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Not at all happy with it
on 4 December 2013
I have been using a pair of Blueant Stereo Headphones for 8 years! Worked and fitted perfectly until earlier this year when the battery finally stopped charging. Unfortunately, BlueAnt stopped making these so I had not choice but to shop around. The bluetooth stereo headphones are the most important piece of equipment in my gym and I cannot workout without it.
So after lots of research,I finally bit the bullet and bought these (nothing could replace the blueants but hey I had no choice!).
My initial thoughts upon packing was that they are OK (I pair them with my android Samsung galaxy s4 - that part works perfectly and flawlessly incl prev/next track remote control, pause, answer call, and people on the other end are able to hear quite clearly through the headphones when I answer calls).
The material, etc was of quite good quality. But unfortunately in the 4 months I have owned them I have never quite got them to fit snugly. And it starts hurting the back of my ears after a while.
I have been meaning to write this review for a while but had reservations about the battery so wanted to take some time to ensure my views before writing the review. The battery is just shockingly bad. Within the first few charges it had gone down from 8 hrs to 7 hrs upon a full charge (if you press the power button, the headphones state how much battery life remains). I never got it to say '8 hours' after the first week no matter how much they were charged. Then pretty soon, after just 1 hour of use only 5 hours remaining was stated. Then suddenly it would drop to 2 hours and then start beeping saying battery is low .. so only after about 3 hours of use. However, even after the warnings it would work for another hour or two.
So in short, the battery status reading is pretty much useless! And after 4 months the battery life has significantly dropped to a point where I think I am only getting 4 hrs on a full charge.
The final straw was this evening when for no apparent reason it started turning off (I had just done a full charge before starting to use them). I look after these headphone by putting them into a VERY hard watch box during transport so no chance of any damage there. I am hoping Plantronics will play nice and replace these (I dont live in the original country where I bought these 4 months ago).
Bring back blueant stereo headphone .. nothing even comes close!!!