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Good build, decent ANC, poor sound quality/coverage. Do not have high expectations from the reviews
12 October 2018
Headphones came in good condition. The only pros is that the build quality looks and feels sturdy. However, there are a lot of things not on par. The sound quality, for starters, is just really poor. When I first tried it, I thought that the clarity was below average. Tried tuning it with the equaliser. But even after non-stop testing for over an hour, I still could not get it to sound as I'd prefer. I concluded that either the audio itself is poor, or something else is off. After browsing through, I believe I found the answer. The Bluetooth is incompatible with Aptx. Took me a while to find it, but finally came across from AliExpress. Though it does not say if it comes with AAC, I can only assume its not from the poor sound quality. I might be wrong, so please if the representatives can clarify on this I'm happy to change. However, my stance is clear that sound is not a strong point.
Bluetooth coverage also seems to be an issue. When I put my phone into my pocket while listening to music, it caused random distortions on sound output. My songs kept cutting off, as if there is an interference. I had to keep holding onto my phone while outside for the songs to sound properly, which is quite inconvenient. The ANC is decent, though regardless of music genre I could still hear faint static, which can be annoying after a while.
I am very skeptical of the reviews which listed full 5 stars. I had high hopes for the headphones after reading them, but it has truly been disappointing. For a $110+ headphone, it should not have such massive cons. Heck, there are cheaper headphones that provide better bluetooth profiles than this.