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Some people seemed to enjoy reading through my little review of the Xiaomi Dreame V9 cordless vacuum cleaner the other day, so I thought I’d post another little deal on something I purchased the other day, and my reasons for purchasing

I was sooo tempted to start this deal off with, “This won’t impress the Sony/Apple earpod fanboys…..” to bait a few people into discussion, but I’ll hold fire this time!

OK, so this is a pair of wireless Bluetooth earbuds and I bought them to pair to my phone as I’ve recently started jogging again, and like listening to a few tunes as I’m running.

I didn’t fancy the price of a pair of Apple ear-pods. If I used ear pods day in, day out, then I might look to invest in a bit more money, but for me, I just wanted something for running, that’s it, so didn’t fancy paying a premium.

I initially opted for a pair of Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 ear pods, as they have been reduced on amazon from £150 down to £99 – That was still a bit more than what I wanted to pay, but considering the reviews were very good, Cambridge Audio is a very well established audio brand, and received a What HIfI 5 star review, I decided to order a pair.

First and foremost, the audio quality is very good….I was impressed!

But I had a problem….and it was the number one reason for sending these back….

The audio controls on the earpods were of the mechanical, physical “click” type, where you physically push onto the pod to get it to change volume, play/pause, skip tracks, etc. The more I was using them, the more I was physically pushing the pods deeper into my ear canal!

What starts off as a reasonably comfortable pair of pods when you first put them in, eventually (for me at least) became a very uncomfortable experience. So much so, that after a couple of clicks, when the pods were wedged deep into my skull, I found myself physically removing them from my ear to press the button, and then put them back in my ear. Eventually I found a way of gripping the pod with my thumb and second finger, then clicking the button with my index finger, but this wasn’t easy and would prove even more difficult mid-jog.

So yeah, very good earpods, but alas not for me.

This is when I went back to doing my research!

I decided £100 was too much to spend anyway, so looked for cheaper options. I wanted a pair that offered reasonably good audio, but crucially for me, offered an alternative method for controlling the music without physically pressing down onto the pod into my ear canal!

That’s when I discovered these true wireless buds.

On paper they seemed to tick all the boxes. They didn’t have a physical “click” button on them, but instead offered a touch-sensitive button, where the slightest touch controls them.

As a bonus, the charging case also doubles-up as a power bank. It’s definitely not as good as a dedicated power bank, and you’ll be lucky if you even get one full charge out of it, but it’s handy if your phone is running low, and you want to boost it up a bit.

Got the pods, and personally I found them to be even more comfortable than the Cambridge audio pair! In terms of sound quality, I’m sure an audiophile will tell you it’s not on a par with the Cambridge Audio/Sony/Apple equivalents, but for the average pair of ears like mine, I’m honestly struggling to tell the difference. The sound is good, they are very comfortable, and won’t get wedged down my ear so far that I’ll need a doctor’s visit!

They are also Bluetooth 5.0, IPX7 Waterproof, and have a decent wireless range.

If you don’t already know, BT 5.0 is best when selecting wireless ear pods, as they have a better range, faster data rates, better IOT compatibility, and lower power consumption than the older BT 4.2 standards. They are also fully backwards-compatible.

IPX7……. The “IP” stands for Ingress Protection, and here is a breakdown of the various ratings:

IPX0: The product offers no special protection from water.
IPX1: Can resist water that drips vertically onto the product.
IPX2: Can resist water that hits the product at a 15° angle or less.
IPX3: Can take water sprays of up to 60°.
IPX4: Is resistant to water splashes from any direction.
IPX5: Can resist a sustained, low-pressure water jet spray.
IPX6: Can resist high-pressure, heavy sprays of water.
IPX7: Can be submerged up to 1 meter in water for 30 minutes.
IPX8: Can be submerged deeper than 1 meter. The exact depth beyond 1 meter is usually specified by the manufacturer.
IPX9K: Resists extremely high-pressure, high-temperature sprays at close range.

So as you can see, these pods should be more than capable if you plan of going for a run with them in your ears and it’s raining.

All in all, I’m very impressed with them, and happy to recommend!

Just to note, the pair I purchased in Amazon look pretty much identical to these other than were IPX8, however I paid £27.99 for them, and even thought that was a decent price!

This is not relevant to the actual deal, but here’s a few songs I’ve been running along to for motivation….would be interested in some other suggestions for my jogging playlist!

John Cafferty – Hearts on Fire (from Rocky IV!)
White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
Killers – Mr. Brightside
Eminem – Lose Yourself
Kanye West – Stronger
Kanye West – Monster
Creed – My Sacrifice
Puddle of Mudd - Control
Aerosmith ft. Run DMC – Walk this way
Britany Spears – Work B!t€h
Queen – We will Rock You
Rita Ora ft Tinie Tempah – RIP
Sia – Titanium
Sia – Elastic Heart
Kate Bush – Running Up that Hill
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Cheers op. Bagged for £9.21 via Ali app
25882.jpg What a pile of , should of not wasted my time and money! Absolute garbage, very tinny rubbish sound
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Seems a cheap way to see if you can live with ear buds. Thank you
Wont ship to selected region and bumps price up to £13.92
blissitt02/02/2020 10:08

Wont ship to selected region and bumps price up to £13.92


Same for me
This is the problem with HUKD sometimes.... I posted a different seller that did but HUKD said it didn’t meet seller criteria, so had to use the link above.... will post another link in the comments
blissitt02/02/2020 10:08

Wont ship to selected region and bumps price up to £13.92


Here’s the link to the one with UK shipping...


a.aliexpress.com/_s39Ie4

The exact model I got were the M11 dual ear LED... this seller is selling them with free UK Shipping for £11.62
Edited by: "Cyberry" 2nd Feb
Shipping might be delayed if coming out of China right now
Cyberry02/02/2020 10:19

Here’s the link to the one with UK shipping...£7.75 48% Off | 3500mAh LED …Here’s the link to the one with UK shipping...£7.75 48% Off | 3500mAh LED Bluetooth Wireless Earphones Headphones Earbuds TWS Touch Control Sport Headset Noise Cancel Earphone Headphonehttps://a.aliexpress.com/_s39Ie4The model I got were the M11 dual ear LED... this seller is selling them with free UK Shipping for £11.62


22.64 and can't ship to UK address. Still doesn't work.
Mariusz_Sobko02/02/2020 10:28

22.64 and can't ship to UK address. Still doesn't work.


That’s strange? The link is working fine for me? Is it showing that it’s from the seller “Keep Pro Store”?

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Won’t ship to uk
Mariusz_Sobko02/02/2020 11:00

[Image] And this is my basket.


Could you please post the complete URL at the top of that page? I’m curious because when I am clicking to checkout I don’t get any issues?
Cold, not AirPods
ndhh2302/02/2020 10:23

Shipping might be delayed if coming out of China right now


100% will be
blissitt02/02/2020 10:08

Wont ship to selected region and bumps price up to £13.92


I hot exactly same when I just tried. Price change and wont deliver to selected region. Manchester G.B.
blissitt02/02/2020 11:06

And the price on your screenshot is £22.34


It might be because I am in Peterborough? URL was taken straight from you comment above. Anyway deal is a deal. At this price you can't complain.
works for me, I live around 10 miles from Peterborough, ordered a set .
Mariusz_Sobko02/02/2020 11:57

It might be because I am in Peterborough? URL was taken straight from you …It might be because I am in Peterborough? URL was taken straight from you comment above. Anyway deal is a deal. At this price you can't complain.


Couple of things worth checking...

1. Do you have a VPN running on your phone? Just wondering if that’s causing some kind of issue in terms of where it thinks you are based?

Also, does it make any difference if you register with AliExpress first, and then click on the link to the item?
Doesnt really make sense that they would send from China to Peterborough but not China to Nottinghamshire. Same cost and process.
Wow what a description 😳
ndhh2302/02/2020 10:23

Shipping might be delayed if coming out of China right now


They'll be fine, just leave 'em in a bucket of Dettol for a couple of weeks!
Do they auto connect when taken out of the Charging case
sali645402/02/2020 12:23

Do they auto connect when taken out of the Charging case


Yep, what I did when I first got mine was pair them in my Bluetooth menu, but then after that, as soon as you take them out the box they auto-pair
Cyberry02/02/2020 12:30

Yep, what I did when I first got mine was pair them in my Bluetooth menu, …Yep, what I did when I first got mine was pair them in my Bluetooth menu, but then after that, as soon as you take them out the box they auto-pair


Thanks and can you please confirm if i am ordering the correct ones ? Confused with the second link in comments.
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Last time I researched these, there were similar earbuds with powerbank stand on ebay delivered from uk for £10ish.
sali645402/02/2020 12:35

Thanks and can you please confirm if i am ordering the correct ones ? … Thanks and can you please confirm if i am ordering the correct ones ? Confused with the second link in comments.[Image]


Sorry I posted another link as some people clicking on the link were saying that they couldn’t get shipping to the UK.

The cheapest I’ve seen them on eBay from a (supposedly) UK shipper is £15.31 for the M11 pair, which is the pair I have

rover.ebay.com/rov…785
Edited by: "Cyberry" 2nd Feb
I've just ordered from the Op's posting.
I will post photo below.
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“This won’t impress the Sony/Apple earpod fanboys…..”

Own an iPhone

Heat given
Good luck getting anything out of China any time soon. Last update was the 9th before everywhere opens and last night the first reports of it being pushed back to the 18th were given to factories & shipping hubs. Just awaiting confirmation from a few of my team over there at the moment whether the 18th is for the entire country or just the likes of Shenzen etc.
Heat, just for your description @Cyberry
Cyberry02/02/2020 12:08

Couple of things worth checking...1. Do you have a VPN running on your …Couple of things worth checking...1. Do you have a VPN running on your phone? Just wondering if that’s causing some kind of issue in terms of where it thinks you are based?Also, does it make any difference if you register with AliExpress first, and then click on the link to the item?

Never mind, looks like something was wrong on my mobile. Done it on PC and worked fine. I know for fact that VPN is off and it didn't make any sense to me.
No PayPal payment method, be wary. Have had many a problem with receiving items or even claiming refunds from aliexpress
thanks OP, worked for me - 10.72 in the end (including fee for paying by paypal). Not used AliExpress before so got a new customer discount...
phanco02/02/2020 15:54

thanks OP, worked for me - 10.72 in the end (including fee for paying by …thanks OP, worked for me - 10.72 in the end (including fee for paying by paypal). Not used AliExpress before so got a new customer discount...



Same here. Been thinking about getting some cheap earbuds for work and these fit the bill.
I have this. it's just ok.

It's comfortable, easy to use, connects instantly.
Sound quality is not good.
thedopeyone02/02/2020 20:36

I have this. it's just ok.It's comfortable, easy to use, connects …I have this. it's just ok.It's comfortable, easy to use, connects instantly.Sound quality is not good.


Maybe it’s just my ears, but I had the Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 ear pods (which get constant 5-star reviews for audio quality) and there wasn’t much difference in it for me.... certainly not worth 10 times the cost, that’s for sure!
Any feedback on the audio lag (or lack thereof) when watching video?
pedd02/02/2020 22:14

Any feedback on the audio lag (or lack thereof) when watching video?


I’ve only watched a YouTube video on my phone, but that was perfect. Zero lag
Cyberry02/02/2020 22:57

I’ve only watched a YouTube video on my phone, but that was perfect. Zero l …I’ve only watched a YouTube video on my phone, but that was perfect. Zero lag


Thanks!
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