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Waterproof - No Way...
Reviewed in the United States on April 28, 2022
I'm in the winter of my youth and I've used wired headphones before but never succumbed to trying wireless bluetooth ear buds before. I spend a lot of my time either hiking on backwood trails or working in and around my yard and I love my 60's thru 80's music so after I loaded all of my cd's onto my android phone I decided that it was time to suspend the use of my standalone small bluetooth speakers and look for a pair of bluetooth ear buds that could handle all of the sweat that I expel while working in the hot summer sun or while hiking the backwood trails. In the title these ear buds are touted as being waterproof but after a few googles I learned quickly that the IPX4 is water resistant at best but definitely not waterproof. These couldn't last while taking a shower but they would be resistant to water drops, water sprays, and the occasional splash of water. So even with some questionable waterproof wording to describe these ear buds I decided to give them a try and here are the good qualities I've encountered so far: they paired very quickly for me, I've had JBL bluetooth speakers that I had to work with to get them to pair but these proved to be no problem whatsoever, I loved the fact that their carrying case allows me to charge them when the batteries are low and I also can't wait to use them for an extended period of time to see if they last for over to 5 hours’ music playtime on a single charge. The only real drawback that I've noticed so far is that these ear buds supposedly have a built-in active noise cancellation mode that detect external sounds and cancel them, effectively allowing to reduce 90% of background noise from entering the ear canal but I tried to use them while riding my lawn mower and I couldn't hear the music well enough to discern who was singing and what they were singing but maybe it was not designed to cancel out that much background noise. I successfully used them while trimming parts of my yard with a push mower so there much be limits to how well their noise cancellation works. Overall these ear buds sound great when the background noise didn't overwhelm them and for the price and based on all of the pros and cons that I found during my use I would rate these as 4 Stars but in light of the Waterproof description which at the very least is misleading if not fraudulent so for now I will assign them with 3 Stars and depending on their quality and durability over the coming months I may come back and provide them with the overall rating of 4 Stars that they probably deserve but seriously the company needs to come back and remove the "Waterproof" label from this product!