Has anyone had issues with the buds not being very loud, couple people mentioned how loud they are and the ones I got are not very loud at all, I have to turn up the volume almost all the way, its my biggest disappointment with these new ear buds. Just checking, maybe I am missing something.
Ok, so this is my first set of ear buds, so I’m a newbie. I’m old school, so I have preferred good over the ear wired headphones in the past. Here are my first impressions:
Love the packaging and case!
I have kinda long, kinda pointy fingernails, so they are easy to get out of the case for me. My guy had trouble getting them out.
I put them on with the default (medium) covers and went to a reggae station on Pandora to test out the bass with ANC on. They sound fantastic!!
My guy was sitting right next to me on the couch. I saw his lips moving and asked him if he was saying something. He nodded yes. I toggled to transparency mode and could hear him talking loud and clear - so the ANC is amazing to me!
The Not so Good:
They didn’t stay in my ear very well, so I switched to the small covers - that was better for the right ear, but couldn’t get the left one to stay in for long.
I wanted to use one of these all day for talking purposes (I talk a lot), but I can see now that the short battery life won’t allow that to happen. I fully charged them first and used one at a time, but they won’t last me even half a day like that.
If nothing else, I’ll just use them for listening to music when traveling or doing house/yard work. Takes up a lot less space than my wired over the ear headphones.
Got mine yesterday and wanted to add my 2 cents to this helpful thread.
Despite solid build quality, great ANC, comfortable fit, and a great price, the WYZE buds suffer from boomy, muddy over emphasized bass and harsh treble.
ANC is great and very noticeable. Yesterday was very windy and while doing yardwork they did a great job of cutting out noise
Case feels very high quality
Eartips are comfortable for long usage, noticably more comfortable than my Samsung Level U Pros (but see other issues in BAD section)
Pairing was easy with my android phone (I made sure to be on 2.4ghz wifi), and firmware upgrade was easy
Having an app is nice
Love that they auto pause music when you take them out of your year
BAD Audio Quality
Audio quality is very poor. V-shaped sound signatures are normal for earbuds at this price point, but WYZE has chosen and extreme V-shape that creates muddy, boomy bass that overpowers the mix, as well as harsh treble that puts too much emphasis on the highs. I did some critical listening comparing with ATH-M50xBT and Samsung Level U Pros (both very well reviewed at RTINGS.com for neutral sound) and this extreme v-shaped sound really stood out with the following:
Oye Como Va by Carlos Santana: The bass guitar completely overpowers the vocals and everything else
Crash Into Me by Dave Matthews: Not only does the bass guitar overpower, but the high hats are also over emphasized. Altogether the vocals and remainder of the mix sound recessed when they should be the focus of the mix.
Also just for reference I am not a neutral sound zealot - on my home theatre system I turn up the sub by +5 dB and love rumbly low bass. Just not so much that it overpowers everything else!
As others have mentioned bass boost does nothing - I would hope it is stuck on and not stuck off as I would hate to hear these with even more bass!
The ear tips do not seal as well as traditional round IEM tips. I have small ears and normally use the small size tips, but with WYZE I had to move up to medium to prevent the buds from falling out. I tried all 3 tips but none sealed as well as the round tips from my LEVEL U PROs. I suppose comfort and sealing might be the tradeoff here. Given how good the ANC is, I am glad to take comfort over seal.
When I touch the buds on top to remove them from my ears when there’s lots of ambient I sometimes get high pitched feedback. Only lasts a second and doesn’t happen frequently.
In a world where the only choice was Airpod Pros or WYZE BUD PROS I would choose WYZE in a heartbeat. The bang for your buck of the WBP is amazing! If you really love bass or don’t prioritize sound quality in general, these are a really solid set of buds with amazing ANC and great build quality.
For me, given the many other very good and very affordable options in the market, I am leaning towards returning these because of the extreme V-shaped sound. I have also pre-ordered the EarFun Air Pro 2s, for which I am very hopeful given the incredible audiophile-level sound quality of the 1s and I would also point folks towards the Edifier Neobuds Pro, which have a hybrid dual driver (balanced armature + dynamic driver) along with high bitrate bluetooth codecs as a potential strong contender. If I receive the Earfuns before the WYZE return windows expires I’ll post a quick update here.
I received these a few days ago, and so far, they have been pretty decent. The auto-pause works as expected, and the ANC and transparency modes seem good to me. I have knockoff AirPod Pros that cost about the same as these Wyze ones. I think the sound from the knockoffs are a little better, but the ANC is better on the Wyze.
I only have two complaints about the Wyze bud pros:
Turning ANC/transaprency off. Touch controls work great for switching between AND and transparency, but I wish I could turn it off, altogether, with the touch controls. Having to get out my phone and go into the app to turn it off is not very convenient.
Getting the buds out of the case is difficult. I think it’ll just be a matter of getting used to “rocking” them out sideways, instead of grabbing and pulling.
I received mine last Friday and got to put them to the test yesterday mowing my lawn. The noise cancellation when in a normal household environment seemed ok but is definitely less powerful than the echo buds that I normally use. I agree with others they are tricky to get out of the case and the bud tips seem to be oddly sized. I have smaller ear holes and will usually take the middle size of tips for a tight fit with other earbuds. The middle set with these seem a bit too big and the small set seem way too small, but they did stay in the whole 2 hours I mow. Over all the sound quality is good, seems crisp and clean. I had no connection issues when first using they paired right away and did a firmware update. My only other issue would be the tap control seems inconsistent. Maybe I am tapping the wrong area.
Getting IEMs to fit everyone’s ears seems to be an impossible task…
I have very large ear canals, so I tried the largest ear tips, but they were WAY too small… Fortunately I had a bag of XL ear tips I got from Amazon a while back. With some careful trimming of the ear tip shaft, I was able to seat the XL ear tips on the Buds Pro nozzles. I’m still not getting a great seal, but it’s much much better than the non-seal no bass response of the large ear tips included in the package. Sound quality was very good for the price, but doesn’t raise any bars over other IEMs I’ve tried.
With my XL sized hands, getting the buds out of the case is a challenge; I just shake them out into my other hand instead. The touch controls are way too small for them to work consistently for me. Not a dealbreaker as I just use my phone for volume and track changes anyway.
While I consider myself as a basshead, the “Bass Booster” is way way way too much for the EDM tracks I’ve listened to, at least when I get a decent seal of the ear tip in my ear.
I received my pair today. I updated the firmware and as soon as I paired my buds the right ear has a pink noise in the background in noise cancel or transparency mode. When noise cancel is off it does not have the background noise. I factory reset and tried everything I know. Nothing…