Amazon Echo Buds - Knowles Dual BA Wireless Earbuds w/Bose Active Noise Reduction
Oct 26, 2019 at 7:07 PM Thread Starter Post #1 of 5

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Amazon Echo Buds $129.99

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  • Immersive sound – Premium speaker drivers deliver crisp, dynamic audio. Bose Active Noise Reduction Technology and sealed in-ear design limits background noise.
  • Hands-free with Alexa – Echo Buds work with the Alexa app to stream music, play Audible audiobooks, make calls, or get directions—just ask.
  • Access other assistants – Supports access to Siri or Google Assistant from a supported device—just press and hold your earbud.
  • Long-lasting battery – Get up to 5 hrs music playback per charge, up to 2 hrs with a 15-min quick charge, and up to 20 hrs with the charging case.
  • Customizable fit for better sound – 3 sizes of ear tips help form a comfortable in-ear seal for immersive listening.
  • Exercise ready – Sweat-resistant with a secure fit that’s made to move with you.
  • Alexa is always getting smarter and adding new skills – Request a rideshare, get a guided workout, or order dinner, all hands-free.
  • Designed to protect your privacy - Built with multiple layers of privacy protections and controls, including the ability to mute the mics with the Alexa app.
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Echo Buds

Size
Earbud: 22 x 23 x 24 mm
Case: 57 x 77 x 29 mm

Weight
Earbud: 7.6 g (7.8 g with medium ear tip) Case: 70 g Actual size and weight may vary by manufacturing process.

Wi-Fi or data connection

Echo Buds use a Wi-Fi or mobile data connection and the Alexa app for connectivity and other features. Carrier charges may apply. Please consult your carrier for information on any fees and limitations that apply to your plan. Alexa voice control is supported on Android 6.0 and iOS 12 or greater. However, please note that the following smartphones are not compatible with Echo Buds for Alexa voice control.

Bluetooth
Bluetooth 5.0 Hands-Free Profile (HFP) support for calling, Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) support for audio streaming, Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) for voice control of media sessions, Serial Port Profile for Bluetooth connectivity to Android phones and iPod Accessory Protocol for Bluetooth connectivity to iPhones.

Processors
Realtek RTL8763B Bluetooth System on Chip, Intel Dual Digital Signal Processor with Inference Engine, Analog Devices ADAU1777 Audio Codec

Speakers
Knowles dual balanced armature drivers

Microphones
3 per earbud: 2 external beamforming microphones + 1 internal microphone

IPX rating (water resistance)
IPX4 (earbuds only), tested to withstand water splashing. Learn more.

Sensors
Accelerometer, proximity, touch

Battery and power
Echo Buds with fully-charged charging case: Up to 20 hours music playback time with 3 full additional charges; up to 16 hours call time with 3 full additional charges.

Echo Buds (single charge): Up to 5 hours music playback time; up to 4 hours call time.

Echo Buds (15-minute quick charge): Up to 2 hours music playback time with 15-minute quick charge.

Actual battery life will vary depending on device settings, features utilized, environment and other factors. Testing was conducted by Amazon in a lab environment with preproduction Echo Buds and charging case and a prerelease version of the Alexa app on both iPhone and Android phones. Prior to testing, Echo Buds and charging case were fully charged to 100% (except for quick charge which charged drained Echo Buds at room temperature for 15 minutes). Echo Buds were set at 50% volume. Music playback testing was conducted with a preset music list, noise reduction and hands-free with Alexa enabled, until the first earbud stopped playback. 20 hour music playback testing consisted of recharging the drained Echo Buds to 100% for 4 successive discharge cycles on the Echo Buds. Call time testing consisted of discharging Echo Buds on a test phone number with a test track playing on both the caller and receiver sides with hands-free Alexa enabled, until call audio stopped on the first Echo Bud. Additionally, 16 hour call time testing consisted of recharging the drained Echo Buds to 100% for 4 successive discharge cycles on the Echo Buds.

Accessibility features
The Alexa app and Alexa-enabled products include several features for customers with accessibility needs related to vision, hearing, mobility, and speech. Learn more about Alexa accessibility.

Warranty and service
1-year limited warranty and service included. Optional 1-year, 2-year, and 3-year extended warranties will be available for U.S. customers and sold separately. Use of Echo Buds is subject to the terms found here.

Included in the box
Echo Buds, charging case, 3 pairs of ear tips, 3 pairs of wing tips, micro-USB cable, and Quick Start Guide.

Privacy Features
Wake word technology, streaming indicator, mute button in the Alexa app, the ability to view and delete your voice recordings, and more. Visit the Alexa Privacy Hub to explore how Alexa and Echo devices are designed to protect your privacy.
 
Oct 26, 2019 at 9:09 PM Post #2 of 5

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I can see it now, all of the home competitors (Apple TV, Google Home, Roku, etc..) will now offer earphones of their own just to add to the mix of goodies we "just can't get enough" of. But I think this is really innovative. I hope the bass is good enough for movies; ba can be kind of quick decaying while explosions need some time to be felt.
 
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Oct 26, 2019 at 9:25 PM Post #3 of 5

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I've actually been hoping to see more wireless earbuds using BA drivers, so to see a dual-BA setup is a nice surprise. The only knocks I see so far are no mention of Apt-X or LDAC support and that it's only rated IPX4.
 
Oct 28, 2019 at 1:27 PM Post #4 of 5

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I can see why wifi is better for things like group movie or sports and games kind of thingy.

Edited: Future feature when HDTV gets updated with multichannel audio and much much higher resolution, they should include a feature to let viewers get the speaker's perspective for audio.
 
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Oct 30, 2019 at 11:43 PM Post #5 of 5

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In stock on November 5, 2019. It has got Bose in it so I wonder if noise cancelling is as good as they say it is. And I wonder with cabin wifi if you can use this for movies on flight with VR glasses. Wifi audio streaming going really lightweight as well. I suspect Alexa will assist in cloud library retrieval, and gapless could be a deal breaker.
 
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