AXGIO Spirit Bluetooth Earbuds are designed to fit securely in the ear and then stay out of the way so you can focus on your listening pleasure. They are wireless and connect to the iPhone via Bluetooth. With rumors that the iPhone is phasing out the headphone jack, it’s not a bad idea to own at least one Bluetooth headset. This reasonably-priced option is one worth considering.
What I Liked
The AXGIO Spirit earbuds connect by a wire, intended to be worn behind your head for listening use. You can adjust the length with the included cable clips. The part of the wire near the earbuds is memory wire. Correct placement is over the ear; the memory wire allows it to mold to the shape of your ear. Once you have the earbuds correctly in place, they are secure and don’t flop around when you work out.
Included are three sets of ear tips, so hopefully one of them should secure a just-right fit for you. The fit is important because the earbuds fill the ear canal and offer some noise isolating functionality. The first set I tried was not a perfect fit, and not only did they keep falling out, but the sound was not optimal. Putting the right size tips in place solved both issues.
Setting up the Bluetooth connection, disconnecting, and reconnecting was easy. The headset controller has volume buttons, a microphone, and an on/off button. Taking phone calls also worked well, and the sound quality was good.
AXGIO claims their earbuds are sweatproof; I didn’t test this claim extensively, but I did work out and get somewhat sweaty while wearing them. I had no issues at all. They claim 12 hours on a single charge; that sounds about right in my experience. They are lightweight, portable, and come with a zippered carrying case.
What I Didn't Like
The wire that connects the earbuds is supposed to go behind your neck when you listen to music, keep it securely out of the way while you work out. But what happens when you get a phone call? The headset controller, which contains the microphone you need to speak on the phone, is located near the right ear. But it’s going to be slightly behind your head when you wear the headset correctly. So, when a call comes in, you need to pull out the left earbud, flip the wire around in front of your neck, and replace the left earbud. It all works, but hopefully, your call won’t go to voicemail before you can get it done.
I found the sound quality to be acceptable but not exceptional. As with most headsets, both on the ear and in the ear, my ears did get sore after a while, but I tend to be pretty sensitive to that.
For less than $30, you can have fully-featured lightweight Bluetooth earbuds that offer a custom fit and decent quality sound. You can listen to music and talk on the phone. The design that keeps the connecting wire out of the way for your workout also makes taking calls slightly inconvenient, but it’s workable. You can purchase AXGIO Spirit Bluetooth Earbuds on Amazon for $29.99.