Just received this little thing from Micca on Amazon. I should have read the review more closely as the inability to hold the volume buttons down is annoying. The clip on mine also seems rather weak (I'm going to see if tightening that little screw helps). I bought the thing out of morbid curiosity more than anything since it's so cheap. Switching the bass boost on or off gives an audible blip of static in the left channel most of the time. I'll keep it because it will be helpful for changing the tracks/volume while running on the treadmill compared to fumbling with the iPhone, but yeah, not very impressed before I've even really had the chance to listen to darn thing.
Yeah, I note quite a few things in this review and missing them would be bad if you were basing buying a product off a feature it had or something it didn't do (that you like) that others do.
Mine is decently weak. It can't be used for jogging around for most clothing. It fits mainly in level pockets. Pencil or calculator pockets on polo's for example would be one that it would fit in. A sideways or near sideways clip is stable but will fall off if one gets more active.
Yes, that blip is stated on the product warning that you got when you opened it up. I do not think it was a good thing. I'm going to guess that it drives price down and keeps good battery life and size but the power on and power off "click" just isn't a good thing.
I did note all those problems in my review. The E02i isn't really a unit us major head-fi'ers would probably use. Its sound is overly warm and lacks detail but has a good boomy consumer bass boost that improves on the tech in the E5 but none the less still falls short in quality. I think that it is mainly useful for the ones that are lightly into the field or the ones in other places that think they have a usage for it.