Samsung wants to introduce as much technology devices in South Africa as possible.
I never buy new tech stuff. This was the first time buying something completely untested. Well, I've learned my lesson. 315$ CAD is way overpaid for a gadget that runs out of battery that quick. Sorry folks, but don't put too much hope into this yet. They are almost there... but not quite, at least not at that price range. I gave it a week try and am definitely tired of spending my time plugging it everywhere.
The.N.EI.G.H.B.O.R., 24 Jul 2016No all of Sony's products are up to par. Their earphones break easy after some 6 months. My MW... moreWell I should rephrase my quotation as "Sony rules in audio quality." The battery life is on par, but the sound quality is one of the best out there. Even if I switch to samsung, still I will use sony headphones/earphones :)
Blacksparrow, 24 Jul 2016Kudos to one techy Pinoy out there. hehehe. Saw your gadget photos from flickr and all I can s... moreNo all of Sony's products are up to par. Their earphones break easy after some 6 months. My MW-1 can last only 6 hours out of the original promised 9 hours for streaming audio.
My SBH52 (two of them) have stayed 9 to 10 hours of streaming audio. I like the SBH-20 for its compact and simplicity. Still good for 5 hours audio streaming.
But who wants to spend $200 for something that only can stream 1:30H per charge? That's not even enough for watching a 2-hour movie while in commute.
Just so misleading. It just looks cool, but very impractical.
I only get gadgets that work properly. I stayed away from Note.5 for its shortcomings.
The.N.EI.G.H.B.O.R., 21 Jul 2016Hehehe. The thing is I do SOMETIMES do 10 hours, even more listening to internet radio when I'... moreKudos to one techy Pinoy out there. hehehe. Saw your gadget photos from flickr and all I can say is, how to be you po? I had a sony mw1 and sbh20 but i lost the second one. good thing is I'm into my mw1 because of the microSD expansion. Sony rules in audio.
HI I just want to say if you have notice the Icon X are really small bluetooth ear buds and battery life they offer is pretty normal on this kind of devices, remember this are completely wireless the only battery they have access to is built in that little space the sony sbh52 Earphone is a lot bigger so is not really smart to compare the battery that can be included on that ear phone that the one that can be included in the Icon X earbuds. if you want something with better battery life but som lg pro headset or other bluetooth devices like that one,.
Kc6191, 21 Jul 2016Please do not buy! I bought it n im kinda regret n disappointed with the sound quality with th... moreSo poor sound quality.
The battery life is even worse than I thought. I just saw the Verge's video about this and it seems that the actual stream time (from your phone) is only 1:30H!!! http://youtu.be/yU4CPn7pJk4
Mashable tells us that you can get 3:30H with playing music from the built-in 4GB storage, and confirms that streaming music from your phone is only 1:30H. http://youtu.be/CgPzm4XG7Ig
The only thing they mention in stores is the 3.8H of time it's supposedly "streaming" and has a total 11H usage time with the cradle. That's false advertisement there. Fooling people into thinking that 3.8 hours is the actual streaming music from your phone.
$199 is not worth for this thing. Designed only for casual workouts, not for the entire day. I'd like to listen to my Spotify for more than 1:30H.
Please do not buy! I bought it n im kinda regret n disappointed with the sound quality with this kind of price! N changing the ear piece sleeves is not easy, i accidentally ripped off one of it! Arghhh...
According to the shop's specs of the IconX, it can go up to 3.8 hours of streaming audio, another 7+ hours worth from the charging cradle.
Mediocre usage times per charge.
Anonymous, 21 Jul 2016This is the exact sentence you said "My Sony SBH-52 can run continuous 10 hours music streamin... moreHehehe. The thing is I do SOMETIMES do 10 hours, even more listening to internet radio when I'm working on drawing commissions to concentrate. This is how I make a living. And my point is that the $90 Sony SBH-52 can deliver 10 hours of streaming ANY AUDIO, weather continuous or accumulated. Here is the specs of the SBH-52 for anyone to know: http://flic.kr/p/JpuY6m
It has an OLED display, FM radio, a loud speaker, can connect to two devices simultaneously.
I repeat, I can listen to MORE than 10 hours hooked on internet radio. Where have you been? I've been doing this since I had my first Walkman. Now we have tons of audio books,eBooks that can be read by text-to-voice, researches in PDFs that can be read aloud by your device, audio of video, all being streamed to tiny wireless earphones.
And I still have excellent hearing, thank you very much.
The.N.EI.G.H.B.O.R., 21 Jul 2016Sheesh. Read properly.
"My Sony SBH-52 CAN run 10 hours CONTINUOUS streaming from my phone┬... moreThis is the exact sentence you said "My Sony SBH-52 can run continuous 10 hours music streaming..." Don't remove the word "music" to get away with your inconsistency, anybody can check that from the posts below.
Nobody can stream music for 10 hours to the headphone continuously and watch videos, and listen audio books within 24hours. Don't lie!
The.N.EI.G.H.B.O.R., 21 Jul 2016Sheesh. Read properly.
"My Sony SBH-52 CAN run 10 hours CONTINUOUS streaming from my phone┬... moreIt is useless running CONTINUOUS for 10 hours. Nobody do that using headphones UNINTERRUPTED for 10 hours.
3 hours continuous (means UNINTERRUPTED, accumulated is different)) use of head phones is not even advised by EENT doctors. After use for a few minutes, put it in the case and it will automatically charge as long as the case is fully charged as well.
All is nice and dandy, but for this price tag they should have noise cancellation. Only then would they be worth it.
Samsung never create decent cans. Audio quality isn't something that brought into the mission of this product. But I'm saluting for the features being offered.
Anonymous, 21 Jul 2016Where is your brain? Continuous is not the same as accumulated!
Consult Mr. Webster alleged t... moreSheesh. Read properly.
"My Sony SBH-52 CAN run 10 hours CONTINUOUS streaming from my phone┬ö.
Samsung IconX CAN run 3 hours CONTINUOUSLY on a charge.
Key word - can.
It CAN be ACCUMULATED multiple different times to reach the maximum running time of a single charge for those audio streams, weather for watching, internet radio, calls, or audio book. Duh. Doesn't mean I do continuous listening to music. There are other content that has audio, you know.
Context, man, context.
The.N.EI.G.H.B.O.R., 21 Jul 2016Continuous = Accumulated
But I can work 10 hours straight when I need to while listening to... moreWhere is your brain? Continuous is not the same as accumulated!
Consult Mr. Webster alleged teacher!
Continuous is uninterrupted.
Accumulated is gathered with interruptions!
Anonymous, 21 Jul 2016Something far from truth, "continuous 10 hours music streaming from phone".
Nobody will liste... moreContinuous = Accumulated
But I can work 10 hours straight when I need to while listening to music. Where's your brain at?
Anonymous, 21 Jul 2016How can you listen to music for 10 hours on your headphone when you said earlier that you also... moreLooks like someone is taking things a little literal. You can use the same BT earpiece for any audio out from your phone, be it music, audiobook, video, calls. You do not need any special sort of degree to know this.
Audiobooks I listen to when commuting about. Internet music is awesome too. Same BT earpiece I use for gaming or watching with my laptop. 3 hours of use in early morning with commute and calls, working alone with a project or two with 4-6 hours while listening to music, would leave me 1-2 hour or less early evening. That's the warning beep for low charge happens - switch to second BT till I get home from my commute. Duh.
All happen within 16 hours of my daily routine outside the house, doing my work, and going to sites. The second one will not reach the low battery stage. Sometimes I can use just one charge for the day.
No worries about needing to charge on the go with a powerbank. Also for my Note 3 with a 10,000mAh extended battery. Makes more sense than having to carry an extra phone (like you). As I said before, I have a little collection of Sony Bluetooth earpieces that I actually cycle use to keep them highly optimized with their battery. http://flic.kr/p/yokyHG
They cost a fraction of the IconX, and perform up to more than 3 times if I need them to.