Customer Review

Reviewed in the United States on September 11, 2018
I use earbuds mostly while sitting at my desk. I like true wireless so that I don't get caught every time I reach to grab something or turn to talk to someone. I've been using a pair of QCY Q29 earbuds for a while that I actually really enjoyed, but now that I've tried out these RL FiTerras, I'll never go back.

First, the sounds quality is great. I'll admit I'm not an audiophile, so I can't comment beyond the fact that they sound just as good as my laptop's speakers, my TV's speakers, my Q29s, and for me that's great.

The reason I'll only ever use my FiTerras now is because they have a couple of really great features.

First, the magnetic case presses the earbuds down into the charging docks to ensure that they're charging when encased. My Q29s were AWFUL at this - I had to constantly jiggle them or reset them until the light came on, and even then I was never 100% sure if they were charging. Sometimes I'd pull them out after a full day of charging and the voice was already yelling at me that the battery was low. EXTREMELY frustrating. Charging should be table stakes, but not everyone has gotten this right, so props to RL for doing it well with these FiTerra.

The really big killer feature that seals the deal for me is what I'm calling the "ear rest" design. In the second picture I uploaded, I hope you can see the thin little notch that sticks out at the top, right above the connection point for the charging pins. It's a seemingly innocuous design that you probably wouldn't think twice about, but it's actually insanely genius.

With my Q29s, the only contact point with my ear (i.e. the only thing keep it from falling out) was the rubber plug itself. They were kind of chunky earbuds, so there was a decent amount of weight floating out in the air away from my body, all hinging on that rubber plug from coming loose. I found them falling out ALL the time, so I even increased the size of the plug to jam it in there tighter (and jamming big stuff in my ear isn't exactly what I would call enjoyable), plus I would twist it around to try and find a better balance point; even then, they still fell out!

Aside from the Q29s, I've also worn Airpods. While a lot of the weight hangs down in those (in my opinion ridiculous looking) stems, the sleek, smooth component that goes in your ear still isn't very secure. Another example of Apple prioritizing style over function.

The little ear rest on these FiTerras provides a great support for the earbuds, and does so comfortably, without having to jam stuff in your ear. They are extremely comfortable AND stable. I've gone on jogs and shaken my head around and they don't fall out. It's so simple, but so refreshing, especially after using other products that have failed at this.

And all of this - great sound quality, killer features - comes at just $50!!! These should be priced with Airpods at $150+, so to get them at $50 is a steal. These are a must have for folks that want true wireless earbuds.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sound quality and features punch well above the $50 price point
By Rachelle Nelson on September 11, 2018
I use earbuds mostly while sitting at my desk. I like true wireless so that I don't get caught every time I reach to grab something or turn to talk to someone. I've been using a pair of QCY Q29 earbuds for a while that I actually really enjoyed, but now that I've tried out these RL FiTerras, I'll never go back.

First, the sounds quality is great. I'll admit I'm not an audiophile, so I can't comment beyond the fact that they sound just as good as my laptop's speakers, my TV's speakers, my Q29s, and for me that's great.

The reason I'll only ever use my FiTerras now is because they have a couple of really great features.

First, the magnetic case presses the earbuds down into the charging docks to ensure that they're charging when encased. My Q29s were AWFUL at this - I had to constantly jiggle them or reset them until the light came on, and even then I was never 100% sure if they were charging. Sometimes I'd pull them out after a full day of charging and the voice was already yelling at me that the battery was low. EXTREMELY frustrating. Charging should be table stakes, but not everyone has gotten this right, so props to RL for doing it well with these FiTerra.

The really big killer feature that seals the deal for me is what I'm calling the "ear rest" design. In the second picture I uploaded, I hope you can see the thin little notch that sticks out at the top, right above the connection point for the charging pins. It's a seemingly innocuous design that you probably wouldn't think twice about, but it's actually insanely genius.

With my Q29s, the only contact point with my ear (i.e. the only thing keep it from falling out) was the rubber plug itself. They were kind of chunky earbuds, so there was a decent amount of weight floating out in the air away from my body, all hinging on that rubber plug from coming loose. I found them falling out ALL the time, so I even increased the size of the plug to jam it in there tighter (and jamming big stuff in my ear isn't exactly what I would call enjoyable), plus I would twist it around to try and find a better balance point; even then, they still fell out!

Aside from the Q29s, I've also worn Airpods. While a lot of the weight hangs down in those (in my opinion ridiculous looking) stems, the sleek, smooth component that goes in your ear still isn't very secure. Another example of Apple prioritizing style over function.

The little ear rest on these FiTerras provides a great support for the earbuds, and does so comfortably, without having to jam stuff in your ear. They are extremely comfortable AND stable. I've gone on jogs and shaken my head around and they don't fall out. It's so simple, but so refreshing, especially after using other products that have failed at this.

And all of this - great sound quality, killer features - comes at just $50!!! These should be priced with Airpods at $150+, so to get them at $50 is a steal. These are a must have for folks that want true wireless earbuds.
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