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Old 20-02-2018, 09:53 PM   #316
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How bout Jabra elite 65t?

Sent from Samsung SM-N950F using GAGT
If you read a few pages before, you will see review of 65t.
Kindly do so.
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Old 20-02-2018, 10:19 PM   #317
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I owned both the original & the pro, the pro is definitely a big improvement compared to the original in term of connection.
can help to share your experience ?

it is really not CHEAP but if it is really that good, then why not ?
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Old 21-02-2018, 07:57 AM   #318
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Anyone has experience with those cheap china brands?

Cause my parents see me use truly wireless like cool they want to try try

Just wondering which one connection the most reliable among the china ones...
you can try QCY 29 from Qoo10
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Old 21-02-2018, 10:14 AM   #319
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can help to share your experience ?

it is really not CHEAP but if it is really that good, then why not ?
You are paying a premium for
1. Waterproof
2. Head Gesture sensors
3. Heart rate sensor
4. Activity sensor
5. Instant translation using iTranslate app (needs paid subscription)
6. Battery life (5 hrs x 5 charges)

These features are weaker compared to some other TWE
1. audio quality
2. audio streaming

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Old 21-02-2018, 01:32 PM   #320
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You are paying a premium for
1. Waterproof
2. Head Gesture sensors
3. Heart rate sensor
4. Activity sensor
5. Instant translation using iTranslate app (needs paid subscription)
6. Battery life (5 hrs x 5 charges)

These features are weaker compared to some other TWE
1. audio quality
2. audio streaming

is the heart rate monitor really work? i saw some review on bragi and user are complaining about the HRM function...
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Old 21-02-2018, 02:33 PM   #321
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HRM just buy a chest strap and sync to your phone
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Old 21-02-2018, 02:54 PM   #322
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is the heart rate monitor really work? i saw some review on bragi and user are complaining about the HRM function...
I used the Jabra Eilte Sport. It has HRM inbuilt and its pretty accurate.
Its water resistant not water proof, so Bragi has a positive for that.
BUT, i tried swimming with various water proof in-ears and they are freaking uncomfortable.
Pressure changes and music quality just drop. So in the end, I do not recommend in-ear for swimming. (I use bone conductor device hooked onto my googles to play music while I swim)
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Old 21-02-2018, 04:00 PM   #323
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Just did a test on Jabra Elite 65t at Stereo in Vivo.

As I use Jabra Elite Sport, I can do a direct comparison. For others, I based upon my previous testing impressions. Again, these are my personal views, and sound preference.

Primarily, I use TW for sports. Be it running, gym, etc. So the music choice is not exactly audiophile type (I have Audeze/Chord Hugo/Mojo for audiophile listening)

65t compared with Elite Sports
- Longer batt life. 5hrs compared to 3.
- Fits much better and quicker than Elite Sports
- Sound quality, mid and highs are fantastic. Crisp. Bass is addictive "enough" to push you while you exercise.
- Lighter than Elite Sports
- Connection is BT 5.0. No drops on first quick connection.
- No HRM, and no connection to Jabra Sport app for workouts/runs/coach. (I actually grown to like this)

Is it a replacement, not really, is it an upgrade, depends on what you use it for.

Compared 65t to Bose SoundSport Free, better seal, better NC. Bose has creamier mids, 65T has better bass and trebles. Looks wise, 65t makes sense, Bose dangles outside of your ear.

B&O E8 : I tried this twice from the shop. 65t basically sounds better. I feel it fits better than E8 (maybe its how my ear shaped). E8 sounds muddy. Lesser dynamics, even with the BEOPLAY app adjusting the characteristics of the E8 (I use P2, loved it for travels, that is why I know the app)

JBL Under Armour : The older one, fits bad, but sounded bass heavy and suited for gym and workout. 65t sounded more balance compared to that.

Jaybird Freedom 1 : Fits bad compared to 65t. Sounded great for its size, but faulty battery lasted only 2-3 weeks before it died. Exchanged it once and it died after 2x use. I moved to Jabra ever since. This has a wire linking both L & R, don't like it as compared to TW.

Apollo 7s : Fits ok, amazingly small. Sound is bit more muddy compared to 65t. Batt is only 2hrs-3hrs. Its pricey.

I did not test Youtube playback and delays as that is not usually what I do with this type of headset.
I wanted to but could not test the voice call capabilities of 65t (heard raving reviews on that one). It uses 2 mics.

Ok, here are just my short take on this. Will I get 65t? very likely. Jabra sports app is great if I can still use it, if not, i just use it with my Apple Watch. It works too. The sound is suited to my taste when doing sports, the batt life is great. If the voice calls is what it had been reviews, that would be great plus for me as I can use it for my freq concalls.
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I used the Jabra Eilte Sport. It has HRM inbuilt and its pretty accurate.
Its water resistant not water proof, so Bragi has a positive for that.
BUT, i tried swimming with various water proof in-ears and they are freaking uncomfortable.
Pressure changes and music quality just drop. So in the end, I do not recommend in-ear for swimming. (I use bone conductor device hooked onto my googles to play music while I swim)
i used elite sports (1st gen) as well...almost come to 1 year...the battery life start to deteriorate like really just 3 hours then gg
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Old 22-02-2018, 07:39 AM   #325
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So my Icon X 2018 arrived last night.

Fit is good. I used the default that comes with the buds.

Charging case uses USB Type C, which is good as almost all my devices are on Type C now except my Anker Power bank.

The onboard 4gb is good for occasions that you don't want to bring your phone along or phone is down on battery.

Have been listening from phone streaming (Poweramp, not online streaming services) for the past 20 mins+ and hadn't experienced any disconnection.

But, music does sound a bit flat. Have tried fiddling with the Eq settings in Poweramp but no help so far. Still acceptable to me. I'm not an audiophile. Battery life is more important to me.

Still can hear the train arriving at the mrt platform but a lot is blocked out. And the freedom from wire is great. Brings back the feeling when I first got my fake Studio Wireless.

Touch to inc / dec volume is flaky. Kept activating the pause instead.

For $213 (local warranty by Samsung 1 year), I like it so far. As for battery life, no much comment yet as today is first real use. And I think whenever the buds are in the case, it starts charging. It stops charging when full and light goes off. This is good for me as as long as there 2-3 hours battery life in it, it's acceptable for me. I don't usually listen for longer than that.
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Old 22-02-2018, 03:29 PM   #326
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So my IconX 2018 that I placed order for on 4/2 in Qoo10 (Seller: Gold Medal, anyone has experience with this seller?) had been stuck at Shipping Requested. Not getting this by CNY, while not life and death, will be very irritating as I'm going on a trip and being to bring it along will be a bonus. I had just told them that if it's not delivered by CNY when reviews are saying that deliver are done in 2-3 days, then I'm going to charge back it.
Is your order for grey color or black? I ordered mine on January and topped up $15 for it, until now it's still on Shipping Requested. They offered me grey color without refund but I said I'll wait for the black one.
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Old 22-02-2018, 07:06 PM   #327
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Is your order for grey color or black? I ordered mine on January and topped up $15 for it, until now it's still on Shipping Requested. They offered me grey color without refund but I said I'll wait for the black one.
Ordered Black as well. He replied me in the night that I cancelled my purchase.

Made my purchase on 16/2 through JT Mobile and got it yesterday. Black colour. Reasonable as they are closed for CNY from 16/2 to 21/2 (I think).
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Old 22-02-2018, 10:24 PM   #328
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is the heart rate monitor really work? i saw some review on bragi and user are complaining about the HRM function...

Not as good as my garmin chest hrm.
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Old 23-02-2018, 10:00 PM   #329
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Ordered Black as well. He replied me in the night that I cancelled my purchase.

Made my purchase on 16/2 through JT Mobile and got it yesterday. Black colour. Reasonable as they are closed for CNY from 16/2 to 21/2 (I think).
HI where can I find jt mobile?
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Old 24-02-2018, 01:11 AM   #330
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HI where can I find jt mobile?
Qoo10 lor. I did a search for icon x 2018 and they are one of the result.
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