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  • -2 votes

    Here's to hoping that the Samsung Buds plus with come with decent ANC

    watched several reviews and the WFs dont seem to sit snugly in the ears, earpieces a bit bulky compared to other brands

    Also no wireless charging for the case, also bulky comparatively

    welp the downvotes, opinion based on this review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4_G-ulOV80&

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        aw that sucks, was hoping with the Airpods pro having ANC, Samsung would step up for some competition, looks like Sony vs Apple for now

    • +1 vote

      I have these earphones and definitely agree that they don't sit snugly in the ears. I had to use tips from other earphones that fit well for these to sit comfortably. On my second pair now because for some reason the first ones speakers failed and it started to sound like the sound was coming from down a well. Sony replaced them in less than a week though so I had that going for me.

    • +5 votes

      I use the WFs in the gym. Everybody differs in this regard, but I am having trouble keeping mine in. That being said, we're talking the most stressful situation for them to stay in where I'm getting quite sweaty. Have ordered some new tips - pretty damn expensive stuff for something I've no idea will be any better.

      I should point out, they never feel snug - regardless of whether I'm in the gym. They do an alright job of staying in, despite this - but when it gets to the sweaty bit, the problems start happening. This is just a personal gripe, though - who knows whether I have odd shaped ear canal.

      No idea why the bulk is a problem - other than making them heavier and more likely to come out.

      Noise cancelling is not too bad, but realistically, getting rid of noise is around 50% the fit of the tips. There is a vast difference between the two types of tips they come with (for me, everyone differs).

      Couldn't care less about wireless charging on case.

      I don't really dig the touch controls. They're a bit weird. Maybe I'll get used to them, but swiping and whatnot seems pretty stupid and not always very accurate compared to the plantronics ones I use that just have a few buttons. I don't like the fact that when I go to handle them to adjust them, it's very easy to cause a swipe.

      Other than that, seem pretty decent.

    • +2 votes

      Another one. Definitely do not fit tightly the Sonys. Not really sport-friendly!

    • +1 vote

      Agree with others. 100% regret purchasing these

    • +1 vote

      Personally I find the Samsung Buds to fit tightly enough to not even need ANC, though I wouldn't say no to it.

  • +1 vote

    Great price, cheaper than Amazon.

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    since the price are similar with Jabra 75t now
    ….

    Which one is better if I don't mind the NC function….

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      I feel like ANC on something this small is a gimmick. I still reach for my 65t despite having these for a few months now.

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    Is it good at phone calls? Compared to airpods?

    • +3 votes

      Main complaint for these is the microphone quality. Which is a shame really, I would have jumped on these already if the call quality was decent.

      • +2 votes

        I tested it before and after the update. Sounds great after the firmware update!

      • +1 vote

        You have to keep reading recent impressions and reviews because the updates change the functions quite significantly. Anything posted in the last 5 months is mostly invalid to your experience today.

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          interesting. You have updated yours and can confirm what ponchus said?

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            @lostn: I tested it in an office environment and it was perfect. Cant speak for the call quality outside though. I tested the call quality about 2 weeks ago.

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              @ponchus: the complaint was that it did a bad job isolating your voice from the noise around you. In a quiet environment, it was never an issue.

              This pertains to the person you are speaking to, not yourself. You will hear the call fine, it's the other person who struggled to hear you.

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                @lostn: Yup I know that. I was referring to the comments I got from the other person on the line. I'll test it out in a noisy environment and see if the quality of sound they hear is still as good.

    • +1 vote

      I find them completely useless for calls in anything but perfect background conditions. I turn bluetooth off when taking a call…

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        turn bluetooth off

        I hope you mean switch to phone/speakers, and not actually switch off Bluetooth in your phone.

    • +1 vote

      It's trash with mics. I've yet to find a good set of wireless earbuds that have a good mic. However owning both galaxy buds and the WF, the WF is clearer. Both trash for calling though. airpods would be better. Music wise WFs are king

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        "yet to find a good set of wireless earbuds that have a good mic"
        I had the first gen of these and they also sucked for calls. I've found the Jabra 65t to be excellent though - might be worth a try.

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      The latest update seems to have improved the quality of phone calls, at least for me.

      Before the update, it was barely usable in public places. Now it's better but still quite poor compared to the Airpod Pro.

  • +3 votes

    Tempting, anyone have these and can comment on if there's any sound delay on a video your watching on your phone?

    • +2 votes

      i didn't find any delays

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      No delay. Generally, for video playback, the video is delayed to sync with audio. Delay is more noticeable in games.

      That said, with the WF-1000XM3, the headphones can become out of sync for no good reasons sometimes. It's annoying but can be easily fixed by reconnecting.

  • +1 vote

    They are great, I love them. If anyone is difficult to please I am lol. They are just great regarding how the music sounds, every song sounds as it was meant to be. I can only speak as an android user using poweramp player, device/player are a big thing also, not just the earphones, headphones, speakers.

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      Do you use them while running? Do you have to constantly adjust them or do they make a thumping sound every time you step?

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    Will JB Hifi price match against this ?

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    picked them up from JB Hifi for $270 price match from this deal https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/513059 yesterday and sound fantastic better than the Bose soundsport.

  • +1 vote

    Have that, love it. I use it every day and NC works very well. I can't say much about call quality as I don't normally use it for the call. The only complaint, no waterproof. :( can't use for gym. Also, You can't run while wearing it. It's not secure enough to hold.

    • +1 vote

      I use them in the gym and no problems at all. BUT I recommend the moment you feel that your ears are sweaty, take the earphones off wipe the ear buds part dry, dry your ear also, and use again,also wipe your ears before use in general if you can, got a tissue etc. More dry ears from sweat and skin oils the better holding of the earphones is, prevent the sweat from getting to the sponge part and you're all good.

    • +4 votes

      I would be cautious buying via Gumtree unless you can do a thorough inspection first. A lot of very convincing fakes are made these days and many of these get sold on market places like Gumtree, eBay or FB.

    • +9 votes

      That's the spirit used earphones and ear wax and only pay an extra $13 excellent, checking gumtree now

  •  

    the last 3 days i have been researching alot about earbuds, honestly im gonna give the Sabbat E12 ultra a go. the reviews on them are all really good and alot cheaper than the sonys. either the sabbats or the Jlab Jbuds. i do alot of exercise, also need a good Mic, handy to be able to use them individually aswell, sweat resistant, noise cancelling and spare tips. the sabbats or Jbuds both have all i need. i suggest people check out youtube and see actually how many different earbuds are out there. its insane

  • +3 votes

    this is almost useless when used for calls..

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    Does anyone use these while running? I'm tempted for the sound quality, but these will be useless if I can't use them while going on a daily jog without constantly having to adjust them. Do they make a 'thumping' sound every time you step?

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      The Jaybird True wireless are meant to be the best for sports.

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        Yeah, although I hate how you can't listen to each bud on its own, and no passthrough audio.

        Have you got any experience with the Sonys while running?

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          @corvus85, check out the Sabbat E12 Ultras man. they have everything i need for exercise. also check out the Jlab Jbuds epic air sport. see what you think of them and let me know. as far as i have seen in reviews so far they are awesome and cheaper than the rest.

  •  

    These are the best purchase I have made for productivity

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    I don't know why people are buying these for the gym. They aren't even waterproof.

    Get the Jabra 75t. Not only do the Jabras sit better in the ear, they actually sit flush and not stick out

    These sonys are too big and will flop around and fall out if you're using them for gym

    Bottom line these are made for people sitting around on a plane or commutes to work

    • -1 vote

      You can't use each earbud independently, and apparently they sound like ass, so pass.

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        Why would you want to use them independently? Just turn on transparent mode if you want to hear others around you

        They don't sound like ass, I have a pair and they have amazing bass

        Its funny how you make claims without actually using the product

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          Because there are situations where I want to listen to things discreetly, like audio instructions, and having both in at the same time is finicky and unnecessary.
          If they could do this, I'd buy them instantly.

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          Turns out you can use only the right one on its own, because (according to Jabra's website):
          'The reason why the left earbud cannot be used alone is that the left earbud is only connected to the right earbud and not directly to the mobile device. It is only the right earbud that is connected to the mobile device. This is the same for all Jabra true wireless products.'

          And wow, as a telecommunications engineer, that is a horrible cost-saving method of communicating with the phone. It's asking for intermittent connection issues, uneven wearing of the earbud batteries, and higher latency compared to those which have both earbuds communicating with the phone simultaneously.

          That's an instant pass from me.

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            @corvus85: Cool, haven't had one dropout yet and there's no latency

            In fact, there are more reports on dropouts on the sony than the Jabra

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            @corvus85: as far as I understand, that's a limitation of the current Bluetooth standard, the new BT (5?) (5.2?) standard will address that. Afaik The Airpods Pro use a Apple only spec that allows for each bud to talk to an iPhone independently.

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      Jabra 75t are currently around $280 off of Kogan/Dick Smith. Reckon it's worth waiting for a deal or buy em right now?

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    honestly some of the best earphones I've ever used. ANC is great, obviously not as good as its headphone brother but surprisingly decent for its size. Battery life is a little lackluster.

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      Do you use them while running? Do you have to constantly adjust them or do they make a thumping sound every time you step?

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        no absolutely not, i have separate jaybird X4s for running. These XM3s are heavy and large, walking down the stairs you can feel them bob around in your ear canal. Definitely not for fitness.

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        You poor bugger, @corvus85! You asked that question so many times and finally someone (@Skarkhunt 42) answers. I love your persistence!

  •  

    I'm actually somewhat disappointed by these earphones. I've been using them for a few months now, and the right earbud will drop out fairly frequently. I've already got it set to prefer connection strength instead of quality, which helped a little, but it still happens.

    • +1 vote

      weird thing is I've noticed when i change the setting to prioritise audio quality, my audio dropout issues stopped.

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        See I only swapped to prioritise connection strength after I started getting some dropouts.
        Maybe it’s time for me to try connection quality again. There’s been a few updates since I made the swap.

  •  

    I use it for my daily commute on buses and the ANC is great.
    However I don’t really like the fitting and it doesn’t sit in the ear too well. Always feel like it’s falling off, but I’ve shakes the head quite hard and it holds… sometimes.
    Also wish it had wireless charging.

  • +2 votes

    I have these, galaxy buds, and WH1000xm3. I think these buds were overhyped too much, they sound good but not amazing. They feel heavy and wobbly in the ear and always has a feeling like they'll fall out anytime you walk around. After about 30 mins they feel uncomfortable, I can't imagine trying to wear these all day. ANC is also quite weak and nowhere near the level of the over ears headphones, tbh I can barely notice any difference with galaxy buds when I'm playing music at normal volume.
    My recommendation: If you want ANC, then get the WH1000xm3 and if you need portability then get galaxy buds.

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      I also have these and the galaxy buds. Both fit fine to me, not at all wobbly. Maybe a little at first but you play around with the multiple eartips they give you to get the right fit. I generally run 5km a day outside and not once have they fallen out and I'm a sweaty guy.

    • +1 vote

      Agree. Definitely overhyped and music sounds..fine.