Soundstream is a newer entrant into the ear bud category. The H2GO is their second, and just released offering. The H2GO True Wireless Earbuds features both wired and wireless charging options and up to 4 hours of battery life.
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The charging case for the H2Go earbuds gives you two options to charge your phone. You can use the microUSB cable that is included in the package, or you can set the case on your QI wireless charging pad and charge them that way.
The case has a 750mAh battery that charges in about 2-3 hours depending on if you are using the cable or wireless charging. The earbuds themselves have 60mAh batteries in them. They last approx 4 hours and take roughly 1.5 hours to charge. This lets you recharge your earbuds up to 6 times before the case needs charged.
Once you fully charge your earbuds, take them out of the case, and press the button on the right earbud, select the H2Go from your list in your bluetooth settings of your device, and you will be paired. After you have paired your earbuds, they will automatically connect to your device next time you take them out of the charging case.
The H2GO earbuds allow you to do most of your phone functions with just a touch of your earbuds. No need to take out your phone to answer phone calls, or skip songs.
To answer a phone call, just quick press on of the earbuds to answer a call. Don’t want to talk right that minute, just press and hold one of the earbuds for 1 second and the call will be dropped. If you get a second call, you can answer it by just quick pressing the left or right earbud.
If you are listening to music, a quick press of the earbud will pause your music, a second quick press will restart the music. if you long press the left earbud, your track will start over, multiple long presses will skip back tracks. If you long press the right earbud, your will skip to the next track.
If you are an iOS user, if you double-click either earbud, you will be able to use SIRI. Google users can double press to either access Google, or if you have a Samsung, you can access bixby.
When you near the end of your battery life, you will get an alert every 90 seconds to charge you earbuds.
One nice feature of the H2GO earbuds is that you can use one or both earbuds. If you only want to use one, you will need to just take the right earbud out and use it.
For being under $100 the Soundstream H2GO earbuds have very good sound quality. Phone calls are easy to hear, and the person on the other end of the line can also hear you clearly. If you are listening to music, it is an enjoyable experience. The is not much bass, but the sound is not tinny either. There is minimal distortion and high volume. Sound quality was tested with movies, audio books, and alternative music.
These earbuds stay very secure in your ears even when jogging or working out, They are also water resistant so they are a great choice for those of you looking for headphones for your fitness activities.
h2gowireless.com shows two different versions of the earbuds available. The come in both white and red on one model number comes with a wireless charging pad, the other does not. According to microsoft.com, the version they are selling comes with the charging pad.
If you are in the market for new headphones or earbuds, you definitely need to check out the Soundstream H2GO True Wireless Earbuds.
The Soundstream H2Go earbuds are available at Microsoft.com for $99.