REVIEW: Mini: Advanced BT5.0 Earbuds

Mini: Advanced BT5.0 Earbuds are crowdsourcing now. As the people of the world retreat into their respective shells to listen to music and podcasts, they may as well do so with awesome earbuds.

BT5.0BT5.0 Earbuds make listening on the move easier as a swathe of products are hitting the market in response to Apple’s very strange-looking earphones that look like Star Trek mismatches.

Consequently, many prefer large headphones to cancel out external cacophony and I am one of them, especially when it comes to flying. I’ve been loyal to Bose and Sennheiser for more than a decade, but recent earbud products are turning me around.

So step forward Surge Mini Wireless Earbuds that apparently support Advanced Audio Coding (AAC), and ‘provide an amazing audio experience like no other’.

For once the hype rings true. These earbuds really are exceptional, not only for noise cancellation on a flight or other noisy transporation, but also provide a very, very good mode for listening to music of all descriptions… via Bluetooth, of course.

The latest Bluetooth 5.0 technology ensures a broader signal range and an ultra-stable connectivity and the accompanying charging pod can charge the earbuds for 100 hours of total play time.

The pad can also function as a power bank for users’ phones. The cosy design produces excellent noise cancellation and keeps it securely in place for even the most vigorous exercise routine, which is a feature that is unlikely to bother me, but will please those who run, cycle and go to the gym.

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The company’s second product, Surge Lite is the 400mAh charging pod version, which is smaller and lighter and provides 20 hours total play time.,

Finally, Surge Pro is the IP67 waterproof and dustproof version, protected from one-metre water immersion for up to 30 mins. The earbuds provide six hours playtime at one charge, perfect if for those who like to swim or snorkel while listening to music.

My ageing Sennheiser headphones are still with me, but the BT.50 earbuds are now also in my hand luggage. It won’t be long before they replace them. Who needs something heavy and large, when BT.50 earbuds are easy-to-carry and light?

This is a highly recommended product and that retails less than $80, somewhat cheaper thany anything Sennheiser or Bose offer.

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