Francois et Mimi Elite HARDI Bluetooth Enabled Wireless Over-Ear Headphones with Built-in Microphone, 12 Hour Battery
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- Utilizes CSR 4.0 Coupled with High-performance Drivers to Produce Crystal Clear Sound
- Enjoy Complete Wireless Freedom for up to 30 Feet
- Built-in Battery Lasts up to 15 Hours on a Single Charge, Standby Time up to 180 Hours
- Soft-Touch, Extendable Rubberized Band Allows for a Comfortable Fit
- Built-in AUX Input Permits Non-wireless Utilization
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|Color||Black||Black/Red||Black||Black/Blue||With Active Noise Cancelling|
|Item Dimensions||8 x 2 x 8 in||7.76 x 7.17 x 3.23 in||0.5 x 1 x 0.3 in||1.5 x 6.5 x 4.5 in||3.62 x 6.54 x 7.13 in|
|Item Weight||—||6.24 ounces||0.8 ounces||3.09 ounces||0.85 lb|
|Additional Features||—||aptX, Deep Bass, Super lightweight & comfortable, Up to 40 hours music time,, Wireless & Wired Dual mode, Easy one-touch pairing with NFC technology, Microphone in bluetooth mode||Secure Fit- Engineered to stay put during intense physical activity, Amazing Volume and Sound Quality- Advanced APTX sound technology delivers astonishing acoustics||lightweight||Noise cancelling headphones, Bluetooth headphones|
Enjoy hi-fidelity sound from this compact, wireless over-ear headphone from Francois et Mimi. On-board controls allow for easy playback and volume manipulation.
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I tried with both the audio cable and bluetooth pairing.
They look like great phones, and are comfy.
But with only 1 speaker working, they weren't a good buy for me.
The second headphones arrived in good condition, however the range was pretty poor at 30ft max.
If you go from one room to another, and have regular drywall walls, the signal cuts off after about 15ft.
I really wished these headphones would have high-power transmitter/receiver when getting out of range.
Got this from a recommendation from a friend. After 2 months of usage, many problems have occurred and I am out of my 30 day window of return
Issues we ran into all within 2 months:
- Bluetooth loses connection too often. This problem began to occur shortly after purchase but over the course of the 2 months, it's gotten worse.
- During the usage the earphones itself would make beeping random noises
Overall bad experience for such a short period of time. If this occurred after 6 months to a year, I would figure it would be wear and tear.
But just within 2 months? I would never purchase these again.
So I have discovered that, when the headset is on and connected to the phone through the bluetooth feature, the indicator lights function in the following manner: when charging, the lights flash between red and blue. When the charging is complete, it flashes a steady blue. When the headset is NOT connected to the phone through the bluetooth feature, then the headset indicator lights will glow a steady red, when charging. When the charging is complete, the light shuts off. I hope this information helps!
May 11, 2016
Disclosure: I received the Francois et Mimi Elite HARDI Bluetooth Enabled Wireless Over-Ear Headphones with Built-in Microphone, 12 Hour Battery for free from the seller as a promotional gift. A review on this product is not required, but appreciated, by the seller. However, my review will be as fair and honest as my others. Anything else would be unethical. Finally, please note that I ordered this product through my husband's Amazon account, as he's currently the one holding Prime membership, and free two-day shipping is always a lovely thing!
Why I Ordered This Product: Beyond the fact that it was a free gift for being a part of the mailing list, I ordered this headset because I needed one. A long time ago, I had a bluetooth ear piece that I was quite fond of, so much so that, when my husband decided he didn't like the identical one he purchased for himself, I took it as a spare. However, one day, I dropped it in one of my drink cups. This wouldn't have been a problem, if I hadn't have somehow lost the other one, just a few weeks prior, at a birthday party. So, for a while, I went without an ear piece, sorely missing its absence, as I really took being hands-free for granted. About a year ago, my father gave me one of his spares. It worked, but it didn't fit my ear very well. Every now and then, it would fall off. And then, every so often, people on the other end of the line would tell me I sound like I was talking under water, when I used the ear piece. So I put it away a few weeks ago and mourned. And then, one day, unexpectedly, Francois et Mimi decided to gift upon me the promotional code to receive this incredible bluetooth headset for free. Verily, the hands-free gods hath smiled upon me.
What I'm Looking For In Products, Like This: After my past experiences with hands-free devices, I have two priorities: 1) Phone calls, both ways, need to be loud and clear. The headset won't be of much use to me, otherwise, if the other person can't hear me, very well, or I can't hear the other person. 2) The headset has to be a good fit. This is something that goes beyond comfort to practicality: being afraid of losing my headset, at any moment, makes it just as useless, as I won't be able to wear it, for fear of losing it.
How This Product Measures Up To My Expectations: First, I want to go over the contents in the packaging I received, because the product description left out one crucial piece of information, while I'll point out, in the list.
1) The headset
2) The usb charging cable
3) The user manual
4) An auxiliary cable--This is the piece of information I needed to know; while the product description claimed that the headset comes with built-in auxiliary input, it did not make clear that it came with an auxiliary cable; not knowing this, I ordered one, because I wanted to take advantage of this feature and save my phone's battery, when I don't need to go bluetooth
The charging cable is very, very short, about roughly 7" long, give or take. While this isn't a problem when I'm charging the headset up through my computer, this would have been an issue if I wanted to charge it by my bed, with my other devices, over night. However, I do have longer spare micro usb cables, so this isn't as much of a problem as it could be. But I'd like to note it, for those whom it may prove to be problematic. I had a bit of trouble getting the cable to fit into the micro usb port of the headset. I'm not sure if this was because it was all fresh and new, or if this is going to be something of an on-going issue with this particular cable. The other micro usb cable had no problems entering the headset port. Again, not too much of an issue, for me, but it may be an issue, for others. The headset needs to be charged for about a couple of hours, before its first use. When it's charging, the indicator lights are red. When charging is complete, the indicator lights turn blue--according to the manual. In practice, after the two hours were up, I did not get blue indicator lights. Instead, the red light simply stopped glowing. It does have the blue lights, though, as that is what I saw when I turned it on. I'm wondering if this might have to do with the first time charging it; I'll find out, tonight, when I charge it, overnight, but I'm too excited and happy to have a bluetooth headset for my phone that I don't want to wait that long to write my review. I'll give an update, tomorrow, that indicates whether or not my hypothesis is correct. Hey, at least the red lights shuts off, which still indicates it's done charging, apparently. Having had a few items that don't have indicator lights that show when charging is taking place or is complete, I fully appreciate even this much, from the headphones.
Now, I'm not sure if this is because of the type of auxiliary cable that was sent with the headphones, but when I plugged the auxiliary cable into my phone, I could only hear through the headphones. When I tried to use the microphone, I couldn't be heard. According to my husband, I might need to try an auxiliary cable that will allow for another channel for the microphone. I'll post an update that clarifies this, when I'm in a position to test this idea. But this won't be for a while, unfortunately.
Final Rating: I was lead to believe that I would be able to use both the microphone and the speakers through the auxiliary cable. If the description of the headset clarified its statement such that the microphone only works with bluetooth, then I would have given the product five out of five stars. However, because I had expected a certain feature and didn't get it, I will have to give the headset four stars out of five. It's a good headset, and I would recommend it to others, but with the caveat that they shouldn't expect the microphone to function through the auxiliary cable.
1) The headset does, indeed, come with an auxiliary cable, so I don't have to drain my phone's batteries by keeping it connected through bluetooth, all the time, if I only want to listen to what's playing on my phone
2) The headset has adjustable straps to fit a variety of sizes
3) The headset's ear cups are actually on hinges, to make the fit over the ears even more comfortable
4) The overall fit, on me, is incredibly comfortable
5) Having speakers over each ear makes hearing the conversation much easier, for me
6) The sound quality was very good, both ways, when I tested it with a few phone calls
1) The charging cable is very short, roughly 7" long; this may be an issue, for some
2) The charging cable that the set comes with seems to have a bit of an issue plugging into the headset's micro usb port; this could be due to its being new, as my other micro usb cable had no problems plugging into the headset
3) The little rubber piece that covers up the micro usb port on the headset comes off, fully; so if you don't want to lose it, put it somewhere safe, when taken off
4) Can't be worn while driving; the headset covers up both ears, very well, so driving with them on is inadvisable, and in my state (California), it is illegal; for many, this is probably not a concern, as other options likely exist, but I wanted to mention that, anyhow, for the sake of completeness
5) Finally, at the time of this writing, the auxiliary cable input only means that I can listen to things on my phone without draining its batteries, but I still need to be connected to my phone via bluetooth, if I want to use my microphone