Top positive review
Long battery life. Slim light weight design.
February 2, 2019
Update:February 8th - Be aware and keep in mind when you tuck the ear pieces into your shirt, that the ear buds can and will come off of the ear piece and you can lose your earbuds.
Update: February 5th
Battery level is still at 70%!?! Crazy long battery life. I've been using it all day and it hasn't lost a percentage!?!
Update: February 4th
Battery level is at 70% 2 days later! I was also able to use it in the shower while watching Netflix!(Use at your own risk) I must say the IPX6 rating works. Only issue that came up after the shower was I wasn't able to turn the Q5 off. It would just beep on me. But after a few mins of drying it out and shaking it I was able to turn it off. I probably won't be shower with it again just to be safe. The dual connect works like. Charm. I was able to connect to my Laptop and phone with ease. Still very much Happy with my purchase.
I purchased the Q5 to replace an LG HBS912 that I had for about 1 year. I was looking to find another neckband that was more durable, slimmer and able to fit under a collar without it being bulky. Also have long battery life with great sound. The Q5 managed to check off all my requirements and more! Though I've been using it for only 8 hours now it has already surpassed my expectations in battery life! It came charged and ready to go from 100% and 8 hours later it has only dropped 10%!?! During that time I played Pubg mobile for an hour at high volume which sounded great! I was able to easily hear incoming footsteps and and communicate flawlessly to my squad. I had watched Netflix which sounded great and talked on the phone and listened to music.
Now for the NEGATIVES: Which really just comes down to one thing for me. It's not retractable. Even with the magnets that keep the earpiece together, it's pretty much a long necklace that can snag and get caught on things. For me I'm a service worker. I drive and deliver. So I'm very active and I'm always carrying things. I have yet to use it for work but I know it's going to be a learning curve to keep it from snagging on something. I sacrificed that feature in order to have the longer battery life, the water/sweatproof, and the overall slim factor that won me over. I guess time will tell how much this might affect my overall experience.
I would highly recommend the Q5! For the price and all that it brings to the table, why not give it a shot.