Run away. The last time these were on, the ones without the cell power bank, I picked up a pair and they were garbage. Once I finally got them paired in stereo, they kept dropping connection, constantly, once every few seconds. I tried resetting them, tried holding my phone on top of my head so it was right next to them, nothing.
Don’t waste your money
@TheGreatNico I was saying to someone else above that I had the same issue. I looked it up and it seemed to be a common defect so I contacted Meh about it. They sent me another pair that actually worked flawlessly
The only complaint my wife has is that she has a hard time getting them to fit snugly in her ears. The sound quality and the connectivity are both fine for her use case, which is mostly sitting on the sofa watching videos on her phone.
Some others in the thread were saying that the range was pretty short on theirs, even cutting out occasionally when they had their phone in their pocket. Again, my wife hasn’t experienced that, but FYI it might be an issue I guess?
Still seems like it might be worth the $39 for the extra-battery version here tonight if you’re looking for decent wireless earbuds.
My experience was much the same. I’m not having connectivity problems, but my main complaint is that I can’t get a good fit, no matter which rubber ends I use and no matter what position I have the buds in my ears. The result is that the only way I can get decent sound from them is to lightly apply pressure with my fingers to make a proper seal on my ears. Fail.
I’m listening to my pair of the smaller bits from the last sale right now. I posted that I had no dropouts until I went outside in the store that I was working at, which is true. But I was just doing the dishes with them and in my kitchen I had a couple of dropouts. My guess is that they are maybe more susceptible to interference than some other Bluetooth devices. I have way more gadgets and WiFi things in my house than were in that store at the time.
I took them outside and have had no problem with dropouts since. Overall I’m pretty pleased, and I haven’t managed to lose one yet.
Wish I could get in on this crappy deal but I got stealth beats for the same price.
Yeah so Amazon gets the W tonight in my book try again tomorrow Meh.
Or maybe don’t try possibly ever again?
I am certainly not the boss of MeH but oddly enough I am the boss of me (unless you count all of my bosses).
Maybe I am not the boss of me. Maybe the boss of me is a (s)sob?
I will ruminate in this for a time then I will likely get a different job. Such metanoia meh. Epiphanies galore sold and brought to your door that’s why i love you.
I bought a the similar model last time it was sold on here.
Worst purchase ever on Meh, and I’ve bought multiple Fukos.
The Bluetooth radios in these things are the absolute worst, they drop packets pretty much regardless of what you do, even when the phone is only 6" away. Worse, when they drop a packet, they immediately drop the volume to 0 and then slowly ramp it back up to normal after 2 seconds or so, so every little hiccup is a massive interruption. This happens constantly. I’ve tried two different iPhones, an Android tablet, and my laptop and none of them can maintain a solid connection to these earbuds. You can forget about having your phone in your pocket and listening to music.
They also don’t turn off when you put them in the charger, you have to manually turn them off first.
The part that goes in the ear is pretty big too, I tried all three sizes of the rubber thingy and none of them could keep the buds in my ear for more than 15 minutes at a time, less if I talk.
Basically these things suck in just about every way a bluetooth headphone can suck. Very disappointing.
@jandrese 100%…Great finish, great fit, great package, magnetic charging…so WHO went to all this trouble to make what by all appearance is a superior bluetooth headphone…only to enclose such a poorly performing product.
Would have been super fantastic to grab this, the price is right, but my address is apparently not valid anymore. Maybe I’ll get lucky and hear back from support before it expires, but considering I just got a ‘our servers are overloaded’ auto-reply, I kinda doubt it.
@RiotDemon@Thumperchick I have indeed been helped! I keep forgetting that the support here actually does stuff, so used to support not getting back until like… a month or so on time-limited things. Thank you!
Decided to risk it. I’ve been using LG tones forever, but I have always been curious about these. The main appeal is that you can use one at a time. I rarely use both earbuds so having two buds that I can switch out use may be even more efficient battery life even with the 3 hour limit. Also, these might be better for under the helmet when riding. Sometimes the LG tones wire snags on my jacket.
@goldnectar@RiotDemon I believe you can pair each bud to your phone separately but I haven’t done it. The primary and secondary is determined by the order you pair them - one to your phone, and one to the other bud.
@RiotDemon I researched it beforehand. You can pair one at a time. I am not sure how easy the transition will be, but I’ll surely find out. It’s what djslack said. It was in the amazon question and answers. If it works out the way I am hoping, that’ll be potentially 90 hours of podcasts before charging the battery bank with minimal lengthy charging gaps. The LG tones charge to 80% pretty quick, but I am addicted to my constant bombardment of information. Maybe I have a problem and should take up meditation or something.
I got the slimmer tube version and love it so much. They are so tiny and unobtrusive. The form factor of the charge tube is the best that I’ve found. I can slip it in my pocket and it’s not much bigger than the pen I carry. The sound quality is great for a non audiophile. Occasionally there are packet drops but for me it’s pretty rare.
Picked these up for a backup. I hope the case is pocketable.
I actually already have $15 Bluetooth earbuds that can’t hold a connection, so I’m saving $25 by not getting these $40 Bluetooth earbuds that can’t hold a connection. That’s called being a smart shopper.
I use a BT headset like the LG Tone daily, and I regularly have to pop one or both out to talk with someone. The wires make that simple and convenient as the bud that’s out just hangs on the wire, ready to be popped back in. Has anyone here switched from the around-the-neck with wires type to this form factor? If so, your thoughts? Do you put the one that’s out in your pocket or do you carry the charger/case all the time?
@Jonas4321 confirmed. I got it today. It works one at a time. The transition is pretty easy. I have each bud as a different name. The battery life is accurate. It’s bass is terrible, as others said. However it’s great for podcasts. Music listening is tolerable. This will probably be my go to. My LG tones will probably used less. My brother is now interested in replacing his tones with these. I haven’t used them both at the same time because that’s now not how I use my tones and that’s not how I intend to use these.
I too bought tube version for 29 dollars back in Sept. and gave it to my 18 year old son. He goes through corded earbuds really quick. I gave these to him and said, “your 18 next pair you buy”. He uses them every moment of the day except when they are charging and loves them. I picked up this pair in the hopes of keeping them for myself.
Love my Bragi The Dash earbuds, but they’re beginning to show their age. Bluetooth drops unless they’re in my front right pocket and they don’t do well in the cold. Audio is excellent though. Any word on how the audio is with these? And the Bluetooth strength?
Damn you, Meh! Someone (domestic someone I might add) purloined my last pair of BTs and I was ready to drop the precious filthy lucre on some new ones. But not after the passionate indifference of these comments. Nossir. Not gun doowat.
I bought the last pair of Rowkin buds that were up recently because the design intrigued me (https://meh.com/forum/topics/rowkin-bit-stereo-true-wireless-bluetooth-earbuds). I left a lengthy comment on those ones once I had gotten mine and used them for a while, so I’ll just re-paste that here for anyone curious about these:
“Been using mine for a little over a week, and overall, they’re not bad as far as usability and sound quality, especially for the “meh” price.
However, the connectivity leaves a lot to be desired. I will frequently lose audio in one or both ears when I put my phone into my pocket. I’ve tried making sure the buds are aligned in my ears as people have suggested. When I put them in the charger, I almost always wind up doing the “factory reset” by holding down the buttons on each bud, as their site instructs. This sometimes seems to help a little for the next time I use the buds, but the next morning, it’s back to dropping audio more frequently.
I work in Manhattan, so I’m not unaccustomed to having spotty bluetooth audio, especially at traffic intersections, but I’ve had a couple other cheap pairs of SoundPEATS buds that both had more consistent connections, and I never really had trouble with them when not walking around the city.
For the price, they’re alright, and the charging tube is nice to have, but I think I’ll be sticking with my other pair for now.”
@Doooood Unfortunately the technology is too new so you can either purchase the cheap fake bone conduction headphones that are basically speakers by the sides of your ears or pay for actual bone conduction headphones by Aftershokz. They have a set of wired for 50 bucks, the bluetooth will run you 100.
I use them for call-center / conferencing even though they are marketed for runners. Better than any plantronics and you can wear them all day without even noticing them.
I don’t know if we’re allowed to post external links but if you’re interested in something like this I can vouch for this one sold at Amazon - https://amzn.to/2RC9IYF. And coincidentally it’s $29 on Lightning Deals for about 3 more hours (90% sold though).
I’ve only had it for a couple of weeks but it was on sale when I bought it and I think there were only like 7 reviews at the time. I’m glad I took the chance because I like them a lot.
I bought the older, shittier ones last time. I use them for 2 hours every day. Yes, the Bluetooth radios are krap. Yes they sometimes unpaired (has not happened for several weeks). Yes I sometimes need to shift pockets to stop the drop-outs. But: they are surprisingly robust. They stay surprisingly clean. They recharge quickly. They fit my ears. They are extremely small, so I can wear a wool hat. The case and buds together are tiny and fit in a change pocket. The strong magnet prevents losing the tiny buds. I am in the minority of satisfied customers.
I bought last Rowkin that went up. I don’t think I’d buy another Rowkin product. The earbuds themselves are OKAY. If I hold really still, the sound is pretty good. If I turn my head far enough left to check traffic, they cut out. They cut out again when I look right. If I use them for optimal sound quality, I’ll likely be hit by a bus. Not ideal. Plus, the whole tub is a magnet. It picks things up in my bag/pocket/desk. It’s like Katamary Domacy Lipstick Tube on my desk.
They were cheap, and I could live with it but the weird lipstick-looking tube that is supposed to be a battery doesn’t hold a charge. To charge my earbuds, I have to plug in the big part of the thing and charge the earbuds separately (since the way this thing was designed you can only be plugged in + 1 charge at a time). Meh.
A lot of negative comments here. I love mine and wish i had bought two pairs unstead of one. Are they perfect, nope, but for this price it’s a steal. Those who are saying they are not any good clearly did not know how to use them or are just trolls!
Wow these are gorgeous, great weight, great materials, finish, the magnetic charging base (metal) with a sliding “cover”. really a nice looking product.
but they SUCK. the Right channel drops out constantly, operating less than fifty percent of the time. the left channel drops out about 25% of the time…and as another user noticed, when you drop out the volume falls to zero so the volume is constantly going up and down in one ear, while the other ear is silent most of the time.
so WHO puts all of this effort into the finish, without first making SURE that the actual headphone operation works???