Recommendations for Bluetooth Headphones

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    Mar 01, 2013 3:10 PM GMT
    Hey guys,

    I am tired from wired headphones at the gym.
    What are your recommendations for comfortable bluetooth sets that aren't too expensive?

    And if you have used one before, what are the main problems that you encountered? Interference from other gym goers with bluetooth sets? Mediocre sound quality? Cut transmissions from the music on the phone?

    Thanks
  • NHLFAN

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    Mar 01, 2013 4:07 PM GMT
    Can't offer an opinion, but my brother just bought Jaybird Bluebuds X and likes them. They weren't inexpensive though. I'm in the market for a pair too, but don't want to spend a ton of money on them.
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    Mar 01, 2013 4:51 PM GMT
    Wow, i just went thru this myself, i hate wired, and i have small ears, so buds didn't work either... I tried,
    Diesel Vector ( Monster) 'over the ear". too small ear cup, great sounds, but cumbersome.
    Parrot Zik, too heavy, comfortable though, but kept fall off during some exercises. They did have the best sound quality (IMO) as there was a EQ feature that synced with your iPhone.
    Ended up with Beats. Comfortable, light, decent sound, 100hr battery life.
    All were in the $300 range.
    hope this helps...
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    Mar 02, 2013 6:22 AM GMT
    I have the heavy motorola one.

    If it fits just right, it sounds great. If the buds are just a little off, it sounds like crap.

    Not compatible with bicycle helmets.
    Creates a huge wind-roaring noise at speed that drowns out the music unless you crank it up to full blast.
    Somehow, the bluetooth signal keeps dropping out, between the back of your head and your front pocket, when you're walking.
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    Mar 02, 2013 6:29 AM GMT
    Bluetooth tech has been around for decades. You'd think they'd get it right by now, right? icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 02, 2013 6:56 AM GMT
    I've had the Jaybirds now for about 6 months and absolutely love them. 6 hours worth of charge, but it's easy to charge. Great sounds. Some very minor reception issues, but nothing major at all.

    Another guy at my gym has them and absolutely loves them, too. Plus, it was a good conversation piece for us as I kept looking for an excuse to talk to him icon_biggrin.gif

    Also, they're really effective for phone calls.

    I really cannot think of a downside to them, and I am a super picky consumer icon_razz.gif

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    Mar 02, 2013 7:09 AM GMT
    I have the Motorola S9. Its older, but still works great with my phone. It has trouble syncing with my laptop and tablet though. The range is great though.
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    Mar 05, 2013 7:16 AM GMT
    Thinking of getting the Jaybird Sportsband.
    Anyone tried it before?

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    Mar 05, 2013 9:03 AM GMT
    No not interested, only SONY's underwater headphones....

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    Mar 05, 2013 9:15 AM GMT
    Haahahahaaa.. icon_lol.gif my favorite too!

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    Mar 06, 2013 8:11 AM GMT
    leviticii saidThinking of getting the Jaybird Sportsband.
    Anyone tried it before?

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    Personally, I wouldn't want these for the gym. They're stylish and all, but I don't think, functionally, they'd work well.

    Sweat would get in the earpads. I would imagine you'd have to limit the volume since there's no noise-leakage-prevention in the design. The Beats would be better for that, but then your ears would sweat from those ear pads.

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    Mar 06, 2013 9:18 AM GMT
    Har19 saidNo not interested, only SONY's underwater headphones....



    Are these available for sale in the US? They look more comfortable than the Moto S9/S10, which are too small for my ginormous noggin...
  • nic_m3

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    Mar 06, 2013 10:07 AM GMT
    leviticii saidHey guys,

    I am tired from wired headphones at the gym.
    What are your recommendations for comfortable Bluetooth sets that aren't too expensive?

    And if you have used one before, what are the main problems that you encountered? Interference from other gym goers with Bluetooth sets? Mediocre sound quality? Cut transmissions from the music on the phone?

    Thanks


    If your looking for sound quality you need to ditch the idea of Bluetooth. Thats like wanting performance and buying a KIA. The Bluetooth frequency was never designed to be used like that. There are plenty of wires options that use creative ways to keep them out of the way.

    That being said if you want the most comfortable headphones with the hands down BEST sound quality for the best price, go with
    Bowers & Wilkins C5
    in ear. you can pick them up for around 150 maybe even better if you scour the web.

    They are made out of high end materials not cheap plastic pieces. They are also Dual driver which is a must if your looking to have a good frequency range. As an added bonus they don't fall out during exercise and while they aren't advertised as waterproof I've never had an issue with sweat in the past year.
  • alby

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    Mar 14, 2013 4:28 PM GMT
    Anything along the lines of headphones that's have apt x technology such as senhaussier Bluetooth headphones are great quality ones. Bluetooth has improved over the years it's getting closer and closer but not yet to wired standards.