@Aschdrw@wanderson24 TBF None of the negative reviews appear to disparage the audio quality. Mostly that the battery life on these is abysmal, that and that their build quality seems to be on a par with dollar store earbuds.
If you need wireless buds for no more than an hour or two, and which may or may not last a week; these should have pretty decent audio quality!
Big 5 is a Sporting Goods chain on the west coast.
These will be a fairly low cost entry to see if they work for you or not before they fail. I personally prefer the ones with rubber tips like traditional earbuds over these airpod knock-offs which seem more prone to falling out and much less noise isolating.
My guess is a red LED charging indicator inside the charging case.
Most bluetooth earbuds suffer from audio lag, I wouldn’t expect these to be any different, and certainly not any better than higher quality offerings. That said, not just for music, but audiobooks, podcasts, phone calls, etc.
Sure they can go in your pocket, just don’t expect that they’ll have much of a charge when you want to use them again.
Some are better than others, I’ve had some last me for a transcontinental flight. Haven’t found any that will last an entire work shift though. These might last you a workout session.
@dave Does one have to actually be an employee of Mediocre in order to file a complaint with HR? This offering is clearly discriminating to those with total hearing loss in one ear. Where is the mono version? Why should someone be forced to purchase two when I, I mean someone only needs the one? Where is the mono version? Discrimination I say, discrimination!
@Dizavid That woman squeezed you out a hole half the size of your noggin at the time. She then cleaned your shit and wiped your chin and kept you fed. I’d say that deserves some proper skoochem ear pods from Apple. ENGRAVED you ingrate.
@Dizavid@mydrivec “Skookum - Wikipedia
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@PhysAssist I’m sure he’s taken inspiration from a lot of other people, but he’s coming into his own on his stuff. There’s another youtuber, not redgreen who is hilarious in his own right, that talks similar to ArduinovsEvil. One video a guy went full ballistic trying to convince AvE fans that they were wrong to like him since he “stole” his accent. It’s a shtick for sure, but it’s the quality content and babydoll that i stick around for.
Five and Below sells a very similar product, crappy knock off ear buds. The only difference is the cost. Solid Meh. Where is this Big 5 place I have never heard of it. Is it like BJ’s Wholesale. Never heard of that place till I moved to the east coast. Good for a laugh I can only question the quality of a wholesale BJ.
@OnionSoup The easy joke here is “Who doesn’t lob\ve one anywhere they can get one?”, but honestly, we depend on BJ’s Wholesale Clubs for a lot of our staple purchases.
An aside is that I was the hardlines [non-grocery] manager as we opened the first club here in upstate NY. I also traveled to NH to assist in opening the Newington and Portsmouth stores.
I have never found an ear bud that stays in, so I no longer buy them. If they have a band that goes around my head they sometimes work, as occasionally do the ones that hang on your ear. But none are very good.
@andyw I haven’t either. But after acquiring EarPods I found some silicone “ear hooks” for ten bucks that, amazingly, keep the EarPods from falling out. The only drawback is that I have to remove them each time after use as they won’t fit in the charging case.
The item id on Amazon is B071GQ7F6M. They don’t look pretty, but they kept me from having to sell or gift my EarPods. (note: despite the name they don’t actually hook onto your ears)
@andyw If you don’t mind wired buds, try the Panasonic ErgoFits. Under $10, amazing sound, and they seem to stay in well. I’ve always had issues with other ear buds falling out too but these always stay in. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003EM8008
@dvermilion@RedHot I’m pretty sure they only designed them that way to sell more headphones later… I can’t tell you how many unused pairs of ‘pods’ I have, they live in their forever home now… the box that the iphones came in.
Anyone here have better luck with Airpod STYLE buds vs trad. rubber thingies? I have big ear holes it seems and none (NONE) of my wireless buds I’ve tried stay in for more than about 2 minutes.
/giphy What you say?
Ordered these - delivered today. I charged them, then tried to use them. While removing the right earbud from the charging case the clip stuck and literally ripped the guts out of the earpiece. I didn’t even pull hard.
If you got these, be wary charging them. I’m not sure there was anything I did that caused it, or anything I could’ve done that would prevent it, but be wary nonetheless.
@Faulkin I posted issues I had with mine below. Update to that: Same thing that happened with your earbud happened to mine, first time removing it from the case. Also, it looks like my case wont stop charging, and the included wireless charger has warped due to the heat from continuous charging.
Time to get that 1 year limited warranty listed on the bottom of the box.
Got mine today too. Two led’s on the case, one red, one blue. First thing I did was pop the earbuds in the case, and put them on the wireless charger. Took a nap, woke up and only red led still lit. Looked at instructions, both led’s light up when fully charged. Hours later still only one led. Strange.
Also, wireless charging pad and case were pretty warm when I woke up from nap.
Ordered 2 pair, first pair charges the left earpod but stops when the right is inserted. switched them around and it charged them up and they worked for 2 hours. Now wont charge at all. On to the second pair:
I ordered two pairs of these, and they are literally the most useless product I’ve purchased in quite some time. They do not fit my ears in the slightest, they just fall right out immediately. If you hold them in place, the sound is so poor as to be unlistenable. These are the devil’s earbuds and I will forever rue the day I purchased them.
What Kyle Busch has often said to his pit crew “This car sucks!”
Wore ear buds (full charge) on a 1 hour walk paired with iPhone 7. Phone in pocket not more than 12-24 inches from buds. Not my usual kevlar vest. Weather great, sunny but a bit breezy, 45 degrees. Many problems. Buds set up quick and easy. Constant cutting in and out though. Seldom in synch. First, left bud, then right, then both. Sound quality good but both buds playing together and stable never more than 1 minute at a time.
Left bud out of power in 90 minutes. Right bud about 120 minutes. One thing they do well is tell you about 5 times that there is a “low battery.”
Charging, not sure pad works at all. Direct hook up good.
Overal rating, disappointed, would not recommend. You could send me another set but not if they’re no better than the set I have. Out.
These earbuds suck. Even though the indicator says they’re charged, when I connect my phone it says they are only charged 90%. The three times I’ve used them they last about 40 minutes before I hear, “Low battery”. Then in 4-5 minutes they are done. They won’t even get me through a 1 hour workout. I should have known for $14…but I believed your description. My bad.
They worked fantastic the first two or three light uses… now they pair incorrectly, cut out if I try to put my phone further than a foot away and barely hold a charge. The charging base never worked, but connecting them directly seems to… still…