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11-06-2019, 11:48   #991
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Does anyone have any more feedback on the Creative Airs?
I bought them and had a very bad problem with dropouts when I was walking with them. They were usually fine at the desk. Podcasts were noticably worse than music but music was still bad.

I got onto support and they asked me to try them with another phone before they started the return process. I wound up trying them with an ipad - I had the ipad in a backpack so that I could walk while using them. Perfect. No problem at all. Not a single dropout.

The problem seemed to be the phone - moto g6 plus. I googled bluetooth issues with it and discovered that many people are reporting bluetooth issues since the Android 9 (Pie) update. I went into developer options and changed bluetooth codec option from system select default to Aptx - not the HD Aptx. That seemed to work. I have used it for a short while (40mins) last night but no dropouts at all for streaming radio, podcasts or music.

Its early days but if this works I will be happy.

I updated the support ticket and they advised me to monitor it and get back on if there is any recurrence of dropouts. Support said that any of SBC,aptX, AAC are the supported Bluetooth codecs of the Outlier Air.

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11-06-2019, 12:09   #992
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I bought them and had a very bad problem with dropouts when I was walking with them. They were usually fine at the desk. Podcasts were noticably worse than music but music was still bad.

I got onto support and they asked me to try them with another phone before they started the return process. I wound up trying them with an ipad - I had the ipad in a backpack so that I could walk while using them. Perfect. No problem at all. Not a single dropout.

The problem seemed to be the phone - moto g6 plus. I googled bluetooth issues with it and discovered that many people are reporting bluetooth issues since the Android 9 (Pie) update. I went into developer options and changed bluetooth codec option from system select default to Aptx - not the HD Aptx. That seemed to work. I have used it for a short while (40mins) last night but no dropouts at all for streaming radio, podcasts or music.

Its early days but if this works I will be happy.

I updated the support ticket and they advised me to monitor it and get back on if there is any recurrence of dropouts. Support said that any of SBC,aptX, AAC are the supported Bluetooth codecs of the Outlier Air.
mine is set at SBC on my Samsung s9+ and i'm getting dropouts. I'll try it at aptx and give it another go.
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11-06-2019, 12:38   #993
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mine is set at SBC on my Samsung s9+ and i'm getting dropouts. I'll try it at aptx and give it another go.
One thing to watch is that you can only change the settings while the earbuds are connected to the phone. At first, I thought I was changing the settings but the change didn't stick. It seems to be a common issue that people have.
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11-06-2019, 12:40   #994
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One thing to watch is that you can only change the settings while the earbuds are connected to the phone. At first, I thought I was changing the settings but the change didn't stick. It seems to be a common issue that people have.
Yeah i just noticed that myself when i tried to change it. I'll have to wait until i get home.
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11-06-2019, 16:43   #995
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Does anyone have any more feedback on the Creative Airs?
They're awesome. I'm not an audiophile but I think the sound quality is incredible from these little devices. They're very comfortable to wear... I was using them yesterday in airport and during flight continuously for about 3 hours. It's very handy to press the button at the side to pause music when you need to, also to adjust volume without taking out your phone. I think they look quite near too, especially compared to the Apple ones with the little stick dropping down out of your ear like an earring. That's personal taste though.

The only niggle I have sometimes is the second earbud taking about 30 seconds to connect.
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11-06-2019, 18:11   #996
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I sent them back today. Creative sent me a pre paid label to attach to the box. Not working on my Nokia 8. Pity.
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Picked these up for £8 and they're great for the price.

Did a scan for fake reviews and seemed to indicate high quality reviews and they're excellent for under a tenner.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07QGZGGPH/
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12-06-2019, 10:43   #998
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Is there a consensus best airpod fakes? I got i10 yes from AliExpress but they were ****e and fell apart, if someone can recommend a good quality seller.
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12-06-2019, 11:57   #999
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Is there a consensus best airpod fakes? I got i10 yes from AliExpress but they were ****e and fell apart, if someone can recommend a good quality seller.

I haven't bought or tried any of the airpod clones, but from reading a few sites, the i7s seem to have been the peak/most reviewed. i10, i12 etc don't get good reviews that I have seen.
There are so many reviews of them and so many versions (I just deleted a lot of links to different versions of i7s, as it was just confusing).


But these get a good review build quality and sound; They paid $16.99 for them in the review.
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Headphones are certainly not AirPods. But for the price as a whole they are quite good.
I have now reviewed the i5s, i7s and i9s, and for me the i9s are so far the winner (maybe even runaway winner).
These headphones are suitable for the average person that would like to try a fully wireless sound and not pay a premium price. Therefore, I recommend these, rather than not.
To sum up the whole review. All good.

Slightly cheaper now, and you may want to change shipping method to aliexpress standard shipping if you are going for them.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32919254871.html
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Is there a consensus best airpod fakes? I got i10 yes from AliExpress but they were ****e and fell apart, if someone can recommend a good quality seller.
I've had these LK-TE8 clones for the last 5 months and overall I'm happy enough. Right bud loses connection sometimes when talking with phone in pocket etc. but they're a handy backup pair to have.

I think I paid about $25 for them.
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Have ordered 3 pairs of these and haven't had a problem, they always show up within a week and a half too.

Really handy to have in your pocket at all times and you barely notice them.

https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/b8Ve2j5q
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14-06-2019, 21:07   #1002
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Have ordered 3 pairs of these and haven't had a problem, they always show up within a week and a half too.

Really handy to have in your pocket at all times and you barely notice them.

https://s.click.aliexpress.com/e/b8Ve2j5q
How's the sound quality? Are they loud enough?
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14-06-2019, 21:30   #1003
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Loud enough for non in ear/over ear sets.

They're quite acceptable for a quick listen on the bus or train, etc.

Well worth it for €20, they don't have the greatest bass in the world.
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16-06-2019, 17:22   #1004
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Marshall Monitor Bluetooth Headphones are €89.97 on amazon France
https://www.amazon.fr/dp/B06XVTKK2G

Edit.
Sold Out while I was at checkout!!!

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16-06-2019, 22:59   #1005
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[KickStarter] Wearbuds <<< Buyer beware!

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Available on the 20th. Early bird pricing is rumored to be around $49/€49!



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