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Photive BTH3 Bluetooth 4.0 Stereo Headphones with Built-in Mic and 12 Hour Battery. Includes Hard Travel Case....
Report Date: 01/03/2016
Based on 2769 customer reviews
Overall satisfaction: 4.0
Returned or considering to return: 6.0%

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Individual Feature Rating
Setup5.0   above average
Treble5.0   above average
Pairing4.8   above average
Simple4.8   average
Value4.8   average
Budget4.7   average
Comfortable4.7   average
Durable4.7   average
Travel4.7   above average
iPad4.7   average
Battery4.5   above average
Price4.5   average
Quality4.4   average
Range4.4   average
Sound4.4   average
Bluetooth4.3   average
Fit4.3   average
Music4.3   average
Size3.7   average
Microphone3.6   average
Quick3.6   below average
Setting3.6   below average
Cable3.5   average
Design3.5   below average
Distance3.5   below average
Speaker3.4   average
Plug3.1   below average
Support3.1   average
Windows3.0   below average
Button2.9   below average
Charging2.9   below average
Connector2.8   average
Cushion2.8   mediocre
USB2.6   below average
Power2.5   below average
Plastic2.4   below average
Warranty2.4   below average


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Battery

Battery:
"Only annoying thing with them is that when the battery does get low it beeps every 30 seconds."
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"Really good sound and battery life the only problem is that its really fragil"
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"Honestly, the only structural problem is the loose fitting battery cover, which has rendered my set unsuitable for my needs."
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"The unit just seems to get worse reception when the battery is drained instead of letting you know that the battery is gong dead."
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"There isn't any audible tone to let you know when the battery is about to go dead or when the battery has a full charge when you power them up?"
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"It has amazing sound and pretty good battery life."
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"The sound is great (even according to my audiophile friends), the batteries seem to last forever, they charge from any USB charger, pairing and subsequent reconnection is painless."
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"They are great and the battery life has been impressive."
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"The audio quality is really good, the charging time is fast, and the battery life is also really good."
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"Only issue is the battery cover easily remove from the headset."
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Bluetooth

Bluetooth:
"The only other criticism would be that the loss of the Bluetooth connectivity."
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"The sound isn't all that great, I had a Bluetooth headphones that cost $10 more but was way better sounding."
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"Bluetooth in general is a crappy standard, so I wasn't expecting perfection, but often when these dropped out I'd have to restart both the headphones and my iPhone before they'd work again."
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"Going from a crying mess of broken cables and jacks, Bluetooth did me right for the about 8 months I owned these."
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"It is a known problem that some manufacturers go around by offering a separate bluetooth dongle for the Mac that makes it believe it is a USB headset and not a bluetooth headset."
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"If you've never owned a pair of Bluetooth headphones you have no idea what you're missing."
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"Great price for great bluetooth headphones"
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"Looks classy enough (I'm personally not a fan of crazy neon colors and the such)Bluetooth works well and is simple to use."
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"The headphones are great, but the cable they came with didn't even work, and the Bluetooth was pretty dodgy when I first turned them ion."
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"Surprisingly amazing Bluetooth headphones for that price, would definanltly recommend."
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"It has a great battery life and bluetooth has excellent sound quality."
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Budget

Budget:
"Unfortunately, $250 is outside my indulge-on-a-whim budget, so I handed them back to the salesman and walked away."
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"I would really recommend this for anyone who is on a budget and wants great sound."
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"Overall, I would recommend these headphones to anyone who 1) wants headphones on a budget and 2) isn't an audiophile."
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"Sound great for a budget bluetooth headphones."
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"ProsGreat sound for the priceConsUncomfortableWon't get you ladies(If you care)Phone calls don't work rightI would recommend this if sound on a budget is most important to you."
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"These headphones will not rival Sennheiser HD 650s or something but they are great sounding on a budget as long as you aren't a looneyphile that stands on his head with headphones to combat inaudible differences."
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Button

Button:
"Only real frustrating parts are the buttons and indicators... not all that clear when it's turned on, no markings that I can see to tell you which side is right or left."
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"worked as expected however power button broke after about 6 months of use."
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"The button design could be a bit less confusing but overall 5 stars"
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"Only problems:Most headphones have a mute button that is used to answer and end calls, but can also be used (for most devices I've used) to pull up some form of voice navigation (like siri)."
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"I read many reviews where buttons and the charging ports broke over time, I'm just going to be careful with the headphones as so should you if you order these."
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"Another thing that is kind of annoying: The power button."
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"They have easy access buttons to turn up and down the volume as well as skip to the next song."
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"- Easy buttons to use and remember where they are- AMAZING battery lifeCons:- The bands holding the 2 ear cups broke after about 7 months."
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"They're comfortable, the buttons are convenient, and the bluetooth worked great - I could walk into a room over and still hear what I was listening to."
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"Adjustments are easy, case is well-designed, and button placement is intuitive.2."
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"The buttons included on the headphones can sync well with applications like Skype and Spotify."
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Cable

Cable:
"Going from a crying mess of broken cables and jacks, Bluetooth did me right for the about 8 months I owned these."
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"Its fine for working out in a gym or in a place that's very loud, but if you plan to use it in a library or classroom, plan to have the volume on the lowest setting- I know these weren't made for the gym but the leather ear cups get warm and uncomfortable after an hour of use- The aux cord it came with broke after a month, which sucks because my headphones have died a couple times during my workouts and I would have liked to listen to music without the battery- Barely any bass."
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"the cord is the most annoying thing when you are stacking weights."
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"I have just received two, one of the broken and the box is not having the charging cable or even a warranty or user guide documents."
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"It's not going to survive a violent life, they need to be pampered a bit but that's fine, it was the cord that always broke my old pairs."
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"I did notice that the charging cord that came with the headphones was extremely hard to connect."
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"The headphones are great, but the cable they came with didn't even work, and the Bluetooth was pretty dodgy when I first turned them ion."
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"The cable it comes with is very nice and actually pretty tangle free."
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"Optional 3.5 jack cable is a nice touch."
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"The headphones connect via Bluetooth as well as feature (and come with) stereo audio cable for battery-free listening on devices with a regular headphone jack."
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"The build quality feels very sturdy and the aux cable it comes with is very good quality."
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Charging

Charging:
"After two attempts at charging them, they still won't turn on."
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"The first time this happened, i just left it there for a few hours and it eventually started charging and the charge lasted a long time but its been dead for about two weeks now and there's nothing i can do."
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"worked great till it needed to be recharged won't charge seems to be a problem with the charging port"
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"I'll also mention the charging receptacle has a small piece of small foam stuck to the back - obviously their lame attempt to add durability to the charging jack."
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"Worked great for about two weeks and then they stopped charging."
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"The sound is great (even according to my audiophile friends), the batteries seem to last forever, they charge from any USB charger, pairing and subsequent reconnection is painless."
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"The audio quality is really good, the charging time is fast, and the battery life is also really good."
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"I like the easy connection pairing to devices and the battery charge lasts for awhile."
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"They come in a great case to keep everything together, easy to charge, easy to use, easy to pair! "
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Comfortable

Comfortable:
"Comfortable, but not the best sound."
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"A very good pair of headphones for the money at $39.00 dollars the only problem I have experienced is the ear pads are not to comfortable...I hope with use they will become softer, I've had them now for around 3 weeks.."
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"Great headphones almost no bass :( clear sound, Very comfortable, long batery life, good range, can fit small and large heads, 4 stars because rotating plastic piece broke because my brother dropped then but a little super glue and it was fine! "
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"The headphones are reasonably comfortable but start to feel a little uncomfortable after an hour or so - I wouldn't want to be wearing these all day but they're great for commute or taking a walk."
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"Other than that problem, the pad around the ear is very comfortable."
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"I would give these a five stars for the usage, battery life, and comfort but the swivel hinge on the left ear broke just after a month."
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"He says they are very comfortable and have nice sound."
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"The sound is fantastic and they are comfortable even on my big head :)"
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"Amazing headphones, the sound quality is nice and its so comfortable."
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"The sound quality is decent and the headset itself is pretty comfortable."
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"Pretty comfortable never had my ears hurt and i wear them for hours sometimes."
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Connection

Connection:
"The only other criticism would be that the loss of the Bluetooth connectivity."
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"Bluetooth was fairly easy to set up and worked like it should, although connecting to a windows PC was very annoying at times."
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"meaning that you WILL have the occasional connection problem or lag or whatever, but nothing permanent."
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"It has really been great although I have had some problems connecting with my Fire."
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"Based on other reviews, the recharging connection seems to be a weak point for the headphones."
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"Using the Bluetooth connection to the laptop, I was not able to control the tracks playing in Media Player."
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"I like the easy connection pairing to devices and the battery charge lasts for awhile."
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"Connection is easy to set up."
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"Bluetooth was fairly easy to set up and worked like it should, although connecting to a windows PC was very annoying at times."
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"Connected with my phone and BT transmitter (iClever) without any problems."
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"Great sound, great connectivity and nice design."
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Connector

Connector:
"Going from a crying mess of broken cables and jacks, Bluetooth did me right for the about 8 months I owned these."
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"I'll also mention the charging receptacle has a small piece of small foam stuck to the back - obviously their lame attempt to add durability to the charging jack."
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"Worked pretty well for about a month, then the micro-usb connector broke and the headphones wouldn't charge."
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"I also ran into the lose charging jack problem others have mentioned around the 35 day mark."
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"The battery earcup is loose on mine, and also the rubber ports for the headphone jack and charging port are a bit stiff and hard to close."
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"I think Amazon's description fails to mention the headphone jack by the charging port, though you do need a separate cable with 2 male 1 8 inch plugs in order to take advantage of this."
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"The headphone jack is recessed and is only able to fit jacks that have minimal plastic around the plug in, otherwise the plastic around the recess interferes with plugging in the cable."
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"Optional 3.5 jack cable is a nice touch."
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"I'll also mention the charging receptacle has a small piece of small foam stuck to the back - obviously their lame attempt to add durability to the charging jack."
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"Sounds really great, when I bought it (I wanted it as a birthday present for myself) it sound really good on my phone laptop my intention was to get a blue tooth headphones since my audio jack on my phone wasn't broken."
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Cushion

Cushion:
"Main problem for me (although small issue) is that the cushion gets really warm when it stays on my ears for a long time."
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"Quality: AverageComfort: Not very good for outdoor, once the weather gets hot, the cushion will gets hot and make you uncomfortable."
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"Uncomfortable - the cushions are hard and I cannot wear for more than 30 minutes without wanting to take off and relax my ears."
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"These headphones have a great build quality - not at all cheap, good finish, soft cushions for the earpads and over the headband."
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"My complaints are that the headphones are not really comfortable - fabric cushion coverings would have been preferred."
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"Unfortunately, the ear cushions sit on the ear instead of around the ear and can be painful on the ear after 30 minutes to an hour of extended use so look elsewhere if you need to use headphones for an extended period."
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"Very little noise leakage and the cushions are very comfortable to wear for several hours at a time."
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"the cushions on these headphones feel nice on the ear no dis comfort."
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"These babies are fairly light and have a nice overhead cushion too."
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"The cushion around the ear was very comfortable."
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"Great sound for the price but would've liked the ear cushions to be a bit softer."
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Design

Design:
"The button design could be a bit less confusing but overall 5 stars"
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"Cons:The design is flimsy."
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"For their price... Over all the design felt flimsy to say the least."
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"This is their response:The warranty is essentially designed so that within 1 year, if our product malfunctions (i. e. battery, charging ports, bluetooth card, accs, etc.)"
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"The micro USB cable design is not the best."
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"ok, but not really what i expected , clearity a bit disappointing design is good"
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"Great sound, great connectivity and nice design."
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"My new unit worked exactly as designed, and I am enjoying the product very much."
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"Sound quality is great and really great design."
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"I tried to contact Photive, but they refuse to honor the warranty, even though I pointed out that the damage is caused by their design, not my fault."
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"Pros:Great Value for the PriceLong Battery LifeWired and BluetoothComes with a Carrying CaseNice PackagingSyncs well (I have both Android and Apple devices)Cons:Design of the SwivelWarrantyLike most electronic devices, they are designed to be disposable."
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Distance

Distance:
"My neighbors definitely know that when I have these on, I'm unable to hear them if they yell at me from a distance and they need to come right up to me if they want to talk to me."
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"Also the distance isn't too impressive."
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"The problem with dropping at a short distance was corrected, but the signal at any distance was spotty and filled with static."
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"Typically you don't get good quality sound at long distances, but with these headphones you will get just that."
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"The sound quality is outstanding, the bluetooth capablity is spot on and works quite a distance, plus they fit comfortably."
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"* Effective distance is what you'd expect."
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"It doesn't have issues connecting to a desktop, iPhone and iPad via bluetooth and it offers a decent distance between headset and device."
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"We think the distance covered would be greater without the various walls that get in the way."
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"Good distance on the connectivity as well."
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Durable

Durable:
"They last long and are very durable in that you dont have to worry about the wires damaging because everything it Blue tooth"
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"The band feels sturdy and durable, and it grips onto my head bery nicely."
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"The BTH3s are comfortable and large (for above average ears) and the cord is durable."
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"Pretty sturdy and durable."
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"So far a very durable product with excellent performance."
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"The sound is great and it has been more durable than most headphones that we have purchased for them."
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Fit

Fit:
"Seriously I have kinda small ears and they do touch and are hard to fit in right without moving them just right."
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"Honestly, the only structural problem is the loose fitting battery cover, which has rendered my set unsuitable for my needs."
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"I have a big head, and the fit was not the most comfortable I have ever tried on, but it isn't uncomfortable enough to be an issue."
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"Not as comfortable of a fit as many have said."
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"This is one of the only ways the build falls short of my Sony studios--the fit on the ears is not very comfortable.2."
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"In an attempt to get them to fit more comfortably, I accidentally broke them."
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"The product fit my adnormally tell head and could fit a small head easily, and comfortably."
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"Headphones sound great, they fit a bit on the small on side, or my head is bigger then I think."
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"No static noise, crisp clear sound, nice fit, well built."
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"The headphone jack is recessed and is only able to fit jacks that have minimal plastic around the plug in, otherwise the plastic around the recess interferes with plugging in the cable."
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"They are not technically noise canceling but have a nice tight fit and I am able to block out everything!"
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Level

Level:
"- Audio quality drops to a horrible level when the mic is activated."
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"I don't know about the sound leakage, but nobody has complained so far, with listening at reasonable levels."
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"The sound quality was also good and it is able to go to high volume levels."
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"Great quality product, clear sound with good bass level and simplest in use."
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"As well as skipping songs and changing volume levels."
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"When I use these for videoconferencing for work, there's no problem with the mic levels via Hangouts, HipChat, etc."
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"The nice thing is that if you have an iphone, the battery level for the headphones actually shows up near the bluetooth symbol."
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Macbook

Macbook:
"Probably my fault for not knowing that the MacBook Pro could only do one Bluetooth device at a time."
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"Bluetooth: They are fairly easy to pair with my iPhone and MacBook Pro."
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"However my macbook air, iphone and ipad paired seamlessly."
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"They synced well with my MacBook and my Android phone."
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"I tested it on my Macbook Air and NO PROBLEM."
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"-Sound: good, not a lot of bass but sounds decent-Bluetooth: no problems at all connecting to my macbook or iPhone."
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Material

Material:
"The problem is the insulation material in the speakers soaks up sweat like a disgusting sponge."
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"However, I am returning mine and here is why in no particular order:1) The microusb female port is poorly positioned and engineered2) The sound leakage is ATROCIOUS3) These do not look very stylish and as such make you look kinda stupid while wearing them4) The sound isolation is poor5) The earpad padding is not fluffy and comfortable, especially while listening for extended periods.6) The material feels cheap7) Very low bassPros:1) Cheap2) Average sound3) Nice carrying case4) Bluetooth"
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"Both the ear muff and upper headband portion are made of a nice, premium feeling, sturdy pleather material that is soft to the touch."
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"Comfort: I find these to be very comfortable, though the fake leather material does make my ears sweat, even in a cool office building."
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"I could literally reply to texts with the built in mic without even having to look at my phone and its nearly 100% accurateCons (it took me a half a hour to come up with any):- The battery cover falls off easily, i recommend u tape it down as soon as u get it- The material for the exterior of the hard case is a little rough, hard case is effective though so it doesn't matter too muchOverall impression:There is no reason not to get this headset since it has every1 covered in some way."
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"Material looks great."
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"Quality of the headset was excellent as far as material goes."
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Microphone

Microphone:
"But for calls, I need to use the mac's internal microphone because otherwise, it is painful to use."
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"Awesome sound, Mic a little weak but done use it much"
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"The microphone is not that great as some of the guys keep complaining that they cannot hear me well, when I am on phone with them using this headset."
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"Microphone us weak"
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"I wish this had a boom style mic which would likely solve this problem."
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"The sound quality is good but I had problems with Bluetooth connectivity especially when the microphone was enabled."
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"The build quality has been good for the price, decently size (I have been described as having a huge head and the just fit) I listen to them for at least 40 minutes everyday and also use for phone calls (mic quality is great)."
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"They're kinda comfortable, and without the mic on the sound is normal (although it's still not anything great)."
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"- The headset is very very lightweight and is very strong- The travel case is strong and effective, i usually keep it in a heavy bag with 3 giant textbooks and it keeps the headset very safe- The microphone is fairly good quality and even though it's built right into the headset rather than being a hanging mic it still works great- The Built in controls on the headset itself are super useful and are very nice- The earcups fold which is nice- Optional wired mode is fantastic, if the headset runs out of battery or if ur using a non-bluetooth device it's very useful- Can connect to multiple devices at the same time, really useful for some1 like me- This headset + a windows phone = PERFECT COMBO!"
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"Well this thing has a nice quality mic for multiplayer on PC."
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Music

Music:
"Not good for professional music listners."
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"On a side note the headphones have a problem delivering good sound for electronic music aka EDM."
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"The sound is very flat, narrow, empty, maybe good for audio books, not for listing to and enjoying music."
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"Sound quality is great for podcasts but for music it's not the best."
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"I had issues with the controls not being able to control the music, but I haven't had that problem lately."
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"Having said this, these are not the best bet for classical or soft instrumental music."
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"Oh also the sound canceling worth rather nicely while it's playing music, I haven't done any in-game testing though."
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"they run pretty true to the music."
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"The sound is great for listening to music or watching videos in my opinion."
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"Perfect to use any where, can listen music and answer my phone.....love it...."
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"Sound is clear and kind of balanced between lows and highs, I have a good time listening music and for receive making calls it works great, voice is clear on both ends."
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Pairing

Pairing:
"Each time I used them required several attempts at pairing."
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"I kept getting the same error(s) after they're paired that windows can't find device drivers for them."
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"The turn on, turn off and pairing is a little weird."
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"I still can't pair it with my windows 7 laptop, but I guess it's the laptop's problem since it paired very easily with my android tablet and my ipod touch."
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"Unfortunately for me, they wouldn't turn go into pairing mode...I contacted Photive over the weekend and shortly after that I got a call directly from someone in the Photive office asking me about the problem."
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"The sound is great (even according to my audiophile friends), the batteries seem to last forever, they charge from any USB charger, pairing and subsequent reconnection is painless."
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"I like the easy connection pairing to devices and the battery charge lasts for awhile."
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"It paired with my iPod and Samsung smartphone easily."
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"Bluetooth pairing was fairly easy."
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"comfortable for my big head good Bluetooth pairing."
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Plastic

Plastic:
"After leaning back against a bed headboard, the left ear cup broke off where it swivels revealing a thin piece of plastic; the only thing between bliss and holding the ear cup to your ear as the other half slides off your head."
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"But then, the plastic broke on the left ear where the band extends in and out."
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"Great headphones almost no bass :( clear sound, Very comfortable, long batery life, good range, can fit small and large heads, 4 stars because rotating plastic piece broke because my brother dropped then but a little super glue and it was fine! "
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"I had these around my neck and when I took them off, I tweaked the swivel just wrong and the plastic interlocking piece broke."
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"Just know that the plastic is weak and do not expect them to last long."
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"The build quality is all plastic BTW, and the LEDs can get pretty annoying in the dark because you will see them blinking a lot."
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"The headphone jack is recessed and is only able to fit jacks that have minimal plastic around the plug in, otherwise the plastic around the recess interferes with plugging in the cable."
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"The design could be improved... but pretty much whether they are $50 or $250, any Bluetooth headphones I looked at are going to be made of plastic and after scouring Amazon, I'm pretty sure there is no Value Set of Headphones, that will be ultra durable too..."
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"The build quality is all plastic BTW, and the LEDs can get pretty annoying in the dark because you will see them blinking a lot."
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"The physical headphones themselves have a slight soft touch plastic feeling, but they feel dense and well made."
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"The headphones themselves have a nice feeling to them, being rubberized matte-black plastic."
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Plug

Plug:
"Sound is good but where you plug in to charge broke after about 2 months."
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"It does not appear to be the headphone input plug that's the problem but I could be wrong."
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"Today the internal usb plug on the headphones has broken off inside the ear piece."
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"i bought this thing 6 months ago and it was perfect, it has some noise issues (other people can hear it very loudly) but it was fine, a couple of weeks ago it stopped charging because the micro-usb plug in the headphones has broke (with no extra pressure or force) i down even take them outside the house, i tock very good care of them, so now they're wired headphones, and i can't use the wireless part anymore, still a pretty good deal"
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"Sure enough career the initial first charge I was never able to plug it in again."
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"Everything was good until the microUSB plug broke after 6 months (and not more than 6 uses of this plug - the battery life being very good)."
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"But the beauty of it is if the battery dies then you still have the cord in which you can plug into the headphones then into the phone to listen to music at the same great quality!"
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"The sound is great on this but the Bluetooth feature quit working so I had to plug it in directly after a short period of time."
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"Sound is good but where you plug in to charge broke after about 2 months."
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"Solid for use at work, used it for 4 - 6 hours a day and only need to charge every other day, which is easy to plug it in and leave for the day."
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"My recommendation is to gently plug in the cable when they need recharging as this connection seems to be a bit fragile."
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Power

Power:
"worked as expected however power button broke after about 6 months of use."
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"I tend to power them off when not in use but I would recommend it since I have stretched a month out them without a recharge"
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"There isn't any audible tone to let you know when the battery is about to go dead or when the battery has a full charge when you power them up?"
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"Unfortunately the USB power port failed in under a year of use."
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"Another thing that is kind of annoying: The power button."
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"Purchased 6 months ago and now the power button is broken."
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"They even add a cord so that you can power your headphones regularly should you be running out of power which I think is a nice addition."
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"Solid construction, easy to understand controls, standard power plug."
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"Battery life is great, I've gotten as much as 9 hours of power from an hour of charge"
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"product worked well for the first few months but then the USB connector for the power supply got dislodged from the headphone and I could not get it to work after that."
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"It's difficult to tell if you are on the correct button or if you've pressed it correctly, most noticeably on power up and power down ( it will become easier as your familiarity with button placement increases ) I have a large head and for me the headphones are far from comfortable leaving me to suffer with pressure points and heat buildup."
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Price

Price:
"The quality is very poor and cheap and the part on the side broke off without me putting any force on it."
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"No more cheap off brand junk for me."
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"I was reading reviews and checking video of it on YouTube but because of the price I was kinda scared to buy but they are way better than I thought."
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"Great price, but the ear cups aren't as comfortable."
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"Great price, but the quality is terrible! "
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"It's a little frustrating, but I'll bear with it for the price paid for them and the decent sound quality."
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"For the money, the headphones are a great deal."
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"Its ok for the price pretty hard to go wrong."
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"They're pretty good headphones for the price."
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"Good for the price I guess, you definitely get what you paid for here."
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"Great price for great bluetooth headphones"
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Quality

Quality:
"I have only had it for one day and I'm tempted to continue using my broken headphones becuase they have better quality sound."
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"The quality is very poor and cheap and the part on the side broke off without me putting any force on it."
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"I would love a good thump in the bass but it just isn't there- The build quality seems a bit flimsy but it holds up."
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"The sound quality is great yet they are rather uncomfortable after the first half hour."
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"I got my 1st pair of these last year as a gift for the holidays and since then I've been using them upwards of 5 hours a day, every single day until both earcups broke off and the whole thing was covered in so much tape it was unrecognizable (my fault it broke btw, the build quality is fantastic I'm just very irresponsible) and even then I still used it non-stop."
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"Complete quality letdown that's wholly unacceptable."
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"The audio quality is really good, the charging time is fast, and the battery life is also really good."
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"Headphones are of okay build quality overall, but good for the price."
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"They are very light weight and very comfortable which is a plus however the sound quality is less than expected."
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"Although the sound quality IS pretty good for the price, I used them at a medium loud volume and my sister could hear the music clearly 15 feet away as if I was playing a speaker softly."
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"I would recommend them, because of the price and quality."
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Quick

Quick:
"The quick and dirty summary is that they sound and feel great for the price."
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"Always great products, quick free shipping but these head phones were junk."
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"Connecting to my android was quick and easy, and I doubt anyone would be confused about the process."
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"They were VERY quick to address my problem."
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"Finally got them to work, but still can't figure out the quick way to avoid the problem."
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"Pairing is quick and easy."
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"The quick and dirty summary is that they sound and feel great for the price."
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"Customer service was very accomidating and quick to satisfy."
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"Love them, got here quick, exactly as described and packaged perfectly! "
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"Great clarity, quick charge, long lasting charge hold."
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Range

Range:
"There decent a close range but as I say it annoying when lose signal .If Anyone has a Better recommendation would love to hear it"
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"There nice but must say was disappointed in the range from the phone to headset no more than 10.feet."
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"I would not hesitate to say they are with range of beats, not as good, but right up there."
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"The range isn't as good as my Sony MDR-RF970R headphones which were $120 and had a range of about 40 feet, through several walls."
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"These are great for work, no wires and they have a pretty good range."
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"Sounds quality is pretty good in all ranges."
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"Amazing range and battery life (almost a fully day of use! )"
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"Gets pretty loud but the quality is average and the range of treble and bass is too limited for my liking."
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"Best in this price range."
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"these are just the best in this price range."
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Reception

Reception:
"The con: The reception is beyond horrible."
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"They worked well when I was on a treadmill but if I go outside walking the reception is horrible!"
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"They have fantastic sound quality and Bluetooth reception is uncompromising."
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"Strong bass tones in my music, high clarity in call reception, and the microphone picks up my voice very well at normal or even low tones."
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"This headphones are build with good materiales but the wireless reception is really bad (i used it with different devices motorola G 2g, iPad, macbook pro) not only the sound quality is very poor (even for that price), the max distance from the device is not more than 2m, and the sound has intermitent cuts evento if you are really close to the device."
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"The reception is fantastic."
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"Leaving his iPod in his bedroom, my son gets good reception on these headphones as he walks about 12 feed down the hallway until he walks through the doorway into our bedroom."
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Response

Response:
"So for anyone who complains that they get no response from Photive?"
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"For the price, I still expected decent headphones but the customer service response was handled so poorly that I wanted to let everyone out there know of their poor quality product so they won't buy it."
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"I got an immediate response and amazing cooperation."
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"I docked a point for the bass response but would highly recommend these headphones regardless as they are great and the packaging is also nice."
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"Nevertheless, the midbass is very detailed and the midrange response sounds clear and natural."
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"Sound is good, Bass response is good, but super bass heavy stuff at high volumes will distort."
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Setting

Setting:
"Sometimes if there are no sounds for a little while, the headphones and the computer lose track of each other and I have to go into my Bluetooth settings and disconnect and reconnect, which can take a few minutes and is very frustrating."
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"Probably that is a problem with iOS 8 but still it makes the headphones a little annoying to use since I have to go into Bluetooth settings every time I use them."
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"I've used the mic on it's lowest volume setting for a few calls but it is sometimes hard to hear the person on the other line."
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"I don't know if the headphones just needed to be broken in or it was something in my settings."
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"Setting them up was really easy."
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"The volume is great, once you bypass the phones safety settings."
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"It's very convenient to be able to go wireless when you want to play your music in a setting that requires that you not disturb other people or if you just want the immediate experience that a nice pair of headphones can provide."
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"These headphones with the sound turned up are loud enough to use not on your head, but with the right setting are great on over your ears."
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"You could find fault with minor aspects of this product but the overall performance, comfort, ease in setting up and pairing this product with devices, for the affordable cost, makes this purchase a no-brainer for me."
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Setup

Setup:
"Easy to setup."
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"I charged using an Anker setup, which was able to minimize the charge time, but still, the headphones have been left on for hours with no power loss.3."
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"Great sound, comfortable to wear... setup is a pain."
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"These headphones are very comfortable & easy to setup with my phone."
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"Rather easy to setup as well."
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Shipping

Shipping:
"Broke in 2 days, useless... now responsible for shipping this back..."
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"but the seller(s) sucks....product came late, not well package, and i don't like the shipping option leave product if no answer."
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"Always great products, quick free shipping but these head phones were junk."
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"Amazing headphones for a good price the feel sound and work amazing shipping was also very fast highly recommend product and seller"
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"No problems with Amazon shipping or return, which was flawless."
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"best purchase i ever had fast shipping and the headphone is great"
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"Value: BHT is the best $55 bucks (Counting shipping and taxes) I have spent in my life."
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"Always great products, quick free shipping but these head phones were junk."
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Simple

Simple:
"The headphone themselves were fantastic for the few hours this only charge lasted and if they were to fix this simple problem I would purchase them again."
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"Looks classy enough (I'm personally not a fan of crazy neon colors and the such)Bluetooth works well and is simple to use."
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"Came with a simple packaging but its content is great, it comes with a hard travel case as well."
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"They were originally intended to replace my failing Logitech G930 for my PC and be used with my phone, but they're just too good for keeping it simple."
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"Bluetooth function is simple to connect and works well."
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"The powering is simple and Bluetooth is extremely easy to connect to any device."
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Sound

Sound:
"The sound isn't all that great, I had a Bluetooth headphones that cost $10 more but was way better sounding."
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"I have only had it for one day and I'm tempted to continue using my broken headphones becuase they have better quality sound."
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"Bleeds sound quite a bite however, and doesn't have great bass."
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"If you are looking for inexpensive headphone than these may to the trick but don't except great sound."
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"The sound is very hollow and not robust like my recently purchased Sony headphones MDRZX330BT B ."
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"Awesome sound, Mic a little weak but done use it much"
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"Some of the tones have a canny sound to them but still great headphones."
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"They sound amazing!"
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"good sounds"
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"I would really recommend this for anyone who is on a budget and wants great sound."
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"It has amazing sound and pretty good battery life."
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Speaker

Speaker:
"The problem is the insulation material in the speakers soaks up sweat like a disgusting sponge."
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"The quality of the sound on the headphones is nowhere near as good as the external speakers, which was a disappointing surprise."
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"The connection between the ear speakers and the headband is weak - ours broke while carefully inside their factory included hard travel case."
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"the product is wonderful but be aware cause some of t not working.. i mean with some issues for example for me i bought 2 actually it was one but by mistake i bought tow but no problem i said o i will give it to my brother but it came one working the another one its not the right sound less than the left and when you turn it up the right will be really noisy cause the right speaker not good.. any way the seller never replay my emails and never care at all AT ALL now i am trying to return it without any responding from the seller and only god know ho much the coast of return it back.. i hate it now the another one cause this one coast me a lot of time to print papers and try to find cargo company and waiting for amazon to refund without any sorry."
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"They are good bluetooth speakers but I have 2 complaints."
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"Unfortunately when the headphones arrived only one speaker worked."
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"The sound is great, and they can get loud enough so that you can use them as speakers."
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"- Speaking of audio the headset could get pretty loud, as loud as a cheap speaker."
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"first set I got looked like the seller accidentally sent a set of used speakers but Amazon took care of it and these are really good headphones with enough ear cover so I don't have other sound infiltrate"
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"But if you're in a library or somewhere quiet, forget it, you might as well be using your speakers."
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"I have a moderately decent set of desktop stereo speakers on the Dell and it has pretty good sound."
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Support

Support:
"It's ironic how the incredibly long battery life meant that the 1 year warranty had expired before this failure gave Photive Customer Support the opportunity to not stand behind their product."
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"I don't appreciate only having email as an option for technical support."
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"I emailed support with pictures of the hinge that broke, showing the headphones are otherwise undamaged."
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"So, I forwareded my messages directly to their support email address with a nasty note."
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"I didn't feel like sitting on the phone with tech support to try and figure out what the problem was - it could be a G2 issue, or a Spotify issue."
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"====== CAUTION IF YOU ARE BUYING THESE FOR PC GAMING USE ======I found out after purchasing these and spending hours trying to solve my problem, Bluetooth does NOT support stereo sound paired with microphone use (you will still need an external mic)."
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"The support staff is great and responded quickly to my email regarding the issue with the headset."
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"I returned mine because I use my laptop too frequently for sound to be supported only on one side (and no it my laptop doesn't support Bluetooth).If you're going to buy, please remember as soon as you see defects, RETURN it."
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"Worked great on iPhone 5s, but the PS4 won't support them via Bluetooth."
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"This kind of support says a lot about the company and given that I was otherwise very happy with the product I'm modifying my rating accordingly"
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"I am a supervisor at a call center for a very large streaming company with red and white colors, I use these headphones to monitor my agents and call my next tier of support - they are great - super cheap - relatively comfortable - and on a more personal level the sound is great for music as well."
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Tone

Tone:
"There isn't any audible tone to let you know when the battery is about to go dead or when the battery has a full charge when you power them up?"
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"had a good equal tone but the mic was a little weak."
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"However, I'm pleased to say that after a few hours of playing (slept through a couple dozen tracks on a long a plane ride), it appears the drivers have finally been broken in and are delivering clean low tones... probably not enough for anyone looking for some heavy bass - but enough for a balanced sound overall."
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"Some of the tones have a canny sound to them but still great headphones."
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"Strong bass tones in my music, high clarity in call reception, and the microphone picks up my voice very well at normal or even low tones."
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"had a good equal tone but the mic was a little weak."
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"The sound is good, especially in the higher tone ranges."
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"These had very impressive sound, with good base and clear tones."
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Travel

Travel:
"Build quality is decent, no toxic smell that others have complained about, great travel case, very comfy for extended listening, ear pads can make your ears a little sweaty after a couple hours but that happens with most over the ear phones."
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"Last but not least - the smell (which seems to come from the travel case) is not that nice."
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"Came with a simple packaging but its content is great, it comes with a hard travel case as well."
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"It makes it a perfect travel companion for trips."
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"Comes with a nice travel case, and also allows for direct audio input (for air travel)."
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"- The headset is very very lightweight and is very strong- The travel case is strong and effective, i usually keep it in a heavy bag with 3 giant textbooks and it keeps the headset very safe- The microphone is fairly good quality and even though it's built right into the headset rather than being a hanging mic it still works great- The Built in controls on the headset itself are super useful and are very nice- The earcups fold which is nice- Optional wired mode is fantastic, if the headset runs out of battery or if ur using a non-bluetooth device it's very useful- Can connect to multiple devices at the same time, really useful for some1 like me- This headset + a windows phone = PERFECT COMBO!"
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"I will say that they leak sound pretty bad, so if you want some good travel headphones these are probably not the ones you want."
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Treble

Treble:
"Gets pretty loud but the quality is average and the range of treble and bass is too limited for my liking."
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"Treble is well managed and not too Tiny."
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"Sound is clear, the bass and the treble come through wonderfully."
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"The treble is well balanced, the vocals sound pleasant."
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"With acoustic driven music (Jack Johnson) the sound was distinctively midrange-y i. e. natural bass, good midrange, but with very soft treble."
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USB

USB:
"Unfortunately the USB power port failed in under a year of use."
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"My only minor complaint about these is the dust cover for the headphone and USB charging ports is made of a rubber material that doesn't stay put."
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"I've been ginger as can be when inserting the usb to charge it as I saw several complaints regarding that piece."
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"There was an earthquake in North Texas a few weeks and they fell off my desk - the sound never wavered (unless I was out of range) 06012015 I was attempting to charge the earphones and the USB charging port broke (it pushed in) Super Sad Face."
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"I have had to return 2 sets because the USB port broke in one case, and the rotating joint on the left side broke in the other."
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"There were some complaints about the mini USB port getting loose."
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"The sound is great (even according to my audiophile friends), the batteries seem to last forever, they charge from any USB charger, pairing and subsequent reconnection is painless."
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"I paired them with a Broadcom USB BT adapter for my computer, they work great with this."
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"Not a problem with the sound but the product quality... the USB port is useless (have to wiggle the micro plug to get it to work ) and the pivot post that holds the left ear piece on the head band, broke inside, so the ear piece falls off the head band."
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"My husband bought the Kinivo BTD-400 Bluetooth 4.0 USB adapter to use with this and it worked great; however, mine didn't work and I had to buy a Bluetooth CSR 4.0 Dongle from Battop which ended up fixing the problem."
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"excellent sound quality and It fits my head beautifully, but after a few months the micro usb pluggin became lose and fell out of place and now rattle around in the right ear making the headphones useless wirelessly."
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Usage

Usage:
"Wouldn't recommend, lasted all of 14 months with ordinary usage."
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"The swivel connection between the headphone band and the earphones broke under normal usage after about 7 months."
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"My one complaint would be how hot my ears get for usage over 2 hours."
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"I have had other pairs, one broke due to my error the other just died after a few usages."
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"They get a little uncomfortable for me after long usage, though."
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"I would give these a five stars for the usage, battery life, and comfort but the swivel hinge on the left ear broke just after a month."
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"These are still good as new after some serious usage."
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"Sound quality is good... no bluetooth connectivity issues, Battery charge is great for my usage."
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"After quite some time of heavy usage, Works great!"
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"I am leaving a 4 rating because I believe that they do handle bluetooth audio well, which I suspect will be the majority usage."
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Value

Value:
"(My suggestion is to take breaks between movies or long runs of Netflix binges...)They are a good value, but warranty was a fail."
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"These are good sounding and for the value and price but for me, they do start to get uncomfortable after a couple of hours around my left ear."
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"-Connectivity - very solid-Sound quality - you get what you pay for and they sound really good to me (keep in mind I am not an audiphile)-comfortableCONS:-If you have slightly large ears they may be uncomfortable after a while or if you don't get them on just perfectlyConclusion:I cannot recommend these enough if you are looking for a great value Bluetooth headset."
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"But these are really minor complaints compared to the value and sound that these headphones will provide -- particularly compared to my wired Bose headphones (which cost four times as much)!"
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"Great value vs quality vs sound."
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"Great Value! "
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"Great value for the price."
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"Otherwise a good value."
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"This is a very good, descent and value worthy bluetooth headphones for those on a tight budget like me."
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Warranty

Warranty:
"It's ironic how the incredibly long battery life meant that the 1 year warranty had expired before this failure gave Photive Customer Support the opportunity to not stand behind their product."
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"However, I have had them less than 1 year and the right earpiece fell off and physical damage is not covered under the warranty."
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"Photive never warranty physical damage."
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"In one e-mail, I was told they could not repair or replace the part and in another, their customer service said that they, Could not honor the warranty, because it was considered 'physical damage,' not covered under the warranty."
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"Unfortunately, I can only rate them 3 stars because their 1 Year warranty does not cover bad design."
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"I got a factory defect & the earpiece busted off & it's WELL WITHIN the one year warranty!"
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"They were great headphones....until 2 weeks before the 1 year warranty is up."
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"They informed me that it was past the warranty period, but had I contacted them in July, they would have been able to help me under warrantee."
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"(My suggestion is to take breaks between movies or long runs of Netflix binges...)They are a good value, but warranty was a fail."
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"They're a nice set of headphones, but be aware of the limitations for the warranty."
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Windows

Windows:
"Bluetooth was fairly easy to set up and worked like it should, although connecting to a windows PC was very annoying at times."
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"I kept getting the same error(s) after they're paired that windows can't find device drivers for them."
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"Did not work well in Linux or Windows."
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"However,my frustration with Windows 8.1 continues..."
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"So I went to MSI support and downloaded the Bigfoot LAN Wireless Bluetooth version 8.1.0.23 driver package for Windows 8.1 64 release date 2014-05-21 and this seems to have stabilized that problem!"
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"Bluetooth set-up varies by device: perfectly with Chrome book and Nexus iPad; more erratic with Windows 8 laptops (not sure why)."
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"- The headset is very very lightweight and is very strong- The travel case is strong and effective, i usually keep it in a heavy bag with 3 giant textbooks and it keeps the headset very safe- The microphone is fairly good quality and even though it's built right into the headset rather than being a hanging mic it still works great- The Built in controls on the headset itself are super useful and are very nice- The earcups fold which is nice- Optional wired mode is fantastic, if the headset runs out of battery or if ur using a non-bluetooth device it's very useful- Can connect to multiple devices at the same time, really useful for some1 like me- This headset + a windows phone = PERFECT COMBO!"
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"-Pairing - pairing is easy and haven't had any issues except my windows 7 computer which could not find the drivers."
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"(Broadcom BCM20702 chipset) UtechSmart USB Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy Micro Adapter (Windows 8, 7, XP, Linux Compatible; Classic Bluetooth and Stereo Headset Compatible)I'm about to order a second pair to keep at home."
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"Works well with Skype and other programs on Windows."
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"Sync I've easily sync'd these to Ubuntu 14.04 & 10, Windows 7, and OS X Mavericks."
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iPad

iPad:
"Also there is a really noticeable delay when watching movies on my iPad that's very annoying."
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"Bluetooth set-up varies by device: perfectly with Chrome book and Nexus iPad; more erratic with Windows 8 laptops (not sure why)."
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"Bluetooth worked great with my Samsung S3 phone, Samsung Note 3 and Ipad 2."
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"However my macbook air, iphone and ipad paired seamlessly."
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"It doesn't have issues connecting to a desktop, iPhone and iPad via bluetooth and it offers a decent distance between headset and device."
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"The bluetooth capabilities are great as well and I have had no problem whatsoever connecting to my LG phone, LG tablet, to my IPad Air, and to the bluetooth connection on my HP Desktop PC."
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"IPad 2.I am very happy with this pair of headphone."
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iPhone

iPhone:
"Bluetooth in general is a crappy standard, so I wasn't expecting perfection, but often when these dropped out I'd have to restart both the headphones and my iPhone before they'd work again."
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"Nice headphones for the price, only negative comment is short battery life and it doesn't come with a charger so not compatible with iPhone charger only samsung"
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"Battery is good but sound quality is not that great , my iPhone earphones are better than this ."
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"However, I am having problems connecting via bluetooth to my new iphone 6."
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"Bluetooth: They are fairly easy to pair with my iPhone and MacBook Pro."
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"My other headphones will easily pair to my iPhone 6 but not to the Mac."
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"Music sounds very good from my iPhone."
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"However my macbook air, iphone and ipad paired seamlessly."
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"The nice thing is that if you have an iphone, the battery level for the headphones actually shows up near the bluetooth symbol."
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iPod

iPod:
"They're comfortable, but they're kind of annoying to connect to Bluetooth because I switch from my computer to my iPod."
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"The headset wouldn't disconnect, so it would stay connected to my iPod all night and both would be dead in the morning, so remember to disconnect and shut down."
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"It paired with my iPod and Samsung smartphone easily."
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"It works perfectly with my iPod and phone."
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"Easy to pair with my ipod with relatively good sound even when I use it while mowing the yard."
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"And they connect by cable to my old ipod classic as well."
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"Leaving his iPod in his bedroom, my son gets good reception on these headphones as he walks about 12 feed down the hallway until he walks through the doorway into our bedroom."
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