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30 August 2017
I have purchased this headset after a lot of thinking and looking around. I have been testing it extensively for the last 1 week and I have failed to find any drawbacks so far (trust me I tried a lot to find one :) ). My gripe with my earlier over ear headphone was its mic. It was wireless with noise cancellation and everything but when someone called me, they would struggle to understand what I was saying. This was causing me a lot of frustration and resulted in me calling very less.
To test this earphone I have installed call recording app and made a lot of calls to my wife in various conditions ranging from quite to noisy background, indoors and outdoors. Every time she said my voice is clear. Certainly there would bit noisy when you are in a noisy surroundings but the plus is that your voice would be clear. I later listened to all my recordings and found the voice clear and audible even in the tests where I spoke very softly.
My second big requirement was noise isolation or cancellation. These earphones come with isolation. I was a bit skeptical before buying it but I can tell you that the isolation works wonders. The ear bud that came fitted with it, fitted perfectly in my ear and lowered the background noises significantly. The isolation is very strong that it took me little time to adjust to that. While calling I do not feel comfortable with that much isolation where I hear my voice much louder so i loosen the ear buds a little (tip for you). The benefit of this that you start listening at much lower volume which is very good for your ear.
I use the earphone mostly for audio books so I need isolation which I mentioned earlier is very good and clarity. I can say from my extensive testing and usage that I am totally satisfied with this for my use. I also listen to music a little and found that the sound is very crisp and nice bass-y.
Battery life is ok.i expected better battery time. Since I used it extensively for testing and left it connected to my phone all the time, the battery lasted 1-1.5 days of usage which included standby time, talk time, music playing and few videos playback. I believe the battery is ok if not exceptional.
The earphone comes with 3 buds of each type (2 in total). 1 type of normal round buds and the other with an extra extension to offer increased grip. I used the one you can see in the product picture and found them very comfortable. I have wore it for extensive period of time and didn't feel tired or ache. Around the neck they site comfortably and lock with each other with magnet so they are secure and no chance of them falling off. They also come with a detachable clip and a small thing which I think can be used to tie the wires if they are big. But I found the size very right for me (I don't have a big neck :) ). The product is not heavy so you don't feel any burden on your neck. The left and right ear portions are very well built and look very decent when worn.
Pairing is pretty easy and fast. The controls are good. My only complain is that you have to give a little pause in between multiple pushes to increase/decrease volume. You cannot just keep pushing the button and expect the volume to change in multiple steps. In my other headphones, the buttons would play next track and you have to hold it for a while to increase volume (and vice versa for other button). But in these the good thing is the default operation of the button is volume and you have to hold the button for next track. The other way round is very inconvenient as you have to change volume more than changing the track and mostly i ended up changing track instead of volume.
All in all I am very very satisfied with the product and considering the price, I think it's a steal. Go for it!
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