Top positive review
One Pair of Quality Earphones and a Powerbank. Leave Your Charger at Home
13 October 2018
The packaging gives you a gratuitous look at the product you’ve just bought and cleverly urges you to open it the CORRECT way (instructions first)
Inside you find:
• a one year warranty.
• a cloth bag to store your powerbank and earphones in. This will mean that you can confidently chuck them in your bag without worrying about ruining them or the finish of any your expensive electronics inside.
• a Micro USB cable for charging.
• 2 sizes of earbud. Small and large (the mediums are pre-fitted the the earphones)
• Instruction manual (6 languages)
• A pair of Defunc True earphones.
• A Defunc branded powerbank.
The powerbank is weighty and robust. It has a power button, a charge level indicator, a micro USB socket for charging, a regular usb for charging your mobile device and two holes in the top which is where your new earphones fit.
Mine came pre-charged from the factory so all you have to do is pop the earphones into the cutouts in the top of the powerbank to charge them. They snap in with a VERY satisfying magnetic grab.
The earphones themselves are reassuringly robust whilst still being lightweight. Handily labelled (L) & (R) the main body of the device also a multi-function button which can answer / reject / hang up calls, play / skip songs and also has a neat click when you press it.
The easy to understand notification system of LEDs on the earphones tells you when they are charged, the light flashes 5 times and then goes out.
Once charged, you take them from the powerbank and they pair to each other really quickly and give voice feedback right into your ears to tell you they are ready to pair with your device.
On your device you just head to Settings > Bluetooth where they are just waiting to be paired. Painless and fast!
Once paired, they connect quickly each time, again with a voice prompt directly in your ears.
When you have these earphones in you realise just how light they are. Gone are the days of a heavy earphone making your ears ache after prolonged use.
Call quality is good for both parties and Bluetooth range is also good. During testing, and with a full charge I managed 10ft across 2 floors with walls and floor in between myself and my mobile phone with no drop-out or negative effect on call quality.
The same is said for music. The Defunc True handle music very well. Advances in Bluetooth technology mean that good quality music isn’t really ruined by the use of Bluetooth any more.
So from classical, pop and heavy metal these earphones didn’t disappoint.
They maintain musical composure and call quality in the outside world too. The only thing that threw a curve ball to my enjoyment of music or a phone call was high wind - but this is hardly a criticism, I’ve yet to find a headset that can perform well in the wind.
With respect to battery life, I’ve been using the Defunc True for an entire week for music and calls and the powerbank is just about to require a charge.
So in terms of quality and convenience, I can virtually forget about them.
And that’s the clincher, money well spent and a satisfied user.