Editor's Note October 2019
The real i200 TWS are still the best performing Airpods and no new evidence exists to us at least right now that you should look further. The fake i200's are probably now best to go for instead of the i80 TWS if your looking for a middle pair. We haven't really reviewed a true budget model as they only make sense for kids. The i200 fakes (non ear sensors) are that bit better than the i80's and are now not far in cost. Please let us know your thoughts on what pair you have or have tried. As always it's pretty hard to find consistency of sources as vendors keep getting listings removed if you find a good supplier.
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i200 fake or regular? Which is best?
After a lot of discussion with people who go tthe fake i200 TWS (those sold on ebay and any without ear sensors) the following is very common!
Some users report constant disconnection which is actually something else. Please note that if like me you find them not a perfect fit you will without thought feel them move out- about to drop! Of course you go apply pressure and push them back in. This registers a touch with the fakes which have a lot more sensitivity than the i200 non fakes. That touch leads to a tap control pausing the play. It's not disconnected but feels like it! So just check that.
That issue I feel is the main reason I prefer the normal i200 TWS. The tap touch control is not so sensitive and you can push them in without this issue. One thing the i200 with ear sensors have as an issue is that the sensors are affected by wind and if for example you cycle wind rushes past and plays havoc shutting off play!
So there you go neither is perfect and I would say this may also be for the Apple airpod clones v2!!!