Wireless bluetooth EAR BUDS recommendations

kingsen

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Is the Sony wf1000xm3 still worth buying ? Given the upcoming 11.11 discounts maybe can slash price to around 160. Or is there any other recommendations? Mainly for music , videos. Have not tried anc yet, feel like getting a value for money one to try out.
 

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Its best to head down to an audio shop like ConnectIT and physically try it on

Wf-1000xm3 earbuds are rather big and chunky… not everyone like it

cheap is one thing but if it doesn’t look good on you or it hurts your ear after you wear it… what’s the point

another thing to try is ANC… especially if you have never worn Earbuds with ANC
Some people are not comfortable with the “vacuum” or the “emptiness” within their ears after activating ANC
 
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Its best to head down to an audio shop like ConnectIT and physically try it on

Wf-1000xm3 earbuds are rather big and chunky… not everyone like it

cheap is one thing but if it doesn’t look good on you or it hurts your ear after you wear it… what’s the point

another thing to try is ANC… especially if you have never worn Earbuds with ANC
Some people are not comfortable with the “vacuum” or the “emptiness” within their ears after activating ANC
Noted on this bro. Will go and try it out first. Thanks for your informative reply! Appreciate it.
 

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Can consider Samsung buds pro too. Best sound quality, compact case and all controls available on buds.
 

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2 LDAC capable true wireless earbuds.

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Technics case is smaller than Sony's but does not have wireless charging. Technics buds are smaller and more comfortable in the ears, the tips come in 7 sizes.

It is possible to have all controls on the Technics and can be customized via the app. For Sony, you'd have to choose between volume control or ANC/ambient control.

The Technics sound the opposite of the Sony. Sony sounds very smooth with excellent detail retrieval and resolution. The Technics has a brighter and more exciting sound signature. The high-mid are boosted, and the bass sounds bigger than the Sony. Detail and resolution on the Technics is excellent as well. The Technics might appeal to people who find the Sony "dull", while the Technics may sound more fatiguing due to the brighter high-mid. Mids and vocals of the Technics come across as natural without sounding robotic or tinny. The bass on the Technics has more impact, maybe due to its larger 8mm drivers as compared to the Sony's 6mm driver.

The just my voice feature on the Technics works really well. Think of it as ANC for talking, it filters out most background noise and only your voice is audible. Some tiny shortcomings will be your voice will sound flatter, and if you whisper, your voice might not be picked up.
 
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Me own it for the 2nd day now. It's worth the damn money. Really got the feel if you tweak the EQ. I'm following the EQ in the above video.
sounds good, missed the good deal on 11.11. Might aim for one on 12.12 or cyber monday.
 

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QCY T13. Excellent choice for sound quality (with EQ) and cheap price if you don't need ANC.

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Sound quality is clear and well defined highs and mids without sounding sibilant. Vocals sound natural. Bass is dominant, and sounds big, smooth and powerful. I reduced the bass frequency in the sound EQ settings on my Samsung flip 3 by 2 notches and they sound more balanced with warmth. Soundstage is expansive, not inside the head like most earbuds.

The touch control area is on the back of the buds, not on the stem. Controls can be set in the app. Single tap does nothing, double taps and triple taps can be set in the app, including volume control. Long touch on the buds cannot be customised, left skips a track backwards, right skips track forwards. The touch sensitivity is just right, however triple taps require pretty fast consecutive taps, else it will just register as a double tap. One annoyance is that there is only a beep when the buds are connected to the phone and nothing else. There's no beeps for the touch controls, so there's no confirmation on the touch operation.

Build wise, the earbuds and case themselves are made out of plastic and they feel really light and well made. The led lights on the buds show red when charging and does not light up when connected to the phone or in use. Either sides of the buds can be used singly, and the stereo channels are downmixed into mono when a single bud is used. Wireless range is good, didn't encounter any disruption even in crowded areas. Comfort is excellent, I didn't encounter any pain in the ears even after a few hours of wearing them. Mic quality is good.
 
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Creative BF promo Outlier V3 @ $79(U.P. $89) with free delivery. Have to subscribe to their email newsletter and click through the link from the email in order to access the promo prices.
 

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Popular also got same promo got outlier air v3 at $79.
 

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After buying several brands the past 2 months, can safely and definitely want to recommend the following to anyone looking to own TWSes:

1) Edifier TWS1 Pro
- My favorite of all those I have bought to try. Sound is really fantastic. I'm unsure what the exact word is but the sound these buds produce are much "broader" than other brands, feels very high quality. I got the Pink one cos it's my favorite color and they're cute as hell. Fantastic, worth the money, truly value for money is what I'd think as I paid around $40-$45 for these via Lazada.

2) Sennheiser CX 350 BT
- Build quality is bit stupid and not balanced but can't fight the sound. Based on this, I'd say most of all Sennheiser's products should be equally good. Can't wait to have money and try their headsets and TWSes. The sound from Sennheiser is balanced and so they are very comfortable to listen to for long hours.

3) Baesus ENCOK WM01
- For $13-$18 these are best value for money. I owned the Teal one and just ordered the Purple last week for other devices. I was initially concerned because the beep sound when it's paired is concerning (sounds muddy/cheap), but when music/video plays the sound is crisp and extremely good especially concerning the price. I am most surprised they support AAC codec which some of the $100+ TWS don't even have.

4) Haylou GT6
- Half in-ear TWS ala AirPods. Despite that I find the bass very strong and the sound is loud. I don't have much complains about this and it honestly performs VERY WELL considering the $9.99 I paid on Haylou Shopee (they gave some random flash 50% off for GT6).

5) Haylou MoriPods
- Yeah I own the MoriPods too. While GT6 is more bass-heavy, MoriPods have a balanced and comfortable sound output for long hours (similar to Sennheiser). Between GT6 and MoriPods I can't choose a favorite, but MoriPods win me over because of the colorway (I have the Pink one <3)

6) QCY T13
- Standard affair and highly recommended by the usual Gamesky, SeanTalksTech for a reason. For the price, the sound output is more than decent and it does everything well enough. Too bad it doesn't have more codecs but I find a bit more value from Baesus and Haylou sadly. But still good. At least there's an app!

7) Edifier W820NB
- Another pair but these are headphones, that are highly recommended by Gamesky, Seantalkstech, etc. Superb value for money, for $50 or so you get ANC, Transparency/Ambient and Game mode and app support (something I wish TWS1 Pro had). Buy the grey like me cos it's the nicest looking but honestly no complains. I could spend $300 more for the Sony but uh the Edifier really, does, really really really well.

DO NOT RECOMMEND:

1) HappyPlugs

I took a weird plunge and got some of their neckband earphones. First pair had the rubber melt off due to old age. The replacement pair had advertised 5 hours but lasted 1 hour (meaning those are old pairs in warehouse and they're desperate to clear). Sound output is a huge "meh". I don't dare to shell out the money to get the Air 1 ANC but heard they're terrible. I'd be keen to buy the Air 1 Plus due to APTX support but will see.

2) Sudio

Just a bad experience buying the ETT because of slow shipping overall. I returned them before I even opened the thing. The ETT in particular is ANC and/but only supports SBC which baffles me. Glad I could return them.
 

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Pink??

Are they strong at bass?

You referring to Edifier TWS1 Pro? Comes in matte grey, and ivory/beige and pink. Bass is stronger than most out of the box. the sound they provide is very strong. despite a stronger bass I wouldn't classify them as a "bass TWS", you still hear vocals and mids clear. It's really all around a fantastic product.
 

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After buying several brands the past 2 months, can safely and definitely want to recommend the following to anyone looking to own TWSes:

1) Edifier TWS1 Pro
- My favorite of all those I have bought to try. Sound is really fantastic. I'm unsure what the exact word is but the sound these buds produce are much "broader" than other brands, feels very high quality. I got the Pink one cos it's my favorite color and they're cute as hell. Fantastic, worth the money, truly value for money is what I'd think as I paid around $40-$45 for these via Lazada.

2) Sennheiser CX 350 BT
- Build quality is bit stupid and not balanced but can't fight the sound. Based on this, I'd say most of all Sennheiser's products should be equally good. Can't wait to have money and try their headsets and TWSes. The sound from Sennheiser is balanced and so they are very comfortable to listen to for long hours.

3) Baesus ENCOK WM01
- For $13-$18 these are best value for money. I owned the Teal one and just ordered the Purple last week for other devices. I was initially concerned because the beep sound when it's paired is concerning (sounds muddy/cheap), but when music/video plays the sound is crisp and extremely good especially concerning the price. I am most surprised they support AAC codec which some of the $100+ TWS don't even have.

4) Haylou GT6
- Half in-ear TWS ala AirPods. Despite that I find the bass very strong and the sound is loud. I don't have much complains about this and it honestly performs VERY WELL considering the $9.99 I paid on Haylou Shopee (they gave some random flash 50% off for GT6).

5) Haylou MoriPods
- Yeah I own the MoriPods too. While GT6 is more bass-heavy, MoriPods have a balanced and comfortable sound output for long hours (similar to Sennheiser). Between GT6 and MoriPods I can't choose a favorite, but MoriPods win me over because of the colorway (I have the Pink one <3)

6) QCY T13
- Standard affair and highly recommended by the usual Gamesky, SeanTalksTech for a reason. For the price, the sound output is more than decent and it does everything well enough. Too bad it doesn't have more codecs but I find a bit more value from Baesus and Haylou sadly. But still good. At least there's an app!

7) Edifier W820NB
- Another pair but these are headphones, that are highly recommended by Gamesky, Seantalkstech, etc. Superb value for money, for $50 or so you get ANC, Transparency/Ambient and Game mode and app support (something I wish TWS1 Pro had). Buy the grey like me cos it's the nicest looking but honestly no complains. I could spend $300 more for the Sony but uh the Edifier really, does, really really really well.

DO NOT RECOMMEND:

1) HappyPlugs

I took a weird plunge and got some of their neckband earphones. First pair had the rubber melt off due to old age. The replacement pair had advertised 5 hours but lasted 1 hour (meaning those are old pairs in warehouse and they're desperate to clear). Sound output is a huge "meh". I don't dare to shell out the money to get the Air 1 ANC but heard they're terrible. I'd be keen to buy the Air 1 Plus due to APTX support but will see.

2) Sudio

Just a bad experience buying the ETT because of slow shipping overall. I returned them before I even opened the thing. The ETT in particular is ANC and/but only supports SBC which baffles me. Glad I could return them.
how many ears do you have? 😲
 
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