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First impressions were good. But they didn't last.
8 February 2019
I bought these for an upcoming overseas trip in a couple months, so that I don't make the same mistake as before that if there are any problems they will show up within that time and can be dealt with beforehand.
I've tried out a few other brands on Amazon hoping to find those hidden gems but have ended up with something average or just generally disappointing/broken despite still costing around $80. I was initially impressed with these but unfortunately they were only able to last maybe under a week of use within the period of a month.
The pairing works well with most devices, phone/laptop/desktop but unfortunately is limited to 1 device.
The audio is clean and has pretty good quality as far as i can tell, I've noticed a few reviews saying that the bass is lacking, I'd have to disagree. Using standard sound settings on my Samsung, it is quite full and if you really want it hard you can use EQ adjustments/Bass Boosting and they handle it really well.
The ANC is much better than I expected for this price, especially since I've paid double for a pair of headphones with ANC that didn't do much more than put a sandwich on your ear. Don't misinterpret that as me trying to put these on a low benchmark. In a room with a computer with fairly loud fans as well as a wall mounted fan in the corner, I can put my head right next to either one and hear absolutely nothing. As with most ANC, the pressure can be a bit much with long use, especially if you aren't really used to ANC in the first place.
The buttons are easy to use and pretty straightforward, no complaints there.
As for battery life, I'd have to say they do last as advertised which is pretty nice if all you want to use at the time is the ANC.
The build quality looks and feels pretty good, the magnetic earpieces are a nice touch and even though I was initially a little concerned to not have a case, with the band they can just be left around the neck quite comfortably. Which honestly for travel, the less you have to pack away the better.
In my first review my main concern was them lasting until my trip, which as I stated earlier they didn't. Even for this price point, I don't feel this amount of use was worth it and while they are decent they could do a fair bit better.