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Offline Mario Turcot

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ISOtunes ISO-IT14
« on: January 16, 2020, 05:49 PM »
Anyone with experience with those buds can chime in?

I'm looking mainly for comfort and noise reduction.

Thanks!
Mario

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Offline Mike Goetzke

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Re: ISOtunes ISO-IT14
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2020, 09:44 AM »
Anyone with experience with those buds can chime in?

I'm looking mainly for comfort and noise reduction.

Thanks!

ISO-IT14 - This is their new "true-wireless" earbuds called the FREE? Correct?

I purchased the FREE because I didn't like wearing glasses nor face mask with my ear muff style hearing protection. Plus I have an air filtered helmet for my wood lathe and a helmet for welding that don't allow use of muffs.

Pros:

-Sound quality is excellent.

-Very comfortable

-Very lightweight yet very secure in the ear.

-Bluetooth connects fast and has excellent range - maybe 40'-50' before I loose connection.

-Excellent battery life.

-Great ambient sound isolation.

-Case/charge is nice and small.

-Strange/new for me answering phone calls through the buds but works great.

-Can control functions from the ear buds.

-IsoTunes CS is excellent!


Cons:
-The maximum volume doesn't seem correct. I don't listen to music/radio/podcasts that loud but find I'm at the max. or one click or two down even in a quiet room. Using my Domino XL with dust collection I can still hear the music easily at max. or one click down. These are limited to 85dB but I had a chance to try their Pro 85dB limited headphones and they play MUCH louder than these. CS is great, since this is a new product they are having me send these in to measure the dB of my FREE in their lab. (I like these so much even if they say they are fine I can live with it.)

-Inserting them takes a little experience and time. They include 3-sizes of memory foam tips. They are like ear plugs in that you need to compress them and let them expand in your ear for 5-10 seconds.

-This is a con for all memory foam type isolation - if my wife comes out to talk even though you can pause the sound I need to take one out to have a more normal conversation then you need to go through the process or re-inserting them. Was thinking of telling her to just call me on my phone  [big grin].

-This might be for all BT devices but I have two phones and an iPad. Having little trouble if I connected to one and then try to connect to another, but, I'm getting there.
« Last Edit: January 17, 2020, 09:49 AM by Mike Goetzke »

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: ISOtunes ISO-IT14
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2020, 01:00 PM »
Thank you Mike for your insight. I agree memory foam can be a pita sometimes but if they are comfortable, it's all that matter  [big grin]

After posting my question, I found out that the ear buds use bloothoot 5.0 and my phone is 4.2  [crying] This is not a show stopper but it would have been nice to be able to pair them together.
Mario

Offline Mike Goetzke

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Re: ISOtunes ISO-IT14
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2020, 01:59 PM »
Thank you Mike for your insight. I agree memory foam can be a pita sometimes but if they are comfortable, it's all that matter  [big grin]

After posting my question, I found out that the ear buds use bloothoot 5.0 and my phone is 4.2  [crying] This is not a show stopper but it would have been nice to be able to pair them together.

@Mario Turcot  I'm not a big techie but I'm pretty confident BT 5.0 is backwards compatible. Maybe contact IsoTunes or put the question up on Amazon.

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: ISOtunes ISO-IT14
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2020, 02:13 PM »
You are right, I just sent a request  [wink]

What I read is that the backward compatibility is toward the receiver. In my mind the receiver was my phone. Reading more about it, I find out that the receiver are the ear buds  [eek] which make perfect sense  /facepalm
Mario

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: ISOtunes ISO-IT14
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2020, 02:20 PM »
WOW, JUST WOW... that was fast. Under 7 minutes.

Hi Mario,

Thank you for reaching out and for your interest in our products.

The ISOtunes FREE (IT-14) is compatible with your iPhone. You should not experience any pairing issues.

Please let me know if you have any other questions.

Best


 [big grin] [big grin] [big grin]
Mario

Offline Vondawg

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Re: ISOtunes ISO-IT14
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2020, 03:30 PM »
I second everything Mike stated- I would love to hear the follow up on the Free volume- because that is my only ‘con’ . I like that I can t@ke the case with me and pop them in for a charge with out having to plug into the wall. These definitely have the longest “staying connected” distance of bluetooth I’ve experienced (I have the iso model too..much louder But of course are connected to each other with a wire)
« Last Edit: January 17, 2020, 03:33 PM by Vondawg »
There are no mistakes....just new designs.

Offline Mike Goetzke

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Re: ISOtunes ISO-IT14
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2020, 05:11 PM »

Cons:
-The maximum volume doesn't seem correct. I don't listen to music/radio/podcasts that loud but find I'm at the max. or one click or two down even in a quiet room. Using my Domino XL with dust collection I can still hear the music easily at max. or one click down. These are limited to 85dB but I had a chance to try their Pro 85dB limited headphones and they play MUCH louder than these. CS is great, since this is a new product they are having me send these in to measure the dB of my FREE in their lab. (I like these so much even if they say they are fine I can live with it.)


Update: I received my ISOtunes FREE back earlier this week. They did find the volume to be a bit on the low side and adjusted them. They are now perfect for my needs. ISOtunes has excellent customer service.

Mike

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: ISOtunes ISO-IT14
« Reply #8 on: March 08, 2020, 08:28 PM »
Finally used the ISO Tunes today. Paired like a charm and works nicely. I ran a job on the CNC and it was great  [big grin]
Mario