SOUND TO MY EARS!
BY SARA DARLING
Have you ever lost an earbud? Not in your ear, but in the depths of your hoodie or somewhere down a lane on a jog? Me too. So I was a little bit dubious of investing in another pair of bud only headphones. However, one of the pros of the AUSounds AU-Frequency ANC True Wireless Earbuds, is that they offer a range of silicone ear tips for every size and shape of lug hole to ensure a secure fit.
For someone who’s always on the go, I need something that's comfortable and feels safe, and the ANC earbuds certainly ticked those boxes. With a right and left bud ergonomically designed to seal to your ear canal, they work wonders at blocking out background noise, and let you concentrate on the bass - or treble or whatever floats your musical tastes.
The LA brand is on the cutting edge of design, so the stem-style earbuds in a sleek matte black finish have an ergonomic design so they look good in and out! Using its advanced tech know-how, they are designed to provide a tight seal for active noise cancellation every time you pop them in, and the cushions mould to your ears for convenience and get even more comfy with repeat use.
I had to restart my iPhone to pair the headphones as it didn't find the device the first time round, but second time lucky! You’ll need to charge before first use, but they come with their own sleek charging case; it takes approximately two hours to charge, for five hours playback (or 20 hours charge altogether)...
With a swagger in my step, I got my old skool hip hop head on and was bouncing along the promenade in Brighton- and in no time I was back in the eighties (thankfully I didn’t see anyone I knew!) That might have been something to do with the volume being turned up to max- and me getting to grips with the controls which are controlled by a teeny “Multifunction Button” at the base of the buds.
The touch controls are a bit of a faff at first, but after a bit of experimenting I realised I could skip, pause and voice command from the powerful mic. However there was no volume control- that had to be done via the actual phone.
Next trial was the exercise test- now the gyms are back open, there was no excuse for me not to don my buds to see how they “hook” into the little notch near the bottom of my ear whilst working out. Glued to me for the duration of my 45 minute sesh, they stayed put for everything apart skipping. But I’m not very good at that, so it’s not a seamless journey by any stretch of the imagination- even my socks struggle to stay up!
Whether you’re looking for a new set of headphones for hands free calling- with great sound quality for both parties or listening to music on the trot, they also provided a crystal clear connection for my podcast - and got rid of any pesky distractions! I can safely say I’m re-addicted to the new world of earbuds!
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