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Okay guys I recently ordered these on Amazon since I was in need of Bluetooth headphones. It has 4.5/5 stars on Amazon and for only $50, it wouldn't hurt to try them. Starting off, I really liked the packaging. It was love at first sight

When taken out, these headphones look really really good.



These has a unique design. They headphones are attached to the band that stays around your neck. Just pull them out the socket and put them in your ear. When you're done, put them back in the socket, which connects with a magnet that's on the back part of the ear buds.




They have controls that work well with the phone. They have Play/Pause, Volume Up/Down, Next/Previous and a phone button





The headset itself has its own volumes. You can set the volume for the headset and if its not loud enough or too loud, you can also make it louder or less louder with the volume button on the phones. There is also a bass booster feature that enables when you hold down Volume up and down at the same time and it sounds good for Bluetooth headphones. The only control that doesn't seem to work right is the fast forward/rewind button. It says to hold down the next/previous button to do this. The headphones itself makes the noise that makes it seem like its doing it but the song continues at normal speed. Not a deal breaker. I tried this with Google Music so it might be different with other players. It has a built in mic and I only made one call and the person said they heard me loud and clear. The headset will have its own notification to let you know about the call and the neck band actually vibrates which I think is cool

It comes with an app that reads the message but let me save another long block of text by simply saying: ICS=No Worky.

Another thing is when you have it on, the phone button works like voice commands. I have Vlingo on my phone and it only seems to work right with the In Car feature of Vlingo as everything with that is done by voice but I'm sure that's yet another battery hog.

Also when you pick it up, it feels very light and like it dangles so at first it felt like it could break easily but I'm sure its durable. The ear buds are also sweat proof and water resistant (Im sure read this in the description)



Okay sorry for the long review but I just wanted to get this out there for any one in search of a good Bluetooth set. I know us GNex users suffer battery issues but if you don't mind that or you have great battery life, I HIGHLY recommend these. These are some great Bluetooth ear buds and for $50 with how great it works and looks, you really can't go wrong. Hope this helped someone out there




http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0052Y...7344010&sr=8-2
 
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Does anyone know if any local stores like, best buy, target, staples, etc... sell this headset.
 
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I got the exact same ones about 2-3 weeks ago from newegg for $40. Awesome headset for the price. I've been using them almost everyday at work.
 
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Yea these are awesome. I didn't think they were gonna be this awesome and I was about to buy a pair of beats by Dre wireless but idk if I will now lol

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Yea these are awesome. I didn't think they were gonna be this awesome and I was about to buy a pair of beats by Dre wireless but idk if I will now lol

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The Beats By Dre has WAY too much bass...
 
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The Beats By Dre has WAY too much bass...
Well from what I've read the wireless ones has lesser bass than the actual corded ones. I might still get them but with these, I'm almost positive I've found my perfect Bluetooth headphones
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I just returned the ibeats earbuds to best buy last week. Those were by far the worst headphones I have ever owned.
 
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I searched the entire market and this is the model that struck me.
Now that you have owned this piece for about 4 months, can you tell us the pros and cons in real usage ??
I am mainly looking at Multipoint connectivity an iPOD and my Galaxy Note at the same time. Is that possible with this model ??
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I've had these since at least November. I use them almost every single day at work. I use them while jogging, working out, shopping... basically everywhere.

I bought my sister and her boyfriend each a set for Christmas.

I've said it a few times but these are literally my favorite tech purchase of the year. For wireless they sound excellent. I don't expect audiophile quality out of any wireless equipment, but these did surprise me for the price. The design is superb. I love being able to have one ear bud in at work listening to podcasts while the other bud is safely stored away. The battery will likely outlast your nexus and as long as you plug it in each night you shouldn't have any issues there.

I've had mine for 6 months and they don't seem any worse for the wear. I try to wipe them down after jogging / working out, but other than that they don't get any special treatment.

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Great. This surely helps me make the decision.

Anything you can say about the multipoint connectivity?
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