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Waterproof Bluetooth Earbuds Alpatronix HX500 BT 5 0 TWS IPX5 Wireless Sport Rechargeable Headphones Headset w Mic Qi Compatible Charger Case Running Stereo Earphones for Indoor Outdoor Black

Last Updated: 9 Apr 2019 (Refresh Now)
7.8
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Review Summary - 80 recent, verified reviews

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Comfort
 48
earbuds, fit, ears, earbud, fall
+85%
-15%
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" ...  Fitment--- These buds are no different than other ones by offering different pieces to provide you that perfect fit. ... After a few adjustments, they fit my ears perfectly and stay in even with vigorous activity.  ...  "
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" ...  Fit ears very well, much more securely than Apple Airpods for me.  ...  "
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" ...  I have never invested in a good set of wireless earbuds before, but I'm happy I did now. ... The Alpatronix headphones are easy to use and fit well in my ears.  ...  "
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" ...  The pairing process is simple - take the ear pods out of the case, they'll automatically turn on, and you'll hear confirmation for the left and right earbuds connecting. ... The case itself is fairly durable, fits in the palm of your hand, and the earbuds fit magnetically snug. ... The earhook they come packaged with fit me perfectly, and Alpatronix provides beautifully different sizes for you.  ...  "
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" ...  They come with different sized rubber tips for almost anyone’s ear and I had my girlfriend try them and she also found a pair that fit great. ... They fit comfortably and are simple to use and have full functions built in by tapping the outside of the ear bud.  ...  "
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" ...  But on heavy exercise and movements, the wingtips certainly hold it well in place in your ear. ... The set also includes three different size of earbuds to accommodate different size ear canals.  ...  "
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" ...  They fit comfortably in my ears, and the extra ear accessories will probably be able to accommodate most people. ... The earbuds paired to my iPhone in literally less than one second!  ...  "
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" ...  I love that these earbuds are waterproof and that they fit in your ears so comfortably.  ...  "
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Fit
 42
ear, earbuds, ears, case, buds
+90%
-10%
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" ...  They come with several ear hole pieces so I can choose the smaller size I need and another spare part for the rubber that goes on the outside of them.  ...  "
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" ...  These fit into the ear and feel comfortable.  ...  "
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" ...  Right out of the box these fit perfectly and have the right amount of bass to not blow you eardrums away.  ...  "
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" ...  The wingtips are part of a wrap around plastic that can be swapped for one that has no wing tips. ... But on heavy exercise and movements, the wingtips certainly hold it well in place in your ear. ... The set also includes three different size of earbuds to accommodate different size ear canals.  ...  "
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" ...  I love that these earbuds are waterproof and that they fit in your ears so comfortably.  ...  "
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" ...  When I say these things stay put . ... they stay put.  ...  "
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" ...  Fit ears very well, much more securely than Apple Airpods for me. ... The easy solution is to remove the left earbud from the case, which then connects to the phone, and remove the right one a few seconds later.  ...  "
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" ...  They provide several size options for the part that fits right in your ear.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 40
quality, music, sound is good, price, noise
+93%
-8%
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" ...  They are easy to use a nd are comfortable with great sound quality.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound quality is good.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound quality is good.  ...  "
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" ...  1) sound quality ... Sound quality was good, not at all “tinny”. ... And hearing outside sound was adequate for safety and communication.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound quality has been good and thus far I have had no issues.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound Quality--- All I can really say is that these buds sound great!  ...  "
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" ...  The sound is good, and there's no cords to get in the way of lifting.  ...  "
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" ...  Unfortunately, while the new pair was better in terms of sound quality, a longer usage period pointed out some other issues: ... * The sound quality is now pretty good. ... They're not $150+ Jabras or AirPods, but the sound is pretty good for the price.  ...  "
Charging
 40
charging, charge, earbuds, charged, battery
+93%
-8%
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" ...  Fast charging and the battery lasts longer than a couple of hours.  ...  "
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" ...  I decided on the Alpatronix earbuds, largely based on the great experience I’ve had with their Qi wireless iPhone charging case that I’ve used. ... When they arrived, I hadn’t realized that they came in a really compact wireless charging case (another plus). ... What else can I say, comfort, quality, wireless charging case  ...  "
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" ...  The case charges the earbuds and you can also use a Qi wireless charger to charge the case.  ...  "
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" ...  The recharge case allows me to go 2-3 days without having to charge it.  ...  "
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" ...  They charge in the case they come with (you charge the case to charge the headphones). ... Don't lose the case as that's the only means of charging them.  ...  "
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" ...  The charging case is compact which is nice.  ...  "
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" ...  The charging case is really handy.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s really cool to be able to charge on my Qi wireless charger. ... Great thinking including that method to charge up in the wireless charging era.  ...  "
Battery Life
 30
battery, battery life, hours, hour, charged
+93%
-7%
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" ...  I’ve found the charge lasts my weekly 5 sessions of 1.5-hour workouts (putting them back in the case each time). ... *Last through 1.5-hour 5x / week weekly gym sessions without a recharge to the case  ...  "
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" ...  The battery life is decent, especially if you don’t have the volume set too high (and, since they create a good seal in the ear canal, you probably won’t have to crank up the volume).  ...  "
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" ...  Once charged depending on the usage the battery holds up charge for about 4 to 5 hours.  ...  "
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" ...  Really comfortable, great sound quality, and held a charge a long time, Best of all they dont hurt my ear like others do.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery life gets me through a day easily, all the more so when I'm using one earbud at a time. ... Each has its own mini battery, obviously.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery lasts very long.  ...  "
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" ...  They charge in the case they come with (you charge the case to charge the headphones). ... I haven't taken a call yet on them, and I haven't tested the battery life fully yet, but i will use these for several days with an hour or two of listening before I charge them.  ...  "
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" ...  The recharge case allows me to go 2-3 days without having to charge it.  ...  "
For Running
 26
gym, ears, stay, run, fit
+92%
-8%
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" ...  I loved these earbuds a lot.  ...  "
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" ...  They stay in place for walking and various other outdoor activities.  ...  "
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" ...  These are excellent Earbuds!  ...  "
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" ...  I really like these headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  I’ve been trying for quite a while to find a good audio solution for when I run or ride, and the short answer is nothing’s perfect, but really liking these so far. ... I haven’t run these dead so can’t say how long the battery life is, but more than enough for a 45 mile ride and then a 6 mile run the next day without a recharge. ... Fit is comfortable with 3 options for sizing, and with the ear hook I have no worries about them dropping out, even during peak exercise.  ...  "
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" ...  Love these earbuds.  ...  "
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" ...  I’d highly recommend these headphones to anyone in the market.  ...  "
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" ...  Love these earbuds!  ...  "
Device Compatibility
 25
paired, pairing, pair, connected, connectivity
+96%
-4%
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" ...  My first impression was just how easily they paired with my iphone xs!  ...  "
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" ...  I like how easy the connectivity of the earbud are to an electronic device.  ...  "
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" ...  They are so easy to pair to my iPad or my Google Pixel.  ...  "
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" ...  I love how they connect to each other independently, so you can use just one if you need to also pay attention to the world around you.  ...  "
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" ...  They were very easy to pair with my phone.  ...  "
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" ...  Great connection to phone.  ...  "
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" ...  I haven’t had the issues others mentioned about the two connecting or disconnecting for stereo.  ...  "
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" ...  They automatically turn on and off once paired with the the device, iPhone, Macbook Pro or iPad Pro. ... And I will continue to purchase Alpatronix brand devices.  ...  "
Bluetooth
 19
pairing, connection, poor, paired, buds
+79%
-21%
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" ...  Easy Bluetooth connection is a big deal for me because the last thing I want to deal with when putting on music so that I can get my work done is having to fiddle with Bluetooth settings to try to get a connection. ... Overall, these do what they’re supposed to do: connect via Bluetooth, play music, sound good, and last a while on a charge.  ...  "
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" ...  As a Bluetooth headphone junkie, I'm always looking for a new favorite.  ...  "
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" ...  Pairing and connecting to an iPhone was fast and easy. ... Once you take them out of the case, they pair with your phone and you hear "Connected."  ...  "
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" ...  Initial Bluetooth pairing is well explained in the quick-start guide.  ...  "
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" ...  The bluetooth range on these headphones aren't too bad -- I was able to walk all around my 4 bedroom apartment without any trouble, even a short trip outside to the patio or out the door for knocking guests/visitors posed no problem.  ...  "
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" ...  + Bluetooth 5.0 tech for long-distance listening  ...  "
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" ...  I've never had other bluetooth headphones that weren't linked together, so I can't compare these to airpods.  ...  "
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" ...  Pairing is easy, and they don't seem to be affected by sweat when I use them while riding a bike.  ...  "
Headphones
 18
earbuds, wireless earbuds, true wireless, pair, headphone
+100%
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" ...  I love how the controls are on each headphone because I can alternate between using just my left or just my right earbud. ... Overall, I love these headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  The earbuds paired to my iPhone in literally less than one second!  ...  "
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" ...  They never quite fit any in-ear headphones. ... + take calls dual headphones — even Bose true wireless can’t do that!  ...  "
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" ...  I really like these headphones.  ...  "
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" ...  The packaging for the headphones is nothing to speak of.  ...  "
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" ...  This is an awesome pair of earbuds.  ...  "
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" ...  All in all I recommend the HX500 and plan to make it my primary headset.  ...  "
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" ...  Simply press one of the headphones to pause while listening.  ...  "
Earbuds
 15
buds, fit, ear bud, charging, take
+100%
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" ...  Like many others, I gave up on ear buds long ago as they never would stay in my ears.  ...  "
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" ...  These are really great ear buds.  ...  "
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" ...  the sound quality is on par with my over-ear headphones, (just less bulky) and they hold a charge for days.  ...  "
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" ...  Probably the best sounding ear buds, headphone I’ve used.  ...  "
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" ...  *Great gym ear buds — won’t fall out  ...  "
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" ...  The set also includes three different size of earbuds to accommodate different size ear canals.  ...  "
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" ...  The set of ear gels that came already on them fit my ear perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall, the HX500 ear buds seem quite good, especially at a price point of approximately one third of Apple Airbuds.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 14
easy, use, easy to use, ease, set
+100%
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" ...  They were very easy to pair with my phone.  ...  "
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" ...  The instructions are very clear and understandable.  ...  "
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" ...  Really easy to use - didn't need to read any instructions to get these paired, to skip tracks, or anything really.  ...  "
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" ...  The easy solution is to remove the left earbud from the case, which then connects to the phone, and remove the right one a few seconds later.  ...  "
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" ...  Ease of use is great.  ...  "
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" ...  3) operational ease. ... Finally, the Instructions are minimal and really require a lot of outside knowledge and patience to use and set up the HX500 initially.  ...  "
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" ...  They are easy to use a nd are comfortable with great sound quality.  ...  "
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" ...  The case is pretty solid and easy to open.  ...  "
Price
 13
good, value, sound, worth, quality
+92%
-8%
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" ...  Great earbuds for the price.  ...  "
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" ...  These were reasonably priced.  ...  "
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" ...  For the price, these are a good choice.  ...  "
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" ...  I was expecting them to be decent, but it surpassed my expectations.  ...  "
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" ...  Great product for the price better than so many that are much more expensive  ...  "
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" ...  For the price, I'd say a good value.  ...  "
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" ...  Def worth the price I’m very happy with them.  ...  "
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" ...  Over all the product is good for the money.  ...  "
Call quality
 13
voice, clear, call, hear, calls
+85%
-15%
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" ...  + take calls dual headphones — even Bose true wireless can’t do that!  ...  "
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" ...  The sound quality for calls is great, i can hear the speaker very clearly, and they didn't mention having any issues hearing me.  ...  "
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" ...  Phone function is crystal clear for me and whoever I'm talking to.  ...  "
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" ...  Just mowed with them the other day and was able to hear the sound clearly as the headphones blocked out the loud noises around me.  ...  "
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" ...  Sound is super clear, people can hear everything you say. ... Was able to hold conference calls with ease using these ear buds. ... Great for listening to music from your phone as well.  ...  "
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" ...  I haven’t had but one or two phone calls, but had no complaints so far about sound quality.  ...  "
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" ...  Clear on both ends for telephone calls. ... For phone calls and podcasts on NYC streets, I prefer to use only one earbud in order to preserve some situational awareness. ... When you use both earbuds, a robotic female voice announces "Left," "Right," and then "second device connected" when the HX500 links to the phone.  ...  "
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" ...  Phone calls are easy to take with just a press on the earbud and the sound and voice pick up is clear.  ...  "
Build Quality
 10
open, plastic, hard, earbuds, cheap
+80%
-20%
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" ...  A well-made product of high-end quality materials, which includes the compact charging case.  ...  "
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" ...  The earbuds came packaged and protected very well, with all of the necessary accessories.  ...  "
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" ...  The case itself is fairly durable, fits in the palm of your hand, and the earbuds fit magnetically snug.  ...  "
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" ...  The case itself is sturdy and small enough for easy transport.  ...  "
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" ...  The wingtips are part of a wrap around plastic that can be swapped for one that has no wing tips. ... The case is pretty solid and easy to open.  ...  "
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" ...  Here's what I really loved you get these open the box, then the case.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s a soft neoprene / nylon type of fabric that is unnoticeable.  ...  "
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" ...  First and foremost the packaged arrived safe and fast.  ...  "
Bass
 9
music, base, though, sound, needs
+78%
-22%
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" ...  Sound quality was crisp and clear, with good treble and reasonable bass ranges.  ...  "
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" ...  Pairing was very easy, battery life is great, they charge wirelessly, the bass is great.  ...  "
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" ...  The bass is full but not too heavy which is great for my taste.  ...  "
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" ...  Right out of the box these fit perfectly and have the right amount of bass to not blow you eardrums away.  ...  "
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" ...  I listen to a lot of electronic music at the gym like techno, house, and drum and bass so bass is a big factor to me. ... These have the best bass I have heard from wireless buds.  ...  "
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" ...  The base is ok. Not booming jabra elite active kind of quality. ... *muted bass not for bassheads — but great for the price  ...  "
Controls
 8
button, pressing, pause, earbuds, earbud
+38%
-63%
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" ...  The button is beneath the plastic shell and requires it to flex inward to press, doing so with the earbuds in is a very unpleasant experience as the amount of force required really jams them into your ear.  ...  "
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" ...  * The buttons are also very stiff and kind of hard to push.  ...  "
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" ...  The pressure required to activate the buttons is so much that it becomes painful. ... Also, I frequently have trouble finding the exact spot to hit the button and end up hard-pressing the earbud into my ear until I do find it.  ...  "
Volume
 7
loud, 2, hours, sound, needs
+43%
-57%
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" ...  It claims 2-3 hours of battery life at 50% volume. ... At 40% volume from a full charge I got 2 hours and 34 minutes. ... If everything was fully charged you should seem to expect 5 recharges from the case, so 10-12.5 hours of use at 50% volume.  ...  "
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" ...  2: Low total volume. ... It isn't a killer for me, I like to keep my volume low to be aware of my external surroundings while running, but I am playing on near max volume, and if you're someone who actually wants to drown out the noise of what's around you then these will not do the job.  ...  "
Setup
 5
easy, use, setup, instructions, step
+100%
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" ...  Finally, the Instructions are minimal and really require a lot of outside knowledge and patience to use and set up the HX500 initially.  ...  "
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" ...  I got them and within 2 minutes I had them setup.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy set up (partial).  ...  "
Noise Cancellation
 5
using, cancellation, block, outside, tune
+100%
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" ...  They have good noise cancellation and i have not experienced any issues with distance yet.  ...  "
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" ...  The noise cancellation is great!  ...  "
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" ...  They work well to block out outside noise.  ...  "
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" ...  The sound quality is great and seem to be similar to noise cancelling headphones as I really can tune out the world while using them.  ...  "
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" ...  I loved much outside noise they block when using both of them.  ...  "
Water Resistance
 5
shower, pool, also, fit, ears
+100%
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" ...  Only thing I haven’t tried is the waterproof aspect . ... if may come in handy if I forget they’re in and jump in the shower  ...  "
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" ...  I have not tested the waterproof yet, but look forward to putting it through the ringer.  ...  "
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" ...  *** UPDATE*** These waterproof earbuds work so well and I am so happy with their performance that I purchased a second pair for my daughter.  ...  "
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" ...  Also, the headphones themselves are quite unnoticeable and almost took them into the shower because I forgot I had them on.  ...  "
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" ...  I love that these earbuds are waterproof and that they fit in your ears so comfortably.  ...  "
Size
 5
size, small, pocket, perfect, little
+100%
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" ...  Small magnetic case is a perfect size for your pocket or a backpack pouch.  ...  "
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" ...  Good product, compact!  ...  "
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" ...  These little earbuds produce a quality sound without being bulky or obtrusive. ... The case itself is sturdy and small enough for easy transport.  ...  "
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" ...  The size is suitable and I love the case they come in.  ...  "
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" ...  The case is compact and is perfect to throw in my purse.  ...  "
Frequencies
 4
sound, ranges, good, crisp, bass
+100%
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" ...  Sound quality was crisp and clear, with good treble and reasonable bass ranges.  ...  "
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" ...  High and mid ranges are crisp.  ...  "
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" ...  Pretty good treble and midrange.  ...  "
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" ...  The highs and mids sound great for the price.  ...  "
Software Platform
 4
pixel, iphone, google, phone, pair
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  They easily paired to both my iPhone X and her google pixel 3 as well as my work IPhone 6s.  ...  "
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" ...  They are so easy to pair to my iPad or my Google Pixel.  ...  "
Cables
 4
charging, cable, issue, headphones, headphone
+75%
-25%
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" ...  This is my first pair without any cord.  ...  "
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" ...  My other few "wireless" earbuds have had a cord from earbud to earbud, But these new ones do not which is super nice!  ...  "
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" ...  Apple Earpods are great because they have no cord, and are easy to use.  ...  "
Cover
 3
carrying, small, size, pocket, perfect
+100%
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" ...  Small magnetic case is a perfect size for your pocket or a backpack pouch.  ...  "
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" ...  The carrying case is probably my favorite part of the earbuds.  ...  "
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" ...  One of the reasons we love these headphones is the convenient carrying case.  ...  "
Design
 3
ear
+100%
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" ...  But worth it for the sleek, low profile.  ...  "
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" ...  I loved how small they are and how sleek and cool they look.  ...  "

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Connectivity
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