The GDTK Headphones were bought out of desperation and because my more expensive pair had a meltdown on me workout. Trust me when I say that once you’ve had a set of wireless headphones you really can’t be without them. Being as they were on sale through an Amazon Prime Lightning Deal for under $10 with 2-day free Prime shipping I figured I didn’t have a whole lot to lose and I’ve spent $10 on dumber stuff before. Even if they weren’t great it was better than going without music!
GDTK advertises these as high quality sound with HD speakers and enhanced BASS effect quality sound with apt-X codex support, comfortable, flexible and light.
- Headphones with different size earbuds
- Mini-usb charger cord
- User Manual
They go in my ears just fine but after an hour or so they do make my inner ear sore. Some reviewers through Amazon said they were heavy in their ears. I don’t think that at all, I think its partially the way they back hook into your ear canal. The way they go into your ear is by angling backwards into your ear so they stay anchored in. but at the cost of some long term comfort. A simple change of size in earbuds may alleviate some discomfort but you risk them falling out with each step/set.
These GDTK Headphones do feel a little on the cheap side and are a bit flimsy. However you have to consider the fact they are cheaper earbuds so that is an expected “issue”.
My main issue with these as far as comfort is concerned is in regards to the rubber strap. It just isn’t quite long enough and it sticks to the back of my neck once I start to sweat which drives me crazy!!!.
I’ve bought wired earbuds that were 2x the price of the GDTK Headphones and they didn’t provide the sound quality these do. After tinkering with my Spotify equalizer and testing out different highs and lows these performed “OK”. I did not run into any crackles, and voices sounded clear along with a decent “bump”, nothing compared to Beats but again PRICE POINT PEOPLE. The max volume on these is fairly decent, but it could be better. A big plus for these is that they do have noise cancelling, and it works. I can’t hear anything but the music when I have these going at the right level.
Now here’s my one big issue with these… I am currently using a Samsung Galaxy S5, they connect super quick and easy, and I’ve never had a problem with them not connecting. However sometimes they intermittently start to lose the music while playing. It’s the equivalent to a CD skipping. At first I thought it was due to having to many apps open on my phone but after further testing (repeatedly opening and closing apps, and or making sure none were open) I’ve got no real answer for it. It didn’t happen at all this week, but happened repeatedly the week prior in all sorts of different loads to my phone. Another minor issue is that the button to change songs is really really small & can sometimes cause you to the need to re-seat the headphones over and over if you need to change songs. The controls work as intended I have not had any issues with their lack of response time with my phone.
There is an indicator light to let you know they are on/charging and they greet you with a little robotic voice when connecting and powering on or off. The Amazon specs say the battery runs for 6 hours of use, I’m going to say more like 4-5, which considering how light and cheap they were that’s not horrible, but it you are needing these to last in excess of that you may want something better. I usually hook them up to my car charger (micro-usb) on the way home, then toss them in my gym bag and I never have an issue with them dying mid workout.
I really didn’t have high expectations for these, and they performed admirably. I would rate them higher only if that strap connecting them was a little longer or maybe if it was rounded instead of flat which would alleviate that annoying sticking-to-the-back of my neck that occurs. I wouldn’t say these are for the audiophile in the family but if you need a pair that typically work as intended and you can live with losing or breaking then these will fit the bill.