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Old 01-03-2018, 08:18 AM   #376
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Can I make a conclusion that the Sony wireless NC earbuds are crap (from the fact that it's not being discussed here at all)?
You mean the wf1000x?

Not bad leh
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Old 01-03-2018, 09:28 AM   #377
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You mean the wf1000x?
Not bad leh
Ah ok, cos I scrolled back a few pages and it seems like Jabras and Samsung's are the most popular TWEs, didn't seem like anyone was talking about the Sonys. Wanted to pick up a pair but Amazon reviews are full of connectivity problems, so now a bit hesitant ...
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Old 01-03-2018, 11:30 AM   #378
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Can I make a conclusion that the Sony wireless NC earbuds are crap (from the fact that it's not being discussed here at all)?
I recall it was being discussed before. I just finished reviewing and sadly it was underwhelming, considering I have had high hopes on the 1000 series. The neckband and headphones are excellent, but the TWE version is not so.



Love the unique design but ANC is not aggressive, audio is generally clean, little compression artefacts considering it only supports SBC codec. The fit is not IEM-style tight, not like Bragi or Jabra sports fit, although they never fall off during my runs.

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Old 01-03-2018, 11:42 AM   #379
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I recall it was being discussed before. I just finished reviewing and sadly it was underwhelming, considering I have had high hopes on the 1000 series. The neckband and headphones are excellent, but the TWE version is not so.



Love the unique design but ANC is not aggressive, audio is generally clean, little compression artefacts considering it only supports SBC codec. The fit is not IEM-style tight, not like Bragi or Jabra sports fit, although they never fall off during my runs.

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i have chance to demo it when they pre-ordering it but it's not really fancy me..the SQ is too balanced..and one side of the earpiece..signal keep dropping.

the staff told me it can be due the unit they got is pre-production unit..but this really make a huge bad impression for me. as if you going to send the demo unit for the shop for consumer to decide on their pre-order and yet you give them a unit which full of issues.. how do you expect consumer to pre-order it?
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Old 01-03-2018, 12:02 PM   #380
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I recall it was being discussed before. I just finished reviewing and sadly it was underwhelming, considering I have had high hopes on the 1000 series. The neckband and headphones are excellent, but the TWE version is not so.



Love the unique design but ANC is not aggressive, audio is generally clean, little compression artefacts considering it only supports SBC codec. The fit is not IEM-style tight, not like Bragi or Jabra sports fit, although they never fall off during my runs.

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Actually the WF-1000X supports AAC as well.
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i have chance to demo it when they pre-ordering it but it's not really fancy me..the SQ is too balanced..and one side of the earpiece..signal keep dropping.

the staff told me it can be due the unit they got is pre-production unit..but this really make a huge bad impression for me. as if you going to send the demo unit for the shop for consumer to decide on their pre-order and yet you give them a unit which full of issues.. how do you expect consumer to pre-order it?
Ya I heard poor reviews on launch units, and Sony has apparently improved with new firmware. This review unit had no major connection problems. In fact, I faced worse with the Bragi The Dash Pro review unit.
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Old 01-03-2018, 12:06 PM   #382
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Actually the WF-1000X supports AAC as well.
Yes you are correct. AAC works only for Apple devices. Non-Apple devices do not have the other premium codecs like aptx, aptx HD, not even LDAC which Sony is proprietary.
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Old 01-03-2018, 12:26 PM   #383
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Thanks for replying. Will take a look at it in Stereo this Sunday.
It's 3rd party eartip replacement.
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Old 01-03-2018, 12:52 PM   #384
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Interesting. Might take a closer look at the neckband Sony. My wife has wh-1000xm2 and I kind like it except that headbands are a bit bulky (I don't normally carry any bag around with me), was looking for maybe TWE that can put in pocket 🤔
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Any recommendations for something to use at the gym?
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Old 01-03-2018, 02:31 PM   #386
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If can wait, then the upcoming sony WF-SP700N, 2nd gen wireless might be good since WF-1000X is their 1st gen.
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Just on board this TWEs train. Got this Jabra Elite Sport from oric1.

After much adjustment, settled with med earwings and removed all original eargel. Using samsung AKG earpiece eargel on this Jabra Elite Sport. It sealed super tight on my left ear while on right ear is just nice.

Music: The bass just felt right, just need to adjust it more. Im using POWERAMP player which can have further equalizer tuning. Yes it can achieve very nice bass boost.

Tried Gym with Jabra Sport App... and i would say, it is wonderful.

Heart rate is in sync properly, same as my Garmin Fenix 5x and also the same as treadmill and cross trainer.

Earbuds fit into ears tight, no loose feeling at all.

More review after weekend running.
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Old 01-03-2018, 04:40 PM   #388
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Interesting. Might take a closer look at the neckband Sony. My wife has wh-1000xm2 and I kind like it except that headbands are a bit bulky (I don't normally carry any bag around with me), was looking for maybe TWE that can put in pocket 🤔
I use neckband mostly as it is non-intrusive and long batt. Suitable for calls and music especially travels.
I have both MDR1000X as well as the neckband version WI-1000X. These are solid noise cancellers. Especially the MDR as compared side by side with Bose QC.

I did not try the TW versions though since it is still dangling outside your ears like the Bose SoundFree.

Most importantly, it has no protection against elements like water/sweat, since I use TW mostly for sports. So I dropped the idea of Sony WF1000.
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Any recommendations for something to use at the gym?
For me, so far, only Jabra Sport Elite works well, and the sound signature suits sports.
It has proper HRM (I mean comparable to those in Apple Watch and Garmin devices). I tested the HRM of Jabra Sport Elite while wearing Apple Watch monitoring HR. Than I tried using Garmin Vivo HR. They are very close.
Since I am not a super sportsman, a good enough HRM is good enough. Apple watch HRM is notoriously accurate as reported via various medical forums.

Out of all TW, Jabra Sport Elite has special sports app that enhances use in Gym training, and running. It has various exercises and routines to train. I think this is really unique to it.
Unfortunately, the latest Jabra Active Elite 65t, besides water/sweat resistant, has no other functions. Kinda sad. Hopefully they change their minds during final product launch and put in the features.
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For me, so far, only Jabra Sport Elite works well, and the sound signature suits sports.
It has proper HRM (I mean comparable to those in Apple Watch and Garmin devices). I tested the HRM of Jabra Sport Elite while wearing Apple Watch monitoring HR. Than I tried using Garmin Vivo HR. They are very close.
Since I am not a super sportsman, a good enough HRM is good enough. Apple watch HRM is notoriously accurate as reported via various medical forums.

Out of all TW, Jabra Sport Elite has special sports app that enhances use in Gym training, and running. It has various exercises and routines to train. I think this is really unique to it.
Unfortunately, the latest Jabra Active Elite 65t, besides water/sweat resistant, has no other functions. Kinda sad. Hopefully they change their minds during final product launch and put in the features.
they have one elite 65t active for sports...but I think it didn't have HRM function...

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