Sorry that you're experiencing some connectivity and power difficulties with your SoundSport Free headphones. I can understand your disappointment regarding this and we'd love to help.
It is interesting how you appear to be getting some charge, however it appears to immediately deplete in battery. We appreciate you taking the time in performing some troubleshooting. Do you mind talking through with us all techniques you have already performed? We wouldn't want to re-advise you to do the same steps!