Aukey Bluetooth earbuds after 2 months of hard use
As most of you know, I’ve struggled to find a wearable digital music solution that can actually handle being bathed in sweat on a daily basis. For years I went through these often pricey gadgets like disposable razors.
These are some of the products I’ve tried, and had fail. I’ve included body counts, since I usually got replacements under warranty (or was within the return window).
- SanDisk Sansa Clip Zip – Body Count: 4 (Discontinued, replaced by the Clip Sport)
- MEE audio Sport-Fi M6 earbuds – Body Count: 6
- Panasonic ErgoFit In-Ear Earbuds – Body Count: 2
- Jaybird Freedom Sprint Bluetooth Headphones – Body Count: 3
- Jaybird X2 Sport Bluetooth Headphones – Body Count: 2
As you can see, I’ve tried everything from low end stuff, to high end products like the Jaybird X2. None of the products listed above have been able to withstand being subjected to daily sweat baths.
About two months ago I started using the inexpensive AUKEY Sport Bluetooth Headphones. JSF member ‘Derwinator’ had good things to say about these earbuds, and after my second pair of X2 Sport Bluetooth earbuds died, I ordered a pair. I’ll admit that I didn’t have high hopes, but who would after going through so many products that claim to be “sweat proof”? I was especially dubious because of the extremely low price.
After three weeks of rock solid performance, I posted my initial thoughts on the Aukey earbuds in this blog. In that blog I compared the sub-20 dollar Aukey Bluetooth earbuds to the expensive Jaybird X2 earbuds, and I pulled no punches.
It’s been almost a month since I posted that blog, and during that time the Aukey earbuds have continued to see daily use. It’s been brutally hot here in Florida, and the earbuds have performed flawlessly while being subjected to buckets of sweat. I use the Aukey earbuds on my daily rides, and I also wear them while doing yard work and other outdoor activities.
I’ve taken calls on these earbuds several times, and the call quality is surprisingly good on both ends. When a call comes in the number of the caller is announced, and taking the call is a matter of pressing a button. The other day my wife called me while I was on a ride, and she said she could hear me perfectly after I told her I was talking to her using the earbuds’ built-in mic (I stopped riding to take the call, of course).
Battery life has been excellent. I’ve literally never had a low battery warning, and I’ve approached 4 hours on a single charge. I believe the manufacturer claims 4.5 hours, so that seems accurate.
Most of the people who read this blog are into sports, and dozens of you ordered the AUKEY Sport Bluetooth Headphones after I posted my May 13, 2016 blog. Personally I’m sold, and I’m thiiiiiiis close to adding these excellent Bluetooth earbuds to my Favorite Things list. Before I do, though, I would love to hear feedback from those of you who ordered these earbuds. Have I just been lucky, or are these earbuds as good as they appear to be?
If you’ve got a pair of Aukey Bluetooth earbuds, please leave a comment with your honest feedback!