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    Off topic a bit, but some years ago I bought a Tiffany style table lamp. The upright part was metal, and it appeared to have a cast-iron base.

    Yesterday, the pole just fell over, and the base stayed on the table!

    It seems that the base is NOT cast-iron, but wafer thin plastic painted to look like cast iron. It has bio-degraded, and just crumbled into pieces, so the lamp is now useless.

    I rang Q to see if they could do anything. They located my order (it cost about 50) but the description does not mention the base is cast iron, therefore they could not do anything.



    They also said it was 8 years since I bought it, so I wasn't expecting them to do much, but I am still annoyed about the cheap bio-degradable plastic base, a real con.

    They don't seem to sell any of these Tiffany lamps these days.
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    ADVERTISING
    Here is a video review - - - -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8qMYKNutb4
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    I received mine within a few minutes of the start of the 1-hour delivery slot from DPD. No doubt they would still have been "in process" if I'd ordered them from Q!

    I am very impressed with the noise cancelling, it's better than I thought. The bass is good, but I find the treble is a bit too much, probably because it has a better treble response than I'm used to.

    To Beading Belle - - - - one of the Bose reviews said the 1ft charging lead was too short, so Bose said they would send out a 1m one for free. I found it too short as well, so I rang CS. After a bit of procrastination, they sent me one, which I received today (not opened it yet).

    Are you going to try them before you "gift" them? If so, what do you think?
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    My daughter thinks they are great (I haven't tried them yet), she has being using Bose headphones for the last 5 years so used to them, but these are way better with noise cancelling. She hasn't mentioned the charging lead being short so will get her to check and call CS if she finds them shorter. Did you call Bose direct or PT first? Thank you.

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    I called Bose.

    The existing one is only 1 ft.

    It may not even be long enough to reach from a wall socket down to the floor to charge the headphones, if you use a USB charging plug.
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    I got the QVC ones to try as I needed to know if I could cope with wearing them for longer than the 20 minutes I can bear buds in - and the on-ears hurt me within minutes.

    I'm a bit disappointed with the sound, though. The noise cancelling is superb, and exactly what I wanted, but my music is dull (for want of a better description). The buds that came with my iPhone are clear, with great tones and base. These have nowhere near the clarity.

    Is this normal or do I have a dodgy set?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stratobuddy View Post
    Off topic a bit, but some years ago I bought a Tiffany style table lamp. The upright part was metal, and it appeared to have a cast-iron base.

    Yesterday, the pole just fell over, and the base stayed on the table!

    It seems that the base is NOT cast-iron, but wafer thin plastic painted to look like cast iron. It has bio-degraded, and just crumbled into pieces, so the lamp is now useless.

    I rang Q to see if they could do anything. They located my order (it cost about 50) but the description does not mention the base is cast iron, therefore they could not do anything.

    They also said it was 8 years since I bought it, so I wasn't expecting them to do much, but I am still annoyed about the cheap bio-degradable plastic base, a real con.

    They don't seem to sell any of these Tiffany lamps these days.
    I think the one I have is the same though I did not buy it from QVC. Mine has not broken yet but it is a con.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alter ego View Post
    I got the QVC ones to try as I needed to know if I could cope with wearing them for longer than the 20 minutes I can bear buds in - and the on-ears hurt me within minutes.

    I'm a bit disappointed with the sound, though. The noise cancelling is superb, and exactly what I wanted, but my music is dull (for want of a better description). The buds that came with my iPhone are clear, with great tones and base. These have nowhere near the clarity.

    Is this normal or do I have a dodgy set?
    It sounds like they may be faulty.

    Have you tried them plugged in directly to the music source, instead of Bluetooth?

    But if they are too uncomfortable, it probably doesn't matter anyway.

    I find that they are not as comfortable as they said on Q, but an hour is probably enough for me at a time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stratobuddy View Post
    It sounds like they may be faulty.

    Have you tried them plugged in directly to the music source, instead of Bluetooth?

    But if they are too uncomfortable, it probably doesn't matter anyway.

    I find that they are not as comfortable as they said on Q, but an hour is probably enough for me at a time.
    Not yet - didn't know I could. I'll be looking through the manual tomorrow and let you know how it goes.

    Thanks for the reply.
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    It should have a lead with 3.5mm jack plug on one end, and 2.5mm on the other end, which plugs into the headphones. The larger end plugs into your music device. When you plug it in, Bluetooth automatically turns off, and you then get twice as much battery life.
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