Best bluetooth headset in the market?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by ksuyen, Mar 18, 2015.

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Which bluetooth headset is the best?

  1. Mpow®

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  2. Soundpeats QY7

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  3. SoundBot®

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  4. Senheisser

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  5. MaxWave

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  6. Bluedio

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  7. LG

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  8. Beats

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  9. Photive

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  10. Other

    21 vote(s)
    42.0%
  1. ksuyen macrumors 6502a

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    Obviously I am going to get one, but with so many good bluetooth headset right now, I don't know which one to choose.
     
  2. bbeagle macrumors 68040

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  3. Runt888 macrumors 6502a

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    Second this.

    Op - there was a long thread about this already, with the Jaybirds receiving a lot of mentions.
     
  4. briankeith513 macrumors 6502a

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  5. slenpree macrumors 6502a

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    the JayBird BlueBud X's are great for rock music! carry a lot of weight in the low end without being overwhelming - like a clear but prominent bass, and clear separation in the mid's and mid-highs. I think there a tiny roll off the very high end.
     
  6. Fireproof! macrumors 6502a

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    I'll be interested in this thread and other's experiences and recommendations.

    I have used a couple in the past that I didn't like.

    More recently (year or so ago) I bought the Jaybird Bluebuds X and they have been great for the most part. My problem is that the provided earbuds didn't work for me - none of them fit well and would eventually slide out of my ears a bit when working out. And when that happens, you lose the tight seal and the good bass and volume goes away.

    I tried to solve it with Comply Foam tips which I love, but the stems on the Bluebuds are so FAT that combined with the foam, they are hard to get in my ears. (Maybe my canals are smaller than average, I dunno). Anyway - the fit is hard to get right and isn't always comfortable.

    Other than that - they had great sound, volume, bass for what I was wanting. Battery life was okay. Could've been better.


    In anticipation of getting the Apple Watch, and upon tearing my Comply Foam tips, I went ahead and bought a couple new Bluetooth Headsets that have gotten decent reviews:

    Jabra Rox. Similar to Bluebuds. Smaller stem (apparently) and Comply Foam tips made to work with it. Look forward to trying these.

    Sol Republic Shadow Wireless. They are a similar style as the LG Tones with the piece you wear on your collar - but that should provide better battery life and lighter buds in the ears. Right now they are only available at Best Buy, but will be released at other retailers in a month or two I read.

    Both are arriving today so I look forward to checking them out.
     
  7. Armen macrumors 604

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    Are we talking about a bluetooth headset to have a phone call on or bluetooth headphones that also work for talking?

    I use these for talking and listening to music at work and while running.

    LG Tone Pro ($54 online)

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  8. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    My Beats Studio Wireless are the best I have even used. Kills the outside noise and has great sound quality. The rechargable battery lasts for a long time. I have tried Bose and Parrot and none come close!
     
  9. Lucifer666 macrumors 6502a

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    thanks!

    For me It's the choice between having the wireless in your ear or somewhere else.

    Eventually, the in-ear bluetooth (or whatever) will be great. I'm just not sure that's today though, as they are a tad bulky. But Bluetooth LE is really good. Then gain, it's been two years since it tried them
     
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  11. Armen macrumors 604

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    These headphones are so comfortable you forget they are around your neck. The buds are magnetic so they attach to the ends. It easily hides under a shirt collar also.
     
  12. AreYouIn? macrumors 6502a

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    How long have you had these? I work for a company that sells LG Tones, in customer service, and they are our number one accessory replacement under warranty. 9 times out of 10 when the customer starts "I need a warranty replacement for my headphones" it's LG Tones. I've never bought them for that reason. Everyone has them though.

    Does anyone know of Bluetooth headphones that are like Apple EarPods. I hate noise canceling headphones as I walk my dogs on a busy curved road and I like to hear the cars coming. I have some Jabra Sport headphones but the sound is lacking.
     
  13. scott99 macrumors 6502a

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    Really depends how much you are willing to spend. I got the Bose Soundlink on ear Bluetooth headphones ($249), and it's the best sounding headset I've ever heard, it's like I'm discovering the music all over again, hearing things I've never heard like drum beats and tapping on drum cymbals that I didn't hear on other headphones. Phone calls sound good too. The highs are perfect, and the bass isn't distorted, sounds so pure. Amazing stuff. Comes with a cord too just in case your battery dies (which hasnt's happened to me yet), they become like regular headphones.
     
  14. Armen, Mar 19, 2015
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    Armen macrumors 604

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    Over a year ago? I work with it, sleep with it, run with it..works fine :)

    These aren't noise cancelling.
     
  15. ksuyen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Bose Soundlink sounds good. I assume all of these Bluetooth Headset will be compatible with Watch, right? Hate to buy one now just to discover that it's not working with Watch. The main reason I get one is obviously for running, but also for listening to music while doing some chores around the house without the dangle cables.
     
  16. mdmt619 macrumors member

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    I really like the Plantronics headsets - they've worked well for me and got good reviews.

    I have the Backbeat Fit (workout headphones) as well as the Backbeat Pro (over-the-ear headphones with noise canceling, etc). The Pros got really good reviews on Head-Fi (audiophile forum), which convinced me to get them over the Senns that The Verge recommends. I really like them so far - great sound, good fit, and much better range than other BT headsets.

    I'm even considering getting the Backbeat Go for commuting, but they still seem a little clunky and have poor battery life. Beats earbuds look like a good bet as well, but are more expensive.
     
  17. Finiksa macrumors 6502a

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    Yup.
     
  18. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020

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    Probably the Sennheiser Momentums (over-ear/wireless). The reviews are incredibly positive (and if they are anything like my wired pair, will blow the more mainstream options out of the water). They are hella expensive though if you just want something to sync with your Watch for the occasional song/phone call.
     
  19. Fireproof! macrumors 6502a

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    I can't imagine using any over-the-ear wireless cans with the watch. They are too heavy, hot, and bulky to work out in. I wouldn't even go for a walk with these.

    So then - if I'm not in motion, but stable in an office or at my desk or at home - I'll just plug nice cans directly into my phone. No need for wireless at all and as we know, we can get better sound at a cheaper price sticking with wired.

    So for Bluetooth Wireless headsets for use with the Watch - it seems the best application is in-ear earbuds of some sort for mobility.

    Just my $0.02.
     
  20. Southern Dad macrumors 65816

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    All good choices listed but the question comes down to what will you use the headset for? Nothing can touch a Blue Parrot for communication. Go to any truck stop, look what the drivers are wearing. There's a reason.
     
  21. Fireproof! macrumors 6502a

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    That's another use case I didn't really think about - business calls.

    Because wouldn't you just pair directly to the iPhone which you have to keep with you and use it to make calls on anyway???

    So when someone asks for bluetooth headset for the Apple Watch - my assumption is that they want something they can use with watch only (like at the gym, pool, or what not). And in that case, it's really to listen to music or podcasts or audio books. Not really for communication.

    Maybe the OP can clarify what he is specifically going to use it for...

    R
     
  22. dandrewk macrumors 6502

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    Poll fail, major fail, for not including the Jaybirds. No point in even voting.

    I'm not sure where the O.P. got the list, but ANY google search for bluetooth headsets will prominently mention Jaybird.
     
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  24. Sphyrna macrumors regular

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    Another vote for the Jaybirds from me. I love mine!!
     

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