My name is Max, I’m from Germany, just recently moved to Australia, and I’m a sports scientist, personal trainer and involved in the fitness industry. The IQbuds MAX are extremely comfortable, they’re really good as well when I’m working out and being active like boxing or kickboxing.
The active noise cancellation is a pretty big factor for me. When I’m in the gym, I don’t want to be bothered by anyone, I just want to focus on me and my training and myself. Blended hearing is very important for me because I can really still hear all my surroundings clearly, and it’s pretty good to be able to hear a car when I’m jogging or to hear just someone saying something to me. I’m using the buds for gaming, with the noise-canceling when I don’t want to hear my surroundings, I can be immersed in the game.
It’s really easy to set everything up, from your Ear ID to Workout profile. Everything is very accessible. When I was arriving in Australia I was quarantined, and the hotel wasn’t the best hotel, sadly, and you could hear a lot from the outside. But I also didn’t want to bother people with my podcast or music I was hearing when still working out in the hotel room. After setting the Ear ID up, it was a little bit sharper, especially voices, and they also worked as a headset when I was Skyping with my significant other.
The fit feels for me fantastic. From martial arts, my ears are a little bit deformed. I have problems with earbuds falling out. The IQbuds MAX really fits firm, even with strenuous exercise, and I don’t have to readjust them. I hear a lot of different music from bass-heavy electronic music, but also to classic or to rock music. And it doesn’t matter what I’m listening to, the sound quality is always good. Everything is very clear. And I think very sharp.
My favorite thing about the IQbuds MAX is the convenience between everyday situations when I need to be in a conversation with someone, but also with just one click, I can be in my zone and everything else shuts off.