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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Good sound, build etc... but with a major flaw
on 13 January 2014
First of all let me just say how good the sound on this item is, really impressed with the bass to treble levels, they've truly got it spot on.
Now i bought this product primarily to use the auxillery port and this is the function i tested first... My findings on this test were good sound and plenty of balance, not overly bass heavy as alot of products these days seem to be..HOWEVER...the unit started beeping over the music, this continued over and over again. I checked the manual and there was no mention of this, i checked online and found some people complaining about the same thing, i contacted kitsound but had no response after 48 hours, at that point i gave up and re-packaged the item and returned it. I finally did get a reply from Kitsound and it was a very clear response, apparently this beeping is NORMAL ???? really ????
They say that upon switching on the unit's bluetooth function will start up and attempt to pair, when you are using the aux port it will continuously beep over the music for 15 minutes until the bluetooth times out ! who thought that was a good idea ??. They did however point out that if you connect something to it via bluetooth that beeping will not happen, guess that's Ok then..
So you can use the aux port as long as you don't mind beeping over your music for the first 5 tracks or so.
I do find this odd that there is no way to stop the unit from attempting to pair, it's a very very odd decision by this usually very good company.
I own several pairs of kitsound headphones and have no issues with them, they are as good as items of twice the price or more. However the hive will not be amongst my Kitsound collection until they make that god damn beeping stop.