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Motorola VerveOnes+ Music Edition review

We all remember our first pair of true wireless in-ears. It’s a story we’ll tell our children and our grandchildren.

That memory will flash before our eyes, placed somewhere between our first day of school and watching through the window of the nursing home, rain trickling down the pane, as the aforementioned children drive away.

It’s likely we’ll have been discarded by our families specifically because of our relaying of that story, decades on still grumbling about Motorola’s two-star VerveOnes+ and their shattering of our fledgling true-wireless dreams.

But that was the summer of 2016, and, when Motorola returned to our testing rooms nearly 18 months later with its VerveOnes+ Music Edition in-ears, there was a sense of renewed optimism.

Not least because, of the few discernable differences between each pair’s specification, this new, cheaper option lay claim to what the company describes as “rich HD sound”.

Build and comfort

Despite their reduced price tag, the VerveOnes+ MEs offer much of what made their older cousins such a tantalising prospect to begin with. They’re water- and sweat-proof, offer six EQ presets and can be controlled via the ‘Hubble Connect for VerveLife’ app for iOS and Android, which will also tell you handy stuff like how much power remains before they need another little rest.

Motorola has also included dual integrated mics and full control of Siri and Google Now, bringing its VerveOnes+ range right up to date - and even overtaking many of its competitors, features-wise.

The charging case is a kind of revolving-door-cum-lipstick design, whereby twisting the bottom will reveal the earpieces’ chamber then close the door for a discreet charge. It’s a neat design, let down by its unreliability - there were times during testing we’d tucked the VerveOnes in, seemingly charging, only to find them a couple of hours later with batteries as flat as pancakes.

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Reliability isn’t, in fact, a much of a forte for the VerveOnes+ MEs at all.

While connecting via Bluetooth is as straightforward as you like, we’re reaching the point now where signal cut-outs (to which every manufacturer seems to fall victim from time to time) are becoming less and less acceptable. Using these Motorolas we experience more interruptions than a Paxman interviewee. It has certainly contributed to the Motorolas’ lost stars.

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In terms of the performance, they stay just the correct side of listenable. The midrange and treble can be coarse at times, especially with arrangements where there is little bass weight to weigh the mix down.

It isn’t so sharp as to be unpalatable. It’s just a little lightweight and unrefined.

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That’s effectively the VerveOnes ME’s story: everything is just a little bit off. They struggle with timing when rhythms become complex, lack any sort of punch when hair ought to be let down and forgo expression and dynamics almost completely.

It’s all quite flat. There’s some amount of detail, but so little to differentiate strands other than timbre and notation that there would almost be little point it being any clearer.

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Essentially, the VerveOnes ME are near enough identical in character to the VerveOnes+.

And being cheaper just isn’t enough, especially when Sony’s Award-winning WH-1000X cost only £50 more. VerveOnes, you will always be our first, but this just isn’t working.

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Тип устройства беспроводные наушники
Тип беспроводного соединения Bluetooth
Конструкция вставные (затычки)
Версия Bluetooth 4.1
Радиус действия беспроводных наушников 10 м
Время работы в режиме ожидания 115 ч
Время работы в режиме разговора 12 ч
Микрофон Да
Система активного шумоподавления Да
Неодимовые магниты Да
Чехол/футляр в комплекте Да
Сменные амбушюры Да
Профиль Headset Да
Профиль A2DP Да
Профиль AVRCP Да
Multipoint Да
Складная конструкция Нет
Отсоединяемый кабель Нет
Витой шнур Нет
Удлинительный кабель в комплекте Нет
Тканевая оплетка Нет
Шейный шнурок Нет
Нестандартный дизайн Нет
Съемный аккумулятор Нет
FM-радио Нет
Защита от воды Нет
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Motorola VerveOnes+ True Wireless Earbuds Review

Running is simple enough, so why complicate it with cumbersome headphones that flap around or distract? Motorola hopes you’ll agree with that sentiment, which is why it’s built the VerveOnes+, a pair of wireless earbuds designed to be used while exercising.

The VerveOnes+ are part of Motorola’s recently launched spin-off brand, VerveLife. It’s self-described as a “collection of wearable, wireless and waterproof devices” that are meant to accommodate “on-the-go lifestyles”.

That all sounds great, but there’s a caveat to Motorola’s slick marketing; the VerveOnes+ will set you back an incredible £229.99, which is an especially high price for earbuds that don’t pack in any extra tech like a heart rate sensor.

And while I’ve enjoyed using them, I can’t help but question whether it’s fair to charge customers the price of an Xbox One S for a pair of (admittedly swanky) in-ear headphones.

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Motorola VerveOnes+ Wireless Earbuds – Design and Ergonomics

The VerveOnes+ are genuinely tiny; each bud is about the size of a marble, with a little silicone insert jutting off. They come in a gaudy black-and-orange trim that will split opinion (I think they look fine, for the record), and the only markings are an “L” and “R” to let you know which bud belongs to which ear.

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There’s a single circular button on the backside of each bud that can be used to control music playback or phone calls. And on the other side, there are small pins for charging.

In fact, one of the best VerveOnes+ features is how they charge. The buds come bundled with a small, cylindrical pod made from plastic, and in that same black-and-orange paintjob. A swivel mechanism reveals the inside of the case, which contains two hollow grooves, packed with charging pins, where the buds can sit. Another swivel closes the pod, which can then be plugged in via Micro USB to charge up the buds. You’ll see a faint white glow when the buds are plugged in, so you’ll be able to tell whether the connection is secure.

It’s a great approach, especially as wireless earbuds are notoriously fiddly and easy to lose. The concept of having a secure carry case that can also charge up the earbuds is something rival headphone manufacturers should borrow.

By virtue of the VerveOnes+ dinky form factor, they’re also impressively light. You don’t really notice the weight in your ear; I’d probably compare them to a peanut, but the VerveOnes+ are far less tasty. They fit well in the ear, although I found myself giving them a prod to re-secure the hold at least three or four times over the course of a 5K run, on average – no biggie. The fit is particularly prone to loosening when running down steep hills, thanks to the impact. But they’re comfortable, generally secure, and easy to re-adjust while moving, thanks to the absence of any wires.

Overall, I’d say that the design is what impresses me most about the VerveOnes+. It all seems very considered and well executed. And the fit is impressive for a pair of headphones without ear-hooks or wingtips.

Motorola VerveOnes+ Wireless Earbuds – Features

There’s not exactly an abundance of VerveOnes+ features, unfortunately. The only really sports-focused one is the IP57 certification. That means the earbuds are sweat-proof and waterproof, and can safely be dunked in water to a depth of 3m for up to 30 minutes. Nevertheless, I wouldn’t recommend doing that, and it’s absolutely not wise to go swimming with the VerveOnes+. Take the waterproofing as a handy fail-safe, rather than an absolute guarantee.

What it really means in practice is that you can go running with the VerveOnes+ in the rain, which is obviously useful for anyone in the ever-drizzly British Isles. I had no problems using the VerveOnes+ in damp conditions, in any case.

It’s also worth noting that the VerveOnes+ feature integrated dual microphones, so you can use them for taking and making calls. This also means they’re compatible with both Siri and Google Now, which is great if you want to know how tall the Leaning Tower of Pisa is while going for a run, as is often the case. But none of this is particularly unique.

The VerveOnes+ work just fine on their own, but you also have the option of downloading the Hubble Connect for VerveLife app. One of the app’s best features is a map that will show you where your headphones were last connected, in case you lose them.

But most people will find better use from the equaliser, which gives you six different audio profiles to play with: Bass, Live, Brilliant, Balanced, Rhythm and Moto Sound. I’ll talk more about the sound in the next section, but I was glad there was at least some audio customisability.

But the Hubble Connect app isn’t without its problems. For instance, you can only connect to the app if you’ve docked both buds in the case. That means if you want to try out different equaliser settings on a song, you’ll have to keep re-docking the buds to switch between the modes. It’s more frustrating than it’s worth, honestly. Connecting to the app can also be a little iffy too, so you definitely need patience.

Perhaps my chief complaint would be that it would be nice to have some fitness-specific features, like distance-tracking or a heart rate monitor. Rival headphones, such as the Jabra Elite Sport, have managed to include a HRM for the same price, so why didn’t Motorola offer a more rounded package?

Motorola VerveOnes+ Wireless Earbuds – Sound and Performance

Performance was generally fine with the VerveOnes+. I’ve used them for a few months now, and I’ve only experienced a handful of connection drop-outs. And pairing a phone with the VerveOnes+ via Bluetooth takes a matter of seconds – they start searching for a device as soon as they’re out of the case. The range is good too; I can vouch for the 33ft Bluetooth range, although I can’t see why you’d ever need it.

The main niggle I have on the performance front is the consistency of the charging mechanism. A couple of times, I pulled out the VerveOnes+ for a run, only to find that they were completely drained, despite having been plugged in for hours. The buds always seemed secure in the dock, so I can only assume the charging pins are temperamental, or easily loosened.

But once charged, battery life was impressive. Motorola claims that the VerveOnes+ can manage 12 hours of music playback, but that’s by topping it up using the charging case. The buds themselves will last around 3 hours on a single charge. I never pushed that to its limits, but I used the VerveOnes+ for several one-hour runs over the course of a week without emptying the battery cells. I also used the headphones for a full working day while sat at my desk. This probably amounted to around four to five hours of music playback, and the VerveOnes+ survived well enough.

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Sound was alright too, although if you’re a real audiophile, these probably aren’t the buds for you. I’d put them on par with the earbuds I got bundled with my Samsung Galaxy S7. I found better sound from the Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless headphones, for instance.

The problem is that the audio isn’t well defined, which can be a problem when you’re using them while exercising, due to the potentially heightened ambient noise. There’s plenty of bass for such small buds, but it’s thick and lacks subtlety. And the treble lacks the sharp clarity you’d expect from expensive buds – although sticking the “Brilliant” profile on does improve this somewhat.

The worst part of the audio package is the volume – it’s quite poor, and doesn’t offer sufficient loudness to get you really pumped while working out in a noisy environment, nor even just listening on the tube or a busy train. You might forgive this considering the dinky size of the VerveOnes+, but similarly small earbuds manage better, so I’m not convinced.

That said, if all you want is to jam out while going for a run around the park with your wireless headphones, you’ll manage just fine.

Should I buy the Motorola VerveOnes+ Wireless Earbuds?

While the VerveOnes+ are undeniably expensive, they’re not the only sport headphones with premium price tags. Bragi’s The Dash headphones will set you back a lofty £249.99, but come with 4GB of built-in storage for saving songs.

But there are certainly cheaper options. The Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless headphones can now be purchased for as little as £110, and even feature a built-in heart-rate monitor – although the two buds are connected by wires. Jabra has a truly wireless pair in the form of the Jabra Elite Sport on the horizon, so they’re potentially worth waiting for. And then there are Apple’s (highly controversial) AirPods, which cost a slightly higher £159 – still undercutting the VerveOnes+.

With average sound and a dearth of features, the VerveOnes+ is a hard sell. Their real worth is in their ergonomics – they don’t get in the way, the charging case is awesome, and the fit is reasonably secure. The VerveOnes+ might not be standout headphones, but they’re generally reliable, and that might be enough to justify the ludicrous price tag for some people.

But personally, I’d rather trade off the useful design for better sound and more features.


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Motorola VerveOnes True Wireless Earbuds Review

The Bluetooth wireless movement for earbuds was not without a bit of contention. If they still have a cable, albeit not having to attach to a mobile device, are they really wireless? Fortunately, some manufacturers also asked the same question, and they were hot on the heels to deliver a truly wireless earbud (no wire, whatsoever).

Years ago, the Bragi Dash was the first imagining of a completely wireless earbud device, but fast forward to today and there’s other key players, including Earin, who don’t want to miss out on the fun. Many consumers probably don’t know that Motorola is now part of the action. Its new earbud is called the VerveOnes and we’re reviewing them for you today.


Price: $199 on Amazon Available: July 2016 Model: Motorola VerveOne/SH001

Summary: The Motorola VerveOnes is no where near perfect, but it does a couple things very right. The carrying case looks and works great, and the earbud ergonomics is spot-on. We just wish that the audio delivery was more refined, which will likely keep it off our list of best headphones for working out.

What We Liked

  • Well-thought-out carrying case, which doubles as a battery pack
  • Easy to use
  • Snug and secure fit, even while working out

What We Didn’t

  • They’re fairly large
  • Right earpiece would sometimes cut off
  • Audible hiss is present
  • Audio quality leaves to be desired

VerveOnes Specs

Frequency RangeUnknown
Bluetooth StandardVersion 4.1
Bluetooth Range33 feet
Battery Life3 hours of playback (12 hours total with periodic charging from case's battery)
Weight68 grams
Rechargeable Battery
Carrying Case
Eartip SizesS, M, L (single and double flange)


On the surface, there’s not a lot to the VerveOnes earbuds. That’s the point after all, to minimize how much you have to carry around to get your tunes. However, because all you get are earpieces, handling needs some extra thought. Motorola’s solution is a snazzy cylindrical capsule that greets you upon opening the packaging.

There’s nothing spectacular about the hard plastic build, but it’s obvious that the case’s appeal is in the simplicity and efficiency. As I saw the earpieces lay nicely nestled in their dedicated pockets, I questioned, “What’s to keep them from falling out?” I then quickly noticed that the ridged part of the case is actually a twist-able knob. When you turn it, the inner plastic rotates and the earpieces become hidden within the unit. Great idea, Motorola.

The case design makes it effortless to remove/place the earbuds. A snug fit ensures they won’t easily fall out. The opening rotates to completely enclose and protect the earbuds.

You hear a satisfying click when they’re 180 degrees around, which means that there’s a little bit of force opposing rotation (to help against inadvertently opening the case and potentially losing the earbuds). My only complaint is that there’s no clearance between the case’s housing and the top of the earpieces when they go under, resulting in a plastic-to-plastic rubbing that may cause chaffing over time.

You’d be correct to expect the earpieces to be a little on the large side. After all, everything is packed into them (Bluetooth radio, sensors, battery, etc.). Design-wise, Motorola also aims for simplicity/effortlessness here. The earpieces are essentially fat, oval capsules, split between hard plastic on the outer half and a rubbery, silicone-like material on the inner half. There’s a distinct button on the outer surface, which is garnished with a silver ring.

The VerveOnes aren’t necessarily lookers, but they’re functional and easy to use.

Rather than have their on microUSB port for charging, the earpieces charge through the case. A set of five connector contacts on the belly of the earpieces line up with pins within their slots in the case. The shape of the slots don’t allow you to orient them incorrectly, and you get a satisfying snap when you push them in.

The earbuds easily connect and snap into place in the case. The shape of the openings don’t let the user insert the earpieces the wrong way.


I was surprised at how short the ear nozzles are on the VerveOnes. The stock ear tips are also short. I immediately knew that I wouldn’t get an appropriate seal out of the box. And earphone users know, seal is of the utmost importance. Fortunately, Motorola not only includes differently sized ear tips in the packaging, but double-flange ones too. These extend further and gave me a sufficient seal.

As suggested earlier, expect that the large earpieces stick out of the ear somewhat. Thankfully, the fit is snug and the earpieces stay in place. This is largely due to how lightweight they are. Part of the appeal of completely wireless earbuds is the convenience for workouts, and the VerveOnes can take it on without falling out.

Despite being large, the rubbery material and lightweight construction ensure an appropriate fit.

It’s reasonable to expect somewhat of a learning curve to get started with an earbud that just has a single button. Motorola of course packs multiple functions into it. But getting up and running is actually as simple as it can be. The earbuds know when you remove them from their silos and place them within your ears; they start up right away. In the first use, you’re greeted by a voice that tells you to pair them with your mobile device, and viola.

However, the playback controls are a different story. You’ll need to read the manual for that part. It’s important to note that the VerveOnes don’t utilize a touch sensor, like on the Bragi Dash, for instance. Control is only through button presses. Therefore, you won’t get as many functions or intuitive controls (like swiping up or down to adjust the volume). It’s interesting that although both earpieces have their own button, they both do the same thing. In contrast, the Bragi Dash puts different controls on each earpiece. Motorola’s priority may have been that of simplicity.

Each earpiece has the same single button on top, which has a nice, tactile click. Underneath is an LED indicator that blinks red when the earbuds are low on battery.

You actually can’t change the volume from the earpieces. It can only be done through the mobile device. The only playback controls you get with the button are play/pause (single press) and next/previous track (double/triple presses). Motorola also thought about incoming calls. A dual-microphone system allows you to effortlessly take calls, and you can toggle voice command functions through your mobile device (Apple’s Siri or Android’s Google Now).

It’s important to know that the carrying case doesn’t just hold and charge the VerveOnes, but it has its own battery. So you can keep the earbuds charged up even on the go. And the case’s battery can be charged separately, like a power bank. That said, you’d be correct to expect that the earbuds have a lackluster playtime from full to empty, at only about 3 hours. There’s just only so much space in the earpieces for a battery. The case’s battery pack is Motorola’s mitigation for this concern, in which there’s enough for 4 full charges. So not taking into account the charging time, that equates to about 12 hours of playback.

The Bluetooth range is at a healthy 33 feet. But we must mention that we observed the right earpiece cut off at times. We couldn’t figure out what caused it. When it happened, it would struggle to regain a stable connection. We figured out that pausing and restarting the music would fix the issue, so it was just a minor annoyance.


Audio enthusiasts may not expect much audio prowess from such an ambitious earbud or from a company that doesn’t have much of an audio portfolio, but the VerveOnes do come with the promise of “deep, rich HD sound”. To that, I’d say it depends what your reference is. As an audiophile, I’m not overly impressed. Despite being on the “balanced” setting (Motorola provides 6 different EQ profile options), the spectrum is overtaken by a warm, bassy presence. And speaking of which, the bass’ bloated nature makes for a muddiness that significantly takes away from the promise of “HD” reproduction.

It’s not all bad, though. The mid-to-high frequencies come through equally as well. I appreciated that vocals are realistic and that the mid-range didn’t just feel 2-D. Although the perceived soundstage isn’t very wide, the sounds fill out the space that they have quite nicely. Detail captured in the treble region is sufficient, but the drivers can’t grab those upper frequencies.

It’s honestly hard to recommend the VerveOnes from an audio perspective. I just feel like $199 should get you clearer and better defined sound quality. Then there’s also the issue of hiss. All true wireless earbuds seem to suffer from noticeable background hiss, and the VerveOnes is no exception. The music can drown it out, but it’ll rear it’s head around when the audio gets silent.

Final Thoughts

Like most of the completely wireless earbuds on the market right now, the VerveOnes is also a mixed bag. Although, we must keep in mind that this concept is new territory. First-gen devices are never perfect. That said, Motorola did a few things excellently. We loved how simple and efficient the carrying case is, and how easy it is to use the earbuds. We weren’t too impressed with the audio quality, but if you mostly care about the convenience, then the $199 price tag isn’t too shabby.

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