The Syllable D900 Mini Wireless Earbuds are individual wireless earbuds that don’t need a cord connecting them and are Bluetooth 4.1 compatible. They are built to stay in your ears and the main unit pairs to your phone, then they pair with each other. You can currently find the Syllable D900 Mini Wireless Earbuds on Amazon for $49.99 with Prime.
What’s In The Box?
- Syllable D900 Mini Wireless Earbuds
- Battery case
- Drawstring pouch
- micro USB charging cable
- Extra pair of ear tips
- User manual
When I first opened the box, I was impressed by how sturdy everything felt. I could tell they were a Chinese company because the first section in the manual was CN. After flipping a few pages you’ll get to the English section. I immediately had high expectations for the Syllable D900 Mini Wireless Earbuds after feeling them and seeing the packaging and charging case. Could these be an alternative to my Beats Powerbeats2 Wireless headphones?
Each earbud fits into its own slot in the case and immediately starts charging when the magnetic cover to the case is closed. A row of four blue LEDs in front of the earbuds provides the charging status. A micro USB port on the side allows for easy charging. It takes about 30 minutes for a full charge that provides up to 2 hours of continuous talk or music play. The battery built into the charging case provides 4-6 charges to the earbuds before the case itself require recharging.
One of the negatives of these earbuds is that they only last 2 hours before needed a charge. This should be enough to get you through a workout, and the plus side is that you can set them in the charging case and you’ll be ready to listen again in 30 minutes. I commute nearly 2 hours one-way and the earbuds lasted the whole commute but immediately needed a charge.
The earbuds are larger than other ones on the market because each earbud requires its own battery. They are designed to fit comfortably into the ears and stay in place. When you first try the earbuds, you’ll want to try the different ear tips to find the ones that give you the most comfort and the best sound quality. For me, I had to use the larger ear tips for them to fit comfortably in my ears.
The Syllable D900 Mini Wireless Earbuds have Bluetooth 4.1 + EDR: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Hands-free Profile (HFP) and Headset Profile (HSP). Syllable also claims that the earbuds are sweat-proof and dust-proof.
Pairing And Usage
When you first pair the earbuds, you have to turn both earbuds off and then hold the button on each earbud for 3-4 seconds to turn them on and sync them to each other. From there, you can pair the main left earbud with your phone. While listening to music and walking in a busy city, I would occasionally get a stutter in the right earbud where it sounded like it got out of sync for a second. I’ve experienced this sync issue with a few different bluetooth headsets, including my Beats Powerbeats2. The Syllable D900 Mini Wireless Earbuds never lost connectivity to the phone though.
While watching videos with bluetooth headsets, I would have audio lag where the voices coming through the headphones were behind the lips in the video. This wasn’t the case with the Syllable D900 Mini Wireless Earbuds. The audio was matched perfectly with the person talking in the video.
Call quality was decent. During a call, you’ll only get audio out of one of the earbuds and the other one remains muted. The person on the other end heard me clear with occasional background noise.
This is where I was disappointed. I read a few other reviews and the audio quality seemed to be a mixed bag. Some reviewers praised the sound quality, saying they had good bass and quality, while others said they didn’t. In my case, the Syllable D900 Mini Wireless Earbuds had decent sound quality but it lacked bass. I listened to a variety of genres to test the sound. I would rate them as average. When I would push on the earbuds, I could hear decent bass though. This made me believe that the larger ear tips still weren’t big enough to get the perfect seal to give me the bass I was hoping for. If you have smaller ear canals, then I’m sure you can get decent bass from these earbuds.
Overall, I enjoyed the build quality of the Syllable D900 Mini Wireless Earbuds and the sound quality was average. For $49.99 they are a good pair of entry-level bluetooth wireless earbuds.
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