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Gear Head Dynamic Bass Bluetooth Headphones with Microphone & Media Controls (BT9850M)
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The headphones have needed resetting a number of times but in order to do that the charging lead (don’t misplace that either) must be plugged in followed by vol + and tel together for a few secs
These are pretty good headphones but watch the price, it fluctuates between $25 and $88!the gear head web site for this item is rubbish!do not misplace your users manual, (a flimsy piece of paper)
@boygenius1991 Of course they’re good! They’re $14 dollars aren’t they? My first headphones were Taiwan when I was a kid. When I became an adult, I thought I had made it when I bought a pair of Grados. I bought and bought and bought different brands. Now, I’m found with a pair of clip on Koss KSC75’s this was published 7 years ago and is more relevent today. http://gizmodo.com/5617200/the-secret-scam-of-cheap-earbuds I posted my BIG headphone collection on the 4chin once and someone said “why don’t you have any good ones?” So, now I save my monies and listen to good ones or mess around modifying semi-good ones… check out Kramer-mods. ectera.
BUT THESE make great gifts! They look really, really nice, these Gear Heads.
@bdb A lot of wireless headphones will have a built in mic on the cup itself. Usually if it’s only on the cord, they would call it an inline mic. So my guess is there is a mic on the headphones themselves, but I don’t know for sure.
Bought the Turtle Beach i60s and they refuse to unpair from my dead iPhone (any tips?), but I need a cheap backup set for commuting anyway. Also, walking around with the Turtle Beach on makes me feel kinda dorky.
@gak0090 I got those Bluedios on Amazon for $30 on Black Friday for a White Elephant that ended up getting cancelled. I’ve been meaning to return them, because I don’t like Bluetooth, but haven’t pulled the trigger.
They seem to have both wired and wireless capability - do you know if plugging in a wire with an inline jack will make them work as a wired headset? Because then they’ll almost be worth keeping around the house, even if they’re a bit heavy for me…
I recently got the Bose QuietComfort 35s. Fortunately I got them through a work rewards program for free, as I wasn’t going to drop $350 (or 25 Gear Heads) on them. That said, they are simply amazing. Really small footprint, especially when packed, and the noise cancellation is almost unnerving, it’s so good. Makes you feel like you’re in an isolation chamber. I thought the ANC was good in my Samsung Level cans, but these blow it away.
So, yeah, no Gear Heads for me, but this is a very attractive price for BT headphones methinks.
@olson I found that using Bluetooth, they sound like tin cans. I was ready to throw them in the trash, and I bought 3 pairs! I then tried with the cord and they sound much better. Still not going to win any awards, but worth $14
These headphones are horrid, Absolutely awful. I’m curious if anyone on eBay is willing to buy these, or maybe I should just give them to someone down the street, but I’m not going to continue to use these. The sound is just awful.
@RiotDemon I don’t want to be the guy who is always demanding returns/refunds. I just asked for my money back a week ago for an item which was unusable garbage – the rear window dash cam – and they made an exception to their no returns and gave me my money back. I don’t feel like I should keep on asking them to make exceptions to their no-returns policy…
@edheil they usually have some kind of warranty attached, either through meh or the manufacturer. This one was the manufacturer. No point in throwing your stuff away without trying to get something that works. I’m sure meh doesn’t intend to send broken shit. It happens. Not everything is going to work perfectly. Doesn’t mean you should get stuck with a bad unusable item because your last item was also bad.
Asked someone who is hearing impaired and cares more about volume than quality (since as long as there is clarity I don’t really pick up on quality differences) these sound okay, but they really hurt my ears. I would have been much happier with an over ear option. I knew this was on ear, but had hoped they wouldn’t be so bad.
These are not the worst headphones I’ve ever heard. Bass and clarity is a little lackluster, though. There is a weird high-pitched tinnitus on my pair whenever music is playing. But, for $14 and the fact that these stay on while I’m running means I’ll continue to use these until I can afford to upgrade to a better option.
Not sure about other OSes, but in Windows 10, I found that I need to choose the correct “playback device”. When connected via Bluetooth, these headphones show up as 2 different playback devices, “Headset Earphone (BT8875M Hands-Free)” and “Speakers (BT8875M Stereo)”. Choose “Speakers (BT8875M Stereo)” and they no longer sound like tin cans.
@sammydog01 So far so good. not used to wearing headphones so they hurt my ears after an hour or so. been wearing them while sawing and working on the garage door; works pretty good as hearing protection