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Over Ear Headphone Shareme 4.1 Bluetooth Foldable Headsets with Built-in Microphone,Ergonomic Design Wireless Headphone with Volume Control for Sports Exercise Travel

Rating:
4/5,
  • Headphone Features: · Wireless V4.1+EDR · High-grade leather headband earmuffs · ShareMe technology, Experience sharing happiness · Up to 14 hours of music playing time and 16 hours talking time,standby time more than 2000 hours · Built-in microphone for headset functionality with controls for media and phone calls · Fashion appearance, powerful bass for experience. Technical Specifications: Type: Over-ear headphones Colour: Gloss black DESIGN FEATURES Adjustable headband: Yes Detachable cable: Yes CONNECTIVITY 3.5 mm to 3.5 mm jack adapter included: Yes Bluetooth: Bluetooth V4.1+EDR NOISE REDUCTION Passive noise-isolating: Yes Active noise-cancelling: No CONTROLS Microphone: Yes Volume control: Yes Remote control: Yes Control positioning: Earcup POWER Requires batteries: Yes, internal Battery life: Up to 16 hours Box contents ·Mixcder ShareMe 5 Wireless Bluetooth Headphone ·3.5 mm audio cable ·Universal USB charging cable ·User's manual

Recent Reviews

  1. Jupit3r
    Better design, better build and better sound
    Written by Jupit3r
    Published Nov 30, 2016
    4.5/5,
    Pros - Nice design and build quality, improved sound quality, solid battery life
    Cons - ShareMe function doesn’t work ideally, no aptX support
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    Only a few months after the ShareMe Pro went on sale, Mixcder, the Shenzhen based Chinese acoustic company released another set of headphones called the Mixcder ShareMe 5, a new addition to its popular ShareMe headphones line.
     
    I am a little confused with Mixcder’s product naming, though. The first product of the ShareMe series was named the ShareMe 7, but the newest edition has a name of ShareMe 5. Since I know Mixcder’s products very well, I know which one I should pick, but for average consumers who know little about the Chinese brand, those names might be misleading.
     
    Anyway, does the ShareMe 5 offer any improvements over last year’s ShareMe 7, and how does it compare to the ShareMe Pro? We will try to answer those questions in this review.
     
     
    Main specs of the Mixcder ShareMe 5
     
    Type: Over-the-ear headphones
    Color: Gloss black
    Driver Size: 40 mm
    Transducer Type: Dynamic
    Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHz
    Impedance: 32 Ohms
    Sensitivity: 95±3db
    Bluetooth Profiles Supported: HSP, HFP, A2DP, AVRCP
    Operating Range: 33 feet (10 m)
     
     
    Retail package
     
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    Just like the other ShareMe headphones released before, the Mixcder ShareMe 5 come with a very simple retail package and only a few accessories. You will find a charging cable and an Aux cable inside the box. Since a dedicated wall charger is absent, users will have to use their smartphone chargers, computers, or other devices with a USB output to charge these headphones.
     
     
    Design and build
     
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    The first impression I had on the ShareMe 5 is: finally, there are premium-looking headphones from Mixcder! The ShareMe Pro, which were released earlier this year, might be a huge leap from the original ShareMe 7 in terms of design and overall build quality, but the all-plastic build still didn’t give them a high-end feel. Mixcder took a very different approach with the ShareMe 5 so that they don’t look like any of the previous models.
     
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    The ShareMe 5 headphones are particularly refined. From the aluminum backing of the earcups and the solid brackets that hold them in place, to the clean lines and thick ear pads, it is obvious Mixcder has taken measured steps to offer the users both style and functionality.
     
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    All physical controls are hosted on the edge of the left earcup. You will find a Power Button and a Volume Rocker, both are pretty easy to locate. The right earcup plays host to a Micro USB charging port, an LED indicator and a 3.5mm audio jack.
     
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    Like most over the ear headphones, the ShareMe 5 can be folded for better portability. The mechanism is quite similar to what we have seen on the original ShareMe 7. But unfortunately, like their predecessors, the ShareMe 5 do not come with a carrying case.
     
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    The overall build quality of the ShareMe 5 is simply great. These headphones feel polished, robust and durable. Also, those ugly mold lines which really kept the ShareMe 7 from looking premium are nowhere to be found on the ShareMe 5. To summarize it up, the ShareMe 5 are by far the best-looking over the ear headphones from Mixcder.
     
     
    Comfort and isolation
     
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    Mixcder headphones never disappoint us when it comes to comfort, and the ShareMe 5 are no exception. Although there is metal used on the back of the earcups, and the headphones are a little larger than many of their peers, still, they are quite light, and have the right amount of clamping pressure to keep the headphones on your head while not causing any discomfort. The cushions on the earcups are also very soft, so is the material used on the bottom side of the headband.
     
    The isolation of the ShareMe 5 is slightly above the average of headphones without active noise cancelling, thanks to the tight fit. You don’t necessarily have to turn the volume all the way up to drown out the noises surrounding you. For me, I only need to fix the volume at 60% - 70% to ignore other folks’ voices while standing on a crowded bus.
     
     
    Connection and the ShareMe function
     
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    Connecting the ShareMe 5 with your smartphone, or other sources with Bluetooth is as simple as it can be. Hold the power button for a few seconds until the LED besides the charging port flashes in red and blue, the headphones are ready to connect. The connection is pretty solid once it is set up, I could leave my smartphone in my bedroom and still enjoy music with the ShareMe 5 on the balcony of the living room.
     
    However, as you can guess from the product naming, the major selling point of the ShareMe series headphones is the ShareMe function, and the ShareMe 5 can share music not only with another set of ShareMe 5, but also with a set of ShareMe Pro. Pairing two sets of ShareMe headphones is also quite simple, just hold the power button on both units until both LED indicators flash in red and blue, then the connection between the two units will be established automatically. There will be a primary unit and a secondary unit, the primary one, on which the LED indicator still flashes in red and blue, is ready to pair with your source, while the secondary one has its LED indicator lighting in static blue.
     
    I paired the ShareMe 5 up with a unit of ShareMe Pro. In my personal experience, keeping the two units of headphones and the source close, the sounds coming from both units of headphones are in sync most of the time, but the secondary headphone did lose connection for about 1 second every now and then. For people with OCD like me, that could be a pain in the ass.
     
     
    Sound
     
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    Tested tracks:
    Little Mix – Shout out to My Ex
    Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
    Beyonce – Daddy Lessons
    Alicia keys – Unthinkable
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – Let’s Eat
    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – White Privilege
    Justin Timberlake – Mirrors
    Maroon 5 – Harder to Breathe
    Gavin DeGraw – Fire
    DNCE – Cake by the Ocean
    Demi Lovato – Cool for the Summer
    Snow Patrol – Run
    Emeli Sande – Clown
    Drake – Controlla
    G-Eazy – Calm Down
    Nick Jonas – Chains
    99 Souls ft. Destiny’s child & Brandy – The Girl is Mine
     
    Sources: Shanling M5, Fiio X7, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, Microsoft Surface Pro 3
     
    The two earlier models from Mixcder’s ShareMe line didn’t really excite us in terms of sound quality, the ShareMe 5 really have a lot to prove. After 48 hours of burning in and some serious listening with many different sources, I have the confidence to say that the ShareMe 5’s performance in sound quality is really a pleasant surprise.
     
    Please don’t get me wrong, these are still not musical headphones designed for audiophiles. But compared to the hollow-sounding ShareMe 7 and the too-boomy ShareMe Pro, the ShareMe 5 did have a more musical sound profile. There is still great emphasis on the bass, but unlike the thumpy and tight beats we had experienced with the ShareMe Pro and many other entry-level headphones, the punches of the ShareMe 5 were more precise, more relaxed and more refined.
     
    The midrange of these headphones sounded okay, although by no means exceptional. Vocals were generally clear, and weren’t subdued by the more dominant bass. Still, compared to higher-end headphones such as B&O BeoPlay H8 and Marshall Major, the lack of depth and details could still bother those audiophiles.
     
    The treble was somewhat recessed, but very smooth. Treble extension wasn’t quite there, and headphone nuts might miss those intricate details in the higher end. Fortunately, the ShareMe 5 was quite forgiving to low quality recordings, as the warmth and thickness easily veiled the flaws in the details.
     
    Like all headphones in the same price range, the ShareMe 5 didn’t really offer much soundstage. Complex recordings could sound busy, and sometimes even muddled. Instrument separation was generally fine, but it was hard to tell the positioning of these instruments and vocals sometimes.
     
    Using these headphones wired wouldn’t elevate the sound quality by a mile, but the improvement was still noticeable: the bass presence was less dominant, thickness and warmth gave some way to details, and the overall sound was a little more layered and cleaner in general.
     
    For a set of headphones without aptX support, the ShareMe 5 did exceed our expectations in terms of sound quality, and were acceptable for videos, broadcasting and even pop music.
     
     
    Battery life
     
    Battery life has always been a strong suit of Mixcder headphones, and the ShareMe 5 did not dishonor the tradition. In our battery rundown test, streaming music with a relatively high volume, the 5 lasted a little more than 12 hours. In the real life experience, using these headphones for an average of 2 hours per day, I can leave them unplugged for an entire week.
     
     
    Verdict
     
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    The Mixcder ShareMe 5 are easily our favorite product from the Chinese brand by far. We loved their simplistic but premium design, great build quality and impressive performance. There were still things that let us down a little bit, such as the imperfections of the ShareMe functions, and the lack of aptX support…. but given the $55.99 price tag, all of them could be easily forgiven. I remember saying in the reviews of the ShareMe Pro that if you didn’t need the ShareMe function, your money could be better spent on the Ausdom M05. With the ShareMe 5, it is more difficult to recommend anything over it. In the same price range, the Ausdom M05 would still be my No.1 pick in terms of sound quality, but the more modern design of the ShareMe 5 is also very tempting, and may be the deciding factor for some. But either way, your money won’t be spent in vain.       
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    1. B9Scrambler
      They are certainly a nice product :) Great review!
      B9Scrambler, Nov 30, 2016
  2. mark2410
    Mixcder ShareMe 5 Bluetooth Headphone Quick Review by mark2410
    Written by mark2410
    Published Nov 18, 2016
    4.0/5,
    Pros - Highly flavoured warm sound. Thick and sumptuous presentation.
    Cons - Too highly warmed for me. Richness and thickness obscures fine details.
    Mixcder ShareMe 5 Bluetooth Headphone Quick Review by mark2410
     
    Thanks to Mixcder for the sample.
     
    Full review here http://www.head-fi.org/t/826224/mixcder-shareme-5-bluetooth-headphone-review-by-mark2410
     
    Brief:  Pretty, warm and sharing.
     
    Price:  £46 or in Trumpland US$56
     
    Specifications:  Type: Over-the-ear headphones, Colour: Gloss black, Driver Size: 40 mm, Transducer Type: Dynamic, Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHz, Impedance: 32 Ohms, Senstivity:95±3db, Charging takes 1.5 hours, Playing Time: 16 Hours, Talking Time:14 Hours, Bluetooth Profiles Supported:HSP,HFP,A2DP,AVRCP, Operating Range:33 feet (10 m)
     
    Accessories:  ·1 x 3.5 mm audio cable, ·1 x Universal USB charging cable, ·1 x User's manual
     
    Build Quality:  Perfectly fine,  neat and tidy though they are very lightweight, good for wearing but some equate light with not sturdy.  They feel fine to me in the hand.
     
    Isolation:   they were not bad, they just almost made it all round my ears so the isolation wasn’t the highest possible but good enough for out and about, on a bus. Flights and Tube id skip.  With music more than enough to drown out traffic so use your eyes.
     
    Comfort/Fit:  Very good.  With them being so light they don’t have to clamp hard.  I was happy wearing for hours at a time with no issues.
     
    Aesthetics:  They are visually subtle but I like them. They look pretty and that sweeping, twisting curve and how it extends all the way round them to me, shows some real attention to detail.  Pretty.
     
    Sound:  A highly flavoured offering, warm and rich in abundance.  The bass is rather elevated too and is more expansive in the way it like to bloom more than to be impactful.  Warmly sumptuous, enveloping, creamy, heavy sounding etc etc, you know the drill.  Bass is elevated quite a bit, mids are next then the treble taking up the rear.  Mids are heavy and creamy too as is the treble.  Soft and gentle, it all likes to create a bit of a soft focus, warmly smooth picture for you.  It sands down any sharp edges, mellows things and covers up any poor mastering or poor bit rates. It’s all a bit warm for me but it creates a pleasing picture, focusing on the whole rather than any specific details.  Warm, smooth, rich, heavy are the words of the day.  While these do great for soft jazz and for mainstream pop alike I might have alike a little less warmth to them but hey, they are what they are and I don’t doubt that typical consumers will highly appreciate them doing their best to lowlight the imperfections in their favourite chart topping pop hits.
     
    Value:  They are a great price, highly flavoured but with their warm crowd pleasing sound signature that can run wired or Bluetooth for a rather competitive price, that they are very light and thus very comfortable to wear is just gravy.
     
    Pro’s:  Highly flavoured warm sound.  Thick and sumptuous presentation.
     
    Con’s:  Too highly warmed for me.  Richness and thickness obscures fine details.
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  3. Takeanidea
    Mixcder ShareMe 5 - could these win your partner over to the joys of headphonery?
    Written by Takeanidea
    Published Nov 9, 2016
    3.5/5,
    Pros - Shareability of course! Comfort. Affordability. Availability via Amazon. Crystal clear phone calls. Long battery life. Smooth sound.
    Cons - Not for runners. Lack of carry case or bag. Bass may be bloated for some tastes and genres.
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    With the kind permission of @Gracesheng of Mixcder I have been sent 2 sets of Mixcder ShameMe 5 Bluetooth Headphones. My requirements were to demo away to my hearts content and to also mix it up with my long suffering headphone widow Jo1. This I have done in sufficient enough quantities to relay to you what I found along the journey towards Bluetooth freedom[​IMG]
    I have worked with Grace before on a review tour of the Ausdom M04 , another lightweight Bluetooth headphone that was competitively priced. But this tour was for 2 of the same headphones ! [​IMG] Could such a thing work? The reason why I scratched my head and asked myself this time and again should be clear to all of you reading this ; headphones are solitary devices. Even the biggest device (the goliath that is the Abyss AB1266 perchance?) doesn't fit 2 heads in so easily. Sure , agreed , we all meet up every now and then and that is very social but only for those that know what we know.....[​IMG] And another thing - how many of you out there have concealed the wild spending habits of your precious hobby from your loved one? Hands up! 
     
    The package 
     
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    Nice bright packaged box
     
     
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    With a protective cardboard fap underneath
     
     
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    Which goes on to reveal these in the snapped down position
     
     
    Why these are called Mixcder ShareMe
    The premise of the ShareMe5 ; to share your musical experience with someone else. What you listen to in your headphones , well they get to hear the same stuff in an identical headphone. Not only can you pair the Bluetooth Headphone with your smartphone , Laptop , Boombox or other device , you can pair the Mixcder headphones with any other Mixcder headphones and it's not a difficult thing to do either. Listening to a movie , critiquing the latest Deezer releases , all can be done and adjusted to each person's individual tastes. When you realise that not everyone appreciates ear screeching volumes coming through the loudspeakers (my partner likes to listen at half the volume I do) then maybe one might reasonably consider this has some advantages to it. Each headphone has it's own volume controls on the side - you like it loud , crank itup , you like it soft and there's no need to holler "THAT'S TOO LOUD!!!!!" What this means is , if one's partner can cope with putting on a pair of cans , you the audiophile can have your dynamics and your stereo separation and intimacy etc and you can also share the experience with your loved one who can also share it but on their own terms. Revolutionary!
    Let me stray away from the tried and trusted review routines and tell you - these headphones can be shared and can be enjoyed together , if you play it right. Now just think about that for a second. I cannot be alone in saying that my partner has been rathersurprised at my obession with the private world of headfidom. She puts on the headphones as a tolerance to me and my compulsion for perfection on micro details . You can see if leaves her cold. And she really tries ; because I know my Jo. But with the Mixcders I have essentially given my partner her own phones , to use as she likes , to adjust as she wishes , but which she can share what I am listening to , be it a movie or the latest tunes. If I share the same musical tastes (nurtured through repeated concert going) we may have something here. My partner put them on and having been shown the volume adjustment she took to them. So we now have my passion being shared by virtue of a simple volume adjustment and a bit of comfort. Who'd have thought it? Could your partner be sold in the same way?
     
    Ease of Use
    The Mixcder's here are simple enough to setup. Mixcder has a well written instruction booklet enclosed that shows how to pair the Mixcders together and how to pair your Mixcder to a bluetooth device. The voice verification when done successfully adds another touch and makes this childsplay. 
     
    Comfort
    These are lightweight , have some lovely memory foam pleather pads
     
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    and headband cushion
     
     
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    and the clamping effect is minimised with a one screw per cup system.
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    The cups do not swivel overly but have a decent suspension system coming down from the headband. The combination is a winning one and keep the drivers where they need to be irrespective of how square or thin your skull may be.
     
    Isolation
    The true magic for me of a headphone - you put a pair on and you escape. You could be anywhere , have anything on your mind it doesn't matter. The music and you can have your own special world. You can zone the World out and bliss is sure to follow. Provided the isolation is right this can even be done in a noisy environment , be it on a plane , on the tube or wherever your life takes you. The better the isolation the more the illusion. I found the ShareMe's to be isolating enough to reach into that makebelieve childhoodlike state whenever and wherever I wanted.
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    That's good enough for me.
     
    Versatility
    Can the Mixcder's take you and your World anywhere? The gym perhaps , a stroll in the country or perhaps a jog through the park ? In fact the first 2 should be no problem , the ShareMe5 won't fall off your head that easily and go loud enough for long enough to outlast more than one long session. We have a problem for the runners amongst us . The single connector per driver from the headband has one drawback. For each footfall on the pavement during my run , there was a knocking noise which could not be alleviated. The flex inherent in the headband whilst being an advantage for many uses was a drawback for us runners. I really wanted them to work too but had to concede that the build was for comfort and alas ! - not for speed [​IMG]
     
    Build
    The Mixcder ShareMe 5s have a plastic and pleather memory foam surrounding a decent size angled driver
     
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    which is finished with a clamp on both sides of the headband. The clamp reduces the footprint of the ShareMe's down to pocket sized. The question as to whether the hinges may fail at some point in the future was not something that unduly concerned me in everyday use but I do accept that some reviewers have chosen this as the weak point of the headphones. Time will tell but I have not heard of any failures with this yet. 
     
    Sound Quality
    I make no bones about putting the SQ for the ShareMe 5 so far down this review compared to my usual routine. The ShareMe 5 cannot simply be looked at in terms of pure sound reproduction in comparison with other phones in the same price bracket. This is because they are offering something quite different from phones I own. That being said , if they sound dreadful there's not much point in sticking them on your head. I tried these on classical to metal . I received these just after seeing Jamie Lawson's last gig on his 2 year World Tour promoting his album , Jamie Lawson.
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    He came home to his birthplace - a great way to take stock of just how far his fame has got him. If you still don't know who I mean , you may still have heard this if you come from the English speaking world.
     
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    He was the first signing of Gingerbread Records , a company owned by a chap called Ed Sheeran. Ed heard the above song a few years ago and knew it would be massive. Despite a brief spell in the Irish Charts in 2013 it never got anywhere. Ed rang Jamie and asked him how his songs were getting along and realised he was still in the doldrums. He signed him on the basis of that song alone. If you have Ed Sheeran behind you pushing that song hard , you're in with a chance. And now look at him.....
     
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    Yep that's Ed Sheeran and Jamie Lawson , together on stage , in Plymouth , jamming on their cowritten song -  Can't See Straight
     
    Back to listening - I've heard this album recently enough to use it as a reference tool to compare the ShareMe 5 against similar wireless and wired phones I have or that HMV are trying to flog.
     
    Bass
    Lots of sub and midbass characterise the signature of the ShareMe's. Jamie Lawson's album is mixed with plenty of bass and as many new releases are these days it has plenty of loudness. The album has plenty of punch to it. Critical listening reveals the Mixcder has lots of boost in the bass and is aiming for a consumer sound with a boomy sound.
     
    Mids
    The mids are slightly recessed in keeping with the consumer feel to the sound of these. Voices are still easy enough to follow , but the strings of Jamie's guitar to give off a tactile feel like the best will.
     
    Highs/Soundstage/Detail
    I am of the opinion more and more that these 3 things are inextricably linked. Space and micro detail are auditory effects created using the upper ranges and the distortion inherent in every analogue device we use. The ShareMe's are rolled off in the uppers , so they are quite smooth. So the shrillness present in some cheaper headphones , that at least is mercifully not here. The rolled off nature of the tuning of these means the soundstage is quite intimate. Cymbals and the echo created in the studio are artificially muted as I expected.
     
    Comparisons
     
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    The Ausdom M05 from 2015. They retail on Amazon for £41.99. These have a similar sound signature , an aggressive bass recessed mids and rolled off in the highs. The ShareMe 5s had a fuller more detailed sound and the thickness and size of the cups being slightly deeper and bigger may have had a part in this impression.
     
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    The Pendulumic Stance S1+ retail at £169.95. They are several times more expensive than the Mixcder ShareMe 5's which are on Amazon at £45.99. The Stance offer a more accurate tonally balanced detailed signature whilst maintaining a comfort that belies their heavier weight. Whether they are worth the 4x price hike sonically is a question only you dear readers can answer. They are not able to do what the ShareMe's do - we are just talking about the SQ . I believe after 18 months of owning the Stance S1+ they can keep up with the best bluetooth headphones out there.
     
    Verdict
    ShareMe may have found a niche in the market here. Perhaps we can , as partners or friends , sit down together and put headphones on and have an enjoyable time without feeling too self conscious. And crank up the music sat in the living rooms of our headfi neighbourhoods without the neighbours knowing a thing about it. Maybe the unsociable aspect of using headphones can be addressed here and elsewhere. If that is something you've ever thought about it , then you should give these a try.
    There are limitations to the Mixcder ShareMe 5 headphones in absolute sonic terms. I realised that the whole point of this review may not have been about sound quality after all. This is about a closed headphone that lets you into an open world and if you're like me - cuddled up to your loved one listening to something very old done in a refreshingly new way ; it might just put a smile on your face [​IMG]
     
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    2. Blazer39
      Good review, however i would like to know if your review is based on Bluetooth only or in wired mode too?
       
      is there a difference in sound?
      Blazer39, Nov 10, 2016
    3. Takeanidea
      Hi all. It is a review of Bluetooth only. The comparison was against 2 others in Bluetooth mode. The sharing of the 2 is done by activating pairing mode headphone 1 will paired left and headphone 2 will say paired right. The primary one is the left. Pair that one with your phone etc. No NFC. Wired mode is possible , there's a cable it comes with for that.
      When you're having so much fun with the sharing there's no need for it! I'd you want I'll try it but I promise you it won't be as much fun as wireless!
      Takeanidea, Nov 10, 2016
    4. glassmonkey
      Thanks!
      glassmonkey, Nov 10, 2016
  4. B9Scrambler
    Mixcder ShareMe 5: Top of the ShareMe Line
    Written by B9Scrambler
    Published Nov 8, 2016
    4.0/5,
    Pros - Design - Comfort - Sharing capabilities
    Cons - Durability concerns with headband and earcup hinges
    Greetings Head-fi!
     
    Today we are going to be checking out the flagship unit in Mixder's ShareMe lineup of Bluetooth headphones, the 5.
     
    The primary draw of these headphones is strongly hinted at by the lineup's name; ShareMe. This feature allows you to connect two ShareMe enabled headphones to each other. One headphone is denoted the primary, or left channel, and connects to your Bluetooth enabled device. Whatever is being broadcasted to the primary headphone is shared with the secondary headphone, or right channel. This is great for watching movies with a spouse or partner, listening to music with a friend while on the bus, or any number of other scenarios that involve sharing your music or media with others.
     
    The entry level ShareMe 7 is a great introduction to the lineup featuring an interesting design and solid sound quality, but build quality was lacking. The ShareMe Pro did an amazing job of improving on build quality and durability, but didn't offer any improvement in regards to sound. As the flagship of the lineup, how does the ShareMe 5 perform? Let's find out.
     
    Disclaimer:
     
    I would like to thank Grace and Mixcder for providing the ShareMe 5 in exchange for a fair and impartial review. I am not receiving any financial compensation for this review and all comments and views within are my honest opinions. They are not representative of Mixcder or any other entity.
     
    At the time of this review the ShareMe 5 is retailing for 55.99 USD on Amazon.com. It is also being sold on a number of other Amazon regional sites.
     
    US: www.amazon.com/dp/B01LY56U3P
     
    UK: www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01LMY4RMO
     
    JP: www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B01LYRKMDS
     
    Spain: www.amazon.es/dp/B01LMY4RMO
     
    IT: www.amazon.it/dp/B01LMY4RMO
     
    DE: www.amazon.de/dp/B01LMY4RMO

     
    A Little About Me:
     
    Over the last couple years I decided to dive head first into the world of portable audio. After reading pretty much the entirety of IjokerI's multi-earphone review thread and being greatly inspired, I took a chance and started writing my own reviews. Fast forward a couple years and I've had the opportunity to write about some great products for wonderful companies like RHA, Havi, FiiO, NarMoo, Brainwavz, and Meze. I don't do it for money or free stuff, but because I enjoy it. If my reviews can help guide someone to an earphone that makes them happy, I'll consider that a job well done.
     
    Some wired testing was done with an XDuoo X3, but the majority of my listening was conducted via Bluetooth with my HTC One M8. I listen primarily to various EDM sub-genres (liquid drum and bass, breakbeat, drumstep, etc.), hip hop, and classic rock. When it comes to signature preference I tend to lean towards aggressive and energetic, but I try not to limit myself to one signature only. I also tend to listen at lower than average volumes.
     
    Enough preamble. Let us dive into the good stuff shall we?
     

     
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    Packaging and Accessories:
     
    Like with the rest of the products in this lineup, the ShareMe 5 arrived in some very basic, environmentally friendly packaging.
     
    This basic packaging consists of a straightforward cardboard box with limited coloring and printing. The front contains the Mixcder brand logo, the ShareMe logo, and notification that inside you will be receiving the ShareMe 5 model. The sides display a simplified image of the 5's earcups, highlighting some basic design cues. Moving to the back you find the product's specifications printed in seven languages (English, German, Russian, French, Spanish, Italian, and Japanese). There are five icons printed above the specs that point out the 5 folds up, has a 40mm driver, last call redialing, can work with a 3.5mm audio cable, and sports 14 hours of talking with 2,000 hours of standby time.
     
    The package opens from the top after flipping out two tabs, revealing a sky-blue cardboard cover. Underneath is a plastic tray holding the 5. Lift out the plastic tray and you will find an instruction booklet, basic audio cable terminated in standard 3.5mm jacks at either end, and a micro USB cable for charging. The audio cable is pretty standard and somewhat thin, clearly not meant to be used on the regular. The USB cable is of good quality, if not particularly noteworthy. The instruction manual is fairly comprehensive, covering everything from the package's contents to notification of Mixcder's one year warranty.
     
    Overall the 5's packaging and presentation is very simple and straightforward. Unlike the ANC-G5's package which has a more premium feel, the 5's package does only what it needs to do; protect the product and not much more.
     

     
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    Build, Design, Comfort, and Isolation:
     
    The ShareMe 5 is a good looking headphone with a sleek, modern design. As with the rest of the ShareMe lineup, plastic is heavily featured as the material of choice with aluminum strategically placed for both structural and aesthetic purposes. The aluminum backing on the ear cups, along with chrome edging, brings with it a premium aura lacking on the Pro and 7. The aluminum plates on the inside of the headband add some welcome rigidity to the folding hinges.
     
    The pivot point that attaches the earcup to the headband is an area to watch, as it uses a simple, fairly thin cylinder of plastic that doesn't come across as overly robust. Given my colder, northern climate, the headband is another area I'm cautious of. Plastic headbands on inexpensive headphones always seem to get extremely brittle in cold weather and snap without warning. The cups also had a tendency to rub against the arms when pivoting, but that was never an issue when the headphones were in use.
     
    Media controls were easy to use, but I missed the dedicated track skip buttons from the Pro. Locating them was simple and their tactile feel was direct and confident. There was a bit of a delay when trying to skip songs or change volume, but it wasn't unbearable.
     
    I found the 5 to be a very comfortable headphone. Lighter than I expected as well. I thought the Pro was pretty dainty at 250 grams, but the 5 weighs in at only 170 grams. While some may find the cups a tad small, they entirely covered my ears with the angled driver ensuring they weren't pressing on the inside of the earcup anywhere. The headband's padding was ample enough to ensure there were no uncomfortable hotspots on the top of my head. The only qualm I have is that the 5 is just a tad too large for my head, fitting best when wearing a hat, an issue I have with many headphones.
     
    Passive isolation is not a strong point on the Pro or 7 as those models hardly isolate at all. The 5 on the other hand actually isolates pretty well which was a welcome surprise. They don't fully silence your surroundings, but its enough to avoid the need to turn up the volume to drown out all but the most invasive outside noise.
     
    Overall the ShareMe 5 is an attractive headphone that gives off a much more expensive air than it's ShareMe stablemates. I would without question take the Pro if durability was a primary selling point or concern for you. In every other way however, the 5 is superior.
     

     
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    Battery and Charging:
     
    Despite their battery being the same size as that used on the Pro and 7, the 5 gets only 14 hours of play time versus 20 with the others. It has a ridiculous 2,000 hours of standby time. While I can verify the 14 hours of play time is about right, I won't be testing the 2,000 hours of standby anytime soon. Sorry. The claimed "about two hours" charge time is also accurate, as each charge I put into the 5 took just under two hours to complete.
     
    While I would like the 5 to share 20 hours of play time with it's cousins, 14 hours turned out to be plenty and I didn't find myself missing the extra hours.
     
    Connection Quality and ShareMe Feature:
     
    While the ShareMe 5 is a great performer wired, that's probably not why you're interested in them. Rest assured prospective buyer, the 5 offers up strong Bluetooth performance and a much more pleasant ShareMe experience then what I had with either the Pro or 7.
     
    Setting up a Bluetooth connection is as easy as you would expect from a modern Bluetooth device. Hold down the power button to turn them on and keep holding it to access pairing mode. On your Bluetooth enabled device, select the ShareMe 5. Congratulations! You paired your ShareMe 5 via Bluetooth.
     
    Looking at the ShareMe feature, well that was easy to use too. Just hold the power button until both units turn on, keep holding until the indicator LED on the earcup starts cycling between red and blue, and let go. The units will locate each other and automatically connect. One earphone will be selected as the primary and announced as the left channel. The other will be chosen as a secondary and announced as the right channel. A nice touch is that media controls on each headphone could be used to control your device. My wife likes her music a lot louder than I do so independent volume control was nice to have.
     
    The ShareMe feature didn't work perfectly and I experienced occasional connection loss in the right channel. Still, it was a way better experience than I had with the Pro and 7 which dropped their connections too often for the feature to be usable.
     
    As a simple Bluetooth headphone the 5 is quite nice and worth consideration. If looking at any earphone in the lineup primarily for their namesake ShareMe feature, the 5 is the only one that worked well for me and gets a hearty recommendation. That's not a bad thing as they're also the best sounding of the bunch.
     

     
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    Sound Quality:
     
    Wired vs. Wireless: Just as with the 7 and Pro, I didn't find the 5 wholly different when listened to wirelessly or wired. They were somewhat sharper and more refined when used wired, but it wasn't so much of a difference that I was loathing or dreading wireless use when out and about. Once again, kudos to Mixcder for great wireless sound quality, especially since the entire ShareMe lineup lacks any aptX support.
     
    My very first listen with the 5 confirmed expectations that they would share a v-shaped signature with the rest of the ShareMe lineup. What made it stand out was an airiness often lacking in closed back, budget headphones, and some additional treble emphasis and refinement. These differences highlighted the 5's improved technical competence. While I find it the most v-shaped model in the ShareMe lineup, it's also the best sounding.
     
    The additional treble energy puts some bounce in their step and some air in their presentation that the other ShareMe models do not have. The 5's treble just edges into sounding lean or thin which I feel aides in giving them some additional sparkle. It's very polite though, and even at volumes I'm not comfortable with doesn't break up and distort or become harsh.
     
    The 5's midrange is quite pleasant but pulled back a little more than is ideal. It's slightly warm, well weighted, reasonably detailed, and comes across pretty natural. Despite being the least emphasized aspect of the 5's sound, it's relatively unimpeded by the bass or treble. I found it best when watching movies or videos, as actors/commentators remained clear and precise regardless of what was going on in the background.
     
    Strong bass is a ShareMe staple, and the 5 is no different. What really impressed me was the extension and emphasis placed on sub-bass. These 5 gives you a nice visceral experience that the other two models lack. Beats hit with a fairly authoritative and defined punch, whereas the 7 and Pro are thumpy and less precise.
     
    A noted earlier, I thought the 5 was way more airy sounding than the other ShareMe models. Imaging, layering, separation, and placement are better than I was expecting and definitely a step up over the Pro and 7, but they still fall short of other portables like the Sony MRD-ZX600, mind you those are wired and cost nearly twice as much.
     
    The ShareMe 5 brings to the table a well-tuned v-shaped sound. They're easy to listen to and non-fatiguing, though the midrange could use a slight boost and additional presence.
     

     
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    Final Thoughts:
     
    Mixcder's ShareMe lineup ends with the 5. Were it not for the ruggedness of the Pro, it would be pretty easy to argue the ShareMe lineup could begin with it too.
     
    Subjectively, the 5 features the most mature and attractive design with the highest quality materials. It is the most comfortable and the best isolating. It was the only one of the three that gave me a good ShareMe experience while still offering up the excellent solo Bluetooth performance of the other models. On top of that it's price is within striking distance of the other two and as a result it's easily the best value of the bunch.
     
    Mixcder's ShareMe 5 is a great product and one I would not only recommend to others, but would proudly buy for myself and my wife if I didn't already have two of them, and gift to friends and family. I hope Mixcder continues to grow, developing their sound and technology, and expand the ShareMe lineup with similarly great headphones. Maybe one day they can even introduce a ShareMe in-ear into the mix? Here's hoping!
     
    Thanks for reading.
     
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    Test Albums
     
    Gramatik - The Age of Reason
    Incubus - Movement of the Odyssey Parts 2/3/4
    Infected Mushroom - The Legend of the Black Shawarma
    Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
    Skindred - Roots Rock Riot
    Massive Attack - Mezzanine
    The Crystal Method - Tweekend
    Aesop Rock - None Shall Pass
    The Prodigy - The Day is My Enemy
    Culprate - Deliverance
    Alan Parson's Project - I Robot
    Various drum and bass mixes from SubSil3nt and Going Quantum Podcast
  5. knowimagination
    Nice sound for the price
    Written by knowimagination
    Published Nov 5, 2016
    4.0/5,
    Pros - Solid Wireless connection, Good Looks, Good sound
    Cons - Some Pairing Issues, Bass Heavy, Cheap Hinge Feel
    Build Quality/Comfort
    First impressions out of the box were not great. They come folded and unfolding them made me feel like I was going to snap them off. After using them for a little over a week though they seem like they will hold up fine, I can't imagine that I will use the folding hinges very often though. The actual cups themselves seem very well made though and the buttons and controls are easy to use and well placed. 

    Comfort wise the cups are really good size and they cushioning was just right for me. The clamping force compared to some of the other headphones that I own is really low which makes for a really comfortable wear for long periods of time. The cushion on the headband isn't as nice feeling to me, but the overall comfort of the headphones is quite nice and I have worn them for 2-3 hours a few times with no issues. 
     
    Sound Quality
    My V-MODA M100 are my current favorite headphones so most of my comparisons have those in mind. That being said the overall sound quality of the ShareMe 5's was way higher than I had anticipated. They are overall a bit dark to me so for some of my more Indie music and Rock music they felt like they were missing a little bit in the highs and mids. They handled hip hop and electronic music really well and surprisingly the sound suited country music really well also. These headphones have a lot of bass, for me it got a little boomy at times but coming from the M100 that obviously doesn't bother me at all. The M100 bass seems to be more of a tight punchy bass while the ShareMe 5 seems to be a little more loose on the low end. 

    I ended up using them for podcasts quite a bit and that is where the darkness of the headphones really showed up. Listening to that much dialogue was somewhat less enjoyable on these and at times was even hard to hear depending on the quality of the podcast recording, something I don't really struggle with on my other headphones. 
     
    Overall I am really happy with the sound quality of these especially when you factor in the reasonable price. 
     
    Wireless
    I actually had a lot of issues pairing these with my phone. After trying several times the first night I got them I finally gave up and went to bed, the next morning though I tried again just for the heck of it and they paired instantly and have had no connection issues or dropped connections since then. I haven't pushed the limits of the range, but I have been able to go all through my house and out into my backyard without noticing any loss in connection. The battery life in wireless mode has been really impressive as well, in the week I have been using them I still haven't had to charge them yet. 
     
    Conclusion
    For the price these are a really nice looking comfortable pair of headphones with great sound quality. Could I find nicer headphones? Sure. Could I find nicer wireless headphones in this price range? I honestly don't think I could. 
  6. jayeshrc
    Good bluetooth headphone for the price
    Written by jayeshrc
    Published Nov 3, 2016
    4.0/5,
    Pros - Wireless, comfortable, lots of bass, stylish
    Cons - Earpads may be a bit small for some, gets a little warm, bass quality could be better
    Lets start by highlighting the main feature of these headphones - they are wireless, and if you have a second pair you can connect them together to share music between them! 
    I was given two pairs of headphones to review and tested these extensively for about 10 days. Ahead we cover more about different aspects of the headphones.
     
    (Note that it was slightly difficult for me to review these based on the fact that I generally use more expensive sound gear and so will do my best to keep the price and market in question in mind while reviewing them)
     
    Build Quality: These are quite deently built, they should hold up with regular use, but are not as solidly built as say, a Sennheiser headphone that you can probably throw around and not worry too much. This is €50 bluetooth headphone and I think they are built well enough to match the price. They definitely dont seem like they will fall apart - i spent some time stretching them out and twisting to see how durable they are and they turned out fine. 
     
    The only thing i feel the need to be careful about is folding and unfolding the headphones. Because of the lighter plastics used, the heavy click feels a little unnatural but seems like the mechanism was designed this way.

    That being said, these are really nice looking headphones! I was pleasantly surprised at how good they look for a product from a small headphone company I only heard of a month ago! I had some people asking me about the headphones and when I mentioned the music share feature, they definitely made a mental note to check it out online.

    Comfort: The padding is really nice and soft, materials used are great as well but the earcups seem a bit small - my ears just about fit inside with some adjustment but if i just put them on my head, the tips of my ears land outside the opening, on the ear pad. These do get a bit warm over extended use - probably because of the lack of space, but not to a level that was too uncomfortable.

    Sound Quality: Starting with the wireless mode, the bass is the first thing you will notice when you listen to these headphones. They have quite a bit of it and its a little muddy when you really begin looking for details in your music. If you're a casual listener, you wont mind at all - in fact i see many casual listeners really enjoying the sound out of these! People using skullcandy and beats should give these a try, they definitely could save you some money and give you some added features!

    Mids are okay, a bit recessed compared to the bass and apart from that, nothing special to write home about. 

    Treble is also recessed but not subdued. I EQed these headphones up in the 4-8k region and they sounded a lot nicer once the treble was pushed up and more balanced. I enjoyed them in this setting and used them more frequently this way!

    Wired mode, the headphones automatically seem more balanced sounding, which was quite surprising considering I saw no mention of any EQ in bluetooth mode. Bass was a bit tamer and thus led to a cleaner presentation overall.
     
    Overall: Recommended if youre looking for a affordable set of bluetooth headphones, but dont compare them to your higher end IEMs/headphones. Theyre more for relaxed listening I'd say, and the ShareMe feature works very well. 
  7. LNuneek
    Budget Bassey Bluetooth Headphone With Novel Wireless Audio Sharing Feature.
    Written by LNuneek
    Published Oct 29, 2016
    3.5/5,
    Pros - Wireless Audio Sharing, Bass, Comfort (except ear pads for some people), Lightweight For Size, Price
    Cons - Build Quality, Weak Bluetooth, Veiled Sound, Ear Pad Opening Might Be Too Small For Some
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    I'd like to start off this review by thanking forum member @Gracesheng for providing an opportunity to receive these headphones free of charge in exchange for an honest review. I received 2 sets of these headphones in order to try Mixcder's novel and well implemented ShareMe feature, which allows 2 headphones with the same capability to connect wirelessly and share the same Bluetooth source.  
     
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    In The Box: Mixcder ShareMe 5 Headphones, USB charging cable, audio cable (no call functionality, just a basic cable), instruction booklet in many languages
     
    Design: Fairly nice looking headphone with design elements borrowed from Beats By Dre (similar looking headband and foldable hinges), and a touch of Bose styling as well. Black, Grey, and Chrome give it a classic and conservative look while other design elements like it's curves give it a stylish and modern feel.
     
    Build Quality: Cheap lightweight plastics are used for most of the construction. Although, I do think these will hold up and last a good while if taken care of.
     
    The ear cups scrape a bit against the connecting arms of the headphone when you tilt the cups up and down. Thankfully that scraping doesn't happen when they are on head, but it's something you will notice when handling them. The joints that connect the ear cups to the connecting arms seem fairly weak.
     
     
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    The foldable hinges also seem to be another potential weak spot. They just don't seem very strong. The hinges themselves are plastic on the inside and metal on the outer side.  
     
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    Comfort: I find these headphones comfortable. I can wear these for hours with no issues. They are more lightweight than expected due to the materials used in construction. There is enough padding on the headband and ear pads for a comfortable fit.
     
    I do wonder how those with smaller heads will fair when it comes to fit. I have an average sized head and I wear these on the smallest size setting.
     
    I also wonder how those with big ears will fair because even though the ear pads are over ear, the openings are just big enough to fit around my ears with a bit of touching on the inner parts of the ear pads. Not enough touching to really bother me, and I forget about it, but this might really be a problem for others. I have average to slightly smaller than average ears.
     
    Sound:  Overall sound signature is warm and bass heavy. There is just enough detail to the sound that they do remain musical. These are not "audiophile" quality headphones. The extreme detail, imaging, and soundstage that audiophiles crave and pay top dollar for isn't here and shouldn't be expected at this price point. These are casual, and "fun" sounding cans. 
     
    My wife, whom I shared these headphones with in order to try the ShareMe functionality, is not an audiophile. Just an average music lover, and she loves the sound of these. There is nothing about the sound that bothers her.
     
    I actually do really enjoy listening to these myself. They are relatively fatigue free since the mids and highs are veiled. I can listen to these for hours. At the price point of what these headphones are sold for, I feel the sound quality is adequate. 
     
    Just as an added note, my audiophile side did notice some resonance issues, and some mucked up frequencies here and there, but after a few days of listening, either I relaxed into the sound, or the drivers broke in, or a bit of both, but I hardly notice it anymore. I also noticed these issues were much less apparent when using the headphones wired. Which brings me to my next point.
     
    The difference in sound when using these wired compared to Bluetooth
     
    Wired: Less bass, vocals and instrumentation come out a bit more, more overall detail
     
    Bluetooth: Strong bass, vocals and details more recessed, a bit more of a muddy presentation overall
     
     
     
    Other Functionality
     
    Bluetooth: Pairing to devices was seemless. No issues there. I did find the Bluetooth connection inconsistent at times. Sometimes connection would drop at a certain distance, sometimes it didn't, but for the most part, Bluetooth functionality was fine when paired to things like phones and computers with good specs.
     
    I also paired to an older computer and found that the headphones struggled to maintain connection when the computer itself was struggling. I have another pair of Bluetooth headphones that faired much better with that computer and maintained connection.  
     
    ShareMe: Now onto the coolest aspect of these headphones and what makes them stand out amongst competitors. The ShareMe function allows 2 headphones with the ShareMe functionality to pair wirelessly and share the audio of a single Bluetooth source.
     
    This worked flawlessly. All you have to do is put one headphone into the ShareMe pairing mode (hold the power button down till you see alternating red and blue lights from the led indicator), then do the same with the other pair, and they just automatically sync up.
     
    The first headphone that you put into pairing mode is the one that connects to the Bluetooth source and the other is the satellite. After they are synced up the first time they will just sync up automatically when they are powered on and near each other. It doesn't matter what order you turn them on or anything like that. You could already be using a pair via Bluetooth and turn the other one on, and it will just connect and play the same audio.
     
    Volume is controlled independently on each headphone by it's own volume buttons. Also, tracks can be changed by the same buttons, by either headphone, with a long press. Both headphones have control over the content.
     
    When it comes to taking calls while using ShareMe, only the main headphone, not the satellite, can answer or hear the call, so there is no eavesdropping going on. The satellite headphone just goes silent.
     
    Calls: When connecting via bluetooth to a phone, call quality is decent. Voices are clear enough to understand and have a proper conversation, but as outlined in the sound quality section, these are bass centric headphones, so voices will lack detail. Mic quality is decent as well. I was told I sound like I'm on "speaker" but could still be heard clear enough. I was also told there was a little bit of static when there was silence, but it wasn't noticeable while talking.
     
    The included cable does not have any call taking functionality, so taking calls can only be done via Bluetooth.
     
    Last Odds & Ends
     
    These are some other things I noticed about the ShareMe 5, and are basically just copy and pasted from my initial impressions.
     
    I checked out some reviews on the ShareMe 5 from around the web and remember someone saying that adjusting volume on the headphones in wireless mode won't work. Only changing tracks works. I had the same problem initially, but I figured out that changing the volume still requires somewhat of a long press. Really quick short clicks won't change the volume. After practicing a bit with how long you need to press the buttons for volume and track changes, it works fine.

    There is a battery indicator in IOS letting you know how much charge there is in the headphones.
     
    Ear pads are removable. I don't recommend removing the pads unless you have to. The pads are on a plastic disc that snaps in around the driver. The disc can be difficult to snap back in, and from what I can tell, the clips seem like they may be easy to break.

    I liked that these have voice prompts. Wasn't expecting that. Nice touch!
     
    Netflix and Youtube audio is good. No major audio/video sync issues. There's just the typical wireless lag of a few milliseconds that's common with Bluetooth audio.
     
    Charging time is quick. Between an hour or two. Only been using them for about 4 days, but I've been using them constantly. IOS battery indicator is still showing a mostly full battery.
     
    Conclusion:
     
    After reading this review, it's apparent there is many pros and cons when it comes to these headphones. They aren't perfect. They definitely have their flaws. What I will say is that I do enjoy using them despite their short comings.
     
    I like the added ShareMe functionality and can think of many future scenarios where that will come in handy especially when travelling with the wife and sharing content on our phones and tablets.
     
    I also think you get a lot of bang for your buck considering the price. These headphones simply have functionality that is difficult to find in this price range, and the sound quality is good enough to do the job.  
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  8. pkshiu
    good sounding value bluetooth headphones with slightly veiled sound, if you like base, this is great for you
    Written by pkshiu
    Published Oct 25, 2016
    4.5/5,
    Pros - looks great, comfortable, bassy, solid bluetooth
    Cons - slightly compressed sound, worry if the hinge will hold up long term

    Unboxing and Packaging

     
    The ShareMe 5 arrived in a box that looks similar to the ShareMe Pro, but thicker. The packing inside is slightly nicer looking. The plastic container holding the headphones is still made from very thin cheap white plastic. I wished they would use something else that looks a bit higher end, because the headphones themselves look very nice.
     
    The headphones come with a USB charging cable, as well as a 3.5 audio cable to use the headphones in wired mode. It is always nice to have that option — if this is the only pair of headphone around, and the battery just ran out — provided you do not have the audio jack-less iPhone 7 !
     

    Build Quality

     
    Mixcder has a winner here. Comparing this with the ShareMe Pro, the ShareMe 5 has a much more premium look and feel. Except for the headband, which has a strip of steel inside, the rest of the body is completely plastic. The metal looking ear cups look good, with just a small bit of shiny metallic plastic, the rest being matte metallic color.
     
    The ear cups on the ShareMe 5 folds up into the headband area. As far as I can tell, the hinges are metal mated with plastic. The hinge does not feel very solid, and I hope that it will hold up with use.
     

    The best part about the ShareMe 5 compare to the ShareMe Pro is that the ear cups is free to rotate vertically for about 15 degrees. The movement is small, but it makes all the difference. They fit onto my ears much better. My son and I keep swapping between the ShareMe 5 and the ShareMe Pro, and we both concluded that the 5 is much more comfortable. I also think that because of this flexible fit, the sound quality improved as well.
     
    The ear cups and headband are covered in soft leatherette over foam. It is of the same quality as my Jabra Move. My guess is that in a year or two of daily use, they will wear out. But for the price it is a nice setup.
     

    Comfort

     
    Because of the swiveling ear cups, and the large ear cups, the ShareMe 5 is very comfortable. The clamp force is average — light enough that I can use it for over an hour with no fatigue. For me the ear cup completely goes over my ear making a good seal. The foam pads press against my glasses slightly, but the pads are soft enough that it is not an issue.
     

    Controls


     
    I am so happy that the controls on the ShareMe 5 is different from the ShareMe Pro. The 5 has a sensible layout — where on the right ear cup, there are up and down volume toggles, and a separate power button. There is no more confusion as to how to turn up or down the volume. The separate power button does double, or is it triple, duty as the play/pause/answer button.
     

    Bluetooth and Battery

     
    Just like the other MixCder headphones, the bluetooth connection is solid. Comparing to my new Bose QC30, the ShareMe 5, the MixCder has a much better range. It easily goes 30 feet line of sight before dropping the connection. Like most newer bluetooth device, when the connection is dropped, the sound is muted. So you will not get a blast of static.
     

    The battery life on the ShareMe 5 is impressive. Again I have problem doing a run down test because after leaving the headphone playing overnight, I still cannot drain the battery. For practical purposes, the battery is good enough for normal use.
     
    One slightly annoying issue with the battery — there is no way to find out the battery level. The power LED will change from blue to flashing red when the battery is low, but I want to know what is the level beforehand.
     
    I noted in my ShareMe Pro review that I experienced a audio delay when I am watching video with the ShareMe Pro. For some reason, it appears to me that the delay in the ShareMe 5 is gone. I watched an entire TV show on Hulu without issue. I don’t know if they have actually updated the bluetooth implementation, or if the perceived difference is purely psychological, but these new ShareMe 5 works fine with video.
     

    Share Me Feature

     
    Since I already have a ShareMe Pro, I paired them together to test out the sharing feature. The two paired up easily (remember, pair them out of range of other bluetooth devices) and they play in the sharing mode without problems.
     

    Sound quality

     
    The sound signature of the ShareMe 5 is similar to the ShareMe Pro, but slightly better to my ears. The overall sound is still compressed, vocals are slightly veiled. The bass is punchy which is good for rock and pop. Compare to a high end setup, the sound are not terribly detailed. Listening to Coldplay’s Viva la Vida, where the instruments are increasingly layered onto the tracks, some of the details are lost.
     
    When the music is less complex, for example Happy Theme Song by Grace Kelly, her Sax comes through warmly. The accompanying bass, piano and drums can be heard clearly. On Sting’s A Thousand years, the rumbling deep bass shows off the bass heavy sound.
     
    Overall, the sound is enjoyable for a US $ 60 pair of headphones. It compares favorably to the Jabra Move.

     

    Conclusion

     
    The ShareMe 5 is a good pair of value bluetooth, over the ear, headphones. Sonically it is good enough. It looks much more expensive than it is built. It is comfortable. My only hope is that the folding hinge holds up over time. Otherwise it is a nice pair of value headphones on it’s own. And if you want the sharing feature, I would recommend getting a pair of ShareMe 5 instead of the ShareMe Pro. 
     
    Note: I was given this pair of headphones free of charge for a honest review.
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    1. Gracesheng
      Nice write up. ShareMe 5 is much nicer for ears. This is also one of my favorite Bluetooth Headphones. 
       
      I bet there are many people would like that you had a ruler in some of the pics to show it's size.
       
      Nice pictures. 
       
      Thanks 
      Gracesheng, Oct 26, 2016
  9. genclaymore
    Great pair of headphones when using anlaog,but those earpads needs to go.
    Written by genclaymore
    Published Oct 23, 2016
    4.0/5,
    Pros - Great analog sound, Light weight, Folds up, Blue tooth and 3.5. Headband pad,Sharing bluetooth audio.
    Cons - Uncomfortable earpads, headband pad not thick enough, Bluetooth audio quailty is not that good, 3.5 Cable is think.
    Inside the box

    Besides the headphone's being neatly folded inside of the box, they give you an manual and two cables.
    The first cable is an USB cable which is used to charge the battery inside of the headphone. Which allows you to use the Bluetooth functionally of the headphones.

    The second cable is an 3.5mm analog cable which is used for using the headphones with an analog source, such as an sound card,external dac amp or any other device with the connection.

    The USB cable is an micro-USB which is very common used for charging smartphones. The cable is not very long but its good enough to do the job of charging the headphones It's an good enough thickness to not instantly break.

    The analog 3.5 cable on the other hand is way too thin like an string. If you are not careful you can easy break the cable. I don't see why they couldn't include an thick 3.5mm cable like they did the micro-USB.

    Lucky you can easy get an replacement if your 3.5mm cable ever breaks so that not really an issue.
     
     
     
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    Build Quality

    When I look at the headphones and unfold them, it seems like the headband is made out of thin plastic,Their is metal on each side at the size adjuster, Just handing them make me feel like they could be broken real easily if your not careful with them.

    Comfort

    The headband it self has an thin layer of padding but It's not uncomfortable for me. On the other hand, the earpads they are not that comfortable. After a couple of hours my ears starts to hurt. Due to them being an oval shape, instead of being round.

    This really ruins the enjoyment of the headphones, Couple of times I had to remove the headphones due to the pain while I was watching an move, playing music and games.

    Also your ear's touch the inside of the headphone's, its not deep enough. People with small ear's shouldn't run into this issue. But if you have large ears like mine then you won't be able to stand the ear-pads as they sit on your ears an bit.

    I can't tell if the ear-pads are removable, I don't wanna try and ruin the ear-pads.

    Portable

    Like I mentioned before, you can fold the headphone's back up and pack them away into your backpack or coat pockets. I wouldn't suggest putting them into your pants pocket as you risk the chance of breaking the headphones. When you fold them back up they snap into place and does not unfold on their own. The cable's being short and thin does let you place them in your pocket easier, but since they are small, it be easier to loose the cable if your not careful.
     
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    Functions

    The analog 3.5 mm connector to my Nuforce U dac-5 sounded very good, I did not have any issues at all with the headphones using this cable.

    The Bluetooth worked very well, I was able to pair Two ShareMe5's together without an issue, The audio over Bluetooth sounded very good on both headphones. So there was no sound issues. There is no volume control on the headphone's so you will need to do it thru your phone or media device. Instead there are buttons used to change the tracks.
     
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    Isolation

    I found the headphone's to do an very good job with blocking out noise, While it doesn't give you 100% noise isolation as I could still hear my case fans roaring on max setting. But it was isolated enough to not distract me from what I was doing.

    Audio Performance

    Analog 3.5

    With the 3.5 Analog connection connected to my uDac 5, The highs in the music sound really smooth, there is no brightness or sharp highs any where. Hit hats and snares are clean and can be heard very clear. Voices come thru very well with some weight behind them. The bass hits really powerful, the drums hit's hard as well. This would be an perfect headphone for some one who loves a lot of bass. Because this really delivers. The bass does not bleed into the other freq. So you can hear all of the music without any issues. Even the Piano sound really good with force behind it

    The sound imaging is very good of course not as good as my HD700's but still good for an closed back headphone. I can hear each of the instruments separately which is very good, even with all of that bass. I really like the way these headphones sound.

    Bluetooth

    The hit hat's are not as clear or clean but they sound good enough. While the voice's sound neutral, they do not sound like they are hiding behind something or in your face.

    The bass hit's hard but its not the same quality and performance as analog and was boomy, there was times where the bass and the drums was hard to hear apart. The separating was ok at time's and at other times it wasn't. There was instruments that was hard to hear because off the bass.

    But over all it still sound better in compare to the other pair of Bluetooth earphone's that I own.
     
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    Charge Time

    I would say it took 30mins to an hour to charged up all the way, but it's hard to say because I wasn't staring at the headphone as it was charging. But it felt really quick.

    Overall

    I found the Share Me5 to perform the best in analog mode depending on the source you are connecting it to. While i found the headphone to work good in Bluetooth mode but its no where the same as analog. But that was expected because I used an very good analog source so results can vary. I generally didn't like how the bass did while using Bluetooth it did not do that well.

    The Ear-pads hurts and i feel they could either made them bigger or made the inside of the ear-pads walls thinner instead of thick. They def not good for eyeglasses user's, this is an major issue with these headphones, if you could easy replaced the ear-pads then this may not be an issue.

    The fact that it has removable cable is an good plus.

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