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Too smart headphones

While my new headphones have many great features they are not all that useful actually. And line Arthur C. Clarke said "any technology advanved enough is indistinguishable from magic" . Except in most of the modern technology the magic is not about wonders, but the trick to hide all the customization. So either you like the magic or you just have to abide with how it is.

It's nice that the headphones can learn different profiles based on the listening location, activity and other things. But it's not that nice that there is no way to manually create, or even edit those profiles.

There are also some compability problems I've already faced with using those smart features along other devices or applications. For example connecting the headphones to my laptop and getting Zoom calls to work wasn't as they both tried to do some clever noise cancelling. The result was that when I spoke the headphones disabled the noise cancelling, but at the same time Zoom activated some background noise suppression that resulted in sound gutting out. So I could only speak or listen at the same time (sure it shouldn't be a problem, but the sound restored about 15 seconds after I stopped speaking). Finally I found out that the solution is to turn off the speech detection feature (which wasn't too easy to find either). If only there were a way to define a profile that would automatically disable it when connecting a Zoom call.

The headphones also have the ability to connect to two devices at the same time. Which is nice as I need to use them with both my phone and laptop. Unfortunately the connection switching isn't seamless either. I often need to manually restart the connection when switching the device even if it should just pick up the input from whichever device is outputting a sound.

Another issue with the multi-device feature is that it can't be used with the better LDAC codec which would provide a much better sound quality. It gets even worse if I want to use the built-in mic on the headphones. Then the available codec drops to a mono quality. This however is not the headphones fault. It's actually a limitation of the Bluetooth protocol itself as it doesn't provide enough bandwidth for the bidirectional high fidelity stream.