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Cheap Bluetooth Earphones / Buds

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones & Tablets' started by ssmacc, Oct 2, 2019.

  1. ssmacc

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 5, 2007

    Posts: 2,167

    Location: Macclesfield

    I'm about to step into the world of Bluetooth Earphones (Buds? to pair with my Note 10 plus). I'm not willing to three figures at this stage. I've read some recommendations for a cheap pair on this site but can't find it now.

    Can anyone recommend me a pair?

    Obviously cheaper the better but would still like good quality, a brief look on the rain forest show's a load at ~£35 mark, any worth buying at this price point? (assume all have wireless charging and could be charged from the Note 10?)

    I'm sure the ones I read about were £22 on this site, but can't find them now.

    I'm currently using the wired style that first came with the s7 Edge and am very happy with the comfort / sound.

    Cheers,
     
  2. Calm

    Gangster

    Joined: Nov 27, 2009

    Posts: 417

    I've been seeing a lot of QCY T2S (and other QCY variants) on HotUKDeals. Look decent, cheap (less than 20 quid on ebay), have wireless charging, and people seem to like them!

    I'd have bought some by now if I thought I'd actually use them (don't use earphones).
     
  3. ssmacc

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 5, 2007

    Posts: 2,167

    Location: Macclesfield

    Thanks Calm, I think those are the ones I'd read about on here.

    Anyone, use them or want to recommend a different pair? (same good reviews on the rain forest)
     
  4. manic111

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jul 1, 2007

    Posts: 15,768

    Location: Various

    I've had two sets of Taotronics (one with the longer "stems" like Apple's buds, and one without). I lost my original ones, with the longer stems, but preferred them (slightly more comfy and better sound although they didn't stay in my ears quite as well as the new set). However, both are excellent for the money - good connection, reasonable isolation and sound.
     
  5. sanaxe1

    Soldato

    Joined: Nov 7, 2006

    Posts: 5,295

    Location: Nottingham

  6. silverblack

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 8, 2007

    Posts: 1,538

    I have the QCYs and they are very good for the price i paid about £12.
    My only complaint would be they are not loud enough but that might just be me.
     
  7. maj

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jul 19, 2010

    Posts: 2,336

    Location: Newcastle

    Headphones rather than earphones but I bought a pair of August EP650 recently. They're usually £40 (in colour I got) but I found a 30% code that worked to bring them down to £28. For public transport and work etc they're fine. They can be used wired when needed.
     
  8. keenan

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 22, 2009

    Posts: 619

    I've been using a pair of QCY T2C's (same as T2S without wireless charging) and they are fantastic! Goes for around 4 hours and the case can recharge them a good few times.

    Mine was about £15 on ebay and arrived in less than a week.
     
  9. keenan

    Hitman

    Joined: Sep 22, 2009

    Posts: 619

    Are you on Android or IOS? I had the same problem, but I installed Viper4android and gave them a little boost.
     
  10. silverblack

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 8, 2007

    Posts: 1,538

    OP6 soon to be MI 9T Pro, will give viper a go.
     
  11. keenan

    Hitman

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    Let me know if you run into any issues..
     
  12. The Deuce

    Wise Guy

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    Location: In the sticks

    these are excellent for the money...

    TOZO T10 TWS Bluetooth 5.0 Earbuds, you can get them from the rainforest
     
  13. Scort

    Mobster

    Joined: Feb 28, 2006

    Posts: 3,981

    Location: No longer riding an Italian

    Picked up two sets of QCY ones from a hot uk deal thing, shipped from China (I assumed) in less than a week, for under £30.

    I use mine for several hours a day at work, often with only one in though, but its been over a month and I've not had to recharge the base unit :) The sound quality is also pretty decent for the cheap price, not an audiophile myself, but they are more than adequate to enjoy music with no wires.
     
  14. Sui

    Mobster

    Joined: Sep 24, 2005

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    Location: Brighton

  15. lmfy2k

    Soldato

    Joined: Feb 12, 2004

    Posts: 6,792

    Location: Manchester

    How’s the latency on these cheaper ones? Any Audio lag when watching YouTube?
     
  16. DataVampire

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 4, 2005

    Posts: 1,482

    Location: Herefordshire

    i use Samsung buds ok for the price. defiantley better out there though but definatley better than the apple pods
     
  17. vanandjuanunited

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 20, 2005

    Posts: 5,244

    Have qcys and airdots. Bargain price and no issues so far.
     
  18. silverblack

    Wise Guy

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    Samsung buds currently £79 with cashback or £68 with student discount.
     
  19. joelk2

    Mobster

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    Where from?
     
  20. silverblack

    Wise Guy

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    Samsung website you get £30 cashback ATM.

    Looks like OOS now :(

    O2 store have them still get the £30 cashback from Samsung.
     
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2019