QCY Q29 Pro Wireless Stereo Bluetooth headphones £20.62 @ Gearbest
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QCY Q29 Pro Wireless Stereo Bluetooth headphones £20.62 @ Gearbest

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Found 16th Nov
I bought these at this price a couple of months ago, and have been VERY happy with them. In particular they are great for running with a GPS watch like the bargain amazfit pace. Now back on offer (usually around £27)
The specs are all on the website, bluetooth 4.2 etc etc.

Whats to like?
- true wireless bluetooth, it really feels nice having no cables
- very reliable connection and great sound *see below
- battery recharging case, and they charge quickly
- LOOK AT THE PRICE! A lot cheaper to replace than airpods when you break or lose them

Negatives?
- Look like a dork wearing them (I have no shame)
- Between 2-3 hours of music before they need charging. Basically need recharging after every proper period of use.
- Care when pairing to the best side. I find it helps to pair to the left earbud, since my phone or watch tend to be in my left pocket or left wrist. Pairing to the opposite side gives choppy connection and I was initially disappointed with connection until I worked this out. The buds then pair to one another which seems to work without hitch
- No volume control, just a single button, start / stop or double press next track, long press on / off
- Fiddly to get perfectly set in ear, but with practice...
- Easy to press button if securing in ear
- Tips provided are too small for my ears, attaching larger silicon tips takes seconds, but they need removing each time they charge, as they don't fit into the charging case. These are the standard size silicone tips with most modern in ear headphones.
- bluetooth setup is strange on the first time (2 mins reading the manual required)

Overall, a great item, or gadget for someone who likes the idea of airpods, but wants to try a cheaper version as they will probably tread on them or leave them on the bus. Match these with a xiaomi redmi Note 4 and amazfit pace watch and you are in hotukdeals heaven!

19 Comments

thanks, got them to try out can give them away if they're not great
Edited by: "AshleyJones94" 16th Nov

Why are they great with a GPS watch?

Voted hot for the helpfuldetailed review!

ByronWellburn9 h, 23 m ago

Why are they great with a GPS watch?


A GPS-equipped watch can track your run, cycle, whatever without needing a phone. If the watch has Bluetooth too you can play music on the watch over these earphones. I'm pretty sure lycra doesn't include pockets, so removing the need to carry a phone could be useful.

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ByronWellburn12 h, 53 m ago

Why are they great with a GPS watch?


"wireless freedom"

I started running with music in 1998, minidisc. Then around 2001 I had the Nike mp3 player. This was strapped around my arm with headphones attached by a cable. It was much better than a minidisc as it didnt skip and didnt need to be held still.
With smartphones and GPS it became logical to use your phone to listen to music and track you runs, keep a log of workouts and see how you are doing over time. Strava allows you to share these with friends and encourage one another.
Now bluetooth headphones avoid the trailing cable, and the GPS watch avoids the phone in armband or pocket, it can play music too if you choose the right model.
Finally having "true wireless" headphones means no snagging or catching as you turn your head, or if you take off an outer layer. The end result is a lovely feeling of freedom, along with some great music as you run, and GPS recording of pace, distance, heart rate, cadence to upload to strava and keep you motivated.
They are also nice around the house, washing up - but I have quite nearly dropped them into the washing up or toilet...yikes!
Having all this kit makes it awesome to be a runner.
And latest evidence is that running is GOOD for your knees and hips (you are less likely to need hip or knee replacement), while long distance walking is BAD. (Dont worry about wearing out your knees, but be patient when they are sore and don't run with injuries).

stapsell6 m ago

"wireless freedom"I started running with music in 1998, minidisc. Then …"wireless freedom"I started running with music in 1998, minidisc. Then around 2001 I had the Nike mp3 player. This was strapped around my arm with headphones attached by a cable. It was much better than a minidisc as it didnt skip and didnt need to be held still.With smartphones and GPS it became logical to use your phone to listen to music and track you runs, keep a log of workouts and see how you are doing over time. Strava allows you to share these with friends and encourage one another.Now bluetooth headphones avoid the trailing cable, and the GPS watch avoids the phone in armband or pocket, it can play music too if you choose the right model.Finally having "true wireless" headphones means no snagging or catching as you turn your head, or if you take off an outer layer. The end result is a lovely feeling of freedom, along with some great music as you run, and GPS recording of pace, distance, heart rate, cadence to upload to strava and keep you motivated.They are also nice around the house, washing up - but I have quite nearly dropped them into the washing up or toilet...yikes!Having all this kit makes it awesome to be a runner.And latest evidence is that running is GOOD for your knees and hips (you are less likely to need hip or knee replacement), while long distance walking is BAD. (Dont worry about wearing out your knees, but be patient when they are sore and don't run with injuries).

I'm a mountain biker. My mate got me to buy a road bike. My bad knees returned after doing 60 mile on the roads in one sesh. So I would rather do without the road bike. I was going on the treadmill. Did not know that about running.
Edited by: "ByronWellburn" 17th Nov

Seem to be identical to these:

amazon.co.uk/VAV…uds

Which are really well reviewed. Had £2.50 in credit so only £18.11 for me

stapsell3 h, 21 m ago

"wireless freedom"I started running with music in 1998, minidisc. Then …"wireless freedom"I started running with music in 1998, minidisc. Then around 2001 I had the Nike mp3 player. This was strapped around my arm with headphones attached by a cable. It was much better than a minidisc as it didnt skip and didnt need to be held still.With smartphones and GPS it became logical to use your phone to listen to music and track you runs, keep a log of workouts and see how you are doing over time. Strava allows you to share these with friends and encourage one another.Now bluetooth headphones avoid the trailing cable, and the GPS watch avoids the phone in armband or pocket, it can play music too if you choose the right model.Finally having "true wireless" headphones means no snagging or catching as you turn your head, or if you take off an outer layer. The end result is a lovely feeling of freedom, along with some great music as you run, and GPS recording of pace, distance, heart rate, cadence to upload to strava and keep you motivated.They are also nice around the house, washing up - but I have quite nearly dropped them into the washing up or toilet...yikes!Having all this kit makes it awesome to be a runner.And latest evidence is that running is GOOD for your knees and hips (you are less likely to need hip or knee replacement), while long distance walking is BAD. (Dont worry about wearing out your knees, but be patient when they are sore and don't run with injuries).


Are you qualified to give medical advice?

Voted hot.
Edited by: "Tarquin8484" 17th Nov

Would they stay in if you listen to music to go to sleep? Just curious as I'm tired of garrotting myself .

I bought these on a lightning deal from Amazon. I totally disagree with the OP about using these for any sport whatsoever. I couldn't even walk with these on without them falling out of my ears. Sound quality is pretty decent, but they are very quiet indeed. Okay for listening to talks and such, but no good for music. Battery life is around an hour and a half on full volume (that you can't even control on the earphones) by the way. I sent mine back, but I honestly wouldn't buy a pair if they were a fiver.
Edited by: "Dekard97" 17th Nov

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Tarquin84845 h, 14 m ago

Are you qualified to give medical advice?Voted hot.


Yes. MBBS MRCGP MRCOPHTH.
But I also enjoy running, which means I take more notice of the research which supports my prejudice in favour of running (confirmation bias??)
A couple of articles if anybody interested...
womensrunninguk.co.uk/hea…ts/
content.time.com/tim…tml

Regarding bad experience with ones from amazon, are they the Q29 (not the pro)?
I believe the "pro" has a better / later bluetooth chip, which may improve sound and battery?
Mine are definitely good for 2h 30mins at reasonable volume, but agree battery is a weakness compared to other bluetooth headsets.
All of these earbud headphones sound bad unless the earplugs are "sealed" in the ear, and the 3 sizes supplied didnt fit, but I had kept spares from previous earbuds. There is definitely a "knack" to getting the earbuds to fit and stay in the ear and I would encourage anyone with any bad sounding earbuds to try and size the silicon bud and wedge them in securely to get the best sound.

happypower14 h, 16 m ago

Voted hot for the helpfuldetailed review!


I concur. This is how an HUKD deal SHOULD be set out. Bravo!

amazon reviews turned me off. otherwise OP has doen a great job in presentign it well

These work with a TV?

Original Poster

They work if the TV supports Bluetooth audio. If not you will need a Bluetooth audio transmitter, which start under £10. You would probably be better looking for headphone options with low latency, aptx LL.
Lots of these headphones and transmitters on Amazon etc, a nice big comfy pair would seem better suited, with 10-20hrs battery life. They are around this price I think??

These are £19 now. Seem worth a try.

I wonder if there are any of these that are universally recommended? I do like the idea of cable free.. I use a kitsound bluetooth adapter at the gym and watching via my macbook late night (though now I'm finding airplay is really fussy when it comes to sending the audio to the bt unit)... the cables still annoy me a bit in the gym depending what i'm doing.

Anyway, every year I look at new options for buds.. the ones i have are fine but hey.. if it's cheap, sounds and works great then why not

stapsell17th Nov

Yes. MBBS MRCGP MRCOPHTH.But I also enjoy running, which means I take more …Yes. MBBS MRCGP MRCOPHTH.But I also enjoy running, which means I take more notice of the research which supports my prejudice in favour of running (confirmation bias??)A couple of articles if anybody interested...http://womensrunninguk.co.uk/health/running-bad-joints/http://content.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1948208,00.htmlRegarding bad experience with ones from amazon, are they the Q29 (not the pro)?I believe the "pro" has a better / later bluetooth chip, which may improve sound and battery?Mine are definitely good for 2h 30mins at reasonable volume, but agree battery is a weakness compared to other bluetooth headsets.All of these earbud headphones sound bad unless the earplugs are "sealed" in the ear, and the 3 sizes supplied didnt fit, but I had kept spares from previous earbuds. There is definitely a "knack" to getting the earbuds to fit and stay in the ear and I would encourage anyone with any bad sounding earbuds to try and size the silicon bud and wedge them in securely to get the best sound.


These look like they would stay in
amazon.co.uk/Blu…4NS

beechenom11th Dec

These look like they would stay in …These look like they would stay in https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bluetooth-Headphones-Wireless-Losei-Earphones-Red/dp/B075RZ8BD9/ref=pd_cp_23_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=MSPTSSMPFDRK80JG44NS


Seemed to be genuinely well reviewed too! Hmm... to get or not to get
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