I was really excited about this, but when Amazon reviews brought up video latency, it was a no from me. I watch stuff as much as I listen and even a little latency makes me go wonkers. Did anyone see if Sony has addressed this?
@boardsandcords@cbl_wv Isn’t bluetooth itself is inherently latent, all that encoding, transmitting, receiving, decoding and D/A conversion? I don;t think I’ve seen a true sound-synced video using bluetooth audio since it came into being. And don’t get me started on HDMI …
@boardsandcords I do not have any noticeable latency using these to watch videos on a Galaxy S10. I did have to use the Sony Headphones app to switch the headphones to ‘Priority on Sound Quality’. With the default of ‘Priority on Stable Connection’ there was a good 500~700 ms delay.
In the “good news” category, my $22 Braven Bridge bluetooth speaker from Meh proved to be a home run. I waited for the 50th speaker from Meh to finally break down & buy one, and surprisingly it is awesome!
Ahhh…overpriced garbage sold on meh that are now only slightly overpriced due to poor reviews. Glad to see we’re getting something new. Unfortunately, my $20 audio peets meet all my expectations already. Also, these are almost as ugly as Airpods…but at least they don’t look like you just finished a rambunctious glory hole encounter.
yeah me too Mr. Cheapskate strikes again … surprised they havent sold out by now. its how i found the deal via his tweet , love that guy … although need to check my spam filter because MEh should have emailed me , grrr my IT guy
My rowkin ascent that I got here work great with my samsung s8 I will be staying with those. The other Rowkins that they are selling over on morning save which I also have will not pair with each other.
@kunal2212 Hey, I had the same problem at first, but solution’s actually pretty simple: the right bud needs to remain clipped into the charging case while pairing. Once you get the left bud paired, take the other out, and they’ll work. If the right one is out of the charging case during pairing, you’ll only get sound through the left.
@kunal2212 Hmmm, I’m sorry to hear that. My only other suggestion would be to make sure it’s really down and clicked into place in the charging case (a red light will come on). But if it’s still not coming on, I’m not sure what the issue would be, so you might want to contact support. Mine are definitely a little finicky, though, so I’d play with them a little more.
@dseanadams I called sony support earlier today to ask them their advice and they determined that I needed a replacement. I got the return label shortly after. So hopefully I can get a new pair that works. Thanks again for your advice.
Not sure what all the griping is about with these headphones. Great sound quality for the price, and they stay secure in my ear during runs. The noise cancellation is great for the size, and competes with my Bose QC35 II’s. Overall have been pretty satisfied with these so far, and the price here on Meh seems fair for what you’re getting.
The case is a bit bulky, but not bad. The earbuds themselves are pretty light and don’t look that bad. Definitely not “fashion-forward”, but not bad. I would recommend these for use at the gym, on runs, and whenever you want to get in the zone and stay there, but don’t want to bust out your larger over-the-ear headphones.
I also give them thumbs up, they sound pretty damn good as long you keep your expectations in check in that they are bluetooth earbuds. I briefly had the JBL tune 120ws wireless buds which are $100, and these sound quite a bit better. Ended up returning the JBLs. These are more comfortable also. No noticeable lag with video either. So far, so good.
The Sony Earbuds wont pair to each other only connects to the Left Earbud. I tried looking for an update online, no update I get an error when trying it to run the update on a Samsung S7 and Samsung Note 9. I still have to find time to reach out to Sony Technical support or customer service. Ugh, suck deez nutz
@inquen My replacement buds just arrived from Sony and they sent me the blue version of the headphones which was a pleasant surprise. The new buds seem to be working correctly and the quality is pretty good. If you have not tried to contact Sony directly to get a return set I would give that a shot.
OK for music; OK for phone calls. Crap for movies or games due to a pronounced delay in receiving audio. Bluetooth connection constantly drops and the battery only lasts a little over an hour. Complete garbage that solidifies my opinion of Sony consumer electronics…exception being the Playstation which seems to be built well.
Easy enough to pair and set up. These buds fit in my ear well, and have great noise cancellation for the price. In a busy gym, I did notice a lot of interference and bluetooth connection issues while walking around the gym, compared to my experience using Apple Airpods.