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04-11-2017, 08:30   #31
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phone app?
I think that's the only way, Internet radio. There doesn't seem to be too many solutions to this unless you want an ugly 3.5mm radio antenna.
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As always I preface my question with an admission that I am a complete non-techie.

Son hoping to get a 2nd hand iphone at Christmas but we may not have it for Christmas Day. Can Apple Earbuds be used in every type of device, not just Apple?

Many thanks from a demented Mrs Santa.
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As always I preface my question with an admission that I am a complete non-techie.

Son hoping to get a 2nd hand iphone at Christmas but we may not have it for Christmas Day. Can Apple Earbuds be used in every type of device, not just Apple?

Many thanks from a demented Mrs Santa.
Fairly sure you can. Once you pair up bluetooth it doesn't matter if it's apple or Android.
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THanks very much, mfceiling
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Xiaomi Mikey <<< Possible, Offline FM Radio with Bluetooth Devices!

Xiaomi Mikey <<< Possible, Offline FM Radio with Bluetooth Devices!



I got a pair of QCY Q29 Pro from the aliexpress 11/11 sale and they have been working well for me.

Also have a cheap S530 earbud, that i use occasionally for mono sound when I want to hear backgrounds.

Also used below in the past (bought 2015) and they still work

High quality Andoer Digital 4 in 1 Stereo Bluetooth 3.0 + EDR Headphones Wireless Headset

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They are a nice earbud, i bought them to try out and they are surprisingly well fitting (when you use the correct ear-cup), no chance of them falling out.
The box is the charger so the whole unit is quite handy to have.
When they arrived i could not charge them and found that there is a small bit of tape protecting the contacts. Needs to be removed first . But after that with a small bit of fiddling to get them into the correct positions, they charged no problem. The charger LED on the box turns white when they are fully charged, but will not change white it the contacts are not sitting properly in the box (another thing that took me a little while to figure out).
You also have to remove the right one first from the charger otherwise they will misconnect. If you remove the left earpiece first, it can take up to a minute to reseat them properly and then remove them in the correct order.
The sound from them is very clear, there is no background noise, and not a great deal of bass. They are very decent for the price. Neither amazing nor bad, and are comfortable.

I tried them in headset mode once very briefly. When a call comes in, the voice (female) calls out the phone number that is ringing you can tap the button to stop it. There are other button commands (redial etc) but i never planned to use them as a headset, so did not.
I had to charge them with normal use after roughly 4-5 hours, even though it says in the packaging that it is 12 hours.
As soon as you place them in the charger, they disconnect, and reconnect as soon a you take them out. Also, if you place them in the box to charge, and the box is nearly out of charge, instead of disconnecting or charging, they will connect and drain themselves, so you must be careful that the box is fully charged.
They were up above $50 at one stage, which is the main reason i bought them at the $35 price. I have since given them away to a younger relative (by coercion, not choice )

Cheaper here €19.40 https://www.joybuy.com/3298199.html
The last thing i bought from these, took less than 2 weeks if i remember correctly.
They look the business, tnx.
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They look the business, tnx.
just ordered.. thanks
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They look the business, tnx.
just ordered.. thanks
Yeah going to do the same for the small fella, great price
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I know a little more expensive. I bought these six months ago - brilliant

AfterShokz Trekz Titanium Bone Conduction Bluetooth Sports Headphones with Microphone, Grey, Normal size headphones https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B018XNGQ..._dcMZAbY87T2F4
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Interesting.

I'm holding out until someone makes an android version of the airpods.

Like the Pixel Buds....except not crap.
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Interesting.

I'm holding out until someone makes an android version of the airpods.

Like the Pixel Buds....except not crap.
God didn't read it properly, thought they worked for Android aswell
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Since I resurfaced this thread with a post, some notes!

Since I resurfaced this thread with a post, some notes!

I repeat I got QCY Q29 Pro from an aliexpress 11/11 sale for @ €21.44, they may be a better version than @Suckit linked and not plagued by the bugs he reported.

I have linked a seller below.


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Interesting.

I'm holding out until someone makes an android version of the airpods.

Like the Pixel Buds....except not crap.
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God didn't read it properly, thought they worked for Android aswell
If your looking for an Airpod clone? Maybe not fully featured as them.

New Upgraded i7S Bluetooth 4.2 Earbuds Headphones with Charge Dock Twins Earpieces
€8.25 €41.29

For actual official Apple Airpods someone mentioned an app that make them work on android! If i can find the post/app, i will link it.
Found it: - Headset Button ControllerTrial, thanks to this post.



Back to the start of my post!

QCY Q29 Pro

QCY Q29 Pro TWS Bluetooth Headsets Stereo Earbuds with Charging Box - English Version
€20.64 €37.98 <<<< Price around they probably can get got cheaper

Alternative cloned version of the above.

TWS-320 Bluetooth 4.1 Earbuds Headsets with Mic & Charge Dock
€19.81 €40.46


Note/Disclaimer: -Free delivery for Zapals can take anything from 6 to 12 weeks <<< Order from there at your own risk.
Just checked and postage for higher priced items:- Registered with tracking (7-30 days) €3.68




Another earbud that I use regularly as mentioned in my previous post: -

Briame Mini S530 Wireless Bluetooth Earphone Stereo Headset with MIC

€2.85 / piece

^^^ Originally paid €4.47 for one ordered in 2016, currently waiting on another delivery of one for €1.63 (seller no longer offering it), need it because the charge cable is showing wires on my old one. Price around for it.

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Interesting.

I'm holding out until someone makes an android version of the airpods.

Like the Pixel Buds....except not crap.
Why they sound and look crap.

Jaybirds ruin them in sound appearance and battery life.
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Why they sound and look crap.

Jaybirds ruin them in sound appearance and battery life.
I don't really care about sound. I only listen to audiobooks and podcasts....but I listen to a lot of those. And I'd disagree that they look crap.

Don't get me wrong, I'm a fully signed up Apple hater. I'll never enter their ecosystem....but damnit it looks like they got the airpods pretty much perfect first time.

The big sellers for me would be:

1. Assistant integration. Can anyone match the Airpods feature that detects vibrations when you speek? Yeah Google assistant is streets ahead of Siri, and the real time translation feature they debuted with the Pixel Buds sounded interesting (even if it didn't work), so whilst nobody's close to Apple yet, when Google catch up it should be pretty cool. (I quite liked the dystopian future imagined in the movie Her)

2. Hardware and design. Like I said, I don't think the airpods are ugly. I think they look far more discreete and comfortable than some of the big black lumps that stick out horizontally. And the case looks just right. (Even though I presume I'd need one of those Apple chargers...so no. Just no.)

3. Features. Apple can integrate their products in a way that more generic manufacturers probably never can, but I'm very jealous of the pairing feature that activates as soon as you open the case. Has any non-apple manufacturer anything similar to the feature that detects when they're in your ear?

Seriously. I hate the fact that I like the airpods. Hope the Pixel Buds 2 are a big step up.

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I ordered the original QCY earphones based on Suckits post.

They took ages to arrive - think I finally got them in late Jan.

His review is spot on, a little bug at time, not great battery life but sound quality very good for that price. The case is also very neat and tidy
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