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11-25-2015 04:44 PM
fairgame I had the exact same problem with them this week. Fortunately they were super responsive and are going to exchange them for me. Not good to hear that you had the same problem again, though.
11-24-2015 09:25 PM
timmytimmytimmy
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Originally Posted by Matty_B_Bop View Post
that's odd. i can't understand why that would be. are there any potential updates for these? i know some speakers/headphones have firmware updates.

but, i would probably just exchange them.
No updates that I'm aware of. I'm guessing its a software issue.

I've been through two sets, same problem.
11-22-2015 12:14 AM
Matty_B_Bop
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Originally Posted by timmytimmytimmy View Post
Bumping an old thread, but has anyone had issues with the outdoor tech chips where sound only plays out of the left ear?

It's completely fine if via wired (sound in both ears) but if connected via bluetooth it only outupts in one ear. Tried it on a few different iPhone models (5s, 6, 6S) all have the same issue.
that's odd. i can't understand why that would be. are there any potential updates for these? i know some speakers/headphones have firmware updates.

but, i would probably just exchange them.
11-21-2015 02:51 PM
FrontRange I just got a set too. rei has them for 25% off. I agree they're sweet! i like how the voice tells you it's powered on and verbalizes who is calling you when you get a call. No reason to take your phone out of your pocket anymore
11-21-2015 02:27 PM
timmytimmytimmy Bumping an old thread, but has anyone had issues with the outdoor tech chips where sound only plays out of the left ear?

It's completely fine if via wired (sound in both ears) but if connected via bluetooth it only outupts in one ear. Tried it on a few different iPhone models (5s, 6, 6S) all have the same issue.
02-25-2014 12:06 AM
surfinsnow
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Originally Posted by tokyo_dom View Post
Regarding the price; it seems they are a lot less than the bluetooth audio kits by Giro/Red etc


Surfinsnow... the problem is, I have a Sandbox classic helmet, which isn't 'audio ready'.

But... I have made an opening at the top of the pads so i could slide in a pair of these https://www.audio-technica.co.jp/atj...hp?modelId=742 . This works ok at the moment, but they are wired, and no mic or any sorts of volume/track control. They fit outside of the padding, and in the end it isnt noticeable from the outside, nor does it change the comfort on the inside.
I'm not concerned if they're noticeable...I used the Giro wired speakers in both my jacket collar and helmet, and had no problem with them (except for all the problems of wired, low-volume speakers). I'm not sure one can appreciate these Chips speakers until you use them. Full control just by tapping on your ears. All-day battery. I even used them with my GPS Snocru app and they still work.
02-24-2014 10:38 PM
tokyo_dom Regarding the price; it seems they are a lot less than the bluetooth audio kits by Giro/Red etc


Surfinsnow... the problem is, I have a Sandbox classic helmet, which isn't 'audio ready'.

But... I have made an opening at the top of the pads so i could slide in a pair of these https://www.audio-technica.co.jp/atj...hp?modelId=742 . This works ok at the moment, but they are wired, and no mic or any sorts of volume/track control. They fit outside of the padding, and in the end it isnt noticeable from the outside, nor does it change the comfort on the inside.
02-24-2014 10:27 PM
Kenai So, I did end up buying these Saturday (got the last set from the same place as Surf). $130 is a lot, probably too much, but my wife and I don't have kids and we can't take it with us! To start, I HATE earbuds. They are never comfortable and don't usually stay well fit for me, which ruins the sound of even the best buds. I also hate dealing with the wires. Finally, I didn't want to spend the next month researching and concocting cheaper options. For those reasons I decided to pull the trigger.

So far I am not disappointed. They are plenty loud for me. I didn't come close to turning them all the way up. Sound was good. I played with my iphone equalizer settings a bit, but I went back to my usual settings and I think the sound is quite good. The pairing was super easy and the controls on the headphones were fantastic. I didn't try making calls as that was not my goal.

Anyway, I fully acknowledge the price is steep, but the headphones work great and I am really looking forward to using them more.
02-24-2014 09:58 PM
surfinsnow
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Originally Posted by tokyo_dom View Post
Haha thanks, i think i had remembered seeing that, but because it was in some weird measurement form (and such neat numbers) i wasnt sure if that was just a rough estimation of the size, or the precise size of the ear pieces , even 2 points below that they mention the driver size in a logical measurement system
I mean, in my eyes that says 50.8mm x 12.7mm; but it could just as likely be 50x10, or 60x15. The former would be a tight squeeze. The latter would be impossible.

After finally seeing the light, I am now loving the idea of having audio while boarding. And ever since visiting the Outdoor Tech site, they seem to be following me around, popping up ads saying "you didnt say goodbye, come back for a 10% discount" somewhat stalkerish, but tempting... If they will fit!
These advertise as "universal." Most all helmets has standard ear cup sizes, or fillers. My Red Mutiny came with two different filler pieces. These Chips are big...but they still fit into the ear cups perfectly. The Giros required one of the filler pieces.
02-24-2014 09:11 PM
tokyo_dom
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Originally Posted by chomps1211 View Post
...normally, after having missed this, I would now start busting your chops for being "Mr Oblivious!" LOL BUT,.. I overlook shit like that all the time too!

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- Size: 2" x 2" x .5".

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....hope that helps!
Haha thanks, i think i had remembered seeing that, but because it was in some weird measurement form (and such neat numbers) i wasnt sure if that was just a rough estimation of the size, or the precise size of the ear pieces , even 2 points below that they mention the driver size in a logical measurement system
I mean, in my eyes that says 50.8mm x 12.7mm; but it could just as likely be 50x10, or 60x15. The former would be a tight squeeze. The latter would be impossible.

After finally seeing the light, I am now loving the idea of having audio while boarding. And ever since visiting the Outdoor Tech site, they seem to be following me around, popping up ads saying "you didnt say goodbye, come back for a 10% discount" somewhat stalkerish, but tempting... If they will fit!
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