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The BlitzWolf BW-FYE1 is quickly becoming a popular hands-free, in-ear, wireless headphone. The stylish black low-profile design, splashproof rating, and the fact BW-FYE1 is one of the few products with the latest Bluetooth Version 5.0, all for an affordable price, has gained the product a lot of popularity and attention.
When you first see the BW-FYE1 online, you don’t realize just how small and compact these earbuds really are. Only when the product arrives and you’re holding the miniature box which houses the two earbuds do you realize that these things are tiny. The ultra-compact box with the two earbuds weighs just 2.11oz and was designed to fit in your pants pocket allowing you to take these earbuds anywhere you go, even when you’re not wearing them.
Each earpiece measures 1.34 x 0.68 x 0.93 inches and weighs a mere 0.22oz (6.25g). The fit inside the ear is really comfortable which, paired with the weight and size, makes the BW-FYE1 easy to wear as you barely feel the earbuds are even there. The BW-FYE1 come with three ear tips (small, medium, large) so you’re able to find the fit that’s right for you.
The box the BW-FYE1 come in doubles as a portable charger for the earbuds. So effectively you charge up the box which in turn charges the BW-FYE1 earbuds. A fully charged box should charge the earbuds from flat around four times or about 12 hours of continuous use and 77 hours of standby time. Each earbud will last 2.5 – 3 hours of continuous playing time. This is perfect for a full days use.
There are LED indicators on the earbuds and charging box so you always know where you’re at when it comes to battery life.
The BW-FYE1 works on the latest Bluetooth Version 5.0 which promises double the speed and four times the range of Version 4.2. Pairing the BW-FYE1 is quick and easy with exceptional connectivity. Even though Bluetooth Version 5.0 allows for good connectivity over a longer range, BlitzWolf has chosen to stick with the standard 33ft in the BW-FYE1. For a product which is essentially a hands-free device, 33ft is perfect since most of the time you’ll have your mobile phone on you anyway.
After going through the initial pairing and set up with your device, the BW-FYE1 will instantly auto-pair every time you take one or both earbuds out of the case. Before you can even get the earbud to your ear, the BW-FYE1 is paired and ready to use. One of the benefits of Bluetooth Version 5.0.
Each BW-FYE1 has its own microphone so you can choose to wear one or two earbuds, depending on your preference. If you choose to wear a single BW-FYE1 and leave the second in the case, the earbud in your ear will be in mono mode while the BW-FYE1 in the box will remain disabled. If you choose to wear both earbuds, you’ll enjoy a true stereo sound image which is best for listening to music.
The ability to use just one earbud at a time also means you can extend the potential battery life of your BW-FYE1 earbuds. You could also give the second earbud to a friend/partner/colleague so you can both be on a call or listen to the same audio.
When it comes to sound, the BW-FYE1 form very similar to the average hands-free earbud. There is almost no bass to speak of which is fine since music applications are not the primary reason for using the BW-FYE1. The mids and highs are clear for taking calls with the ability to hear the incoming caller perfectly. Most important is that the caller is able to hear you. In fact, with the BW-FYE1, the caller on the other end won’t even know you’re on a hands-free device.
The button set up on the BW-FYE1 is easy to operate and somewhat intuitive. On each BW-FYE1 is a single multi-function button. To play/pause or answer an incoming call you press the button once. Double pressing will reject an incoming call. Double tapping the button when no call or audio is playing will wake up Siri or Google Now to access voice commands.
If you have both earbuds in and listening to music, pressing the right earbud for two seconds will skip forward while the same on the left goes to the previous track.
The BW-FYE1 the earbuds also come with an IPX4 waterproof rating which basically means they are splash proof. So, if you get caught in the rain or get a couple splashes from the pool, the BW-FYE1 will be fine but you will want to keep them away from any submersion or too much water.
The BlitzWolf BW-FYE1 is an affordable hands-free earbud with some premium features. These earbuds are going to appeal primarily to the corporate market, salesmen, and on-the-go entrepreneurs. The BW-FYE1 is compact enough that they sit neatly on the ear without sticking out like many similar hands-free devices.
If there is any downside it’s that the BW-FYE1 are not the best earbuds for music, the earbuds lack bass which could leave your favorite tracks sounding thin, but then music isn’t the primary reason you would purchase the BW-FYE1 anyway. Call quality, on the other hand, is very good.
For under $50, we believe the BlitzWolf BW-FYE1 is the best in-ear hands-free device at this price point. With Bluetooth Version 5.0 being so new, it’s great to see a hands-free product with the latest wireless technology in this price range.
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