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Life n Soul MT103 Bluetooth Earphones with Adapter Black by Review Summary ,  Sep 5, 2015

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Life n Soul MT103 Bluetooth Earphones with Adapter, Black
Report Date: 09/03/2015
Based on 98 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.0
Returned or considering to return: 0.0%

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Individual Feature Rating
Listening5.0   above average
Fit4.7   average
Range4.7   average
Control4.6   above average
Design4.6   above average
Earphone4.4   above average
Headphone4.4   above average
Pairing4.4   average
Quality4.4   average
Sound4.4   average
Music4.3   average
Headset4.2   average
Bluetooth4.1   average
Adapter3.9   average
Cable3.9   above average
Size3.7   below average
Charging3.3   below average
Connection3.1   average
Instruction2.9   below average
Battery2.5   mediocre


Quotes from the Reviews - What People Say about:

Adapter

Adapter:
"The other drawback that for me was more significant - the power cord is a USB adapter only."
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"The same problem occurred with both: the adapter did not appear on the list of detected Bluetooth devices."
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"Still, I'm really happy with the sound quality and the usefulness of the adapter, and can recommend them if you are willing to put up with the glitches."
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"I usually let the adapter hang which could ,pose a problem if you exercise with these."
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"The adapter charges via a proprietary USB cord that plugs into the earphone slot, so you can't use the adapter while charging, and you'll be in for a hassle if you misplace the tiny charging cord."
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"You can't replace the battery, so if something goes wrong with it the adapter will become worthless."
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"To use this with my PC I used the Satechi USB 4.0 bluetooth adapter and it worked great."
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"Still, I'm really happy with the sound quality and the usefulness of the adapter, and can recommend them if you are willing to put up with the glitches."
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"Overall, these headphones with adapter are really a great product for an active person."
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"I charged the adapter the first time for about 2 hours and it has been working perfectly."
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"Pros:-fits small ear canals-Quality of sound music is very good -deep basses, crisp medium, clear highs-Hour to charge straight from box-Bluetooth adapter cord is short which is good because it stays out of way-Range is farther than normal 30ft range, and picks right back up when back in range-Hardshell case is good, it feels more protected, makes it easier to find in bag or pocketCons-Buttons are kinda small for fat fingers, volume button accidentally hits next song-Include extra little plastic pieces but nothing to explain what they are for-Takes a long time to shut down, have to hit center button careful or won't shut off-Clip should be a bit tighterIn summary:I have no complaints at all (other than those listed), kinda love these earbuds!"
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Battery

Battery:
"The Only caveat is the battery dies super quick-i."
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"The technical challenge with units like these is they have to be small, light, produce good sound, and be battery-powered, which are generally conflicting traits."
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"I also tried to remove the battery and, unless I am missing something, it is not possible."
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"You can't replace the battery, so if something goes wrong with it the adapter will become worthless."
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"So likely one will have to throw away the $70 (Amazon has it discounted for $58) MT103 if the battery goes bad or when it eventually fails."
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"Speaking of things that are not so great, I wish the battery on the adapter was longer."
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"Prefer a little longer battery life but recharges pretty quickly"
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"Battery lasts a decent amount of time- about 4 hours of music in my tests."
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"The technical challenge with units like these is they have to be small, light, produce good sound, and be battery-powered, which are generally conflicting traits."
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"Now I'm not sure if they would last that long seeing as how I felt like the battery was draining pretty fast (again, I am a serial song skipper, though) and I'm not one of those people who lets electronics run and die just to see how long they last."
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"The price is pretty high, though, for this limited battery life."
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Bluetooth

Bluetooth:
"I only know that I hate the word Bluetooth."
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"Problem is, it will first simply flash blue and you have to be sure to keep it pressed down until it alternates red and blue, otherwise you won't be able to pair it with your Bluetooth device."
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"If you are like me and are having trouble pairing with the Bluetooth, you will find it hard to use the headphones alone as they are extremely short."
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"One final observation is the instructions are scant and not very good, but if you've worked with Bluetooth devices in the past, then you should be able to figure out how to pair and use them."
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"It took several tries to pair my tablet with the Bluetooth device, but that was mostly my fault."
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"The Bluetooth adaptor is not designed very well."
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"I still have some additional testing I wish to do with various earbuds, but as it stands right now I would absolutely recommend this as a bluetooth option both as-is and with the objective of using different earbuds with it as well."
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"If you are looking for a way to get your own high quality headset to work as bluetooth then this appears to be a great way to accomplish that."
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"To use this with my PC I used the Satechi USB 4.0 bluetooth adapter and it worked great."
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"These bluetooth earphones work pretty well."
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"Overall, this bluetooth earphone dongle works really well."
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Cable

Cable:
"It is hard to determine which earbud goes in L R ear... and, the cord seems too short."
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"The other drawback that for me was more significant - the power cord is a USB adapter only."
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"Unfortunately, the cord is short - too short even if connected to a device tucked into a shirt pocket."
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"The adapter charges via a proprietary USB cord that plugs into the earphone slot, so you can't use the adapter while charging, and you'll be in for a hassle if you misplace the tiny charging cord."
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"When I finally got it, the clear cord in the thin loop of the strap broke out of its casing."
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"A lesser fault is the use of a short proprietary cable for charging."
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"It has a nice metallic braided cord that looks neat."
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"It is easy to install and the cable looks great."
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"Pros:-fits small ear canals-Quality of sound music is very good -deep basses, crisp medium, clear highs-Hour to charge straight from box-Bluetooth adapter cord is short which is good because it stays out of way-Range is farther than normal 30ft range, and picks right back up when back in range-Hardshell case is good, it feels more protected, makes it easier to find in bag or pocketCons-Buttons are kinda small for fat fingers, volume button accidentally hits next song-Include extra little plastic pieces but nothing to explain what they are for-Takes a long time to shut down, have to hit center button careful or won't shut off-Clip should be a bit tighterIn summary:I have no complaints at all (other than those listed), kinda love these earbuds!"
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"Another issue with the custom charging cable is good luck in finding a replacement if you lose it."
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"The unit has a big alligator type clip on the back that can easily attach to your shirt; anywhere within a couple feet or so of your ears - that's pretty much the length of the cables to the earbuds."
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Charging

Charging:
"If you use another charger and charging, you might damage the adaptor."
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"The adapter charges via a proprietary USB cord that plugs into the earphone slot, so you can't use the adapter while charging, and you'll be in for a hassle if you misplace the tiny charging cord."
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"Charging instructions are not clear at all."
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"A lesser fault is the use of a short proprietary cable for charging."
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"It also doesn't tell you when you know the adapter is fully charged (it comes with a USB charger and a cute little zippered, soft carrying case).And while it does come with a set of earbuds, chances are the ones you normally use are of better quality, even with the accompanying attachable filters."
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"Pros:-fits small ear canals-Quality of sound music is very good -deep basses, crisp medium, clear highs-Hour to charge straight from box-Bluetooth adapter cord is short which is good because it stays out of way-Range is farther than normal 30ft range, and picks right back up when back in range-Hardshell case is good, it feels more protected, makes it easier to find in bag or pocketCons-Buttons are kinda small for fat fingers, volume button accidentally hits next song-Include extra little plastic pieces but nothing to explain what they are for-Takes a long time to shut down, have to hit center button careful or won't shut off-Clip should be a bit tighterIn summary:I have no complaints at all (other than those listed), kinda love these earbuds!"
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"A nice feature was that in order to charge the device you literally unplug the earphone jack and plug in the included USB-to-earphone jack cable."
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"I assume you can also charge it with a computer USB slot as well."
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"Recently I was able to try out this little device and in short it turns my other headphones into wireless sets as well which is great when I need to charge my Samsungs."
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Connection

Connection:
"Unfortunately, the cord is short - too short even if connected to a device tucked into a shirt pocket."
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"Annoying hissing sound when it isn't connected to an outside device."
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"One strange thing is that with the LifenSoul earphones, you get an annoying background hiss on the Bluetooth connection."
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"Finally after numerous attempts, it displayed as MT-103 and connected easily."
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"Since the first attempts, no pairing or connection problems."
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"I've had some connection problems with my iphone, but those are consistent with other bluetooth headphones I've used, so it must be a problem with my IphoneCall quality: Very good."
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"Although the included earphones are adequate, I immediately connected the Bluetooth base unit to my Bose QuietComfort 15 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones."
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"Conceptually it's a good idea and promises the advantage of not needing a direct wired connection to listen to music (with all the tangles and fuss that entails)."
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"I was suprised to find that the device, using the included earbuds, sounded pretty good when connected to my Android S4 phone."
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"While the short cables on this headset appear durable, the twin braided wire connecting to the adapter is very stiff and short."
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"Finally after numerous attempts, it displayed as MT-103 and connected easily."
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Control

Control:
"Unfortunately, you press on the volume controls every time you open the clip."
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"Works as described and again, the sound is nice and strong; the controls work really well."
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"On the device itself, there are volume controls as well as Track forward and back."
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"These were easy to sync to the phone and the controls were fairly easy to operate."
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"The alligator clip allows the user to secure the unit to a placket or collar on a shirt or blouse where the controls are easily accessible."
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"I get that they were trying for minimalism and once you get the controls down, this is a pretty straightforward device."
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Design

Design:
"The Bluetooth adaptor is not designed very well."
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"The buds fit very snugly into my ears and their design is very effective at blocking out other noise."
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"Due to the size and design, it's almost impossible to clip these on effectively without pressing a button that you didn't intend."
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"These headphone have great sound quality, but do have a pretty serious design flaw."
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"For what its designed to do it does not disappoint."
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"The earphones have a pretty short cord, however, and seem pretty much designed to use with this adapter."
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Earphone

Earphone:
"One strange thing is that with the LifenSoul earphones, you get an annoying background hiss on the Bluetooth connection."
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"I rated it one star because of the earphones, the manual and at the current price, not a very good value."
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"The earphones supplied were terrible sounding, very tinny and at elevated volume, seemed distorted."
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"The included earphones are plain and uncomfortable, and seem like they would fall out easily."
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"The wires are reinforced and that is great because so many times I had to thrown earphones away because they will disconnect and the wire was too flimsy and will not last."
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"Overall, nice earphones for working around the house."
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"These bluetooth earphones work pretty well."
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"Overall, this bluetooth earphone dongle works really well."
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"These ear buds are not only bluetooth but also allow the user to plug into the small plastic clip on piece and turn any earbuds or earphones into bluetooth as well."
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"I love these earphones!"
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Fit

Fit:
"My ears are small & hard to fit."
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"The buds fit very snugly into my ears and their design is very effective at blocking out other noise."
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"The ear buds come in three different sound filters and they all fit well on my ears."
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"The sound quality is great, the fit is comfortable, I've worn them for over 3hours with no discomfort!"
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"If you understand it's shortcomings, it will fit you perfectly."
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"Silicone ear bud pieces come in three sizes, middle size seems to fit all the best."
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Headphone

Headphone:
"If you are like me and are having trouble pairing with the Bluetooth, you will find it hard to use the headphones alone as they are extremely short."
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"My larger over the ear headphones work great but are not easy to carry around or pop on to walk the dogs."
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"It just happens randomly, so the range isn't as great as the ones on my other bluetooth headphones."
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"The included headphones aren't bad, but they aren't great."
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"My only complaint, and reason I'm leaving my rating at 4 stars, is that the headphones that come with it have poor sound quality."
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"I've had some connection problems with my iphone, but those are consistent with other bluetooth headphones I've used, so it must be a problem with my IphoneCall quality: Very good."
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"I like more bass in my music and these headphones have a nice bass sound."
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"I have a nice pair of noise cancelling bose headphones that I like to travel with since they signal out I can't hear you!"
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"Overall, these headphones with adapter are really a great product for an active person."
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"I don't know if I would feel comfortable using both headphones when driving."
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"The headphones also seem to make it easier to hear calls and for people I have called to hear me, two problems I have experienced many times."
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Headset

Headset:
"I also own four different Jabra Bluetooth headsets, and have become fairly familiar with the strengths and weaknesses of various models."
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"The headset not only looks great and gets people's attention but is very light and comfortable, you won't even feel it's there."
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"If you are looking for a way to get your own high quality headset to work as bluetooth then this appears to be a great way to accomplish that."
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"But, coupled with my own headset, I have actually found this product very useful effective - once getting past the issues outlined above."
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"Overall, I'm very pleased with this Bluetooth headset apparatus and plan to use it regularly - mostly with my Bose headset, however."
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"The audio quality for in-call conversations is as good as most headsets I've used."
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"One thing I liked is that you can put in whatever standard wired headset you like, so long as it has a standard plug, so it is possible to use the central BT part with different ear sets."
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Instruction

Instruction:
"The set up instructions are NOT GOOD!"
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"One final observation is the instructions are scant and not very good, but if you've worked with Bluetooth devices in the past, then you should be able to figure out how to pair and use them."
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"It took a few attempts to properly enter into pairing mode, and the instruction booklet is awkwardly worded."
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"The instruction manual isn't necessarily clear."
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"You will hold down the center button until it flashes red and blue; what the instructions fail to explain is that once you depress the button it will first flash a solid blue then red and blue."
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"Charging instructions are not clear at all."
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"I agree with others that the instructions are really difficult to read, but it wasn't too hard to figure out how to set it all up."
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"I ended up downloading the instructions from the website and that was a lot easier to read."
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"I would have given this product a better rating if the instructions were adequate and there were no pairing and discovery issues."
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"I am not sure if I missed this in the included instructions and their tiny print."
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"Pairing took a few minutes longer than expected (mostly because I didn't read the instructions), but went well after I realized how to do it."
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Listening

Listening:
"If you want to get lost in whatever you're listening to, these are terrific."
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"Listening for the past 40 minutes, I have not had one missed note."
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"Nice for listening to music off my computer when I am cleaning the house, or doing other things around the house."
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"I wore these around the house and in my back yard while listening to music from my nearby cellphone and they worked very well."
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"On a live album I was listening to I was able to pick up more of the background comments, etc."
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Music

Music:
"I love to listen to music while I work in the garden but I have a horrible habit of cutting the wires while I am trimming stuff."
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"This doesn't bother me too much as I just use my tablet and phone to listen to music at work to drown out all the annoying sounds."
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"I'll likely use it mostly for calls, as I don't particularly see where I'll be in a situation where I'll listen to music and not be able to carry one of my devices with me."
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"Not the tightest seal, but actually, too tight a seal can be a hindrance when running as foot strikes can pulse in your ear and make it hard to hear the music."
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"I like more bass in my music and these headphones have a nice bass sound."
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"Nice for listening to music off my computer when I am cleaning the house, or doing other things around the house."
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"I love to listen to music while I work in the garden but I have a horrible habit of cutting the wires while I am trimming stuff."
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"Pros:-fits small ear canals-Quality of sound music is very good -deep basses, crisp medium, clear highs-Hour to charge straight from box-Bluetooth adapter cord is short which is good because it stays out of way-Range is farther than normal 30ft range, and picks right back up when back in range-Hardshell case is good, it feels more protected, makes it easier to find in bag or pocketCons-Buttons are kinda small for fat fingers, volume button accidentally hits next song-Include extra little plastic pieces but nothing to explain what they are for-Takes a long time to shut down, have to hit center button careful or won't shut off-Clip should be a bit tighterIn summary:I have no complaints at all (other than those listed), kinda love these earbuds!"
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"I wore these around the house and in my back yard while listening to music from my nearby cellphone and they worked very well."
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Pairing

Pairing:
"If you are like me and are having trouble pairing with the Bluetooth, you will find it hard to use the headphones alone as they are extremely short."
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"It took a few attempts to properly enter into pairing mode, and the instruction booklet is awkwardly worded."
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"Since the first attempts, no pairing or connection problems."
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"These paired with my iPhone 4S quickly and easily and stayed paired."
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"Once you figure that out, pairing is no problem."
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"It paired easily enough with my Samsung Galaxy S4, but ease of pairing was really the best thing about it."
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Price

Price:
"At a price point of nearly $50 I would have been supremely upset."
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"Took a couple of seconds to figure out, but labels would be niceOverall, I don't recommend these at the current ~$60 price."
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"I rated it one star because of the earphones, the manual and at the current price, not a very good value."
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"It was very easy to connect them to my cell phone, a cheap, pay-as-you go model."
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"Electrical wire is pretty cheap, and plastic is even cheaper."
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"These screws are easier to lose than money on Wall St."
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"Too bad, as this would make a good value at about half the price."
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"There are plenty of good bluetooth adapters for less than 1 2 the price of this one."
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Quality

Quality:
"So it should be perfectly viable to use these with any earbuds you like (though the earbuds that come with it are really a pretty good length for this).The earbuds that come with it aren't great quality, but they are decent enough and are the perfect length for this."
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"I am not a huge sound geek, but it just did not have a good quality."
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"The instructions can be confusing, I finally got them to work with my devices, the sound quality isn't the best but it is good."
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"I've had some connection problems with my iphone, but those are consistent with other bluetooth headphones I've used, so it must be a problem with my IphoneCall quality: Very good."
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"A quick test with my G330 showed that this worked perfectly fine and definitely showed a different quality of sound."
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"If you are looking for a way to get your own high quality headset to work as bluetooth then this appears to be a great way to accomplish that."
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"Good sound quality for earbuds."
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"Nice sound quality, but I'm not as picky as others might be."
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"Still, I'm really happy with the sound quality and the usefulness of the adapter, and can recommend them if you are willing to put up with the glitches."
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Range

Range:
"It just happens randomly, so the range isn't as great as the ones on my other bluetooth headphones."
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"Great range."
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"The range is good and covers my whole house."
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"Pros:-fits small ear canals-Quality of sound music is very good -deep basses, crisp medium, clear highs-Hour to charge straight from box-Bluetooth adapter cord is short which is good because it stays out of way-Range is farther than normal 30ft range, and picks right back up when back in range-Hardshell case is good, it feels more protected, makes it easier to find in bag or pocketCons-Buttons are kinda small for fat fingers, volume button accidentally hits next song-Include extra little plastic pieces but nothing to explain what they are for-Takes a long time to shut down, have to hit center button careful or won't shut off-Clip should be a bit tighterIn summary:I have no complaints at all (other than those listed), kinda love these earbuds!"
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"The Bluetooth range is pretty much the same as my Samsungs, so there is no downgrade in this department."
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"Across the board in genres and range of tone, the MT103 was extremely adequate."
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Size

Size:
"First of all, the mini instruction booklet that comes in the box has writing that is so small that it is hard to read."
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"I did change the silicon buds to a smaller size which wasn't easy."
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"One small complaint I have is that there is a noticeable delay in the sound transfer from your device to your headphones when using this device."
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"Other than the small complaints I have, overall it is a nice device and a great option for those that don't want to invest in brand new pair of wired headphones, but considering the cost, I do think they could have just ditched the included earbuds to save on costs since most people will more than likely already have a set of headphones they will use with this."
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"My ears are small & hard to fit."
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"The technical challenge with units like these is they have to be small, light, produce good sound, and be battery-powered, which are generally conflicting traits."
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"Due to the size and design, it's almost impossible to clip these on effectively without pressing a button that you didn't intend."
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"Pros:-fits small ear canals-Quality of sound music is very good -deep basses, crisp medium, clear highs-Hour to charge straight from box-Bluetooth adapter cord is short which is good because it stays out of way-Range is farther than normal 30ft range, and picks right back up when back in range-Hardshell case is good, it feels more protected, makes it easier to find in bag or pocketCons-Buttons are kinda small for fat fingers, volume button accidentally hits next song-Include extra little plastic pieces but nothing to explain what they are for-Takes a long time to shut down, have to hit center button careful or won't shut off-Clip should be a bit tighterIn summary:I have no complaints at all (other than those listed), kinda love these earbuds!"
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"Other than the small complaints I have, overall it is a nice device and a great option for those that don't want to invest in brand new pair of wired headphones, but considering the cost, I do think they could have just ditched the included earbuds to save on costs since most people will more than likely already have a set of headphones they will use with this."
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"The travel case is professional and needed, as the Bluetooth adapter is small and easily lost."
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Sound

Sound:
"If you are expecting high quality sound out of the default earbuds that come with it, then you will probably be disappointed."
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"One small complaint I have is that there is a noticeable delay in the sound transfer from your device to your headphones when using this device."
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"This doesn't bother me too much as I just use my tablet and phone to listen to music at work to drown out all the annoying sounds."
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"Annoying hissing sound when it isn't connected to an outside device."
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"I could hear the party on the other end perfectly, but they complained of my voice sounding 'muffled'."
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"The technical challenge with units like these is they have to be small, light, produce good sound, and be battery-powered, which are generally conflicting traits."
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"Good sound quality for earbuds."
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"Nice sound quality, but I'm not as picky as others might be."
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"The sound is excellent."
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"Again, it doesn't take much for me to be happy with the sound."
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"Still, I'm really happy with the sound quality and the usefulness of the adapter, and can recommend them if you are willing to put up with the glitches."
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iPhone

iPhone:
"First, I experienced the thrill of receiving Life n Soul Bluetooth Earphones, the excitement of discovering they worked splendidly with my iPhone, fear when I realized they were missing, and horror when I discovered my one year old Standard Poodle pup ATE them."
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"I've had some connection problems with my iphone, but those are consistent with other bluetooth headphones I've used, so it must be a problem with my IphoneCall quality: Very good."
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"These paired with my iPhone 4S quickly and easily and stayed paired."
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"Once I made it through the directions with a magnifying glass and did a few google searches on how to hook this up to my iPhone, it was amazing."
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"* They were very easy to pair with my iPhone!"
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"*Use: I paired it up with an iPhone with no problems."
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"I was able to listen to my iPhone across a larger room (gym) even with some obstacles in the way."
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