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First this is coming someone who's worked in the tech industry for almost 30 years. I own my own IT/technology company and I am truly passionate about technology. Simply put these are the best fitting perfect size earbuds on the market. There are no competitors who make earbuds that aren't giant or hang out of medium to small ears. By combining all metrics that earbuds are judged by today the Comfo Buds minis are in a league of their own. The sound quality iis good, noise canceling decent and has the basic features (transparency, basic touch controls) that we have come expect. With that said it's impossible to provide a negative review of these earbuds without attempting to nitpick, are doing a deep comparison in the technical specifics that ultimately most users don't understand. There are very few things in the technology space that are the best at every facet of their market. If you are someone who has smaller ears or just thinks the average size of earbuds is ridiculous than these earbuds are perfect. No they're not top sound quality top noise canceling, top battery life. They are good everywhere. Let's hope 1More is the company that finally drives true innovation in the earbuds market regarding fit and size. Based on price feature set, fit and sound quality the Comfo buds mini have made all my other buds obsolete. My Samsung buds pro, My sound core Liberty pro 3s no longer have a place in my day. I just ordered the Galaxy s23 ultra and in the deal was included a set of Samsung Galaxy buds pro 2. I will update this review once I get my hands on them.My guess is they will be much larger and not have such overwhelming sound quality, ANC and battery life to overtake the 1More Comfo Buds minis. I finally having a full featured small set of earbuds that Make them very convenient for day-to-day use. Let's not forget you can get two or three pairs of these for the price of the "high end" brands. If you are a person with common sense you will love these buds. Let's be honest the majority of negative reviews come from people who see themselves as experts , love to talk detailed acronyms and technical statistics or those who don't quite understand how to use the product. FACT earbud size and fit is the number one failure across the earbud market. IMO 1More realized this simple obvious fact and provided a great product at a great price. As stated before let's hope all earbud manufacturers follow their lead. It's 2023! Manufacturing processes and the technology is there for all manufacturers to create a small size product with all features.
GOOD STUFF - Nice and small but my right ear appears to be smaller than my left so I'm purchasing the comfobuds z. - Easy to set up. - Liked the Personalized sound id - Noise cancelling is pretty good but it sometimes powers off for reasons I cannot fathom. - Not too expensive - Can listen to your own sounds
BAD STUFF - For some reason after I listen to something other than "soothing sounds", when I go back to listen to soothing sounds, they are very very faint. I've spoken to helpdesk about it but they basically tell me to reset my buds - this works sometimes, but it's a pain in the butt. So I've opted to never use the soothing sounds option - which is disappointing. - The running out of power warning sound wakes me up every night. I just wish it would power out and leave it at that. It's not useful to warn us. If it had a timer, you could set it to go off just before the power goes (but it doesn't have one). - Have to have both buds out of the container for the ANC to work. - Charging is a little unpredictable. Mostly it's 100% and charges really quickly. But other times after hours, it's 70% for one bud and a different amount for the other. - When my ear touches the bud by accident, like if I put my ear down on the pillow, it registers as a "turn off" action.
ON BALANCE Despite the flaws I think they're a good first draft bud. I'm glad I have them. I'm managing to sleep until the power down sound wakes me up, and often in the middle of REM sleep, GRRR (I'll never know if I killed the dragon!). I wish they'd go for longer but I like the fact that I can listen to my own sounds. And I think the ANC is pretty good.
I bought them mostly to drown out my partner's snoring. I listen to a white noise app I downloaded for my phone. I listen to brown noise sound until the power goes. I wear a comfobud in my left ear and a soft regular ear plug in my right ear because the bud is a little uncomfortable in that ear. (Why? I have no idea). It mostly drowns out the snoring in ANC mode. (Like 90% improvement). But the good sleep only lasts as long as the battery does. But a few hours sleep is still way better than zero hours!
My 11 year old has been asking for ear buds for ages, but she has very small ears. We found these and they are ideal. They fit into her ears great and no discomfort. The sound quality and battery life have been good no issues. The added touch features to pause what she's watching is also great. The app itself is nice and self explanatory. The small case can easily fit into small pocket and is of good quality. Overall pleased with the product.
Bought these to counteract my partners very loud snoring. Have tried countless headphones and ear buds but these are the best yet. I Have a pair of airpod pros and noise cancellation is comparable with these headphones. Sound quality is not as good as the pros but I don't use these for paying attention to my music but to drift off to sleep! Often I can sleep with these just on noise cancellation mode but no music - it muffles the snoring noise just enough to be background noise. When it's particularly bad I play music and am then totally in a world of my own and asleep in minutes. I am a side sleeper and these are far more comfortable than others I have tried due to the low profile (although do ache a bit after a whole night). Battery lasts all night in ANC mode only (no music). Definitely not so long with music. As others have said the low battery noise is a little annoying but actually quite a quiet non obtrusive noise. Bottom line these have been a life saver and always have them by the side of the bed for when the snoring ramps up.
For context, I've had these for approximately a month now. I bought the Comfobud Minis to use for sleep. I live close to traffic and have been looking for a pair of buds that has active noise cancelling, is comfortable enough to sleep on my side in, and has enough battery life to last through the night. There isn't really anything on the market that fit the bill at the moment. I did a lot of research prior to the purchase so I had a good idea of what the pros and cons of the product are. The Comfobud Minis tick some but not exactly all of these boxes so I gave it a go given its reasonable price point.
For the purpose that I use them for, the active noise cancelling is okay. As many have said it is obviously not comparable with your Sony's and Bose's, it does a good enough job. However my issue is that in Strong mode, ANC seems to omit kind of a high pitch tone that I have to adjust to while in bed. I've since figured a way to minimise that so that I can fall asleep with the buds on so it's a bit annoying. They are small and light enough for me to sleep with on my side without discomfort to my head or ears. I've never woken up from discomfort or missing a bud. If you are also looking to sleep in them and sleep more than five hours, just be mindful that it does have a chime that comes on when it's low battery. If you're a light sleeper you may get woken up by it. I don't really listen to the 'soothing sounds' but it's a good idea for people who want that option. So as ANC sleep buds, It's not perfect but it will do for now.
Wireless charging works fine. I don't use these buds for music playing as the quality is not great but if you're just listening to podcasts/shows/videos it's fine. Another thing I noticed is that for certain devices it is connected to via bluetooth, you will need to manually disconnect before connecting to a different device, otherwise it will default to the previous device you connected it to if that device is still switched on.
The size is a blessing & curse. Rather tricky for male fingers to get in and out. The sound needed the app really. It has a sound test to customise the sound. Pity it didn’t just copy & paste some good presets. Still it improved things dramatically. I wouldn’t say they are as good as AirPods 3, not at all bad once tweaked though. Now the ANC & transparency modes are where it all falls apart. ANC work a little, but not much. Transparency is utterly superb, so clear you wouldn’t know you had them in. But the music alters completely dependent on the ANC/Transparency or neither being chosen. The sound profile shifts wildly. So if you set them up in ANC and are happy with the sound you’ll find the other two modes sound terrible. So you seem stuck with whichever mode they were in when you did the sound setup test. Hardly convenient. They desperately need a firmware update to fix this. Battery life is as advertised, the case & buds feel good. Touch controls are really good.
These earbuds were a disappointment and I returned them after a few days. Previous 1More earbuds I have purchased in the past were superbly packaged with great documentation. That was not the case 1More Comfobuds. The sound produced by the earbuds is good, not great. True to their name, they are very lightweight, a plus. But the documentation for this product is unacceptable in terms of the limited amount of information and the absurdly small type in the users manual. The documentation states that the earbuds come with replacement buds of a larger and smaller size, but there were none in my package. Nor is there an app associated with this device which allows you to adjust controls. So between the unreadable manual and the absence of an app, I had absolutely no idea how to adjust. For example, I had no idea how to activate or regulate the noise cancellation feature. I replaced these earbuds with 2nd Gen iPod Pros, at twice the price, but more than twice the value in comparison to the 1More Comfobuds. I am happy with my decision.