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Great audio but these fail on really basic connectity. TV audio lag / lip sync problems!
9 December 2018
Ok the sound on these is amazing, very comfortable and i love the charging case etc. But the negatives far outweigh the positives and for £169 wireless earphones they will be going straight back and here's why :
I use a 3rd party bluetooth transmitter, a TT-BA01UK, which is plugged into my TV's headphone socket. This has been working flawlessly with a really old pair of Sony MW600 bluetooth wireless earphones. No latency, lag or lip sync issues whatsoever. This transmitter only cost me £16.99 and its been great! I wanted an upgrade on the sound though, so thought spending this much money might be OTT but the sound is great, however, using the same setup i get terrible lag and the lip sync is completely out, almost by a second so its completely useless for watching TV and that was half the reason i got these. There is no feature on my TV to change the audio delay and if they work with my other bluetooth earphones i see no reason why i'd need to anyway? The other problem, i pair these with my laptop running Windows 10 and i only get sound out of the right ear just like if it were a phone call, my laptop thinks it a handsfree mobile headset not wireless headphones, so films etc sound terrible! Again, my trusty and very old MW600 worked correctly and had no issues, so how can a much newer and much, much more expensive product not cope with such a basic connection like his? Surely Bose didn't presume everyone would just be pairing these to a phone and nothing else??? These are bluetooth and this is supposed to be one of the benefits in that you can connect a mulitude of devices to each other isn't it????....
I'm very disappointed. I did check all the reviews relating to this and it was a mixed bag really, so i didn't know what to expect. I would recommend this is you're only going to use them for music, but for anything else like tv or video i'd avoid them completely! It's simply a case that they've released this product without testing them in all connection scenarios first and from such a big name as Bose that's pretty damn shocking!!! This isn't a software fix, they really need to get these redesigned and manufactured so that they work properly and include some low latency hardware like aptX-LL!
There are a lot of posts on the Bose community forums, but there are no solutions just a lot of people complaining about the same experiences..
One last grumble and like others have said, these do protrude out of your ears quite a bit, so unless you want to look like a hipster come tattoo artist with dodgy earrings, that might bother you too..
There's no way i'm spending £169 for them just to use only with my phone!