Best Bluetooth headphones

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  1. DashSatan macrumors 6502

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    Anyone have any recommendations for good bluetooth headphones to listen to music with on iPhone? I usually listen at work but the wire gets distracting so I'm looking for bluefish. Anything around 60. Highest I'll go is 80 I think.
     
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    Do a google search. There are a ton out there. From what I've read from others, it seems the Jaybird, Jawbone, and a few others. But it seems the Jawbone has some of the better reviews from actual users.
     
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    It was a forum search bluetooth headphones. doing this you will get way more info then any one thread could provide. Also sites like Ilounge provide very good reviews.
     
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    Oh, wait, just reread your post, under $80. Those Senn's are $400.. My bad, let me snoop around...
     
  7. labman macrumors 604

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    pretty old but I still love my Plantronics Voyager 855 you can get them less the $50 light weight and sound good. I also like that it's switchable from stereo to mono comfortable and light stays in well. Also sound pretty damn good. :D

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  9. psywzrd, Jul 7, 2011
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    If those are anything like the motorola s10-HD, they sound horrible and are extremely uncomfortable (for me at least). The Rocketfish ones at Best Buy seem to get pretty good reviews (I'm actually picking up a pair today) and I also just ordered the Evere T909S ($30 or so shipped). I've been through several pairs of bluetooth headphones already (Jaybird Freedoms, OutdoorTechnologies Tags, Jabra BT-3030, Motorola S7-HD, Motorola s305, Motorola s10-HD) and all have been flawed. My favorites so far have been the s7-hd (I like the ear hook design in general) but they broke after less than a year and motorola doesn't make them anymore. They sent the s305 as a replacement and I don't like them.
     
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    fyi most headphones set I have tried don't stay on the head well. say at the gym or running, biking etc...
     
  11. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    This was definitely the case with the Jaybird Freedoms - I had to adjust them constantly as they kept falling out of my ears. I used them once and took them right back to Best Buy the next day. I had requested the new ear cushions from JayBird too, but I hated the headphones so much that I didn't even bother to wait until they came. The controls were way too small and cumbersome too/

    I picked up the Rocketfish ones today and I have to say that I'm very impressed so far (albeit with very limited time to use them). They seem very comfortable and the sound is probably the best out of all of the bluetooth headphones I've tried (they have several different sound effect modes). We'll see how they do when I wear them for an extended period at the gym but my first impression of them is very good. Comfort will be key for me, as will the ability to change tracks while I'm on the treadmill, elliptical, etc. - the controls do seem pretty good so far though. I also bought the replacement plan for $12 (I never buy those things but headphones tend to crap out pretty frequently). We'll see how I make out.
     
  12. allisfair macrumors member

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    thank you for recommending these. i picked up a pair at bestbuy canada on sale for $40 (surprised that it was cheaper than usa).

    they sound great and have four 3d sound effects. i like the low one that gives it a bass boost. the included mic also sounded ok to my callers so that was a nice change compared to other bt headphones.

    battery easily lasts my whole work week w/o needing a recharge. i use them on my commutes to work which is about 2hrs back and forth. controls are easy to use and give nice feedback. the fit is okay but will pinch after several hours of use.

    these are the best stereo bt headphones i have used and also the cheapest in comparison to my previous sony, logitech, and jaybird ones.

    as the poster above, you might want the extra warranty cause of the behind the back design, i can see possible breakage like these logitech ones i had.

    barring that design, i highly recommend them.
     
  13. psywzrd macrumors 68030

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    Glad you like them! I've been using these exclusively and I've been pretty happy with them so far. I agree about the fit but I really think that's an individual thing. I would say I have an average-sized head and while these are certainly not uncomfortable, they're not perfect either. I'd much prefer a flexible cord in place of the plastic band but they'd probably have to change the design a bit for that to happen. Still, you can't beat these things for the money.

    They do sound great and the controls are really easy to use (SO much better than the Jaybirds that I had for all of one day). I do wonder if the warranty will cover breakage though. I have a feeling that it will only cover blown-out speakers, etc. I'd actually be surprised if it covered breaking the plastic band.
     
  14. allergy2pc macrumors newbie

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    i can answer a call with bluetooth

    why can i answer a call with BT, but when the call is over and i want to listen to an audio (podcast) file, won't happen.

    makes no sense if you think about it.

    i've been reading for 2 years now about the ad2p or r2d2 or whatever its called, and i had to stop looking for a workaround bc of all of the time i'm wasting.

    just hoping someone might stumble on this question and not give the usual response of "it can't be done"....i keep reading this everywhere.

    i just want to take a call on BT, then listen to my podcast on bluetooth, in only one ear (i need the other one empty so i can hear my girlfriend yelling at me):D
     
  15. allisfair macrumors member

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    sounds like you want it to work with a mono bt headset. i'm not sure if those can stream audio (a2dp).

    if your headset supports a2dp, you can easily talk and then listen to your podcast afterwards. it would actually pause the audio, and resume after you're done talking.
     
  16. darkflounder macrumors regular

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    I'm pretty happy with my Moto S305s. I use them mostly when I'm working in the warehouse. I can keep the phone on my desk and not have to worry about cords. It only drops out when I go into the offices in front, or go out the back door to my truck.

    Decent sound, comfortable and long battery life, but doesn't work well in a loud environment (gym, for example). I've never had it fall off my head (and I've got a pretty big head).
     
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