I just got my SoundBuds Curve and I love them. The best thing is how comfortable they are, I could forget that I’m wearing them. They sound good, I wish they would go a little bit louder but I understand the trade off between battery life, sound quality and volume.
My one complaint, and it’s a big one is the chimes. Most (if not all) Anker Sound products have a chime when you reach full volume, on most things it only bothers me a little bit but on the SoundBuds Curve it’s gotten worse.
For starters, the chime plays at both one notch above full volume and the full volume click. This chime isn’t like others where it’s played in addition to the music, this chime muted the music, has a brief moment of silence, plays the chime, another brief moment of silence before returning to your music.
If you pressed the button 3 times just trying to turn the volume up like most people do, it’s gonna play that chime 3 times before it returns to your music. All the while your music is playing silently in the background.
Last, certain functions in certain apps will cause the chimes to sound, for instance, I’m listening to music and if I take a photo with Snapchat the chime sounds. This is most likely a bug of Snapchats but it’s ruining my listening experience.
My wired headphones never had a chime when I reached full volume and it’s not a feature I need now.
Please please please provide a firmware update for the SoundBuds Curve that gives you the option to turn the chimes off.
Please also provide this as an option for future Anker Sound products.
Thanks for your consideration,