Just brought on the assumption the refurbishing process includes replacing the little silicon tips, which is the only part that really touches inside the ear. 22$ for a nice pair of gym buds is a good deal…I hope
I guess I’ll make another stab at creating a custom pair using formable foam; my first attempt was not entirely successful, but I learned a bit from that one. In for a pair without the impossible-to-deal-with ear hooks.
Mine Epic Air pair arrived today and I am happy to say that there was no earwax in them. So that’s a point for the refurbisher. However, I am very VERY glad that I only spent $20 for these things. I knew they weren’t going to be as good as my Jabra Elite 75t’s, but I had no idea that the sound quality was going to be so poor. I tested them with a book on tape and it almost sounds as if someone is talking to you from a different room with horrible acoustics. I wouldn’t say there are tinny, but using the built in equalizer to boost the bass helped a lot.
The “Be Aware” function seems to boost the ambient noise of the room instead of just passing it through. It is really weird if you are in a noisy environment, but I can imagine it coming in handy at the grocery store or when you are out for a walk.
As for the noise canceling function, they are just as garbage as my Jabra’s. It seems that the only real way to get actual noise canceling is with over the ear headphones.
I haven’t gotten a chance to test only one earbud at a time yet. That is on my list of things for tomorrow. $20 is probably the perfect price point for these headphones. Anything more than that and you are getting ripped off.
Have had the Epic Air Sport for almost two years and have liked them when being on a run. Good noise settings for your preference. Will definitely want to update the firmware on the pair though. The sensor that detects when out of the ear to pause was too aggressive; would pause and play music all the time when going in and out of shadows. Firmware update changed that.
Mine arrived this afternoon. Left earpiece seems to discharge pretty quickly. We’ll see. Fiddling with the EQ settings. I have some hearing loss so not your best judge. Sound was quite “tinny” until I turned on the ANC. Better now.
@NoGenocide@twinklefluff I had the same problem, but found a solution: It seems the case had completely discharged. I removed the earbuds from the case and charged the case on its own. Lights on the case started flashing blue/white, then the white charging light started flashing. After a few minutes i replaced the earbuds in the case and they all charged successfully overnight. Hope this helps!
Got mine today and every time I try to put them in my ear or touch them I get some massive feedback. Bad enough that my wife in another room can hear it. Just a very high pitched whine. Anyone else have this issue?
Got mine yesterday, won’t charge properly.
After all night on the charger, it’s only at 70%.
The charging lights do not turn on when plugged into charger or wireless pad.
Does not auto power on/off when removed or replaced from case, it just squeals.
My guess is the charging case is busted, causing most of the issues.
Volume is either off, or when I click volume up, it’s full blast.
Even when adjusted, it’s very tinny, with minimal base.
Doesn’t come with the additional ear-tips, as it would if you bought it new.