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X9 Magnetic Bluetooth Headphones USD $1.99 (~AUD $2.70) from Zapals

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Saw this on Zapals' website. "X9 Magnetic Bluetooth 4.1 Headset Noise Canceling (sic) Sports Headphones" although I doubt it has noise cancelling feature nor is it for sports. However it's cheap at USD $1.99 delivered + likely GST/custom when it comes July.

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    Coupon brings price down to zero, so your only paying for shipping. How would GST apply to this?

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      I think it would all depend upon what price the seller declares on the package.

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      Outbound international postage is GST exempt as it is an export. Inbound international postage is taxed by the source country and not Australia. GST is applicable on domestic postage.

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    likely GST/custom

    Hmmm..thanks for the timely reminder, it'd interesting to see how this whole GST thing is executed from 1st July.

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      Aren’t Customs only going to be collecting GST on packages over $1000 (like it is now)? Anything under that will be the responsibly of the seller I thought. So good luck to the government getting any business in China to do their job for them 😂😂

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      GST is payable at point of sale by the seller, as shown on the invoice (if registered for GST in Australia).

  • +1 vote

    Classic OZB… I didn’t need it, but I got it as they’re $2.70 delivered. Thanks OP

  • +8 votes

    Oh wow, it has “high definition 1080P sound quality. It must be amazing haha.

  • +1 vote

    The noise cancelling feature refers to the mic, so the person you're calling can understand what you're saying.
    Every set of bluetooth headphones I've seen advertises this feature. So it's not really a feature.

  • +14 votes

    I bought these last time, just out of curiosity really.
    Anyway, they are mono and sound dreadful.
    Waste of time even if given away.

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      Would they be any good for listening to podcasts?

      • +5 votes

        If mono was not an issue and a thin tinny sound didn't trouble you too much then yes, I imagine a podcast would be tolerable.
        If it was a choice of listening to a podcast or not, i'd use these, but only if I had to hear the podcast to win a bet or a prize.
        But i'd go without rather than listen to music on them.

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        Since I could found no mention of A2DP, these HPs might be only receiving CVSD 8kb/s mono stream via HSP. The HPs will reduce the podcast audio to telephone call quality. https://www.ap.com/technical-library/more-about-supported-bl...

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          HSP = Halal Snack Pack?

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          Since I could found no mention of A2DP, these HPs might be only receiving CVSD 8kb/s mono stream via HSP. The HPs will reduce the podcast audio to telephone call quality.

          Is there a current BT chipset that only supports HSP?

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          @eug: Chipset capability is not the same as implementation. The manufacturer can choose not to enable A2DP even if the chipset is capable of it.

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          @alvian: Sure, but why would they?

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          @eug: Save on cost to make more money? Laziness? Solder on an additional earpiece to a cheap mono headset design and try to dupe you into thinking it is a pair of stereo BT headphones?

          Other than a bungled BT implementation or fraud, can you think of another explanation to account for the unacceptable sonic performance of these headphones? The technology for making dynamic transducer drivers has matured long ago and it is bloody hard to F.up the wired section.

          Mono music that sounded like an on-hold phone call is just what you'll get if A2DP isn't working.

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          @alvian:

          Save on cost to make more money?

          That was my point - if the chipset they use supports A2DP, it doesn't cost anything to enable it, because it's already there. It'll cost them time and money to actually reprogram each chip just to disable A2DP.

          Solder on an additional earpiece to a cheap mono headset design and try to dupe you into thinking it is a pair of stereo BT headphones?

          And that was my original question - are there actually still BT chipsets that are HSP-only?

          Other than a bungled BT implementation or fraud

          It'd have to be a false description, because if their listing says CSR and 4.1, the chipset definitely supports A2DP. Qualcomm only has 7 Bluetooth 4.1 chipsets and all of them support at least A2DP, with the higher end ones supporting aptX. Even their basic entry-level CSR8610 mono chipset supports A2DP, cVc, and multipoint.

          So either they're lying about the chipset they use, or they screwed up the implementation.

          Can't wait to receive mine now! :)

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          @eug: I see what you mean and I hope these BT HPs will work out okay for everyone's sake. Perhaps attfiecz2 received a faulty unit, or there may be a rare compatibility problem. Its just that attfiecz2's report was very critical on their poor sonic performance. Would you mind giving us your assessment when your HPs arrive in ~2 months time?

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          @alvian: Haha 2 months… it'll be like a surprise present to myself as I would have forgotten about it when it arrives. :)

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      I tried looking in the specs but I couldn't find out which BT profiles these support. If you're only receiving mono sound then it seems like these HPs lack the A2DP profile.

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      mono?? wtf.

    • +1 vote

      What exactly is mono? Does that mean only sound on one speaker?

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        it can mean that. But in this case it means there's no separation of the left and right audio channels. Ie, the exact same sound will come through both speakers. Kind of like when your dad used to listen to AM radio transmissions on a stereo system, but this will sound even worse.

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      yeh same i got two of the apple earphones looking bluetooth ones from a few months ago. sound dreadful and makes me prefer not using them

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    $3 for bluetooth earphones…no-brainer :)

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    2.64$ for me

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    Can you order more of these so they get bogged?

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    purchased!

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    Coupon code no longer valid
    Edit: nvm it's working now.

  • +1 vote

    watch out!
    bought these from last time.
    they sent me a pair which are both for the left ear!

    you will get what you pay for.

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    Oh why not… Got one too.

  • +1 vote

    Received mine today. Not stereo.

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    Received mine a few days ago. It's not stereo, but it does not use HSP as someone else claimed above - it supports A2DP, AVRCP, and HFP. It connects with A2DP to my phone.

    It does not use a CSR chipset as the listing claims. It uses chip with unknown specs by ZhuHai JieLi (AP1822AP1G485-8C4).

    Lack of stereo aside, audio quality is surprisingly good for $2.70 Bluetooth earphones.

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    got mine today. they sound rather good for mono phones. good as a spare in the car