3 customer reviews
Matthew Lazarowitz·April 27, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Lots of paring issues, a terrible manual, and a lack of online help means you should skip these and go with a reputable manufacturer with a website and some sort of support infrastructure.
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Jeff·November 13, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Unless you only need these for about a song or 2 a day, look elsewhere
The good: they sound decent, and they sync nicely for stereo.
The bad: they are really pretty much unusable. Battery life is less than 30 minutes after charging over night. Completely worthless.
VNN·November 3, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
You get what you pay for…disappointment
Both earplugs won’t work at the same time.
@dangerweasel These types will stay in my ears, but I don’t get acceptable bass unless I lightly push on them with my fingers to get a good seal. Not terribly comfortable or convenient, so they sit on the shelf and I use my wired ones.
@goldnectar I have been thinking the same thing over the past few months. Is VMP really worth it for me anymore. I am a sucker for a cheap item and pull the trigger on so many items on MEH I probably shouldn’t have. Used to buy several things a month. I have not seen anything worth buying, not even as a gamble in the last 3 - 4 months! Seems like all they sell now are socks and crappy jewelry that is really ugly! Charter VMP member getting ready to throw in the towel!
@fredmavis You used to be able to pay a monthly fee (Was it $5?) to be a Very Meh Person (VMP) member, which gave you free shipping for the month. Meh.com stopped offering this a few years ago but allowed those that have it to keep it. Once you cancel it, you can’t get it back.
@fredmavis Also, they also use to do special deals exclusive for VMP members or give out special gifts (usually crap that didn’t sell). Not so much anymore. I think they still do some exclusive to VMP members only stuff during the mehathon, but I rarely see it.
Mashed the MEH button so hard today that I dented my screen. Made the mistake of buying these a month or two ago. COMPLETE and total garbage. Battery life is a little bit more than 15 minutes. Don’t waste your time.
@hchavers Typically, it means, “you turn on the earbuds and as long as the Bluetooth on your phone is on, they should pair automatically.” However, with some of the reviews I’ve read, you can take that with a grain of salt.
I bought these the last Meh go around. Reviews are right. While they can play in stereo when listening to music, they can’t play stereo on a telephone call. Only one earbud will work on a call. I found this unbelievable until researching this issue.
Who would have thought that’d you’d have to research whether both earbud will work on a call?
Save you money, don’t buy these. I’d rather use my $5 wired headsets than these pieces or crapola.
I have yet to try any earbuds that will stay in my ears and are comfortable for more than 10 minutes. I use over ear headphones at work and a bone conductive unit with my phone. I love not having my ears covered so I can still hear things like cars or people if I’m out for a walk. I’ll use old school ear plugs if I want to block that stuff out.
If this helps anybody else, I did get a set of these when last offered as well as a set of Rowkin, and while I liked the Rowkin ten times more, the Rowkin quit working while these Ideations are still going.
Also, I wouldn’t recommend these for music or movies, but they’re acceptable for audiobooks.
@cajun I think the sole purpose of that port is for charging the case, which then charges the individual earbuds. (Have to charge them somehow! OTOH, they could have made them completely wireless by having you change out a battery whenever it was depleted, but you probably wouldn’t have liked that either!) At any rate, the waste-of-a-tiny-piece-of-paper crap manual doesn’t give any other use.
I have two pair of these (but different designs, the Van Gogh art repros) that I use quite a bit (one charges while other gets used) and find them OK for use with my laptop (for music and videos). I don’t do music on my phone (not worth the battery usage, to me), so have no idea of whether I would like them for a phone.
I was considering getting another pair of these, but decided “Naw, they’ll probably come up again, and be cheaper then”.
I am surprised at all the crappy reviews. At home, in my car, and on planes, all my listening is done with Bose products. For $15, I decided to get these just to throw in my bag or keep at work because for $15, I didn’t care if they turned out to be crap. I am actually very presently surprised by how much I like them. Until Bose comes out with their noise-canceling blue tooth earbuds next year, I am enjoying using these at work and being free of wires while I listen to whatever it is I am listening to.