I just got these today from aliexpress. Took like 3 weeks though.
Physical Design: 7/10
Overall nice looking. Comfortable. Has some weight but not heavy to really hurt your ears or anything. Decent passive noise cancelling since they are over the ear and there's not a terrible amount of noise leakage when on your head which I was concerned about that since I read that in a review but its not bad.
Plastic is pretty 'creeky' and slightly 'loose' feeling and I just have to wonder how durable its going to be. Its the biggest off-putting thing about these guys. But its livable. I have pairs of sennheisers and audiotechnias that just wont ******* die and plastic/build quality on those guys makes absolutely no sound, but I wonder about bluedios.
As you know you can also put an sd card in there and listen to music bluetooth/stereo cable free which is pretty awesome but I'm not sure I'm gonna use that but its definitely cool since i'm not aware of anyone else doing that on their 300 dollar + headphones.
Range is pretty damn good. Unobstructed I was able to walk at least 50 feet away without any drops. And thats the whole point of wireless headphones.
Sound Quality: 8/10 (if I can resolve my random volume issues)
Sound quality is decent. Well worth 90 bux for bluetooth 4.0 and whatever benefit apt-x really gets you. Mids/highs obviously a bit muddy compared to my ath m50s but who wouldn't expect that. These actually have a bit more boomy bass than the ath m50s, which I like. Need to experiment with the built in EQ that you can somehow access with an executable on your PC but like others have commented the instructions are terrible. Cant they find at least someone in a country of billions who can translate? I noticed on their website they are shipping 400k headphones a month but they cant find anyone who speaks English?
Its workable for phone conversations but I wouldn't want to do a business meeting on it...
BUT I'm having a bit of an audio problem. When streaming music the sound randomly gets softer and then back to normal a split second later. Results in some like warble sound. Happens sporadically, but its there. Like it loses power/signal strength briefly and comes right back. Makes it warble a bit. The closest thing I could compare it to is if these were RF headphones and it just gets softer for a split second. Pretty frustrating. Maybe its the EQ inside the headphones that is jacked up. Or APT-X is causing some issue. Or the amp. Or maybe I got a bad pair. Going to be very difficult to tell and you can't just easily go into best buy and swap these guys out so when buying these you almost have to write off your 90 bux.
Anyone else having any strange audio issues where it gets marginally softer, but its noticeable, for a split second then returns to normal?
Overall: 8/10 (if I can resolve my audio issue)
You're paying ~90 bucks for what beats wants ~270 for. But you have to wait a while on shipping. And you lose the ability to easily return them. And the build quality is a bit suspect. And my audio may or may not have an issue. lol. Overall I think its worth it to take a chance and save 180 bucks but you just gotta be able to eat the 90. If you don't like taking a chance, spend the extra money and get some name brand headphones.
But seriously, any one else have my audio issue?
Edited by chronometre - 9/10/13 at 7:16pm