Top positive review
These work great for multitasking at work and at home
April 15, 2018
I have been on a bit of search lately for some good wireless headphones- for both work and recreation. I work in an office half the week and at home the other half. When I am working I am connected to my PC/laptop and have Skype for Business installed to make and receive calls. Also, a good majority of my days are stuck in “spreadsheet land” where I am spending hours getting quotes prepared for our clients. Normally, I’ve used a single wireless single ear piece to use for Skype and was also using the same to listen to music and podcasts to help the time go by when in “spreadsheet land.” While, the single earpiece does the job it’s not quite as fulfilling to only have music coming through my left ear only. Also, a few months back I purchased over the ear wireless headphones to use for the music and podcast purpose. Albeit, they work great it can get a bit tiring switching headphones...especially when I have a call coming in. So, I wanted something that I can do for both...and it seems I have these that work really well. I paired these headphones with my laptop through its Bluetooth manager and it worked without a hitch. I am also able to have all the computer application sounds go through the headphones as well. When I use to make a call it automatically switches to a single piece where the microphone is and my calls have been great and everyone on the other end seem to hear me perfectly fine. Once the call is done I can go back to listening to Spotify, my podcasts or whatever I have pulled up playing on a website and it automatically switches back to dual earpieces. The sound is great for these small, in-ear pieces! One note of issue that I had, which is NOT a product problem, however, entirely a Windows 10 problem- Windows 10 makes Bluetooth sharing an absolute nightmare. When one application is using the ear pieces, it doesn’t want to automatically release it to do something else. For example, if I am on a call and hang up at the end and want to go back to listening to music, I have to play and stop whatever that other source is a few times before it starts playing. It’s a minor annoyance but again, this is Windows 10. I work an IT service provider and all of our engineers have stated this has been an ongoing issue with all Bluetooth and Microsoft will get a fix in place at some point.
On a side note- I’ve used these earpieces with my iPhone 6s Plus and it works very well too. The range is great as I used these to make calls while I was spending the day going through files. Simple to pick up and end a call and the range is great. When I was done with my cell call my podcast that was playing before the call started back up where it left off. Made it very convenient to have both hands free to keep my calls going and to have my shows playing to help pass the time.
The headphones come in a nice little charging case meaning that the headphones charge while docked, even if the case isn’t plugged in- as long as it has been charged, of course. Also comes with a few different sized ear cushions for comfort depend on the size you need.
If you’re looking for something small, wireless and stereo for being able to communicate on the phone- all in one simple option- this will do the job well!