Going fully Wireless IEMs. Too soon? Or are we there yet?
Mar 23, 2021 at 12:31 AM Post #31,081 of 35,618

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That explains it - the warranty is US only:
Interesting I was on eBay. Com but it must have seen me as a Canadian address. Guess my best bet is Amazon then.

On a different note I really am amazed at the sound I am getting on the Huawei. I would put their sound right up there with my favorites but with so much more functionality. They need some EQ in the Treble bit mean they are clear with great sound stage and instrument separation. I am really healthy i stumbled onto these.

Not sure why none else is using them.
Anyone on Android I am happy to share my EQ settings from wavelet. Getting nice detail in treble with these settings now too. Better than MT and JBL. I also live the analog sound of the MT too, but if I had to return every earbud I own and use one as my daily driver for every circumstance these would win.
 
Mar 23, 2021 at 3:44 AM Post #31,082 of 35,618

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the chipset thing is annoying.

I got some cheap soundpeats for sleeping and podcasts, didnt think i need much.

so you have Qualcomm, Realtek and Mediatek now with chipsets, and unless you get something qualcomm powered or something from Sony, its going to be just SBC and AAC and the latency will suck. and were seing a lot of manufacturers saving a buck or two getting the realtek or Mediatek chipset so they can skip on the aptx license, so they are great for music, but as soon as you watch a video o try to follow a clip on youtube. screw it.
Latency is more a problem with Android's optimization. Android 9 Pie onwards improved it significantly compared to previous versions, but it still falls behind compared to Windows 10. My laptop has Intel BT5.0 Bluetooth stack and the latency is good enough for some basic gaming, whether I'm using AptX or SBC. Earfun Free Pro's low latency mode helps a bit as well but it was already good to start.
 
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just received this Geekfly GF8S TWS yesterday, pretty awesome on SQ alone, wonder why still few people talking about this one. definitely comparable against my wired IEMs at this price point (i prefer this than Tanchjim Oxygen or See Audio Yume xD).
 
Mar 23, 2021 at 9:43 AM Post #31,086 of 35,618

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just received this Geekfly GF8S TWS yesterday, pretty awesome on SQ alone, wonder why still few people talking about this one. definitely comparable against my wired IEMs at this price point (i prefer this than Tanchjim Oxygen or See Audio Yume xD).

They did a horrible job of selling it. Never explained the difference and why this was double the price of the original. Of course no ambient or other features and a small relatively unproven brand with this the only model. Not much wonder really why few talk about them :) They are cheaper and more versatile than the Grado is but Grado has a name so more are gonna try it.
 
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Mar 23, 2021 at 2:33 PM Post #31,089 of 35,618

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At this point with all my recent returns to Amazon I got a letter suggesting I am returning too many products.
I think right now am set with MT, Huawei and bought the refurb 75t active with Qi case just because. Well actually they will be my Mudder pair. So anywhere they can get very wet. Ie pool, washing my car.....

Think my next investment in this will skip the generation coming out now like the new M&D,KEf, Sony, B&W etc as I think they will be iterative updates.
None will have better ANC multipairing and overall utility of the freebuds.None will have more secure fit and that lovely warm British sound of the Melomania and none will have the IP ratings of the Jabra.

In 2022 I expect BLE to become mainstream and we will see the next big leap in terms of battery life connectivity with incremental improvements in sound more due to codecs.

It has been a fun ride but the Amazon reminder out things into perspective and have gone overboard.
Will post my final comparisons in a post soon among all the buds I have auditioned.
If there are specific questions about various earbuds I would be glad to answer as I have out them all through their paces and can really dial in the difference both sound and functionality etc between them.
 
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Anyone with the 75t Active and the 85t.... I know the ANC is but is the call quality that much better on the 85t? That's the only reason I'm considering them when they release the 85t actives since their battery life will probably be much less compared to the current 75t active.
 
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Personally I hope we'll see BLE products coming out this year :)

But yeah, usually the advice in tech is that there will always be better stuff, so just buy when you need it. But the upcoming next gen standardised bluetooth will be a huge upgrade, it will even outshine when we got APTX instead of SBC.

So if Sony/B&W/M&D etc launches new TWS with current Bluetooth tech it would just feel like such a waste to buy them. At least the CA MT's are very cheap considering they've only been out for a couple of months.
 
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Anyone with the 75t Active and the 85t.... I know the ANC is but is the call quality that much better on the 85t? That's the only reason I'm considering them when they release the 85t actives since their battery life will probably be much less compared to the current 75t active.
Not in my experience; they're largely the same.
 
Mar 23, 2021 at 4:44 PM Post #31,093 of 35,618

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Received the MT's today. These are pretty nice and fit great.

My quick impressions vs the L2P as that was my main inquiry:

Pros
The MT has better bass extension and texture.
Slightly thicker presentation and more body
Slightly wider sound stage to my ears
Bass is more realistic
More realistic Timbre
Fit is excellent
Paired no issue even before upgrade. Signal seems great. Walked around house with my phone at the opposite end and room it was in door was closed.

Cons
Slightly less detailed

With that said, imo they do not dethrone the L2P but will definitely be a great addition to the family, especially due to the fit. Thanks for the rec @MCPT @miserybeforethemusic @Canabuc
 
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Received the MT's today. These are pretty nice and fit great.

My quick impressions vs the L2P as that was my main inquiry:

Pros
The MT has better bass extension and texture.
Slightly thicker presentation and more body
Slightly wider sound stage to my ears
Bass is more realistic
More realistic Timbre
Fit is excellent
Paired no issue even before upgrade. Signal seems great. Walked around house with my phone at the opposite end and room it was in door was closed.

Cons
Slightly less detailed

With that said, imo they do not dethrone the L2P but will definitely be a great addition to the family, especially due to the fit. Thanks for the rec @MCPT @miserybeforethemusic @Canabuc
I’m glad you’re enjoying them. I’d agree with your assessment of the differences in sound between the two.

I just received my replacement pair, so I hope all of the connection issues are resolved for me.
 
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Personally I hope we'll see BLE products coming out this year :)

But yeah, usually the advice in tech is that there will always be better stuff, so just buy when you need it. But the upcoming next gen standardised bluetooth will be a huge upgrade, it will even outshine when we got APTX instead of SBC.

So if Sony/B&W/M&D etc launches new TWS with current Bluetooth tech it would just feel like such a waste to buy them. At least the CA MT's are very cheap considering they've only been out for a couple of months.
I think this is why we haven't seen or heard much about the Sony. I think they will be new standard capable. Of course should be backward compatible I would assume. Same with Qualcomm 3050 series should still work with current tech but no Snapdragon capabilities if not a SD capable device connected to it. I don't see there being a cutoff where old won't work with new and new with old.

Sony was always ahead of Nuarl. So hard to think Nuarl are showing something they will be producing and Sony will come out with an old tech TWS.
 

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