JAMFOX earbits

A few weeks ago, my trusted BT headphones broke. I had them for about a 1.5 years and I was very happy with them.

They were comfortable and quality was great and they were omni-present to the point where I forgot I was wearing them around my neck.

 
I charged them up once in the morning and when I returned from work they could still give me company until bedtime. Obviously not un-interrupted.

Then one day the left side speaker gave out. It was the cable. In my younger days I would have fixed it with my soldering iron but as you grow older you tend to value your time more and so I decided to get a pair of new bluetooth headsets. 

JAMFOX Earbits

Wireless headphones have shrunk down to the point where they have been renamed to earbuds. Well JAMFOX thought earbits may be more along the lines of their marketing strategy and indeed those speakers are tiny bits of Bluetooth technology.

You get two bluetooth devices which connect to your phone. You can also use them individually. For example, you could loan one to your friend and keep the other one connected to your phone.

A fun experiment is to connect them to different phones and listen to both at the same time. Absolutely the best solution for people with multiple personality disorder.

In my case I was more the normal user and wanted to listen to music most of the time, talk on my phone, and also have the ability to use only one side to have the second ear available for my colleagues at work while I am in the kitchen eating lunch. 

Setup and usage.

In order to pair the set to your phone you have to only pair the JAMFOX-L and ignore JAMFOX-R. That is you do not need to pair the right side with your phone. The Left earbit will connect to the right earbit and thus allow you to listen to stereo.

The bits both come with built in microphones and allow you to do a normal phone call. They behave as you would expect, which means they will stop playing your music or video when a call is coming in.

Another great thing about those little gems are the touch sensors sitting on top of each earbit. They are used to pause / play, as well as increase and decrease the volume through double-tapping the left of the right bit.

Troubleshooting

I used them the first 4 weeks without any issues and eventually I gotten myself into the situation where I could only listen to the left earbit OR the right one but not to BOTH at the same time.

Searching online did only reveal a set of instructions which did not work for me but eventually I figured out how I could get stereo back:

I could fix it by

  1. unpairing from my Android device ( Nexus 6 )
  2. pairing it with another phone ( Remember to only pair JAMFOX-L, and ignore the right channel ). Stereo came right on.
  3. I then unpaired it with the second phone and could
  4. finally get stereo back on my Nexus after re-pairing JAMFOX-L

I hope this helps people with similar problems.

Conclusion

Those are great earbuds / earbits / headphones to have and they are well worth the investment. The battery pack will allow you to basically survive the whole day without the need to plug in.

The sound quality is the only thing which could be better however this is mostly due to the size of the speaker and I would not expect them to of the same quality as a full sized headset.

Please share your experience with them if you have the same set of earbits.

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