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Best Value Wireless Earbuds Available
on July 7, 2018
For starters, I own a previous version of this product (Q29). I don’t remember seeing the Q30 or 31, but the Q32 wireless earbuds by Soundpeats improves several issues or obvious missing features. My biggest complaints about the previous version were 1. Inconsistent connectivity 2. Subpar earbud playtime 3. Really bad battery life on the case/battery/charger 4. Bad charging connection from case to earbuds
The new Q32 solves almost all of these problems and more. 1. The new 5.0 Bluetooth standard has created a more stable connection (as long as your hands or something else aren’t interfering). The way the connection appears to work is one earbud connects to the playing device while the second device connects to the first earbud. With the Q29 the 2nd earbud was constantly losing its connection to the primary earbud but I have not had that happen yet and I have been playing them solidly for the last few days. As an added bonus, you can now use the earbuds separately which is handy if you use it for phone calls or you need them to last longer by separating. Before, when the right (main) earbud “died”, you were out of luck, even though the other earbud was fully charged. 2. The new 5.0 Bluetooth standard does not give 150ft range (sorry folks) but what I believe it allows the earbuds to do is run more efficiently because based on a similar capacity, I get an extra hour of run time compared to the Q29. 3. The new charger case is, quite frankly, incredible. Previously with the Q29, the battery case would drain very quickly (within 2 days even without use). When the earbuds would separate from the case they would automatically connect to my phone, which is made worse when the case battery runs out because the lack of battery in the case would tell the earbuds that there was a separation which would then automatically turn on the earbuds which in turn drains the batteries on them. You can tell as soon as you feel the case (which is twice the size of the previous case but 5 times the weight = more battery). It has been several days now and I have not even dropped a battery level bar on the charging case. 4. Lastly, the new case and earbuds magnetically dock so that you know they are going to charge reliably.
These earbuds are not much different in size or shape from the previous model, which I appreciate. I can’t stand the Apple AirPod feeling in my ear. These are comfortable and with the right size rubber tip, they stay in easily. They also don’t have a flashing light like the older model so listening at night is not a bother to me or my wife. I will say that I was hoping for more with the hook attachments but they do not fit inside the charging case without twisting the hooks which requires a re-adjustment every time you use them. This imperfect fit also defeats the magnetic charging benefit because even with the hooks twisted to fit, they no longer pop into place with ease. One other tiny/minor issue I have is that the earbuds are now more oriented to a specific ear. Before I could wear an R earbud in my left ear and it would generally feel and look the same. I prefer to rotate earbuds between ears (when only using one) for the sake of hearing safety and overall irritation. This should be considered a minor issue now that both earbuds can be used independently.