I’m Rachel Chisholm. I’m Australian. I am a Group Human Resources Manager, and I work in the mining industry.

Living in Perth, I love the fresh air. I love the beach. I love taking my dog out and about. And I really enjoy working out, you know, a lot obviously.

I have had a love for music I’m sure since the day I was born and a real passion for sound. I’m always looking for the next best thing in terms of earbuds or headphones. The IQbuds Max are fantastic. They look great. They fit in my ears perfectly. I don’t even know they’re in there.

The Active Noise Cancellation is fantastic. You can fly and hear nothing but you music, which is perfect. But I also love that with just a touch of my ear, I can bring the external environment to my choosing as well.

The Speech in Noise Control function is awesome. It gives me the capacity to turn down some of the environmental noise and be able to have a focused conversation with people around me. Without that, I quite often miss jokes and everyone else had the laugh and I didn’t.

The most beneficial component of Blended Hearing is the safety aspect, especially because I like to run in parks, sometimes on shared pathways with bikes. I think it’s really important to be able to hear what’s going on around you.

One of my favorite things is walking and running with my dog, and he appreciates being able to interact with me as well. So I can still have a bit of music, but it’s not interrupting my playtime with Winston as well.

The IQbuds Max compare much more favorably than any of the other buds I’ve worn. The sound fidelity was just incredible. The hearing test within the app actually matched to my hearing level. And in terms of functionality, I like that I don’t have any wires and also the compact case. Nothing else has provided that for me.