• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    I've had better bluetooths

    • Written by from INDIANAPOLIS

    This ear piece connects well with my iPhone 5 but however does not communicate with Siri. I am a hairstylist so I need to have my hands free but when I'm with a client and my phone rings the person on the phone can hear everything in the background including anything my client might be saying in my chair which makes it very difficult to use while working(multitasking). The background noise cancelation feature does not work that well. It does work well with streaming music.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good but

    • Written by from Croydon South

    I have been wearing this for 3 weeks now & whilst its ok its far from perfect.
    The sound quality is good but fuzzy so I give it 7/10.
    People I call say they cannot hear me clearly, unlike my previous bluetooth.
    It does work with Siri but I have found it does not always understand my voice commands.
    You cannot just push the button to activate Siri, you have to push & hold for the 2nd beep then let go of the button, or it disconnects.
    When a call comes in it will ask if you want to answer or decline which is a feature I like, if only it worked properly.
    I have found that it only answers a call when it feels like it so most of the time I just push the button.
    It will not stay in my ear but that just could be my ears.
    It is not very comfortable with the ear hook, which is the only way I can wear it.
    Considering the brand & price I expected better.
    Overall I would not buy this one again.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Design, Fair Sound Quality

    • Written by from MILWAUKEE

    I've gone through almost all brands of in-ear Bluetooth ear sets. This one is firmly in the center. The design is the by far the best of any I've bought: beautiful shape, compact, nice functioning buttons, nice status lights (packaging is beautiful too). And it's really easy to sync and charge. But the sound quality leaves a lot to be desired. Bang & Olufsen was clearly the best in sound. Bose was next. The A170 is OK for phone calls, but listening to music and podcasts with it is disappointing. I know it's not supposed to take the place of stereo ear sets, but when I walk my dogs I'd like to listen to music for a short time - and I could do that with the Bose. But other than that I'm really happy with the A170. I need to have my hands free when I'm on the phone with customers and this is perfect. I'll be buying the Parrot Zik for serious music listening.

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