that they can name every possible connection to Canada that anything anyone ever liked bears. Or, about 33 USD.
Hey, I’m bored and I live in Canada now. I get to poke overlong fun, eh?
@KayceMcM Nah, it would be ~20.30 CAD for the Meh offering price. The 33 USD mentioned was in regards to the listed ~45 for 3 at Factory Direct (which would be 45 CAD) price comparison, not the Meh offering price. If 45 CAD were equal to the 20.28 USD you mentioned, I’d be exchanging my US money for Canadollars right the heck now and finally be able to afford one of these ridiculously overpriced, hideous split-level townhouses! Pyrrhic yay?
@venussuz you add it after you realize that hiring your newly graduated engineering nephew to design the audio and power management circuits was a terrible get rich scheme and you need a distraction from awful audio quality and battery life so the Italian “investors” don’t break your other kneecap.
@venussuz I’ve always thought it would be useful to have a Siri button on earbuds so I can say “Siri I like this song” while out on a jog. This way I don’t need to pull out my phone from my running belt just to unlock it (while wearing a mask so I can’t use Face ID) just to click the like button on Spotify.
I wonder if these companies manufacture items specifically FOR Meh? I mean it seems all their junk ends up here. Why bother with actual retail channels?
Plus, They probably sound like fart smells in the shower…
@catthegreat Same thing happened to me. They were DOA. I contacted customer support and received a replacement. when the replacement didn’t work, they issued a refund. Customer support is always extremely helpful.
The one redeeming quality these seem to have is that the battery / controller section is in the middle of the cord. That seems better than the ones I have where it’s close to the right ear bud and keeps pulling out the ear bud and being generally annoyingly off balance.
I bought exactly the same one at Target for $2.50. it’s originally $5, on sale for 50% off. Also don’t have to wait for it in the mail. You can probably find one cheaper at any dollar store or any discount stores like Big Lots.
So what the Hazel? (dubious-festering-meeting) I’ll just give these to people that I don’t particularly like all that well ( Unless they buy some miraculous chance they actually work semi Ok, then I’ll keep them ).
FWIW One can find many “extreme” brand products at Menards stores and my experience with them has been positive overall. One of their two-port USB power adapters charges my dad’s phone and tablet and one of their battery packs holdS a goodly amount of juice in a compact stick for juicing up my phone on the go.