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I just received my IconX today. After reading the reviews, I knew enough to CHARGE them before putting them in My ears. Charging didn't take long at ALL. Once I plugged them into...Read complete review
I just received my IconX today. After reading the reviews, I knew enough to CHARGE them before putting them in My ears. Charging didn't take long at ALL. Once I plugged them into my head :) they paired right up. The CONS that I have read about, and what I have seen myself in using these earbuds: -problem pairing: Personally, I have had no trouble at ALL with this. Not only did they pair with My Samsung Galaxy Note5, they also paired with my ipod touch. (only note, you need to place the earbuds back in the charging case for a second, put them back in your ears and they will pair right up with the device. Once paired, end of issue) -sound quality (lack of bass): On this I have to agree (sorta). When listening to music streamed via My Galaxy Note 5, the sound was weak, not much volume and VERY little bass. HOWEVER! When used with My ipod touch (which I normally use for music anyway, not phone), the sound is AWESOME! NICE bass, plenty of deafening volume. These little earbuds sound great. -confusing touch controls: O.o seriously? This could not be easier. Anybody that has used a Beats Headset, already knows these controls. In short, LOVE these earbuds!
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The Future Is... Soon
2016 has been something of a second coming for Bluetooth and wireless technology, due to headphone ports suddenly becoming something of a luxury item on flagship smartphones. So, if we are moving into...Read complete review
2016 has been something of a second coming for Bluetooth and wireless technology, due to headphone ports suddenly becoming something of a luxury item on flagship smartphones. So, if we are moving into this brave new wireless world (version 2.0), these things had better be good, right? To begin with the Icon X are clearly a premium offering. You're presented with two earbuds, with a rubber inner ear locking design that I'd seen previously with my YurBuds, together with a small clasp case that contains an additional battery, for charging the headphones when you're out and about. The locking design works incredibly well, and, after you've picked from the three sizes of both the buds and the inner ear lock, you'll never feel like the headphones are likely to drop out. The case is reassuringly weighty, with a satisfying click as you lock then in place to charge. The sound quality, too, is superb. Deep and bassy, without being overpowering, with crisp highs, the Icon X are faultless. While they block out any external sound, as you might expect, they do offer an 'ambient sound' mode, that uses a microphone to play ambient sounds to the user while they have the headphones in. This is extremely useful when wandering around town, enabling you to hear traffic and other noises that could pose a hazard. So far, so good. However, it's here where the Icon X's flaws make themselves know. The Icon X are packed with great ideas; the charging case, the ambient sound mode are just two. Another is the sensors on each earbud, that detect when the earbuds are in your ear, switching themselves off when they aren't. Well, a great idea also needs great execution, and in this case, Samsung missed the mark. Getting the earbuds to detect they are in your ears isn't the problem, what becomes a problem is when, after ten minutes of wearing them, they think they've fallen out. I mentioned that the in-ear locking design works fantastically? Well, while they feel like they do, the sensors frequently disagree with you. During an hour session at the gym, I was notified they were falling out of my ears by the tone they emit (when they didn't feel like they were) four times. Granted, using gym equipment requires a great deal of movement, but sweat seemed to make the sensor act up even more frequently. Walking around town, I had the same issue twice; and it's not just a case of pushing the earbud in further, you have to fiddle with them for far longer than you ever should until you hear the tone to indicate the earbud is secure. Not only this, but the device has a touch sensitive outer shell, designed to give the user the ability to skip and pause music. Again, another nice idea, but it's far too easy to accidentally operate the skip or pause function when simply trying to fit the things back inside your ear. The reason for the in-ear sensors is an attempt to preserve battery, which is critical due to the headphones extremely disappointing battery life. One occasion I made note of, I took the Icon X out of their case at 6.40pm on 100% charge; by 7.05, my phone app told me they had used ⅓ the battery already. After an hour, the left earbud had half the battery left, but the right, the 'lead earbud', had 1/4 battery left, and was marked red. On another occasion I had an alert that told me 10% of the battery was left; I timed this at 17 minutes before the earbud switched off. The charging case is there for a reason. The earbuds each contain a 47mAh battery, which means that the case should be able to fill the pair of earphones with charge three times. This is extremely useful to have to hand, and works as a great companion and carry case, but the average 1-2 usage on a single charge is still a disappointment. Beyond that, the Gear Icon X does have the ability to store music in the headphones itself, together with tracking fitness activities, such as running and walking. Since a hard drive crash a few years ago wiped out several hundred mp3s (and lost a hundred of so permanently, such was my lax attitude to backing up), I stream all of my music, so the storage is not an aspect of the device that appeals. That said, there are plenty of people who would relish the opportunity to run without their cellphone, while still tracking their activity and listen to music. Ultimately, for all its great ideas, the Icon X feels like it was rushed out without being adequately tested in a bid to beat the competition to the punch. I could live with the battery life due to the charging case, but the issue with the sensors left me frustrated and cold. For the pricetag, I want an impeccable pair of earphones; instead I got a pair that promised so much, sounded so great, but fell badly short when it came to usability.
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Really Great Product
from Bothell, WA, USA
Comments about Samsung Gear IconX Blue Wireless Earbuds:
I have been using this product for about a month and half now and am completely in love with it. It feels kinda loose on my ears(might be am not use to it yet), but other than that, it is one of the best product yet. I was skeptical about picking up the calls from IconX but when I did, it amazed me at the quality of the call and the person on the other line could hear me real well. I had just participated in testing this product, but loved it so much that i ended getting one for myself.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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I was pleasantly surprised with wireless earbuds. Not only they fitted well onto my ears but they also come with 2 other size fittings. I was little bit skeptical at the beginning if they will stay inside but they actually did. At the beginning they might feel a little bit uncomfortable - it feels like they create vacuum inside your ears, but I got used to it after a while. Ambient sound (they have built in microphone that routes outside sounds to earbuds) feature needs some improvement, especially at higher volumes - you can hear some static and it feels unrealistic since there is a delay in sound transfer. Although I think it's a great solution for music festivals to protect your ears. I was not expecting it to have a built in sports tracker - yes it does monitor heart rate and an activity tracker that syncs data with Samsung Health app. Overall great Bluetooth earbuds, battery lasts a little bit over an hour when streaming music from phone, but included case has a build in battery as well, which charges them as well. Earbuds have their own memory, so you can store over 3GBs of music on them.
Love concept, not performance
The battery life is not as promised. The sound quality so not so great. The S-Gear paring when taking one ear in and out is just ok.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
they are excellent... just haave abattery pack
from Boston, MA, USA
MXED...... Sound quality is excellent. Those complaining about it seem to have misread the manual or not read it at all. The manual is available in the gear app under the more options in the upper right. If you simply connect them to the computer and load media to the earbuds the sound quality will be compromised and will not be stereo. Each earbud has it's own memory and they need to be synchronized. Data on each earbud will automatically sync when the PC gear manager is opened. The PC gear manager program is actually stored within the earbuds. Simply open the iconx USB connection and look inside the tools folder, then use the gear manager install file. These are extremely comfortable, have excellent sound quality, excellent touch controls, and do not move at all when running or working out; something I've never been able to say about other earbuds. The product is great! Just don't give up on it before putting in the effort to figure it out. Admittedly the quickstart guide is not very helpful, use the manual that is available through the gear app on your phone.have been waiting for really good cordfree earbuds forever...and these are pretty good. fit well, sound great, & even plays nice with my iphone.... but the battery life. the LONGEST i've noticed these lasting (and i did track this) is 70 minutes. weird how i keep seeing the battery life at 3 hrs in reviews.close, but until the battery can last longer than a workout, no cigar.
Excellent for totally wireless
from Portland, OR
I've been using these for about a month now and love them. No wires means they're not constantly being pulled out of my ears. The ancient sound feature is great fit running outdoors add well. If I could change anything, it would be that they use my phone gps to track distance whenever connected through Bluetooth. Otherwise sound quality is great and battery life is acceptable.
from Middle Tennessee
After enjoying these for over a month, i have become to learn it strengths and weaknesses. Like everything else that is in a class of its own, the initial awe was that they are the perfect item for anything and everything for enjoying the music lover enjoys. Based on my usage the Pros and Cons are below. Let me make this clear before I begin, I LOVE these ear buds believe they are the perfect gift for anyone who loves music. Pros: The included silicon inserts allow them the be customized for any user, young and old. The included Wingtips goes a step further to make sure they are comfortable and secure in your ear. Once properly fitted, you forgot that they are inserted in your ears. One of the features I love the most is the Ambient Sound. If you are sitting at your desk, and the entire office gets loud, you have the ability to leave the Ambient sound off. When doing this, it is almost like having ear plugs inserted. Everyone gets filtered out, leaving you to complete your work without any disturbances. But if you need to be aware of someone talking and asking questions, but you still want to listen to music, then you can turn the Ambient sound on. This feature allow you to hear the surrounding noises as well as your music. That way when someone walks up to ask a question, they are not standing there behind you screaming your name. One other feature that I have enjoyed with them is the ability to enjoy music while doing yard-work. When you have a 2 cycle motor running such as a weed eater or leaf blower, this noise typically requires earplug or over the head ear muffs (if you want to incorporate a set of ear buds for music enjoyment.), but you still have to turn the volume up to hear over the noise. while using these the background noise has been blocked and the volume can be down at a reasonable level, thus saving your hearing. I cannot say what decibel level these filter out, nor can they be rated as such, but from my experience they work really well for this. The notifications come through from your phone, and can be customizable to allow only the notifications you want to hear to come through. Having to be a Gear S2 owner, I am able to turn off all the notifications, thus enjoying less interruptions. The case doubles as a battery charger, keeping them safe and secure, while re-charging them until they are used the next time. Cons: The Battery life is ok, could be much better. While they are kept in the case between uses, it seems they continuously consuming power and when you are ready for them after a couple of days, the battery is completely drained requiring you to charge them well in advance of needing them. Batteries are slow charging once completely drained, requiring hours of charging before being able to be used, this may be corrected in a future firmware update. Battery capacity is low, requiring them to be charged after 2 1/2 hours of continuous usage, although this does not fit into what they are designed for. They are typically designed for use during fitness activities and most of these do not last multiple hours. so my opinion on this is null and void, but should be noted. They do take some time to get used to the controls and how they should function, i had some trouble with the tap and double tap. No instant feedback on the interface, causing one to wonder they they actually tapped it or not, causing the second tap to be done. Overall, I would recommend them to anyone wanting a top of the line device and willing to wait for these issues to be corrected the future updates.
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love these for running
from Carlsbad, CA
This review comes with the disclaimer that I haven't tried them with my phone. But, I LOVE these headphones. Every once in a while technology amazes me, and this is one of those times. No wires, no ipod, no worry about blue tooth breaking up; I just downloaded the songs I want to exercise to and I'm set. I bought some Beats wireless headphones for Black Friday and the wire connecting the 2 drives me crazy. The Beats also crackle some because I'm playing of my ipod. These are incredible, if you want headphones for exercise, buy these, they are so cool.
These hurt my ears and the battery life was not great
from Austin, TX, USA
These ear buds hurt the inside of my ears no matter what size wingtips I used. The sound quality was good and if it was not for the pain these may have been better. I feel the space for the painful heart rate monitor would be better used for larger battery.
Great product for working out!
from Washington, USA
I regularly work out at the YMCA and have been on the lookout for a solid set of earbuds that match up well with that. My normal go to earbuds have been wired Yurbuds, but I get frustrated when the wire binds up while working out and gets yanked out of my ears, or pulls my phone out of my pocket. In the past I have tried some blue tooth headphones that have a wire between the right and left earbud, but those run into the same issue as the wire gets caught up in my shirt collar and get pulled out. These headphones are wonderful and I wish I ran into them years ago! I will do my best to give my honest review on them. Packaging: Professional. Nice and compact, not a lot of wasted space. What you would normally expect from Samsung. Product Quality: A+. Earbuds are built from solid hard plastic. They look to be built to last and without having to worry about damaging wires, I expect that they would. Most of my headphone in the past die from wire or connector damage. Fit: Once again the product exceeds expectations here well. Just from looking at the picture I wouldn't have though they would work very well, but they fit very snug. I have not had any issue yet with them falling out during any of my work out or cardio. They also come with different sizes of wings and tips for different fits. Look: These things fit well in the ear, and don't stick out much at all. They look good as well. I have gotten quite a few compliments about them and questions based off how they look. Sound: For those who are audiophiles, these headphones are probably not for you. That's not to say the sound quality is horrible, on the contrary the overall sound quality is good, with bass that is there but not overpowering. I can put them on and enjoy the tunes. I have not experienced any sound distortion or sync issues that I have read being reported on other wireless brands. Battery Life: This is the one area it where the headphones leave you a little disappointed. They fully live up to the advertised battery life. 3 hours if you're playing from the built-in storage, or 1.5 if your streaming. Of course, for the purposes of working out and running, this works just fine. The case itself also has a built-in battery that will recharge the cases while they are resting in it. So, after you work out, you pop them back in the case and they are good to be used again. Touch Controls: The basic controls are straight forward and easy to use. The touch pad on the earbuds are very responsive and in some cases, seem a bit too sensitive. I have found plenty of times that during a workout that i stop the song instead of turning the volume up, Whoops! The controls do seem to work well for apps as well. I tend to use IHeartRadio and the basic start/stop/next track touch controls do work. Music Player: Very basic functionality here, which I do hope they improve on. As typical you do need a software program to upload the music to the IconX, in this case the Samsung Gear IconX Manager. I do love this feature as I can load up all my workout tunes and just leave my phone at home. My only wish here is that they build in a playlist functionality. Overall I think they did right with this product and I am fully enjoying being wireless! If you are looking for a solid pair of earbuds for working out I would recommend giving these a consideration.
Too Much Extra Effort
from Beavercreek, OH, USA
These are an interesting concept but for me, I still prefer over ear or on ear headphones. These have a lot of small pieces without wires that have the potential to be easily misplaced. Also, to use without your phone you need to transfer music to the earbuds via usb. Transferring files is something I hate to do, and I don't like having to do it once from my computer to my phone, then again from my phone to my earbuds.
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