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After 3 months - Only charges with OEM Cable
Reviewed in the United States on May 2, 2019
** 1st UPDATE AT BOTTOM **
** 2nd UPDATE AFTER THIRD UPDATE**
** 3rd update**
It stopped charging (see 2nd update). I contacted support, and they asked me to try the original cable. I did, and it worked [rating upped from 1 to 3 stars]. This means I need to carry the one cable that works to charge my headphones? Why does it not work with the other cables that charge my other USB-C devices? bummer!
** 3rd update ends **
** 2nd update **
I've had it almost three months to the day, and it has stopped charging. Yep, it is a paperweight. I've contacted Bluedio, I will certainly post here what the results of that are. [rating dropped from 4 to 1 star]
** 2nd UPDATE ENDS **
Got it last night. Wore it at the desk all day today.
No problems pairing with my PC, mobile phone, and Cisco desk phone.
No complaints from other parties that they were not able to hear me.
Reasonably comfortable, but certainly not Bose-level comfort.
Music sounded great, but I am not an audiophile.
ANC was able to reduce the noise from co-workers, but not get rid of it entirely
PLEASE release a firmware update with a native speaker for whatever language the "assistant" is speaking. Or just beeps - I really find the heavy accent jarring.
Power & ANC buttons have fine placement, but the buttons themselves often require me to catch a fingernail to get them to move side-to-side
Media control buttons (+/- & play/pause) are awkwardly placed on the top front of the right ear assembly. The actuation is fine, but either a head-turn to the left or an elbow out to the right (or both) is required to get my fingers on them without any unnatural wrist twists. Could be better.
This is just the first day, I'll offer additional insight after a week, check back on May 9th. I'll be wearing it in the gym 3 of those days (the reason I bought them), and will let you know.
** UPDATES **
Getting used to the media controls, and I feel that the placement is adequate now.
These work 4/5 in the gym;
- the range is really good, I was able to walk across the gym and into the bathroom with no audio consequences.
- I find that wearing over-the-ear headphones tends to discourage social interaction with others. Depending on what your goal is in the gym, this can be a pro or a con (it's a pro for me).
- Only issue I had was them not staying on really well for prone exercises like a flat bench... not a big deal, and I don't think you'll find an over-the-ear that does well with this.
- the bass (as another reviewer noted) is a tad overpowering, but, for me, that helps in the gym
For the price point, definitely adequate, and recommended IF your desires match up with what the reviewers have found.