BeatsX alternative?

juanm

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Right, so I I’ve used BeatsX for a while but I’ve had quite a few issues with them and was thinking about getting something else

1st pair started flashing red/white (battery issue, quite frequent apparently) after less than a year and was replaced by Apple
2nd pair started showing the same issue. Again replaced by Apple
3rd pair now has lost sound in the right side. It seems to be a recurring hardware issue with cables coming loose inside.

I take great care of them, never got them caught into anything, and they look like new.

What do you recommend?
-My only request is that they work seamlessly across devices. The Beats were great because I switch between devices very frequently, and I could just go from iPhone to iPad to Mac with a single tap/click.
-They must be small (in-ear) as I often wear them underneath ear defenders.
-I’d prefer semi-wired like the BeatsX rather than completely wireless like the Airpods so that I can leave them hanging around my neck
 
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TopherMan12

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Here is a dirt cheap option from Amazon that I have used:


Works really well and sounds decent. As you can see, it has really good reviews. Unfortunately, it only allows two devices to be paired.
 

juanm

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Here is a dirt cheap option from Amazon that I have used:


Works really well and sounds decent. As you can see, it has really good reviews. Unfortunately, it only allows two devices to be paired.
Thanks, I’ve bookmarked them. It turns out Apple is going to replace them again, so the question is again postponed by a few months (which at this point is how long I expect the BeatsX to last...)
 
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