Top positive review
Good product. Made great with some different tips.
February 2, 2018
I love these for a couple reasons. I had a set of Rowkin Bits for almost 2 years until they fell out of an unseen hole in a coat pocket and I got to watch them roll down a sewer in downtown Indianapolis. That’s the joy of having small headphones.
So I already know some of Rowkin’s positives and negatives. Yes they have some dropouts. All Bluetooth headphones do to a certain extent. These tend to do it more when I have both headphones paired and my phone in a front pocket. So I keep my phone closer and it lowers the amount of drop outs or I sit my phone somewhere and stay in range (the range is pretty good most of the time; I have a 2 story house and have left my phone upstairs with no issues while cleaning or doing laundry). With a single headphone (I use these more one at a time so I can hear around me) there’s never any drop outs. I’m not sure I buy their videos about “aligning the antennas” to prevent drop outs, but I guess they need to put out something. There’s no boom mic on this so the sound quality isn’t great during calls. I’m ok with that, as long as they can hear me.
As I’ve pointed out in my review of the Bit stereo, these headphones go from good to great with Comply Foam tips (600 series fits; very snug installation). The noise isolation, bass, and overall clarity improves dramatically with a good seal and fit. Comfort isn’t an issue at all with the foam tips and I’ve gone for 14 hours switching one single ear piece to the other in the same ear with no fatigue. The charging case made that possible. There’s no issue with the headphones fitting in the case with medium foam tips in my experience. It’s tight, but they fit.
Some others have complained that they don’t get a firm click when they close the case. Not sure if mine is different somehow but I’ve not experienced that. It clicks shut and won’t just open on it’s own. Charge is good, I’ve gotten several charges out of the case itself before I’ve needed to recharge it.
I really wish I could advance tracks with a double click, but for the size and audio quality (with the foam tips) I’m ok with how these work. I use my Apple Watch to advance tracks and adjust volume so it’s not a big issue for me.
The charging case feels nice and sturdy, and at it seems to be a nice median between the lipstick tube size Bit case that I used to have and watched roll away and the larger Bit Charge case (I’ve not owned a Charge but the size of that case is a turn off). The lipstick tube didn’t close once the headphones were in it either so there would be lint inside the tube. That case was magnetic too so anything metal would stick to it. The Micro case doesn’t seem to have any magnets and the size is just right for me. I can feel it in my pocket but it’s not annoyingly large. If anything I wish it wasn’t so shiny. It gets fingerprints pretty easily.
Overall I’m pleased with the Micro after losing my Bit. Everyone asks what I’m using because of how small it is so a few coworkers have purchased sets and been pleased as well.