OK, I finally received my IQbuds. At first, I was a little confused. Here's why.
When you get them and pair them, they pair easily with the IQbuds app. That was a snack. Then it tells me I had to pair with the iPhone in Settings, but when I went there, I saw that they were already paired. Now I excitedly go back to the app to not only enjoy the noise reduction capabilities but also the music and phone, but it doesn't work. I went a whole day without these two vital capabilities and then decided that I should watch the video again. I notice the very important step of pairing the actual IQbuds with the iPhone. What confused me was that the app was already paired (why do I care that an app pairs with an iPhone?), BUT the actual IQbuds were not paired. It confused me into thinking the IQbuds were paired when they weren't. So I paired them and voila, they worked as advertised.
So, now I've been using them for a few days. On night one I was invited to a Chainsmokers concert, and there is nothing louder on the planet and usually a time for me to be quiet and introspective because I can't hear a word anyone says before, during or after a loud show. To my amazement, I was actively talking to people in a noisy bar, and no one even asked about the IQbuds (because they look cool). Check that box!
The next day I started wearing them in the office and in the car on the way to and from work. I prefer them for phone calls over the car audio because the quality is better, and I can use them in the office to listen to music down low while also having a conversation with co-workers. Check that box in a big way.
Today I realized that these babies have actually changed (for the better) the way I manage my environment. The cordless freedom is worth the price, but to be able to integrate noise reduction and speech boosting to phone calls and music is a game changer. I haven't worked out with them yet but my days of dealing with earbuds with long cords that get caught up in my handlebars or my arm when running or hiking are over.
This is a "gen one" product and a really good one at that. These will only get smaller and more useful as Nuheara grows and I can't wait to see them progress.
Overall, this is a sensational product and for a couple hundred bucks is a massive game changer. Great job Nuheara!
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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