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Long battery life, decent sound once you have a good fit
on 16 June 2015
Note: The maker supplied a review sample for evaluation, the opinion of the product is my own personal view
These earphone are a "wrap around" design with a flexible band to fit have the earpiece band pointing up and around the ear. Supplied are 3 sets of foam tips, and two pairs of silicone ones these are a funnel shape and you'll need to rotate these to fit into the ear canal none are fitted on the phones out of the box.
Also supplied a relatively good user manual explaining the operation controls are on both sides of the earpieces a multi function button deals with the power on/pairing up play/pause and calls, we have separate volume and track selection buttons which is nice to see (some phones just have one set) a 2mm jack cable for charging and a small felt bag for holding them in.
Charging takes about 2 hours 45 minutes from flat and a full charge gave me over 11 hours at moderate volume levels which is good for a set of phones this size. I tested the range of the Bluetooth at about 7 metres clear line of sight. A few cut outs but no more than most sets I've used the odd time. Call quality was about average the microphone doing a reasonable job.
The sound quality was initially not overly impressive but once I switched to the silicone tips I got a much better fit (for me) it did take a while tweaking the tips around to get it to fit me where it was both comfortable and the sound was channelled into the ear effectively. Once that was done I found the sound pleasant quite relaxed the bass is a little upper rather than deep low frequency sounds and a slight emphasis on the mid tones. Presence was a little less than average some might prefer a wider sound stage I wasn't unhappy with the sound quite good though it wasn't class leading for me.
Design is pretty good the earphones do stay in place walking and jogging and the band is quite comfortable too. Stand out points are the compact styling which fits a pocket easily they are light and well made with strong battery endurance. Sound for me could have been stronger a bit more meat to the bass and sparkle in the higher end but pleasant enough for this price segment. Using a proprietary charging port is an oversight in my view if the charging cable is lost then you won't be able to use them unless you find a replacement 2mm tipped cable, a micro USB port would make more sense. Worth considering if you're into sports and require a set of small headphones.