I received both sets of headphones for a discounted price from Tomoson.com. My views are my own and I would not recommend anything I did not care for.
I have a headphone problem. I tend to lose them myself or have them removed from my possession by my kids. For those reasons, I try to keep a few pair on hand. I don’t usually spend much because the kids snatch them, but lately I’ve decided to spend a little more for quality’s sake. I have a pair from Skullcandy that I like and another pair for Yurbuds that do the trick. What I didn’t have is a pair dedicated solely to work. When the opportunity arose to review a couple of pairs, I jumped at the chance. I was not disappointed in either.
First to arrive was a lovely pink pair of UiiSsi U1 In-ear earbuds. Yes, pink, because I love pink and thought it might reduce the chances of them ending up with one of my kids.
The sound quality is good and the microphone is clear whether used at my laptop or on my phone.The built-in remote worked smoothly and it was easy to control volume and song selection while on the go. I wasn’t fond of the earbud shape, though, and they were a little difficult to put in. The cord is designed to loop around the ear or hang loose, wearer’s choice. Looping them worked for me and they were fairly comfortable.
They were great around the house, but did not stay in well while I took laps around the neighborhood. That was a little disappointing, but not a deal-breaker. These are regularly priced at $9.99 and available in black, red, green, white, and the lovely pink shade I purchased.
The second pair I tested was from MEE audio. The MP7 Secure-Fit Sports In-Ear Headphones are fantastic! They’re comfortable, have great sound with a clear microphone, and fit perfectly. The built-in remote worked well at my desk and while on a walk. A friend didn’t realize I was using a microphone and not speaking directly into my phone during a call, which was a plus. Another plus was the semi-hard case that would keep them protected in a purse or gym bag. There were also additional silicone tips so that the optimal fit can be found.
These are available in black, blue, green, and red at an average price of $39.99 on amazon.com and BestBuy.com.
At the end of the day, I prefer UiiSii for desk (or kitchen) use and MEE Audio for the gym or on the road.
If you’ll excuse me, I have som J-Rock to listen to while I get some kitchen prep done.