Wireless Earphones

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    Thanks for the input. Will definitely consider more of Bose.
     
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    Anyone here who has tried Sony's WF-SP700N?



    Planning to get one for my wife. She travel's frequently so the noise cancelling feature will really help...

    She also doesn't use Siri so I can't see any real benefit if I buy her Airpods.
     
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    How is the battery life? I'm scouting for a new pair. I previously got cheap ones and it wont even last me one day.


     
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    Straight 3 hours then i have to place it back on its charging case.
     
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    any recommendations on a bluetooth headset with a mic and mute button? it will be mainly used for conference calls via. it's quite hassle to mute using the phone itself.
     
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    Hello, do you have any issues in using Bose soundsports free? I'm disappointed that it connects poorly with laptops, in such that only one ear piece can connect securely, hence audio comes from only on one ear bud. This is apparently a widespread problem in this particular model and Bose does not have a fix for this. Also in rare instances when I pause music for a very long time, the earphones would inactive itself but one reactivated, only one ear piece will be able to connect with my phone; to remedy this I have to place both earpieces into the charger and remove them both simultaneously for them to gain a secure connection to my phone, a minor inconvenience when using this workaround. Overall, the product works best when it works as intended but with its shortcomings, it's hard to justice the price tag. I hope when Bose releases an update of this model, the issues would then be resolved.
     
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    Hi Ghibli, so far, I'm quite satisfied with the device, which I primarily use for my fortnight runs while only tuned on spotify. I really seldom use them on my MBP because I personally find that i might appear weird for those passing by my seat at work while wearing those 2 big "ear plugs". :D

    I haven't really experienced the "one-ear-bud" issue. Typically, this should only happen during phone calls. As I look back at my running routine, I seldom pause the music even when I reach halfway, where I tend to rest for around 10 minutes before resuming my next 5k. If a disconnect happens, I would simply press (press+hold) the left earbud and gets reconnected almost seamlessly. Btw, I don't bring the charging case while running just to solve the disconnection issue.

    During a long pause, I suspect the device has its own power-saving mechanism, which could also be affecting the left earpiece. Let me know if a simple press (or pres+hold) on the left piece would resolve it.
     
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    Thanks for your feedback. This is the 4th issue I had with a Bose product, twice with the wireless Bose soundsports earphones and once with the QC30, the three prior were structural defects whereas this issue involves connectivity. I think Bose have not yet perfected the "pure" wireless technology per se as I found online that I am not the only one having the same connectivity issue. I would like to use the earphones not simply for sports but for other recreational uses as well but since it connects poorly with Laptops, it's a huge deal breaker for me. I guess I have to live with this limitation.
     
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