Top Best 50 audifonos inalambricos in December 2021

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LG
LG - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished TONE Free HBS-FN6 True Wireless Earbud Headphones - Black
Description

Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products are thoroughly, painstakingly and lovingly tested, so you can be sure that your device will work right, right away. Learn more about Elevate your music-listening experience with these refurbished LG Tone Free wireless earbuds. The sleek and ergonomic design ensures optimal comfort during extended use, while noise reduction technology helps eliminate distractions for crisp audio. These black LG Tone Free wireless earbuds have a reliable battery that delivers up to 6 hours of use on a single charge.Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products.

16 Features
  • Charging case: Independent testing shows the UVnano charging case kills most of bacteria on the speaker mesh of the earbuds in 10 minutes while charging.
  • Clear and spatial sound: With sound designed by Meridian, TONE Free deliver clear and spatial audio. No matter where you are, become completely immersed in whatever you listen to and forget you are wearing your earbuds.
  • Wireless charging: Simply drop to charge. Be truly free from entanglements with wireless charging. You don't have to search for your earbud charger, and you can simply drop your earbuds onto the charging pad.
  • Call clarity: LG TONE Free HBS-FN6 feature built-in, high-performance dual microphones for maximum call clarity. The echo cancellation and noise reduction detect and minimize unwanted noise.
  • Ambient Sound mode: A simple tap on your earbuds lets you be fully aware of your surroundings. This mode is useful when you need to have a quick conversation, pick up an announcement on public transportation, or cross a street.
  • Noise isolation: The close in-ear fit provides a remarkable seal that helps block out surrounding noise, even when you're in a busy café, noisy workspace, or crowded bus.
  • Medical-grade ear gels: These earbuds are encased in the soft, medical-grade ear gels made from nontoxic and hypoallergenic silicone.
  • Water-resistant: TONE Free HBS-FN6 earbuds are IPX4 rated, meaning that they are resistant to water splashes from any direction, so you can keep listening, rain or shine.
  • Battery life: A total of 18 hours of battery life. Up to 6 hours of playback in the earbuds and 12 hours in the charging case, all from one charge.
  • Fast charging: No time? No problem. Just 5 minutes of charging will give you 1 hour of playtime.
  • LG TONE Free app: With an easy-to-use app, you can add new levels of enjoyment to your music with four Meridian EQ presets and two customizable EQ modes.
  • Find My Earbuds feature: You can easily locate your missing earbuds that will beep sound when you press play on the Find My Earbuds page.
  • Automatic ear detection, pairing, and pause: The earbuds sense when they're in your ears, immediately pair with your phone, and automatically pause music when you take them out.
  • Sleek and minimal design: Their minimal and stylish design of the earbuds accompanies any look from casual to business.
  • Ergonomic fit: These TONE Free earbuds have been engineered to fit comfortably in your ears with head-centered weight distribution that helps them stay snug and secure.
  • Compact charging case: Minimal yet with the unique shape, the TONE Free charging case is compact enough to fit in your palm and stylish enough to fit any aesthetic.
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  • Review by Joseph, 10 out of 10
    Great quality cannot tell they were refurbished

    Great quality cannot tell they were refurbished I would buy again

    Nov 05, 2021 15:47
  • Review by Samsung, 10 out of 10
    LG buds

    These are greats buds that I am truly enjoying for me

    Nov 05, 2021 21:44
  • 10score
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    Apple - Airpods with Wireless Charging Case - White
    Description

    AirPods deliver high-quality sound and voice-activated Siri¹ for an unparalleled wireless headphone experience. With the Wireless Charging Case, you can simply place them on a charging mat and go. They’re ready to use with all of your devices.² Put them in your ears and they connect immediately. Just like magic.Apple Brand Store at Best Buy.Shop more Apple products

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  • Review by Kona, 10 out of 10
    I can hear without breaking the bank

    Oh I’m alittle hard of hearing and I heard Apple Airpods could help. Oh my goodness they do, I had been wanting a pair then when I heard this I bought them. They are fantastic, only drawback is when I talk I hear it through the AirPod therefore I’m talking lower Now everyone is saying what did you say instead of having to repeat what they said. They are comfortable to wear unless you want to wear them all day like I do at work I take them out every few hours. The only thing I haven’t figured out is how to listen to music without having to turn on the listening part to hear when ppl talk. That’s not a deal breaker if I have to continue turning it on. They paired with my Apple iPhone 11 in less than a minute

    They arrived from Bestbuy as scheduled. One tip instead of them aiming down they need to aim more toward the sound and your iPhone has to be in your hand or somewhere to pick up the sounds

    Oct 31, 2020 22:23
  • Review by ChrisW, 8 out of 10
    Great but wrong serial number

    I bought the Airpods because I decided to spend more money than 50 dollars on BlueTooth earphones. Right away I was not disappointed. I love these things. I did encounter a problem 2 months into the purchase. My left AirPod stop working. I chatted with Apple and gave them the serial number and they said they had no record of these AirPods and I gave them the serial number in the charging case, no go. Not sure what this means but it took me 17 minutes in order to receive help because whatever number that Best Buy put out did not correspond with Apple's. Small problem because they fixed my Airpods with a factory reset.

    Feb 18, 2021 18:05
  • Review by Debi8x0, 10 out of 10
    Great AirPods!

    I purchased these AirPods2 and it was the best investment ever! I have a Samsung phone and although the features to use the AirPods are a little different then the iPhone it was not a deal breaker for me. The sound is great, people don't even know that I have them on which is awesome. I also love how compact and sleek they look. I would definitely recommend this to my family and friends.

    Aug 11, 2019 09:00
  • Review by dd61, 8 out of 10
    They're Apple.... enough said

    I had gone through a number of headsets from Jaybirds to Bose. Finally I just bit the bullet. I was tired of trying to economize. For just a little more than the Bose I got the clarity and volume I wanted. The wireless case is nice but in hind site not really worth the extra bling. The battery is a little on the weak side. I play a lot of music so its an understandable drain. But a certain oddity is that they two don't seem to drain equally. I always end up with one having about an extra half hour. Oh and one last thing, when I read the reviews before I bought I saw some that talked about them being dirty. I'm not sure if is pocket dirt or ear wax or both, but the headsets themselves are clean but the case not so much, look at the picture. Kinda gross and I have cleaned it a number of times

    Jun 18, 2020 12:32
  • Review by tluft912, 10 out of 10
    Convenience is Key

    At first, I was hesitant spending $199 on a pair of earbuds. I have used numerous other pairs of earbuds, including Jaybird Freedom and Bose Soundsport. The AirPods blow these other earbuds out of the water.

    If the wired EarPods that came with your iPhone fit in your ears, sound good and are comfortable, you will be pleased with the AirPods.

    The convenience factor is huge with the AirPods. The experience is what I would describe as magical. Connecting the AirPods to your iPhone/Apple devices couldn’t be easier. All you have to do is open the AirPod case and put an earbud in your ear. The earbud automatically detects when it is in your ear and will start playing your music. Your music automatically pauses when you take one out of your ear and automatically resumes when you put it back in.

    Since there are no rubber tips at the end of the AirPods, they do not do a great job isolating outside noise. This can be good or bad, depending on what you want out of earbuds. These are perfect for an office environment where you are still required to be able to hear coworkers around you.

    I am overall happy with the sound quality. The mids and highs are great, and the low-end bass is adequate for the size and stature of the earbuds. Phone calls sound crystal clear.

    If you are on the fence about getting the version with wireless charging, I’d strongly recommend them if you already have wireless charging pads for your iPhone. It is extremely convenient to just drop your AirPods on the charging mat. Wireless charging does take longer than using the included cord, however, it is not an issue if you are not in a rush or if you set them on the charger overnight.

    Overall, I am extremely pleased with my purchase. This is Apple’s best product in a long time. If my AirPods were to die on me, I’d purchase a replacement set in a heartbeat.

    Jun 10, 2019 13:27
  • Review by GirlsJustWannaHaveFun, 10 out of 10
    Best AirPods

    I originally purchased the AirPod Pros, but noticed them constantly falling out of my ear which I found very aggravating. However, I am so glad I didn’t settle and bought these AirPods instead as they are 10x better. After owning these AirPods for over 7 months, I can truly say I have no complaints as I am happy with my purchase!

    Nov 03, 2021 01:45
  • Review by ScorpioQueen78, 8 out of 10
    Loses Bluetooth connection

    Sometimes the pods lose Bluetooth connection to the phone, and usually it happens when I am near my phone. Not sure why. Otherwise I like the pods. Definitely don’t miss the old headphones getting tangled lol

    Aug 30, 2019 18:09
  • Review by Boss, 8 out of 10
    Pros and Cons

    They’re awesome I just find myself wanting to click a button to pause or go to the next track if I’m working out, it’s a drag to have to open my phone to change the song over and over again. The biggest thing I enjoy about them is that there are a lot of AirPod cases that keep them secure, easy to carry and keep track of. Otherwise I wouldn’t purchase them again if I lost them. They’re too easy to misplace if you’re not organized.

    Aug 15, 2021 01:21
  • 9.6score
    3
    Apple
    Apple - AirPods (2nd generation) - White
    Description

    With high-quality sound, voice-activated Siri,¹ and complete with Charging Case that provides over 24 hours of listening time,² AirPods deliver an unparalleled wireless headphone experience. They’re ready to use with all of your devices.³ Put them in your ears and they connect immediately, immersing you in rich, high-quality sound. Just like magic.Apple Brand Store at Best Buy.Shop more Apple products

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  • Review by MKLight, 10 out of 10
    AirPods - They’re Good

    I’ve been purchasing Plantronics Bluetooth earpieces for years. I really like them, but my last one didn’t last as long as the others. Several friends highly recommended the AirPods. I wasn’t sure about them as I am not a big fan of their design. I tried some Amazon brands, but didn’t like and return them. I was nervous about the lack of noise cancellation, as I use is mainly for phone calls. I want them for just over a week and people say they sound good. They are comfortable. They don’t fall out as I expected them to. I had to get used to pulling them out of the case as the magnetic feature holds them in a little bit more than I expected. That AirPods are about the size I expected, but the charging case is smaller than I expected. Overall I really like them, but with my experience with Plantronics, I ended up buying AppleCare+ for these. So far I’m happy…

    Oct 27, 2019 21:15
  • Review by tranuhhsaurus, 10 out of 10
    Great for office

    It really took me a long time to finally give in to buying these. They honestly look so ugly, and I still think they do. I'm slowly accepting that they are the norm now to wear them in public. -cringe- Anyways I received a coupon from best buy and I just caved in and bought them on black friday since they were on sale (not by much). I used that sale plus my $25 giftcard and bought them. I literally shook my head vigorously and to my surprise, they did not come out. And trust me, I was seriously shaking my head. Got dizzy and a headache. The quality is actually really good. I wear them in the office and forget they're on sometimes. It's also easy to make phone calls without the hassle of wires.

    Jan 03, 2020 08:53
  • Review by Kay08, 10 out of 10
    Great product!

    They are very convenient especially when I’m walking around or doing other activities and I don’t have to constantly hold my phone which is perfect the only thing is it after a while they do tend to hurt the inside of my ears but I can tolerate it and I’ll just take them out for a little while the battery life on them is that they don’t last all day but for the majority of the time the best thing about it is that once they start to go dead I can pop them in the case and they’re charged within a matter of minutes normally what I would do is use one and when that one dies I can switch them out! Pricey but worth it

    May 08, 2020 16:49
  • Review by Lookbeforebuying, 10 out of 10
    Best Earphones hands Down!! Don’t judge Everythin!

    Has a lot of bass! I should’ve got these in the first place because i had got the pros and those kept slipping out my ear because i have a sweaty ears. Sooo i kept searching and i was skeptical on getting these because of the first incident and me getting different earphones…nope didn’t work so i looked for these and went on best buy because i trust best buy now i got the earphones ive always wanted!!! Don’t be judgmental about items because that one item or person, place, or thing might be the thing you need..

    Jun 25, 2021 15:59
  • Review by KRae88, 10 out of 10
    Amazing

    I love them they sound great work great look great good deal I only needed the 1st gen I understand the 2nd gen is a little more upgraded but who needs it? All I wanted was the AirPods I had no head phones so I decided why not I bought some little ear covers so they stayed in my ear which was a perfect decision cause now they don’t fall out cause one of my ears would fall out cause not all ears are equal lol. I would buy if you want to splurge!

    Jul 04, 2020 09:41
  • Review by Johnson, 10 out of 10
    2nd gen airpods

    In my opinion, so much better than airpod pro when it comes to level of comfort and loudness. Had the very first gen airpod lasted four years but they’d been through the washer machine and everything so they might’ve lasted longer; they still work but they die within five minutes so these 2nd gen are my replacement!

    Dec 01, 2020 15:30
  • Review by TheVideoGuy, 10 out of 10
    Same great apple feel… now CORDLESS!!!

    I was very skeptical at first about the AirPods. I actullay bought knock-off brand that was a 1:1 clone copy. Everything felt the same except for the sound quality. No knock-off brand can compare to that original AirPod sound.

    Surprisingly, I have zero latency when I use them while editing videos with my MacBook Pro.

    Oct 17, 2019 18:29
  • Review by Bruno999, 10 out of 10
    Expensive but flawless performance

    I love these little guys. I am a headphone junkie. I have Bose noise cancelling for travel, Aftershockz for swimming, and these AirPods for all day/ everyday. I keep these in my pocket for phone calls, mostly, and they never fail me. Apple makes for quick connect and they work with my iPad, too. I am able to hear music, podcasts, and phone calls while maintaining awareness of my surroundings.

    Recommend a case for scratch and drop protection.

    This purchase was for my daughter going off to college. I have actually owned my pair for more than six months.

    Aug 14, 2020 17:06
  • 9.6score
    Beats by Dr. Dre - Beats Studio³ Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones - Shadow Gray
    Description

    Beats Studio³ Wireless headphones deliver a premium listening experience with Pure Adaptive Noise Cancelling (Pure ANC) to actively block external noise, and real-time audio calibration to preserve clarity, range, and emotion. It continuously pinpoints sounds to block while automatically responding to individual fit and music playback. The efficiency of the Apple W1 chip supports up to 22 hours of battery life with Pure ANC on, and Pure ANC off for low-power mode provides up to 40 hours of playback.

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  • Review by Thcamerangles, 10 out of 10
    Mind blown

    Great sound ! Great quality ! I love the noise canceling feature it’s amazing how far technology has came to be. Bass on this is great and vocals are crispy! Definitely recommend specially if you want to enjoy music as you cook or go for a walk. Been having mines for a while now since 7/2020 and barely replaced the ear pads as I accidentally tore one very easy to replace tho! Charge fast and last a long time on a single charge ! Travel case is very helpful too I absolutely love my headphones ! I was a bit bummed out when I found out the price dropped a couple weeks after I got mines … I paid $360 and later I saw them for $200 something would’ve been nice to get the refund for the difference but great headphones and definitely worth it if you want to have great bass and great quality

    Oct 16, 2021 02:05
  • Review by Tireshopgirl, 10 out of 10
    Love them. Sometimes I don't even turn them on.

    Love them! First and foremost I'm an Android phone user, and I have zero problems connecting them to my phone. Piece of cake one button beep beep beep connected. Love that.

    Second I'm not a disc jockey, a professional musician, I don't work in a sound lab, or a studio. I wear these when I play poker. And I'm not a professional card player. I just dislike sitting at tables with annoying people... That's why I love them I got them in Red, so when I put them on there totally obvious that's why I don't even have to try them on sometimes I can just put them on my head people see that I'm wearing them and they leave me alone while I can hear everything going on at the table nobody talks to me because they think I can't hear them. When I am wearing and then the sound is phenomenal and nobody can hear what I'm listening to... So well I can hear faintly what they're saying they have no idea if I'm listening to Classic Rock hardcore 90s cuss word least rap or Britney Spears pop rock from the 2000s... I love my Beats I watch them like a hawk and I would recommend them with five stars to anybody who is interested thank you dr. Dre

    Jan 07, 2019 05:49
  • Review by Fitmuva37, 10 out of 10
    Better than on-the-ear beats

    I've had this for only a few days but I love them. I had the on the ear headphones and they weren't a great. They hurt my ears when I first purchased them and I couldn't workout put in then without having to adjust them constantly. These headphones don't budge while working out. They don't hurt my ears. The noise cancellation is ok but I can deal.

    Oct 27, 2021 16:16
  • Review by RodN, 8 out of 10
    4th set, but worth it!

    Can’t be beat for great acoustic sound and noise reduction. My son is autistic and can’t be without them. They provide optimal reduction in sensory stimulation.

    One issue, they usually break in the same place (hinging joints) in around 6 - 9 months... strongly recommend extended warranty! Even with this defect, unable to find a better product.

    Feb 15, 2020 19:51
  • Review by Taptime, 10 out of 10
    The only thing I rock

    As a radio host I will not work with out them. Don’t care about wireless although that’s great I need the cord to plug into the studio system...And the sound of my voice in my headphones gives me a more accurate feel for what they hear in my voice...trust me it’s different

    May 15, 2020 23:13
  • Review by Star1073, 10 out of 10
    Good purchase

    Thdy are amazing but when i try and talk on my livestream chats the microphone quality sucks. But they are far better than the ones that are on the ear, as they dont make my ears soar after im wearing them for hours for my classwork

    Sep 25, 2021 13:10
  • Review by BrandonC, 10 out of 10
    I love these headphones, but...

    I bought these as part of an open box purchase online without even looking at them. I do love the product they're great pair of headphones. They came with all the extras that they're supposed to.

    The only issues I had one there little tight on the head become uncomfortable after a while. The other I drive a Jeep so my ride is kind of bumpy sometimes not that I'm driving listening to headphones as a passenger. But whenever you hit bumps and you have the device doing its proper job you do get some good pumps from the base.

    Have an Android instead of an iPhone so there were some issues in the initial setup and pairing of the device but after awhile it all worked out and works on multiple devices now.

    Jan 17, 2018 17:58
  • Review by Anonymous, 10 out of 10
    5 star!!

    Everything's brand new! My first time to have a beats headphones. One of the best! I can now alternate between my beats studios and beats studio buds! I also bought applecare for 2 years! I hope this will last.

    Sep 11, 2021 00:19
  • 9.4score
    Apple - AirPods Pro (with Magsafe Charging Case) - White
    Description

    AirPods Pro feature Active Noise Cancellation for immersive sound. Transparency mode for hearing the world around you. They’re sweat and water resistant1 and have a customizable fit for all-day comfort.

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  • Review by HulkMann18, 10 out of 10
    Excellent!

    I already had the original AirPods Pro with Wireless Charging - but after watching Apple's latest event and how the AirPods 3 had MagSafe... I went online and saw that Apple had updated the case on the AirPods Pro to include MagSafe charging! Well sold my old pair and picked these up lol. We all know how they sound, and what they're capable of - so in all... Yes they are worth it, and yes the MagSafe charging capability is useful

    Oct 27, 2021 20:45
  • Review by Giovanni, 10 out of 10
    Worth it

    Better to get this model for the small magsafe upgrade. Overrall amazing noise Cancellation, transparency and crisp sound

    Nov 07, 2021 21:09
  • Review by Thebestappleiphone, 10 out of 10
    Amazing new AirPods Pro

    It's wonderful to compare this to the previous one. I mean, this new one is better than the previous one because it clings to the charger. I'm impressed, and the sound is also better. This is a significant advance for what Apple has done this year, and I love it. I'd give it five stars.

    Nov 01, 2021 10:26
  • Review by Kega, 10 out of 10
    The Best.

    These pros are awesome! I recently switched to iPhone from Samsung. I’ve had every galaxy phone since the S3 back in 2012 and I’ve always been pro Samsung. I had all the galaxy buds and watches and decided to purchase the AirPods 3rd gen and I wasn’t impressed. These pros went on sale for just 10$ more with the new magsafe feature and I can honestly say they are the best earbuds I’ve ever owned. The fitment in my ears along with the ANC is incredible. I can have my car on with the a.c on max and not hear a thing. (Don’t use ANC while driving). Spend the extra bucks and get the pros. I also like that they read exactly what someone texted me and let’s me reply without even touching my phone.

    Nov 04, 2021 21:49
  • Review by slashman, 10 out of 10
    Great sounds, great fit, after new tips

    I recently upgraded my airpods v2 to the pro's. I absolutely love these. The sound quality and noise cancelling is great and they fit surprisingly well. I was worried that they weren't going to fit as well as the originals. The only thing I had to do was order memory foam tips - the silicone ones that come with it sip out of your ears when you sweat too easily!

    Nov 02, 2021 09:24
  • Review by ERock, 10 out of 10
    Much Better Than AirPods 3's

    I purchased the AirPods 3rd generation after running my gen 1 into the ground. I quickly realized that the new design of the 3's were not a good fit for my ears (I have smaller ears), so I promptly returned them. I was going to then try gen 2, but figured I should try the Pro's while they were on sale. Best decision I could have made! The silicone tips provide a much more comfortable and secure fit, and come with the added bonuses of ANC, transparency mode, and spatial audio. After extensive listening with these Pro's, they are still super comfortable, and simply sound stellar. More bass than gen 1, and the sound is very crisp overall. Couldn't be happier with these!

    Nov 05, 2021 12:37
  • Review by AscensionMax, 10 out of 10
    Spend the money they’re worth it!

    The quick answer- Spend the money they’re worth it!

    The longer version-

    I have resisted paying this much for earbuds a long time, I never liked the old style because they would just fall out of my ear.

    The EarPod Pro however, caught my attention.

    With all the meetings and hands free driving I do for work, I wanted something that would cancel out noise for me but also for anyone who hears my audio.

    I was not sure these would work in a noisy environment but they work quite well.

    Other Bluetooth earbuds either don’t pick up my voice or have lag and made conversation terribly annoying.

    Here’s some things that I use them for and they work perfectly:

    (keep in mind they’re connected to an iphone)

    • Zoom meetings in loud Starbucks (listening and speaking)

    • Phone calls from a noisy delivery truck

    • Gaming on phone (surprisingly, no lag whatsoever)

    I’m short, it’s worth the price because they actually do what’s needed.

    Nov 05, 2021 12:57
  • Review by Brad, 10 out of 10
    AirPod Pro

    Purchased yesterday and have already used for multiple hours. Easy to use and happy with my purchase.

    Oct 26, 2021 05:47
  • 9.4score
    Sony - WH-1000XM4 Wireless Noise-Cancelling Over-the-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    Sony's intelligent noise-cancelling headphones with premium sound elevate your listening experience with the ability to personalize and control everything you hear. Get up to 30 hours of battery life with quick charging capabilities, enjoy an enhanced Smart Listening feature set, and carry conversations hands-free with speak-to-chat.

    11 Features
  • Active Noise Cancelation: Industry-leading noise-canceling with Dual Noise Sensor technology
  • Battery Life: Up to 30-hour battery life with quick charging (10-minute charge for 5 hours of playback)
  • Premium Sound: Premium sound quality by DSEE Extreme technology
  • Touch Controls: Touch sensor controls to pause, play, skip tracks, control volume, activate your voice assistant, and answer phone calls
  • Speak-To-Chat: As soon as you speak to someone, Speak-to-Chat automatically stops the music and lets in ambient sound so you can conduct a conversation.
  • Multipoint Bluetooth connection: For total convenience, the WH-1000XM4 headphones can be paired with two Bluetooth devices at the same time.
  • Adaptive Sound Control: Smart function that automatically detects what you’re up to – for example, walking, waiting, or traveling – then adjusts ambient sound settings to best suit the situation.
  • Clear hands-free calling: Superior call quality with precise voice pick up combines five built-in microphones with advanced audio signal for clear calls
  • Wearing Detection: A proximity sensor in the earcups can detect whether or not you’re wearing your headphones, pausing your content when you remove your headphones from your head and resuming playback when you put them back on.
  • Comfort: Updated design relieves pressure for long-lasting comfort
  • Edge-AI: Co-developed with Sony Music Studios Tokyo, DSEE Extreme™ (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) upscales compressed digital music files in real time.
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  • Review by JimC, 10 out of 10
    Superb Sound/Ultra Noise-Canceling/Premium Quality

    The new Sony WH-1000XM4 wireless headphones are a clear improvement over Sony’s already excellent line of Bluetooth headphones. They are very comfortable and provide superb listening experience at home, traveling or in a noisy office. They incorporate extremely effective noise suppression, have easy-to-operate controls and a very long battery life. Their unmatched quality is evident in every feature.

    Sony is one of the largest consumer electronic companies in the world. It began in 1946 as an electronics shop but soon began producing its own products, starting with tape recorders and transistor radios in the mid-1950s. Sony built a reputation for quality and introduced many innovations in portable audio, including the Walkman in 1979, the CD disc in 1983, flash memory for audio and video in 1998 and the Blu-ray HD disc in 2000. Its consumer audio products including stereo component systems, speakers and headphones are very well-regarded for quality and features.

    Here are the key features:

    • Sony WH-1000XM4 noise-canceling over-the-ear Bluetooth headphones

    • Ergonomic, fully adjustable over-ear, closed dynamic headphone

    • 40 mm dome driver for maximum bass and very accurate wide frequency response

    • Advanced noise-canceling/suppression technology uses two microphones on each earphone to analyze and block external noises, may be switched on or off and may be optimized for wearing conditions and atmospheric pressure

    • Artificial Intelligence and Digital Sound Enhancement Engine technology to accurately upscale compressed music, especially high-pitched sounds normally lost

    • Monitor function allows ambient sound to be easily heard while wearing headphones, may be switched on or off; Speak-to-Chat provides automatic pause and resume without removing earphone

    • Voice Assist function compatible with Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant

    • Bluetooth 5.0, reception range up to 30 feet, NFC pairing connection option, supports SBC, AAC and LDAC codecs; simultaneous connection to two devices

    • Sony Headphones Connect app provides extensive sound customization and 3D Reality Audio

    • HD Voice and built-in microphone for making and receiving phone calls with high quality sound

    • Touch control on side of right earphone to raise/lower volume, next/previous track selection

    • Power, Bluetooth pairing, Monitor and Noise Cancel buttons on left earphone

    • Rechargeable 3.7v internal lithium ion power source: 10 minute quick charge gives 5 hours of play time, 3 hours to fully charge with included 8” USB-C connection cable (recharge at 5.0v)

    • Headphones will operate 30+ hours (38+ hours with noise reduction off) continuously from a full charge, 9 day standby time, customizable auto-off timer

    • Can also operate without using any power by connecting an included 4.1 foot 3.5 mm stereo cable to left earphone

    • 3.5 mm (headphone) male-to-male 50” connection cable included

    • Airplane in-flight audio connector included

    • 4 – 40,000 Hz audio frequency range, less than 1% THD distortion

    • Sony Headphone Connect app provides graphic equalizer and presets

    • Easy to follow illustrated quick set-up guide

    • Foldable design for compact storage

    • Size: 5.5 inches by 6.6 inches by 3.5 inches

    • Weight: 9 ounces

    • Hard case with outside and inside pockets for accessories included

    • One year warranty on parts and labor

    Included in the slip-cover box are full instructions/set-up guide and a very nice, compact hard case which contains the headphones, a short USB-C charging cable, a 50 inch long 3.5 mm direct-connect wire cable and airplane audio adapter. The quick set-up guide is comprehensive with step-by-step instructions for using the headphones, a trouble-shooting checklist, technical specifications and detailed explanations for using each feature.

    The headphones have a non-reflective black finish and very attractive copper-colored lettering and highlights, substantial bass-producing drivers and super-soft memory-foam cushions on each headphone for superb comfort and noise isolation. They fold flat to enable compact storage and to easily fit into a purse, drawers, etc. The Sony WH-1000XM4 has a look of quiet quality and business elegance without flashy excess.

    The headphones use USB-C technology and are quick-charging. In just 10 minutes you have 5 hours of play time. Full charge is accomplished in three hours. The stated music playing time of thirty hours seems conservative since I found the headphones would operate for nearly forty-five hours before fading out. The customizable auto-off feature aids this very long battery life.

    An audio prompt indicates when the power is on or off and a second press of the power button gives a voice guidance of the remaining power level. Pair the earphones with your phone or other source via Bluetooth or NFC. The connection remained very solid throughout my home, up to nearly 50 feet.

    The headphones are fully adjustable and the very soft pads completely and comfortably enclose even the largest ears. The Sony WH-1000XM4 are perhaps the most comfortable headphones I have ever worn. They are light (9 ounces) and have plenty of adjustment range to enable a perfect fit. You can wear them for many hours in perfect comfort and your ears will never complain.

    Even without the noise-canceling function most external sounds are blocked. Pressing the Custom (automatic noise canceling) button turns on that feature and sets the level of noise reduction and there is an audio announcement that it is active (or that it has been turned off.) The ANC technology is very sophisticated, utilizing two microphones on each earphone to analyze external sounds and cancel it. You can even customize the noise cancellation for wearing conditions and atmospheric pressure. My favorite test is to turn on both my shower and bathroom sink faucet and the noise (which would normally be very loud) was just a faint hiss which I could easily ignore while listening to the music. Even without music playing the noise canceling feature was extremely effective. You can also adjust the degree of noise cancellation using the Headphone Connect app. A perfect companion for isolating you with just your music in public transit and airplanes!

    But you buy headphones primarily to provide sound, not to eliminate it. Here you will find your investment well-rewarded! The Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones utilize Sony’s DSEE (Digital Sound Enhancement Engine) and Artificial Intelligence technology to accurately expand digital music, especially higher-frequencies which are often chopped out in the compression process. Bass and mid-range sounds are very well reproduced. You can modify the sound contour/response by utilizing the Sony Headphones Connect app which features a full equalizer, a number of surround sound presets and sound positioning controls. For those who like heavy bass these are an ideal choice. If you want to cut back the bass the equalizer on the app will do that very effectively. I played every range of music, from classical, blues, hard rock, jazz and a full range of vocals (opera through folk ballads) and these fine headphones never disappointed me. The sound quality is just beautiful.

    I compared the Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones to another set from Sony which are priced about 25% lower and a super-premium set from another audio supplier priced about 25% higher. Compared to the lower-priced Sony headphones the WH-1000XM4 provided more features and better sound which more than justified the price differential. Compared to the higher-priced set I found that the Sony WH-1000XM4 provided noticeably better noise reduction and equal music reproduction. I think that to find a significantly better set of headphones you would have to spend at least 50% more, and even then most users would not really appreciate any difference in sound or features.

    Like all good earphones these will respond to various voice commands, allow you to interact with Siri, take calls, etc. Each earphone has some controls. The right side has a nice touch pad which will raise/lower volume, skip tracks (forward and backward), pause and repeat tracks and has a microphone for use during calls. The left side turns the earphones on/off, handles Bluetooth pairing, activates the noise cancelation feature and also takes calls. One nice feature is Quick Attention which shuts off noise cancellation and lowers music volume when you touch the right headphone, enabling you to easily hear outside sounds (such as transit announcements), and then resumes noise cancellation and music volume when you remove your hand. But an even more clever feature is Speak-to-Chat which shuts off noise reduction and music when you speak, then resumes music and noise reduction when you stop speaking. Don’t worry if you like to sing along to your music – you can disable this feature! Finally, if you rely on Siri, Alexa or Google Assistant you will appreciate the easy integration with those services provided by these headphones.

    In summary, the Sony WH-1000XM4 noise-canceling Bluetooth headphones are an excellent value and packed with premium features for discerning music fans who demand superb noise isolation, a very comfortable headset and above-all, beautiful and accurate sound reproduction. They are an ideal choice for traveling and would pass boring hours in airports and on planes with gold stars for quality, sound level and range. I am happy to award Sony’s new WH-1000XM4 a full five stars and a hearty, unqualified endorsement. Invest in these and you will receive the twin dividends of heavenly music and unmatched isolation from all of the unwanted, annoying noises assaulting you every day!

    Aug 28, 2020 01:29
  • Review by Jaydozrock, 10 out of 10
    Outstanding Audio and Noise Cancelling

    The Sony WH-1000XM4’s (XM4’s from now on) are a pair of much awaited and longed for headphones and I am here to report that Sony has impressed me yet again. Let’s start with inside the box where we have a hard carrying case, the headphones, a usb type C cable, an airplane adapter, a 3.5mm cable along with the usual paperwork.

    The Headphone is designed like any other typical headphone but I must point out that both the earcup cushions and the headband cushion are extremely comfortable and this lead to me being able to use the XM4’s for hours without much complaint. The clamping pressure from the headphone is virtually unnoticeable and this is significant because I have a big head so the headphone probably stretches more for me than it does for the average person. The right headphone has the touch capacitive controls as well as the usb charging port and the NFC mechanism for pairing, while the left headphone has the power button and the custom button (which you are allowed to change to trigger voice assistant or toggle ambient control the audio-jack port. Also a first for me on a headphone, Sony has followed their true wireless earphones and placed a proximity sensor in the left earcup that senses when yo-u have the headphone on and pauses/resumes your media based on removing or putting the headphones on. I must also point out that the hardcase is well designed with a net storage on the outside of the case. Also inside the case all the cables have a suitable storage spot and there are paper cut outs that instruct you how to carefully position the headphones to be placed in the case.

    So, how do they sound?? Fantastic! All music comes through sounding great without even having to change and tweak the equalizer settings through the Headphone app. The music comes through full and clear and for those concerned about bass, you have comfortable thumps and punches that are not overwhelming and can be modified in the app. The same goes for Noise cancelling level which can also be controlled through the app. The XM4’s Sony created has the best noise cancelling headphone I have ever used. At full strength it is able to suppress so much background noise it can actually surprise you. If people are in a room with you and having a conversation( not too far from you), you won’t be able to hear anything they are saying even with the music off. The effect is most obvious in noisy areas like a street or around heavy machinery where the feature shines.

    What else do I like? Sony has finally created a XM headphone that has multipoint pairing. This means that XM4’s can simultaneously pair to two bluetooth devices. The way I utilize this is to pair the XM4’s to both my laptop and my cellphone so that if I am listening to audio on my laptop and a call comes in, the headphone switches the audio automatically to my cell phone and allows me to answer the call. What’s also amazing is that once the call ends it automatically switches back to my laptop audio.

    On the topic of a phone call, I can say that phone conversations I’ve had went very well. The persons on the other end of the line could hear me clearly and loudly while we conversed, even when I was in a noisy background. It seems the combination of the five mics as well as Sony’s software works superbly well to suppress background noise while highlighting my voice. Another stand out feature I absolutely appreciate is Speak to Chat feature. Basically what this does is that while you have the headphones all, if you would like to speak to someone , you can just speak and the headphones pick up that you are talking, lowers your volume and allows the ambient noise to flood the headphones. This is great if you don't want to keep taking off and putting on your headphones every time to talk to someone. Note that this feature can be turned on and off in the app and you can also change the length of the timeout with the smallest being 15 seconds.

    Finally, battery life. Sony reports 30 hours of use with noise cancelling on so I guess you can squeeze a few more hours out of it with noise cancelling off. I’ve been using it continuously between my laptop and phone for the last few days and I have yet to charge it. From the app the battery level says 40% remaining and I can attest to using it for about 15 to 20 hours so I have no doubt about Sony’s claim.

    The XM4’s are a definite two thumbs up for me. Superior sound and noise cancelling, feature rich app and more than a literal day of battery and multi-device pairing, it doesn’t get much better than this.

    Aug 16, 2020 13:49
  • Review by TechnicallyWell, 10 out of 10
    Awesome sound and noise cancellation

    ## Design

    The Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones are somewhat large, but the ear-cups are well padded and are very comfortable to wear for hours on end. The headband portion also has plenty of padding so that the headphones rest comfortably on the top of your head.

    The ear-cups do a good job of creating a loose seal around your ears, so much so that I definitely get the "ear sweats" which is common with many over-the-ear headphones.

    The headphones come a hard travel case with a soft fabric exterior. Storing the headphones requires completely retracting the headband (I would prefer if you could leave it at the size that fits my head). A helpful diagram is included inside the case that shows you how to fold the headphones so they fit properly.

    ## Performance

    The sound quality on the Sony WH-1000XM4 is incredible and is definitely up there with the Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones. Highs and mids come through crystal clear and the bass is plentiful. The Sony WH-1000XM4 also has something called "Edge-AI" where it tries to enhance compressed music (such as a low quality Pandora stream). It's hard to gauge it's effectiveness as I couldn't find a way to turn the feature on and off, but it is likely another contributing factor to the awesome sound quality.

    Call quality also appears to work very well on the WH-1000XM4. The microphones seem to pick up my voice well while filtering out some of the background sounds around me (but it still picks up some things like typing on a keyboard).

    The noise cancellation feature is also top-notch. It not only filters out general "hums" such as an air conditioner running, but it also does a good job of filtering out people talking and even other music sources near you. It does have it limits: it won't completely filter out a blaring stereo next to you or completely eliminate the sound of your riding mower. However, it does a good enough job that you can listen to your music or podcast at a comfortable listening level without needing to crank up the volume to overcome the outside world.

    The level of noise cancellation can also be adjust in the Sony Headphones app and there are a lot of cool features associated with it that I'll detail in the next section.

    ## Features

    - Speak-to-Chat: This is probably my favorite feature of these headphones. It seems like whenever I'm at work, I no sooner put on my headphones than someone walks up with a question. With the WH-1000XM4, as soon as I start talking, the headphones react, turning off the noise cancellation feature, lowering the volume of my music, and relaying the voice of the person talking to me. After 30 seconds (this is adjustable in the app) when I finished speaking, the noise cancellation turns backs on and the volume of music is brought back up. You can also double-tap the right ear-cup when you're finished speaking to resume your music.

    - Quick listen: If you need to catch an announcement, for example, you can cup your hand over the right ear-cup's touch sensor to turn off the noise cancellation feature temporarily.

    - Adaptive Sound Control: Another cool feature that lowers the Active Noise Cancellation feature whenever the headphones detect that you've started walking. This lets in some of the outside sounds by lowering the level of noise cancellation so you're more aware of what is happening around you. If you frequently move, it can get a bit annoying as the headphones will play a short tone whenever the mode changes.

    - Touch controls: The touch controls on the right ear-cup are intuitive: swiping your finger up and down on the ear-cup adjusts the volume and swiping left and right changes the track. Double-tapping the center pauses and plays your music.

    - Wearing detection: A sensor in the left ear-cup can detect when you remove the headphones, automatically pausing your music. Music resumes when you put the headphones back on.

    - Dual pairing: With many of us working from home, this feature is great as it allows you to pair the headphones with your phone and your computer at the same time. Therefore, I can listen to music from my phone, but automatically switch over to my computer to listen to a webinar. It looks like there are a few kinks to work out with this feature as I found that it did not always switch automatically, or would sometimes take awhile to change from one source to the next.

    - Background firmware updates: I had a pair of truly wireless Sony headphones that required me to babysit them for a good 30-40 minutes while the firmware update file transferred and then installed, however they were unusable while that happened. A launch-day firmware update was available for the WH-1000XM4 and it seemed to transfer from my phone to the headphones in the background while I was listening to music. I received a notification when it was ready to install, and after a quick reboot, the headphones were updated. This was a much better experience!

    ## Battery Life

    The Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones can last up to 30 hours when using Bluetooth with the noise cancellation feature enabled. The headphones are recharged with a USB-C cable (yay, no Micro USB!) and if you're in a hurry, a 10 minute charge can net you up to 5 hours of listening time.

    ## Summary

    Overall, the Sony WH-1000XM4 headphones are a solid alternative to the Bose QuietComfort 35 II headphones and offer some some great features (such as speak-to-chat) not found on the QuietComfort headphones. Long battery life, wearing detection and dual Bluetooth connections round out an impressive feature set on a pair of headphones with awesome noise cancellation and sound quality.

    Aug 15, 2020 09:40
  • Review by TheGhostRyder, 10 out of 10
    I love them

    I absolutely LOVE these. Ive owned the for 5 months now. The noise cancelling is about a 4.5 out of 5. If you have music or something playing that 4.5 is taken to a 5 cause you can't hear anything outside then unless you switch it to ambiet noise. If you have noisy roommates, etc., you will love these. Sound quality is around a 4.7 for me. Best headphones ive ever owned. You have to download a free app for your phone to use them. There, you can change the tone of the sound in several different ways. These are the best. If your looking for peace around you, pick them up. They charge quickly. Padding is A+++ and extremely comfortable to wear for hours. Be patient if your having issues setting them up. Included is a charging cable and very nice hardshell carrying case.

    Mar 20, 2021 22:57
  • Review by Reese, 10 out of 10
    10/10 Would Recommend

    [I want to preface this by saying I'm not a Sony "fan" I'm not giving a good review because of the brand, this is my genuine opinion] Been using em for a couple months now and the build quality is great, very sturdy, and the audio is high quality. If you love bass, you're all good with these headphones, if the default sound is not to your liking, you can easily change it with the Sony app. the only thing I will say is, these headphones pick up fingerprints kinda easily, so if you're nitpick about that maybe consider getting a lighter color.

    Oct 09, 2021 23:26
  • Review by NomuskNoFuss, 10 out of 10
    Content never sound so sweet

    I have been salivating at a chance to purchase these headphones, since the reviews on YouTube by MKBHD. Folks I can tell you, it is a phenomenal piece of technology for it being a headphone. The crew at Sony that engineered this baby made it so intuitive. The audio through the headphones to telecom the battery levels once you tap the power. Cables you don have use headphones issued on the plane. I am extremely happy with my purchase. Usually, I’d wait a year after manufacture warranty to expire to get a thorough understanding of the product, but I couldn’t contend myself. Parents are really going to appreciate the noises canceling feature but plea use it responsibly. LOL!

    Oct 29, 2021 17:11
  • Review by Kevin, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Sound & Features

    I ordered these on a pre-black friday sale weeks before the main sales were announced on best buy. I had extensively researched the headphones (and previous generation XM3) for about 10 months prior to pulling the trigger, comparing them to literally everything else in its tranche and also more expensive models. This included audio-technica, bose, sennheiser, bowers & wilson, and bang & olufsen to name a few. I recommend these headphones over the others for several reasons:

    1. Sound quality. The sound out of the box was not to my liking, but the beauty of the Sony app is that you can craft the EQ how you want. I was able to find a custom setting that enhances nearly all of the music I listen to. I'm very happy with the high quality sound across the board. Do not buy a NC headphone without the ability to tweak the EQ. Sound quality is a relative matter and you may be unhappy with the out-of-the-box sound if you opt for a cheaper model.

    2. Noise canceling. Top-notch with a ton of features allowing for levels of ambient sound to your liking. Adaptive sound control is a huge plus

    3. Functionality. Ability to connect to 2 devices simultaneously. Of course more would be great but at least 2 is crucial (which is why I would buy XM4 over XM3). I usually connect to my ipad and iphone and can seamlessly move between both.

    4. Comfort. I previously owned a pair of Sennheisers which were very uncomfortable. I would give these XM4's 9/10 in terms of comfort. I will admit that it took me a few weeks to get used to the pressure but in finding the sweet spot (about 5 clicks up on the head band) I am now able to wear them for hours without needing to take them off.

    5. Call quality. I've tested these with multiple family members and friends. They have all given these at least 9/10 in terms of call quality in moderate background sound environments. Will the call quality be the best on the market? Probably not, but personally I didn't buy these for calls. Rest assured, you'll be fine.

    6. Style. I like the minimal design. They are matte black with a sleek non-offensive look which I actually like more than the Bose. I would say opt for the black over silver (almost a pewter grey) because over time they will show scratches and smudges less.

    Conclusion. If you're on the fence, take a look a the many reviews on youtube especially the ones comparing models. I highly recommend you buy these over the probably cheaper XM3's (depending on when you view this). The added features are worth spending more, but good news is that these seem to routinely go on sale. Worth every penny for WFH, music lovers, and even calls. Enjoy :)

    Dec 02, 2020 17:38
  • Review by Roni, 10 out of 10
    No Regrets!!! Excellent!!!

    At first I'm so hesitant to buy this headphone for about 2 weeks choosing between a headphone and airpods. I've been wearing airpods since its first launch having the 1st gen and 2nd gen so moving to a headphone is a tough decision. Putting it on my cart then removing it, then back again. I have seen multiple reviews on both the pros and cons before convincing myself to finally buy it. I'm so happy with my new headphone and the color that matches my iphone 12 pro max and specially having it connected to two (2) devices at the same time!!! My Iphone and Macbook is connected at the same time! This is Awesome!!! I will definitely recommend to a friend!

    Jan 22, 2021 18:52
  • 9.4score
    Beats by Dr. Dre - Solo³ The Beats Icon Collection Wireless On-Ear Headphones - Matte Black
    Description

    With up to 40 hours of battery life, Beats Solo³ Wireless is your perfect everyday headphone. With Fast Fuel, a 5-minute charge gives you 3 hours of playback. Enjoy award-winning Beats sound with Class 1 Bluetooth® wireless listening freedom. The on-ear, cushioned ear cups are adjustable so you can customize your fit for all-day comfort.

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  • Review by Mohisha, 10 out of 10
    Perfect headphones for college students!!!

    I recently got these headphones and I am still just as in love with them as I was when I first got them! Not only is the design super sleek, they are super lightweight and easy to carry around. They also are very comfortable on the ears and do exactly as marketed. I would high suggest getting these for yourself or someone you love :)

    BTW the color is STUNNING!!!!

    Nov 03, 2021 22:14
  • Review by Iddy, 4 out of 10
    Does not come with all accessories shown on site

    On the website it shows this item comes with the auxiliary cord and i had purchased last year 4 of this same model and it came complete with all accessories shown on site. I went back to Best Buy and showed them the cord was missing so they were very nice and returned it and place another order, so they order comes in and the same problem so i called Beats and they are owned by Apple and they told me that that cord does not come with that cable. i tried to explain to them that when i login to that products it shows it. please see below what i am saying is correct. they told me to take it back to Best Buy again because they dont sell it with that cord. Best Buy just buys the product to sell it, they dont package it....... what a disappointment and waste of my time as i had to wait longer bc of COVID 19. the manager at Best Buy was very nice and provided a generic for the time being. I think if i bought a quality item it should come complete and as the others ones i bought. i like name brand not generic for that i could have gotten a generic headset and paid less.

    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/beats-by-dr-dre-solo-the-beats-icon-collection-wireless-on-ear-headphones-matte-black/6383124.p?skuId=6383124&ref=212&loc=1&extStoreId=1502&ref=212&loc=1&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIxZPG6e7M6gIVF4_ICh1WUAKEEAYYASABEgLb2PD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

    Jul 14, 2020 08:51
  • Review by PhatLa, 10 out of 10
    Feeling the great sound !!!

    I d ever used Beat before - i heard a lot about it.. Finally i had got it.. Just only one words” Wonderful”

    Jul 31, 2020 20:39
  • Review by Ukrainianchick91, 10 out of 10
    Love my rose gold

    I am in love with these headphones, I had a pair but it stopped working wirelessly so I got another pair. I can never go wrong with rose gold love it very feminine.

    May 07, 2021 18:03
  • Review by Sonic200, 10 out of 10
    Best Headphones

    Got for my birthday and I love them they work great for the gym!

    Sep 11, 2020 16:59
  • Review by Lorena, 6 out of 10
    Very uncomfortable

    I cannot wear these headphones for more than 3 hours. I bought these because my last pair of wireless headphones broke on me in the middle of Zoom Uni. So, I decided to splurge and they have a nice base, so music is fun to listen too. I can hear everyone when I have class, meetings, or workshops. They are just very uncomfortable the cushion is actually too plush it just squishes all the way down and you can feel the hard framework behind it. I wear glasses and since it is so snug if I don't adjust my glasses I will have deep indents of my glasses on my head. They are also not comfortable to wear with a mask. Overall this $200+ purchase is probably not my favorite. I wish I could find comfier headphones that won't break on me in a year, but for now I'll have to suffice with these. *Also sorry for the bad photo, my hair is messy since I have to put it up for work, but the red frame is my glasses, and I'm wearing my mask.

    Sep 28, 2020 16:22
  • Review by Abigail, 10 out of 10
    Abby’s Bday

    My granddaughter loves them it was her best birthday gift and was excited it was delivered as promised she was so happy

    Jul 02, 2021 16:07
  • Review by BestBuy, 6 out of 10
    Beats solo 3

    I loved the beats solo 3 but there frágil they start to detach and the noise starts having problems at a certain time but none the less I would recommend

    Jul 02, 2021 20:06
  • 9.4score
    JBL - Under Armour Project Rock Wireless Over-the-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    UA Project Rock Over-Ear Training Headphones are tested and approved by Dwayne Johnson himself, built to help you grind harder—with adaptive noise cancelling for ultimate focus, and a durable sweatproof construction. Washable Supervent ear cushions stay dry, and UA Storm Super Grip provides maximum stability. JBL charged sound is tuned to maximize motivation, and Bionic Hearing features TalkThru technology for talking to training partners, and Ambient Aware technology to hear surroundings. Give voice assistants quick commands and customize your sound with the JBL app. With up to 45-hours of playtime and a hardshell case there's nothing that will hold you back.

    11 Features
  • Adaptive noise cancelling: Eliminate distractions for ultimate focus.
  • Rugged durability: Rubber and metal finishes create a rugged design with an IPX4 rating built to withstand sweat and the toughest workout.
  • Rock-tuned JBL charged sound: Bold sound tuned for sport with rich bass built for the grind. Customize your sound EQ settings with the all new JBL app.
  • UA fabric technology: Featuring two of Under Armour’s unique fabric technologies, UA Storm Super Grip maximizes stability, and SuperVent delivers breathability in a durable, fast-drying cushions that are easily removable and hand washable.
  • Bionic Hearing: Just a touch allows you to hear your surroundings with two sound technologies. With TalkThru Technology, music is lowered and speech is amplified for conversations between sets. Ambient Aware delivers a more immersive music experience with increased ambient sound for safety outdoors.
  • Bluetooth wireless: Easy-to-connect Bluetooth® technology delivers cable-free, zero-distraction performance.
  • Hands-free voice commands: Never miss a rep with hands-free voice control. Play your favorite workout playlist or text your training partner, activate adaptive noise cancelling, check the battery life, or power off your headphones simply with your voice with Hey Google or Amazon Alexa.
  • Up to 45-hour speed charge battery: Wireless sound that lasts long and recharges quickly. Speed charge gets you 2 hours of workout time on just 5 minutes of charging, and Type-C charging gets you fully charged headphones in just 2 hours.
  • Fast pair: Hassle-free pairing with your device (Android 6.0 or above supported devices)
  • UA MapMyFitness: 12-Month premium membership included*
  • Auto Play and Pause: Your music automatically goes on hold when you remove your headphones and starts playing again when you put them back on.
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  • Review by CubanRouge, 10 out of 10
    JBL/ROCK Over ear headphones Released 8-26-2021

    Wow!! These are the best headphones I have ever had in my 44 years! I got them days before the official release. The Bass is amazing, the active sound cancelation works great. I love the style, the color, the look, the feel, the buttons. I have been looking for the right over ear headphones to replace a set used for over 10 years! I looked at equivalent options from, Sony, Bose, Beats, Skull Candy, and Apple. Those are all really great companies with excellent products, and quality. None were just right for me, and my intended uses. When I came across a social media post from DJ letting everyone know these were about to be released. I was very excited! Apparently DJ and I have a similar hairstyle. Lol. I couod tell just from his picture of him wearing them, that they would fit me perfectly too! I somehow found a way to get them early! This set from JBL has blown my mind! It's hard to explain how they fit so perfectly. Like a good pair of sneakers or like some perfect fitting lifting gloves, but for your head. Trying to run or workout with over ear type headphones has always sucked. They always shift, or move, or bounce, get too sweaty, or some other irritating downsides. I can tell just by putting them on, that they won't do any of that. They are super snug, but they don't hurt like others at all. They even have a 3.5 headphone jack for those who prefer to also have the direct plug in option. Somehow JBL and The Rock have found the perfectly balanced fit!

    The sound is beyond words for me. Absolutely incredible!

    I'm sending a HUGE thank you to JBL, and DJ for putting in the WORK, and making this an Absolute home run of a Product!

    I almost forgot to mention. They even come with a nice case, with triangular carabiner! The headphones fold to fit inside.

    My advice to anyone looking at these. I didn't even try them before buying them. Buy them. You will be very happy like me.

    Aug 26, 2021 19:52
  • Review by Bobitos, 10 out of 10
    Finally!!

    I've tried just about every mainstream headphones out there sold by bestbuy and the like. These are hands down the best and even beats some if the more expensive brands.

    The volume is pretty decently loud with some seriously good bass compared to others in its class.

    The fit and feel is super comfortable and I can workout in them running/weight lifting and they stay fit secured.

    Battery life is true. The JBL app definitely helps get the sou d we all beg for. The Rock EQ is a nice touch too, def makes a big diff in the sound.

    The case is nice and hard shelled seems very durable. Love the buttons and functionality of the headphones themselves. The right ear bull logo doubles as a functioning button as well for ANC, ambient noise, and talk thru.

    Plain and simple, best headphones period.

    Oct 05, 2021 02:19
  • Review by Ammo, 10 out of 10
    Great over the ear headphones for everyday usage

    Ok so right off the bat let me just say that before buying these headphones. I started off using over the ear noise canceling headphones with the Bose QC II then jumped years after to the SONY WH-1000XM3 and later upgraded to the WH-1000XM4 which are the kings of noise canceling and quality, but my biggest issue was that I could never use them to go to the gym or for my home workout or at least if so I'd have to buy extra covers from ebay to do so. After buying the project rock wireless over the ear headphones I can definitely say these are headphones that I'm in love with everything from durability to features to having physical buttons again, and of course the option that I can use these to do as many workouts and just wash the cushion which is detachable. Also my biggest issue with Sony's headphones were that the touch controls weren't exactly as responsive as I'd wish, with these new under armour rock headphones you have all the physical buttons oh and also almost 5-10 more of battery time which in my book is huge. The less time I have to spend charging devices the better. Also the noise canceling on these headphones yes are weaker then Sony's headphones but I actually appreciate it more due that I can actually take these with more when running or walking and can still be aware in the most minimum when cars are passing by. Apart from that all the major features are still there, pairing these to my laptop, phone etc was super easy, I can connect to two devices at once is awesome. Also they look amazing with the brama bull all over the place. I can't say enough amazing things of these headphones. They truly are amazing.

    Oct 19, 2021 08:25
  • Review by Alex, 10 out of 10
    Great Workout Headphones

    These are my first pair of over-the-ear headphones and so far I have not been disappointed. I have the off white version and love how the brahma bull stands out in gold (we'll see how clean they stay over time). The cushions are soft and very comfortable. The headphones are light enough for me to run and secure enough that they don't fall off. Sound has been great however I do not consider myself as an audiophile. Connecting the headphones with my Galaxy Note 20 was easy once I downloaded the app. The app itself has not been all that great and not too user friendly. Overall the headphones do help me stay focus because they drown out a lot of background noise.

    Nov 06, 2021 01:03
  • Review by Hunterdog, 10 out of 10
    Blown Away

    I am not easily astonished, and yet here I am, absolutely astonished at the quality of the sound cancelling ability of these headphones. On top of that, they pair effortlessly with my iPhone, and deliver incredible clarity of sound. Good layout of controls and the construction seems to be robust. Great fit and finish.

    Expensive? Yes.........but it appears to be well worth the expenditure. Absolutely love these headphones.

    Nov 04, 2021 07:23
  • Review by Gymjunkie, 10 out of 10
    Rock your workout

    What to say I switched from skullcandy crusher ANC to these and thought id miss the extreme bass rumble. I was wrong the sound profile is top notch and with the rock eq setting the bass is definitely heard. I listen to all types of genres of music and each one sounds amazing. The no slip grip does wonders in the gym along with the integrated voice assistant.

    Oct 25, 2021 01:31
  • Review by JosephPeg, 10 out of 10
    Worth it

    Great product! Last approximately 9 days without charging using it 2 hours a day. After day 9 it kept dropping bluetooth connection around the 35% battery life. The JBL app you need to download is useful and helps with bass and sound quality while using the headphones.

    Sep 25, 2021 02:55
  • Review by NChilders1025, 10 out of 10
    I can smell what the rock is cooking

    These are just plain awesome! Excellent sound quality and comfort is great. Noise cancellation isn’t the best, but it gets the job done and, along with the music, will cancel out any outside noise. Totally recommend for daily drivers and workout headphones!

    Oct 28, 2021 21:34
  • 9.4score
    Bose - QuietComfort 45 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-the-Ear Headphones - Triple Black
    Description

    The minute you put on Bose QuietComfort 45 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones, you feel it — the iconic quiet that allows you to concentrate on your music or work on your passion projects. Plus, with these wireless headphones, you can experience the comfort and crystal-clear sound that can only come from Bose. The soft, plush cushions of these Bose wireless headphones seal you in. Then you flip the switch and whoosh — the world fades. The music starts. It’s love at first listen. The original Bluetooth headphones are back, now with a best-in-class combination of noise cancelling performance and premium comfort, plus proprietary technology for deep, clear sound. Bose QuietComfort® 45 over-ear headphones. An icon reborn.

    9 Features
  • Now with better quiet.: Acoustic Noise Cancelling — it started right here with the original QuietComfort headphones. And now it’s better than ever. With an additional external microphone (six total) and enhanced signal processing, QC45 headphones cancel out noise so it doesn’t reach your ears.
  • More music. Greater awareness of your surroundings.: Aware Mode brings the outside world in with microphones that pick up the sounds around you and play them naturally through the wireless headphones. It’s your music and your environment at the same time.
  • Your music. In high-fidelity.: TriPort acoustic architecture vents the earcups to add depth and fullness without increasing their size. Volume-optimized Active EQ maintains balanced performance at any volume, so bass stays consistent and music is clear when you turn the high-fidelity headphones up.
  • More music from longer battery life.: QuietComfort 45 over-ear headphones give you more play time than their predecessor, with a 24-hour long battery life on a single charge.* And they charge via USB-C in up to 2.5 hours. A quick, 15-minute charge gives you up to 3 hours of play time.
  • Clearer conversations every time.: The improved voice pickup of QC45 headphones exceeds the competition. With the addition of a fourth external microphone, the headphones better focus on your voice. Plus, a noise-rejecting algorithm filters out environmental sounds for clearer conversations.
  • Customized control.: The Bose Music app walks you through guided setup, making it easy to get started. Plus, access all noise cancellation settings, manage your Bluetooth connections, enable a shortcut, and more.
  • New and improved comfortable headphones that last.: Updated design features smooth, pleatless cushions and earcup caps. Synthetic leather, impact-resistant nylon, and custom cast-metal hinges provide comfort and durability. Add minimal clamping force, and you might forget you’re wearing them.
  • Legal*.: Bose, Acoustic Noise Cancelling, Bose Music, QC, QuietComfort, and TriPort are trademarks of Bose Corporation.
  • Legal*.: Battery testing was conducted by Bose with active noise cancelling on and in continuous audio playback at 50% volume. Battery runtime is based on a typical use and may vary based on usage.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by JC1503, 10 out of 10
    My New Favorite Headphones!

    I love a good pair of headphones, so I was super excited to get the Bose QuietComfort 45. My spouse asked me when does a person have enough headphones… I mean, airpods II, Powerbeats pro, Addidas RPT -01, Beats Studio, Rocat gaming headphones ect… my answer… NEVER! They all have their own niche and job in my world and I use them all! But… the Bose 45’s are my new crown jewel!!! Just AMAZING!

    First off, when I got the box, I thought there might be a mistake in the order. The box seemed too small for a full size flag ship over the ear headphone to fit into such a small box. I opened the box and I saw the super sleek and stylish case. The case is quality all the way around. The case is rectangular which is the perfect shape that fits into a backpack, luggage, travel bag or desk drawer nicely (unlike the egg case of others…I’m looking at you Beats). Functionality is very important to me as the 45’s will be my new go to for work and travel, so it needs to be functional and look sleek and professional and Bose nailed it.

    I unzipped the case and I actually said, “wow”. I got the black set and they look so sleek and sexy in the case…a perfect fit with an extra foam piece that supports them as they lay inside and keeps them from moving around. The silver “Bose” logo on the cups are classy and understated but there is no mistaking that these are a pair of Bose.

    I was also impressed with how lightweight they are as I put them on. These are the most comfortable over the ear headphones I have ever worn hands down. They sit securely and snug but don’t feel tight. I really didn’t feel any pressure anywhere but also did not feel like they would fall off. The material on the cups and headband are premium, super soft and very very comfortable.

    I downloaded the app and began to sync the headphones to my iPhone but the headphones were dead! Not to worry. I googled how long it takes to charge the 45’s and read that a 15 minute charge gives me 3 hours! That’s really an awesome feature. Rapid USB C charging is awesome and I’m glad they went that way with these. After 10 minutes I had plenty of juice to get me going. The headphones synced quickly and I played around with the app. The app is really strait forward and basic…clean. There is no EQ settings which I’m not entirely sure how I fell about that. I have other headphones that allow for that but I never mess with it. When it comes down to it. I reach for the headphones and put them on and go! I’m there for what the head phones bring me…music, podcasts movies. I’m not there to piddle with the headphones internal sound profiles. Anyway, the things the app gives you is some “tips” that tell you about the buttons, it lets you toggle the “aware” mode and noise cancelling ect. All the things you can do with the app you can also do on the headphones them selves without the app. And the more time I spend with these amazing headphones the more I actually like that the functions are onboard with the headphones and not tied to the app only. The buttons are tactile, I can feel when I am on the center button that summons siri and the volume up and down. The buttons are super fast and responsive. I also like that I can pair it to my phone and laptop simultaneously!! Now I picked my first song to listen to…

    I am embarrassed to say… Taylor Swift – Cardigan (I just discovered this song) I have listened to this on all my headphones and Bose Quietcomfort 45’s blew me away. So balanced with the highs and midtones and the lowes. I heard backing tracks in the song that I didn’t notice before… Then something dawned on me…I am only hearing the music…nothing else ( I am in a busy office environment). It was like being in the studio with Swift. I mean it really was peaceful. Just me and the music and nothing else. I have listened to other noise cancelling (and I am not an audiophile to be sure) but I do know my way around headphones and I know what I was experiencing. Bose really has the noise cancelling locked in and it is world class. I took the phones off and on a few times and was truly amazed how silence descended on me and I was transported to the music. Just Wonderful.

    I wanted to push the bass a bit and went with Polo G’s Rapstar and Nipsey’s Racks in the Middle and while the mids and highs were phenomenal the bass wasn’t quite where I like it for rap and hip hop. That is personal preference to be sure and the noise canceling outweighs the lighter base in my opinion.

    After being mesmerized by the noise canceling, I toggled in the “aware” mode and it toggled quickly and effectively between the two modes. The aware mode is really nice because the silence can be disorienting a little in certain contexts like walking near a busy roadway. I want to hear the cars!

    I wanted to find the noisiest place at work to try the noise canceling limits and we have a full size gym with treadmills, tvs and weights clanking. I went at the most busy time and it sounds like a circus. I got on a treadmill and started walking. It was surreal to hear the noise disappear as I put the headphones on. No tv’s, no treadmill motor… I then listened to the quietest thing I listen to which is a science podcast and it was truly amazing and really enjoyable. I could hear the conversation so warm and clear it really added to the enjoyment tremendously. Podcasts are amazing on here!!!

    This brings me to a feature that is lacking (and maybe not practical ) but it is not sweat or water/splash proof! I have a pair of high-end headphones that are IPX4 which I will have to continue to use for heavy runs outside or stick with powerbeat pros. But like I said earlier…I have different headphones for different jobs. So that’s ok.

    I wish these did have some protection for sweat though. But the 45’s are more of a lifestyle type job for me. I plan to use them while I work on multimedia and isolation at work, or when I just want to escape and chill out. I also was very impressed with the phone call capability! You won’t miss a beat when someone calls you!

    Bravo Bose! I really love the 45’s! You can’t go wrong with these world class headphones! I highly recommend.

    Sep 24, 2021 13:53
  • Review by pdiddy19842000, 10 out of 10
    Quality and Comfort is Key for the QC45

    The Bose QuietComfort 45 is set of wireless bluetooth noise-cancelling headphones is amazing addition to the audio enjoyment/work combination space of headphones.

    The first thing that you will notice while looking at the box is the color of the headphones. The black is classic color and has a nice matte finish that is quietly stated, but not too loud or reflective.

    Upon opening the box, you find the included case. The case is protective, yet it is not bulky. After opening the case, you find the QC45 headphones folded up nicely in the case, a 2.5mm to 3.5mm audio cable which enable you to listen in wired mode while the QC45 are powered on or off, and the USB-C charge cable. It is great that case and audio cable accessories come with headset, so you do not need to get additional items to ensure your headphones are ready for travel and most listening situations. After pulling the QC45 headphones out of the case, you notice how light they are and that they fold up and take up very little space.

    When you are starting the setup per the Quick Start guide, you will be directed to download the Bose Music app to pair to the QC45 to your bluetooth device. This was very quick and easy to do. 15 seconds or less and you will be up and running. The added benefit of the Bose Music app is that you can pair more bluetooth devices via the app by pressing Add New under Sources. Under the Sources area, you will see the list of bluetooth devices paired. The staple Multipoint feature allow for simple switching between the audio of two pair devices. It is works extremely well and is one of the best implementations of the feature. The addition of the Bluetooth 5.0 to QC line of headphones is a welcome inclusion which results in fast, stable connections that allow a great distance of walking away from bluetooth device while still maintain clear audio from the audio sources. Changing floors or go throughout your home and still listening while not taking your audio source with you is still an option.

    The audio is a high point of the QC45 headphones. It is a progression for the headphones line. The QC45 has an increased bass response while still maintaining highs and mids. Classical, pop, jazz, rock and just a few of music genres that sparkle with QC45. Audiobooks, podcasts, movies, and Youtube videos sound great also. To control this sound, you have all physical buttons for volume up/down, play/pause/skip/rewind/voice assistant/answer calls/end calls, and the Action button for Quiet Mode/Aware Mode. Audio sounds great while in Quiet Mode or Aware Mode as well and does not have a drop off in Aware Mode. Lastly, the audio captured by the mic is clear and will be well received those listening to you talking. The QC45 increases the clarity of calls with additional mics while minimizing outside noise while you are talking.

    The noise cancellation features can be controlled via the Action button or the Bose Music app. You can toggle between Quiet Mode (which is one level) or Aware Mode which sounds natural and feeds in outside audio well while diminishing the audio from your connected source.

    Lastly, the battery for the QC45 has a 24 hour capacity. Listening sessions/use and reaching for a plug as no longer a concern. When I do need a quick charge, the transition to USB-C makes getting back to listening in 15 mins a breeze (3 hrs of play time).

    The QC45 is a powerhouse pair of headphones that sounds great, allows you to sound great with its plethora of mics, keeps out the sound unless you allow it in, literally lasts all-day, and is light and compact. This is one of the best and most versatile noise-cancelling headphones available.

    Oct 16, 2021 09:02
  • Review by NinjaTard, 10 out of 10
    Maximum Comfort, Ultimate Sound, Top Notch Quality

    Most of my reviews tend to be long and wordy with background about why I got them and how they fit into my lifestyle. Not going to beat around the bush this time or dress this review up: the Bose QuietComfort 45 Noise Cancelling headphones are amazing! That’s the bottom line, I love the style, I love the package, and I love the way they perform!

    Ok, square one is the package which is really classy yet minimalist two piece black cardboard surrounded by the thin cardboard with the picture, name, and info on it. Remove the thin cardboard, lift the top off the black box, and you find a pleather zip-around carry case. Inside the headphones are folded and rotated (the ear cups turn 90 degrees one way and a tiny bit the other to allow for wearing and for fitting into the case). With the headphones you get a USB-C charging cable and an auxiliary cable for wired use with non bluetooth devices and there is a pocket inside the carry case to store both. The insert referred me to download the Bose app which walked me through registering and setting them up. It was fast and easy and while the controls aren’t intuitive out of the box (especially when trying to remember playback vs. phone use which overlap the same buttons at different times) the app walks you through the button use during setup and can be referenced back to at any time via the Tips button. As for the headphones themselves they are soft, squishy, comfortable and have a sound cancellation button on the left and the bluetooth, volume up and down, and a function button on the right with microphones on both.

    These are called the QuietComfort headphones for good reason: the sound cancellation mode makes everything around you vanish! If you don’t have any audio playing it's almost like a sound deprivation chamber (slightly hyperbolic but not by much, they’re REALLY quiet!) and once your audio is playing its crisp, clear, and as perfect as anything I’ve listened to. The Comfort part of the name comes from the way the headphones hug your head and surround your ears both blocking the sounds from outside without ever pressing on you uncomfortably. Everything I use is bluetooth these days so I can’t speak to if anything changes when going old school aux cable but I can’t imagine it would change the sound quality much if at all.

    I mentioned the function of these taking some getting used to and honestly I haven’t had as long as I’d like to get super comfortable but I’m getting used to them. With music you can up/down volume with the top and bottom buttons (duh, standard don’t fix what ain’t broke design logic) and the function button in between allows you to skip forward, backward, pause/play depending on how many times you press it. It works once you remember which is two taps and which is three. The left headphone has the noise cancellation button which is cool as it allows you to go from noise cancelling to active mode where you can hear what’s going on around you a little more using the microphones to pipe in some of your surroundings noise without being overwhelming or distracting. I live with kids so both modes are essential depending on what time of day it was and who was home, as I said they block all sound out when activated which is great for watching a movie during the day while my wife is around but could be turned off for naptime or nighttime use when my house is actually quiet for a change.

    Battery charging is listed as being 2.5 hours in the instructions, I didn’t time it but instead charged them overnight the first night and used them for a few hours over the next couple days without running out of battery but charged them back up again to avoid running out. They’ll be plenty long enough for a commute to school or work and back without any trouble. As an example today I took them from 100% to 90% with only about 75min of use.

    So the bottom line is these are some really premium headphones that will give excellent audio quality, block out the noise on the bus or let you be aware of your surroundings at the push of a button, last all day, and remain super comfy like a marshmallow around your ears while doing all that! Highly recommended, these are FANTASTIC!!!

    Oct 02, 2021 19:07
  • Review by VoltageSky, 10 out of 10
    In the moment

    The last headphones I purchased from Bose was the Soundlink (1st Gen) On Ear wireless. I caught wind of these QC 45’s via email from Best Buy. Sound signature is what comes to mind when I consider looking at Brands take on the audio game. Not an audiophile but a average user who love music to pass through the day. The ANC is incredible on these. Sound is very balanced & rich regardless of volume. These sit on my top tier list next to the Sony XM4’s. Worth the purchase.

    Nov 05, 2021 23:18
  • Review by Poocher917, 10 out of 10
    Amazing comfort and battery life

    I have several over the ear headphones. Many have great audio, but the comfort is where they tend to fall short. With the Bose QuietComfort 45 you will get AMAZING comfort with great audio as well! I have been using these for work and wearing them around 8 hours a day. I have the triple black version.

    You will see the box for these headphones and wonder if they are really in there. The box is so small! In the box you find the small rectangular case. This will easily fit into a briefcase, backpack, or luggage. In the case you find the headphones, aux cable and USB C charging cable. Mine was 70% charged when I opened the package.

    You download the Bose app to complete the set up. It was super easy to set up and connect to my Lenovo laptop and Pixel 4a 5G phone. The app is underwhelming. You can control your source connections; Noise cancelling mode (Aware is default) and volume. There is also a Tips option. There is no EQ setting which is a little disappointing. Many like to customize the sound using the EQ.

    The sound is great regardless of source. I have tried many sources and the sound is very balanced. Not too tinny and not too much bass. The bass is crisp and defined. But honestly, I have many headphones that sound great.

    The comfort is where there is no equal. My other over the ear headphone can be used for about 4 hours before they start being uncomfortable. I wanted a wireless headset for work connected to my laptop using Bluetooth. I have used these for at least 8 hours a day. 8 hours uses about 30 percent of the battery. I cannot believe how comfortable they are. I think this is because your ear tends to fit inside of the ear cups instead of the ear cups sitting on your ear. WELL DONE BOSE!

    The microphone works well for Teams calls or cellphone calls. I have had rare situations where people cannot hear me. I am still trying to determine the reason for this. But it is perfect 99% of the time. I disconnect and connect the headphones and this resolved the issue quickly.

    The controls are straight forward. The power on/off is on the outside of the right headphone (large R and L on the inside of the ear cup BTW). These actions are well described in the TIPS section of the Bose Music app. The left ear has the Action button. The right ear has the volume buttons and control button.

    In summary, I recommend these Bose QuietComfort 45 headphones. They deserve a 5 out of 5 rating. Everything is exactly as you would want with a minor exception of no EQ. If you like listening for long periods of time; or, using them for your work calls, I am not aware of a more functional and comfortable option. Also, a whole day of use only used about 30 percent to the battery. They are my new number 1 headphones. Nice job Bose!

    Sep 30, 2021 13:32
  • Review by Benb, 10 out of 10
    The name says it all

    Quiet Comfort is an accurate name.

    The first thing I want to focus on is the noise cancelling is the best I’ve used for giving a really quiet environment. I can hear normal voices through it but really it is more designed to cut out everything. The biggest thing is that I don’t feel that vibration through my head like I do with other headsets that have such great noise attenuation characteristics. The button to turn off noise cancellation is on the left side and is a single larger button. There are two modes, quiet and aware. I’m used to an off one and I was a little worried about being forced to aware… until I used it and my youngest hurt himself while I was using them in aware and I realized it was cutting down his screaming instead of just amplifying everything like I’m used to aware being on headphones.

    I think comfort should be addressed next and these excel here too. I am absolutely impressed how comfortably the sit on my head. The ear cushions are soft but don’t just collapse, they don’t clamp on my head too tight but also are tight enough that I’m not worried about them falling off.

    Part of the comfort is the build quality. I must say it just feels solid and well built. They aren’t the lightest, but they are far from heavy, and I feel like it is a good balance between the two. There are a few features I really like about the build that are more about usability than comfort. The on button is on the side and is a slide on and off button. Both these design choices should be lauded in my opinion. I am always hitting the power button instead of the play pause. With just three buttons on the side, it is extremely easy to figure out which one is the play/pause or volume buttons. Then the slide feature makes it extremely easy to know if they are on or off and to instantly.

    Sound quality is always extremely important in headphones, and they sound great better than most even using Bluetooth with a maximum of standard definition music with that type of connection. Though you can’t really take advantage of how great they sound without using the Aux cord and having a quality DAC. This is where there were some disadvantages. The USB C is for charging only so no using that port for music. The Aux output is 2.5mm instead of the standard 3.5mm so my Aux to USB C cord wasn’t going to work. I pulled out my old LG that has a build in quad DAC and listened to some Ultra HD songs and they sound absolutely amazing. Now if you are into just getting blasted by base these might not be your favorite headsets. However, the clarity across ranges is just hard to beat. For me, I absolutely love sitting down and listening to some TSO with these on, I feel like I am there and can pick out the individual instruments. I wish they would have included a 2.5mm Aux to USB C as well as a 2.5mm Aux to 3.5mm Aux cable as 2.5mm isn’t a common size too much anymore. Though to be fair I will probably only use the aux cable on these in situations where the battery is dead (yes, this guy works when the switch is off and you’re using it with the aux cable.

    There is a Bose app that lets you control the headset with a little finer detail as well as add multiple devices (at least 3) and jump between them when you want too. Other than that, it will allow you to change mode, volume, and give you tips.

    Lastly, I want to just say I love the carrying case. It is high quality; it has a pouch for the cords.

    Overall, I feel like these are the perfect on headphones to tune out the world, but also if you want to let it in these will still alleviate the harsh sounds by only letting some of the noise in… like people talking.

    Sep 26, 2021 17:07
  • Review by AllAboutTech, 8 out of 10
    Comfortable, with exceptional noise cancellation

    Verdict: Overall, the Bose QC 45 is solid pair of noise-cancelling headphones that will make most buyers very happy for years. It does ANC supremely well, but I think it falls short in other categories compared to similarly priced headphones.

    Initial impression. Wow the case is small. I am pretty impressed that Bose managed to fit full size Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) headphones in such a small case, enabled by nicely designed folding hinges. The headphones feel very comfortable. I definitely notice that they look smaller on my head then other high end headphones.

    Features. The ANC is certainly the best feature of these headphones. There is also an app that works well to establish and manage connections, but it really doesn’t do much more. The headphone has a dedicated button to activate the “aware” feature so that you can hear your surroundings. You can also connect to two devices simultaneously, and choose which one to listen to. These headphones manage all your Bluetooth devices nicely, with the slide button able to cycle through your Bluetooth devices until you hear the correct one. The guide provides a good explanation on how this feature works. Unfortunately, I have to say that I was very disappointed about the lack of features. I expected to find an equalizer in the app, but there was none. These headphones do not pause music automatically when you remove them. It seems like this has become a standard feature on listening devices. There is no option for automatically activating awareness when speaking, or to program behavior for sound and awareness based on location. I think that headphones at this price point should leverage technology to improve use experience. Don’t get me wrong, these headphones are fantastic, but they will not be my “go-to” headphones because I have been spoiled by the features from another brand of headphones.

    Buttons. The prominent button on the right side turns the headphones on and off. I like this button. It’s simple and unambiguous. There are three more buttons on the right side, which control volume, play/stop, and skip. They also answer calls and activate the voice assistant. I dislike these buttons very much. It takes me a second to find them, and then I need to feel for which one I want to press, and then I am still trying to figure out if I actually pressed it because there is almost no tactile feedback. Muscle memory and leading with the thumb to find the buttons will make reaching for the buttons easier over time, but the buttons should really be better differentiated to quickly feel which one to use. The left side of the headphones has one button that activates the awareness feature so that you can hear your surroundings. I have the same comment on this button; not so easy to find, and not enough tactile feedback. Once you press it, the aware feature does come on really fast and works well.

    Comfort. I wore these for a good 12 hours in one day while on a long business trip. They are by far the most comfortable headphones I have ever worn. I even slept with them on the plane for several hours. The pressure on the ears is adequate to maximize noise isolation, while still providing optimal comfort.

    Sound. These headphones provide crisp and clear sounds, with exceptional highs and mids. However, I felt that the lows were lacking. I listened to several music genres with both the Bose headphones and with my other headphones in the same price range, and I easily noticed the difference in the bass, and I preferred the music from the other headphones because of the better lows. To compensate for the lack of lows, I now change the iPhone equalizer to “bass booster” when using the Bose headphones. While the noise cancellation feature on these is outstanding, I think the ANC performance is comparable to my other headphones, with the other pair performing better in some cases, perhaps because they fit tighter on my ears.

    Battery life. These headphones advertise 24 hours of continuous play. I haven’t tested that, but I can say that I used them for 12 nearly-consecutive hours and battery life didn’t cross below 50%. I am really impressed with how long these headphones can go.

    Things I like:

    - Noise cancellation is outstanding

    - These are the most comfortable headphones I own

    - Battery life is exceptional

    - The awareness feature activates very quickly when the button is pushed

    - Easy to use with streamlined buttons and operation, no extra features to complicate usage

    - They fold into the smallest storage case I have seen for full-size ANC headphones

    - Easy to toggle between Bluetooth devices

    - Easy activation of voice assistants (like Siri)

    Things I don’t like:

    - When folded, some plastic parts of the headphones touch other plastic parts. Overtime, this will cause scratching. The headphones came with some padding to separate the plastic parts. Am I supposed to keep using this loose padding? Why not integrate the padding in the case like a mold?

    - Besides the “on” button, the buttons are not great for me… they are hard to find, they are hard to differentiate quickly, and they provide no tactile feedback so I don’t know if am pressing them or not

    - I think the sound of these headphones lack lows

    - The lack of technology features was very disappointing for me because it’s a missed opportunity to leverage available technology to improve the user experience, maximize convenience, and turn a headset into a smart accessory. Maybe the beauty of these headphones is their simplicity, and shedding all the fluff… This will no-doubt be ideal for some, but for me, a pair of headphones isn’t just a pair of headphones anymore; it’s a smart interface for the world around us.

    - I am not impressed with the voice chosen for prompts (turning on/off, and aware/ANC). It sounds like a robot, not at all natural, and of low-quality audio. Although, I did notice that it is able to read fairly accurately, i.e. my name and Bluetooth devices.

    Overall, this is a solid pair of ANC headphones. I think they make for ideal travel headphones because they fold into a small case, they are light, battery life is exceptional, ANC performs very well to drown out travel noise, and they are comfortable enough to wear continuously for 12+ hours. Nevertheless, these lack some things that are important to me, so my go-to pair of headphones for 90% of my usage will remain another pair. I would give these 4.25 stars.

    Sep 26, 2021 23:37
  • Review by TechReviews, 8 out of 10
    QC45 checks ALL the Boxes (*with 1 Caveat*)

    I listen to a wide variety of music, and gleefully enjoyed everything from albums to singles, from Classic Rock - Pink Floyd, Zeppelin, Boston, Journey, Santana (“While My Guitar Gently Weeps”), Jeff Beck (“Cause We Ended as Lovers”), Larry Mitchell (“Unforgotten”), Traffic (“Low Spark of High-Heeled Boys”), Sting (“Fragile, Fields of Gold”) etc to Blues and Jazz - Coletrane, Miles Davis (1959 Kind of Blue in Dolby Atmos* is a fantastical experience, …like pressure washing, it’s hard to stop ;-), Dave Brubeck (“Take Five”), Jazz at the Pawnshop, including Pop Ellie Goulding (“Lights”), plus many others including favorite Amber Rubarth (“Strive (Binaural))”. Full playlist available upon request.

    Some of the most fun I’ve had listening in a while though I must admit is Apple Music’s Spacial Audio playlist (even without dynamic head tracking AirPod Pro earbuds offer) as well as Dolby Atmos tracks.

    Whilst reviewing my Listening notes certain adjectives seem to reoccur, *Punchy, *dynamic, *whisper quiet, *lively, *engaging, did I say quiet, *textured, *layered, *balanced, etc.

    This is undoubtedly the absolute BEST audio noise reduction I’ve experienced. Almost uncomfortably quiet, you can hear yourself think. Working outdoors with a belt sander I had to be careful without the vibration of the device I’d surely have injured myself ;-) I could however hear the impact driver and nail gun, though quite muted. Pressing the only left button switches to Aware mode letting you hear the external environment more safely.

    The Bose QC in Quiet mode silences external noise and seemed to allow me to better focus more intently on certain instruments placements, with far better separation that I remember from previous Bose products. Color me impressed.

    Pros

    +USB-C

    +Durability

    +Balanced

    +Battery Life

    +Lightweight

    +Comfortable

    +Ease-of-use

    +Sound Quality

    +Bose Music iOS App

    +Binary On/Off Switch

    +Noise rejecting mic for calls

    +Whisper quiet noise reduction

    Cons

    -does not support dynamic head tracking (Apple problem)

    -mids could be a slight tad bit more forward and pronounced

    -not as “rich” or “spacial” as reference Shure Aonic A50 cans

    Conclusion

    If you seek the absolute best noise cancellation, ease-of-use, long battery life, and exhibit brand loyalty you can’t go wrong. These new QC45 hit the magic formula : fit, sound quality, comfort, noise cancelling. They check all the boxes and you won’t be disappointed.

    However with respect to my valued readers, I’d be remiss if I failed to caveat listeners who prioritize sound quality. In good conscious I must admit that when comparing to my reference Shure Aonic 50 headphones, the Shure A50 exhibit more detailed midrange with sound quality that brought both me (and my wife for another set of ears) a deeper emotional connection and more fulfilling engagement with the music, though a tad heavier, and lacking Bose’s world class noise cancellation.

    Recommended Conditional Buy

    Sep 28, 2021 09:15
  • 9.2score
    AfterShokz - Aeropex MINI Open-Ear Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones - Comic Black
    Description

    The Aftershokz Aeropex MINI Open-Ear Endurance Headphones are engineered for premium sound and a long-lasting battery to keep you aware and motivated to power through any workout. Aftershokz open-ear design is powered by bone conduction technology that allows for total awareness of surroundings and bud-free, comfortable listening. With up 8 hours of battery life and easy commands such as play, skip, pause, and back-a-track, you can enjoy music, calls, audiobooks, and podcasts all day long.

    3 Features
  • Long Battery Life: Up to an 8 hour battery life for extended listening time and call-time.
  • Waterproof: With an IP67 waterproof rating, you don't have to worry about intense workouts or inclement weather again.
  • Built for Endurance: Both lightweight and durable, these headphones are made for long-term and comfortable wear.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by SixShooter, 10 out of 10
    NEED MORE COLORS! LOVE the fit of the MINI!

    I love the mini... it fits both my husband and myself. We have the regular aeropex as well but I really think this Mini will fit most people better (not as must air between the head and the band at the back of the head). This is the most comfortable headset I own (and I own MANY... Bose Noise-Cancelling, etc.). This one doesn't work well if I sit at the very back of the bus because the bus is so noisy. But I definitely prefer this one for everything else. Nothing stuck in my ears. I can hear if someone calls me and I can easily hit the button on the side to pause my audiobook. The only thing is that I want more because I prefer to use a specific headset for a specific TV. These only come in ONE Boring color- Black. We need vibrant colors. Or at least let us busy a colorful silicone tube that we can add to the back of the band so that I can distinguish between the ones I buy in the future. If you don't need noise-cancelling like for the back of the bus, you will love this for everything else. I forget I have it on sometimes.

    Aug 21, 2021 09:37
  • Review by HarleyRider, 8 out of 10
    mind blowing headphone!

    went into store to personally test mini for fit & performance, have to say these headphones are totally amazing, love the open air feel, some might say they are not high fidelity but they sound great to me with good volume. Love being able to adjust volume without having to get out my smartphone, something those wireless Apple AirPods Pro do not have, and ears feel so much better without earbuds or being covered.

    3 tap playback is very hard to master but pause & 2 tap next & volume controls work perfect. Wish they used a standard USB-C port with the magnetic connection disconnecting while charging if not careful, would be nice to have audio input mini port for non BT devices.

    Tried several high end speakers with My Harley & modular helmet that does not sound well for music with bike & wind noise, & Apple AirPod Pros hurt my ears. These headphones beat all of them hands down for actually hearing my music while riding any speed.

    Problem is my high end Shoei modular fits tight around my ears with the thinnest pads and don’t play nice with the headphone front transducers so I would have to modify the pads to take that pressure off, but the biggest issue is the microphone is not automatic for voice commands to my smartphone and can’t reach any of the headphone controls to stop, control play, or adjust volume, something my Sena helmet comm has but helmet speakers hard to hear even cranked up with bike & wind noise at highway speeds.

    Still, if I can fix the pressure on my temples, these would be perfect headphones for long bike rides, just awkward to control under a helmet if need to adjust in different environments, especially if you have to stop for some reason & someone tries to talk to you.

    Nov 17, 2021 14:38
  • Review by Burkat, 10 out of 10
    Comfortable & can hear around you!

    I love the AfterShokz Aeropex mini headphones! I was previously using bluetooth earbuds, which are great and were noise cancelling but if I wore them around the house, my family would try to talk to me and get frustrated because I never knew they were talking to me! Plus after a while my ears would hurt a little with the earbuds. I love that I can still hear what's going on around me if someone needs to talk to me, but still can easily focus on what I'm trying to listen to. These would be great for sports outside running or biking so you can listen to music, but still be aware of your surroundings. Plus, I don't have an discomfort from wearing these for a long time. I debated between the regular size and the mini, especially since the mini only came in black, but I'm so glad I went with the mini. They fit perfect!

    Nov 20, 2021 21:29
  • Review by AlohaYall, 10 out of 10
    LOVE THESE!!!

    I've been a big AfterShokz open-ear wireless headphone fan since I purchased my Titanium Mini 2 or 3 years ago. I love being able to enjoy music during my walks/jogs while still being aware of my surroundings. My husband wears his AfterShokz nearly 24/7. He has an ear condition that prevents him from using in-ear headphones, so AfterShokz products are perfect.

    My Titanium Mini still works, and I was sad to retire them, but one of the earpiece covers came off (after the warranty expired, of course) and I wasn't able to reattach it. So, I upgraded to the Aeropex Mini. Wow, so much lighter! And, it appears that the waterproof design means there will be no earpiece covers coming off, so I expect these will last much longer than 2-3 years. My only disappointment is that they don't come in the same neon green that my Titanium did. Otherwise, I love these headphones and highly recommend them!

    Nov 01, 2021 14:16
  • Review by MrsMac, 8 out of 10
    I had a rare reaction to these headphones

    I absolutely enjoyed these headphones. Call quality was good, and background noise was minimal when I held conversations. The fit was comfortable, and I adjusted well to the volume buttons. I liked that these did not have to be inserted in my ears and I could hear my surroundings. However, you will need the earplugs to hear in a noisy environment. To my dismay, I began to break out in a rash in the areas where the headphones rested on both sides of my head. Other than that, I still would recommend these headphones since everyone's skin is different and this was unique to me.

    Nov 17, 2021 13:30
  • Review by Rashid, 10 out of 10
    Lightweight, User Friendly, & Versatile Headphones

    Great product. Provides good sound quality for music and calls for both indoor and most outdoor use. Excellent for use in homes and offices for calls, meetings, entertainment. Great for use while driving/travelling/biking/hiking/exercising without losing situational awareness of your surroundings since the ear is free to listen for background sounds/noises and the headphones stay in place. Not suitable for very windy or very noisy environments (such as shop floors, production lines, around loud machines, windy areas etc.). Magnetic charging port with induction charging is a plus as there are no rubber seals to open for accessing a charging port and allows the unit to remain sealed in wet conditions. It holds charge really well even when playing non-stop music all day long.

    Jul 27, 2021 19:07
  • Review by PetMom, 10 out of 10
    Perfect for me

    Loving these Bone Conduction Headphones. In-ear buds do not work in my ears, and I prefer not to have my ears covered all the time, so I tried the AfterShokz. These are perfect for me. The sound is loud and clear and I can hear what's going on around me. I was really surprised about the sound quality.

    Nov 17, 2021 07:20
  • Review by Rmmmm, 10 out of 10
    Just like the standard size one but with the small

    I bought this for my wife because she tried my standard sized pair on and thought the band was a bit large. She loves this size because it fits snug against her head and sits nicely underneath her hair. Everything else about it is the same as the standard size pair which I use on a daily basis and love because it allows me to hear the noises around me as I walk around the city.

    Nov 12, 2021 18:04
  • 9.2score
    Bose - Headphones 700 Wireless Noise Cancelling Over-the-Ear Headphones - Triple Black
    Description

    Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 deliver everything you expect from Bluetooth headphones – and some things you never imagined possible. It’s no surprise PC Magazine called them “The best active noise cancellation you can buy.” Eleven levels of noise cancellation feature a range of options to choose from. You can totally eliminate distractions or minimize noise cancelling to hear everything around you. Or choose from nine other levels in between. Active noise cancelling technology in Bose Headphones 700 monitors the sounds around you and instantly cancels out unwanted noise to let your music shine through. At the same time, the acoustic space inside the earcups is maximized to give your music depth and detail. With these noise cancelling headphones, it’s not just your music that’s clear, so are your calls. The unrivaled microphone system uses a series of microphones to adapt in real time to noisy and windy environments so voices sound crystal clear on calls. Voice commands are also captured with unprecedented accuracy. The stunning new design of Bose Headphones 700 features a streamlined stainless-steel headband and a lightweight, comfortable fit that’s perfect for all-day listening. With these wireless headphones you get up to 20 hours of battery life and time-based power information per charge. Bose Headphones 700. The wireless headphones everyone is talking about.

    13 Features
  • Instant home office: These wireless Bluetooth headphones turn any space into a workplace — with powerful noise cancelling, astonishing sound, unrivaled voice pickup.
  • Your own private concert: Microphones inside and outside the earcups monitor sounds and cancel them out. While the patented TriPort acoustic headphone structure maximizes acoustic space, giving your music depth and detail.
  • Control what you hear, and what you don’t: Choose from 11 levels of noise cancellation on these Bluetooth headphones. Full noise cancelling eliminates distractions, full transparency lets you be aware of your surroundings. Plus, one click triggers Conversation Mode and pauses your music.
  • Say hello to clearer calls: Bose Headphones 700 feature a microphone system unlike any other. Six mics work to cancel out noise so you can hear the caller better, while four mics combine to improve the clarity of your voice so the caller can hear you better.
  • Plush comfort with a sophisticated design: The earcups are angled at 15 degrees to mirror your head and ears. Ear cushions are made from soft protein leather. And a lightweight, stainless-steel headband wrapped with soft silicone-covered foam provide a perfect comfortable fit for all-day listening.
  • Listen for hours: Get up to 20 hours of wireless battery life and time-based power information. Need power now? A quick, 15-minute charge will give your wireless headphones up to 3.5 hours of battery life
  • Built-in voice control: Want a weather forecast, a little info, or need to add to a shopping list? Just say the Amazon Alexa wake word or press a button to access Google Assistant and ask. Or access your phone’s default voice assistant, like Siri.
  • Speak, swipe, touch. You’re in command: Capacitive touch sensors let you simply swipe up and down to control volume, or front to back to skip tracks you’re listening to. Low-profile buttons control the power and noise cancelling presets. Built-in voice control accesses your music and messages.
  • Browse music without touching your phone.: Spotify Tap playback makes it quick and easy to access Spotify. Simply tap and hold the right earcup to get back to your last listening session. Then tap and hold it again for a new playlist based on your listening history.
  • Quiet for them. Loud and clear for you: With Bose SimpleSync technology, you can pair your wireless headphones with a Bose Soundbar 500 or 700, allowing you to control the volume of the soundbar for a personal TV listening experience.
  • More control from the Bose Music app: The Bose Music app ensures your Bose smart products work together for a more personal experience. You can access selectable EQ, manage your Bluetooth connections, check your battery life, and more.
  • Years of enjoyment: Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 are carefully engineered to be compatible with future innovations through software updates.
  • LEGAL*: Bose and Bose Music are trademarks of Bose Corporation. The Bluetooth word mark and logos are registered trademarks owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of such marks by Bose Corporation is under license.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Danny, 10 out of 10
    My favorite headphones!

    I am thoroughly impressed so far.

    Packaging is simplistic and straight to the point with two peel back tabs that let you inside. From there, you will see the NCH 700's case which was smaller than I thought because they don't fold up like the QC35II's. The case fits in my work bag just fine. However, I do have say it's not as small overall as the QC35II's case. The NCH 700 case has a little magnetic flap inside that stores the audio and USB-C cable. No airplane adapter. Thank you Bose for going USB-C with the NCH 700's. What's left is manuals and warranty cards.

    The feel of the NCH 700's is nice. It's a streamlined design that grew on me and looks very modern. Weight is slightly more than the QC35II's. Build quality is significantly superior with more metals being used and most importantly, the comfort is similar. I would maybe give the slight edge to the QC35II in comfort due to the lower weight, but the NCH 700's is still a very comfortable headphone. The headband adjustment is smooth and should accommodate a wide variety of head sizes just fine. Ear-cup openings is similar to the QC35II with the left and right labels inside the ear cups for easy notation on how to put the headphones on.

    Controls are great and I can say the touch controls are very responsive and intuitive. Swipe up for volume increase. Swipe down for volume decrease. Swipe forward for the next track. Swipe backward for the previous track. Double tap to play and pause. Tap once to accept and incoming call. Tap and hold to reject the call. Tap and hold to go to a shortcut predefined in the app. The current shortcut available was to have the voice prompt alert you of the current battery life in which she tells you the estimated time until the battery is dead. There's 3 dedicated buttons on the NCH 700's. The two on the right is responsible for Power on/Bluetooth pairing and voice assistance/mute mic. The one on the left is to cycle between the 3 preset noice cancelling modes defined with the app. The right earpiece houses the USB-C port and the left earpiece houses the audio input port.

    The app provides a lot of functionality control. You can on the fly scroll though the noise cancelling/ambient modes from 0-10. 0 being like having no headphones on at all and 10 being in your own little acoustical chamber. You can launch Bose AR apps and experience augmented reality with he NCH 700's. Pretty cool. You can select the sources that are connected and add a new source or remove an existing source. The NCH 700 can connect to up to 2 devices at once. You can set your voice assistant between Siri, Google Assistant or Alexa. You can set how much of your voice is heard during phone calls or voice assistant interaction. If you're familiar with the QC35II's Bose Connect app, it's pretty much similar settings you can control.

    Sound on the NCH 700's is clean, open and balanced. No frequency really stands out so you get an accurate representation of your music. I would say they sound similar to the QC35II but with a tighter bass. The Sony WH1000Xm3 has this false stigma that they sound superior to the QC35II but that's because the Sony's accentuate the bass frequencies which to the untrained ear is more exciting and pleasing. This is not a better sound, it's a different sound that is not accurate to the source material. The Bose sounds more accurate, more like being in the studio. A flat sound will not sound exciting to everyone especially those with untrained ears. Sound is subjective overall so you can't go wrong with what you enjoy listening to. I really enjoy the NCH 700's sound. It's a smooth and clear sound that plays well with all genres. If you want a lot of bass, look elsewhere towards the Sony's.

    Noise cancelling is insanely good on the NCH 700's. Probably the best I've experience, but honestly, the Sony WH1000Xm3 set the bar so high in terms of noise cancellation that the NCH 700 doesn't really wow me. I think they are about as equally good, but the NCH 700 takes the cake because I don't get those distortion artifacts when the ANC pressure within the ear cups is disrupted from sudden vibrations to the headphones that plagues the Sony WH1000XM3. For example this is caused by being on a bus while on a bumpy road or running with your headphones on. The ambient mode is very natural feeling on the NCH 700 and it's great being able to have awareness while listening to audio in situations where you don't want to blocked completely from the world. Wish it had the Sony's right hand palm over the ear cup feature where it seamlessly kicks in ambient sound and lowers the music volume so you can quickly hear someone or something and then once your hand leaves the right ear cup, everything reverts back to normal.

    The mains reason the new NCH 700's are the new ANC headphone kings is the voice mic quality on calls and interacting with your voice assistant. It's amazing how clear your voice is projected onto the other line while using the NCH 700. These are killer for conference calls even if you dare take them in the middle of Times Square, NYC.

    Overall, the NCH 700 is a welcome evolution to the Bose headphone line up and I'm sure these will win the hearts of many. Highly recommended!

    Sep 15, 2019 01:21
  • Review by vrs99, 10 out of 10
    Music for your world

    Bose 700 headphones arrived today; the headset system clearly spoke First Class. Upon opening the product box found a carrying case for the Bose 700’s that is both nicely designed and quite suitable for storing or travelling with the headphones.

    The 700’s are both very comfortable wearing and the tactile sensation to the touch in your hand and upon your head is far removed from any headsets that I have previously reviewed/used. The texture of the ear and head cushions are the definition of comfort. The 700’s rest lightly on your head and are basically not noticeable when you put them on, after a few minutes you barely notice you are wearing the headset.

    To setup the 700’s you download the Bose Music app and follow the instructions. Bose Music app will setup popular streaming music services automatically, cool. One item that caught my eye is your current music selection is displayed on app. The extra attention to detail app programming shines through.

    First experience with noise cancellation tech, in a word, Wow. Turned on some James Taylor mid-range volume, put the headset on and at first did not realize that I could not hear an A/C unit just twenty feet from me. Only when I took the headphones off did hit me that all the sounds in the room had “magically” disappeared. You can program three settings from complete noise cancellation to mid and no cancellation, very nice.

    Music is perfectly clear including the most subtle audio with extraordinary spatial environment, each instrument/vocal comes through stunningly. Fact is the 700’s are the best headphones at music reproduction that I have experienced. From a wide range of genres going back to the 60’s through modern and Rock to Phantom of the Opera it was musical bliss.

    Fun Stuff:

    - Controls are well placed and the Touch Surface Controls for volume and track selection are spot on.

    - Battery life should easily deliver twenty hours of fun

    - Conversation mode

    - Built in Alexa - Simple easy setup – Great Feature

    - Mobile call management

    “Bose Headphones 700 feature an unrivaled four-microphone system that picks up and isolates your voice while cancelling the noise around you. You’ll hear and be heard like never before — even in noisy environments.” Good stuff.

    Typically, not a big headphone enthusiast, I have now been converted with the Bose 700 headphones. Bose has covered all the bases in their new headset.

    The 700’s speak class, performance and functionality clearly.

    Aug 05, 2019 20:20
  • Review by EricV, 6 out of 10
    Great features and convenience but lacks detail

    Design/build: The design is polarizing with a minimalist and modern look. The earcups are plastic with synthetic leather earpads. Headband is steel with silicone padding and silicone covering the top. Some minor marring/scratches do occur at the adjustment point of the headband and earcups.

    Comfort: The padding on the earcups and headband provide ample cushioning without getting too hot. The clamping force on the headband is stronger. You will also notice the added weight compared to the QC35II.

    ANC: I find that the ANC is really good but I don't find it any better the WH-1000XM3 or the QC35II. I do like that you adjust the ANC level from 0-10 (hear through-max). I also did not observe white noise or cabin pressure. ANC performance did well in windy environments.

    Sound: It sounds the same as the QC35II. The sound is clear but lacks detail, dynamic range is reduced as you increase volume, soundstage lacks depth. There is a delay between the video and sound, but not too noticeable. Headphone use SBC and AAC audio codecs, no Hi-res codecs such as LDAC or APTX HD

    Controls: I do like that they separated the ANC and assistant buttons. Touch controls on right earcup work well however I feel that the touch area is too small and that the headband interferes with its function.

    Mic/calls: Great improvement in the sound quality. One of the best headphones for making calls.

    Connection: No Bluetooth issues when connected with PC and Android phone. Did not observe stutters while playing music or video. You can connect two devices at the same time.

    App: New Bose app for controlling ANC levels, updating firmware or as a controller for your media. Currently you cannot control your EQ with app. You do need a Bose account to utilize.

    Recommendation: Overall the headphones provide great features and convenience. It works well as an ANC headphones and is excellent for making calls. If you are looking for something with better sound, it's not there. At $400, I cannot recommend these when there are other competing headphones that provide the same or better performance at a lower price.

    Jul 06, 2019 16:04
  • Review by Thanh, 10 out of 10
    Buttery soft headband....

    I was torn between these headphones and Sony’s latest but ended up sticking with Bose. These are definitely an improvement on the Quiet Comfort 35 II. The headband is really soft and I like the way the ear cups attach. I miss that they don’t bend inward for smaller storing but that hinge proved a problem for me. The controls will take some getting used to for me but I like how easy it is to change the volume and track. The fact that they have a magnetic closure for the cord compartment of the case is a big plus and improvement.

    I bought these when they were on sale for $300 which was a great deal.

    Nov 20, 2020 13:45
  • Review by mamallg, 10 out of 10
    Excellent

    Bose - Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

    Included- 20" USB-C to USB-A charging cable, 42' audio only cable, noise cancelling headphones, owner manual, and protective case.

    I have owned a few pairs of Bose headphones, but these are my first noice cancelling headphones. I was so excited for these, knowing what Bose offers.

    Packaging- the box that the headphones came in had a seal on both sides that are supposed to easily tear so the box will open. However, one of the sides didn't work so well and it took a chunk of box out of it. It's not a huge deal, but obviously I would have liked the box to not look janky. Inside, is a nice slim case that zips open and closed with a cloth interior. It holds the headphones and the cables neatly. It's great for storage and travel. That way they won't get damaged or dusty.

    Design- the design is sleek and attractive. I like that they are not gigantic and bulky, which noice cancelling headphones can be. The headband is not wide, only 1" at it's widest point. The size adjusts by sliding the ear cups up and down the headband instead of have another joint to extend or contract. The ear cups don't fold, they turn or pivot flat. It keeps the integrity of the headband better this way. The ear cups and the headband are very comfortable for shorter periods of time. I don't think I'd want to wear any pair all day long.

    I understand nowadays every product has an app to go with it. I also am slightly annoyed that it's required instead of an optional feature. You will have to download the free Bose Music app to proceed. You can customize a name or use a preset option for your headphones. It was easy to pair them to my phones. The app will display your battery life and what song you are playing. The app will not let you customize the sounds on the app. That is something that needs to be added. I expect that from this product and brand. I also wish Bose would consolidate their music apps. I have to have a separate app for their soundbars that I own.

    Controls- Everything is by touch with taps or swipes or a simple touch of a button. It take a little bit of time getting used to but probably will require more If you are left handed since the controls are on the right cup only. I don't use Alexa or Siri too often but I find that Alexa understands me better.

    Sound- I think the sound quality is excellent. I am not disappointed in the 700's at all. I am not a music snob though. I mainly listen to top 40 and it's great for me. The noise cancelling works great too. I love that there are different levels - 0-10. You can also make 3 different favorite settings if you have certain specific needs or situations. Anything to tailor it to your experience is great.

    I'm so glad I have these. I do recommend these if you like Bose, need a wireless noise canceling pair and can afford them.

    Jul 30, 2019 17:00
  • Review by davidmelis, 10 out of 10
    Absolutely!

    My very first pair of noise canceling headphones were a Bose that I purchased 7 years ago. I still own and use that pair of Bose QC 15 headphones. Through the years, I have always considered upgrading but have never had a good enough reason to. Mainly because Bose is so consistently good with their headphones that all the newer models have been very similar in sound, comfort and function as my old faithful pair of QC’s. Well, I now find myself with a set of the new Bose Noise Canceling Headphones 700 and I once again am impressed of how good previous versions of Bose headphones hold up even today. That said, the 700 do feel, look and sound incrementally better to me. Allow me to geek out over the details a bit...

    - The Bose 700 have better passive noise isolation. The headphones block more ambient noise passively by just the cup and pad materials. The trade-off is that the headphones seem to be just ever so slightly more warm to wear than the previous QC15, 25 and 35 models.

    - The active noise cancelation is slightly better also. Perhaps not better but different. The 700 tend to cancel out a few decibels less of the lowest sounds (airplane cabin noise) but then block more than before of the mid to high frequencies (busy office or coffee shop). Personally, I do not fly much so I prefer the noise canceling prowess of the Bose NC 700.

    - The sound signature remains true to Bose’ custom but is ultimately better. The 700 seem to have higher impedance drivers. This means that it takes more electricity to move the electromagnet that moves the drivers which move air creating sound frequencies. Higher impedance drivers means a stronger bass that is more controlled and tight. The trade off to he high impedance speakers which take more energy to drive is twofold: 1) Listening to the headphones passively through the wire sounds significantly worse. These drivers need more amplification than the average 3.5 mm headphone jack provides. 2) Wireless battery life still remains near 20 hours. Personally, I prefer the slightly better sound over more battery life or better sounding passive mode.

    - The 700 have slightly better imaging. Closed back headphones do not do imaging as well as their open back cousins. The soundstage is still within my head but the instrument separation is better than previous Bose. So great to imagine an actual stage in a performance theatre and to be able to hear exactly where each orchestra member is sitting. It just makes music that much more immersive.

    - The highs are better! I read some reviews that say the sound of the higher frequencies such as symbols is inconsistent depending on how the headphones are seated on your ear and how good of a seal there is. I understand this, but to me the highs sound absolutely fantastic. They are not rolled off. A symbol finishes its ring until the very last vibration. There is also no harshness nor brittleness ever at higher volumes. The highs are very very nicely done for a noise canceling headphone. Now, if you wear glasses and do not have as good of a seal then your experience may vary.

    - The mids such as voices are more present and transparent than previous generation Bose noice canceling headphones. I have listened to many very expensive headphones where the mids get lost in the mix. Not here. Bose managed to have sub-level lows and ear tickling highs while still maintaining the mids. Very great.

    - The Bose QC35 first introduced us to volume specific bass equalization. In other words, Bose increases the volume of the bass at lower levels so that the it could be properly heard when it normally would not be present enough. The Bose 700 does the same! So great to hear the full frequency spectrum even when playing music at very low volumes.

    - Unfortunately, to my ear Bose decreases the bass at higher volumes - like over 80%. I would rather have this than to have distorted bass yet the balance is thus off at these higher volumes. Thankfully I never listen this loud.

    - The sound of my own voice during phone calls sounds more natural than ever. Really, this is hard to do because when wearing headphones our own voice sounds odd to us. Try plugging your ears and while you talking. It voice sounds like it is under water. It takes a lot of equalization in order to take what we hear naturally and pump in some of what the microphones are hearing on the outside and equalize it in a way so that it sounds natural. It is not perfect, but I am still in awe. I have never heard it done this well.

    - The ear cups are taller than previous Bose headphones. This gives more margin of error and a larger sweet-spot when adjusting the headband. Good thing because it is hard to get the headband back to the exact location where it was previously. I miss the “clicks” of the previous models. It made it so easy to count the “clicks” to place the headband exactly where it was proven comfortable.

    - At first I was annoyed by the physical buttons. They seemed too large and too openly placed in that I accidentally pressed them when just taking the headphones on and off. Now, they do not bother me at all. Muscle memory has me avoiding accidental presses. In fact, the buttons (both physical and touch) have grown on me. I appreciate how they disappear into the sleek design.

    - The design to me looks very fantastic. So sleek with the steal headband with very soft silicones and leatherettes. To my eye, my QC 15 look dated and the QC 35 series now look like a tank.

    - One final little detail. I love that the weight balance of the headphones allows the ear cups to automatically lay flat when I hold the headband. Makes it so easy to place the 700’s back into their case (see photo).

    As you can tell, I have been obsessing over these headphones. Most of these details I have shared may go unnoticed by the average consumer. Yet, I can’t help to think that most anyone will appreciate the sum total of the parts. Most will probably acknowledge that the Bose NC 700 just sound good, feel good and work well. Now, to my fellow arm-chair audiophiles - consider that these Bose Noise Canceling 700 headphones are an all-in-one product. Bose has nicely paired their own custom drivers with their own DAC (assuming it is a proprietary DAC in there) and also an amplifier. All the while simultaneously pumping in sound that cancels out the ambient noise. Quite a feat! Of course, you can get better sounding headphones elsewhere but you will also need a great dedicated DAC and then an amplifier. All the while, you probably still will be settling for a headphone that is much less comfortable. And, you might constantly be experiencing hoping to pair the right DAC with the right cans and amplifier. When I look at it this way, the Bose 700 are worth the money and do have a place in my collection.

    Aug 08, 2019 16:46
  • Review by Qazaqstan, 10 out of 10
    Super

    decent sound and decent noise cancellation! I recommend for traveling and listening to music is just super!

    Sep 08, 2021 16:04
  • Review by Anonymous, 8 out of 10
    Works great in the start

    Works great in the start but I’ve started getting some problems with this head phones.. where do I contact for help? The Bluetooth kind of does not connect sometimes and the audio suddenly rings on the phone instead of headphones.. I want to replace this product!!

    Dec 10, 2020 16:15
  • 9.2score
    Bose - Frames Tempo – Sports Audio Sunglasses with Polarized Lenses - Black
    Description

    Designed for sports. Engineered for sound. Bose Frames Tempo will take your audio game to the next level. With Bose Open Ear Audio™, you get loud, deep, lifelike sound thanks to wafer-thin speakers hidden in the temples. It’s a jaw-dropping experience that leaves you free to engage with the world around you, all while discreetly listening to music. Performance doesn’t end with audio. Bose Frames Tempo is also designed for maximum comfort and durability with a lightweight nylon frame, sweat-and weather-resistance and durable, soft, silicone nose pads. Tempo gives you sound you expect from Bose with everything you need from sport sunglasses.

    10 Features
  • Bose Open Ear Audio™ design.: Bose Frames Tempo are high-performance sport audio sunglasses engineered with a wafer-thin acoustic package hidden in the temples that produces lifelike audio, while others around you hear practically nothing.
  • High audio quality.: With two specially designed speakers embedded in the temples, Bose Bluetooth sunglasses play louder and deeper than other audio sunglasses, so you can hear the music over wind even while bike riding, playing golf or hiking in open country.
  • Up to 8 hours of battery life.: The rechargeable lithium-ion battery in Bose Frames Tempo provides up to 8 hours of audio and fully charges in 1 hour via USB-C or get up to 4 hours of play from a short, 30-minute charge.
  • IPX4 water resistant sports sunglasses.: Bose sports sunglasses are sweat-and weather-resistant sunglasses thanks to advanced materials and design, like acoustic mesh in the ports, specially designed to help keep out water and debris.
  • Advanced beamforming microphone array.: Now hands-free calls are even clearer with an integrated advanced microphone system that is designed to focus on your voice while reducing the sound of wind and noise around you.
  • Aerodynamic lightweight TR-90 nylon frame.: A curved TR-90 nylon frame ensures these sport sunglasses stay comfortable and secure during high-intensity exercises. While three options of soft, silicone nose pads (included) help you find the best fit.
  • Interchangeable sport lenses.: The ability to switch out lenses make Bose Tempo sunglasses multi-sport ready. Swap lenses in seconds to match your current terrain and lighting conditions. (Optional lenses sold separately.)
  • Bose Frames. Your prescription.: Bose sunglasses are tested and approved for prescription lenses, so you can enjoy all the benefits of sport sunglasses with lenses made just for you. (See Rx lens providers for replacement.)
  • Tap, touch, swipe controls.: Seamless capacitive touch and an integrated motion sensor give you complete control. Slide your finger along the right temple to adjust the volume. Double-tap to access your phone’s voice assistant. And when you take them off and place them upside down, they turn off.
  • Legal*: *Bose, Bose Frames, Bose Lenses, Bose Music, and Bose Open Ear Audio are trademarks of Bose Corporation. OD852489, 838211-0010.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by hahanson, 10 out of 10
    Sunglasses can be fun.

    New to Bose's Frames lineup this ear is the Tempo, sport performance sunglasses that allow you listen to music or talk on the phone while being aware of world around you. Speakers in the sunglass frame directs sound to your ears while not drowing out the world.

    Surprisingly, the sound is excellent. While they are certainly not going to overwhelm anyone with thier bass, the sound is warm and rich with excellent clarity. The volume is somewhat limited, distorting as you start to reach 75% or so but I never had them up that high except to see how loud they would get. In most circumstances you can hear them very well, however as they are open ear they can be overwhelmed by loud sounds -- it's not going to drown out that jackhammer as you walk by a construction area. Keep them half volume or less, and the sound is barely audible to people around you. Around 30% I can have conversations with others and they don't even realize I have music in the background.

    The mic works well, picking up my voice clearly. On a windy day, some wind noise came through, but did not adversely affect that ability for the other person to hear me. Google/Siri picks up my audio commands clearly.

    Controls are simple with just one button to turn them on/off, pause music, or answer the phone. While listening to music push once to pause, twice to skip a song, or three times to go back. Taking the sunglasses off and turning them upside down for a second or two will turn them off. Unfortunately I do have to reach for my Android phone to adjust the volume, however IoS users can do this by pressing the button and turning their head (the Android app will have these features in the future).

    Battery life is rated at 6+ hours, which is double what last year's model offered. They also changed the proprietary charging connecion to a standard USB-C interface so you don't have to have yet another special charge cable to keep track of. Unfortunately they come in a standard hard case so you can't charge them while storing.

    Overall I found these Bose Frames awesome, allowing me to be aware of what's around me while walking or cycling. They don't drown out the world like ear buds, so you're subjected to the world around you, but that's the point. As such, they'll probably not going to be the only headphones you need, but I imagine if you're like me, you'll use the a lot.

    Features:

    Open ear acoustic package

    6+ hours of battery life

    Athletic form factor design and fit

    Adjustable nose pads

    Improved acoustic performance

    IPX4 water resistence

    Stretto-based design

    On-device volume control (only in IoS as far as I can tell)

    Replacement lenses (prescription lenses available)

    Sep 08, 2020 12:01
  • Review by gadgeTT, 10 out of 10
    Significant Improvements in Sound and Battery

    Pros:

    * Much better sound quality than first generation product.

    * Better battery life than first generation product.

    * New - Separate swipe volume control.

    * New - Separate touch control for voice assistant.

    * USB-C charging versus proprietary magnetic cable from first generation product.

    * Comfortable fit.

    * New companion app versus the first generation product.

    Cons:

    * Cost-reduced materials from first generation product.

    * Bigger & thicker side arms (to hold the better speakers and bigger batteries).

    * Looses the questionable built-in AR functionality?

    My Review:

    I own and have been using the first generation Bose Frames Rondo Style for a while. They are a great product because I can enjoy music while being outside without blocking ambient sounds like regular headphones would. The fist generation’s sound quality and battery life were merely adequate but that didn’t detract from the product’s usefulness. Since charging was done with a proprietary USB cable that magnetically snapped onto the frame, you had to remember to carry that cable with you to charge up the frames when on-the-go.

    Fast-forward to this next generation of Bose Frames. These are the Tempo style and they look a lot more sporty than the first gen styles. It’s obvious that the materials are a tad cost-reduced but this doesn’t take anything away from all of the vast improvements Bose has made - most notably; the sound, controls and battery life.

    The main reasons to wear Bose Frames instead of your regular sunglasses and a pair of normal Bluetooth headphones are the convenience of wearing one thing versus two, and the ability to hear sounds around you because the headphone part doesn’t cover or block your ears. All of those benefits are still here, but everything is just amped up. The sound quality is noticeably better with more treble and deeper bass. They are also louder yet still clean at top volume - all while still being barely audible by others nearby. I can’t stress enough how much better these sound than the first gen model! You shouldn’t expect the same sound as from traditional headphones, but these sounds really good anyway.

    For onboard controls - the first gen had a single button that attempted to do everything. Sure, it was a nice gold-colored metal button versus the new model’s black plastic button, but still it tried to do everything from power to track control and even voice assistant access. A software update added the ability to raise or lower the volume by holding that button and slowly turning your head left or right. While this worked, it was a tad cumbersome. This new second gen Bose Frame still has that one physical button (plastic now), but they have also added a touch sensitive area on the right frame arm. Swipe back to front to increase volume or reverse to lower it, and double-tap it to invoke your phone’s voice assistant. Much more convenient and useful. However, this new touch strip area could use a small improvement. You can’t see the swipe area while wearing the Frames, and there’s a noticeable groove on the side where you might think it is, but it isn’t. The touch area is above that groove, so you kinda have to feel for it and reach a tad higher up to get to the touch sensitive area. Not a huge deal, but it would have been better if they either put the touch sensitive area in that groove, or made the actual area easier to find by touch alone.

    There’s also a nice, new orchestral sound when you turn them on and another when you turn them off with the button. As before, you can also flip them upside down for a few seconds to turn them off, but then you don’t get to hear that nice shut down sound ;-)

    When it comes time to charge them up, the first gen had a proprietary USB cable that magnetically attached to the inside of one of the arms. This was nice in that there was no port to get wet or dirty, but it did mean that you had to carry that special cable with you to charge them up. The new model replaces that proprietary magnetic connection with a standard USB-C port. I presume it is water resistant but don’t know for sure. At least you can use any standard USB-C cable to charge now, which is probably worth replacing the magnetic contact with a standard port.

    These also come with a nice zipper case that keeps your Frames safe when not being worn. There’s a convenient pocket inside to tuck a cleaning cloth and the provided (yet standard) USB-C charging cable, too. The first gen’s case was a bit nicer in that it had a magnetic clasp and looked more befitting a pricey pair of glasses, but the new case is plenty good enough.

    Overall, this second gen Bose Frame is significantly better on all fronts; much better sound, better battery life, standard USB-C charging, and convenient on-board volume control. If you have any desire to listen to music while also wearing sunglasses; these are a great choice!

    Sep 07, 2020 10:14
  • Review by k1zit, 8 out of 10
    Great Polarized Sunglasses for Running or Hiking

    I've been using these sunglasses on my runs and they've added a new dimension in terms of my environmental awareness and comfort. Because these sunglasses are designed with open ear audio, you get to experience your music without an earbud entrenched into your ear canal. It is a very liberating and refreshing experience that provides a level of comfort that none of my headphones can provide while I run or hike. I've been pretty surprised how much more aware I am of my surroundings during my runs due to the open ear audio design. Anything that adds a layer of safety when I'm engaged in a physical activity is a huge plus in my book; especially while shielding my eyes from the sun! I can also vouch that they have stood up to my sweat during my runs with no issues so far.

    While the open ear audio design provides for a much better level of comfort than traditional earbuds/headphones and also provides much better environmental awareness, there is a trade off. You're not going to get the "boomy" low frequency bass notes that you may be used to hearing when listening to your favorite electronic set. You're also not going to get that punchy double pedal sound when listening to metal or hard rock. However, hip/hop, pop, jazz, and acoustic tracks sound FANTASTIC! Incredibly crisp and vibrant.I think this may be a deal breaker for some people depending on what their preferred genre of music is. I happen to be a huge fan of electronic and metal when working out and I just wish they offered a little more bass. I also wish they were just slightly louder. For poolside listening, these are such a pleasure! It's refreshing not having to have anything in your ears while you sip on your favorite beverage. I would like to note that because of their open ear design, at it's highest volume, people close to you will definitely be able to hear your music. Just something to keep in mind.

    In terms of build quality and design, this thing feels like it's built like a tank (albeit all plastic) but somehow maintains a very light heft to it. I absolutely love the polarized lens with the mirror finish. They include three different nose pads to increase/decrease the pressure for a tighter or looser fit. I have the "medium" nose pads installed and they don't budge when I run. They're also super comfy! One thing I'm not a big fan of is the oversized frames. However, I know that Bose did this in order to pack lithium batteries that provide up to 8 hours of audio playback. Happy to report that battery performance has far outlasted any of my runs or hikes.

    Setup was a bit of struggle for me at first. However, I am fully to blame for not being able to initially pair my sunglasses to my Android device. I could simply not get the "Bose Music" app to connect to my sunglasses. After some troubleshooting, I discovered that under my "connections" settings, I had "Phone Visibility" set to off which means that my phone was not discoverable during bluetooth pairing. As soon as I turned this on, my phone was able to quickly pair with the sunglasses and I've had no issues since. I have included a screenshot of the setting in case anyone has any issues pairing their sunglasses. This would be the first thing I would check.

    My favorite feature so far has been the convenience of simply swiping on the top right side of the frame to turn the volume up or down. You can also skip or replay tracks by tapping on the frame. I love not having to mess about with pushing a button on a wireless earbud or trying to find the play/skip/volume buttons on a cord. Overall, if you're an active person who loves to take your music with you on runs or hikes but also likes to shield your eyes from the sun, I would highly suggest you give them a try. Or if youre someone who constantly finds themselves poolside, these are a must!!

    Sep 09, 2020 03:39
  • Review by James, 10 out of 10
    Comfortable Sunglasses With Great Sound Quality

    Bose has truly carried their audio quality over to the Tempos. The sound is nothing short of amazing. I was astonished that the Tempo sound is better than my over the ear headphones and yet the speakers of the Tempos don't go over or cover your ears,

    Controls - 5

    Fit - 5

    Feel - 5

    Audio Quality - 5

    Call Quality - 5

    The Tempo comes with 3 sets of nose pieces which allow you to adjust the glasses to fit you. The ear pieces fit snug around the sides of my head but aren't so snug as to make them uncomfortable. They feel like normal sunglasses. Bose has also designed them to allow for the lenses to be changed. I hope to see quite a few different lens styles to be made available such as different reflective colors on the front of lenses in the future. The lenses that come with the Tempos are polarized and tinted enough to shield your eyes from the sun as you would expect from normal sunglasses. The lenses are medium tent. Transitioning from outside to inside while wearing the glasses didn't cause a problem as the tint is such that I was still able to walk inside from my patio into my living room and see well enough that I didn't worry about having to stop to take them off before further moving through the living room. I went jogging while wearing them and didn't have a problem with the fit. They felt comfortable and stayed in place throughout the jog. Also, a little sweat got on both ear pieces, but this didn't cause a problem. I just cleaned the ear pieces after the jog and everything was fine. The USB-C charge port is on the bottom of the right ear piece. My Tempos didn't come with a cover for the port which is something I wish Bose had included. I would think that at some point dust or sweat my enter the port, so it would have been nice to have a cover for it. They also come with a USB-C charge cable, but they don't have a charge block included. I was able to use one of the many I have around the house to plug the cable into and charge the glasses. The case that comes with the glasses is a good quality case and will hold the glasses with the charge cable and included cleaning cloth. The battery life is good. I've listened to an audio book and music while connected to my phone over Bluetooth. So far, I have about 8 hours of listening time. My current charge remaining from the initial full charge is 40%. That's after the 8 hours of listening time plus the time of setup and registration with the app.

    Sound quality is excellent. The speakers don't fully cancel out surrounding noise, but I can hear music or an audio book over the noise of a TV, outside AC unit, and general traffic noise with the volume set to 30%. I was truly surprised by how well they work. I was thinking that I would probably have to raise the volume a lot just to hear anything over ambient noise, but that was not the case. 30% volume allowed me to hear music and an audio book just fine with background noise sources around and near me. The audio is very clear. No hissing sounds or crackling noise in the audio. I was also able to walk 50 ft. away from my phone from my back bedroom out to my patio without any disruption to the audio or the glasses disconnecting. The signal had to carry through 3 walls. I also was able to walk 60 ft. away, line of sight, from my phone and had no problem with the connection.

    The controls are simple. A button on the bottom of the right ear piece powers it on and off. For music, it plays, stops, forwards and reverses tracks. For phone calls, it answers and hangs up the call. Volume up and down is done by sliding a finger forwards or backwards along a specific part of the outer right ear piece. A double tap of the same area activates your devices voice assist. These are simplified, easy to use controls. One additional way to power off the glasses is to turn them upside down for two seconds. Overall, I'm very pleased with the Tempos and would definitely recommend them to others.

    Sep 07, 2020 20:28
  • Review by KaneM7, 8 out of 10
    Never knew I needed these!!

    Let me start off by defending my Summary. I never knew i needed these!! I have had the glasses that looked similar and tons of earbuds, but to combine them was genius.

    So lets jump into reviewing them and my 4 star rating.

    They look good! I was pleasantly surprised by the appearance of them. They have a flat black color and are slim and not heavy at all. I was a little concerned with weight because of the bulky speaker arms but they were surprisingly light.

    Fit: The design is one you are familiar with. They limit the adjustability a bit IMO. The only adjustable piece is the nose bridge. They include 3 sizes-small, med, large. I went with the large to keep them off my brow since I wear them outdoors and get sweaty. one thing I found when I initially got them was that they felt a bit small - pressing on the sides of my head quite snuggly. Over the course of a week, they did "stretch" out a bit and got more comfortable but didn't lose the "secure" feeling while moving about.

    Oh yeah, these glasses are an investment and not just in the glasses. But should you happen to scratch a lens, they are replaceable!!! Bose offers many different colors(blue/yellow) and prescription offerings if needed. They seemed to be an affordable price as well. I having kids and being a clutz sometimes - this is a great offering!

    Sound: They sound good and have a good volume for them. Unfortunately, they have NO bass at all. So if your style of music and preference is bass - these may not be for you. As such, they do sound fantastic and crisp. The music was loud and clear. Phone calls were good and my callers never asked if I were on speakerphone! I've even used them in the car with the windows down and they did great.

    Control: I LOVE the controls - I have never been one that wanted full functionality from my electronics. Just let me control the few things I need and make it WORK. BOSE did exactly that. 1 button for PWR On/Off - Same button for track forward back(2 press/3 press). Then the right arm has a 'touch" pad to control Volume Up/Down or simply hold for your phone's assistant (Siri/Alexa/Bixby). I set up Alexa and was able to verbally launch all my audio apps and open my favorite station or playlist! Easy peasy. One cool feature built-in that I quickly found great was the turn off the function. Just hold the glass upside down for 2 seconds and they power off. Great for those situations you need to talk to someone and you don't have to bumble around trying to stop/pause/mute your music!

    Now I've said quite a lot of great things, WHY did I rate them a 4 star? Well, let me explain.

    1. I wanted them to be LOUDER sometimes!! LOL

    2. Case and charger - Not the best design here - They did use a USB-C cable but I found that you have to flip the case upside down, flay the case wide open, and plug in the glasses. I charging case like my earbuds would have been nice!! This works fine at home, but a BIG issue when I want to charge them in the truck!! See pic! Notice the case is upside down and cable is pointing straight up - easily able to move the glasses.

    Overall these were an item I didn't really know I needed. But I really do like them! They are comfortable, good sounds, and I'm aware of my surroundings. Price was a good price for what you get(especially if you compare all the items if purchased separately). included are the glasses, semi-hard case, charging cable(no brick), and nose pieces.

    Sep 14, 2020 07:15
  • Review by ShawnInKB, 10 out of 10
    Awesome workout sunglasses with great “Bose” audio

    These are perfect sound sunglasses for working out or other outdoor activities with that awesome Bose sound. These are my new "Go To" running outside sunglasses/audio combo in one.

    Pros:

    Great sound – especially for not actually being in your ear at all.

    Since they are not in your ear, you can better hear your surroundings which is great for running, biking, etc and being aware of cars approaching, etc.

    Comfortable – at first I thought they were a tad snug with the side arms touching the side of my face, but that actually keeps them in place and were very comfortable on my regular 5K runs.

    Perfect for running, biking or other outdoor activity.

    Great optics – super clear sunglasses.

    3 options for nose pieces for a good fit (the default “2” option was perfect for me).

    Long battery life

    Easy to use controls – love the tactile button under the right arm to pause, next song, previous song and because they aren’t in your ears – no pressure on your ear drums when you tap it.

    Volume controls also very intuitive – just gentle swipe the right sunglasses arm forward (up) or back (down)

    They can also be used for calls, but I don't answer a lot of calls while "getting the run in", so haven't tried that feature.

    Double tap the side arm and access Siri or Google

    Very easy to pair and Bose app is easy to use

    Come with a nice protective travel case

    Love the simple turn over and set down to turn off feature!

    Cons:

    You lose a little bit of peripheral visibility just to the left and right of the glasses due to the larger side arms (but with nothing in your ears the ability to hear your surroundings definitely offsets this, plus these larger arms give you the great battery life)

    Because they aren’t in your ears, if you “bump up the volume” others that are close to you will definitely hear your music playing. These are made/designed for outside activities though – not for indoors on a treadmill, at your desk, or on a plane etc.

    Sep 03, 2020 19:00
  • Review by PapawJeff, 10 out of 10
    Good Sunglasses Good Sound

    Nice wrap around style sunglasses with mirrored polarized (but changeable) lenses that are dark enough to keep your eyes more comfortable in bright sun but not so dark that some evening use is out of the question.

    And the sound is fantastic. Of course these are not noise blocking but in an average environment with normal background noises you can turn them up far enough to all but eliminate the noises to enjoy your music or turn them down to participate in a conversation without stopping the music or taking out one or both earbuds when you were using those.

    You can also take and place calls from your glasses of course when connected to your phone through Bluetooth.

    Music can be paused, tracks can be skipped from the multifunction button on the right temple. Also on the right temple, you just slice your finger forward on the temple to increase volume and slide your finger towards the rear of the glasses to decrease volume, no switch just slide along the temple.

    I found the slide action to be a bit temperamental but over all like the feature.

    Phone calls were very clear on both ends of the conversation.

    The quality of the sound rivals that of many top end ear buds I have and do own and without the hassle of having something sitting in your ears sometimes painfully after several hours of use.

    Until I got use to the placement of the multifunction button I found it very easy to accidentally push but found the key to that is stay away from the right temple unless you are looking for the button of wanting to slide your finger for volume control.

    All control can also be accomplished from your phone as well.

    Setup is three quick steps outlined on the card wrapping the box and full instructions can be found in the app once it is downloaded and the glasses are paired with the app.

    The Glasses, a nice carrying case, charging cord and microfiber cleaning cloth are included.

    Sep 04, 2020 18:39
  • Review by Beradon, 10 out of 10
    Shockingly Good!

    I have to say, I was skeptical to be getting sunglasses that have bluetooth connected music, and I'm thrilled to say that my skepticism was misplaced.

    To start, the packaging definitely gives a feel of luxury when opening it. Once in the box, the sunglasses themselves are inside a semi-hard protective carrying case embossed with the Bose logo. The whole experience gives you the feeling of quality.

    Removing the sunglasses you can feel the weight and quality to them. They are sturdy, if a little bit heavy because of the battery and speakers, but look sleek. It may take a moment to get past the wide-body of the band on either side, but honestly with the strange things that many sport-grade sunglasses have going on, this doesn't really stand out too much.

    Connecting to the bluetooth is as easy as you'd expect. It connected right the first time and without issue. I tried it both directly to the phone without the Bose Music app and with. It works both ways, however the Bose Music app allows control of the device in more specific ways and is worth the install. It is unobtrusive so there's no issues with using it. It also ensures the firmware is up to date. Something it does not do, which I really appreciate, is try to take over all sound/music functionality of the phone. It seems apps for other bluetooth connected headphones and speakers recently need to give me their little notification icon and want to take control of play/pause/etc functions of my music. The Bose music app stays pleasantly in the background.

    So now the important part. How do they sound? Amazing. Shockingly good. I would hope so when you consider the company is Bose, but hey, they are sunglasses, not speakers, not earbuds, not headphones. The open speaker configuration perfectly directs the sound into your ears for a full sounding experience. I will say they lean a little on the tinny side, but I would expect that with almost anything in this size range (I've never met a pair of earbuds that can deliver what I would consider 'good' base response) and I would say this is a dramatic cut above all earbuds I've ever listened to music on.

    I know there is also the question of how well others can hear your music. It is definitely not completely silent to another person, but it sounds about on-par with someone sitting next to you listening to their headphones turned up a bit too loud. Which is to say, you can hear it, but it's not going to be heard over even a whisper.

    Can you hear while wearing them? Yes and no. If someone is talking to you sufficiently loud enough to overcome your music volume, then yes, so in that way it's like any other headphones..

    As far as looks and aesthetics, they are right up there with any high end sport sunglasses you may have ever seen. The only gripe I have is the lenses pick up fingerprints VERY easily. Having barely brushed one with the edge of my thumb I can see exactly where I smudged them. I dont know if sunglasses usually have an oleophobic coating, but I think these companies should start considering it.

    Bottom Line. These are incredible. If you're considering them, then yes, get them.

    Sep 03, 2020 01:00
  • 9.2score
    JLab - GO Air POP True Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    The JLab GO Air POP True Wireless Earbuds have changed the game for accessible audio products. With a massive 32+ hour total playtime, you can expect 8+ hours in each earbud off a single charge and 3 more charges from the case. Ready for business calls to workouts and everything in between, the GO Air POP earbuds feature 3 custom EQ sound settings to choose from, touch sensors, universal mics in both earbuds, and IPX4 water resistance.

    6 Features
  • Long Battery Life: GO Air POP features 8+ hours of playtime in each earbud and 24+ extra hours from the charging case (32+ hours total). Return to the case to recharge the buds, and use the integrated USB cable to charge the case.
  • Dual Connect: Use either earbud independently or use both together. A built-in MEMS microphone in each bud ensures clear calls.
  • 15% Smaller Fit: Smaller than a credit card, the case fits in your pocket and the earbuds are our smallest yet – 15% smaller earbuds and 40% lighter with the compact case. Try the three tip sizes to get a snug in-ear fit, creating a perfect seal for crystal clear sound.
  • EQ3 Sound: With just a few taps via touch sensors, you can choose your sound preference: JLab Signature, Balanced and Bass Boost modes – without an app. Hear the difference at jlab.com/EQ.
  • Touch Controls: Enjoy volume and track controls, plus play/pause, answering calls and activating your smart assistant with the touch control functions.
  • Water Resistant: Sweat and splashproof with an IPX4 water resistance rating
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by DarthRiatch, 8 out of 10
    WOWzer for $20 Bluetooth Earbuds?!?

    In the past few years, I've been purchasing budget bluetooth earbuds in search of that perfect fit & sound quality. These Jlab Go Air Pops are it!

    First day, I put these on while commuting to the gym, did my workout, went grocery shopping afterwards, & finally headed home... still plenty of battery life which I got almost 8 hours of use, as advertised! The fit is snug & doesn't move once in my ear canal, although I know all ears come in different shapes & sizes so may not fit everyone; I kept the attached medium size silicone eartips on. Tested all 3 sound profiles & decided the Jlab Signature sound works best for my EDM/trance taste in music providing punchy bass. The sound itself feels slightly muffled, maybe because these are on the bass-ier side vs others I own; note that the Balanced sound profile provides a flatter (less bass) but still decent sound. Build quality feels solid, although I continue to have a difficult time removing each earbud from the magnetic case, which I think is a pretty strong magnetic pull vs other bluetooth earbud charging cases I own. Watched videos & TV, didn't notice any lag time with lip sync dialogue - big plus here! Call quality via the built-in mics is good & functional both indoors & outdoors. The slate grey color I chose looks like a matte light blue finish & I may get a black &/or red one soon. Wish these came in a solid white.

    Great job Jlab for reaching the budget consumers market!

    Nov 06, 2021 10:13
  • Review by PapawJeff, 10 out of 10
    Very Nice Sound At A Budget Minded Price

    Ok, they don't have the super sharp sound of a $300 dollar pair of earbuds and they do not charge by laying the case on a wireless charging pad.

    But I was very glad to see Jlabs enter the lower price market with a quality headphone.

    The earbud is compact and comfortable as well as being water resistant.

    The charging case is compact and has a built in charging flat cable that tucks back into the bottom of the case when not in use and can charge the buds and keep you powered and listening for 32 hours before needing to recharge,

    There is no control of these from an app but I find the tap features to be easy to understand and use for the adjustments and feature use.

    Three equalizer settings are also included in the tap features.

    They work great when taking a call and are IPX4 SWEAT & WATER RESISTANT.

    You can use only one earbud if desired.

    They can connect automatically and do so initially and subsequently with ease.

    These would be a great first earbud for the kids to see how well they take care of them before investing in higher priced models

    For casual use and listening at a very economical price they are really hard to beat for anyone.

    Sep 25, 2021 08:30
  • Review by rjv86, 8 out of 10
    its the little things that move this ahead

    This compact Bluetooth set was a great step up from my existing ones by improving the little details.

    For starters, its one of the thinnest smaller cases i've ever had/seen from buds that weren't airpods. its a lot sleeker in my pocket and less bulky.

    i also like the fact that the USB cable is not only integrated into the case, but designed so that there's no wrong way to plug it in. it can go upside down.

    Set up was very simple. you pull out both earbuds and then select the pods from your BT menu. Once you do this, you can use one or the other or both at the same time. This is much more convenient than other brands where you have to pair in a certain order and then usually you need to pair both buds separately.

    battery life has been great so far, only time will tell on longevity but i'm hopeful.

    sounds quality is great. When listening to music, there's the option to toggle some preset equalizer profiles. while the Bass Boost is pretty good, i prefer the JLab Signature setting

    the touch sensors are nice, but personally i would have preferred a mechanical switch so i can tell i've made the correct tap. While its not a big deal for single taps to adjust volume and call answer, when double/triple tapping, sometimes i'm not sure if some taps didn't register and then they do something else, like accidentally pause, hang up, or launch my assistant

    that being said, i imagine it'll get easier and i'll adjust the longer i use them.

    Sep 27, 2021 11:15
  • Review by Njmomof3, 10 out of 10
    Pleasantly surprised

    The JLab Air Pops are what I call a quiet storm! The best things are the battery life, the exceptional bass, the ease of use, and portability of them.

    It comes in a magnetic case, which I feel should really be the standard for earbuds in general.

    The bass quality is BOMB. Seriously,, for $20 earbuds you can't beat the bass quality here.

    Another excellent feature is the awesome noise cancellation --- this is probably the best noise cancellation I have, even considering my more expensive earbuds ($60 to be exact). Finally, the ease of charging is smart; the USB charger is attached to the charging pack so no worrying about losing the charger or having to remember to bring it. Thankfully charging is not often necessary with these because the battery life is several hours...Over the course of a week I didn't need to charge them at all after using them for the whole week. These are a legit steal at the price point.

    Oct 05, 2021 15:51
  • Review by Bilal, 6 out of 10
    Decent earphones!

    These are decent earphones, with a nice sound quality. The life is 8 hours, given the price is really good. The plastic quality kind a gives it a feel of being cheap earphones. You should be able to see that in third picture.

    Oct 23, 2021 20:52
  • Review by sundevilchemist, 6 out of 10
    Decent sound, great for the kids, and small case!

    My main headphones are my Sony XM3. When I don’t want to lug around those monstrosities I want something small and portable. The kids have the airpods 2 and pro (those sound 10x better but 10x price).

    I chose the jlab go air pop true wirless due to their 32+ hour claim. They lasted all day but cannot confirm the 32 hours as they do recharge when I put them back in the case. Speaking of charging I have come to dislike the attached charging cable. Jlab just put a usb-c port under there please.

    Sound was just okay. No bass what so ever even though package says “bass boost” on it.

    I normally don’t like in ear headphones but these did not bug me and they fit good. Almost forgot at times I had them in.

    Music sounds flat. Youtube videos sounded okay.

    For the price they are a great backup for travel or public transportation.

    The low cost won’t get you to upset if you lose them.

    Connects fast to both my iphone and android tablet. Can use 1 or both earpieces at a time. They are also L/R marked.

    No mobile app available to custom tune the sound. They do just work though.

    Voice lets you know when bluetooth connected and battery full.

    Charging LED.

    Mic is decent. Can hear background noise and whistling noise at time. My voice sounds like I am in a small room.

    Sep 25, 2021 12:13
  • Review by jpatterson34, 10 out of 10
    Good price, integrated charging case!

    The JLab Go Air Pop wireless in earbuds are a good earbud for a good price. It comes with a an integrated USB charging case - so you don't have to worry about losing or keeping track of another cable. It let's you to listen/connect with either the left or right earbud or you can share which is different to some even really expensive earbuds. The sound is decent for the price. They are comfortable and I would definitely recommend.

    Sep 26, 2021 11:43
  • Review by AtrixNY, 8 out of 10
    Excellent sound for a steal price!

    These JLab GO Air Pop Bluetooth earphones sound very good for the low price.

    They recharge in the case quickly using the built in connected short USB plug and pair up easily to every.phone.and a TV I have tried them with.

    A good product!

    Sep 29, 2021 15:22
  • 9.0score
    Beats by Dr. Dre - Powerbeats Pro Totally Wireless Earphones - Black
    Description

    Totally wireless Powerbeats Pro earphones are built to revolutionize your workouts. With zero wires to hold you back, the adjustable, secure-fit earhooks are customizable for extended comfort and stability. A reinforced design for sweat and water resistance lets you take it to the next level. Each earbud has full volume and track controls and up to 9 hours of listening time to fuel your training with powerful, balanced sound.

    5 Features
  • High-Performance Workout Earphones: Powerbeats Pro, powered by the Apple H1 headphone chip, will revolutionize the way you work out. Built for elite athletes, these totally wireless earphones have no wires to hold you back.
  • Sound Like a Pro: We listened to real athletes with the intent to design wireless earphones that matched their toughest workouts - and over and over, we heard that nothing was more important than sound.
  • Play Both Sides or Just One at a Time: Left, right, or both, enjoy ultimate control over your audio. Each earbud has full volume and track controls so you don't need your device to adjust your music.
  • Power. Play.: Long hours of training? Marathons? Bring it. Each earbud has up to 9 hours of listening time so you can keep your music going. With the charging case, you'll get more than 24 hours of combined playback.
  • Wireless That Works: Powerbeats Pro are ready to go when you are. With Class 1 Bluetooth® technology, these wireless earphones offer extended range and fewer dropouts, so they stay connected as you keep moving.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by ArmyGuy, 10 out of 10
    Similar to AirPods but better for fitness.

    I originally purchased the AirPods Pro but they kept falling out regardless of what combination of size adapters I put. So I changed to these since I primarily use headphones for the gym. These are so far the best wireless headphones, they don’t fall out when I do any workout, even cardio. They charge in the case and the case charges with an iPhone charger and the case holds a long charge. They pair the same as any AirPods and show up the same way. Worth the purchase.

    Apr 25, 2021 22:21
  • Review by Wild5ive, 10 out of 10
    Awesome

    I got these paired with a Samsung Galaxy s9plus. Sound quality is fantastic. I love the independent functionality of these, I am a bus mechanic and my normal days are 10 hours (hopefully). I only wear one at work for safety reasons. I start at 3:30 am and I have been able to get through my entire day listening to music and talking on the phone by the time I get in my car I still have 30% or better depending on how loud I had them I normally keep the volume i would say a little over 25% in volume for me to hear the music or calls. When talking on them the call sound quality is awesome.

    Jul 04, 2019 09:50
  • Review by Pigg, 8 out of 10
    Great headphones if you don’t compare them .

    The quality is much better than the AirPods but not as good as most quality over the head - headphones .

    I have both AirPods and beats solo three over the head headphones . Initially I was comparing them to the solo 3 sound quality and was disappointed . However , after realizing the purpose of the headphones , and understanding how difficult it would be to achieve the same sound quality in such a small set of earbuds would be extremely hard and much more expensive. They look better than the AirPods but are not as casual/convenient .

    The beats are perfect for their purpose . Great sound for the size and portability , and great functionality for working out .

    Side note:This isn’t for females with little ears tho. I let a friend who is about 5 feet with small ears try them and they were much too big.

    Jul 19, 2019 15:59
  • Review by Ryan, 10 out of 10
    Good Sound and No Lag!

    I received these about a week ago after pre-ordering them on May 3rd. Before this I owned a pair of the Bose Soundsport Free. I like listening to music and watching videos with these headphones. My Bose headphones had a noticeable lag when watching youtube videos. These headphones did not suffer the same fate. I also like how sturdy they feel on the ear and I believe the sound quality is the same or maybe slightly better than the Bose. I have an iphone so the Hey Siri function is nice too. The only thing that I may have liked better on my last Bose headphones was the way that the crescent shaped buds felt a bit less intrusive in my ears. Other than that these are a win!

    May 31, 2019 16:21
  • Review by Cruzie06, 10 out of 10
    Better than I expected.

    The bass, the immersion, and at the price point of Apple AirPods, I don’t see another better deal and bang for your buck. I sometimes don’t even notice they are in my ear while I’m walking, with music off that is. And I don’t think I need to tell you that these are not going to fall out of your ear no matter what. The case is a tad bit on the bigger side but you’re walking around with an extra 24 hours of juice for your beats on top of the 9 hours each earpiece.

    TLDR: I enjoy these and will never look back to AirPods or Samsung buds.

    Oct 21, 2019 13:51
  • Review by Imrazor2002, 10 out of 10
    By FAR a major leap over Airpods

    I own the first gen AirPods and after using them for a while they were great but because it’s one size my ear would normally ache after a while i would have to constantly adjust. Now the Powerbeats fit sooo much better an since they have different sizes they are actually comfortable. Now the sound holy cow is night an day. The lows, mids, and highs are far better then that of the AirPods as well! I highly recommend these if your struggling over comfort and performance

    Now i will say a con is the size of the case which if you look from the pictures its massive compared to the AirPods

    Jul 24, 2019 13:42
  • Review by Walt, 10 out of 10
    Beats pro

    I am very happy with this upgrade. I have owned other Beats products so I have high expectations. These headphones are so far what I expected the comfort and quality of the material are perfect. The controls on each being Symmetrical makes things very nice only having one side as a main wasn’t fun with other units I’ve used. The quality of the sound is what I’ve come to expect from Beats. I hope the battery life doesn’t fall off with age like other products I’ve used we will see.

    Feb 06, 2021 06:57
  • Review by rantarasia, 6 out of 10
    Not performing as expected

    The volume was great when I first purchased but less than 2 weeks later I have issues with the volume/sound quality. The ear buds go in & out. Sometimes the volume is loud & clear & other times its low & people have a hard time hearing me. I'm not sure if this is a defective set but I had a much higher expectation for the cost & manufactorer. Truly disappointed.

    Aug 08, 2019 10:02
  • 9.0score
    AfterShokz - Aeropex Wireless Bone Conduction Open-Ear Headphones - Cosmic Black
    Description

    Listen to your audio content comfortably with these contemporary Aftershokz Aeropex headphones. The open ear design and bone conduction technology lets you hear external sounds, such as traffic, during use, and the Enhanced Audio feature ensures deeper bass and less vibration. These Aftershokz Aeropex headphones are lightweight for comfortable all-day use and can be used during workouts and runs in the rain with an IP67 waterproof rating.

    9 Features
  • Rechargeable battery: Offers up to 8 hours of use and lasts up to 240 hours on standby mode.
  • IP67 water- and dust-resistant design: The headphone is designed to keep the music going through just about anything. The IP67 rating means it's dirt-proof and submersible in water up to one meter for 30 minutes.
  • Built-in microphone: Enables simple hands-free chatting via a compatible device.
  • Bluetooth 5.0 interface: Enables simple wireless pairing with your Bluetooth-enabled device. Supports HFP, HSP, A2DP and AVRCP Bluetooth profiles.
  • Carrying case included: For easy portability.
  • 20Hz - 20kHz frequency response: For faithful sound reproduction.
  • 8.5 ohms impedance: To efficiently conduct power.
  • 105dB sensitivity: Provides powerful audio.
  • Stereo design: Delivers crisp tones.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by LinA, 10 out of 10
    Best headphones

    This is the best headset I have ever seen, both in terms of experience and its microphone. It can hear music and outside sounds at the same time.

    May 03, 2021 23:34
  • Review by Tbud, 10 out of 10
    A E R O P E X!

    As i said b4 so nice as a one of the best bone phones i bought them twice...

    And couldn't pass up the labor day sale

    Sep 11, 2021 23:44
  • Review by BW2021, 8 out of 10
    Great product

    I recommend getting the After Shokz - Aeropex. The only downside is not staying charged all day. They are light weight, easy to change and use. Love the magnetic charger!

    Jan 09, 2021 18:21
  • Review by MercilesSavage, 6 out of 10
    Get what you paid for

    Would recommend, batteries don't last long as advertised 2 hours max, sound is good low but high it gets muffled but half away is great can hear what's going on around me, if you have a big head its hard fitting comfortablly.

    Jan 08, 2021 16:17
  • Review by Itsmetlc, 10 out of 10
    Better that expected

    I got the titinum, to use at work, I had read they were good for people with lack of hearing and or tennitus,I have both in my left ear.( I work with the elderly and disabled) not knowing much about them,I was disapointed after an hour they hurt my ears thinking it was just a new thing i kepted them on for about 4 hr. Still hurt,the sound was good,the pain was bad.

    I started watching review on the other styles,and decided to TRY apex style.

    OMG! as soon as I left the store I knew they would work well, Im big into audiobook and podcasts.

    I get great clarity,with music and my audiobooks.

    even at a lower volume the clarity is good,with my hearing issue I hear in the center of my head with aftershokz apex, not on my right side where all other headphone and ear buds do.

    The phone call quality is very good, I can understand better,and was told they could heat me very clearly.

    I even put them over my wrap around ear muff then put these on top the sould was great!and i like that they are small almost unnoticable when wearing.

    I wish aftershocks would make some that go over your head like a headband so i could use them while laying down. And have an adjustable band around the back of your head. Make some that would clip on to a hat band or your glasse stems. Would be good.

    Dec 31, 2020 23:07
  • Review by Arod, 10 out of 10
    100% Recommended for sports

    100% Recommended for sports, 100% Recommended for sports

    Dec 04, 2020 17:05
  • Review by JB10, 10 out of 10
    Awesome (for running)

    My review is based on MY needs for headphones. My airpods died and needed to replace them, and wasn't entirely happy with them. (battery life was terrible, etc). I was very skeptical about buying the Aeropex after reading some reviews, but realized the bad reviews looked to be people who bought these prior to doing any sort of research. If you want extreme bass, these are not for you. If you want noise cancellation or to NOT hear your surroundings, these are not for you. I use these for running/exercising. I expected the sound to be soft, and maybe even a little uncomfortable to wear, but couldn't have been more happy with them. They are very lightweight and don't even notice there are on, they are plenty loud for my needs - i want to hear my surroundings and my music, and these are perfect for that. Others wondered how they would fit with sunglasses or a hat, I live in FL and always run with sunglasses and a hat and doesn't get in the way at all. Whether I'm running by cars, in the woods, or on the beach, its great to be able to hear everything around me. If you want to block out the noise, they do come with ear plugs (which will also make the music louder if used). I have not used them for phone calls, and couldn't care less how the mic worked because that's not why I bought these. 8 hour battery life is also a huge plus because on my long runs, my airpods would eventually die before my run ended (and the battery slowly diminished after a year like typical apple products, and wouldn't replace or fix the issue) - The aeropex also come with a 2 year warranty

    Jan 14, 2021 09:14
  • Review by Jpbm89, 4 out of 10
    Quality

    Suppose to have a 2 year manufacturing warranty and they do not stand by product. Cutting out and shutting off automatically. Issue less than 1 year old

    Should have bought product from different business, one that stands behind the products they sell.

    Jun 18, 2020 21:00
  • 9.0score
    Beats by Dr. Dre - Beats Fit Pro True Wireless Noise Cancelling In-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    True wireless noise cancelling Beats Fit Pro with comfortable, secure-fit wingtips are engineered for all-day activity. The flexible wingtip design conforms to your ear to comfortably lock in place so you can experience powerful, balanced sound during your work day or your workouts. With two distinct listening modes, you are in control of what you hear. Fully adaptive Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) uses real-time audio calibration to continuously pinpoint external sounds and optimize sound output, and when you need to be aware of your surroundings, easily switch to Transparency mode. Beats Fit Pro supports Spatial Audio with dynamic head tracking for immersive music, movies, and games.¹ These earbuds are powered by the Apple H1 chip. The result — instant one-touch pairing², Automatic Switching³, Audio Sharing&#8309, and hands-free “Hey Siri”&#8308 for Apple devices. For Android users, easily connect via Class 1 Bluetooth® right out of the box. With the Beats app for Android¹¹, you’ll get enhanced features like one-touch pairing, customized controls, battery levels, firmware updates, and a Fit Test to help you get the best sound and fit out of your earbuds. Each earbud has up to 6 hours of listening time⁶ with 18 additional hours⁷ provided by its matching, pocket-sized charging case to give you up to 24 hours of combined playback.

    8 Features
  • Surrounds You in Sound: Beats Fit Pro is engineered to deliver powerful, balanced sound via a custom acoustic platform that stays with you through your daily activities.
  • Equipped with Apple H1: Powered by the same Apple H1 headphone chip in AirPods Pro, Beats Fit Pro are noise cancelling Bluetooth® earbuds that help you tackle your day.
  • Power Your Day: The earbuds have up to 6 hours of listening time⁶ with 18 additional hours⁷ provided by its pocket-sized charging case. That means that Beats Fit Pro gives you up to 24 hours of combined playback.
  • Hear What Matters: With two distinct listening modes, you are in control of what you hear. These fully adaptive Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) earbuds use real-time audio calibration to continuously pinpoint external sounds and optimize sound output.
  • Beats app for Android: Enables features like one-touch pairing, customized controls, and a Fit Test ¹⁰
  • Sweat and water resistant: Beats Fit Pro offers an IPX4 rating for sweat and water resistance.⁹
  • Class 1 Bluetooth®: For extended range and fewer dropouts.
  • Loud and Clear: With a built-in accelerometer and Class 1 Bluetooth® technology, Beats Fit Pro can detect when you’re speaking to help you sound your best.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Smudge, 10 out of 10
    FedEx Ground Driver's Dream Headphones

    I'm the guy that's known by friends and family as never being satisfied with my headphones, always on the hunt for the next best thing, trying and returning/exchanging all of the latest and greatest until I find my "it".

    My favorite headphones for the longest time were the Jabra Elite 85t's. I've tried every other pair of true wireless headphones in this price range (Sony xm4, Bose QC, Jaybird, beats pro wireless, AirPods Pro, the list goes on).

    The only downfall to my favorite 85t's was their lacking ability to read me my notifications and text messages seamlessly.

    Decided to exchange my 85t's for these beats fit pros and I am delighted. Siri hands free messaging, fantastic ANC, fantastic and natural feeling/sounding ambient (hear-through) mode that is toggled by one long press on either headphone, sound quality is mind blowing especially when paired with Apple Music's lossless high fidelity streaming and spatial audio feature.

    The spatial audio was something I thought would be a cool "check this out, that sounds pretty cool" feature before inevitably turning it back off and back in to whatever my default EQ setup was; I was wrong. It honestly has created an even more immersive, intricate, and beautiful way to listen to your favorite music. Somehow without taking anything away from the joyful listening experience, when spatial audio is enabled, the best way I can think to describe what it feels like is being front and center listening to your favorite band or artist live. Moving your head in different directions can help you to dial in and listen closer to, say, Flea (bass player for chili peppers) to hear all the tiny intricacies. It's an extremely enjoyable experience and I've kept the spatial audio enabled for all of my listening now.

    Let's wrap it up by me saying this (iPhone users);

    If you have any of apple's in-ear headphones and are wondering if these are the new king, do they check every box? Should you upgrade?

    Yes, yes, and yes.

    Better fit (all day comfort, no soreness), lock in your ears like a bank vault, they aren't falling out unless you take a sucker punch from Mike Tyson on Red Bull and adderal, so to speak. Better ANC and hear-through, better audio quality across the board (these things are LOUD), better call quality, SMALL charging case (less than half the size of beats pro wireless case, fits in pocket without any bulge) and better battery life.

    Oh and for those who don't know, to adjust your EQ settings with Apple headphones (like these);

    Settings -> Music -> EQ

    Also, type "Headphone accommodations" in the search field of settings and experiment with turning it on and off, test the different "balanced, bright" etc etc options in there to fine tune your audio even more to your liking.

    Give them a shot, you'll be glad you did.

    Nov 07, 2021 09:28
  • Review by Susan, 10 out of 10
    Rivals Airpods Pro

    These definitely rival my Airpods Pro. I loved my Airpods Pro, but these sound better and stay in the ears. I also have the Bose Sport Earbuds and these aren't as bulky in the ears and the active noise canceling edges out my Sport Earbuds. The case feels on the cheaper side, but it is smaller compared to the Powerbeats Pro case, so it won't be as bulky. I have an android (Note 20 Ultra 5G), but after the app was downloaded, the pairing was seamless and the ability to toggle between noise canceling or transparency mode is awesome! I have worn them for about 2 hours now and there is no discomfort. The Beats Fit Pro feel solid and the eartips do the job of keeping the earphones in your ear. If you are choosing between the Airpods Pro and these, I would go with these. They fit better, don't fall out of the ears each time you bend over and the sound is amazing. They are definitely worth the price. I am very picky about my headphones and want amazing sound and fit. The Beats Fit Pro gives me both.

    Nov 05, 2021 14:24
  • Review by RDNY, 8 out of 10
    Good, but left wanting more

    I read reviews before purchasing and using. Tried them out today and over four different scenarios, I feel like I'm still on the fence. I do like the size, versus my PowerBeats Pros and the pocket sized case was forward thinking. The... cheap feeling case, especially compared to the PBP. The feel of the headphones is solid, connection (Android), especially with the app is stellar. The sound is crisp, but also a bit tinny for Beats. I have a half dozen pairs and my PBP are still my favorites. The wing tips work great and the app settings make it better. Long distance wearing seems like it won't be an issue.. they just don't get as loud as I'd like and at the top of the spectrum, the bass thins out. I just want more, especially for two bills - after $150, expectations change. I feel like for most people, this is a winner. But for me, I'll try on my Samsung Galaxy Buds Live again, which do not have a better long term fit, but are definitely punchier. The sound isolation was great. I was able to block out gas powered leaf blower noise, but still, I feel like you'd need to crank whatever you're listening to in an airplane scenario. I want to love them because there are so many positives and they look great. It's like having your favorite cup of coffee made right... but it's luke warm. They do not deserve a negative review, so I am clicking, YES to the recommendation on the review page, but adding - "Wait for a sale or an open box deal."

    Nov 06, 2021 20:01
  • Review by LouRevue, 10 out of 10
    Crystal clear audio

    These Beats Pro earbuds provide really top notch sound and really prove themselves as top tier earbuds.

    My current earbuds are the Sony WF1000XM3 and I really love these so it's hard for me to find a worth replacement for these. While not perfect, the Beats Pros really give these Sony earbuds a run for their money.

    The thing I really dig about the Sony earbuds is the music audio. Sony has their Xbass feature in all their audio equipment and I'm a really big fan of these. Depending on the type of music you listen to, the Sony's sound better than the Beats. I listen to, primarily, EDM along with some Hip Hop. For those deep, heavy bass notes, the Sonys really come through. The Beats, surprisingly, don't sound as well in this respect. Beats are usually bass heavy but these Pros are not quite as boomy as I would like. However, if you listen to other music types like jazz, classical, pop, they sound much better on the Beats than the Sonys. The range on the Beats is superior than the Sonys for sure. Highs/mids sound so much clearer and crisper on the Beats which is great. Again, depending on the type of music you listen to, the Beats may/may not be what you're looking for. However, the Beats Pro are a sure bet either way.

    Another big pro the Beats Pro have is with the transparency mode. With my Sonys, whenever you activate transparency mode, the music gets muddled and things just don't sound as crisp. The Beats Pro do a far greater job in this area compared to my Sonys. With transparency mode on, the music and surrounding sounds are really clear and no muddled sound. Taking a walk through my neighborhood, I could easily hear all the notes in the music as well as carry on a conversation with people without missing a beat. Whenever we get back to the office, this will be a huge bonus for me when traveling the subway. Might not be a huge thing for some people but this has been one of those things that has bugged me with other premium earbuds.

    The Beats Pro also is, quite possibly, the easiest to pair with my iPhone. Obviously since they're owned by Apple now, you'd expect this but, pairing the earbuds to my iPhone was almost immediate. With the lid open and near my iPhone, the phone picked up the earbuds and walked me through a 2 step process to pair them. No holding buttons for 5 seconds or anything like that with these. really simple and easy way to get these paired up with your phone.

    Overall, really impressed with these earbuds and quite impressive functionality.

    Nov 08, 2021 09:38
  • Review by Sierra, 10 out of 10
    Better than airpod pros

    First of all the noise cancellation is crazy good!!!!! The bass is crazy and the transparency is good. I see why some say transparency is better on airpods but i personally think the beats fits pros beat them in every category EXCEPT the mic! Which i personally dont care about as long as it sound good on my end but some people care. The mic is good/okay with background noise but not better than the airpod pros. As a women i have small ears but the medium and small tips fit me pretty good right out the box and comfortable plus they dont move! It doesnt feel like tm ears are clogged. No ear tip test needed but im glad they provided it. I noticed an immediate difference as soon as i started playing the first song. Overral 9.5/10. I got the airpod pros yesterday and they are good (except not comfortable and dont stay in like sometimes) but not even close to these!!! Definitley returning the airpod pros. As for the case - people say it feels cheap, i dont think it feels cheao but i will say its not heavy like the apple case. At the end of the day it doesnt bother me as long as the earpods are protected. And yeah the charger is definetly annoying but it dont matter. In conclusion, if youre looking to replace the airpod pros with these do it! If you just got the airpod pros recently but have no probelms with them then might as well keep them they are still great just not as good as beats. And if you really do care about mic quality and like the airpod pros transparenecy mode then dont get them and stick with what you have. Noise cancellation 10/10 coming from a new yorker who couldnt even hear the train coming.

    Nov 09, 2021 17:37
  • Review by MVilla, 10 out of 10
    Great! Works just like AirPods Pro but different

    I’m impressed! They fit great and seem very similar on size ratio and sound compared to the AirPods Pro which I also have.

    Most of everything feels the same; noise cancellation and transparency, which in the AirPods is by touching the stems but on the Beats Fit, a slight clicking on either side pressing the b logo.

    When you unbox the product, there’s simple instructions on pairing and using the iPhone , shows quick tips on how to use; similar when pairing AirPods for the first time.

    They feel fine. A minor drawback is just getting used to fitting them in your ear that if you adjust or push them one of your ears, and click the button it will pause. Just click again to play.

    Regarding differences; It has no wireless charging and uses usb -c only, and it comes with a short usb-c cable. If you have a usb c power block (for example the chargers for the 11 pro max is usb c with a usb -c to lighting cable). Then you’re fine; otherwise you’ll have to invest in that or use an available port on your laptop / desktop if they have usb -c ports, or get a modern power strip that has one.

    Since this product is new, there isn’t yet any accessories I can find like a protective case for the charging case at this time yet. So we’ll have to be on the lookout.

    I have owned previous beats products in the past, the Beats X and the Powerbeats 3 (which were corded between the left and right earbud, and they were defective due to sweating proof issues and got defective then (and I used to go to the gym a lot then but now covid has shut down my gym and so I just take walks and don’t do much sweat intense activity as much as I used to).

    I do believe beats/Apple has taken serious precaution taking their time with the design and durability of these, learning from any flaws with previous beats headphones. I hope these will work for a long time.

    Nov 08, 2021 21:50
  • Review by VoltageSky, 10 out of 10
    Addition to the Headphone/Earbuds collection

    These earbuds are very similar, if not the same as the recently released Beats Studio Buds. I asked myself what made this $50 more than the latter? The winged ear tips, sweat & water resistance, sensor placement between charging contact points, and additional mics place around the body of the earbuds. This is more geared towards an active lifestyle while the Studio Buds are for casual listening. Both provide ANC, Transparency, and Spatial Audio. Audio sounds powerful & balanced. The charging case is surprisingly small from what the stock photos suggested on Best Buy’s website. It’s like the Powerbeats Pros case scaled down. Actually with the mention of Powerbeats Pro, this product is a nice complement to that line.

    Nov 05, 2021 23:05
  • Review by ButterrMann, 8 out of 10
    Great but missing one detail

    These are almost perfect for the price. The gray really stands out and is nice. Solid sound, great bass, and overall good. Compared to the airpod pros with MagSafe case I returned, these are way more comfortable in my ear and sound is a tiny bit better but it is slight.

    Only reason for 4 stars is due to no wireless charging. USB C is nice to have, but the lack of wireless charging at $200 is ridiculous. All the other features is enough for me to keep these but Apple listen up, release a wireless charging case we can buy for these.

    Nov 07, 2021 15:15
  • 9.0score
    Sony - WH-CH510 Wireless On-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    Keep your favorite songs playing throughout the day with this Sony wireless headset. When connected via Bluetooth technology, the set offers up to 35 hours of music playback time and 30 hours of talk time. This Sony wireless headset provides a tight seal around the ears, letting you enjoy your favorite tunes and conversations without interruption.

    7 Features
  • Keep music going all day: Keep your tunes playing all day long, and then some. The built-in rechargeable battery delivers up to 35² hours of listening on a single charge.
  • Bluetooth wireless technology: Listen to your favorite tracks wirelessly with a Bluetooth wireless technology by pairing your smartphone or tablet.
  • Hear it all with 30mm drivers: Enjoy more of the detail in all your favorite songs owing to 30mm dome drivers, which deliver dynamic sound from a compact, lightweight unit.
  • Swivel design makes travel easy: Take these headphones anywhere you go. A swivel design makes it simple and safe to store them when you're on the move. The earcups swivel flat for easy packing in a suitcase or slipping into a bag.
  • Built-in microphone for hands-free calls and voice-assistant commands: Take and make calls without ever touching your phone. With a high-quality built-in microphone, you'll be able to have hands-free conversations on your smartphone with ease.³
  • Voice assistant at your service: Check the weather, get the latest news and more using just your voice. Press the multifunction button twice, and you'll get instant access to Siri or Google Assistant.³
  • USB Type-C charging: The next generation of recharging technology comes to the CH510 wireless headphones with USB Type-C charging.
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  • Review by WirelessWorld, 8 out of 10
    Okay to good for price...sound is clear

    Good, balanced sound for music and phone calls. Bluetooth syncs to my iPhone flawlessly. Holds power for a good amount of time..does not drain fast! Maybe, I should’ve upgraded to noise canceling feature. I don’t like hearing my voice and background noise during a call. It’s annoying! After approx 20-30 minutes, the ear cushions get uncomfortable and lil sweaty on ears.

    Jan 10, 2021 11:58
  • Review by Patterson, 8 out of 10
    My experience is…

    I only bought these headphones to listen to audio on my iPhone. I don’t know how they perform with anything else. I’ve had no problems with pairing with the phone. The audio quality is pretty good. The dynamic range is very good for this price range. The battery life is excellent. I’ve had these for a month with about 2 hours of use daily and they still don’t need charging. They are very lightweight and did feel cheaply made when I first opened the package but I’ve had no issues with breaking. Now… you may have read some negative reviews about the call quality, this is true. The microphone is highly sensitive. It amplifies any and every sound once the mic activates. You and the person on the other end can hear yourselves talking. If you want to use these for calls… DON’T. Consider something else. They work great for my needs which is just listening to audio.

    Jul 02, 2021 16:57
  • Review by Good, 8 out of 10
    Good Headphone

    Good sound quality, very good battery backup but the material/plastic feels cheap although it’s lightweight, so that's a good thing too. Recommended.

    Dec 04, 2020 16:33
  • Review by Justin, 10 out of 10
    Outstanding Quality And Sound For Price!

    I bought these earlier this year and have owned them for a few months NO ISSUES AT ALL Sound quality/clearity AMAZING Very Comfortable NO RUB NO ITCHES NO RASHES The battery life Great Lasts a LONG TIME they look and feel great they feel like they are made out of cheap crap but they are very durable I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THESE HEADPHONES AND THEY ARE 110% WORTH THE MONEY THEY WONT LET YOU DOWN!!!

    Mar 27, 2020 17:29
  • Review by YoursTru, 4 out of 10
    Sonny Headset

    Volume is great but when I finally attempted to adjust the headset, the earphone part broke!

    Mar 21, 2021 07:23
  • Review by McGrathew, 4 out of 10
    Inexpensive and it shows.

    The materials feel cheap, light, and are truly uncomfortable after a short time. Sound quality is great though. Additionally, the buttons are too sensitive and hard to find specifically the "pause/play" button.

    Jul 16, 2021 15:49
  • Review by Jaaf, 4 out of 10
    Painfully tight like a clamp

    These headphones are very painfully tight. They put so much pressure on my ears. Engineers didn’t even consider this?

    Dec 21, 2020 15:52
  • Review by Mgacorp, 10 out of 10
    Headphones

    I bought these to hook up to my fire stick so I can watch movies through my projector. All I can say is you can hear everything like you are there. The battery life is very good. I must of watched 10 movies before I got the warning to charge headset. These are way worth it. Very easy to hook up to fire stick if your tv don’t have Bluetooth.

    Aug 28, 2020 19:25
  • 9.0score
    AfterShokz - Air Wireless Bone Conduction Open-Ear Headphones - Slate Gray
    Description

    Experience rich audio with the AfterShokz Air headphones. Bone conduction technology delivers rich sound, and the wraparound OpenFit design provides comfort while you work, exercise or relax with your favorite music. Boasting base boost, noise-cancelling microphones and PremiumPitch technology, the AfterShokz Air headphones give you an immersive listening experience.

    11 Features
  • Bone conduction technology: Delivers music through your cheekbones, ensuring ears remain completely open to hear ambient sounds.
  • Complete wraparound titanium design: Provides a flexible fit for unnoticeable all-day comfort and stability.
  • Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity and convenient multipoint pairing: Enables simple wireless pairing with your Bluetooth enabled device.
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery: Offers up to six hours of continuous music and calls on a single charge.
  • Dual noise-canceling microphones: Exclude surrounding noise, effectively enhancing speech.
  • Sweat-resistant construction: IP55 certified to repel sweat, dust and moisture, from workouts to wicked weather.
  • OpenFit design: Ensures maximum situational awareness and comfort during long-term wear.
  • EQ presets: Boost bass and reduce vibration on the go.
  • PremiumPitch+: Guarantees a perfect audio experience, including wide dynamic range and rich bass.
  • LeakSlayer™ technology: Significantly reduces natural sound leakage.
  • Audrey Says™ voice prompts: Guides users through power, pair, play and talk.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Islarmsouth, 10 out of 10
    The best light weight headphones

    This is the best way to listen to music. Light weight. You hardly know you have it on. Easy to connect to devices with Bluetooth. I have told many people about these ear headphones,I feel like an salesperson. My wife also has an pair, she love them better than me.

    Oct 28, 2020 01:35
  • Review by abjonah2002, 10 out of 10
    Fantastic

    Usually I don’t write reviews but at this time I’m compelled to write because I’m extremely impressed with aftershock air open ear headphones, very comfortable even I don’t fill that I have headphones on, battery life, I charge every other day. Thank you aftershock you change my life

    Sep 10, 2019 14:07
  • Review by kgibson1983, 2 out of 10
    Good sound bad construction.

    I would not recommend any of these bone conductive headphones from Aftershoks. Every single one of them I've bought have broken on one side.

    Sep 14, 2021 18:34
  • Review by DigitalDoza, 10 out of 10
    Trekz adds a soundtrack to my life

    No pun intended but the Aftershokz Trekz Air headphones have truly opened my ears. I now listen to music and take phone calls for 4-6 hours a day with these. I have given them a Doza Down low score of 9.25. Why?

    Read our full review here:

    http://digitaldoza.com/d%C2%B2-reviews/f/aftershokz-trekz-air

    Jun 10, 2018 11:42
  • Review by Lindsay, 6 out of 10
    Low quality

    Doesn't have noise reduction, and battery life very poor

    Feb 01, 2019 20:21
  • Review by Buschman, 10 out of 10
    Great sound and perfect for working out

    These headphones are perfect for working out and exercising or even a casual stroll around the neighborhood. Sound quality is great and even has good bass. So weird that you can hear it while it is not in your ear. It sounds as if others around you will hear it but that is not the case. Very comfortable since it is not in the ear. Lightweight and you forget it is even on after a bit. I really think it's one of the best headsets out. It for sure is the most comfortable and best sound. Easy to charge and it lasts about 6 to 7 hrs constantly on. Comes with a nice case and charging micro USB cable. Also very easy to pair.

    Apr 29, 2018 11:03
  • Review by Teenagerdad, 10 out of 10
    Best headphones for runners

    I’ve read about these and have tried at least 8 other types of headphones for running. I run about 60 miles a week and my headphones get a tone of use. These are amazing and safe. Easy to use and I love them.

    Aug 14, 2020 16:45
  • Review by DawnLMT, 10 out of 10
    Much better than any earbuds!

    I LOVE these headphones. They stay in place while walking briskly and house cleaning etc. I can hear great with them and the person on the other end can hear me clearly as well. I have always had trouble with earbuds falling out of my ears or causing pain being in my ears. I have small ears fyi. I absolutely love this concept. They do NOT go in the ear, and it allows me to hear traffic while i'm on my walks etc. My boyfriend has borrowed them for a couple conference calls and he loves them much better than ipods and another wireless earbud he has.

    May 01, 2020 19:37
  • 9.0score
    Beats by Dr. Dre - Powerbeats High-Performance Wireless Earphones - Red
    Description

    High-performance wireless Powerbeats earphones are built to keep you moving. The adjustable, secure-fit earhooks maximize comfort and stability, while a reinforced design for sweat and water resistance lets you take it to the next level. And with up to 15 hours of listening time, you can stay charged through multiple workouts and fuel your training with powerful, balanced sound.

    5 Features
  • Performance That Slays With You: Powered by the Apple H1 headphone chip. high-performance wireless Powerbeats earphones are built to keep you moving.
  • Sound That Motivates: Powerbeats boasts the same powerful, balanced audio as Powerbeats Pro. delivering pure sound reproduction, enhanced clarity, and dynamic range.
  • Take Control Of Your Workout: Enjoy ultimate control over your audio directly from your right earbud. Use the b button to play/pause, change tracks, or even take cads. And with the two-way volume rocker, you can easily turn the music up (or down) and stay in the zone.
  • Power On: Long hours of training? Marathons? Multiple workouts? Bring it. Powerbeats has up to 15 hours of listening time¹ so you can keep your music going.
  • Wireless That Works: Powerbeats are ready to go when you are. With Class 1 Bluetooth technology, these wireless earphones offer extended range and fewer dropouts, so they stay connected as you keep moving.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Elisabeth, 2 out of 10
    Dont’ like this model

    I’m not sure if it is this particular model of beats, like the first one, this too is defective. I just bought it brand new too! This earpiece plays for two and no sound comes out of it again. Just like that. Then it plays again. It fully charged too.

    Mar 18, 2021 14:49
  • Review by Gutefrau, 10 out of 10
    Very satisfied with headphones

    I have had beats before, but never the wireless ones like these. I have to say the sound quality is excellent, the bass is very strong and the sounds are crisp and clear. The battery life is really long and charging is quick. The ear pieces needed to be adjusted, but it was very easy.

    Super comfy.. Now my only problem is keeping them away from my husband, he will be getting a pair for Christmas in his sticking;)

    Sep 11, 2020 16:04
  • Review by Ksavage, 10 out of 10
    worth it, great for different sizes of ears!

    I have small ears, this doesn't fall out, it doesn't feel like its stabbing you in the ears after hours and hours of listening. i had to buy because my apple headphones were stabbing into my little ears and literally making my ears red and swell. I like how easily it connects with my iphone. If I leave my phone on charge at one side of the house, I can be on the other side of the house and still listen to my music because it reaches it. this bluetooth connection is strong. the over ear part is like somewhat bendable, if you bend it to fit it to your ear then it will stay like that until u bend it a different way, its not flimsy but it is soft on your ear. it shows how to bend/adjust the over ear part it in the instructions. I don't leave reviews like this but I am honestly so happy with it. I spent a long time looking into which ones to buy and I always make sure to read the worst reviews before I buy something so I can know what would be the worst case scenario, but this was a good purchase. It lasts 15 hours for one hour of charge so i could wear these all day if I wanted to. I have to wear headphones a lot because of work, I can wear them all day no problem, no pain in my ears at all. the microphone is really good on these too because I can talk on the phone with a thick mask on and my voice will still go through. I even bought this for my mom who has larger ears and she likes it a lot and it fits her perfectly, she uses it all the time.

    Sep 12, 2020 02:31
  • Review by Zander, 10 out of 10
    An Updated Version of the Beats Power3

    This Bluetooth "on-ear" wireless headset is engineered to fit somewhere between the Beats Pro "true wireless" headset and the Beats Power3. It is very much like the latter, except that it uses the Apple headset chip that allows fast connection to Apple products, and does so much more easily than the Powerbeats3 (the same technology used by the Beats Pro, the the Airpod and the Airpod Pro). Unlike the Powerbeats3 (which uses a micro-USB cable), it uses the standard Apple Lightning connector. Getting it to work with an Apple product (e.g. iPhone, iPad or iPad Touch is thus a lot smoother. Whether the sound quality is any better is debatable. Reviews that I read before purchasing it said it is, mine ears say they are about the same. The fit of the news hook around your ears may be superior, although I think even that is debatable. However, the connecting cable between the two ears is intended to hang around the back of the neck, rather than in front (as was the case with the PowerBeats3), and I think this is a more sensible design. The Beat Listed at $150, it is $50 less expensive than the PowerBeats 3, and $100 less expensive than the Beats Pro (although the latter has routinely been discounted to $199, while the former is now being sold at well under $100). Considering that $150 was the original pricing of the BeatsX, a much inferior product, I think the new Powerbeats a good buy.

    Apr 17, 2020 17:07
  • Review by Buzzkill38, 10 out of 10
    Love them!

    Love these headphones! These are my 2nd pair as I gave my first ones to my wife after her old headphones crapped out. They sound great, pair well with my IPhone, have great range, and are pretty comfy to wear for extended periods of time. I usually use them on long bike rides and I love them. They aren’t noise canceling but I don’t believe they are supposed to be as they are geared more towards being active and it’s good to be able to hear a little of what’s going on if you exercise anywhere outside. I would absolutely recommend these though to just anyone who wants a very easy to use, have very easy controls for everything, and are a great sounding pair of in ear headphones. Also if you are an Apple user the H1 chip inside is great. I’ve been told I sound very clear through the built in mic and the hey Siri option is a life saver sometimes. I love these headphones.

    Oct 23, 2021 08:12
  • Review by Buzzkill38, 10 out of 10
    Seriously impressed!

    As a V-Moda fan boy I have to say I am impressed! For anyone who wants to know these have the same 12mm drivers and the pro version. I have been nothing but impressed since I got them. I returned a pair of my V-Moda bassfit for these and have not regretted it one bit. I was not a fan of any of the Beats over the ear headphones but these Powerbeats have me seriously impressed and work seamlessly with my iPhone. I picked these over the pro because of the battery life and the fact I can actually turn them off with out having to charge them. Perfect for anyone who is active and likes working out indoors and outdoors.I think they are worth every penny at full price and if you can catch them on sale or price match even better!

    Aug 21, 2021 20:01
  • Review by DaFunkyOne, 8 out of 10
    Older Version is Better

    This is my fourth set of Beats by Dre. My first pair wouldn't charge after a few days of ownership so returned under warranty and received a new pair. That one had the microphone go out after a little over a year. I used them as is and purchased a new pair when they came on sale. I had the same thing happen with the third pair after a while with the microphone going out. I filled out a review of Best Buy and the manager offered me to buy them back and give me a Gift Card in that amount. I purchased a set of Galaxy Buds+ and LOVE them but the battery life is nothing compared to the Beats. This pair isn't quite as comfortable as previous versions, the bass isn't as deep and comfort is lacking a bit. I do like the 15-hour battery life though and it does make it through my 11-hour days of working.

    Oct 31, 2021 00:52
  • Review by MJMeaux, 10 out of 10
    Excellent Addition to Toolset

    I use these for primarily for work (attending virtual meetings) but also desired a quality solution for recreation (streaming movies and music). Previous experience with Bluetooth devices (LG, Taotronics) was frustrating because of unreliable connection and sound quality. Having Apple devices, I decided to explore higher priced devices. Compared PowerBeats with AirPods 2 (my wife has a set) and decided PowerBeats more versatile for variety of uses. Excellent sound quality. Reported by others that my voice quality on calls is clear without distortion. After some experimentation with different ear tips and adjusting loops, found them to be comfortable for long periods. Battery lasts 2 full working days of conversations (15 hours as advertised). Quick charge for extra hour is nice feature to extend in a pinch. Pairing first to iPhone XsMax could not have been easier. They were immediately available to all iOS and Mac devices registered to my Apple account. Switching between devices without error is straight forward. Connection/hand-off behavior is similar to AirPods. Range covers practically entire home.

    May 01, 2020 16:11
  • 9.0score
    Apple - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished AirPods with Charging Case (Latest Model) - White
    Description

    Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products are thoroughly, painstakingly and lovingly tested, so you can be sure that your device will work right, right away. Learn more about The new AirPods combine the intelligent design with breakthrough technology and crystal clear sound. Powered by the new Apple H1 headphone chip, AirPods now feature hands-free access to Siri using just your voice and up to three hours of talk time on a single charge.¹Apple Brand Store at Best Buy.Shop more Apple products

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  • Review by SB2021, 6 out of 10
    Used AirPods

    It’s good for someone, not me. AirPods and case came with earwax and pieces of hair. The package was crushed.

    Apr 05, 2021 10:17
  • Review by Javier, 10 out of 10
    AirPods Certificated Renewed

    Bought AirPods renewed, everything works as expected, no problems at all.

    Mar 11, 2021 00:44
  • Review by Beast, 10 out of 10
    Let he music begins.

    Not even notice is refurbished, great quality sound, like new, great price...

    May 21, 2021 20:38
  • Review by Mcopp, 10 out of 10
    Excellent ear pod

    These ear pod sync up with all your Apple product.when you take off your ear pods it turns off the ear pods saving your battery.Both chargers case and ear pods hold charges independent of each other.

    Aug 14, 2020 16:03
  • Review by Evelyn, 6 out of 10
    Faulty Left Side

    They work ok but the left side is the faulty one. Even when it’s fully charged, it doesn’t respond right away, gets disconnected and I’m stuck using the right one only.

    Apr 30, 2021 15:52
  • Review by sloaneschultz, 10 out of 10
    AIRPODS YES!

    i just plainly love my airpods they excelled my expectations, they can be noise canceling when the volume is loud enough which is great for studying!!!

    Jul 20, 2019 15:48
  • Review by Akter, 2 out of 10
    Airpods

    The box was open and dirty. didn't expected like this.

    Jan 01, 2021 19:19
  • Review by RoyalAirPods, 10 out of 10
    Air Pods ROCK

    Apple Air Pods are perfect with my iPhone 8. They sound phenomenal, always pick up incoming calls and have super long-lasting battery life. I use them with my iPhone and also my iPad Air 2.

    I can get streaming video sound with them for at least an hour before they need recharging. The charging case turbo-charges them back up to full faster than any charger that I have EVER seen.

    Air Pods are hot, hot, hot.

    MDK

    On my MacBook Pro

    Nov 05, 2020 21:32
  • 9.0score
    21
    JBL
    JBL - LIVE 500BT Wireless Over-the-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    Take your music anywhere with these JBL wireless headphones. Featuring a fabric headband and soft ear cushions, these headphones let you listen in comfort for up to 30 hours per charge. These JBL wireless headphones let you make calls and easily activate virtual assistants such as Siri and Google Assistant.

    12 Features
  • Rechargeable battery: Offers up to 33 hours of use on a charge.
  • Built-in microphone: Enables simple hands-free chatting via a compatible device.
  • Bluetooth 4.2 interface: Enables simple wireless pairing with your Bluetooth-enabled device. Supports HFP, HSP, A2DP and AVRCP Bluetooth profiles.
  • Over-the-ear design: For a secure fit.
  • Folding design: Along with an included carrying case enables easy portability.
  • Headset controls: Include voice assistant.
  • 50mm drivers: Deliver powerful sound.
  • 18Hz - 20kHz frequency response: For faithful sound reproduction.
  • 32 ohms impedance: To efficiently conduct power.
  • 108dB sensitivity: Provides powerful audio.
  • Stereo design: Delivers crisp tones.
  • 4.4' cable: Permits a flexible range of motion.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Itsme, 8 out of 10
    Awesome !!!

    The product is amazing and I am satisfied with the purchase.

    Worth the price.

    Pros:

    - The sound quality is just amazing

    - Easy switching between multiple connected devices

    - Noise reduction is pretty fair.

    - Mic quality is awesome

    Cons:

    - The extender is pretty loose and drops off easily

    - I noticed that after a month of usage, the sound on the left ear speaker is less compared to the right.

    Overall, the product is good for both talking on phone and listening to music.

    Nov 10, 2020 19:41
  • Review by Tristy, 10 out of 10
    Good across the board

    Easy set up, great sound, comfortable, and good price (I got it on sale). These were my first over ear headphones and I was so shocked by the comfort and sound. I would highly recommend- especially if you wanna make sure you like over ear!

    Dec 03, 2020 16:31
  • Review by RobInBurk, 10 out of 10
    Easy to set up and great sound

    I needed an over the ear headphone to use with a Samsung Series 8 TV. Originally I purchased another brand RF headphone with a charging base. The base plugs into the audio out jack of the TV. Oops, my TV doesn't have an audio out that would work with that base. But it does have native support for a Bluetooth audio output.

    I exchanged my previous purchase for the JBL Live 500BT headphones. Pairing through the TV's setup was simple, and simply turning on the headphones while the TV is on initiates the connection.

    Sound quality is excellent through the headphones, and noise cancelling near total. I can't hear the phone ring, or the wife calling while I'm watching TV with these on!

    The charge lasts a long time. The specs say 33 hours of listening. I've probably gone over 20 hours before charging, but did not run the charge down in that time.

    I purchased these on sale, and my value rating is based on the sale price.

    Apr 22, 2020 08:05
  • Review by Dayoff2, 10 out of 10
    So glad that I bought these while on sale!

    Thought I'd try a different brand of headphone and saw these on sale and figured it would be a good time to see what the JBL's are like and I was blown away and couldn't believe that I'd gotten them for under a $100! Not only can I connect them to my phone at the same time, (phone calls take priority over everything else when connected.), but as soon as I'd charged them the first time and was on my deck listening to them a neighbor had said something to me and without taking the headphone's off, I'd pushed the Talk Thru button on them and could hear her clearly! Really believe that I got a good deal and really love them! Which are a lot more comfortable than the Sony WH-XB700's I have and seem to be better made quality-wise. Only complaint was the creaky right ear cup though I fixed that by spraying a little WD-40 between the earcup and the controls. Haven't creaked since.

    Jun 23, 2019 09:58
  • Review by MJDo, 10 out of 10
    Quiet Please

    If you have been working from home like many people, these headphones are a must have. When I say that they block out the noise around me, they truly block out the noise around me. I am on the following platforms all day: Google Meet, Google Classroom, and Zoom. I need to be able to hear people and they need to be able to hear me without all the background noise and these headphones are my best investment. These are a MUST HAVE!

    Jun 17, 2020 20:31
  • Review by AmberM, 10 out of 10
    Comfort and quality are 10/10

    I was deciding between these and airpods and am SO happy I went with these. Bought them right before a 6 hour flight for me and my husband and used them for music and a movie and not only were they extremely comfortable to wear for hours, the sound quality was the best I’ve ever experienced with headphones. The noise cancellation feature is amazing. We were able to connect both sets of headphones to a laptop wirelessly for a movie and had zero issues with connectivity and sound quality. I can’t say enough how happy we both are to have purchased these instead of in ear headphones.

    Oct 22, 2021 16:09
  • Review by RLwagner, 10 out of 10
    So Far, loving these!

    I got these to replace me BOSE headphones which the material covering the part that sits around my ears was starting to fall off. I use them mainly with my TV while watching movies. I have a blue tooth transmitter connected to my TV. This way I can watch movies without disturbing my family, especially at night when they are in bed.

    May 16, 2020 10:32
  • Review by Suhieb, 8 out of 10
    Great sound, 4/5 comfort

    Great headphones with wonderful sound quality but can get a little uncomfortable when using for long periods of time, especially for someone with big ears like me.

    Nov 29, 2020 11:37
  • 9.0score
    Jaybird - Vista True Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    Pair your workout with these black Jaybird Vista wireless headphones. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery provides up to 6 hours of listening time, while the waterproof, sweatproof design helps prevent fluid damage. These Jaybird Vista wireless headphones have ear hooks and three pairs of soft interchangeable eartips for a secure fit and added comfort during extended periods of use.

    9 Features
  • Jaybird app: Gives you EQ control over 6mm drivers for improved driver accuracy and less harmonic distortion to power your adventures.
  • JBS1 wireless technology: Ensures crystal clear, zero-lag stereo sound for music and calls and reliable Bluetooth connection that pairs easily with your phone, every time.
  • True wireless earbuds: The lightweight and compact design without any cords means that you'll literally forget you're wearing them.
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery: Each earbud offers up to six hours of work. The case also provides additional 10 hours of use.
  • Fully water- and sweatproof IPX7 construction: Protects your headphones in any workout or weather conditions.
  • Omnidirectional microphone: Delivers perfect voice quality when you take or receive calls.
  • Three sizes of interchangeable ear gels: Ensure a secure, ultracomfortable fit that feels weightless in your ears during intense activity.
  • Sound isolation: Helps minimize outside noise for better sound quality.
  • Customizable single-button control: Lets you enable the voice assistant, select volume and track, or power on/off your headphones.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Aaronxx7, 10 out of 10
    extremely comfortable quality sound

    Popping these ear buds in, is like gently rubbing your ear, they are by far the most comfortable buds I have tried yet.

    They fit perfectly out of the box, but include 2 other gel sleeves to accommodate larger or smaller ears.

    They fit so snug, and comfortably that it is easy to forget you are wearing them after just a few seconds.

    Jaybird did a great job making these buds lighter and better contoured, creating a longer lasting fit.

    My other ones would start to slip out of my ear after about 30mins of activity, but these have stayed in place for most of my uses.

    The battery life can now last up to six hours per bud. Which is pretty awesome, especially if you don't mind using one bud at a time.

    The Vista buds can each be used independently of each other, unlike other models that only let you use the right bud separately.

    So, off one charge you could get 12 hours of pretty much continual use. The buds can be quickly charged in the case, in just 5 minutes you can squeeze another hour of life out of the buds. However, if you continue to just use the buds separately, you can get 32 hours out of them before needing to plug into a wall adapter.

    For simultaneous bud use, you would get 6 hours of use out of the buds, with enough juice in the case for another 2 charges, totaling 10 more hours, before needing to find a wall outlet.

    Not only are these buds the smallest and lightest Jaybird has made so far, but the charging case is much smaller and more accommodating with a small plastic holed tab that can be attached to a lanyard, backpack, or just about anything else.

    Both ear buds have only one button on them. The button function can be changed in the Jaybird app (which is quite useful).

    The Vista buds offer 3 types of customizable inputs from the button; single press, double press, and long press. With the following options; "play/pause", "Google assistant", next, volume controls, power, or a few preset custom play commands. The custom commands include; play last playlist, play "staff pick" playlist, play one of "my favorite" playlists, and play "my playlist" .

    My only complaint at all about these buds is how hard it is to press the buttons in. I do love the button options, but pressing the buttons in general is very uncomfortable. However, I have found that if I steady the bud with my thumb, by pressing the bud upward against my ear, that pressing the buttons works much better, and is way more comfortable than jabbing the bud into my ear, with a straight on press.

    Cleaning these buds is a breeze now that they are IPX7, (fully water-proof and sweat proof). I sometimes put my buds in my pocket or drop them, because I keep the case in my car. The tiny lint pieces and dust used to be a pain to remove, but not anymore, a quick rinse under the water cleans everything up nice and keeps them looking like new.

    Even though these buds are very lightweight the construction is still very solid. The case is even more sturdy, as I have sat on it several times with no issues.

    I have to say that I even like the quick magnetic grip between the buds and their slots in the case, they lock in place great, and nothing falls out when you open the case.

    Also before I forget to mention, inside the case is the Bluetooth sync button. Syncing is very easy with this button. However, Bluetooth pairing/syncing can only be done through the case. The buttons on the buds, do not have this capability. As the buds can only be charged from the case, and are usually stored in it, it seems sensible that the case would be around, when you want to connect to a new device. Once synced, as soon as you take a bud out of the box, they instantly re-connect to your device every time.

    I have posted a few pictures of the Jaybird Run XT buds compared to the new Vista buds. The Vista buds are on the right, in each picture.

    The Run buds were pretty small, and comfortable, but the Vista buds are just slightly smaller and a good portion lighter, which actually makes a big difference in the overall feel.

    The microphones work very well, although I find myself talking at lower volumes when I use both buds during a call. With just one bud in, my other ear is open to hear my voice at normal levels. But, with both buds in, it amplifies your own voice, so you think you are talking at normal volumes, when actually you are close to whispering. I find it difficult to talk normal, without being able to hear the ambient noises and my voice around me, so I usually pop one bud out, while on phone calls. This is just my preference, nothing against the manufacturer or it's performance.

    The sound is incredible the new 6mm milled drivers are lighter, but still deliver an impressive audio experience. Calls sound great, with very clear reception.

    Music sounds as true to life as possible. I love when you are using a headset, and the sound is just as spacious and fulfilling as if you were in a state of the art theater. The Jaybird app has tons of preset EQ options, as well as the ability for custom settings. All the sounds are very crisp and clean, with a substantial amount of bass. I have always noticed that with good headsets, listening to music I've heard for years from a car stereo or regular speakers always sounds so much deeper. I find myself noticing smaller background instruments or sounds that I had always typically missed.

    The Jaybird Vista ear buds are bringing all those missed sounds to life.

    Overall I am very very impressed with the comfort of these earbuds, and love the high quality audio they deliver.

    Aug 17, 2019 12:11
  • Review by Poocher917, 10 out of 10
    The earbuds you have been looking for

    I have been looking for great sounding earbuds that stay secure in my ear when running. This has turned out to be a more difficult search that I imagined but my search is over. These Jaybird Vista earbuds check every one of my boxes and then some. Here are some features I have been looking for:

     Great sound. These are the best sounding earbuds I have listened to. The personalized EQ in the Jaybird App makes them amazing.

     Stays secure in my ears when running. The little hook at the top of the earbud keeps them very secure in my ear.

     Sweat and water resistant. IPX7 rating means they can stay submerged in one meter of water for 30 minutes.

     Pair well with many devices. I typically switch between two devices. They obtain the connection quickly and accurately every time.

     Comfort. I have worn these for up to 3 hours at one time with no discomfort at all.

    Unboxing

    You receive the earbuds, two extra set of ear gels, an unbelievably small case, a mini USB and instruction booklet. See the pictures.

    Pairing

    There is a small button between the earbuds in the case. I LOVE the lime green color in the case. Just turn on your Bluetooth and press the little green button and I was off and running - Literally. My phone found the Vista earbuds right away and paired. I also pair them with a MP3 player with a Bluetooth transmitter. Again pairing was no issue. I switched back and forth many times with little issues. A couple of times I had to put the earbuds back in the case and press the pair button I was then off and running in no time. I have tried this with others headphones and earbuds. These perform the best out of any I have tried.

    Battery

    These came fully charged to I was off and running right away. They are advertised to hold a charge in the earbuds for 6 hours. Another 10 hours is available in the charging case. After every use I place them in the charging case. They have a magnet in the earbud and the case. So they make a nice satisfying click when placed in the case. The charging light comes on right away. I have used them for a total of 8.5 hours so far with no need to charge anything. The longest single use was around 3 hours. The app indicated they were still 70% charged after about 2 hours of use. I am keeping track of my usage but with 16 hours of use with earbud and the case. What more do you need. And the case is small and easily fits in a pocket. Even a very small pocket.

    Sound

    I just connected them to my phone and went. The immediate impression was WOW! I made no changes and the sound is amazing. I listed to everything from light rock to heavy rock to jazz. The bass is very strong but not muffled. The 6mm drivers and large speaker enclosure allow for great bass. And the speakers recover well so the bass is clear and not muffled. The sound of an alto sax sent shivers down my spine. I have had others listen to these as well and they are equally blown away. I cannot believe such a small headphone can have such a full and rich sound. Way to go Jaybird! This is all the impression I had out of the box. I then downloaded the Jaybird App on my phone running Android Pie. The app installed without issue. I like to personalize my EQ but this experience was very different. You select Personal EQ and then it goes through multiple steps. For each step it plays a tone at a different frequency. You use a slider to set the point where you just barely hear the provided sound. I went through all the steps and it sets your personal EQ for you. I thought the sound was good before – now it is even better. I could not believe it. And what a cool way to do the EQ! And these fit so well they are similar to a noise cancelling experience.

    Calling

    I made a few calls using the earbuds. One was an incoming call that I picked up. I talked for a bit and could hear the person well. I asked if they could hear me and they stated it was crystal clear. I later made an outgoing call and the experience was the same. I do not quite understand how these earbuds in your ears can pick up your voice so well. But no complaint as it was a perfect experience.

    Jaybird App

    There are a lot of features here. Check it out for yourself as I will only cover the basic info. Downloading the app from the Play Store was easy. I searched for Jaybird and found Jaybird MySound. It installed right away and I connected it to the earbuds. You have four options:

    Presets – is the EQ section where you can use someone else’s profile or create your own personal EQ. I talked earlier about the AWESOME EQ experience above.

    Listen – is Music and Podcasts

    Profile – for your personal profile

    Headphones – this is the section I was looking for. I first wanted to set the button controls. The tactile response is great. You can feel the button being pressed. The defaults are: single press = play/pause (options – Google Assistant, Custom); double press = Next (same options); Press & Hold = Power off. I changed Press & Hold to Volume up right earbud and volume down left earbud. The Custom options require a linked Spotify account.

    There is a Find my Buds Option and Voice Prompts options. OK Google works right away as you would expect.

    Conclusion

    This is the best overall package for earbuds I have ever had. I cannot think of one thing that is missing. The combination of sound, options, App and everything else make this a recommended buy. If I lose or damage these, I will immediately get another pair. This is a definite win for Jaybird.

    Aug 13, 2019 18:54
  • Review by pauldar, 10 out of 10
    Customized Sound, Comfort, & Feature-Packed App

    Reviewing these Jaybird Vista Wireless Sport Headphones has been an adventure in discovering the multitude of ways to enjoy them. Having reviewed several of these wireless, sport ear buds before, the Jaybird Vista is now my favorite. I have to lead off with the sound quality of these sport ear buds because at the end of the day, it is the most important feature. It is why we choose any pair of ear buds in the first place. Jaybird Vista sound emanates from the 6mm milled drivers in each ear bud. Coupled with the Custom EQ control in the Jaybird App, and, the sound quality settings are endless. After several weeks of daily use this is the most interesting feature of these ear buds IMHO.

    So, why do I think these are my favorite sport ear buds ever?

    * Sound – Jaybird gives me the ability to customize my listening preferences through its Jaybird App. The App is available through Google Play or the Apple App Store. I can customize my own personal sound preferences using the EQ, or, use any number of EQ furnished Presets. I can also 'Save' and name any of my own customized EQ settings. I can even add a genre selection of music that I prefer. How cool is that? At first I was a little disappointed that SBC Codec was used instead of any of the newer, High Resolution Audio Codecs, like aptX, LDAC and AAC. However, having the ability to customize the sound quality to my own personal preferences almost boundlessly and save them for my own music genres outweigh the use of any HRA Codecs. Stereo Channel separation is clear, detailed, and full bodied.

    * Fit and Comfort – Next to sound quality these are also important features. On my daily runs these ear buds are so lightweight and easy to wear. They do not stress any part of my ears. Each ear bud body is marked clearly R or L. Out of the box I had my doubts because of their small size and wing tips. However, they fit securely enough for me to run and work out. Since I have one ear a little bigger then the other I use the Number Two tip in my Left ear and the Number Three tip in my Right. This combination fits me perfectly. WooHoo! Jaybird furnishes three pairs of eargels (small, medium, and large). The last few weeks we have had lots of rain. I have had no issues with the Jaybird ear buds in the rain because they have an IPX7 waterproof rating. Cleaning the eargels is pretty easy too. I clean my eargels every second day by removing the ear tip and washing with antibacterial hand soap, then, rinse in warm water and dry.

    * Jaybird App - The Jaybird App is downloadable and Free. It is compatible with Apple devices running iOS 11 and above and Android 6.0 and above. The folks at Logitech did an outstanding job in the design and numerous features of this App. It is feature-packed and very comprehensive. Especially, when it comes to customizing my sound quality choices. This App also allows me to enable or disable Voice Prompts. It can find my ear buds if I misplaced or lost them through the 'Find Your Buds' feature. I can see the present status of my battery charge and my connected devices. I can choose music to play from shared 'Playlists' (Sign-Up is required). I can also set the 'Auto-Shutoff' time through this App (15 or 60 minutes or always ON). This App will also inform me when there is a firmware update. I expect future updates will introduce new ideas in listening quality features. In my opinion Logitech, Jaybird Vista is the industry Leader in App development and features.

    * Playtime and Battery – Because of my set volume levels I approach nearly 4 hours of continued use with these ear buds. However, there is another 10 hours of charge in the case when it is fully charged (8 hours they way I use them). The case takes a little over 3 hours to fully charge, and the buds approximately 2 hours to fully charge. When the case is charging with the included type “C” charging cable, it pulses White. When fully charged the LED is solid White. When I place both ear buds in the charging case they automatically turn OFF and begin to charge. They are magnetically held in place inside the charging case. When I take the ear buds out of the charging case they automatically turn ON.

    * Phone Calls – I use Siri with one-touch of either ear bud to call a phone number for me. One-touch also allows me to answer a phone call. The sound is crystal clear according to the folks I have called. It is also noteworthy to mention that you can customize a single or double-touch press function using the Jaybird App.

    * Pairing Versatility – The Jaybird Vista Eargels can pair to any Bluetooth devices, cell phone, tablet, laptop, smart watch, etc. I was able to pair these buds within a minute to my Apple cell. I just received a Samsung Smart Watch as a Birthday gift and am looking forward to pair my watch and ear buds. All I have to do is download some music playlists to my watch and I can then leave my cell at home. YooHoo!

    * Convenience – I travel a lot and really appreciate the hard-backed, charging case. There is a handy, dandy loop built-in to the case, which will allow simple attachment to a key chain, purse, or, whatever you may wish to attach it too. It conveniently protects my ear buds and charges too. Whoopie Doo!

    * Shortcomings – None.

    * Conclusion – The Logitech folks, who designed these Jaybird Vista Wireless Sport Headphones have hit a home-run. They are the best-fitting, most comfortable, App-driven, sport, ear buds with the highest quality of customizable sound enjoyment I have ever experienced. I highly recommend these Jaybird Vista Eargels to anyone, who really appreciates outstanding audio reproduction while going through daily, physical activities. They can actually enhance the quality of your workout, and inspire musical inspiration to achieve your goals. They are super even if you don't work out. There are several family members on my Christmas List, who will find these under their 'tree' this year. Ho, Ho, Ho!

    Aug 23, 2019 16:03
  • Review by Methos, 10 out of 10
    Small and yet so impressive!

    The Jaybird brand has always been a brand that could be trusted in my opinion. I have all the other earphones Brands out there as I review them on my site. From Sony,E8, Sennheiser, master and Dynamics, etc, etc. and while all of them specialize in their own specific area more than others, the Jaybirds Vista’s are the first pair to have the smallest footprint and yet still maintain a powerful punch in all areas. Their tinny fit into your ears disappears and yet even their case is so small and inviting to keep with you. Then once you get into that amazing community that they have inside their app and start customizing and testIng other peoples EQ settings, another world opens up for you. You basically can make these sound like you want them to and this is where they differ from all other brands. That community is so diverse and strong that you can find so many settings even a music suggestions built into Spotify. In fact I think they are the only earphone who has a app that is partnering with Spotify. That should tell you something in and of itself. Then, that battery life. Love the fact that you have 6 hours on the earphones and 10 on the case. They also have one of, if not the fastest reconnection on the market all while being sweat proof, water proof, dirt proof, and even stepped-on proof. They call it ”Earthproof” and no other earphone out there has that claim. Small, powerful, and durable...need there be anymore to say than that?

    Nov 29, 2019 19:54
  • Review by KWelch, 8 out of 10
    Good deal

    We were looking for headphones that stayed in place. Both for the gym and also when he rode his motorcycle. So far he’s been very happy. They seam durable and keep a charge. At first we were skeptical cuz he’s always gone with apple products but after having several issues with slipping and me EarPod loosing charge faster then the other. We decided to try something else. So far so good

    May 21, 2021 16:45
  • Review by SHREDCITY, 10 out of 10
    Ups and downs

    Okay so I just want people to feel the struggle a little. So I've been a fan of jaybirds since the x3s were hot stuff. So I bought the jaybird vistas as a no brainer I did run into a couple of problems with them but best buy was so great and had no problem helping me. The first pair I had gotten had this exposed looking wire thing on the left earbud I'll post a pic so you guys could see. I went to best buy explained to them that it was like that when I opened them and they exchanged them for me. So I come back home with my new pair its been 5 days and the right earbud stopped working thought it was not charged because I forgot to put it back in case. Charged it and it still didn't work... now I was upset swearing logitech off for good. Thought maybe I had to reconnect to bluetooth now that it made it worse and now it wasn't even showing up in my blue tooth settings. I did a soft reset and a factory reset and nothing I called jaybirds and the system kept giving me that horrible sound when the number is discounted. Went to best buy they told me to just get a different brand I kinda agreed with them but at the same time I've had jaybirds for 5 years now.. I couldn't do it I just exchanged them for a new pair of vistas and no problems with these. Love them and wouldn't change a thing.

    Oct 22, 2019 09:51
  • Review by RobWLINY2, 10 out of 10
    Comfortable and lightweight Jaybird Vista

    The android app set up the pairing with the phone easily, and using the app to connect them the first time resulted in a firmware update downloading and installing from the app. The app also allows adjusting the sound with presets, it may take some experimenting to find what appeals to your own ear, and it may vary by the kind of content you listen to most.

    When I first checked the sound on music, i was unsure about the quality, but it turned out the source material was the quality issue. I found more dynamic full sound content and was impressed.

    The portable carrying case has a USB-C port for charging, and note that the pairing button is inside the case. I like, as with some other Jaybird true wireless earbuds, that I can charge the case even while I am wearing/using the earbuds, and later charge the buds in my pocket inside the case. The case itself is small and the earbuds fit the case easy. Battery life is excellent, I used them quite a while the first day of testing (putting them in the charging case in pocket in between) and it's held up strong for hours. It's convenient that in the notification area on my android phone, I was able to see the battery level for each earbud. Also when I first put them on, a voice announces the battery level which I always find important for all Bluetooth headphones, without that I put them on and have no idea how close to empty I am.

    While testing, to see how well they held I used these earbuds while doing a 15 minute run/walk on the treadmill and they stayed in the full time without seeming to come loose, and during that time they provided a good sound quality as I streamed live tv (which made the treadmill time go quicker too).

    Aug 13, 2019 14:31
  • Review by DavidJr, 10 out of 10
    Long lasting, truly wireless

    Truly wireless, small profile, decent audio quality and long battery life, uncommon to get all of that is truly wireless earbuds. Most I have tried usually last maybe a couple hours or if they did last longer had a cylinder sticking out of your ear. The Jaybird Vista is simple to connect with one button on the case and standard Bluetooth connection. Sound quality by default is pretty decent, but I found it best when I installed the Jaybird app and used the equalizer. After using the “Discover more presets” option I was able to find exactly the sound I was looking for. Surprisingly low bass and range for such small earbuds.

    I used these for several hours this weekend while doing some strenuous yard work and with all the sweat and activity they stayed in place. One thing that may be of concern for some out exercising is that these provide a decent amount of passive noise isolation. Meaning with music playing, you aren’t going to hear much of your surroundings. So, for me this weekend they actually acted as noise protection from the lawn equipment.

    The only interaction these earbuds have is a single button that by default you click once for play/pause or call answer, twice for skip or ignore call or long hold for power off. However, you can change the clicks to be the voice assistant of your phone or some other custom commands for Spotify. I found the pressure needed to press the buttons a little excessive as they push the earbud into your ear a bit more. The only thing that would make them better is a touch sensitive button.

    You can use the earbuds individually if you want to extend your battery life even more. For instance, when you get the 20% audio warning, take one out and throw it in the case till you run the other one dead, then swap out and keep going. With about 6 hours on a single full charge you can make these last more than a day with one at a time.

    Aug 14, 2019 10:29
  • 9.0score
    Samsung - Galaxy Buds Live True Wireless Earbud Headphones - Black
    Description

    Upgrade your sound and style with Samsung Galaxy Buds Live. Designed with the largest Galaxy Buds speaker, improved bass and an open fit, playlists sound more like live music than ever before. When you need to block out background noise for a phone call or important task, initiate Active Noise Cancellation1 with a touch. Buds Live are easy on the eyes, light on the ears and have long-lasting battery life2. **1 Features including Active Noise Canceling are enabled through a Bluetooth connection or the Galaxy Wearable app on Android, available through Google Play Store, and the Galaxy Buds app on iOS devices, available through the App Store. **2 Actual battery life may vary and depend on usage conditions such as function settings, playback file type, and Bluetooth signal strength.

    5 Features
  • Sound that rocks: The AKG-tuned 12mm speaker and enhanced bass tone play everything in studio-quality sound. An open design creates a live listening environment, suiting those who prefer a natural, spacious sound.
  • New style. New sound.: Equal parts earbuds and ear bling, Galaxy Buds Live come in three colors you’ll want to rock all day.
  • Turn down distractions: Turn on Active Noise Cancellation* to block out background noise on an airplane, train or bus. Tap again to let in surrounding live sounds—colleagues’ voices, flight announcements, street traffic—while still enjoying your favorite playlist or podcast.
  • Long-lasting battery: Long-lasting battery life with a case that doubles as a wireless charger.
  • Always-on assistance: Use your always-on voice assistant to order coffee, send a message or search music hands free.
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  • Review by NJuice, 10 out of 10
    Unique Earbuds Experience That Pays Off

    The growing "True Wireless Earbuds" portion of audio tech has really interested me in the last few years. Samsung has really made a name for itself with their "Galaxy Buds" line lately and I was very intrigued by the new bean design of the Galaxy Buds Live. So far my time with them have proved that they are a risk worth taking!

    ONBOXING & FIT:

    - My first impression upon opening these was how small the case is. I really couldn't believe just how nice and sleek it is, the rounded square shape just makes is ideal to easily bring with you everywhere!

    - I also think Samsung did a nice job making the hinge on the case feel sturdy and not cheap, its a minor upgrade but nice.

    - I do also once again love the USB-C and Wireless charging for the case.

    - The earbuds themselves of course look like beans! They really are small and have a premium look to them with the shape, build, and placement of the speakers and microphones.

    - The fit was the biggest adjustment for me because they feel like they aren't even there! Seriously the bean shape just makes them rest in your ear but yet they are secure and do not fall out. It's a weird feeling not actively knowing you are wearing earbuds but its something that I personally grew to love.

    - I did worry that these would fall out easily when working out or going on runs/walks. However I did a few workouts with these and had no issues at all! I can't say whether that will remain consistent but so far so good.

    - On that, these are meant to be comfy for long wearing and I could not agree more on this concept. I don't feel the need to take them off because of fatigue like in earbuds or over the ear headphones. And maybe that's just me, but I do really think the open air concept of these make them much more comfortable than normal earbuds.

    AUDIO QUALITY:

    - Its important for a buyer to understand that these are not your typical noise cancelling earbuds. Typical noise cancelling earbuds go all the way into your ear creating a tight seal that helps the noise cancelling tech on them. The Buds Live are an "open air" earbud which means they don't actual go into your ear to create a seal.

    - The lack of the seal means you will still hear what's going on around you like a person talking but the Noise Cancelling tech drowns out some of the white noise like the sound of a humming AC unit. Of course when you turn up the music most everything is drowned out, but its just a different experience.

    - That being said, the audio quality is exceptional! The vocals are clear and crisp, the bass is impactful, and the sound is powerful. I really enjoy listening to music on these or just about anything that requires audio!

    - Taking Calls on the Buds Live are by far my favorite phone call experience out of any headphones I have ever used! Because there isn't a seal, it makes the phone call feel so much more natural because you can hear the person you are talking to while also hearing the volume of your voice while talking. Along with that, the audio is crisp and the people I have talked to say I sound great.

    BUDS LIVE VS BUDS+

    - As pictured in my review, the Buds Live and Buds+ are very similar in their size and style. Both have a small footprint, both have a nice high quality look and feel, both have touch controls, and both have the charging lights.

    - With audio, the Buds Live have the open air with noise cancelling design while the Buds+ have a closed seal but no noise cancelling.

    - With Battery, the Buds+ offer about 5 more hours of use per charge then the Buds Live offer but both offer about the same amount of total battery life with the charging case at around 22 hours. (Samsung says you can get 29 hours of battery in the Buds Live but that is without any Noise Cancelling which I don't think anyone plans on doing).

    - At the end of the day, both are great wireless earbuds no doubt! In my opinion, I think the Buds+ are meant for people who are more active, away from home, and need something that are long lasting and durable. The Buds Live are for those who value better audio/call quality but still want to be able to hear things around you while commuting or around other people.

    BOTTOM LINE:

    - Samsung took a leap with The Galaxy Buds Live, and they truly are a unique audio experience. The sound quality is exceptional, calls are so easy to take, and they are so comfortable you will not mind wearing them for 6 hours at a time because you will barely know they are there. However, for those of you who value a closed off no sound feeling with your headphones, these are not going to be for you. That being said, I was worried about the Buds Live not being sealed off and after a few days with these - Samsung has made me a believer in these earbuds and the Buds Live are my new daily drivers!

    Aug 10, 2020 11:37
  • Review by Wcpclan, 10 out of 10
    Using on an iPhone

    So far they have fit better than the Apple AirPods and the sound it hood, usb C charging, wireless charging and nice to have the color choices.

    Sep 04, 2020 15:53
  • Review by EastAtlantakid30316, 10 out of 10
    Truly amazing!!!

    Where do i begin Samsung has done it again. The buds are amazing and fits like a glove in my ear. I'm normally not an in ear person and I wanted to give this design a try. And I do regret it one bit.

    Sep 19, 2020 11:21
  • Review by bransonsaks, 10 out of 10
    Good product

    I had the first buds. Didn't get the buds plus but I was looking for something that fit in my ear and didn't stand out. These aren't. Sound is good. When I put both in I cannot hear nature!

    Sep 11, 2020 21:57
  • Review by Valeria, 10 out of 10
    Great

    Work great. The battery lasts long for me. I love how fast it connects to my devices and that you can connect to multiples devices at a time. Aldo they don't fall out my ears when I'm working out so great product. And you can buy cases for them so they don't scratch or anything

    Jan 11, 2021 17:45
  • Review by MrBrown, 10 out of 10
    Great for work.

    I use these at work they work wonderful ! I had galaxy buds they always would fall out. These never fall out great ear buds. These buds are wonderful for work.

    Feb 05, 2021 17:13
  • Review by HMWBB, 10 out of 10
    HMWBB

    I have always liked noise-canceling headphones and was delighted when my wife purchased these buds for my Christmas gift from her. I love them and use them daily to listen to the Rush Limbaugh show, God bless him.

    They are very comfortable to wear all day so you will be ready for that important phone call while the rest of the office doesn't know you are enjoying the show.

    The noise-canceling feature is amazing, quieting the loudest of background noise while still being able to hear if someone is talking to you, no need to take them off, with a touch of the finger on the bud, the noise-canceling effect is disabled and you hear everything as if you were not wearing them, touch again and you are enjoying the noise-free benefit they offer.

    They recharge in the case, even without being plugged into the wall, and seem to last days. The sleek-looking buds are easy to put on and take off.

    Mar 05, 2021 18:32
  • Review by Msmally87, 6 out of 10
    Missing my galaxy buds +

    Ok but previous buds were better. They often slip out the ear even when the pads are.on or off. Says noise canceling but i can still hear noise even when set to active. Only got these because they were sold out of the galaxy buds +

    Nov 05, 2021 15:50
  • 8.8score
    Insignia™ - RF Wireless Over-the-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    Listen to your TV or music wirelessly without disturbing others.

    5 Features
  • Analog and digital audio inputs: Compatible with any audio components (TVs, CD/DVD players, MP3 players, mobile devices).
  • 2.4GHz digital wireless signal: Transmits high-quality audio from up to 33'.
  • Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery with convenient docking station: Offers up to 10 hours of use and allows easy charging and storage.
  • Over-the-ear headphones with adjustable headband: Provide comfort during extended listening sessions.
  • Lightweight design: Allows you to wear for a long duration as you watch TV.
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  • Review by dishsnthings, 10 out of 10
    Awesome!!!

    I'll be buried wearing these head phones! I have a newer TV, but non bluetooth. My choice was HDMI or optical. Or buy a blue tooth adapter for the TV. Almost no headsets have either. Optical kicks in the minute I pick them up. I play Skyrim Elder Scrolls, my all time favorite game. The sound is to die for. I can still hear outside the phones enough to answer someone talking at me. Honestly, if I can be this happy, why on earth spend $$ on Beats or Bose or such. How much better can better be?

    Dec 11, 2020 19:12
  • Review by Arkieblogger, 10 out of 10
    Great headphones

    These headphones are great. My husband wears them to watch TV when I want to read.

    May 24, 2019 18:10
  • Review by RBrylawski, 8 out of 10
    Buy These - Skip Divorce Court

    I have to say I'm really glad I got these Insignia NS-HAWHP2 Wireless Over-the-Ear Headphones. First, if you're married/coupled and have a significant other who either likes things too quiet, or better yet, won't let you watch TV in bed, then something like this will save the cost of a divorce lawyer. For years now, I've wanted to be able to watch the news in bed or SNL on a Saturday night, but simply haven't been allowed to. Now I can and these sound great for their intended purpose. They really are primarily designed for use with a TV. My Smart TV is actually Bluetooth headset capable, but won't work with any Bluetooth headphone I've tried and I've tried multiple sets.

    Initially, I had a rough start with these. They can be set up either via digital or analog inputs. While they come with a 3.5mm headphone jack to RCA plug, you can set them up via Optical Digital cable. Knowing that the digital way would provide better sound, I bought an optical digital cable and the directions suggest you have to configure the output to PCM, which I did, but they simply wouldn't work no matter what I tried. On the base/charging station, you can switch between digital or analog, but that didn't do anything either. So the simplest way to connect them is via the headphone jack on your TV to RCA cable to the docking station and it worked right away.

    The little user guide provided with these headphones suggests multiple ways to connect them, but it leaves much to be desired as it really doesn't provide enough detail. I was determined to watch SNL in bed, so I'm glad I was able to get them working.

    The headphones come with a built in rechargeable lithium-ion battery and a convenient to use docking station (see attached photo), which provides, according to Insignia, 10 hours of continuous use, though I've not tested the actual use time. The headphones themselves are very lightweight and are very comfortable on my head. I don't have a large head, but with as much adjustment as they offer, if you do have a large head, I'm sure they will fit just fine. Also the range is quite far. I was able to maintain a clear connection, more than the stated 33 feet distance from the charging stand.

    These are not going to be your go to Bluetooth headphones for most of your listening needs. They are however, a great go to option if you need to be able to watch TV, without disturbing others. For me, they have provided a flexibility that was sorely lacking and for that I'm very happy with them.

    Nov 27, 2018 14:37
  • Review by rkellychgo, 10 out of 10
    Works well

    One caveat is that if you’re watching a DVD, sound may fade in and out briefly, which could get annoying. Other than that, works as described.

    Jan 08, 2021 16:49
  • Review by Dawntastic1, 6 out of 10
    Good but not great

    Okay so the reason I wanted these headphones was originally for my daughter to use with the iPad.

    It clearly states under the description:

    "Compatible with any audio components (TVs, CD/DVD players, MP3 players, mobile devices)."

    I took that as tablets also... Only problem is that unless your planning on leaving your phone, tablet, mp3 or whatever on a table hooked up to the base you are SOL. So in my case that wasn't going to work, we're not going to connect wires to the iPad to then have "wireless" headphones. I decided to give these to my parents to try out. My father is pretty hard of hearing and always blasting my mother out from the other room with his tv volume. Problem solved. The headphones were easy to hookup. He seems to be using them without any issues. Not sure about how long the battery life actually is since he "doesn't want to take the chance" and puts them right back on the base unit when he's done using them. The sound wasn't the best IMO, but to my 70yr old father it was great. No more loud tv disrupting grandma, everyone's happy. I would say these are nice for the older generation. But for us Gen Xers and especially millennials, these headphones just wont hit the mark.

    Dec 08, 2018 13:57
  • Review by J0A0A7, 10 out of 10
    A must for late night watching

    Set up was quick and easy. Less than 5mins I had the headphones working with my Tv via the RCA Jacks. You can also use an optical cable but just make sure the output is set to pcm and not dolby digital or else they won't work. As for the rca jack settings I have them set to fixed so I can control the volume from the headhones instead. Sound quality is good and have a decent amount of bass and they also get loud too. I did not experience any audio drops so the range is pretty good. The headphones themselves are comfortable enough to wear for a couple of hours. Build quality is good and they don't feel cheap with care you should get a couple of years from them. They are rated for 10hrs of usuage and charging is very simple just put the headphones back on the base unit. Overall they are a pretty good barebones wireless headphones that get the job done. Comes handy at night when our little one is asleep for school.

    Nov 27, 2018 18:31
  • Review by headphones, 2 out of 10
    headphones

    I purchased an Insignia NS-HAwHP2 headphone set in July 2020.

    With moderate use connected to the TV by me exclusively the cheap plastic over the top snapped at the terminal block. Obviously the material requires a certain amount of bed but with no abusive use it snapped.

    The photo attached shows my attempt to tape it back together but with no luck. Since I don't have the receipt and Best Buy probably won't replace it without one all I can do is report it to you.

    Nov 16, 2020 10:39
  • Review by Homeowner1, 10 out of 10
    Great quality and sound

    I love my headset...these are the best. They are so much that I purchased another set for my bedroom for when my husban or I am sleeping. We have 6 tvs and we just purchased another one for my she room. We have family that come to visit but sometimes its not for both of us so we just put the headset on an turn down tv volume and continue watching the movie. It such a convenient item because some movies cannot be paused so this helps from being interrupted with unnecessary noises like, trains, grandkids everywhere, husband music room, other tvs. I love it.

    Apr 28, 2020 09:33
  • 8.8score
    Bose - QuietComfort Earbuds True Wireless Noise Cancelling In-Ear Headphones - Soapstone
    Description

    Better sound begins with better silence. That’s why Bose QuietComfort Earbuds are engineered with the world’s most effective noise cancelling and high-fidelity audio. Microphones inside and outside the earphones sense noise and react instantaneously to cancel the signal. Get rid of disruptions so you can turn up the music on your wireless earbuds and amplify whatever you’re most passionate about — from hiking or circuit training to coding or baking. And when you need to be more aware of your surroundings, minimize noise cancelling with a quick double tap, so you can walk down a busy street or listen for your boarding announcement. StayHear™ Max tips provide extra comfort and stability for an even better experience. Rule the Quiet with Bose QuietComfort Earbuds and get an exhilarating experience that’s tough to find in any other Bluetooth earbuds. The Bose QuietComfort Noise Cancelling Earbuds are available in Triple Black, Soapstone and limited-edition Sandstone or Stone Blue.

    12 Features
  • Acoustic Noise Cancelling technology.: Powerful microphones in the wireless earbuds monitor environmental sounds and produce the opposite signal, cancelling out unwanted noise. Feel free to pursue your passions uninterrupted with the world’s most effective noise cancelling technology.
  • High-fidelity experience.: Music. Videos. Podcasts. It’s not just what you listen to. It’s who you are. Volume-optimized Active EQ technology boosts highs and lows for consistent balance with bold sound and rich bass no matter how loud or soft you play whatever you’re into.
  • From Quiet to Aware with a double tap.: With a double tap of the left earbud, choose Quiet Mode for full noise cancelling or Aware Mode with ActiveSense™ technology to hear your music and surroundings at the same time, while the sounds around you are brought down to a more comfortable level.
  • Truly wireless earbuds, reliable connectivity.: Think about which song to play next, not your wireless connection. Bluetooth earbuds connect when removed from the case and keep track of the last seven devices you’ve paired. Bluetooth 5.1 gives you a strong connection to your device within 30 feet.
  • Up to 6 hours of battery life.: Listen for up to six hours on a full charge. Out of power? A quick, 15-minute charge will give you up to 2 hours of play time. When you’re done, place the earphones in the case for an additional two full charges. When it’s time, recharge the case via the included USB-C.
  • Simple touch controls.: All it takes is swipes and taps to change the volume, flip between noise cancelling and Aware Mode, and answer calls. When you’re done listening, just pop them out and Bose QuietComfort Earbuds will pause your music automatically.
  • Clear calls. Wherever you take them.: Tiny mics in these in-ear headphones work together to focus on your voice and filter out most of the noise around you. So, your calls always sound clear — whether you’re at home or on the go.
  • Secure & comfortable fit.: Feel great every time you listen to Bose QuietComfort Earbuds thanks to their soft silicone StayHear™ Max tips. They’re designed to provide comfort, stability and passive noise-blocking performance.
  • Get off to a great start with the Bose Music app.: Learn how to access noise cancellation settings, manage Bluetooth connections and more with the guided set-up. The app also keeps your wireless noise cancelling earbuds’ software up to date — unlocking future features.
  • Browse music without touching your phone.: Spotify Tap playback makes it quick and easy to access Spotify. Simply tap and hold the left earbud to get back to your last listening session or a new playlist. Set your shortcut to “Spotify” in the Bose Music app to enable this feature.
  • LEGAL*: Voice assistant services may vary and may not be available in all languages and countries. Bose, Acoustic Noise Cancelling, Bose Music, QC, QuietComfort, QuietComfort Earbuds, StayHear, and ActiveSense are trademarks of Bose Corporation.
  • LEGAL*: Spotify requires a Spotify account. Services may vary by region.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by pillboy, 10 out of 10
    Simply Superb

    Obviously a direct competitor to the iconic, white-colored product, having a personal-listening device with Bose-quality noise cancelling to try out was rather exciting for me. My Bose QC25 wired headphones which were first released back in 2014 have been my personal gold-standard when it comes to noise cancelling performance, so I would love to have this same capability in an earbud form.

    The QuietComfort Earbuds come in a soft-feel charging case which is able to recharge the earbuds WITH the rubber wings attached to them. As someone who cannot wear the white-colored product without aftermarket wings to keep them in my ears, being able to place the QC buds in their case with the wings attached is a huge advantage in my book. While this makes the case larger, it is still pocketable unless you wear really tight pants. The case measures approximately 3.5” x 2” x 1.25”, has an external USB-C port on it, has a very secure latching system, and includes charging lights on the exterior. The case can also be wirelessly charged via a Qi charger (not included). A 12-inch long USB-A to USB-C charging cable is included, but there is no AC charging block (pretty much the norm nowadays).

    I found the QuietComfort Earbuds to fit my ears extremely well and the soft tips and wings are almost identical to those on the Bose SoundSport wireless headphones for those who may already have them. These earbuds come with three sets of different sized tips and wings for different ears, so most people should find a comfortable fit. Each tip and wing is molded together, so there are three pair of differing sizes.

    The sound quality is typical Bose, which sounds very good to me, with crisp highs and punchy bass without being muddy sounding. Speech was extremely clear when listening to podcasts or having phone conversations and the person on the other end could hear me well, but this will obviously vary depending on what hardware they are using on their end. For a lot of people the noise cancelling is the important thing. My usual test is how well they handle noise from a gas lawn mower because I use my QC25s when I mow the grass. I wasn’t expecting these earbuds to have as much noise suppressing capability as over-the-ear headphones, and I was right, they don’t, but it is close. Close enough that I could easily use the QuietComfort Earbuds when mowing and not feel that the listening experience is being compromised much in any way whatsoever. One thing about the noise cancelling function that is new (to me anyway) and different from other noise cancelling headphones I have experienced is that the accompanying app for your mobile device allows you to adjust the amount of noise cancelling in 10 steps, from “none” to “maximum” and you can save three different settings and switch amongst them by double tapping on the left earbud. When you remove one earbud, the programming is paused and the noise cancelling to the other bud is cut.

    Your voice assistant (Siri, for me) is accessible through the buds and another adjustable feature I found really helpful, especially when talking on the phone is the ability to set the loudness of your own voice you hear through the earbuds when you talk, with the option of turning it off completely. People who use hearings aids that can stream music through the aids via Bluetooth will be happy to know that I was able to use these earbuds in my ear at the same time as I had my behind-the-ear hearing aids in. The sound quality for music from hearing aids is atrocious and it is very inconvenient to switch back and forth between hearing aids and earbuds when changing from listening to music and conversing with someone. I found this out completely by accident as I forgot I had my hearing aids in and put in the QC Earbuds and it took me quite awhile to realize I had them both in.

    The accompanying app is called “Bose Music”, not to be confused with “Bose Connect” which I had on my phone for another Bose product. This free app is very easy to use and does a great job in explaining the features and controls. There is a full user guide available on the Bose web site and through the app - the product comes only with a quick start guide and a thick book of warnings and precautions in a multitude of languages. Having struggled with product set-up in apps of other manufacturers, I found the Bose app a real pleasure to use.

    The first time I used the QC Earbuds I was a little disappointed in the amount of volume, but after fiddling with them, I found that fit in the ear is very important to their performance, both blocking outside noises and volume. While you have to twist the buds to get them seated properly in your ear, it quickly becomes second nature to do so when you insert them and you really don’t think about it once you get used to it.

    The only downside I can find is that I cannot control the volume from the earbuds themselves, I have to use my phone for that function. Controlling other functions on the earbuds is simple and quickly learned in no time. There are two functions you have to choose between using the app and that is skipping to the next track OR hearing the remaining battery life - you can’t have both functions, but remaining battery life is not that important for me. There is no “Back” function, so you will have to use your phone for that command. When the earbuds get low on power, a quick 15 minutes in the case will get you another two hours of listening time. Full charging takes 2 hours. When the case is fully charged, it will replenish the earbud batteries two times before needing to be charged again. Along with 6 hours of listening time from fully charged buds, all-day use while out and about is easily attained.

    I used to love my white-colored, wireless earbuds, and I still do, but I love the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds even more and i think anyone that likes the Bose sound signature will feel the same way about this product. Start saving your coin as you will want a set of these as soon as you can get them.

    Sep 28, 2020 16:28
  • Review by gtdad, 10 out of 10
    Shockingly Good Noise Cancellation!

    I have several high quality headphones, both over the ear and earbuds. I have always preferred the over the ear when practical due to their superior noise cancellation. So when I first tried these Bose QC Earbuds, with an air conditioner, a dehumidifier and a fan all going simultaneously, I couldn't help but yell "Wow". It was absolutely shocking how well these earbuds cancelled the noise.

    The first thought I had was who am I going to give my other headphones to?

    And the noise cancellation is just one of the many good qualities of these earbuds. The sound is amazingly clear while providing good bass and a nice balance throughout the frequencies. Whether listening to music or voice, it was a pleasurable experience. Also, phone calls were as clear as any headphones I have ever used. And you can control how loud you hear your own voice during the conversation.

    As the name implies, these were not just designed to be quiet, but also comfortable. And to be honest the first time I tried them on I didn't think that they were as comfortable as I had hoped. They come with 3 different sizes of the rubber ear pieces which keep the earbuds securely in your ears. I tried on all 3 sizes, but eventually went back to the medium which is what came installed from the factory. Now I don't now if the rubber piece just softens up after use or if I just got used to it, but by day 3 they were so comfortable that I would have totally forgotten that I had them on if not for the amazing silence that they created.

    So Bose has succeeded in both Quiet and Comfort.

    The earbuds come in a case which will recharge the earbuds. There are led indicators on the case to let you know how much power is left and when it is fully charged. The case can be charged both wirelessly and with a provided USB-C cable. It has a very high quality feel. It locks closed and when you push the button it opens very softly. When placing the earbuds into the case magnets will grab the earbuds and place them perfectly inside. A light will then com on to let you know that they are charging.

    Bose has designed a new app for their latest products and it is very feature rich. These earbuds have so many touch features which allows the user complete control, but there is a learning curve. So I appreciate the detailed explanation of every feature in the app.

    There are simply too many features to mention in this review, but there are 10 levels of noise cancellation and you can create your 3 favorite levels and just tap on the left earbud to cycle through them.

    I also like that the earbuds will tell you the power remaining when you put them on and also by simply tapping the left earbud at any time.

    There is one major disappointment for me. These earbuds will only connect to one device at a time. I have other Bose headphones and have always appreciated that they can connect to 2 devices. To me this was an important feature that I expected to have on this device.

    The only other minor negative is that the earbuds do get warm when charged in the case.

    Overall these are feature rich earbuds with excellent sound and spectacular noise cancellation. They are comfortable and convenient and have relegated all of my other earbuds and headphones to my drawer.

    I highly recommend this product.

    Sep 26, 2020 10:44
  • Review by Rhostam, 10 out of 10
    Awesome BOSE Quality Audio Earbuds.

    Bose - QuietComfort Noise Cancelling Earbuds – True Wireless In-Ear Headphones with Bluetooth

    Summary:

    BOSE quality audio ear buds with excellent noise cancellation capability.

    Pros:

    * Sound quality. The sound quality is excellent across the spectrum of frequency. The bass is comfortable and definitely "fills the room." I can easily get into a groove.

    * Excellent fit. I feel like these achieve better sound quality than my former Apple Airpods which always required me maneuvering them deep and tight into my ears. The Bose earbuds just fit - insert and rotate. Done.

    * Noise cancellation is eerie! It works extremely well! While working and I'm typing away on my computer I sometimes do double-takes. I can feel the keys give way under my fingers, but I don't hear the clickity-clack at all (I have the typomatic sounding keyboard). I didn't think I'd appreciate that, but noise cancellation definitely allows for better immersion.

    * Battery life is good. I place my accessories on recharge probably more frequently than I should. I've listened in a single session about 4 hours and I've seen that bring the buds down to 40-60% depending on interruption, volume, noise cancellation setting selected, etc. 6 might indeed be real.

    * Awesome case. I know it looks bulky compared to Apple Airpod case. But its functional, shows clear charging status and capacity, and is Qi inductive charging capable. Mighty fine. I also like that there is a hard clasp to keep case shut. Also, it has a hardwired port for charging - USB C - which is also great.

    * Microphones work well. I can take calls and hold meetings with these earbuds with no problems. They seem to be clearer (for those on the other end) than my Airpods.

    Cons:

    * Size. The size isn't bad, but they feel bulky. Time will tell if it will be a problem. Right now it seems like the removable fittings will keep the earbuds in place securely.

    * Mobile app. The application works well, but I feel the UI awkward or inconsistent. One bug: you can pair units to several devices. I have my computer and my iPhone. The app shows both. But even though it shows a toggle to disconnect from your phone, once you do that it disconnects... duh! So you can't toggle on the other device. So, you have to disconnect from device A first, and then manually connect device B. Not a big deal, but also not sure why the UI pretends to allow you to switch between devices in the first place.

    Use:

    I used these while working (from home), conducting conference calls, and also while playing computer games on-the-down-low.

    I also have a BOSE Soundlink and my car has BOSE audio as well. I feel like the quality of audio from these products surpasses that of other products I own (such as SONOS Ones). I figured why not check out their earbuds. They definitely let me get into the groove and I am excited to found great replacements for my previous earbuds which seemed to have too many problems holding a charge or inconsistently reporting *accurate* charge or maintaining stereo pairing.

    I highly recommend these particularly if you're not locked into a particular vendor's ecosystem.

    Sep 26, 2020 00:53
  • Review by David, 10 out of 10
    The Best and Worth the Higher Price

    Prior to trying the Bose QC earbuds I purchased the Samsung buds pro. The buds were good but the Bose QC earbuds are far superior in the ways that matter to me. I'm a professional live sound engineer and have been into audio reproduction products for over 30 years. I say these sound great. The reproduction of the frequecies the human ear can hear is recreated very well by the little earbuds. Some pro audio engineers dont like Bose products because they say Bose cheats on how they make things sound good. I say those people can get over it. After compairing numerous headphones and earbuds, its very simple, these sound good and work well. No headphone device is perfect at stopping ambient sound but these do a great job at minimizing the outside sound. My favorite feature is Activesense. While in aware mode (can hear around you) this feature automatically adjusts the volume level of the sound around you if the ambient noise gets loud. I use this while working so I can hear around me for safety but if I turn on a loud tool then it starts to bring the volume down. Quickly after turning off the tool the ambient volume comes back up allowing me to continue hearing around me. The sound of the ambient sound coming through is also very realistic. Others I've tried sound different than the original, they sounded overly nasle or muffled.

    The only two negatives I have about these is the size and weight. Would be nice to see them make these in a smaller design with less weight. The other negative is the lack of playback controls. Play/pause is available all the time but thats it. You have one programmable option for skip, back ect. The other brands I tried had all available all the time.

    Note, if you get these be sure to use the recommended Bose app and update the firmware if yours need it. The latest firmware adds features they didn't originally come with. Not huge changes but more refined ways of operating some of the features.

    Now for my only big problem I've had with my experience. It has nothing to do with Bose or the performance of the QC earbuds. I purchased these and immediately went on a trip out of the country. 3 days after the Best Buy return/exchange policy ended i had a problem with the right earbud. It developed a sound quality issue. Best Buy would do nothing for me. I know it was out of policy for them to honor an exchange but it would be nice for Best Buy to provide that extra mile customer service. Unfortunately good service is almost non existent everywhere and Best Buy is no exception. This isn't the only problem I had with my earbud purchase in regards to best buy. When purchasing my original earbuds I didn't get what I wanted because the in store sales reps didnt know much about the available products. Better training for the sale staff is also needed. The sales personel should be knowledgable on the products they are responsible for selling. I had many questions about the available products but few were answered with useful information.

    Oct 27, 2021 20:12
  • Review by John, 10 out of 10
    Unbelievably Good

    These have got to be the best noise cancellation headphones I’ve ever had. I bought these in comparison to the AirPods Pro which I got for the same price at different times of the year ($199 Sale Price). The AirPods Pro are $249 msrp & Bose Qc are $279 msrp so about the same prices.

    The differences I’ve noticed right from the start, Bose - They have sooooooo much better noise cancellation technology than the AirPods Pro.

    Bose - The fit in the ears is so much more comfortable & secure than the AirPods Pro (You have to choose the right size for for each earbud).

    Bose - Sound quality is not even close. Bose all the way. The AirPods Pro are ok, but when spending $250, “Ok” is not acceptable. The Bose for another $30 are way better.

    The only thing I’ll give Apple is the AirPods Pro case size. The size in comparison to the Bose is definitely noticeable but hey if a little bit bigger of a case means a better listening experience & more then personally I’ll deal with it, plus I mean look at that blue color!!!!

    Overall: If shopping for headphones, go for Bose. You will not be disappointed.

    Oct 17, 2021 23:30
  • Review by Pfunk90066, 10 out of 10
    Worth the money!

    I rarely do reviews, maybe 4 or 5 in my life. I own the Beats studio 2.0, the Bose Q25 and Q35 because I like over ear to drown out the noise. These earbuds are pretty amazing. You can store 3 diff NC settings and double tap the left bud to toggle between your three settings. You can double tap the right bud to pause the audio or video. They have 3 different ear size adapters and are very comfortable.

    The smart design case is a battery. Every time you put the buds away, they charge, so it’s eeems like the never die. The case can be put on my anker charging pad and it charges the case and the buds. I could not be happier and I am a real review.

    Jun 11, 2021 16:09
  • Review by GamerDad, 10 out of 10
    My new favorite buds

    Before I even removed the earbuds case from its retail box, the quality was apparent. With the texture/finish of the box exterior and the padded interior of the upper box lid, I was impressed before they were even powered on.

    Connection to my phone was effortless. Open the Earbuds case, go to the Bluetooth menu of your phone and select “pair.” Done.

    This is my third pair of true wireless earbuds, and I can say without hesitation that these are the best sounding earbuds I have ever used. I’m listening to music I have known all my life (I’m 53) and hearing things for the first time. There’s multiple times over the past few days I’ve asked myself, “That’s always been there?” They sound terrific with any genre of music I have thrown at it. Rock, rap, R&B, pop. Heavy metal to classical. Even audiobooks sound great. For me, the most impressive quality of the sound is how clean the lows are. I’ve bounced back and forth between my previous-favorite earbuds and these Bose QuietComfort Earbuds, and in every instance, the Bose have a more pleasing, full, accurate sound. These earbuds are also capable of being the loudest set I own, but the sound is so clear that they don’t need to be. I don’t know how Bose did it, but even at low volume everything is crystal clear. I can’t say that about any other earbuds I own, wired or wireless. At any volume, it’s really shocking how much more detail and clarity these deliver. Everything sounds … right.

    If your TV supports it, I highly recommend pairing them with your television. I can enjoy my late-night action flick or video game and not keep the rest of the house up, and the dog doesn’t freak out with explosions and gunshots.

    I find myself wanting to use a lot of superlatives in this review, but they’re warranted. I have worn/used these earbuds for hours at a time, and while I won’t forget they’re there, they are easily the most comfortable earbuds I’ve used. My other sets have an in-ear design using what I consider to be the “normal” round, soft tips that seal tightly inside the ear canal, and they sound good and stay put, but they can get irritating after a short time using them. The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds have a soft (so soft!) silicone “nozzle” design that seals comfortably against the ear canal (as opposed to in it). The result is excellent isolation from outside sounds and wonderfully clear audio. If I had any complaint, it would be that the proper fit against the ear can initially be a little tricky to achieve. With practice, it’s now almost second nature.

    The noise cancelling is so appreciated. These don’t drown out the outside world, as has been my experience with other products. While I’m in the office trying to get some work done, I can put the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds on, and the world just goes away. There are 10 selectable levels of noise cancellation. With it set to 0, I can listen to music and still carry on a conversation with someone or hear what is going on around me. I can see this being a necessity, for example, if I’m out for a walk. I wouldn’t want to step off the curb in front of a car or get caught by surprise as someone approaches from behind on a bicycle. As I increase the noise cancellation setting (using either the touch controls of the earbuds or the Bose Music app), the world around me gradually fades to quiet. I’m using them right now without music, windows open, and the sound of my neighbor cutting the grass is all but inaudible. This is awesome!

    Paired with my phone, I can use the intuitive touch controls to start and stop my music, advance the track, access the phone digital assistant, initiate calls, end calls, and also decline an incoming call. You can also customize some of the functionality from within the Bose Music app. It’s easy to use and very versatile.

    In phone calls, sound quality is exceptional. I can more clearly hear the person on the other end of the call, and my wife tells me there’s less background noise when I talk to her while wearing these.

    I almost forgot the case. It’s how you charge your earbuds. It has five LEDs on the front that show you remaining charge and also charge progress if you’re plugged in via the USB C connection. The documentation says that it supports Qi charging mats, so if that’s your preferred charging method, Bose has you covered. I drop my earbuds in there while I’m not using them, and they’re always ready to go. And it’s still going strong off its initial charge!

    In summary, I love these earbuds. At any volume they sound amazing. The materials and finishes used exude premium quality. I would recommend them, without hesitation, to anyone looking for all-day comfort matched with incredible sound.

    Sep 26, 2020 16:52
  • Review by Jarrett, 10 out of 10
    Love Em

    I purchased the Bose NC 700 headphones first and loved them. 2 weeks later I had to get these as well. I have struggled to find a pair of buds that fit well in my ears and not hurt. As soon as I inserted these they felt like no other that I had tried. After a while they can get a little uncomfortable but for long periods I will use the 700's. The sound quality is amazing compared to some of my past earbuds. These make music alot more enjoyable. Music is a big part of my life and when the quality is good, even better!

    Nov 22, 2021 08:37
  • 8.8score
    Sony - WH-CH710N Wireless Noise-Cancelling Over-the-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    Turn down the world's noise with the long-lasting noise cancellation performance of the WH-CH710N wireless headphones. Dual Noise Sensor technology automatically senses your environment to deliver an amazing sound experience. With up to 35 hours of battery life¹, quick charging, and access to your smartphone's voice assistant², the WH-CH710N are sure to be a must-have for your travels.

    13 Features
  • Headphones that cancel out world: Whether you're taking a long-haul flight or commuting to work, the CH710N noise-cancelling headphones automatically collect information about your environment and improve the noise-cancelling performance accordingly.
  • Take control of what you hear with Dual Noise Sensor technology: The dual microphones feeding forward and backward mean the WH-CH710N headphones catch more ambient sounds than ever before.
  • Customize your sound: Switch to Ambient Sound mode to let in important sounds from the world. You'll be able to listen to your music with amazing sound quality while still hearing sounds, such as traffic noise, café conversations, and transport announcements.
  • Clearer hands-free calling: Conversation flows freely with easy, hands-free calling. Leave your phone where it is, just speak.² WH-CH710N delivers clearer voice quality to the other person on the phone.
  • Listen longer with up to 35-hour battery life and quick charging: Keep your music playing all day with a battery that delivers up to 35 hours¹ of power. USB Type-C quick charging gives up to 60 minutes of play back from 10 minutes of charge.
  • NFC™ one-touch for instant music: Near Field Communication (NFC™) lets you start streaming your music with just one touch. Simply touch your selected NFC™-enabled device on the on-body N-mark for a quick and easy connection.
  • Quality streaming via Bluetooth®: No NFC™? No problem. Connect your device manually by turning on the Bluetooth® in your device setting menu.³
  • Hands-free help from your assistant: A simple button press connects you to your smartphone's voice assistant to get directions, play music, and communicate with contacts. ², ⁴
  • Never miss any beat with 30mm drivers: Sony's new 30mm drivers achieve a pure, clear sound, even with lightweight and comfortable headphones, ideal for reproducing a range of frequencies, from low beats to high vocals.
  • All-day comfort with perfect fit: With an adjustable metal slider, you can make your headphones the perfect size for you, making long listening even more comfortable. Soft, oval-shape ear pads mean you'll never need to take a break from your favorite music, movies, and TV shows.
  • Travel easily with swivel design: The WH-CH710N earcups swivel flat, so whether you're packing a suitcase for travel or a backpack after work, you can transport them safely wherever you go.
  • Designed with style in mind: The WH-CH710N headphones have a sleek, rounded design that looks as good as they sound.
  • USB Type-C charging: The next generation of recharging technology comes to the WH-CH710N wireless headphones with USB Type-C charging.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by bTobin, 8 out of 10
    A decent pair of headphones for the price range

    I’ve been using my sony WH-CH710N’s now for about a week and overall I am happy with the performance but that said, there are a few things to point out that may or may not affect your decision to purchase your own pair.

    The one thought that constantly came to mind while I was testing these headphones was “I guess some corners had to be cut for the price range.” That’s not always a good thing, but these headphones are in an interesting position of not being the better, flagship sony XM3’s but also not being cheap 50 dollar or less headphones. It’s a tight line that I think, to be fair, Sony has walked well for the most part. So what are these corners cut and do they matter to you?

    FIRST THOUGHTS:

    Right out of the box, and probably the biggest complaint found on most reviews, is that there is no carrying bag/case/etc. This is one of those little things that can really upset some people or not bug you at all. Personally I didn’t think it would bother me that much but after handling the headphones and seeing how loose the swivel on the earcups are, I do wish there was some kind of protection bag, but luckily that’s a pretty easy and cheap fix if it does bother you. If you’re going to be taking these headphones with you when you travel, or in your bag to work or backpack to school you will want to get some kind of carrying and protection bag because they will pick up dirt and dust and can easily get pinched and maybe break if you leave them loosely floating around in a bag.

    So along those lines, the build is another one of those corners that feels cut. They are not cheap feeling by any means, but they are plastic and like I said, the swivel of the ear cups is pretty loose, which isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it does make them feel a little fragile.

    AUDIO QUALITY:

    Now that said, the main thing you want from your headphones is good, clean audio. I have not personally used the Sony XM3 headphones, but they are commonly referred to as the high end Sony noise cancelling headphones and set the bar in many ways. Without actually listening to XM3’s, I can see why some reviewers have complained about the 710N’s not being as good but remember, the price is also much less. What I can say is that the 710N’s are not bad by any means. They have a pretty clean and relatively full sound. The lows are definitely lacking if you’re into pushing bass and sacrificing overall sound, but otherwise the mix is pretty solid. The lows are present, the highs are still crisp but the mids suffer the most with a slight emptiness feeling in those mid ranges. Not enough to complain about, but it is slightly noticeable. Along with that, the overall volume is not great. I wish there was just a little more power in the volume even if I’m not going to push it “all the way to 11”. In some situations I found myself pushing the volume up to almost full and still not hitting that “too loud” point. Obviously listening at high volumes for long periods of time is not healthy for your ears but sometimes that one song comes on and you go to turn it up a bit and in those moments you may notice it doesn’t give you as much volume as you wish. One other thing to note is there is not currently support for the Sony app that their other headphones use and is unclear if that support is coming soon or will not be available at any time. Personally I use my phone's EQ control to adjust the sound but I would like to have the option to use sony’s app and I feel that is an oversight that doesn’t seem smart to not include at launch.

    FEATURES:

    Now what about those extra features; noise cancelling, ambient noise, and assistant control? Well, for that I have to unfortunately go with the aforementioned phrase, “some corners had to be cut.” These are not the XM3’s, we know that. These don’t cost as much as the XM3’s, we know that too. But they should still be good for the 200 dollar price tag. I’m not sure I can say they match that price in my opinion but that doesn’t mean they’re not good either. The noise canceling is decent, it’s not amazing, but it does some canceling. I was using the headphones while vacuuming and it removed most of the noise from the motor and when music is also playing you pretty much can’t hear the vacuum at all. I assume for things like airplane engines, trains, or even road noise it would be a similar situation where it isn’t canceled noise as much as reduced noise. Personally that’s fine, I didn’t buy them for the noise canceling but I know a lot of people do and those people will probably be disappointed and want to save a little more to get the better headphones. But for the average person, the 710N’s will be good enough.

    The same can be said about the ambient noise feature. I was actually a little more unhappy with this feature than the noise cancelling. I was hoping it would allow me to have a conversation with someone in front of me (for example if I was in public and needed to hear someone on the sidewalk next to me or traffic etc and be able to safely hear my surroundings) and unfortunately I didn’t feel they were able to do that well enough to trust it to keep me fully aware of my surroundings. If there is no music playing, sure I can hear pretty well and the system works decently, but as soon as I played any audio, even at a low volume, I struggled to hear my wife talking right in front of me and she said she was talking “pretty loud”. Essentially, in the end I realized the only way to really hear around me is to pull one cup slightly off my ear.

    But hey, the comfort level is very good for me. I have a pretty small head and am still able to wear the headphones comfortably for long periods of time without any pressure or pain in my ears. That’s saying something because my ears almost always get sore with most headphones and I had no issues with these.

    I have an android phone (samsung S9) and found the NFC to work perfect every time, as well as a really strong bluetooth connection even standing in a different room, and the voice assistant feature worked fine the few times I tested it. There’s an included headphone “aux” cable that allows you to connect directly to a headphone jack which is really a nice feature that most new headphones don’t bother with. The best part about this is if your battery dies, you can still use the headphones (without noise cancelling or ambient etc) with a connected device and in a pinch, may be a very useful feature.

    BATTERY LIFE:

    I wanted to touch quickly on battery life. After a few days of decently heavy use, the battery still says “full battery”. That’s awesome and says a lot about the overall battery life. Sony says about 35 hours of playback and I would have to say that’s probably pretty accurate. Obviously volume and use of noise cancelling or not will affect those times as well. The time to fully charge when I first opened them did seem pretty long and showed there definitely is not any fast charging going on but Sony claims you can get 1 hour of listening with a quick 10 min charge. Something I wasn’t able to test because I still have not been able to drain the battery completely, which I see as a positive note.

    FINAL THOUGHTS:

    So what's the overall review for me? I like them. I’m not unhappy with my purchase but that’s also knowing the shortcomings before purchasing. I wasn’t expecting amazing noise cancelling and I wasn’t expecting high quality audio playback. I wanted a decent pair of wireless headphones that were not in-ear style that I could take with me when I travel and could block out some noise and provide clean audio in a comfortable way for long periods of time. And with the 710N’s I got exactly that. I am happy with my choice and have always enjoyed Sony equipment. If you want to get the best of the best I would say go for the XM3’s but if you want some lower cost, get the job done headphones that you can trust to deliver your music with long battery life and some bonus features then get these 710Ns. You won’t be disappointed.

    TL;DR

    I like these headphones overall. They are not as good as high end, more expensive models like the XM3 but they are as good or better than other headphones in their price range. Noise cancelling is more like noise reducing and ambient mode is just ok but the NFC feature, the bluetooth connection strength, and the voice assistant all work great and add some features for those that want them. And for the old school users you can still hardwire your cans to your phone (if your phone has the headphone jack) and can then be used with a dead battery (without NC or Ambient mode obviously). The quality is decent and in line with other headphones in the price range. If you are looking for the best of the best, save some money and buy a better pair (I’d suggest Sony’s XM3) but if you are not an audiophile or just want a decent pair of cans then these will work perfect for you.

    PROS:

    - Good clean sound

    - Bluetooth connection is very strong and works great (with samsung s9+)

    - NFC creates quick easy connection

    - Voice assistant available

    - Battery level check with one tap of power button

    - Extremely long battery life

    - Decent noise reduction

    - Long term wear comfort

    - Option to use headphone aux cable to hardwire connect

    - Mostly plastic build but still strong sturdy feel

    CONS:

    - No high quality audio support

    - No app support currently (possibly added in update)

    - NC is just ok. Not full cancelling

    - Ambient mode doesn’t allow as much noise in as I would prefer

    - Max volume is lacking

    - No Carrying bag

    - Button layout is slightly difficult to use and navigate

    - Slight learning curve to remember what buttons do what with which push combination (ie push play button 3 times to skip back, 2 times to skip forward 1 time to pause etc etc)

    May 27, 2020 16:15
  • Review by ReviewedByPhil, 8 out of 10
    Great sound, decent NC, so-so comfort

    The WH-CH710N noise cancelling headphones are a bit of a mixed bag for me. The design of these headphones is understated to say the least, with its fairly plain looking, matte black lightweight plastic construction, and moderately padded earpads/headband. It comes with a short USB-C charging cable, 3.5mm AUX cable for wired connections but no protective case, which is a shame because these cans can’t be folded up compactly for travel or storage.

    Each side of the headband extends up to 1.5” and the core is made of a flexible stainless steel over plastic which feels solid and durable. The earcups swivel about 120° to the sides and can be laid flat around your neck; they tilt about 30° to rest on the sides of your head too, so they’ll conform to most head shapes and sizes. Power and charging features, as well as an NFC touch area for one-touch pairing, are located on the left earcup while playback controls and the noise cancelling toggle are on the right. Both earcups have a pin hole mic for picking up ambient sound around you in order to provide directional stereo noise cancelling which is pretty neat.

    Fit wise, I found the grip of the band to be a tad tight, making the ear cushions press somewhat hard against the skin and causing some heat build up from the leatherette material. That, coupled with the nearly non-existent padding on the underside of the headband left me fatigued from having them on after only a few hours and had me wishing that they were just a little more comfortable for longer listening sessions, because while they may not have a premium look at this price point, the sound quality is actually very good.

    The sound produced from these is crisp and clear, delivered faithfully from the 30mm drivers housed in each earpiece. There is surprising depth and satisfying bass in the low ranges with bright trebles and rich, full mid-tones. The sound stage is open and wide while being placed far enough away that it doesn’t feel boxed in nor like you’re listening from afar. You can adjust the volume up and down using the controls right on the headphones and initiate play/pause and track skipping via the multi-function button between the volume keys.

    To turn on Active Noise Cancellation (ANC), just press the toggle button on the right earcup to give yourself a more intimate listening experience. Noise Cancelling mode boosts sound levels and reduces external noises around you picked up by the dual microphones. It works best to mute sounds that are close to you but wasn’t always precise or perfect. It seems to focus mostly on mid to low range frequencies like road noise or a constant fan humming in the background, and it didn’t do that great with higher frequencies, like the sound of keyboard typing and chattering voices in the background. With NC active and no music playing, you will hear a bit of white noise, like a soft wooshing or light wind. You can also use the NC toggle button to activate Ambient Noise mode which allows the sound around you to play through the headphones while listening to your music. This mode uses the mics to pass through the sound to your ears rather than block them, providing you with greater awareness of your surroundings.

    The headphones are capable of answering calls hands-free and activating a digital voice assistant, like Alexa or Siri, by long pressing the playback control button. Your voice is then picked up by the mics built-into the headphones, so you don’t have to pull out your phone. The battery, which can last up to 35 hours on Bluetooth with ANC enabled or up to 40 hours without, takes around 7 hours to fully charge. However, 10 minutes of charging gives you about an hour’s worth of play time due to the unit’s quick charging capability. Pairing over Bluetooth and NFC to my mobile phone was straightforward and easy, and I was able to connect and stream music from my phone without a problem. You do have the option to connect the unit to your device via the included cable to a headphone jack (and still use ANC provided there’s still some battery life), though you’ll lose the use of the on-board volume and playback controls. Listening without NC activated with the cable does not consume battery, so you can still use these if they are not charged.

    Overall, I did enjoy the sound quality and listening experience from these headphones. They are lightweight, durable, and easy to use. The noise cancellation performance was adequate, with some exception, though the bland design leaves a bit to be desired. The chief area I would say that could be improved is the comfort if you plan on wearing it for longer periods of time. However, the earpads are replaceable, if they wear out, or if you get tired of the ones included out-of-the-box, you can swap them for more cushy ones, if you can find the right size.

    May 28, 2020 16:28
  • Review by BigTexas, 10 out of 10
    Great Value

    These over-the-ear headphones are very lightweight and comfortable to wear. They seemed to be designed to be operated while wearing them because they speak to you as you press the buttons, e.g. Power On/Off, Bluetooth Pairing/Connected/Disconnected, Noise Cancelling, Ambient Sound, etc. Press the power button briefly and it tells you the power level, hold the button a few seconds to turn on/off, and hold it for seven seconds to go into Bluetooth pairing mode. If you have Near Field Communications on your device, my cell phone has this capability, the Bluetooth connects and disconnects when held near the device. In the box are the headphones, and two cables: a headphone cable, and USB-A to USB-C cable. The USB cable is less that 8 inches, not sure why so short, it is difficult to plug into my charging transformer or computer. A 5-volt charging transformer is not included and it is not clear the desired wattage. It did take 7 hours to charge initially. It is listed as having a 35-hour playback time on a charge. The sound quality is very good, I play my music at very high fidelity and these headphones are handling the music exceedingly well. One thing that I wish Sony included is a case for the headphones. There are third-party cases available online. These headphones seem to provide many of the features of Sony’s higher end headphones at a more modest price point. I would certainly recommend them for everyday use. I tested the tree modes; Ambient, Noise Cancelling, and Off. We live on a busy street with much traffic, cars and heavy trucks, which was a perfect setting for the test. Noise Cancelling mode did a great job compensating for the exterior noise, the traffic is loud, and I could barely hear it. As expected in Ambient mode the microphones passed through the street sounds with the music, good if I were walking around and needed to also hear what is going on in the environment and listen to the music. Ambient off turns off the microphones so there is no pass-through sound, so it will depend on the outside volume and your music volume as to how much outside sound you hear. Ambient off also means that Noise Cancelling is off, so if you do not like the compensation that noise cancelling provides, this is your mode. I need to also disclose that I did receive these headphones at a discount in exchange for my honest review. I am pleased with the quality that these headphones provide at a very reasonable price.

    Nov 04, 2020 10:42
  • Review by Headphone, 6 out of 10
    Material quality is not good enough!!!

    It's been good overall other than the quality of the material. It's not even been a month for me and got cracks already around the corner of the headband(both the side). I really do support this headphone especially for the Noise cancellation option which is amazing.

    Pros:

    * Long battery life

    * Comfortable

    *Sound quality

    *USB-C

    cons: Poor plastic material.

    Sep 28, 2021 20:52
  • Review by Anonymous, 6 out of 10
    For $200+ headphones, I expected more from Sony

    I bought these for home use, since COVID-19 has forced so many people to work from home.

    These headphones are fine for indoor use or quite outdoors settings. If you're a daily commuter in a big city, it won't block out the outside noise completely.

    Pros:

    * Long battery life - I can use these for 3+ days before I have to charge it. I use them about 4+ hours a day and my wife uses them around the house while cooking or relaxing.

    * Comfortable - I use this working from home, since COVID-19 has closed many offices. I wear them 4+ hrs a day and they don't bother me. Ears get a little sweaty after wearing them for a long time.

    *Sound quality - clear, crisp sound. Just what you expect from Sony. Not overly loud but plenty loud for your average user.

    *Microphone - I have not had a single person say they had issues hearing me in a phone conversation using these.

    *USB-C - love the fact they switched to USB-C. For Samsung and newer iPhone users.

    Cons:

    *Cheap plastic material. I think the type of plastic they used was too brittle and not flexible enough for durability (see picture) for putting on and taking off. In less than 2 months of use, both sides of the headphones have cracked. While it doesn't affect the ability to adjust the size of the headphones, but you would expect more for headphones with a sticker price of $200 or $250. Maybe it is because of my big head, that I have to stretch the headphones a little more than the average person, but none the less, it shouldn't happen with headphones at this price point.

    For the average user, these headphones are more than plenty. Ideal for music, watching videos, or phone calls in a indoor setting. I am sure they would work fine mowing the lawn too. Just won't block out the lawn mower completely. However, if you're looking for high end noise canceling, these are definately not for you. You will probably need to look at a higher price point.

    The reason I gave these only 3 stars, is simply the quality of the materials used didn't fit the high sticker price. Otherwise for my use, I dont have any complaints about the headphones when actually using them. For $88, I kept them but if I would have returned them if I had paid the full sticker price.

    Dec 11, 2020 11:04
  • Review by Bear, 2 out of 10
    Cheap Build Quality, Sony will not own up to their

    Strongly recommend you avoid. This model has a flaw where the band cracks and the cushion comes apart. If you look on Sony's website you'll see multiple reviews mention it. Most have photos that look EXACTLY like my photos.

    Contacted Sony and they refuse to take care of it. They say its "physical damage"....even though it simply fell apart on its own...due to cheap quality!!

    Do. Not. Buy.

    Goodbye, Sony. I have bought Sony electronics for 30+ years. Never again.

    Sep 26, 2021 19:56
  • Review by Cristhiandesigns, 10 out of 10
    Grey looks better quality than black type

    Everything about this headset is made of better looking material than the black ones... depending on your color preference of course, but if unsure, go with grey....

    Dec 24, 2020 14:16
  • Review by elzeus, 8 out of 10
    Decent Noise Cancellation and Bass

    Sony's WH-CH710N noise cancelling headphones offer good noise cancelling and "bassy" sound. They are a bit smaller than you'd imagine them being from the pictures but they are comfortable and have great battery life. They come equipped with a USB Type-C port and a NFC so you can pair them easily with your devices. There is also a 3.5mm jack so you can be plug in your headphones directly to your device. The buttons on the sides of the headphones take some time to get used to as they are designed more to be hidden instead of "used", I think touch controls would've made for better interface interactions. The volume on these headphones isn't what I would call loud, but the noise cancelling offsets most of the noise that would normally distract you. In fact someone was able to sneak up and surprise me while I was listening to music which normally doesn't happen to me! There is also a pass through noise mode that uses the microphones on the headphones to let you hear what's going on around you which is a very nice safety feature. Speaking of the microphones I placed a few phone calls with this headset and got no complaints about the microphone quality. The Sony WH-CH710N's do not currently work with Sony's mobile headphone app so you cannot adjust the equalizer or other headphone related settings, but maybe that functionality will get added in the future. Overall I'm satisfied with the CH710N's as they're comfortable and I don't have to worry much about battery life or other sounds getting in the way of my listening experience.

    May 28, 2020 02:18
  • 8.8score
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    LG
    LG - TONE Free True Wireless Active Noise Cancellation Headphones with Plug and Wireless - Black
    Description

    Free your travel with the LG TONE Free FP9. Connect to in-flight entertainment systems even without Bluetooth capabilities. Get peace of mind with a UVnano charging case that kills 99% of bacteria on the speaker mesh* and medical grade ear gels. Plus, get better clarity for calls on the go. Disclaimers: UVnano is a compound word derived from the words UV and its unit nanometer. Independent testing shows the UVnano charging case kills 99.9% of bacteria on the speaker mesh of the earbuds in five minutes while charging. The UV LED function works only when the charging case is connected to the power cable. This device or any of its parts is not intended or implied to prevent or treat any health conditions; it is not a medical device, nor for use as or to replace a medical device. The base material in silicone ear gel meets ISO 10993 and USP Class VI requirements.

    11 Features
  • Plug and Wireless: Plug into wireless freedom. Plug the charging case into mobile devices, computers, treadmills, and even airplane seats and enjoy every device wirelessly
  • Active Noise Cancellation: More Immersion than ever, less noise than before. How LG specialized ANC works; built-in high performance upper microphone detects external noise, inner microphone cancels out unwanted noise.
  • UVnano Charging Case: Unique UVnano charging cradle kills 99.9% of bacteria on the speaker mesh of the earbuds in just 5 mins while charging. (UVnano is a compound word derived from the words UV and its unit nanometer. UVnano charging case kills 99.9% of bacteria on the speaker mesh.)
  • Hypoallergenic Ear Gels: Ear gels made from non-toxic, hypoallergenic silicone. It allows you to have fewer worries about all-day use. (Not intended or implied to prevent or treat any health conditions- not a medical device. Material in silicone ear gel meets ISO 10993 and USP Class VI requirements.)
  • Ergonomic Design: The ultimate fit with ear seal design. New contoured design conforms to the shape of your ear, providing a comfortable and stylish fit.
  • Sound By Meridian Technology: Hi-Fi sound with a realistic sense of space. A built-in equalizer delivers impressive bass and treble tones that sound like the live recording with pristine clarity.
  • 3D Sound Stage: An immersive sensory experience. Spatial upmixing to expand the sound stage fully immerses you in a sensory audio experience whether you are listening to music, watching a TV show or movie, or playing a game
  • 3 Mic Call Clarity: Clear calls with noise reduction & echo cancellation. How LG earbuds maximize call clarity; built-in high performance dual microphones detect & minimize unwanted noise, and pick up & amplify your vocals even in a crowded space. Perfect for work calls/web conferences/home offices
  • Whispering Mode: Extra Privacy, Even in Public. Simply open the TONE Free app to use whispering mode with the TONE Free FP8. With whispering mode, you can whisper in a noisy space and still be heard clearly on your calls. Just hold the right ear bud near your mouth to speak soft and clear
  • Playback Hours: More Power For Life on the Go. Don’t stop the beat—enjoy up to 10 hours of play time on your buds and a total of 24 hours of play time with the charging case—all from one charge. Duration of use may vary depending on methods of use and other factors
  • IPX4 Water & Sweat Resistant: No-Sweat Performance. Perfect for a workout or a run in the rain, TONE Free buds are water-resistant* and can handle water splashes from any direction. Resistant to splashed water. Dry before using. Do not charge while wet. Case has not been tested for IPX4
  • 7 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by HulkMann18, 10 out of 10
    LG with a Solid TWS Set!

    LG is killing it with these updated/upgraded, redesigned version of the Tone Free line. Had the FN4 and FN7 before and while I mostly enjoyed them... the sound was lacking to me. These have updated drivers, a smaller form factor even to the AirPods Pro and and neat feature for Bluetooth Transmission from the Case. What I am enjoying the most is the very comfortable and and relaxed fit, accompanied with pleasing balanced sound and still carrying enough bass to be a dynamic and "fun" sound! These are not beats, nor jbl or skullcandy with muddied bass... no! these actually sound good, are they the best? no but they will get the job done

    Nov 08, 2021 16:17
  • Review by JawnsReviewer, 10 out of 10
    Musical Perfection

    If you're looking for the absolute best sound out of your music for under 200 bucks, it really doesn’t get better than this. These things have such a natural, clean bass without being overbearing or artificial. Their active noise cancelation is insanely effective, but the sound clarity doesn't drop whatsoever if you turn the noise canceling off. The driver size of the earbuds allows for a much clearer and deep quality of audio, you're literally hearing more of the music because of its insane range. I was blown away by the sound quality of these jawns, for real.

    Though as a side note, the functionality of the app that comes with them can be a bit wonky at times but for the most part is easy to use.

    Oct 01, 2021 15:28
  • Review by Kvgrow, 8 out of 10
    Top Notch Earbuds

    I purchased the LG TONEFree FP9 model and let me first say that I received these earbuds at a discount for my honest opinion! With that being said I will continue with my honest opinion in this review.

    First Impression: The case is small, feels well made, rubberized finish that feels good in the hand and most of all it has a magnetic closure which helps protect you from the case opening inadvertently and have an earbud drop out. It also makes it easier to access the earbuds without having to pry it open.

    Upon opening the case you see a cool blue “Mood Lighting” inside when it’s opened however, I don’t know that there’s really any value to the lighting and I wonder if it’s telling you your mood or the mood of the earbuds. The earbuds also attach to the case with a magnetic “click” which gives you reassurance that they are in the proper location and secure. This model also comes with a “UVnano” light that turns on for 5 minutes when you charge the buds and they say that it kills 99.9% of the bacteria left on the mesh on the inside of the sound port. I have no way to test this to see if it’s true, but, it would make the earbuds a bit more sanitary if it does.

    The case has a USBC port to charge the buds and two lights which indicate the charge level of the case and if the lid is opened will indicate the charge level of the buds. The lights also tell you when the UVnano is working show you that the mode is changed on the case to be a Bluetooth transmitter for the buds if you’re going to plug the case into a headphone jack to use the earbuds. That’s accomplished by sliding a toggle switch located on the outside of the case.

    I had no problem connecting to these buds first try and they connect every time I open the case and stick them in my ears. The connection is solid and I have gotten 60-70 feet through a couple of walls before the signal starts to break up.

    Now let me give my opinion on the sound, function and overall performance of these buds to compare with others I have. Remember this is my opinion and others may have different ear shapes and hearing status which can influence their decisions. I don’t profess to be an expert but I have owned many different truly wireless earbuds since they first hit the market.

    It should go without saying that finding the right fit of ear gels is paramount to getting the best sound and performance. For me, it meant changing the medium size that was installed to the large ones, it also comes with small for those more petite. I was impressed with the fit and the weight immediately. They stay in my ears well with all of my activities and they are by far the most comfortable earbuds I have ever used. Although they are mostly plastic, like the majority of buds, they have an expensive look and nice feel to them.

    Each earbud has one tiny touchpad towards the top and this is what I liked more than anything else! The tap or touch, works perfectly. There is no need to push hard and jam the buds into your eardrum to make it work. The sensor gives a definite click which confirms it got the instruction with just the lightest tap and has worked flawlessly. LG has also created an app (I use IOS) which allows you to change the tap functions for each earbud which means the left bud can have a different function then the right for the same number of taps. Note… I saw a review that said there is no way to call up SIRI, however, the app DOES allow you to change one of the tap functions to do just that. I changes the left earbud to bring up SIRI with one tap. I’ve tested this and it works perfectly every time.

    The app also allows you to adjust the sound to different sound stages depending on the music you’re listening to and your personal preference. It also permits you to create 2 custom adjustments to the equalizer which can be recalled at your request. The app also has access to control ANC (ambient noise cancellation), allowing ambient noise or turning the control off. In the app you can turn on and off a few other settings like a latency setting, touchpad lock and find my earbuds, but the setting I found most useful was whispering mode which allows you to take the right earbud out of your ear and hold it close to the mouth as you visit with someone of the phone. This allows you to keep your conversation private but it also provides much better sound for the person on the other end if you in a noisy environment or not. If anyone has ever told you they have a hard time hearing you, this will solve the problem.

    The latency setting did help in a few situations where I found a bit of lag, however there seems to be a small glitch that creates a very quick pop or cut to the sound about every 2 minutes. This may end up getting a little irritating but its bet than have a lag between video and sound. I’m hoping they figure this out and can fix it in an update.

    Okay, the most important thing we’re all looking for is the sound we get out of earbuds and I found the sound to be quite pleasing and maybe the best of all I’ve had straight out of the box, but, and this is a big but, only if you’re using ANC with the sound stage you prefer turned on and the sound level needs to be turned up to at least half volume. Let me add a little more explanation here to help you understand what I experienced. If ANC is not being used the sound is flat, weak and shallow making the earbuds very disappointing. Sadly to attain the number of hours of battery use per charge that they claim, you can’t use ANC. That feature along with hear through or ambient sound needs to be turned off to attain the 10 hours they claim. That means the earbuds will last UP TO 6 HOURS, according to the instructions, however I found I got closer to 5. This is obviously dependent on the kind of use and the volume you have them set at. For the best sound it requires a higher volume so that means shorter battery life. This time does not reflect the fact that you can put them back into the case to recharge them for another round.

    Sadly I like to listen to music at a lower level and I found that the ANC was not very effective at lower levels or when the music is not playing. So, if you’re thinking about using these on an airplane to alleviate the noise and not listen to something else with medium to high volume, I would look for something else. Note: these arrived much later than expected so I didn’t have a chance to use them on a recent trip which means I’m making assumptions from experience around the house and outside, not on an airplane.

    Bottom line, I like almost everything about these earbuds. I just wish the ANC was more effective without such a drain on the battery and that the sound was fuller at lower volumes. With other earbuds I have replaced the ear gels with third party foam ear tips which expand in the ears to compensate for weak ANC and provide better isolation, however I haven’t been able to find anything like that available for the FP9’s yet. If I do, they could be the best earbuds I own. #LGTONEFreeANCInsiders

    Oct 09, 2021 09:23
  • Review by SCTiger1, 10 out of 10
    Wow the sound!

    Im shocked i havent heard of these! The sound is wow amazing! The app is ok. The NC is middle tier. But the sound is huge! I have M&D MW08, Beats fit pro, Bose quiet comfort in ear buds. These sound every bit as rich as those. The 3D sound stage EQ setting has just blown me away. Im glad i got these instead of airpod pro’s.

    Nov 09, 2021 17:57
  • Review by Tanoa, 8 out of 10
    I enjoy my LG

    Great sound quality. But the case doesn’t stay charged very long. It turns yellow/red within 4-5 hours. The earbuds keep a great charge, about 9-11 hours!

    Nov 05, 2021 21:26
  • Review by CHRIS, 10 out of 10
    Great

    Amazing. Returned air pod pros for these. Enough said.

    Nov 05, 2021 18:51
  • Review by Hayder, 6 out of 10
    Almost perfect!!

    long story short, every aspect of those earbuds are good except the ANC which is below average, unfortunately!!

    I wished they were at least average but there not!!

    the ANC looks premature on these buds.

    Oct 25, 2021 14:35
  • 8.8score
    Soundcore - by Anker Life Note E Earbuds True Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    Life Note E are mini buds that provide big bass. With 3 EQ modes and a lengthy 32 hour playtime, these buds can provide the boost you need to take your music listening to the next level.

    10 Features
  • Ultra-Compact: The small size of both the buds and the case mean that you can keep them in relatively small spaces, freeing up room for the rest of your gear.
  • Stunning Sound: Life Note E true wireless earbuds have oversized triple-layer 10mm drivers to fuel powerful sound with 50% more bass for a mesmerizing listening experience.
  • 3 EQ Modes: Soundcore Signature, the default EQ, delivers well-balanced sound, while Bass Booster enhances bass-heavy music, and Podcast makes voices stand out clearly. To switch to a different mode, quickly press the right earbuds 3 times.
  • Long Playtime: Listen for 32 hours with the case and 8 hours without the case.
  • Featherweight Fit: The tiny true wireless earbuds weigh just 0.16oz (4.6kg), which is 10% lighter than standard earbuds. They're so small and light that they feel practically weightless in your ears.
  • AI-Enhanced Calls: Built-in microphones on Life Note E true wireless earbuds are equipped with an AI algorithm to enhance voice pick up and ensure you're heard clearly on the other end.
  • Bluetooth 5.2: Equipped with the latest Bluetooth technology for an ultra-stable connection
  • Single Earbud Mode: Sometimes you just want to use one earbud. Simply remove an earbud from the charging case, shut the lid, and start listening.
  • One Step Pairing: The moment you open the charging case, Life Note E true wireless earbuds immediately enter pairing mode.
  • IPX5 Waterproof: Life Note E true wireless earbuds are watertight to keep them protected while you work up a sweat or get caught in the rain.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by KMiller, 10 out of 10
    Clear sound, comfortable wear, long battery life

    These earbuds are an excellent mid-range cost option with high quality features. The earbuds come with 5 different sizes of inserts to find the most comfortable fit and I have not had any discomfort while wearing them, or any trouble with them staying in place. The battery life seems to be very good. I did not charge the earbuds when I first received them, and I still have yet to, with an average use of about 1-2 hours per day for the past 6 days. To me the sound quality is very good, and although these are not noise blocking, they are very effective at blocking out other sounds. The mics on these are pretty decent as well. I took a few phone calls with them and had no complaints on my sound quality. I also used these with both my iphone and Android phone and had no issues connecting with either.

    The carrying case is fairly petite and perfect for keeping in a purse, small bag, or even a pocket. One feature of these that would be a big deciding factor in whether I would purchase these on my own is the ability to use only one earbud at a time, and you can with these. (I prefer to only use one earbud when I go for runs outside.) Each earbud has a control button which is touch sensitive. This is a nice upgrade to some of my previous earbuds which are press buttons. The touch buttons respond very well, and only take a bit of time to learn their functionalities.

    Overall all, great mid-range cost option with a variety of features - very happy with these so far.

    Oct 06, 2021 16:13
  • Review by Ohanaman, 10 out of 10
    Compact and priced right

    THE BREAKDOWN:

    The life Note E True Wireless earbuds are indeed a budget friendly earbud comparable to high end models and delivers on most of their features as well.

    The earbuds come with a charging case, USB-C to USB-A cable, some extra earbud tips in sizes: XS, S, M, L and XL and a quick start guide.

    First thing is to fully charge the case and earbuds. Next, the setup was a simple as pressing the button on the case and pairing with your desired device. One note to remember is that these earbuds can only connect to one device at time. For example, if you are listening to music on your phone then you want to listen to Netflix on your iPad then you must disconnect them from your phone and pair then to your iPad. For me this is a little annoying because I do have devices that connect to multiple devices. You can also just use one earbud which I found to be very nice. These earbuds do use Bluetooth 5.2. They are also IPX5 Waterproof, and they weigh about 0.16oz. I do not notice any ear fatigue while wearing them for extended periods of time.

    Battery Life was really good coming in at about 8 hours per charge and an additional 3 charges in the case for a total of 32 hours of time.

    These earbuds have 3 EQ modes which are default, Bass Booster and Podcast. To change between them all you have to do is quickly tap on the right earbud 3 times. I found the earbuds to have a great sound, and this could be due to the fact they have an oversized triple layer 10mm driver. The full and rich sound was very surprising to me at the price point. Also, while making calls I had no issue with sound on my end or the other end of the call.

    PRO’s:

    -3 EQ Modes

    - Light and compact

    - IPX5 Waterproof rating

    - 32 hours of playtime (with the charging case fully charged)

    CON’s:

    -Can only connect to one device at a time

    SUMMARY:

    Overall, this product worked as intended, and I would recommend this to a friend if they are in the market for device like this that is portable and gets the job done.

    Oct 14, 2021 07:36
  • Review by MrLowNotes, 6 out of 10
    Good for music but not so much for calls

    These are a pretty good set of earbuds and easy to get them to seal up in your ear canal and stay in. They fit in the cup of your ear. They have six pairs of tips so you should be able to find a size that fits snug without making your ear canal tender for extended use. Tenderness is not uncommon for this type of earbuds that rely on friction to stay on your ears. My wife tried these and she really likes them because they fit in her ears and stayed in. One of only two earbuds she has ever used that has out of a total of ten over the past 10 years.

    When I got the buds snugly in my ears they sounded Flat and kinda dead. I cycled through the 3 preset EQ settings to find the one I thought was best for music and stuck with it as it was the only setting that had any bass to it at all. Bass was low and solid. Not muddy or hollow. Highs were clean but high mids were harsh at almost any volume. Very noticeable to me when listening to vocal harmonies. Examples would be ABBA, Beatles, Beachboys, Steely Dan, Little River Band, Eagles, Ect… As I said about the JVC earbuds I reviewed, “Don’t expect the type of frequency response and sound you would get with the Master and Dynamic earbuds I reviewed a couple of years ago.” For the price they’re Ok but those harsh high mids I don’t like.

    Do keep in mind that these are not active noise cancelling earbuds. That is there's no DSP (Digital Signal Processing) to remove / cancel ambient noise. Filtering out the noise is how tight you get them to fit in your ears like ear plugs. Also known as passive noise cancelling.

    As others have said, Call quality leaves a bit to be desired. These buds are supposed to have an AI (Artificial Intelligence) Algorithm to enhance your voice on calls. My wife assists me on some of my reviews and we both agree that when using these buds the person you’re talking to may have a hard time hearing and understanding you. We used my Sony WF-SP800N earbuds, I reviewed last year, as a reference as the other buds we talked to when testing the Life Note E. They will also pick up some road noise when used in a car.

    The instructions do a good job of telling you how to pair the earbuds by removing a plastic sticker on the stalk of the buds. Then replace them back in the charging box to put them into pairing mode. To pair with another device you put them back in the case with the lid open, press and hold the button on the case for 3 seconds until the LEDS on the front of the case flashes. This worked well for pairing to both phones. Note: They only pair from the charging box.

    Like other earbuds I have reviewed, there are no tactile switches on the buds. It’s all done by touch. The little booklet explains the functions. Might want to take a photo of it with your phone until you have used them a bit and remember what does what. When doing the multi touches to select the EQ modes it was hit and miss every time. You do however get a confirmation beep when something is selected. There is no app available for the Life Note E. The extra ear tips cannot be stored in the charging storage case. So don’t lose em!

    The buds come in the charging box and a USB A to USB C cable. You will need to provide a charger and almost any modern cellphone charger will do. It just needs to provide 5 VDC at 500 mA or more. Battery life is rated at 8 hours and 32 with the recharging case. I pretty much got a bit over 8 hours and a half before they started cutting out and off. Build quality seems good for the price. The 18 month warranty is better than average too. As I post this review the Life Note E earbuds are still not listed or shown on the Soundcore website.

    Conclusion is that these are pretty good earbuds for the price. Not quite up to my standards for music but I've been spoiled with high end gear for decades plus I’m a musician. Bass response is great but I don’t like those harsh high mids. But that is somewhat subjective and someone else might not notice it. But the call quality of the microphones leaves a lot to be desired. You’ll hear the person you’re talking to ok, but they won’t hear you near as well. I only barely recommend these earbuds and that's just for listening to music. Would have given 4 stars if they had performed better on phone calls.

    Oct 09, 2021 22:57
  • Review by Njmomof3, 8 out of 10
    Affordable and high quality

    These Anker Life note Es were a pleasant surprise! My top favorites about these are:

    -- AMAZING battery life. Didn't need to charge them until after nearly a week using them everyday for at least an hour

    –Three different settings: podcast, bass booster,, and Soundcore signature, all of which help customize your sound experience. The podcast feature increased my vocal output which helps with my actual podcast recordings. Just tap the R button three times for these.

    -- Earbuds work together and as individuals

    -- case is magnetic close, and has a USBC charging port (the box comes with a USBC to USBA charging cable)

    My only two slight complaint, were that the AI noise cancellation wasn't the best I've had, but it does do the job. The second was that the buds didn't stay in my ears that well, and nothing is more frustrating that having to continually readjust my earbuds.

    Overall, these are an excellent mid-level option for earbuds that is comparable to the much more expensive ones from "you know who".

    Oct 10, 2021 19:27
  • Review by TechGuru, 8 out of 10
    Affordable earbuds with great features

    Life Note E True Wireless earbuds is a budget friendly ultracompact Bluetooth earbud in the market that delivers most of the features that airpods delivers for a cheaper price with big bass.

    What’s is in the box: Soundcore Life Note E ear buds, Charging Case, ear tips (XS/S/M/L/XL), USB C to USB A cable, Quick Start Guide.

    Setting up is simple. Once connected, this mini bud sounds great for its size even on the phone calls. Thanks to the AI noise reduction. Has great battery life of 8 hours on single charge and the charging case holds around 4 times capacity to recharge (32hours in total). Its ultra-compact makes it easy to carry around. It has got 10mm drivers for a deep bass. For the price point it has got 3 different EQ modes and has IPX5 water resistant.

    Overall, if you are looking for ultra-compact wireless earbuds that won’t break your bank with the AI noise reduction for clear calls and for listening music on the go then this product won’t disappoint you.

    Oct 06, 2021 13:48
  • Review by UnkinB, 10 out of 10
    Great Listen at a Great Price

    Another Great product from Anker, at a price point of $49.99 you would think that the sound wouldn’t be that great, but it is. Anker has added 3 equalizer modes, Signature, Bass Boost and Podcast. It has 10mm drivers to deliver powerful sound with bass thumping abilities. The earbuds have 2 mics with AI-enhanced noise reduction. This is great for making calls in a busy location or outside with a lot of background noise. You can use the ear buds in tandem or separately, which is a great feature when you want to hear what’s going on around you but still be able to take calls or listen to your music. The Case/Charger when fully charged will charge the earbuds 4 times, before it needs to be charged and can give you 1 hour of listening to a 10 minute charge. The earbuds are classified as Waterproof (IPX5) so don’t go swimming in them, but you can go for a run in the rain and not cause any damage.

    Oct 13, 2021 09:49
  • Review by MrGadget, 8 out of 10
    Low cost, high music performance, not on calls

    Anker Soundcore Life Note E True Wireless In-Ear Headphones, model A3943Z11, $50 and a Best Buy exclusive, are near the bottom of the price and feature matrix from the manufacturer. Yet, these buds have the latest, Bluetooth 5.2. Does that mean inferior performance and a lack of features? Let’s see!

    **WHAT’S IN THE BOX**

    • Life Note E Earphones with charging case – 8 hours battery life, a total of 32 hours with the case

    • USB-C to USB-A charging cable – 24”

    • Documentation with warranty

    10 mm triple layer dynamic drivers

    Charge for 10 minutes, listen for 1 hour

    IPX5 waterproof for resistance against small water jets projected at low pressure. In other words, I think this means sweatproof and OK for use in light rain.

    The Soundcore app is not designed to work with this product.

    The AI enhancement uses the two microphones for uplink noise reduction that may reduce the sound volume received to the other end of the conversation.

    **THE SETUP**

    ALWAYS charge first, read documentation and then pair with devices.

    Now it is time to . . .

    **PUT IT TO THE TEST**

    The headphones are comfortable to wear with silicone tips to fit any ear size.

    Pairing was easy with one device following pairing instructions. Adding a second device involves placing the buds back in their case, pressing a button on the case to enter pairing mode and then pairing with another device. Only one device at a time can be actively paired. To alternate between paired devices, the first one must be ignored in device settings, the buds must be placed in the case for about a minute, and then one removed. Once removed, the alternate device should see the availability of the Life Note E for connection.

    Battery life per charge is impressive and may be at or near best-in-class, especially at this attractively low price point.

    It’s time to listen to music. Ah, sweet music.

    Accessing the three Sound Modes – Soundcore Signature, Bass Booster, Podcast – by tapping the R bud three times to change sound mode. All three modes were effective and did a good job with pleasing results.

    Press the L or R bud twice for play/pause

    Press and hold L or R for two seconds to back up or advance a track

    Press the L or R bud twice to make a call

    Press and hold the L or R bud for two seconds to answer or end a call

    Press the L bud three times to summon the voice assistant

    Making and receiving calls was easy. The quality of the calls was disappointing insofar as those calling me or receiving my calls often commented on the somewhat distant nature of my voice. Local background noise, such as the car radio and ambient sounds at home were all heard loud and clear, unfortunately. I am not sold on the implementation of the AI nor of its benefits in this product. However, let’s bear in mind the low cost of this product.

    **CONCLUSION**

    Long battery life, ease of use, three sound modes and very good audio quality for music and podcast playback contribute to these true wireless earbuds/headphones earning high marks.

    The sound quality of calls was a bit disappointing, but can be almost forgiven if the purchase of Life Note E is not for calling, which, I suspect, will be the case.

    Recommended? Yes, with the above caveats.

    **WARRANTY**

    Comes with manufacturer’s 18-month warranty. Most competitive products come with only a one year warranty. Thank you, Anker.

    Oct 06, 2021 15:27
  • Review by Marine778, 10 out of 10
    Small, light and full of features

    Anker is one of the companies out there that is slowly creeping into the brands of electronic products that are household names. It just used to be a decent and less expensive brand you saw on Amazon, and now they area common at places like Best Buy and other retailers.

    This was the first Anker product that I tried other than a battery pack. I have a lot of ear buds, and I know what I like. I am not a fan of earbuds that are what I call ear plug style. The Soundcore Life Note E earbuds fall into that category. But to be honest, after trying they I immediately added them into my rotation.

    They are really good looking to start. They are well made, substancial and they just look like a high end product. At the price point, they are FAR beyond what you would expect. Anything under $50 you don’t really think are going to be any better than “okay” at best. But these break the mold.

    They are very small, and they don’t stick out far from your ears. They come with a variety of options for the range of ear sizes, so you will find one that works for you most likely. And they are so so so light, and they seal your ear for a noise cancellation

    The case is one of the best parts. It is equally small, and fits the buds perfectly. They allow for about 32 hours of playtime, which for their size is very remarkable. The buds alone allow for 8 hours of play if you don’t use the case to recharge it. And of course it goes without saying, the case charges the earbuds.

    So I ride motorcycles whenever I can. As a Harley fan, I like my loud pipes but I am aware it is not the best for my hearing. And on top of that, like to listen to my tunes while I ride. Some of my friends use earplugs to protect their hearing, which is great if that is your thing. These earbuds to a great job of plugging my ears enough that it helps block out the loud notices, but I can listen to my tunes. However, most of the time I will only use one at a time, because they really block out sound. For me, I like to hear what is going on around me (horns, sirens, etc), and I cannot hear that sort of thing with them both in. They REALLY cancel out sound. BUT, in other situations this is just the sort of thing you want to cancel out all the noises around you and I know they could be put to good use in that respect.

    So, how do they sound? The sound good. They don’t sound amazing or great. But they don’t sound fair. They are good and you get what you are paying for in that respect. You cannot do too much adjustment to the sound, but they do have three options. The standard or “signature” mode is their balanced default setting. It is not bad, but lacks bass and depth in your highs. Bass booster is my preference, and although the highs and mids get overlooked a bit, the bass increase goes better with my preference in music. Then the podcast mode is for spoken word. I have not tried that one yet, but I have tried it in their signature mode and it was great for me. I do really like them for phone calls when my kids are playing in the house. I get that isolation I need to focus on the call and they block out my four year old that can spontaiously break into a song at any given second whenever the moment moves her.

    When you take a look at the whole picture here, you are really getting a lot for your price point. If your like earbuds that cancel out noise, and you more on the thrifty side these are a winner. If you don’t like wearing earplugs, you may still like these given the comfort of the soft rubber (or silicone, I am not sure of the material they are made of) tips are pretty comfortable. I have not worn them for more than about two hours, but they were comfortable that whole time for me. I would definitely recommend these earbuds and I will say it one last time. You are getting much more than what you are paying for, and you cannot go wrong with that.

    Oct 18, 2021 01:55
  • 8.8score
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    LG
    LG - TONE Style HBS-SL5 Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Black
    Description

    Jam to your favorite tunes on the go with these black LG L5 TONE Style headphones. The retractable design offers easy earbud storage for durability, while the rechargeable battery provides up to 8 hours of listening time on a single charge. These LG L5 TONE Style headphones have dual microphones for crystal-clear sound pickup when answering calls.

    10 Features
  • High-performance audio: Allows you to experience three-dimensional audio that's close to the original recording.
  • Rechargeable battery: Offers up to 8 hours of use and lasts up to 432 hours on standby mode.
  • Two built-in microphones: Enable simple hands-free chatting via a compatible device.
  • Bluetooth 5.0 interface: Enables simple wireless pairing with your Bluetooth-enabled device. Supports HFP, HSP, A2DP and AVRCP Bluetooth profiles.
  • In-ear design: Fits securely and directs music into your ears for full, uninterrupted audio.
  • Slim design: The sleek, lightweight neckband is comfortable to wear and easy to take wherever you go.
  • Smart wire storage: Retractable wire management keeps everything hassle-free.
  • Dynamic transducer design: For reference-grade audio.
  • Fast charging: Just 10 minutes of charging will give you three hours of playtime.
  • Vibrating neckband: The neckband vibrates when you get a text or call.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Dawey1174, 10 out of 10
    Great

    Great product withstands long hours. Handles water as well. Stays in neck during work in construction great battery life. Second set and love both of them me and my wife. Would buy again if needed

    Oct 15, 2021 16:58
  • Review by Gigert, 8 out of 10
    Good brand, Good Headphones

    Bought these to replace a previous pair of headphones. I like the brand and will continue to purchase as they wear out. With that said, average lifespan for me is about 2 years per set. Marked it down 1-star just because I feel they should last longer for the price.

    Dec 28, 2020 14:56
  • Review by Nicoleh, 10 out of 10
    Good headphones

    I use these for my job. They’re pretty good! No complaints. Battery last pretty long between charges. I use them everyday.

    Nov 12, 2021 20:18
  • Review by Needee, 10 out of 10
    Best LG Headset

    My husband walks our dogs 6-8 miles per day and he listens to books. This LG headset works the best for him!

    Nov 07, 2021 18:09
  • Review by Moon, 10 out of 10
    Great

    So good for the price but , but I prefer the old version

    Oct 16, 2021 01:50
  • Review by sorelegssambo, 10 out of 10
    a must have.

    so far so good. havent used them myself, but wife loves them.

    Oct 30, 2021 10:08
  • Review by Carmel, 10 out of 10
    Nice

    These eat phones are very nice a are very good quality

    Oct 23, 2021 06:15
  • Review by Rick7425, 10 out of 10
    LG-tone

    works great for me on the job, last all day. Easy to turn off when I go in my truck and use the trucks Bluetooth.

    May 28, 2021 15:50
  • 8.8score
    Apple - Geek Squad Certified Refurbished AirPods with Wireless Charging Case (Latest Model) - White
    Description

    Geek Squad® Certified Refurbished products are thoroughly, painstakingly and lovingly tested, so you can be sure that your device will work right, right away. Learn more about The new AirPods - complete with Wireless Charging Case - combine the intelligent design with breakthrough technology and crystal clear sound. Powered by the new Apple H1 headphone chip, AirPods now feature hands-free access to Siri using just your voice and up to three hours of talk time on a single charge.¹Apple Brand Store at Best Buy.Shop more Apple products

    8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by BestBuyCustomer, 2 out of 10
    Illegal’s Airpods

    Got item for a gift and Best Buy stickers all over item. Not happy. When I tested them out they are called “ illegals AirPods”! This tells me they did not do a through test let alone any kind of test to ensure they meet refurbished standards. Since I ordered online I called to get help and they declined and told me to go to the store. When I spoke to the store they said they can’t do anything either other than I can return item. I wanted them bc of the sale price. ($135) and didn’t trust the geek squad refurbished. I asked if they would double warranty and was declined. No help. Not happy!

    Dec 14, 2019 13:40
  • Review by Nick, 4 out of 10
    Don’t buy used AirPods

    The price is lucrative, but they don’t do a good job of cleaning them out. Mine has someone’s “ear crust” embedded into the grill so deep that you can’t use a Q-tip to get it out and the only other option to clean it is to suck on the tip with your mouth.

    Save yourself the nastiness and get them new and clean.

    Nov 16, 2019 01:42
  • Review by Miller, 10 out of 10
    AirPods

    Can really tell the difference between the real thing vs. imitation pods. The distance I can be away from my phone and still clear audio is great. Bought a great case too!

    Jun 11, 2021 23:02
  • Review by Blackcopia2002, 8 out of 10
    Malfunction for some reason

    For some reason my AirPods 2 one touch does not work on any of the two even I have been trying skip a song. I even went to my iPhone Bluetooth and tapped on the blue eye when connecting to the AirPods to set the left and right air pods to what I want them to do. And even when I set the to do what I want then to do like double tap skip to the next song for the right air pod. Or double tap to previous song for the left but still does not work but in the end they are still good with sound quality I wish I did not have to pull out my phone to go to a certain song but that’s that they are still good.

    Sep 29, 2019 13:20
  • Review by Carolinamarinemom, 10 out of 10
    I love these!

    I am an older person, 58. I like learning about using electronics and I bought these to use for various reasons. I had wanted to use these to watch the morning news in bed when I wake up and not disturb anyone. I bought a cheap sound bar and it won’t connect to any Bluetooth electronic. However, I work in my yard a lot and help out on a friend’s horse farm. I use these when watering horses, watering plants, landscaping, etc., and I can listen to music, the news, or talk shows. They are great! When I work outside I wear a towel around my neck as I sweat tremendously and as the towel moves around when I bend over or wipe my face they fall out! That is aggravating! One day I was using my tiller to make a smooth area to replant grass seed. Sweat was pouring down my face, as it was 90° hot, and every time I moved the towel to wipe my face an AirPod fell into the soil. I have small ears too. That’s the only complaint I have and I wish they would stay charged longer. These were on sale and refurbished too. I’ve had no problems at all.

    Jul 17, 2020 19:31
  • Review by LaNe, 10 out of 10
    Refurbished just as good as brand new!

    Great for being refurbished. Paired easily. Charges great both case and AirPods. Lasts pretty long. Absolutely no sign or use (no scuffs, scratches or dirt). Came in original Apple box which was beat up but I don’t need that.

    Oct 15, 2021 17:22
  • Review by Eb123, 10 out of 10
    You need this in your life

    Air pods are the best, i purchased these for my husband. I didn’t want any because I have tried cordless headphones before and they never stayed in my ears. I played around with his and realized how amazing they are, so i got myself some as well.

    Oct 06, 2021 07:43
  • Review by gg023, 10 out of 10
    Save your funds

    Save your money and get the geek squad certified pair. Workable great and no issues. Can return if your question anything about them. Makes them cheaper than the non-wireless case.

    Oct 29, 2019 11:20
  • 8.8score
    Sony - WF-C500 True Wireless In-Ear Headphone - Black
    Description

    Discover the freedom of Bluetooth connectivity with the compact WF-C500 truly wireless earbuds, combining uncompromising sound with great battery life, personalization, and IPX4 water resistance for music that goes anywhere.

    11 Features
  • Make your music more natural: When an original music source is compressed, it loses the high-frequency elements that add detail and richness to a track. Our Digital Sound Enhancement Engine (DSEE) faithfully restores these to produce high-quality sound that’s closer to the original recording
  • Listen for hours, charge in minutes: Enjoy up to 20 hours of listening thanks to the handy charging case. In a hurry? A 10-minute quick charge gives you up to an hour of extra play time.
  • Splashes and sweat, no problem: With an IPX4 water resistance rating, splashes and sweat won’t stop these headphones – so you can keep on moving to the music.
  • Easier, clearer hands-free calling: Conversation flows freely with easy hands-free calling, now clearer than ever with a high-quality built-in microphone. You won’t even have to take your phone out of your pocket.
  • Small and light, a great fit: Designed small, these buds fit securely and comfortably in your ears. The rounded shape without edges makes them a pleasure to wear, leaving you free to focus on what matters – your music.
  • Go anywhere, pocket-sized case: The cylindrical charging case is extremely small and easy to carry around in a pocket or bag so you can take your earbuds everywhere you go. Its translucent lid with a texture like frosted glass gives the case a stylish, luxurious look and feel.
  • Ergonomic Surface Design: Since introducing the first in-ear headphones in 1982, we’ve surveyed huge amounts of data relating to ear shapes from around the world. The WF-C500 headphones are the product of that research, combining a shape that matches the ear cavity with new ergonomic surface design.
  • Your sound, just how you like it: Tailor sound to your personal preference. Choose from a variety of presets to match sound quality with the genre of music you're listening to. Or create and save your own presets using the EQ Custom feature on the Sony │ Headphones Connect app.
  • One earbud, ideal for multitasking: If you want to listen to your music while still being able to have a conversation, remove one earbud only from the charging case and use as normal
  • Easy button operation: The buttons on the WF-C500 headphones not only let you play, stop, or skip through tracks and adjust the volume – they also offer an easy way to access your smartphone’s voice assistant and make and receive calls hands-free.
  • So immersive. So real.: Immerse yourself in sound all around you. As real as if you are there at a live concert or with the artist recording in a studio. With 360 Reality Audio, music has never been so immersive and so real.6 These headphones let you enjoy 360 Reality Audio.
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by skylog, 10 out of 10
    Great all-round buds. Sound, fit, looks, battery.

    I am mostly an Android guy, and I have been all over the place with several different brands of in ear headphones. While each set had things I liked, I have not settled on one pair, as there always seemed to be a thing or two that wasn’t quite what I was looking for or came up after some time spent with them. That said, I really like these buds. They pretty much have everything I want and come at a nice price. They seem to be the ones for me.

    They come with the Sony name, so I expected a nice build, and they have it. Well-built, with some water/sweat protection, several size tips, and a great size and light weight. Most importantly, to me, they fit me very well and are comfortable. Of course, this is just a matter of my ear shape, but if buds do not fit well, sound will suffer, they will be uncomfortable, they can possibly fall out…and ultimately, I won’t wear them. More or less, a dealbreaker. No issues here for me, at all. As for the style? I love it. Plain. Matte. Black. It is all I wanted. It is sort of the typical Sony Style and I like it.

    Sound is excellent. Music, podcasts, and calls all are loud and clear out of the box. Using the Sony App you can tune the EQ to get more of a sound you personally like. I messed around and really found an improvement. I think it is definitely worth spending some time here to dial in what you like. There are also some other options you can play with regarding spatial sound and Sony’s DSEE enhancements, but I found tweaking the EQ was all I needed. All in all, I am very pleased with the sound. I think it is great sound for the price.

    So far, battery life has been good. As advertised. I don’t think it will be an issue for anyone, and I love the quick charge that gives you an hour in ten minutes. I will say, I do not “love” the case. It is small enough, and I do like the transparent aspect, and color choices, but it definitely does not feel as premium as others in the space. I suspect it will hold up over time, but I will have to see. I do give them credit for trying something new.

    It is not something I have used a lot in the past, given my previous bud choices, but I have really come to like having the ability to have playback, volume, call, and assistant controls baked into the buds themselves. They work well and are convenient. Perhaps even more convenient, well to me, is being able to use just one bud. I have said it many times, I just wish this functionality was universal. Doing things around the house, going for a walk, sometimes, you just want to be able to hear around you. It may be a niche thing, but it is important to me.

    Lastly, I have to comment how wonderful pairing was. It was simply a matter of opening the app, popping a bud out, and everything was ready to go. Quick pairing. Love it. The connection has also remained rock solid.

    Ultimately, as I said earlier, I really like these buds. They come from a reputable name, fit well, sound great, look good, and come at a nice price. I think they are a great value.

    Oct 05, 2021 23:39
  • Review by Mrbell1970, 10 out of 10
    Affordable great sound

    These ear buds are a value focused item that offers next generation playback, has a sturdy fit that remands comfortable during longs sessions and are dust/water resistant. Things like app support with EQ presets, easy controls on ear buds and long battery life sets this apart form others in this price range where some of these features are lacking.

    Setup: First thing you notice after opening box is a quick steps diagram on the box that directs you to scan a QR code to download app on the phone, the QR code is very tiny, so my phone’s camera had an issue detecting it at first. Once it did, you’re directed to a web page where you chose IOS or Android options, when the app is installed, you go some steps, and the app connects the ear buds very quick and easily (good feature) then it updated to the latest 8.2 software version. The app prompts you to enable 360 Reality Audio Setup with compatible apps that have that option like Jay-Z’s TIDAL service or Amazon Music HD plan. Note: 360 Reality Audio format brings a 3D element to HiFi's lossless audio kind of like Dolby Atmos but is different from that. I don’t have any 360 audio options in my music subscriptions so could not test that feature, after that I went to the EQ presets and selected Bass Boast. The app interface is clear and simple to operate with battery levels, status of music playing, and ear buds has voice prompts to inform you of connection status, battery level etc, which I really liked.

    Sound: Excellent quality while playing music and on voice calls, ear buds get pretty loud at 70% volume and music is very clear and vibrant. Bass is good although not earth shaking. The EQ preset has options for almost all types of music and has Sony’s additional DSEE (digital sound enhancement engine) option which upscales audio, but I didn’t notice much of a difference with it enabled but did with EQ. With that said, two things may be a factor on why I didn’t notice a difference; I’m not considered an audiophile and all my music services are low quality free services so I doubt any upscaling would do much for those unlike pay premium services with high quality “Hi-Res Lossless maximum resolution of 24-bit/192 kHz.audio”.

    Form & Features: The well-built rounded buds are impressively light, with real control buttons that are easily pressed, right button controls play/pause, song skip, and calling while a hold press calls up your voice assistant. The left bud provides volume control: tap to raise volume and hold to lower, onboard volume control is one of the most convenient wireless earbuds features, and a surprising number of buds don’t offer it. The translucent battery case just has a cheap feel to it but is very small for the pocket. I really like these buds with the only con of not having noise cancellation but not really a big deal since these get loud. I also think these would be a good upgrade for those with cheap ear buds or for first time true wireless buyers.

    Battery life: Up to 10 hours of playtime, one extra charge in the case, good for about 20 hours total.

    Rapid charging: 10 minutes for 1 hour of play.

    Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.2time.

    Audio codecs: AAC, Sony DSEE.

    Dust/water resistance: IPX4.

    Fit: 3 ear tips sizes.

    Weight: 5.7 grams per bud, 34 gram case.

    Oct 05, 2021 20:55
  • Review by jsisko76, 10 out of 10
    Great Sound at a Great Price

    I have used several different sets of wireless earbuds over the years, and these are the best option at their price range by a long shot. More expensive models/brands that I have used have usually sounded great, but have had bluetooth connection issues or audio sync issues.

    First off, the Sony WF C500s fit snugly with the default ear adapters for me and have a nice solid hold. Jogging or any moderate workouts should allow you to keep them in place without the risk of them dislodging. They come with an extra set of small and large adapters to fit different size ears if needed. The default mediums worked well for me.

    Sound quality was fantastic for both music and podcasts. I didn't experience any audio cutouts over my first several days of use. They seem to maintain a terrific bluetooth connection.

    Battery life was solid. Like most wireless earbuds, this set offers in case charging when not in use. The case is pill shaped and has a comfortable fit in your pocket. You can easily get 10+ hours out of them, as advertised.

    The packaging advertises that these earbuds are designed for iPhones, but they connected to my Android device just fine and worked flawlessly. It was odd to see that Android was not listed as being compatibility as there are a great deal of Android users out there that should consider these.

    These earbuds are a great buy for their affordable price, sound, and solid fit. Well done Sony.

    Oct 03, 2021 15:19
  • Review by Sean, 10 out of 10
    Very Comfortable

    These are the most comfortable wireless earbuds I've used. I appreciate the simplicity of the case and that you can see if the buds are charging through the lid. The app that is used for setting up the earbuds was easy to use and the ear scan feature is pretty unique. I can't speak to how much it changes the sound but I am happy with the sound quality. I tested out the 360 audio and it does a pretty good job of opening up the soundstage with specialized files. While streaming 360 music there were some songs that it worked with but in general I prefered the stereo mix of the songs. This isn't a knock on the earbuds just a personal preference when it comes to music. The sound signature is slightly bass elevated but doesn't sound boomy. These pair great with a wide variety of music genres and are pleasurable to listen to. This means all day listening in comfort no matter the content. While testing with video I did not experience any audio desync. Good sound and great comfort make these easy reccomended.

    Oct 07, 2021 11:48
  • Review by Daddio, 8 out of 10
    Read the On-line Owner’s Manual !

    Headphones and Ear-Buds likes these come in both Wired and Bluetooth versions these days. Both styles have advantages and disadvantages and in order to see how being wired or not wired affects performance and features, you have to read the owner’s manual whether you think that’s cool or not. I’m reasonably technically minded but there are some features and operating methods that you can’t find by just poking and guessing. It’s worth the time to get everything you can out of these earbuds. You’ll have to learn the various tapping and poking codes for controlling the performance of the WF-C500 Ear-Buds

    Features:

    - Up to 10 hours run time when in the ear

    - Up to 20 hours running time from power stored in caring-case with no external a/c. Good for wilderness camping etc.

    - Frequency response can be varied with the Sony Connect App

    - Sweat and Splash Proof, with an IPX4 Rating

    - Can be used/controlled as a single ear-bud so you can hear ambient sounds if desired

    - Phone calls can be answered by the ear-bud’s controls with phone still in pocket

    - 1 year Warranty against defects in materials or workmanship

    - Plays “Experience 360 Reality Audio” from some Music Providers (Amazon Music HD, Deezer etc.)

    PROS:

    - C500 Ear-Buds are light, comfortable and secure.

    - Using the Sony App, the frequency range can be adjusted for clear voice or rich music.

    CONS:

    - Like all totally wireless Ear-Buds, scratching an ear or resting your head on a pillow can accidentally affect a control causing a phone-call to be canceled or a recording to be paused

    - No physical wire between ear-buds means you can sometime lose a knocked out ear-bud before you notice it’s gone.

    Conclusion:

    The Sony C500 Ear-Buds are a mid-range design with nice performance, sound and look. Unlike the top-range Sony Ear-Buds, they are not Noise Cancelling, so if you’re looking for something to save your hearing while cutting the lawn, you’ll need to look at the higher models.

    Oct 13, 2021 15:16
  • Review by Larry, 8 out of 10
    Sony wf-c500 beats jabra elite 3

    Okay, these are compared to the jabra elite 3. Had the elite 3. Elite 3 do not have nowhere near the type of app that the sony have. On the 3 you only have, I believe, 4 different types of eq preset settings that in my opinion did not make any kind of significant difference. The elite 3 also have what jabra calls Hearthrough. Once activated all you hear is HISSING. The sony have been dropped in price to more aggressively compare to jabra and folks, GET THE SONY!! The app gives you significant sounding difference on all modes. eq actually makes difference in sound. Fit is great. On me the right ear is always the challenge, but when set in right, they stay in. When you adjust the volume on the jabra, anything lower than max volume will dramatically effect how they sound. You almost don't hear them. When you adjust the volume below max on the sony, they still sound good. You don't have to max them as with many earbuds. In the end, do yourself a favor, and I have said this before, when it comes to earbuds, especially in ear, DO NOT listen to reviews online. Those folks are getting paid to say what the company wants them to say. Does anyone believe that most of those reviewers do it for fun. NOPE. They do it to get paid and free products. Earbuds are highly subjective. Many like loud. Many like low. NO ONE on this planet has the same sized ears, and ear canal. YOU HAVE TO go and try to get what WORKS BEST FOR YOU. For me, so far, and after trying MANY earbuds, sony are very efficient at what I need them to do. Oh, and by the way, a call I received yesterday, from an elderly neighbor, said that I sounded as if I was on a regular phone. No difference.

    Nov 03, 2021 06:23
  • Review by Mikepas, 8 out of 10
    Decent Buds

    These Sony wireless ear buds are fairly decent, especially at this price point. The look nice and at least in my case do not stick too far out of my ears.

    Build quality is on par for other devices in this category and they weigh next to nothing so they won't bother you the way some others might. Pairing to my iPhone was easy peasy with not issues. The included charging case is not too large and easily fits in your pants pocket without a lot of bulk. Battery life is one area that could be better. I have been able to average 8-10 hours of constant use between charging the buds.

    I've been spoiled by my Air Pods Pro so sound quality is not as good as those. That being said the sound quality at this price point is above average. No active noise cancellation is a bummer but again, at this price point that is not uncommon.

    Overall, if you're looking for an inexpensive set of wireless ear buds you could do a lot worse than these.

    Oct 13, 2021 16:31
  • Review by Rick, 8 out of 10
    Almost a homerun

    These earphones are solid all around. You can use them for working out, listening to podcasts, music, etc. Biggest downside is that it doesn't really have active noise-cancellation and some of its competitors have that at around this price range. That's a feature that is necessary in order to be a successful all around earphones. The music quality is good though and being able to use just one earphone is a plus if you just want to use it as a headset or for phone connectivity. IPX4 means it's good against splashes of water but that's about it.

    Oct 14, 2021 21:26
  • 8.8score
    Google - Pixel Buds A-Series True Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Clearly White
    Description

    Pixel Buds A-Series bring you rich, high-quality sound for a lot less than you’d expect. Their beamforming mics help make calls crystal clear.&#185 The flush-to-ear design is stylish, and the stabilizer arc keeps them in place so you can wear them even during the sweatiest workout.²

    8 Features
  • Sound that's music to your ears.: With custom-designed 12 mm dynamic speaker drivers, Pixel Buds A-Series deliver high-quality audio.
  • They sound good anywhere.: Adaptive Sound adjusts the volume as you move between quiet and noisy environments, so you don’t have to.³
  • Bluetooth enabled.: No cord needed.
  • Long battery life.: Get up to 5 hours of listening time or up to 2.5 hours of talk time on a single charge, or listen for up to 24 hours with the charging case.⁴
  • Stay connected.: With noise reduction, your calls are crystal clear.¹ So the person on the other end can hear you, no matter where you are.
  • They get along with other devices.: Pair your Pixel Buds A-Series with your Pixel or any Android device in just one tap.5 And quickly and easily connect to iOS or any other Bluetooth® 4.0+ device.⁵
  • Look good and feel good.: They’re sweat and water resistant² and have a stabilizer arc, so they stay in place, even during strenuous workouts. The flush-to-the-ear design keeps you stylish while you exercise.
  • Find your earbuds easily.: If you misplace them, hear them ring with Find My Device if they're nearby, or see their last known location on a map.⁶
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by Balboa3, 10 out of 10
    What an Improvement

    I use quite a bit of earbuds. I have a “problem,” at least that is why my family tells me. I love using and collecting all types of earbuds / headphones. Anything from some AirPods Max to wired headphones I got with my Note 20. I used the Pixel Buds that came out last summer, and while I loved their sound, I had issues with connectivity so I ended up getting rid of them. Luckily, these don’t suffer from the same issues last year’s version had.

    Sound quality is great out of these. Punchy bass, and clear mids and highs. Sound is noticeably clear and separated and gets plenty loud to wash outside noises out. They’re even great for audiobooks / podcasts. They don’t have active noise cancellation, but their passive noise cancellation is pretty good. They even have a neat feature you can enable, that will let the buds adjust the volume depending on your environment. It will raise it if you are in a loud area and lower it back down once your environment becomes quieter. It’s a neat feature that I don’t really think about.

    Pairing it on an Android phone is super simple. This is the closest to pairing AirPods on an iOS device. You open the case near your Android phone, and it pops up a little notification asking if you would like to pair. After, you go through a little tutorial on how to get most of the Buds. I love the built-in assistant and the fact that it can read your incoming messages, again remarkably like what you get on iOS, AirPods, and Siri. You can update the firmware on the buds on your phone, and always see your current battery life.

    That brings me to the one thing I miss from last year’s version. The case does not support wireless charging, not a deal breaker, but worth noting. The case is small, smooth, and fun to open and close. It feels like a small, smooth rock. You get a hidden LED light on the front of the case right under the seam for the case. You get a pairing button on the back that blends in with the case very well, and the USB-C charging port on the bottom of the case. The built-in magnets do a great job of keeping the buds in place. While you obviously will get the most out of these if you pair them to your Android phone, I was able to pair them to my MacBook, ASUS laptop, and iPad with no issues. You just miss out on the Assistant / Firmware update software.

    These little Buds are amazing, especially considering their price point. Sound is superb, sounding better than most earbuds that cost more. You get nice integration / software features on Android phones. The battery life is good, case is small, and Buds feel great in the ear and I have no problems keeping them in my ear when I go for a run. You would be hard pressed to find better earbuds at this price point.

    Jun 21, 2021 18:53
  • Review by Jaydozrock, 10 out of 10
    Simple, Sleek, Easy to Use Buds

    The Google Pixel Buds A - Series are a pair of lightweight neatly designed true wireless earphones that I really enjoyed using with my Pixel 4XL and Samsung Note 8. They are light, fit comfortably and securely inside my ears and sport a low profile hence didn’t stick out much from my ears like other true wireless earphones I have used before. Let’s start with inside the box where we have the charging/carrying case in which the pixel buds were seated, a usb type C cable, replacement ear tips and the usual paperwork.

    When it comes to their design and fit, there is nothing I can complain about. Starting with the case, it seems to be made of a matte like smooth material that so far seems somewhat resistant to scratches and scuffs (personally, since it is white I will most likely still get a protective case). It has a very simple oval design with the charging port found at its base, an easy to flip top section that gives access to the buds and around the back it has a button towards the base that is used for subsequent pairings with other devices. The lid is kept closed magnetically and I have total confidence in the lid staying closed, I tossed and flashed it around for good measure. Also below the opening of the lid there is an LED status indicator light, orange for the case is charging, white for the case is fully charged, and blinking white for when the buds are charging.

    The buds themselves seem very well made and with a matte finish where the touch controls are and glossy finish everywhere else. They are magnetically held in place inside the charging case, so they wont fall out even if you pop the lid and wiggle the case upside down. They have a rubber like fin that projects from the glossy section that definitely helps to guide the buds for placement while securing the fit. They are very comfortable and I was able to wear them for hours with no issues.

    When it comes to how they sound, they are average/decent. The thing that stood out the most to me was how clear the vocals were on every track that I tried. It came through clear and crisp despite the overall sound being flat. There is a bass boost and Adaptive Sound toggle inside the Pixel Bud app which does improve my listening experience but the difference doesn't blow you out the water. They have standard touch controls (i.e 1 tap to play/pause/answer, 2 taps to skip to next track etc. sadly no volume controls though) that work from either earbud and they are built with in-ear detection, meaning your music pauses when you take them out and resume when you put them back in.

    When it comes to call quality, they performed very well. I tested them across multiple apps, such as WhatsApp, Duo, Signal and with a regular phone call and the persons on the other end were able to clearly hear me. Even when I took to noisy areas I was told that it seems the background noise from my end was reduced and my voice was somewhat isolated, which is great. Battery life is just about average and I got about 4.5 hours listening to music at about 60% volume. They also can be charged at least 2 times from the case and they charge very quickly with up to 50% in 30 mins.

    In conclusion the Pixel Buds-A have decent performance, slim simple design and fit superbly well in-ear. They don't have multipoint bluetooth connect, wireless charging or noise cancelling but come in at a great price for what they offer, especially for Android users.

    Jun 22, 2021 12:02
  • Review by TheOffice1234, 10 out of 10
    GREAT “ALL AROUND” GOOGLE EARBUDS AT A FAIR PRICE

    GREAT “ALL AROUND” GOOGLE EARBUDS AT A DECENT PRICE

    REVIEW: GOOGLE - PIXEL BUDS A-SERIES TRUE WIRELESS IN-EAR HEADPHONES - WHITE

    MODEL:GA02213-US

    Best Buy Tech Insider Network

    SUMMARY:

    You can’t buy audio gear from a review alone. Everyone hears differently. What I can tell you is that these are well built, well designed, and easy to set up and use for music, voice, conference calls and so on. On my Android Phone (One Plus 6), as soon as I turned them on, my phone popped up an install screen. It does not get any easier. For me, I found the PIXEL BUDS A-SERIES a good all-around performer. Music was good, phone calls were good. I paired them with my laptop for video calls and they worked well without sounding hallow.

    I do wish they could be paired to more than one device at a time, so that I could seamlessly move between using them on my phone and laptop without going into Bluetooth settings on each device. But that is pretty minor, and it is still hit or miss which devices in general support dual pairing.

    Playing around with equalizer settings on the phone help elevate the music performance closer to my taste. I find the bass a little lacking, but not bad. I even turned on the bass boost in the app, which helped, but was not perfect. Overall, though, they performed well across my music library. It is not fair to compare these to super high-end buds costing 3X to 5X more, but they still very good. My other buds ($3X) have much better bass, but they are giant in comparison and stick out of my ears like Frankenstein’s monster’s bolts.

    The PIXEL BUDS A-SERIES are small comfortable, almost invisible. I like the auto pause when you remove them. The noise reduction on the microphones is pretty strong. There is no active noise cancellation on the speakers, which is OK at this price point.

    I’m not a big fan of tapping my ears to skip ahead or reverse or whatever, so I don’t really use those features, but they are there if you do. Use your phone volume controls or your voice (google assistant) to change the volume.

    INITIAL IMPRESSIONS:

    Everything was packaged in typical google excellent fashion. Easy to unbox and setup right away as they are already charged.

    SUBJECTIVE SOUND TESTING

    Listening to Music (HD DVD Audio Eric Clapton – “Ridding with the King”) = 6 (needs about 15% more bass)

    PC Conference Calls (my listening) = 7 (slight problem with buds trying to mimic stereo cutting out in either left or right ear at times)

    PC Conference Calls (the other hearing me) = 7 (no problems reported)

    Phone Calls (my listening) = 6.5 (could hear well, I did need to increase volume on the handset)

    Phone Calls (the other person hearing me) = 6.5 (no problems came through clearly with a tiny echo)

    Ease of use = 10 (easy to pair, easy to learn the few controls)

    App Quality = 9 (minimal settings for sound quality, need to use phone equalizer)

    Battery Life = 7 (a good balance / trade off of size vs batter life)

    Size / Fit / Looks = 9. Fits great (slightly twist into your ears). Very small almost invisible. Seems secure enough for light sports (biking, walking, etc)

    SUMMARY:

    I think the PIXEL BUDS A-SERIES are going to find a nice spot as my “everyday” earbuds. They do a great all-around job, and I would not be heartbroken if I lost or damaged them due to the affordable price. Just like I have an “everyday” smartwatch that I wear for gardening and exercise and a “luxury” smart watch for dressing up. They both serve a particular need.

    I would recommend the PIXEL BUDS A-SERIES for everyday use.

    Jun 21, 2021 13:48
  • Review by gtdad, 10 out of 10
    A must have for Android and Google users

    The Pixel Buds A-Series takes the Google experience to the max.

    In the box you get the Pixel Buds, the storage/charging case, a usb-a to usb-c cable and small, medium and large ear tips.

    My Pixel Buds came with a 100% charge. They are rated by Google to last up to 5 hours per charge, and the case will recharge them multiple times giving you up to 24 hours of total charge. Talk time lasts approximately 2 ½ hours.

    The case does not have built in wireless charging which is fine with me. I am not a fan of wireless charging as I have accidentally knocked too many devices off of wireless chargers and they create additional heat. The usb-c cable providers fast charging. The case is small and has a nice texture which does not show fingerprints.

    I have a Pixel 4 phone and as soon as I opened the case the buds immediately paired to my phone.

    The settings include the following:

    Notifications and Preferences, which includes setting up voice controls and tutorials

    Find Device- to locate your buds if you forget where you put them

    Touch Controls-for Google Assistant, play, pause, skip, and return.

    Sound- which allows you to use Bass Boost and Adaptive Sound ( automatically raising and lowering volume depending on the noise in your surroundings.

    In-ear detection which turns on or pauses what you are listening to when putting the buds in or taking them out.

    You can also turn on HD audio and authorize contact sharing for phone calls and texts.

    After using the Pixel Buds A-Series for several days I have the following impressions:

    First, these are the most comfortable ear buds that I have ever used. And I have Sony and Bose QC noise cancelling ear buds. They are small, light and flush to your ears.

    Sound quality is very subjective, but in my opinion the Pixel Buds A-Series has excellent sound for both music and phone conversation, though it is not on the same level as the Bose. However, the Bose costs almost 3 times as much.

    Now some people may complain that there is no touch control for volume, however there is simply no need for that. This is where the Google Assistant integration comes in.

    You can tap and hold either ear bud for the Google assistant, but that isn’t even necessary.

    You can just say “’Hey Google or “OK Google” and the Assistant will respond without any gestures at all.

    So now you can simply speak and say “Raise volume 10%” or “Lower volume 30%” or “Mute”.

    You can tell Google Assistant to call or text nay one of your contacts, and the Assistant can read all of your notifications, emails and texts to you.

    In addition, I use Google Home to control all of my home devices, such as lights, thermostat,. doorbell and lock. Now that can all be controlled through the Pixel Buds.

    Another great feature is the language translation. All you have to do is say “Hey Google be my Spanish interpreter”, or any other language, and when you speak in English your phone will speak in the foreign language to the other person, and their response will be translated to English in your Pixel Buds.

    You can also ask how much power is remaining and it will tell you

    The only shortcoming is the lack of noise cancelling. But, barring the need for that feature in certain circumstances, the Pixel Buds A-Series have knocked my much more expensive Bose and Sony ear buds into my drawer and have become an indispensable part of my daily life.

    I love these and heartily recommend them to anyone, but especially to Android and Google Assistant users.

    Jun 21, 2021 11:13
  • Review by callmeageeth, 10 out of 10
    A must buy for Pixel Phone Owners

    I own a Pixel 4XL and the Pixel Buds A Series are my new favorite earbuds. You can find better sounding earbuds with active noise canceling (Sony) but the price point, built in Google Assistant, and ease of use/pairing makes this a must have for Pixel Owners.

    IN THE BOX

    It’s a tiny box, you get the charging case with two ear buds, three sizes of tips (the medium size are already on the ear buds) and a USB-C to USB-A cable. Note that the case does not have wireless charging.

    DESIGN

    I just want to briefly mention the design, both of the case and the ear buds themselves. The case is made of plastic that has some grip to it. Meaning it doesn’t feel “slippery.” The case is pretty small, about the size of a Tic Tac container. The ear buds themselves are pretty small, with a small rubber hook that doesn’t come off that I personally like because it helps them stay secure in my ears. I found the Pixel Buds to be comfortable to wear for hours at a time.

    EASE OF USE

    Bluetooth has been around so long, I feel pretty comfortable pairing anything with my phone/computer. That said, pairing the Pixel Buds A Series was incredibly easy (I’ve never used Airpods, but I’m confident it’s a similar process). Just having taken the earbuds out of the box, I simply flipped open the top lid, pulled out the ear buds, and almost immediately I got a notification on my Pixel to pair my headphones. It was that easy.

    Even better than that, they pair instantaneously every time you take them out of the case. I’ve had other earbuds that sometimes pair immediately when I take them out of the case, other times I have to cycle Bluetooth on/off and sometimes even re-pair them. Not with the Pixel Buds. They simply work every time.

    FEATURES

    I mentioned earlier that the case doesn’t have wireless charging like last year’s Pixel Buds model. To me, that is not a big deal. The surface of the Pixel Buds have touch sensitive controls. Much has been made that you can’t control the volume, you can only tap it to stop tracks, double-tap to advance a track and three taps to go back. I’ve always found it hard to use touch controls on earbuds, they just aren’t always responsive. While you can’t control the volume from the Pixel Buds themselves, I found the controls to pause, advance tracks, etc. to be extremely responsive. I’ll take limited functionality (which can be difficult to memorize and use if it’s too complicated) for having features that work every time.

    Google Assistant is also extremely responsive and frankly, I dig it a lot. I don’t always use it, but when you say “Hey, Google” with the Pixel Buds on, it activates the assistant and you can ask Google to do anything you would ask a Google Nest or your phone (i.e. ask for the news, weather, control lights, play a song, etc.). This is extremely helpful when you’re doing yard work or some other activity that makes accessing your phone difficult.

    When you take an earbud out, say someone walks up to you and starts talking, the music just pauses. Then, when you put it back in, the music automatically resumes. This worked for me each and every time.

    Battery life is also on par with what you’d expect. 5 hours on a full charge, with the ability to charge the earbuds in the case 4-5 more times. Honestly, I’ve never used them 5 hours straight, so I can’t say they actually make it that far, but I think you’d be hard pressed to wear them on a full charge and complain they didn’t last long enough.

    They also have some water resistance. I went running with them and they came out no worse for the wear. And even better, they didn’t fall out or even come loose. I was never concerned that they would fall out.

    I just want to mention that I heard the older model Pixel Buds suffered from audio connection issues. Meaning they would cut out. I didn’t own those so I can’t validate those concerns, but in the time I’ve owned the Pixel Buds A Series, they’ve yet to drop out even once. Although I admittedly kept my phone in my pocket when I used it; I’ve never walked away from my phone to see how they would work in that scenario.

    SOUND QUALITY

    Last but certainly not least, the sound quality. These Pixel Buds don’t have deep bass, but they make up for it with sound accuracy and clarity. I listen to podcasts, audiobooks and all types of music. I found the quality to be pretty solid. The only drawback is that the Pixel Buds let in a lot of noise. So if you’re walking on a sidewalk near a busy road, you’re going to hear background noise (which isn’t necessarily a bad thing). When there’s a lot of ambient noise, I found the music to be a little muted. But all-in-all, the sound quality is pretty darn good.

    CONCLUSION

    These are must haves for Pixel phone owners and deserve serious consideration for Android users. I can’t say the same for Apple iPhones, but when you combine the sound quality, price, built in Google Assistant, you have a great value. And like I’ve mentioned before, at least speaking from a Pixel phone owner’s perspective, they just simply work, and that means a lot.

    Jun 22, 2021 08:55
  • Review by explore42, 8 out of 10
    Good but not Great

    The Pixel A Buds are comfortable to wear, great for taking phone calls but the audio quality can be too bright and they lack bass when it comes to music. Because of their tight fit and sweat resistance they are my primary earbuds for workouts.

    Pros:

    - Comfortable fit that doesn’t move when you do

    - IPX4 Sweat and water resistant

    - Great for phone calls, high quality microphone

    - Easy set up and fast pairing with Google or Android phones

    - Integrated Google assistant

    - Auto pause when earbud is removed from the ear

    Cons:

    - Lack of bass even with the Bass Boost turned on

    - No volume control via earbud touch

    - No ability to re-assign touch functions

    - No built- in equalizer in the Pixel Buds app

    - No Pixel Buds app for Pixel Chromebooks or IOS devices

    - No ANC – Active Noise Cancellation

    Performance: The earbuds feel solid and the low profile allows it to sit comfortably in your ear. As soon as you open the case the earbuds automatically pair with an Android phone which is great. There is also a pairing button on the back of the case to turn on pairing if your device is not an Android. Operating the play, pause, forward/reverse functions as well as phone call control is simple and fairly intuitive however you cannot change the volume nor can you change the button’s assigned function. The earbuds use Adaptive Volume if you have an Android phone and this automatically adjust the volume to the environment. I found that often the Adaptive control would set the volume too low for my liking and I eventually just turned the feature off. The auto-pause when one ear bud is removed worked well and it’s a great feature to have especially if you are using these in an office or a gym where people may interrupt you. The battery life of 5 hours for the earbuds and 24 hours for the case are typical of what you get in this price range. There is a light on the front of the case that indicates the charging and paring status of the earbuds.

    Pixel Buds App: This is a very minimalistic app that is only available on Android phones. It’s not available for Pixel Chromebook or IOS devices. Sadly, it doesn’t include touch function management or an equalizer. You can check the battery levels of each ear bud and the case. There are four areas in the app, Find Device, Touch Controls, Sound and In Ear Detection. In Find Device you can use location info to help locate a missing earbud as well as turn on a ringing sound within the earbud if it’s within range. In Touch Controls you can turn the Touch control on or off but you cannot reassign the functions. In Sound you can turn Bass Boost on or off which is the only equalize control you have in this app. You can also turn Adaptive Sound on or off which automatically adjust the volume based on your environment. In Ear Detection you can turn on or off the detection of the earbud being out of your ear.

    Jun 22, 2021 11:57
  • Review by Harrkev, 10 out of 10
    Great for an Android owner

    These earbuds came in elegant packaging, and did NOT include a USB charger: just a USB-A to USB-C charging cable. Since everybody is drowning in a sea of USB power adapters, this is a good thing. This was also the easiest pairing of a USB-C device that I have ever done. I pressed the button on the back of the case and my Pixel 4a (5G) immediately started the pairing process, and even identified the model. It had the settings identified immediately. When pairing with my Samsung tablet it went almost as smoothly. I was directed to an app to download to adjust the settings. The sound is great, as expected (it appears to feature the AAC codec). Three tip sizes are included, so you can find a good fit. There is no active noise cancellation, but the physical sound isolation should be good enough for most uses. The sound was natural and flat, which is a good thing. There is a bass boost feature that can be enabled from the app, and the difference is more subtle than earth-pounding (once again, I consider this to be a good thing). The battery life appears to be at around 5 hours the way that I use them (big YMMV), and you can expect maybe three recharges out of the battery in the case. The total of around 20 hours is not so far off from the advertised 24 hours of battery life.

    Also, by tapping the surface of the buds you can access pause and track skip functions. The only real thing lacking is that there is no way to adjust the volume short of reaching for your phone itself.

    Jun 24, 2021 12:33
  • Review by PIXELBUDS, 10 out of 10
    Nice buds

    Good for the price. I was worried about these buds could be unconfortable because of the "Hook" they have. Well, this "Hook" feels different but not unconfortable.

    The sound is very good for the price. I am very happy with this purchase.

    Oct 15, 2021 09:33
  • 8.8score
    Bose - Sport Earbuds True Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Triple Black
    Description

    Bose Sport Earbuds are true wireless earbuds engineered to produce clear and balanced sound in any listening environment. StayHear Max tips mold to your ears with soft silicone and won’t fall out, no matter how demanding your workout is. Bose Sport Earbuds go through rigorous quality testing for durability and they’re rated IPX4 - designed to resist moisture from sweat and weather. And instead of buttons, a capacitive touch interface lets you simply tap to play or pause music, answer calls, and more. With a battery life of up to five hours get ready to beat your personal best, again and again.

    8 Features
  • Bose lifelike sound.: Bose proprietary acoustic port design and a premium, high-efficiency driver combine to deliver deep, rich sound. Volume-Optimized Active EQ automatically boosts the lows and highs — so music, videos and voices always sound balanced at any listening level.
  • Comfort and stability.: Because every ear is different, Bose Sport Earbuds are made of soft silicone and come with three sizes of StayHear™ Max tips. An umbrella-shaped tip and the extended flexible wing keep your Bose Sport Earbuds securely in place — no matter how intense your workout.
  • Sweat and weather resistant.: Designed to resist moisture, these wireless sport earbuds go through rigorous quality testing for durability, so they’ll stay in top shape, just like you. They’re rated IPX4, so they’ll stand up to splashing water in case you get caught in the rain on a run.
  • Intuitive simple touch controls.: Bose Sport Earbuds feature a capacitive touch interface that lets you swipe up and down for volume control (optional) and tap to play or pause music, answer calls or engage a Shortcut function of your choice, like checking your battery level.
  • Up to 5-hour battery life.: These sports earbuds provide up to five hours of battery life per charge. When fully charged, the case can provide two full charges for up to 10 more hours. If your battery runs out when on the go, do a 15-minute charge for up to two hours of battery life.
  • Advanced beamforming microphone array.: Now hands-free calls are even clearer with an integrated advanced microphone system that is designed to focus on your voice while reducing the sound of wind and noise around you.
  • Bose Music app.: Bose Sport Earbuds connect to the free Bose Music app, which lets you name your wireless sports earphones, set the controls the way you like them, check your battery, and more.
  • LEGAL*: *Bose, Bose Music and Bose Sport Earbuds are trademarks of Bose Corporation. OD852489_00, 838211-0010_A
  • 8 Most Useful Reviews
  • Review by bTobin, 8 out of 10
    These buds have some faults, but not in sound

    PROS:

    - Audio quality is the best I’ve tested so far. It’s Bose, c’mon.

    - comfort (yes I listed that as a con as well but since comfort is based very much on your ear shape, Bose has done a good job getting these as comfortable as possible)

    - IPX4 resists sweat or getting caught in rain. Other non-sport buds tend to be IPX2

    - Stay put during intense workouts. I’m not sure how but I jumped and threw my head everywhere and they stayed in

    - Made with sports and active users in mind, great for workouts!

    - 15 min charge gives 2 hours of playback (I tested this and they lasted about 2 hours 10 min.)

    CONS:

    - Voice assistant is phone default (samsung users, this means bixby NOT google)

    - Can not turn off voice assistant touch shortcut

    - Touch sensitivity is very high, accidental touch happens a lot. Make fitting adjustments carefully

    - personal con but your ears may be different: Comfort is only decent. For me, they are starting to feel a little uncomfortable after about an hour (still better than other brands for me)

    - “Standby mode” still drains battery. They will die if you set them down but not in the case. No off button.

    - Battery life is only at the “average” of 5 hours. Airpods are similar but galaxy buds Live blow that out of the water and google “mentos” pixel buds are 5 hours but 24 hours more in the case

    - Case only has 10 hours of spare charge despite being bigger/more awkward than airpods, galaxy and pixel and no wireless charging for the case

    TL;DR:

    The new Bose Sport Earbuds are made for active users who need a bud to stay in place no matter how much they sweat or move and bounce. So far they have passed that test and provide overall comfort while doing it. I do have weird ear shapes but I still get a pretty good fit and comfort from these buds. Make sure to try out all 3 sizes, I found one ear needs a small but the other needs medium. Overall they feel good, definitely for a short workout or run, and the audio quality is fantastic. There’s a tight seal that naturally blocks some background noise, they have touch controls, 5 hour playback and sturdy carrying case with 10 hours extra charge. They can take on sweat and rain but don’t go swimming with them in. Overall great sound, a bit quirky settings and app, but nothing that would make me return them.

    WHAT'S IN THE BOX?! FIRST IMPRESSIONS

    Packaging is nice and clean with a black box that has the case, earbuds, S, M, L ear tips, short USB-C charging cable, (NO wall plug) and some paperwork/warranty etc inside. The manual is found online but is not included in the box. My buds came with about 80% charge but it’s good practice to charge up fully before your first use.

    Once I had a full charge and the Bose app downloaded, I was able to easily connect the buds to my Galaxy phone (s9+). I started trying the different ear tips with the helpful fit guide in the app and noticed a few annoyances. Not with the fit but with the touch sensitivity. As I’m fiddling with the buds, trying to get them in my ear, switching the tips out, or just making a small adjustment, I was constantly triggering my phone voice assistant or starting music or hearing the battery status. I went into the app to turn off or adjust those settings and was unfortunately unable to do much.

    You can turn off the “in-ear detection” and auto play pause but there is NO way to turn off the voice assistant shortcut. This is extra annoying for any samsung user who chooses google assistant over bixby (aka 99% of galaxy owners) because these buds do not allow you to pick your voice assistant, it is only the factory default assistant on your phone. That also means iphone users who may choose google over siri, you will not be able to choose google. Almost more annoying is when I realized it was bixby only, I figured I would simply turn off the assistant feature, but I could not, so now I’m stuck telling my phone no I do not want to set up bixby right now every time I touch the right bud a little too long. I feel like this is a major oversight for Bose and hope that a firmware or app update will allow more options based on your preference for assistant. Luckily that can be addressed easily so I wouldn’t make a purchase decision based on that.

    AUDIO PERFORMANCE:

    Let’s be honest, the reason you buy headphones is to listen to audio, other features are nice, but what good are headphones with bad audio? Bose engineers have always been magicians at making powerful, immersive sound come out of small speakers and these sport buds are no exception. As I was struggling to get a good fit and the touch controls started triggering I thought these buds may not be worth it. The negatives were piling up and I was getting frustrated...Then I played some music and literally smiled and thought, Bose, you always crush it in sound quality and the frustration melted away. I started by playing some clean, well engineered acoustic music. A great place to start any audio test, providing deep punchy lows and full of dynamic shifts and large frequency range. I was immediately hit with the feeling I was surrounded by music and my body was full of sound. The guitar was coming through clean and crisp but still punching with low frequencies. The buds do a great job of filling your head with sound and cleanly providing equal levels to each ear at all volumes. Bose has some kind of fancy name for a feature that prevents “buzzing” or “rattle” noises at high volume giving you clean sound at any level, which I’m proud to say is true. I couldn’t crank them to 100 because it was getting too loud for comfort but at the highest I could take, they were still very clean and crisp. Look, in short, Bose will always have good quality, these aren’t going to be insane quality like headphones in the $250+ range from Bose or others but for the price, you get a very good quality and 90% of users don’t have well enough trained ears to notice a difference anyway. If you do, you’re not buying 170 dollar sports buds.

    OTHER NOTES/OVERALL:

    One thing I wanted to mention, I wanted to see what would happen if you put the buds down or in your pocket but NOT in the case. The manual says after 20 min it will go into standby to save your battery. Unfortunately, after my testing, I found this to not work well at all. When I set the buds on the table and left them there I noticed every time I bumped the table or moved the buds a little they would turn on and connect to my phone. I would have to disconnect them once I noticed and they would go to standby or reconnect to my phone in a vicious cycle. Eventually I went to bed leaving them out overnight and in the morning they were fully dead. The only way to turn them OFF is putting them in the case (as noted in the manual). I did not try this after turning off the “in-ear detection” so maybe connection issues would be less with that off.

    Luckily a dead pair of headphones gave me the chance to do a 15 min charge and see if they truly last 2 hours. I used a stopwatch, charged for 15 minutes and then played spotify music streaming at about 70% volume and they lasted 2 hours and 10 minutes before they would start to turn off. I could wake them and use them about 10 or 15 minutes longer before they fully died.

    The case still shows 4 dots of power but no way to get a percentage, however that is after 3 days of heavy use and at least one FULL recharge of the buds. Bose says it holds 10 hours but so far I think it may be a bit more than that. Figure 10 to be safe though.

    Overall I really enjoy the audio quality of these sports buds. That’s the biggest use of headphones and get 5 stars for that, the reason I’m marking them 4 overall is because for all the great quality in sound, they have little quirks and annoyances that other big name buds do not have. They are minimal issues and ALL products will always have some falls, it’s up to you to decide if they are too bad to get over or not an issue at all.

    These are Bose's sport edition and therefore offer better sweat and moisture protection than most and will stay put no matter what kind of movement you do. They are not noise canceling, but they do seal tight in your ear and block out a decent amount of background noise because of it. Some people don’t like that effect so it’s worth noting, they do “plug” your ears pretty good.

    Call quality is good in the minimum testing I did, just as good as any others, nothing I’m going to brag about though.

    If you need a good, true wireless earbud option for your active lifestyle and don’t care much for custom features or controls but still want above average audio quality and long lasting comfort, you can’t go wrong with these sport buds from Bose.

    Sep 26, 2020 14:18
  • Review by Linksys, 8 out of 10
    Great...but missing one feature

    These are the first earbuds with this design that I did not have to adjust one time after putting them in. Even using them on a treadmill for an hour long workout I did not have to adjust them. The Bose StayHear feature isn’t just marketing hype, it really works. Though fit is subjective, I think they are very comfortable to wear for a long period of time. Like most earbuds you get three different size ear tips, small, medium (what they come installed with) and large.

    In terms of sound they are basically what you would expect from Bose with a nice balanced sound. Not to much bass, but not to little, so no matter the genre, I think you’ll be happy. Bose doesn’t give you any control over the sound though, even with the app there’s no sound profiles or EQ settings. When making calls I could clearly hear the person I was talking to and they said the same.

    On the hardware front they’re a little bit bigger than others, especially for the case. It’s not that they’re huge, it’s just you’ll definitely notice these more than some in your pocket. The earbuds and case have a very nice high quality feel to them, the buds stay in place with a strong magnet and the case has a strong secure latch. They use USB-C to charge, but it’s 2020 so everything should by now!

    The one missing feature...you can’t use the left one by itself for calls! You can use the left one for just music, but only the right has a microphone. This isn’t a dealbreaker for me, it’s just a feature I think they should have as I have cheaper ones that do.

    If you’re looking for earbuds for working out or any kind of activity, next to the design that hook over your ear, personally I think you’ll be hard pressed to find a better pair.

    Sep 26, 2020 15:10
  • Review by Evolved1, 10 out of 10
    Great Feel, Functionality, & Sound

    The Bose Sport Earbuds bring a lot of versatility to your listening pleasure. These are designed to help you take on your workouts and rigorous activities without having to deal with wires, worry about them getting sweaty, or be concerned with them falling out.

    First things first, let me share that these don’t really have noise canceling abilities. However, these come with 3 sets of StayHear Max tips that you can use to find a tight, comfortable seal in your ear canal. This is key for a couple of different reasons. The first is that it helps to muffle out some exterior noise to provide better sound. The second is that it allows the earbud to sit closer to the ear for a snug fit while on the move. I have worn these for as long as 3.5 hours and I never had any discomfort. Once I made sure that the earbud was snug in my ear, I never felt it move during outdoor activities like walking, running, and yard work. As far as the ambient noise goes, the earbuds did a really good job of muffling things enough so that I could listen to whatever. My favorite test with any headphones or earbuds is mowing the lawn. While it didn’t block out the lawnmower completely, it was good enough where I didn’t think the mower was loud and annoying.

    To go along with that, I really liked the charging case. Compared to some others on the market, this thing is the hidden gem. The LED indicator on front is great to see the current status of what the case can provide. When full, the case will provide 10 additional hours of listening over 2 charges. It also claims to do a 15 minute quick charge that will give 2 hours of listening time. I was very pleased with the quick charging when I was shifting from activity to activity with downtime in between. I also love the magnetic snap when the earbuds attach to the case for the charging. That is so much easier than others that I have to squeeze and conform to the case.

    Lastly, you have to download the Bose Music app. This was super easy to work with and it allowed me to customize the name of the earbuds as well as set up the functionality of the right and left earbuds. I use mine to check the battery level, answer calls, and play/pause music. It’s great to be able to have that touch functionality without a button present. Hopefully, the software connection will come with future updates to have more options.

    All in all, the Bose Sport Earbuds are a great find. The sound is terrific and the fit is fantastic once you determine what set of tips fit best. I look forward to further fun when I try wearing them during longer runs and playing basketball. Not having wires and the sweat/weather resistance will allow me to push the limits of enjoyment with these earbuds.

    Oct 01, 2020 23:46
  • Review by APFLORES413, 10 out of 10
    Great noise canceling

    I am always looking for a wireless noise canceling ear buds for my devices. I enjoy my AirPods but they are a little too big for my ears, and they seem to slip out at any movement of my head. I was excited to try these Bose Sport Earbuds and was happy tryst they fit well in my small sized ears. After a few weeks here are my thoughts.

    Pros:

    -Easy set up. So before I was able to use them, you download the Bose App to maximize the effects and usage of these buds. Connection to my devices (both Apple and Android) were effortless.

    -Rich sound: they offer such a nice rich sound, weather watching a movie, tv show, or listening to music, all around sound quality is amazing. When using for phone calls, the bass is not too high and I can hear the other callers really well.

    -Noise cancelling: this is where I feel they truly shine as an earbud. I was watching my Lakers on my tablet in the restroom because we have an air filter that turns on with the light switch, which can get rather loud. Testing them in that room, I was able to still hear the play by play without any straining (no pun intended). I then transitioned to watch a Star Wars movie and again was met with such clarity of sound, hearing the mix of dialogue and music while subduing that fan noise. Moving onto my music library I was able to get a great sound listening to some AC/DC guitar playing and not having to increase the volume to much because the noise cancelling was amazing.

    -Fit: as stated before, these Bose Earbuds fit really well in my ear. They feel comfortable and they come with two sizes for wingtips. The default wing tips are the smaller ones and they fit nice and I was able to do some light jogging with the, on, not feeling them loose or about to fall out. This is a major plus for me as my AirPods feel weird because of their size, along with the stem touching my cheeks.

    Mixed feelings

    -Wireless charging/battery life. They come with a charging case, the earbuds themselves gives you decent battery life. I timed it to about 5.5 hours of constant use before they needed to be recharged. I wish they were just a little more in the battery life, maybe an extra 2 hours for those who take cross country flights, a solid 8 hours would have been ideal.

    Overall, I am really excited at Bose’s Sport Earbuds.

    Oct 07, 2020 18:01
  • Review by JKinSYR, 4 out of 10
    Underwhelming earbuds that underperform

    In the box you get your Bose Sport Earbuds and 3 sets of eartips (S, M, L), the charging case, USB-C to USB-A charging cable, and recommended to download the Bose Music app from your devices' App Store.

    These earbuds are not at all what I would have expected from Bose, and trust me I'm a fan of Bose products. These are absolutely poor earbuds that don't perform up to the expectations of their selling price or to the rich quality of Bose.

    I have an iPhone XR and the earbuds were able to pair up quickly and I was ready to go. I like the pill case for housing and charging the earbuds because it keeps them protected well when they're not being used in my ears. The issues started to occur when I placed these into my ears. These can't stay put in my ears without constantly falling out. I know this is an anatomical issue that each person will have with his/her ear and shape. I have tried all 3 of the eartips provided and can't find a fit that works and I feel that is due to the poor design of these ear tips. The umbrella tip is far too bulbous, and according to Bose it's what they offer as the best suited fit for most to all ear types/shapes. The material used in these StayHear Max tips is not very good silicone. I compare the current tips on the Sport Earbuds to a pair of MIE2 Bose headphones that fit extremely well in my ears and never fall out. Not sure why the design team made such a flawed umbrella tip design that just doesn't work well, and has too much material to fit into/onto the canal area comfortably. These are supposed to be sport headphones for moving and running, but I can't trust these to stay in my ears when I walk from my desk to the fridge because they fall out. Let alone the design of these earbuds is just too bulky and not very form fitting or pleasant to look at. I feel like I look like Shrek when I'm wearing these because they look like bolts coming out of my ears.

    As for the simple touch controls on these headphones, the features are truly underwhelming. Your right ear bud gives you Siri with one tap. Also a double tap on the right earbud answers a call, since this also is the side with the microphone. One nice feature is that in the Bose Music app you can toggle on/off a feature to stop the music when the earbud senses it is not in your ear any longer. The double tap starts or stops your music when listening to music. The left earbud is next to useless because the touch feature you can set is either 1) to skip forward a song or 2) hear your battery level. As for changing the volume on your earbuds, you will need to rely on your device. I was baffled by this shortcoming for a pair of headphones like Bose. If I'm using Bluetooth wireless earbuds, I'm using them because I don't want to reach for my device to control the volume up or down, or to unlock my phone to replay a song or forward a song. Bose dropped the ball on the touch features because they are lacking severely on innovation and technology at this space and price point. You can activate Siri, accept a phone call, play/pause music, skip a track. That's all the features built into the touch capability. You are not able to adjust volume up/down, replay a song, active ANC (because it's not offered), or bring up a built in equalizer sound setting preference.

    So let's get to the sound qualit