I got these last time. All 3 worked, but there was the hassle of making the Bluetooth shake hands(sometimes I have to shut off the Bluetooth on my phone, or restart). I chalked it up to old BT 3 and BT 4.whatever.
I sucked one up into the high powered vacuum at the car wash. I assume it’s not working anymore.
Headphones for the gym. If you’re wired to your phone, the phone yanks the wires around and it comes undone or gets in the way of movement. It’s a pain.
So just go wireless? Easy enough but then the sweat and water and the fact that you’re in a gym near weights and such and they get broken. $20 a pair is starting to suck and you have no audio whenever they do break. Also - they aren’t easy to charge (you have to open a flap thingy and use micro usb!) so you often forget.
These things? You’ll have 3. They can be used with any old earbuds (of which you have a half dozen lying around from when iPhones used normal ones and came with them) and it’s lightweight and clips to your collar or belt.
Really the weight compared to being attached to the phone itself is a big deal - especially since you handle the phone if you track your workout. This just stays in place and out of the way.
Got these last time and they worked adequately to use the AUX port in my Subaru as a BT connection for music. (Seriously, Subaru, why did you make a BT radio-phone connection that only does the phone?)
I bought them last time. I used one in my daughters car to enable bluetooth audio input. Worked well. I used the other 2 to fill space in the big box of stuff I bought from Meh that I thought would be useful/fun and it wasn’t (yet). My wife took away my “/buy” command and changed it to “/buywifeflowers” so I could stay married
I enjoyed one of the ones I bought last time this late afternoon. The humidity wave here had broken on my work schedule’s Friday night (my weekend is Monday and Tuesday), so I listened to some music from YouTube.com from my smartphone on a pre-Bluetooth stereo like I used to when @jasontoon did those music posts on Sundays, but back then I had to use, crumudeonly, a cable . Today I’m cable-free, not counting the charging cable (not that I really need it, but I like to keep my battery charged), and I would love to read and listen to one of those Sunday music posts with my [bluetooth thing model number here].
The bands I listened to were Dr. Hook, Jerry Reed, I forgot this one, The Bar-Kays and Booker T and the MGs.
Got these last time. Connection is simple and works fine at short range. Didn’t bother testing at long range.
One thing to be aware of is that there’s a half second or so delay in the Bluetooth connection. So while audio books and podcasts work fine, playing video (Netflix) means there’s a gap between lips moving and audio. 3rd party apps on Android (I use VLC) can add audio sync delay but wired is a much simpler experience for video.
I bought six of these last time because they were so cheap ( it also spread out the shipping cost for each one ). I’ve used three of them and they all pretty much work. Although in the instructions they say you can connect two devices at once, I’ve not been able to replicate it.
I originally started using bluetooth audio adaptors when I buggered up the head phone jack on a cell phone, about six years ago. Starting with a Hapurs for about eleven dollars. It lasted about a year and a half. So, when I went to reorder, they had more than doubled in price. Looking for a replacement, I settled on Jabees IS901 for about twelve dollars( they come with headphones ). I’ve purchase several of these. The main deficit of these is that they don’t have individual buttons. Their face is flat and it’s not easy to find the correct buttons to carry out the action you want to accomplish.
The ZipKord Z343N041 are easy to pair to your phone, windows 10, and tablets. Since your headphone cords don’t connect to your devices, it’s easier to manage the cords. If your connected to your phone and stay connected when you enter your car, you don’t have to unplug your earbuds and connect your phone to the car bluetooth. And when you leave your car you don’t have to disconnect the car bluetooth and reconnect your earbuds( just stay connect to the Z343N041 all the time).
The buttons are easy to find by feel. And have a positive feel when depressing them. So I can listen to it and pause it quickly when talking to other people or skip back to replay a segment or skip forward to get past a commercial.
I use these mostly for audio podcast ( tech stuff and news ) and they are just fine. By the way I use only one earphone so I can be aware of my surroundings and other people.
I have paired one of these to two phones, I believe at the same time, but I never tried playing audio from two different phones at the same time. These are the only Bluetooth devices I have, so I don’t know if it’s usual or not to be able to pair one Bluetooth adapter to more than one phone.
I bought these the last time they were offered on Meh. I have opened only one, and it seems to work fine, though compared to audio straight from the cord, sound quality is diminished. (Much less bass!)
I am either too stupid to figure out how to turn these on or I received 3 DOA units (I’m leaning toward the latter). I charged one for about an hour. I thought it was odd that I didn’t see any lights anywhere to indicate it was charging.
After it charged for an hour, I couldn’t figure out how to get it to turn on. I tried holding down buttons, I tried holding down combinations of buttons - no dice. Okay, maybe that one’s defective – but the other two are the same way.
Can anyone here perhaps help me figure this out or do I need to send an email to support?
The hole by the USB plug is not the charging light. That must be the microphone. The light is very dim behind the + (center) button. You may not be able to see it in a lit room.
Power on and off is done by holding down the phone button (closest to the headphone jack). Hold it down and the center button will light up and then go into an alternating red/blue flash which I assume is pairing mode. Hold it down again to turn off.
@capguncowboy@drcate sorry to hear that. I thought mine were doa also, but then discovered the lights are very dim behind the smoked buttons so they are easy to miss. I was hoping that would have been the case for you as well.
I’m sure support will get you taken care of though.