They obviously weren't charged or are faulty as mine will go for a whole day on standby with hours of playback time during that.
I bought the Star Wars Special Edition ones.....Called Jabra The Hut.
Love mine, great sound and 5 hours battery life on audio books, don't use them for phone calls so no comment on that.
I have the sport ones and they are awesome 4hrs at least on a charge and when away from my laptop still connected from every room in the house!
I have just returned mine. I bought it before the Xmas when it was on a deal. Used it for work and walking out. Good to have it with multipoints solutions, that I don't need to disconnect my phone, when needed it to connect the laptop for meeting. To that point, it is all good. The trigger first return is, it disconnected me fron a meeting due to battery life, which was only turned on for 2 hours. Basically it ran 30min meeting and 1.5hrs stand by. That's simply unacceptable.