My Clip Sport Plus recognizes my MPOW M30 earbuds but does not connect!

Just purchased a Clip Sport Plus and a new set of MPOW M30 earbuds. I searched for devices on my player and it detected my earbuds (Mpow M30) but, it won’t connect. My earbuds connected right away with my son’s Samsung Galaxy phone. I even went as far as doing a restore on my player and didn’t work. I also tried a format and that still didn’t work. My son says that it’s because Clip Sport is not compatible because it’s too old of a model to pair with high tech bluetooth earbuds. Now at this point, I don’t know whether to return my clip sport or my earbuds!