One of our most popular products featured on 9to5Toys in 2015 was Bluetooth headphones. From well-known names like Beats or JayBird to a plethora of companies that flooded the market, it seemed like going wireless was on everyone’s mind. Bluetooth headphones were once seen as a luxury item with a price tag to match, but over the last 12 months the cost has slowly dropped as we’ve seen many new brands come on the scene.
SoundPEATS was one of those fresh faces. Its low-cost Bluetooth headphones and earbuds are amongst some of the the most popular options that we post. Over the last few weeks we’ve spent time with one of SoundPEATS most popular models: the Q9A earbuds. Head below for a quick review and an exclusive offer for 9to5Toys readers.
Lets take a look at the Q9A wireless earbuds. These Bluetooth 4.1 headphones have received a solid 4.3/5 star rating from over 300 Amazon customers. SoundPEATS has opted to include the aptX codec, which allows for higher quality audio playback. Battery life is slated for around five hours of use on a single charge. In our testing, this largely held true. Over the course of a month, the Q9A was good for 3-4 trips to the gym. There are on-board controls that allows users to play or pause music, skip tracks and pair with devices. SoundPEATS opted to include hooks to help with securing the earbuds in place during workouts.
I was initially skeptical of the quality of these Bluetooth earbuds. Like any consumer electronics product category, there is always a higher quality option out there. To my surprise, the Q9As don’t feel cheap. This pair doesn’t have the refined fit and finish of my JayBird X2’s but I didn’t have any concerns with them breaking. When it comes to workout headphones, my personal preference is to not make a heavy investment. For less than $20, the Q9As provide a good value that is great for a trip to the gym or run on the treadmill.
Our readers can grab the Q9A Bluetooth earbuds over at Amazon for $15.99 Prime shipped when promo code 9to5Toy2 is applied during checkout. That’s good for $9 off the regular going rate and the lowest price that SoundPEATS has offered them for.
This promotion is set to run through January 19th.