Hi, having been getting annoyed with the wires on my existing Sony earphones I decided to try out some wireless ones.
To be honest, I struggled to find some that I thought would do the job. I've never gotten on very well with the standard sort of in-ear earphones. My current Sony ones are over/behind the ear ones, which I have found comfortable and secure, especially when running.
I couldn't find many wireless sets that were the behind the ear variety, just a few random, never heard of, makes on Amazon and some really pricey ones.
Then I came across the Yurbuds wireless range, one of which is the Liberty model. Having read good things about Yurbuds on here I thought they might be worth a try. They weren't the cheapest, the RRP is £79.99 and I got them for about £65 from Amazon.
They arrived yesterday, initial impressions were good. They were nicely packaged. You get the earphones, a carry pouch containing the charging cable and an alternative set of "enhancers" (as Yurbud call them - basically the rubbery bits that go in your ears) and some paperwork (most of which wasn't relevant. There's a quick start guide, which isn't the easiest to read. The text is very small and the few lines of English are interspersed with various other languages. Fortunately the pictures that accompany the text make things easier.
The earphones themselves seem very nicely made. They are connected by a fairly short length of fabric covered cable. A couple of inches along the cable from the right hand earphone is the small 3 button control unit. The central button controls power on/off, pairing and play/pause whilst the top and bottom buttons are for volume control and next/previous track.
After a couple of minutes I'd gotten them paired with my phone (a Nexus 5 Android handset), and put them on to see how they felt. Not too bad was the answer, although not fantastic. I decided to try the alternative enhancers which were a bit bigger. That felt better. The earphones were nice and secure thanks to the behind the ear design and the Yurbud Twist-Lock feature. A good bit of head shaking didn't seem to loosen them or anything.
After a quick play to make sure they worked it was a case of putting them on to charge in preparation for trying them on a run this morning.
On the run they felt pretty good, no movement or anything, they stayed nice and secure. I'm not an audiophile but to me the sound was perfectly fine while listening to Zombies Run and a shuffled playlist of 101 Running Songs!
There was the odd stutter/cut out, not enough to be a problem though. As I think about it now, the cut outs were at times when I was passing by one of those electricity substation things, so perhaps that caused a bit of interference with the bluetooth signal.
The other downside I found was with the fabric cable connecting the 2 earphones. At times it seemed to catch on my shirt collar resulting in a scratching/bumping noise being heard in the ears. If music was playing it wasn't a problem but if things were quite quiet then it was tad annoying. Possibly it's something that could be solved by trying to route the cable differently, although because it's quite short there isn't much scope for that. I'll investigate next time I use them.
On the whole I'm fairly pleased with them. They seem to do a good job and were comfortable to wear. I'm looking forward to trying them out some more and see how they are as I get more used to them.
Sorry, this was meant to be a mini review and got a bit long!