Third time not lucky
So I bought these puppies in February after reading a great review online, so I forked out the $500 and was like the cat that got the cream. Got them paired up to my phone and wow the sound was really good.Fast forward to August and a new firmware update came out so I thought why not, could take up to 60 minutes it said no problem so I popped the kettle on and made myself a nice cup of nescafe blend 43 cleaned the house and went to check to see how the update was going ..that sucker had moved 2 mm if I was lucky .Back to the shop where I bou...ght them after an email to sennheiser saying they where possibly faulty. The place of purchase didn't have any so I took a leisurely hour drive in peak hour to the nearest store to get my replacement pair.Got home and like a kid in a candy store ripped the wrapper and charged them up ...same thing wouldn't update, right side went flatter quicker than.left, drop outs. So they where popped into an express post bag back to Sennheiser (at my expense but hey was probably cheaper than driving an hour and a half back to the shop,) Got my replacement replacement pair as they too where deemed "faulty" so once again charged them up ..And lo and behold I got them to update after being very persistent...popped them in my ears and took my dogs for an hour walk while listening to the dulcet tones of Cyndi Lauper ( if you haven't heard her sing At Last as Molly would say do yourself a favour..that last note) all was going swimmingly until I tried to skip Madonna material girl and I was greeted by this lovely lady repeating over and over and over again "volume min" see even she doesn't like Madoona.( what's white and lays on the bed..Madoona) anyway rhis lady wouldnt stop i tried turning them up by the right ear bud and my phone but no she kept fighting me and down to minimum volume they went..if they didn't cost me half of a weeks wages they would of been turfed into the bush...so my last 30 minutes of the walk was spent listening to my dogs puffing and the occasional kookaburra laughing at how i sounded as I belted out Mariah Carey all the way home.so I popped them.in the charging case for a bit and went back and tried them again and yay I had killed that woman well so I thought ...that was until today as I settled in for my 1 hour and 40 minute flight to go back to work I placed my fancy Sennheisers in my ears and the guy sitting next to me popped on his over ears Beats by dre i had a little chuckle to myself they are so 2018.Anyhoo as i was tapping away to my tunes the in flight service came through and i went to turm them down and there she was again "volume min" lady i must of said it out loud "oh my god would you just p..s off lady" to which the cabin crew said to me I was only asking if you wanted a meal sir ..I apologised profusely and was given my meat and spinach gozleme ( all I can say is no q....s) they came through and cleared our rubbish and cabin crew was a bit snippy when I asked if she wanted to buy a pair of near new black ear rings that sometimes talk to you and would match the pink on her uniform. Back into the charging case they went ( I was smart this time and had it in my pocket) and took them.out a few minutes later ..they lady was gone but so had everything else they now won't connect to my phone and I am writing this on a two and a half hour bus ride to work listening to not my very extensive spotify playlist but 50 miners sniffing burping and the occasional botty burp thrown in for good measure. Winning
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A pleasure to listen too.
I used Loyalty points to acquire these headphones after being disappointed with the sound quality of a more mainstream brand. From the moment I put them in my ears, a couple of months ago, you could tell why these are priced high. The sound and detail is exceptional for a pair of in-ear wireless buds. I waited though before reviewing them as they had a few bugs and thought firmware could address these. Now with the latest (1.26) firmware I believe the bluetooth connection/disconnection bugs have been addressed and the mic call quality through ...them has improved. I still don't think they are perfect(4.5 stars if it were an option), they still need to be charged regularly and it would be great if they could sync to more than 1 bluetooth source at one time, (and for their RRP noise cancelling would help justify the price tag) but that aside they are a great set of wireless headphones. Are they worth $500 AUD rrp? I wouldn't say so, but some places sell them for $400, or if you can leverage a loyalty points program, you won't be disappointed. They are will built and the case is great (while lacking wireless charging).
Purchased in June 2019 at Qantas Frequent Flyer.
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Great sound quality
I’m an avid headphone lover since I was in secondary school. So I have a quite a few pairs of earphones/headphones which I use them in rotation.
Since 2018 (or new iPhone took a ‘courage’ to remove the headphone jack), we’ve been bombarded with lots of new wireless earphones. Although I’ve been using QC35 and 1000XM3, these were my first time using wireless earphones.
Before I bought these, my go to choice of pairs of earphones had been IE80 and B&W C5 Series 2. However, ever since I bought TrueWireless, I mainly use these earphones because w...
Purchased in February 2019 for $499.00.
Excellent sound, and comfortable but painful bluetooth
Used these now for a week or two. Very impressed with the sound and comfort.
Reason for 3 stars and not 5 is due to the fact that I have to consistently unpair and pair again when taking them out of the case. In other words the auto reconnect does not seem to work well.
I pair them to a Samsung Note 8.
For earbuds that cost $499 that is unacceptable.
Hope a firmware update will fix it after which I'm happy to change my rating to 5 stars.
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