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Rowkin - Bit Charge Stereo True Wireless In-Ear Headphones - Gold-Front_Standard

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Rating 3.4 out of 5 stars with 115 reviews

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Not worth $100 even for just the battery bank

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    BladeMaverick
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    So for comparison purposees, I have the Rowkin Bit-Charge Stereo up against a $30 pair of Skull Candy Strum wired earbuds for calls, and Sony MDR-ZX770BN Bluetooth headset that was $50 from a second-hand electronics store that I use both wired and wirelessly for music, while with each, my two primary mobile devices - a Samsung Galaxy S8+ and an iPhone SE. For the just over $100 price tag that I paid... I'll just say that it's not worth the price. If you truely need a 2.5 Amp battery bank, you could pick one up for just under $5 from the local big box. And for a pair of proper bluetooth around the neck earbuds for just over $60...even with taxes you get better quality over all for calls, connectivity, as well as music. The earbuds are...alright for my 'middle-sized' mush-cap ears. They don't fall out when I shake my head violently or go on jogs. Though...there's little to no documentation in the box on how to pair the two wireless earbuds. There's two modes: Single, where you can use just *one* earbud and leave the other in the case, or stereo - using both at once. To use them as stereo, you have to turn on and *hold* the power buttons on each until each one starts flashing white and red...but wait, there's more! You have to wait until the two stop flashing white and red...and wait until they flash just white. One will flash white once every second, the other will flash white twice every second to signify each channel. On your device, you have to pair it to a name of "IWS" instead of "Rowkin S-B" otherwise you'll only pair one earbud to your device. Annoying. Very. Annoying. Never had Apple's implementation, let alone Google's, but I hear you can pair both ear buds at once while they're in the case. Now, the moment you've all been waiting for. What's the sound quality? Not good. There's hardly any bass, and highs are muddled in comparison to the iPhone SE and S8+ external speakers, let alone my daily drivers. And the second moment you've all been waiting for - these keep disconnecting on me, regardless of distance from the phone or each other. Battery life of the earbuds last around 4 hours on stereo, least..that's a plus, when they're connected that is. Battery bank is simple in construction. Bottom slides out so you can pull out the earbuds from the magnetic pin-charge, and holds 2.5 Amp as the box advertises...but with the ear buds in to charge, they seem to trickle-drain while even turned off. Killing the battery bank in a few days of non-use. Recommendation? Wait for the trend of "wireless ear buds" to mature a bit more, or go out and buy a decent set of around-the-neck ear buds now for around $60 USD. Better quality, much bigger battery life, and they don't disconnect as frequently, if at all. Haven't had an issue with that on my Sony's, so yeah.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    NOT RECOMMENDED

    Posted
    Deloscielos
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    I would not recommend these buds, at first i had to dig through youtube to find a video on how pair both buds. CONS -I dont like how when you pop open the buds you have to hold the button on both buds to turn on and then wait for both to pair to eachother THAN it pairs to the phone. - There's a delay from video to sound in the buds. - The buds get warm in the ear to the point where it becomes uncomfortable. - Sound would come and go from the "main" bud to the other bud, - The sound isn't as good with the bass only being heard if you shove the bud in your ear. - Honestly maybe these buds have to go through another certification through the FCC, because when i would have them on and activated i would get a headache after minor usage, i dont get the same effect from the airpods or skull candy ink'd. Pros - The big charging case is a plus, your able to charge another device through the back port. - Quality build for the case and buds. - Small buds that look futuristic and cool - The charging case holds up to 15 of recharging your buds. The case charges the buds magnetically. - Easy simple controls to pause/play music. The buds are well thoughtout but poorly executed and flawed. Cosmetically the buds and case are very nice, Im actually quite sad i had to return them, they were buds that brought great promise but failed me, Buyer beware.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Totally worth the price

    Posted
    Drew
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    I bought two pairs. I work a 12 hour shift. Each one last about 4 hours of loud music play. It takes about 1 hour to fully charge. They fit in your ear comfortable and stay in place nice. Use the right tip that fits your ear. A lot of people give these Rowkin earbuds a bad review. Its because they haven't taking the time to research what they are buying or how to use them. When you first get these out the box. Reset them while they are in the charging case. Once you done that take them out the charging case. Pair them to each other for strong bluetooth stereo connection. You know you done this when one will turn the other off when you push one button down on one. Once your done doing that pair them to your phone or other devices. And enjoy the great sound. (I have enclosed a video link to how to setup your Rowkin earbuds below) These have great bass and sound. If you want change the range of sound. Download a app for it. Watch "Rowkin Complete Setup Process" on YouTube https://youtu.be/3B4oCv7UbVs

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great wireless Option once connected

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    TuringTested
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    I really like these ear buds & use them all the time. The sound quality is pretty good given their size. I was worried about battery life given other reviews, but it hasn't been an issue for me even though I offer use them all day long while at work. The few times the battery has died on me I just switch out the ear buds since I'll usually only be listening through one ear while at work. the only draw back is the connectivity can be frustratingly spotty at times & will randomly cut out & then fade back in moments later. Also, they don't always pair automatically & I sometimes have to manually pair them in the Bluetooth settings. This doesn't happen all the time, just often enough to be a nuisance. I would probably rate them 5 stars if it wasn't for the connectivity issues... hopefully they figure that one out...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Okay, when they work.

    Posted
    Hawkdoc2006
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    Just like many other reviewers said, the right channel constantly goes in and out. That’s slightly annoying, but not a deal breaker for me. That said, after one day of use, the right channel failed to turn on at all. I exchanged my initial pair, assuming it was a fluke. Unfortunately, one day later, the new pair failed to connect at all. I reset the earbuds, per the manufacturer’s instructions, and tried pairing them with my wife’s phone to ensure the connectivity issue wasn’t with my iPhone, but it didn’t work. I am disappointed, as I liked the earbuds, but Rowkin clearly has some major bugs to work out.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Average - kind of disappointed

    Posted
    MikeM
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    My comments are much of what I saw in reviews before I bought them. I love the form factor, both the buds and the charger. However, I bought them to listen to music and the quality of sound leaves something to be desired. Very little bass so sound tinny (cheap). I also have experienced connectivity issues, both with the left-to-right bud connection as well as connection to the device. Seems kind of weather related - poor connectivity on humid days. Sometimes they get a little warm but nothing thats uncomfortable. Love the concept and if sound quality was better then I'd consider other issues to be minor annoyances.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Can't even feel it on my ear!

    Posted
    kpo828

    The earphones fit it so well in my ears and I can't feel them at all even after a few hours wearing them. Sound quality is pretty decent and the battery lasts for a while given how small they are. It's so easy to use as I usually have to be careful with my movements with my other blue tooth earphones as I tend to knock them off out of my ears. The charging case is really nice and I love how I can charge the earphones whenever I put them down or else I would lose them. Overall, very satisfied and would highly recommend!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good Quality but Sometimes Fiddly

    Posted
    Crystal
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    I have had these headphones for about 2 months. I purchased them before Christmas to use at the office to listen to music through so that while I am typing I don't have to use cords. The silicone tips out of the box are huge. Once replaced, they fit my ears. Once, you are wearing them you don't notice they are there unless they cut out and this happens a bit more often than I would like. I've also had a bit of trouble getting them to pair together sometimes. So if you are willing to learn their timing they are worth the time and effort for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great True Wireless Earbuds

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    Gmontay
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    These are the best true wireless earbuds for people with small ears. I am active and enjoy using true wireless earbuds that are both a good feet and also sound great. I have tried several varieties of earbuds. Since I have small ears I could find something that fit right. These are tiny but fit great. The sound quality is one of the best out there and the quality of build is top notch. Yes, they are pricey. Luckily Best Buy has great sales and I got a discount on these. But if I knew i would like them this much, I would have paid full price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not really a great product

    Posted
    Vanelope123
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    The headphones work but no well the sound is no even between each ear piece seems like the Bluetooth is spotty most of the time also the charg does not hold more than 45min to 1 hour . They stay on fairly well with excercise but not in high impact excercise. Overall there are better ones available at the 150.00 cost that work better.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    I use this product often

    Posted
    Elhijodefe
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    This is my favorite pair of workout audio equipment. I use them every time that I go to the gym, so about 3 times per week. I also use them when I travel. The charging case/holder is great because I can also put a charge on my iPhone when it gets low. The only draw back is that is does have connection shadowing but I have experienced much less since I got my Apple Watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    One side always disconnects, returned

    Posted
    mobilejray
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    I really liked the size, portable charger/holder, and when they worked for a moment, the sound quality. Unfortunately, because one earbud pairs to the other, than one of the earbuds pairs to the phone, the one not connected directly to the phone constantly disconnects. Extremely annoying, and I tried the troubleshooting offered on the manufacture's website, still didn't help. Had to return.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Great design, bad execution.

    Posted
    KernSter
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    Hoping for an inexpensive alternative to other true wireless brands, I purchased these hoping for at least decent quality at best. Boy was I wrong. I had them for all of two days, and i found the sound to be horrible, and when taking calls, no one could hear me! And that was when it would actually connect to my phone, which it seldomly did. I’m usually pretty forgiving, but not this time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible for any city

    Posted
    seankenin
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    These headphones do not maintain connection with my iPhone in the city. And over the time that I've owned them, they've only gotten worse. Its especially bad when I come out of the subway, or I'm wearing one on one side while riding my bike. The dropouts are frustrating and constant. I would NOT recommend these. I'm hoping I can exchange them in some way at this late date.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bang for Your Buck!

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    ToSS
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    I am really enjoying my Rowkin Bit Charge Stereo headphones. Any concerns I had about fit were quickly put to bed. They fit snuggly and comfortably. The fit and feel was much better than the previous in-ear headphones I've used. They sound great as well. The charging station can be used to charge more than just the headphones, which is also a great feature. For the price, I don't think you can beat these headphones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Wanted to love these

    Posted
    JackSchultz
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    I really wanted to love these. The pros are the size, comfort and the sound was good enough for me to listen to movies and music. The major con and why I only gave these two stars and will be returning them, is because as others have stated, the do not stay connected, every time I moved my head or walked, they would lose connectivity in one or both ears.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Worth Purchasing

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    BluePTplayer
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    Bought 2 pairs for a flight and they were easy to pair with iPhones. Case is an easy convenient way to keep track of the buds without losing and to have a power bank all in one place. Sound quality was great but battery life a little low, however I knew that after reading reviews prior. This was recommended by a Best Buy rep in comparison to the Air Buds and is worth purchasing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Complete waste of money

    Posted
    Chris

    I have tried 2 different pairs of Rowkin earbuds. Neither one was able to stay connected for more than a few seconds constantly cutting in and out to the extent you couldn't listen to a song without a minimum of 30 or so disconnects. Returning yet again and getting around the neck earbuds. Better battery and almost no disconnect issues for half the price.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    not worth its price

    Posted
    lari
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    altho having small headphones is a nice gimmick bit they are not good. at first connecting both at same time was a problem, after a while i manage to get both connected the audio was meh at best. the really short battery life is a bug dowm since i use my headphones for a long period of time. yea with case i could charge them whenever but still annoying. i wont recommend at all

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So cool and useful

    Posted
    Kjersti

    I was so excited to find these for a gift for my very active husband. He is a big skier and motorcyclist. I knew these would be perfect to wear in his helmets! He also often works in a warehouse and travels a lot for work so these are always used! He listens to music and podcasts almost all day long! He loves these earbuds. No cord to get in the way. Awesome!

    I would recommend this to a friend