bluetooth stereo headset for working out?

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    Feb 17, 2011 11:08 AM GMT
    Can anybody recommend a good pair of earbud style bluetooth stereo headset for working out? I mainly want to use it when I'm on the treadmill. I bought a pair of Moto S10-HD because it advertises to be sweat-proof... Unfortunately I have a gigantic head, and the thing vice-grips my ears to the point of pain. icon_mad.gif

    I've read OK things on the Plantronics BackBeat, but apparently doesn't handle sweat well.

    There's this new product by the Philips Actionfit line, sweat-proof and washable -- but it's expensive and only available on Apple's web site -- and most of the reviews are so negative that it doesn't seem worth it to even try it.

    Surely there are other choices? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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    Feb 17, 2011 1:48 PM GMT
    I have the Lady Gaga heartbeats......They're ok. I love how the cord doesn't get tangled.....but they don't stay in the ear very well. The bass is ok.
  • DuggerPDX

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    Feb 17, 2011 2:15 PM GMT
    The Moto S9's are more comfortable, but I have gone through a set of them every 6 months or so for the last couple of years. They do not hold up well when they get sweaty. I just started using the S10's. Agree about them being slightly less comfortable, but they have a better range.
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    Feb 17, 2011 2:57 PM GMT
    All earbuds fall out for me! tangled wires, makes me nuts. I'm ready to try Velcro. I can't give in and listen to the awful music the gym plays.
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    Feb 17, 2011 3:35 PM GMT
    You might want to look at this "W Series Sony Walkman Mp3 Player", they are as big as blue tooth headset, with 2GB memory and sweat proof and extremely light as well.

    http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=8198552921666141653

    I bought one for my brother-in-law as a Birthday gift and he loves them.
  • Celticmusl

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    Feb 17, 2011 3:39 PM GMT
    For the moto did you switch out to the correct size of ear "buds". I thought the more larger ones would be more comfortable because more cushion/gel equals comfort. I was wrong, I'm using the smallest buds and it's now very comfortable. It did take a couple of times of using it before it became comfortable though.
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    Feb 17, 2011 3:47 PM GMT
    Celticmusl saidFor the moto did you switch out to the correct size of ear "buds". I thought the more larger ones would be more comfortable because more cushion/gel equals comfort. I was wrong, I'm using the smallest buds and it's now very comfortable. It did take a couple of times of using it before it became comfortable though.


    Yes I did try all the earbuds and did find a pair that was ok. And I think I will eventually get used to the way the S10's fit and feel. It sure beats wires, and now that Apple's iOS supports more of the bluetooth protocols you can pause, forward, reverse and change the volume right from the headset.
  • FredMG

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    Feb 17, 2011 6:35 PM GMT
    cool thread!

    I'm ghetto, I route the cord for my ipod/phone through my tshirt to keep it from tangling.
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    Feb 17, 2011 6:39 PM GMT
    Check out Sony. I have an awesome BT device (sorry don't have the model but I'll it when I'm done with my lunch)
    About the size of your pinky finger and clips on. Has a mike and all the controls for phone and playback/pause/track forward and back/volume but the BEST is it uses ANY head phone/earbud via a 3.5 mm jack. Your favourite head gear will work. I bought mine the Sony store. Kinda pricey but I love it!
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    Feb 17, 2011 7:12 PM GMT
    asnextdoor saidYou might want to look at this "W Series Sony Walkman Mp3 Player", they are as big as blue tooth headset, with 2GB memory and sweat proof and extremely light as well.

    http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10551&storeId=10151&langId=-1&productId=8198552921666141653

    I bought one for my brother-in-law as a Birthday gift and he loves them.



    You bought them for him...why don't you use them too? Just askin.
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    Feb 17, 2011 7:19 PM GMT
    FredPDX saidcool thread!

    I'm ghetto, I route the cord for my ipod/phone through my tshirt to keep it from tangling.



    everyone does that...
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    Feb 17, 2011 8:59 PM GMT
    Thanks for everyone's replies so far. Please keep them coming!
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    Feb 17, 2011 9:12 PM GMT
    Celticmusl saidFor the moto did you switch out to the correct size of ear "buds". I thought the more larger ones would be more comfortable because more cushion/gel equals comfort. I was wrong, I'm using the smallest buds and it's now very comfortable. It did take a couple of times of using it before it became comfortable though.


    For me it's not the size of the buds; the circumference of my head is simply too big for this headphone. According to Moto, the back piece is supposed to just "float" behind your neck when worn correctly. As someone who wears a 3X/4X hat, that is just a physical impossibility... icon_sad.gif

    Otherwise I was satisfied with the sound quality of the S10s.
  • bravehound

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    Feb 17, 2011 9:56 PM GMT
    My best success is with earbuds that are plastic (like the white ipod ones) with a foamy slipcover to keep them put when they're in the ear.

    But I use these, and they're pretty versatile (cheaper elsewhere, too):
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Sennheiser+-+Adidas+Earfit+Sound+Isolating+In+Ear+Headphones/9661379.p?id=1218140271242&skuId=9661379

    They come with lots of sizes for the rubber in-ear tips, and a couple size variations for the 'bud' style (that don't go into the canal). The fin is a bit odd at first, but it actually helps keep it put

    If you have your mp3 player on your arm, you don't use the bulky extender piece, and it's the perfect length. While I've yearned for a lightweight wireless headset, I haven't found one I can rely on staying in place yet.

    Best of all (and the reason I got these) is they're sweatproof. I've replaced many earbuds, due to frequent running workouts where sweat eventually breaks them. These are holding up really well, and don't sound as tinny as many sweatproof earphones.