Dang it, meh! We get it, with all the different Bluetooth speakers, repeated earbuds, and that random karaoke machine, we know you love music the most. But maybe sell something cheap and perishable that’s not food and/or everybody needs or will use eventually? I don’t need mounds of gadgets or weird stuff that I’ll ultimately regret that I bought half asleep at 3am and I’m not trying to get fat. Like I don’t know, super cheap trash bags to throw away all our regrettable purchases? Or some melatonin so I can sleep better at night instead of throwing away my money? I kid, but seriously.
I’ve had problems with these in the past charging, and connecting, especially when in a gym with a thousand other devices all competing for the air waves, the sound is kinda garbage on them too, I’d pass on these but then again i own a pair hated them and looked up something worthwhile Advanced model 3s
I have a pair from last time they were on sale. I know it’s an unpopular opinion but I actually like them. As soon as you get the hang of how to pair them both individually and together there’s not a single issue I’ve had yet. Plus it doubles as a power bank.
@gimpyestrada I had that same problem, this helped: When two Rowkin earbuds are stereo paired, the left channel (primary) earbud connects with your phone (device) as well as right channel (secondary) earbud for stereo sound. If only the right earbud is experiencing a sound or connection problem, try rotating the right earbud by 90 degrees or so. This help line up the internal antenna between the two earbuds, prompting a better connection.
The antenna strips are located just under the Rowkin logo on the outer end of the earbud. To enhance stereo performance, make sure the left and right earbuds’ antennas are aligned parallel to each other. You can also orient the placement of the earbuds before inserting them into your ears, or rotate one of them until the stereo music stabilizes.
If the rotation or alignment does not improve this connection, please try the reset procedure with both earbuds, and then try the Stereo Pairing again.
@Joedetroit I can’t keep them in my ear either. The middle part is simply too big to fit in my ear, so they sit on the bottom of my earlobe. They can just barely hook on the outside of the rim, but even with that they tend to fall out after a few minutes.
The thing I hate most about them is how when the sound stops the buds reduce the volume to 0 and then slowly ramp it back up after a couple of seconds. So if you have a momentary hiccup the effect is dragged out for way too long. They’re also useless for notification sounds unless you’re actively listening to something, because the sound will be finished playing before the volume is high enough for you to hear it.
@jandrese I’ve had that behavior with other bluetooth things… (ex: echo dot connected to bluetooth speaker, I won’t hear the first word in Alexa’s response or phone using bluetooth to my car stereo, won’t play a short “ding” notification) I wonder if it’s a power saving “feature” where it doesn’t transmit until it detects there should be sound.
I got some last time, and I’d say they’re worth it. True, keeping both earbuds connected while my phone is in my pocket is difficult at best, but I find myself mainly using one at a time. Music is frowned upon at work, so the ability to just have one in while I sit at my desk is worth the cost of admission.
Bought these last time they were sold here. They connected good, and they stay in my ears astonishingly well for how tiny they are even while jogging. HOWEVER, if I turn my head to the left it loses connection. Just seems quite finicky keeping both connected while moving around. Also if you get a notification it will continue to mute the audio and ping in your ear every 30 seconds or so, until you check it. Couldn’t find a way to turn that off, that’s incredibly annoying. You can probably find similarly priced earbuds on sale that are better than these. Bought an Anker pair as well for $40 that are all around better EXCEPT they fall out of my ears easily.
I bought these last time and I can confidently say, the losing signal thing is real and something you cannot fix no matter how you orient the bud. The problem is mitigated if you can somewhat reduce the distance from the source, as in, put your phone in a chest pocket. Therefore, if you want these for running, jogging, or even walking…don’t bother. That being said, they’re perfectly fine for driving, working at your desk or any other activity where you’re stationary.
They’re durable as I have dropped my bud a few times from standing height and they bounced around and worked fine. I thought they’d be cool for using in the shower, but any sort of moisture will have these buggers slipping out of your ear. That would likely mean they’d be poor for exercise, but I am lazy so I don’t so…YMMV.
All in all, I like these. If I couldn’t use one at a time and swap them, they’d be worthless with their 3 hour battery life. However, swapping makes it, basically, infinite. Between my Sony wh-1000xm2 headphones for inside and these for outside, I haven’t touched my LG tones for weeks now. Are they even charged? Hm, I should check that.
I bought these a woot or two ago. Not good enough to be for music (very hollow sound) but I am glad to have them for listening to podcasts etc in bed as the magnetic case makes it very convenient to stick in the side of my bed stand to always have a arm- reach away.
One of my fake earbuds fell and broke open, revealing how I badly overpaid ($25) for them. I thought to myself, I wish Meh would sell some decent earbuds that are good for working out.
Then I saw these!
Then I saw the reviews!
Then I said, “No thank you!”
@grimblegromble agreed. I’m probably considered a liberal and I’m very empathetic, but finding offense in an email subject line is pretty silly.
“Don’t open this email if you’re allergic to emails!”
“How dare you! My cousin is allergic to bee stings!”
I can’t believe the write-up left out everyone’s favorite podcast: Sod Pave America. Follows the travels of two obsessive lawn-care specialists, who won’t rest until every sidewalk and roadway, from sea to shining sea, is densely carpeted in green.
@InFrom The lawn-care industry is such a horrible use of resources other than maybe aeration. Golf courses are even worse. The number of pesticides used to kill insects that feed on grass, which only provides subjective aesthetic beauty, is destroying populations of ALL insects. Insects have a very important function and are a large part of the food web. /rant