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SoundBot SB552 Behind the Neck Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Headset Black by Review Summary ,  Nov 4, 2015

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SoundBot SB552 Behind the Neck Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Headset, Black
Report Date: 01/02/2016
Based on 291 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 3.7
Returned or considering to return: 4.5%

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Individual Feature Rating
Battery5.0   above average
Wireless4.6   above average
Comfortable4.4   average
Music4.4   average
Connection4.2   above average
Light4.2   average
Sound4.2   average
Quality4.1   average
Bluetooth4.0   average
Design4.0   average
Price3.9   below average
Range3.6   below average
Fit3.5   below average
Volume3.3   below average
Size3.1   below average


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Battery

Battery:
"30 feet is just about right for this headset, and with Bluetooth 3.0 you are going to get fairly good battery life from both your phone and the SB552."
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"Love them these are such a steal for the price and the sound quality is surprisingly good along with the battery life!"
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"Great utility, range, battery life."
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"The battery lifeon this headset is great."
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"Great battery life and sound quality."
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Bluetooth

Bluetooth:
"The instruction booklet is well thought out and is easy to comprehend, if you aren't the best with technology or aren't versed in Bluetooth technology, the booklet should have you covered."
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"What I don't particularly care for is how they fit, which is to say, they don't fit all that well and they aren't as comfortable as other bluetooth headsets I've tried."
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"I've bought my fair share of cheap Bluetooth headsets in the past and have often been disappointed."
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"Finding a good pair of Stereo wireless Bluetooth headphones under $20 is not easy, especially as light as the SB552 are."
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"The bluetooth came defective and I am unable to contact the seller"
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"not the most comfortable headphones ever, but they're bluetooth..which in itself is pretty awesome."
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"this behind the neck bluetooth head phones made by SoundBot are perfect forthat active on the go personthey have 6 hrs playback time and 7hrs hands free talk timethey come with everything needed to charge them right up and sync to your favorite devicethey are both light weight and sweat resistant siliconthe sound is awesome, crystal clear quality like those higher priced head phonesthey have a built in microphone to control volume, calls and music playbackthey are extremely easy to sync with your phone or other devices and they come with a little travel bag for your on the go needsi recieved this product at a discount in return for giving my fair, honest and unbiased review of the item"
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"30 feet is just about right for this headset, and with Bluetooth 3.0 you are going to get fairly good battery life from both your phone and the SB552."
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"Lastly, you will find a few multi-function buttons that act as volume up down as well as skipping or replaying songs via Bluetooth."
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" This SoundBot Bluetooth Behind the Neck Headset is very nice."
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"The overall design is really nice, and I was i need of a set of bluetooth earbuds that worked really well."
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Button

Button:
"problem was, the volume up button didn't work!"
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"My only complaint is the Volume up down button is a bit stiffer and I have small fingers but I do find hard to press or feel the volume control buttons but other than that it is great."
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"I would say that the only negative would be remembering what the buttons do."
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"I have purchased two sets of these in as many weeks, and have had problems with the volume (+) and (-) controls buttons."
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"Lastly, you will find a few multi-function buttons that act as volume up down as well as skipping or replaying songs via Bluetooth."
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"On the right ear cup, you will find the mic (you can talk through this headset), followed by the Micro-USB charging port (android users will love this feature as do I), a small silver button for placing and ending calls as well as turning the headset on and off."
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"They pair very easily and the buttons may be small, but they are easy to find when you need them."
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"My only complaint is the Volume up down button is a bit stiffer and I have small fingers but I do find hard to press or feel the volume control buttons but other than that it is great."
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"Pretty good... but, I do notice the buttons need some little springs to hold them in place."
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Charging

Charging:
"On the right ear cup, you will find the mic (you can talk through this headset), followed by the Micro-USB charging port (android users will love this feature as do I), a small silver button for placing and ending calls as well as turning the headset on and off."
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"I use these all day and they hold a charge great."
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"Charging is easy and quick."
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"- It hold charge for reasonable time."
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"I like how easy it is to use it, charge it, and store it."
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"What I don't particularly care for is how they fit, which is to say, they don't fit all that well and they aren't as comfortable as other bluetooth headsets I've tried."
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"Nothing wrong with the item but it is just not a comfortable design."
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"Contrary to some other reviews I found them to be perfectly comfortable for long periods of time."
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"Very full sounding and has good bass+ Super light weight, comfortable to wear for long periods+ Loops into a small easy to pack size+ Comes with an excellent quality carrying caseCONS- Controls are on the speaker and are small."
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"These SB552 headphones have not failed yet, are VERY comfortable to wear all day, do not feel like they're going to fall off no matter which way I turn my head or how quickly I move."
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"They are fantastic and comfortable."
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"They were very lightweight and very comfortable, and the controls were easy to use."
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Connection

Connection:
"The multi-function button does so many things, given the right set of circumstances - and mostly when using it connected to a phone - that I fear that if I had to remember all its uses, I'd fail."
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"The Bluetooth stays connected well without skipping and has a good range."
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"i didn't keep them on for long to see how well they wore over time though, because once i got them linked to my phone and playing music (which was a pretty standard connection process without any problems), i tried to the volume all the way up to test the sound quality."
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"The bluetooth was found right away, and I had no problems connecting."
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"They wont fall off easy.+ Bluetooth connectivity is strong and doesn't loose connectivity when I had my phone in any of my pockets+ Sounds quality was excellent."
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"I had no problems pairing this headset andI connected it to my phone and listened toPandora."
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Design

Design:
"It appears that many find this form factor to be an uncomfortable design, but I have no issues with it (meanwhile, a number of other popular sets simply don't work for my ears head).The downside, unfortunately, is that the microphone on this thing is awful; I simply can't use it for conversation."
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"Nothing wrong with the item but it is just not a comfortable design."
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"The main problem I had personally was the design of the earpieces."
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"Worst headphones i have EVER had, quality is not an issue, wonderfully build, WORST design ever, does not clip onto anything, crest uncomfortably, inserts are hard plastics that do not even fit in the ear, and even makes them hurt."
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"i liked their design and how the wrapped and sat on the ears."
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"I had high hopes for them, because the design is awesome, and the sound quality is great."
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"The overall design is really nice, and I was i need of a set of bluetooth earbuds that worked really well."
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"These headphones are probably the perfect design for running, jogging, trampolining..."
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"The curved design of the headband and the angle of the earbuds ensures a perfect fit, I don't have time to worry about adjusting my headphones, when I'm lifting 315 pounds!"
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Fit

Fit:
"What I don't particularly care for is how they fit, which is to say, they don't fit all that well and they aren't as comfortable as other bluetooth headsets I've tried."
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"They still fit fine just not perfect."
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"- frame is flexible enough to fit around my neck- very cheap price for $11.- other functions like during call, answering, microphone all working fineCons:- although frame is flexible but I feel its short little bit and the ear pieces move from its place and tend to adjust it from time to timein summery don't expect perfect fitting and perfect sound but for such price i will get it as extra 2nd piecereceived it for discounted price for review purpose"
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"Although it fit around the neck and hard to fall off but not perfectly fit inside ears."
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"We both liked the fit and not having to deal with a attached cord while working out but, her right earbud separated(came apart) when she was simply removing from her ear and broke the wire."
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"I was happy to find it is very stretchable and had no problems fitting into both ears with more than enough room to spare."
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"Here are some pros & cons that i've found:PROS+ Perfect or exercising since it fits in your ears securely and hugs the back of you head."
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"The Soundbot SB552 is a perfect fit for my workout gear."
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"The curved design of the headband and the angle of the earbuds ensures a perfect fit, I don't have time to worry about adjusting my headphones, when I'm lifting 315 pounds!"
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Light

Light:
"Finding a good pair of Stereo wireless Bluetooth headphones under $20 is not easy, especially as light as the SB552 are."
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"It's so light that it shouldn't really become too uncomfortable even after long time of use."
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"Very full sounding and has good bass+ Super light weight, comfortable to wear for long periods+ Loops into a small easy to pack size+ Comes with an excellent quality carrying caseCONS- Controls are on the speaker and are small."
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"pros:- very light- easy to connect and disconnect, or reset to connect with other device or even two devices at same time."
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"This SB552 behind the neck Bluetooth sports headset has ergonomic design, light weight and it is very comfortable to wear."
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"Running or jogging shouldn't be a problem, these are SO light."
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"Seamlessly connect with my Android phone....clear quality sound...light and comfy....sufficient battery life on full charge"
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Music

Music:
"music sounds about as good or as bad as the default iphone 4 earphones but a little bit worse b c it sounded a bit muffled ( i tweaked my music player's equalizer to offset this downside and it was better although apps without equalizers.... o_O)earpods and the area around it are made with cheap plastic (feels cheap anyway)buttons give off a cheap loose clicky feelwas having a bluetoothed phone conversation and it cut off a couple times when i was walkin in open city streets and my phone was only in my pant pocket."
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"I listen to books- sound is very good for that - not as good for music, my old Plantronics backbeats had far superior sound."
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"i didn't keep them on for long to see how well they wore over time though, because once i got them linked to my phone and playing music (which was a pretty standard connection process without any problems), i tried to the volume all the way up to test the sound quality."
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"this behind the neck bluetooth head phones made by SoundBot are perfect forthat active on the go personthey have 6 hrs playback time and 7hrs hands free talk timethey come with everything needed to charge them right up and sync to your favorite devicethey are both light weight and sweat resistant siliconthe sound is awesome, crystal clear quality like those higher priced head phonesthey have a built in microphone to control volume, calls and music playbackthey are extremely easy to sync with your phone or other devices and they come with a little travel bag for your on the go needsi recieved this product at a discount in return for giving my fair, honest and unbiased review of the item"
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"SoundBot Wireless Headsets are the new professional looking way to listening to music as well as talking on the phone."
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"I could hear the music I was listening to very clearly, and it all just sounded wonderful."
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"The balance was perfectand my music sounded great."
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Pairing

Pairing:
"Pairing took a little effort, but once paired these headphones worked perfectly with my iPhone 6s Plus."
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"I had no problems pairing this headset andI connected it to my phone and listened toPandora."
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"Pairing with iPhones was easy and quick."
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"The pairing and quality is great."
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"Good price, has paired with phone, laptop and tablet."
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Price

Price:
"- frame is flexible enough to fit around my neck- very cheap price for $11.- other functions like during call, answering, microphone all working fineCons:- although frame is flexible but I feel its short little bit and the ear pieces move from its place and tend to adjust it from time to timein summery don't expect perfect fitting and perfect sound but for such price i will get it as extra 2nd piecereceived it for discounted price for review purpose"
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"I've bought my fair share of cheap Bluetooth headsets in the past and have often been disappointed."
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"Maybe not quite as good as beats... oh wait, nothing close to the price either! "
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"Final Thoughts:As far as i've used it i really like the product, the price is very good at $20 without sacrificing any reliable practicality so far."
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"I deliberately avoided buying overinflated priced models that performs well but not well enough to justify its inflated price."
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"Maybe not the best sound quality, but worth the discounted price."
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"Love them these are such a steal for the price and the sound quality is surprisingly good along with the battery life!"
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"They are currently listing this headset around the $15 range which is an excellent price."
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"These have a nice sound quality for wireless headsets in this price range."
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"The sound quality is good, better than I would expect for this price category."
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"All in all, this is a nice sport behind the neck Bluetooth headset, it is well made, affordable with great sound quality."
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Quality

Quality:
"So sounding better with some songs than others is *not* a hallmark of good sound quality."
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"Sound quality and receiving range are mediocre."
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"Don't buy these if comfort and sound quality are your priority."
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"Unfortunately, the sound quality was questionable at best."
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"The sound quality is okay on these, but they are pretty uncomfortable."
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"Maybe not the best sound quality, but worth the discounted price."
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"this behind the neck bluetooth head phones made by SoundBot are perfect forthat active on the go personthey have 6 hrs playback time and 7hrs hands free talk timethey come with everything needed to charge them right up and sync to your favorite devicethey are both light weight and sweat resistant siliconthe sound is awesome, crystal clear quality like those higher priced head phonesthey have a built in microphone to control volume, calls and music playbackthey are extremely easy to sync with your phone or other devices and they come with a little travel bag for your on the go needsi recieved this product at a discount in return for giving my fair, honest and unbiased review of the item"
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"Playing just about any song I could think of gave very good results and I really could not complain about anything from the sound quality perspective."
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"These headsets scream sleek and sophisticated quality."
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"Why spend a ton on the name brand when you can get just as good sound and quality with these."
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"Though these appear to be of decent quality, the ear bud part is huge and I couldn't wear them for longer than 3 minutes without my ears hurting badly."
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Range

Range:
"Sound quality and receiving range are mediocre."
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"Irritates the exterior of my ear, no bass, sound is flat, range not too great, doesn't pair properly with my ipad and I personally don't like the earbud design on a gym headset."
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"The range isn't super impressive, but it is absolutely worth it though to not have to deal with wires when sitting at my desk."
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"The Bluetooth stays connected well without skipping and has a good range."
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"They are currently listing this headset around the $15 range which is an excellent price."
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"Great utility, range, battery life."
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"I mean what can I say they are easy to pair and get about 30 feet of range with about 150 standby time."
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"Bluetooth connection range is great which Ive tested within 30 ft without any signal loss and still has clear sound."
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"These headphones also have clear sound and an impressive undistirted volume range."
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Size

Size:
"My only complaint is the Volume up down button is a bit stiffer and I have small fingers but I do find hard to press or feel the volume control buttons but other than that it is great."
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"Unfortunately, the earbuds hit my small ear canal in just the wrong way, on a pressure point or something and caused some significant pain despite the nice gel covers."
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"Not the most comfortable, but the price, size, functionality and batterylife are great!"
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"like it however the size is small so if your head is big it would not be comfortable also max sound level is not too high."
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"They come very small not as advertised I feel uncomfortable using them so I have to give them away to some relatives"
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"Small, easy to useCons:caught on fire, melted, but still work"
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"On the right ear cup, you will find the mic (you can talk through this headset), followed by the Micro-USB charging port (android users will love this feature as do I), a small silver button for placing and ending calls as well as turning the headset on and off."
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"The sound is rich and full, the form factor is small and easy to keep with you."
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"They pair very easily and the buttons may be small, but they are easy to find when you need them."
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"Very full sounding and has good bass+ Super light weight, comfortable to wear for long periods+ Loops into a small easy to pack size+ Comes with an excellent quality carrying caseCONS- Controls are on the speaker and are small."
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Sound

Sound:
"- frame is flexible enough to fit around my neck- very cheap price for $11.- other functions like during call, answering, microphone all working fineCons:- although frame is flexible but I feel its short little bit and the ear pieces move from its place and tend to adjust it from time to timein summery don't expect perfect fitting and perfect sound but for such price i will get it as extra 2nd piecereceived it for discounted price for review purpose"
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"I felt like because the headphones have a small profile, the song selection I chose were primarily hip hop and rap songs, and was not able to get as great of an acoustic sound as I had hoped."
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"So sounding better with some songs than others is *not* a hallmark of good sound quality."
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"Sound quality and receiving range are mediocre."
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"Irritates the exterior of my ear, no bass, sound is flat, range not too great, doesn't pair properly with my ipad and I personally don't like the earbud design on a gym headset."
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"Unfortunately, the sound quality was questionable at best."
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"Awesome great sound buying more! "
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"i didn't keep them on for long to see how well they wore over time though, because once i got them linked to my phone and playing music (which was a pretty standard connection process without any problems), i tried to the volume all the way up to test the sound quality."
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"Impressive sound (especially for a $12 set, but even when compared to the more expensive sets I own) and decent aesthetic."
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"this behind the neck bluetooth head phones made by SoundBot are perfect forthat active on the go personthey have 6 hrs playback time and 7hrs hands free talk timethey come with everything needed to charge them right up and sync to your favorite devicethey are both light weight and sweat resistant siliconthe sound is awesome, crystal clear quality like those higher priced head phonesthey have a built in microphone to control volume, calls and music playbackthey are extremely easy to sync with your phone or other devices and they come with a little travel bag for your on the go needsi recieved this product at a discount in return for giving my fair, honest and unbiased review of the item"
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"My Android phone recognized them right away and they work and sound very good."
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Volume

Volume:
"problem was, the volume up button didn't work!"
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"My only complaint is the Volume up down button is a bit stiffer and I have small fingers but I do find hard to press or feel the volume control buttons but other than that it is great."
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"That is a problem for me because I need the volume to be somewhat high at the gym."
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"I have purchased two sets of these in as many weeks, and have had problems with the volume (+) and (-) controls buttons."
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"i didn't keep them on for long to see how well they wore over time though, because once i got them linked to my phone and playing music (which was a pretty standard connection process without any problems), i tried to the volume all the way up to test the sound quality."
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"this behind the neck bluetooth head phones made by SoundBot are perfect forthat active on the go personthey have 6 hrs playback time and 7hrs hands free talk timethey come with everything needed to charge them right up and sync to your favorite devicethey are both light weight and sweat resistant siliconthe sound is awesome, crystal clear quality like those higher priced head phonesthey have a built in microphone to control volume, calls and music playbackthey are extremely easy to sync with your phone or other devices and they come with a little travel bag for your on the go needsi recieved this product at a discount in return for giving my fair, honest and unbiased review of the item"
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"Lastly, you will find a few multi-function buttons that act as volume up down as well as skipping or replaying songs via Bluetooth."
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"My only complaint is the Volume up down button is a bit stiffer and I have small fingers but I do find hard to press or feel the volume control buttons but other than that it is great."
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"Good sound and lots of volume."
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Wireless

Wireless:
"Finding a good pair of Stereo wireless Bluetooth headphones under $20 is not easy, especially as light as the SB552 are."
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"These are a great pair of wireless headphones and even though they don't block all the sound out when they are in your ears once you have music on it actually makes it feel like the sound is blocked out."
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"These have a nice sound quality for wireless headsets in this price range."
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"This behind the neck wireless bluetoothheadset by SoundBot is so comfortable."
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"I love this wireless headset."
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"Great wireless earphones for a good price."
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