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I bought these to replace my Bose SoundSport that my puppy chewed up. These headphones are great, sound is clear and the included ear tip options make it easy to find a nice fit. If it weren't for the problems detailed below then I would rate them higher.
The issue and reason for not rating these 5 stars is that I use these primarily while riding my motorcycle - IEM's are great on a bike as they work as ear plugs to protect your hearing and allow you to listen to music - but as soon as I hit freeway speeds the sound starts to cut out and sometimes stops completely. I've also experience a ringing noise that makes me want to pull over but thankfully stops after a minute. The remote on the cord also stops working at speed.
The issues I've had are with the remote/mic cable, I haven't tried the other cable as I have to be able to at least play/pause my music while riding.
My Bose had absolutely no problem at speeds over 100mph with the cord flapping in the wind. I've even used my Apple headphones, but they're just uncomfortable. For most people, I'm sure these work fine. Just not for my needs.
Thank you for writing very detailed review. My apologies to be so blunt, but there shouldn't be any reason why the earphones fail in freeway speeds. Either the cable is somehow not working properly, or it is not properly connected. Did the Bose earphones have a microphone? I wonder if this has something do with the 3.5mm plug.
I´d be glad to help as I have used lot of earphones while driving a motorcycle and these should indeed work as well.
Sorry for the late reply, I don't log in too often. The Bose did have a microphone and control. Before those I also had Shure se215 that worked with no issues but they got ruined up from taking my helmet off and on.
The other day I tried them again but I wore a thick jacket zipped up to my neck and it seemed to help as it was protecting the cord, but eventually the wind gets powerful enough to get everywhere and it doesn't matter.
My apple headphones have no issues, but they're uncomfortable and don't protect my hearing.
I'll try the other cord that comes with these headphones and I'll try them with a different device to make sure I'm isolating the issue.
If I can get these working while riding then I'd be very happy, just need to make sure it's with the mic cable.
P.S. What do you ride?