While I was lovingly quoted in the description, which makes my heart go a-flutter, I don’t use these because they kept falling out of my ears. Also I could never really get the case to close with them inside. These do sound great and, if you have the right size ears, they are a great deal.
I’m happy with the MW07’s I recently got from that other deal site.
@bmajazz if you couldn’t close the case you probably put them in backwards. One of my only gripes with these is that, counterintuitively, the right pod goes on the left side of the case and vice versa. It confuses me almost every time I charge them.
If you liked most of the other things about them, you can always change the eartip to a better fitting one.
@bmajazz I can’t keep them in my ears either, and I’ve tried all combos of cones and ear “pillows”. Using the biggest pillow things does make closing the case a challenge, they do not like to sit into the formed space as intended.
Every time I try to reseat them in my ears the music pauses, and the delay between tap and confirmation beep means I have to tap them 4 or 5 times to get the music going again
One thing I think about is my pair of JBL Dive earbuds - those are also really chunky but they have a hook that goes over top of the ear. I think that Kenwood just got too ambitious in the desire to have assistant integration and made these a little too heavy. They probably rushed it to market without actually trying them out on people - I contrast this with many pairs of JBLs I’ve used and they always form a great seal and don’t fall out.
@bmajazz@phobiac I also got the sides mixed up, despite squinting at the markings. They kind of fit, but I kept getting horrible feedback from the noise canceling until I got them in the right ears. I guess some of the mics really don’t like being blocked.
@Helot@phobiac Oh I forgot about the feedback issue when trying to stuff these into my ears! (I did have them in the correct ears)
I’d go for a tight fit which required exceptional stuffing/twisting/etc, then I’d get this squeal of feedback. And then the earbuds (especially the L one for me) would fall out. I had this happen at the airport and it was really annoying.
I bought the Google Assistant version of these the last time they were offered. They sound great, but don’t stay in my ears. (I tried all the included tips)
The counterintuitive case design, where the buds go in opposite sides of the case, is just stupid.
Anybody know how these compare to apple buds sound wise? I got the airpod pro 1st generation and the ANC was great but the actual sound quality was kind of tinny- might these be a better Ali song alternative?
if tiny, cheap, lightweight buds are painful and won’t stay in my ears, I have a funny feeling that the regret about buying these would be much greater. YMMV. My nonpurchase will leave one more set for the rest of you to buy, and save me $50 + tax…
Picked these up last go round. As others have said they fall out a lot. I also get frequent disconnects. Worst aspect is that only the left bud can be used by itself, right bud doesn’t function unless the left bud is in use. Sound is decent but they frankly don’t feel like the $300 they are regularly priced at.
Thanks for quoting me, gotta remember you might do that and maybe be a littler nicer. Maybe. Ha! Update on foam tip size - I found a solution. Takes a minute but worth it because the sound on these is decent. Go to Amazon and purchase both Comply tips for the Powerbeats Pro ($19 for 3 sets) and the TW200A ($18). With a small scalpel cut out the rubber adapter on both tips. Takes 2-3 minutes each to get it out and cleaned up a little. Take a drill bit and core out the pair for the Powerbeats Pro to take the rubber piece off the TW200A then use any good rubber/foam glue (I like B680) and put the rubber adapters into the longer comply tips and let it cure for a few hours. This lets the foam go deep enough into your ear to give decent grip and not fall out. While not as secure as other earbuds it’s workable.
@sglewis I don’t necessarily disagree, but I can buy one pack of 3 tips each and 4 of these Kenwoods and keep 3 as backups for years to come and change the buds over. My earbuds typically last about 2 years before they glitch and die. I use them almost every day. With these I have earbuds for about a decade. By then I’m sure there will be something much much better but they make a good “I don’t care if they get lost, broken, or stolen” earbud at this price.
“These things cost $330 on Amazon.” Oh really? Source please.
Multiple searches found not a SINGLE Kenwood earbud currently for sale on Amazon. I did find an old listing for a model “WSA1/ G”, but it’s no longer for sale and only had a couple of 2-star reviews. Both said they fall out of your ears.
I really do not know what meh is doing here. I own the google version, but have never used the assistant. I will continue to say, to me, these things sound great for the price i paid and the noise cancelling is solid! I paid $39 and had a $5 IRK coupon. So my praise is, percentage wise, vastly different review of what it is being sold for today.
The negatives are true. These things are fickle with fit. They either work or they don’t. The case is stupid, but holds a really decent charge and does recharge. They weigh way too much for workout. These are great hammock, chair, relaxing sets.
I don’t know why they increased the price?!? They aren’t that amazing.
I’m on the opposite side of the highlighted discussion, little tiny ear canals. Even with the smallest ear tips, can’t really jam these in effectively. Can kind of make them work, but, yeah, fall out a lot.
So, uh, maybe check if you’ve got average size ear holes?
Anyone else’s order still say processing and the estimated delivery date was yesterday? Apparently I need to know if these are going to fit my earholes or not before I go on vacation (that starts in a week.) I paid for the expedited shipping to get them here before then and they haven’t even shipped yet? Ugh