Best bluetooth high-end headphones?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by holydude, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. holydude macrumors regular

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    Can anyone recommend a good bt headphones?
    I am getting sick of broken headphones due to fcked up cables and connectors.
     
  2. Celebmir macrumors newbie

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    Have not bought any yet but I'm looking to buy Parrot ZIK 2.0.
    They look really interesting.
     
  3. Lorenzo F macrumors member

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  4. campyguy macrumors 68040

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    There aren't any. I've listened to a bunch that my friends own - roughly 20 different brands, and I wouldn't spend more than $10-$25 on any BT headphones.

    If corded cans work for you, spend less than $100 on either a pair of Grado SR60e or SR80e headphones. They sound great, are made in Brooklyn, and have a really long cord you could choke a horse with - no animals have been harmed in the formation of my comment. I'm not a sound snob, but find that the only place for BT headphones is in the gym - if they get crushed during a workout, then it's no loss.

    If it's top end wireless for around the house, I own a pair of Sony MDR-HW700DS - worth every penny.
     
  5. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    Yeah, it's sad that nobody can make bluetooth headphones that are truly awesome. They either sound good and are uncomfortable, or sound like crap and are comfy, won't stay on your head, have battery life problems, etc.. There's always a major flaw.

    The closest I've ever come to Bluetooth headphone bliss is the Jaybird SB1. I owned them for a few years and they worked great; the big flaw is that having a voice conversation through them sounds like absolute, total ASS to the person on the other end of the line. For music they were okay. The foam pads eventually wore away, though, so now they sit in a drawer until I can find new pads that fit.

    I think the SB1/2 has been discontinued; I only see a couple Amazon partners selling them for outrageous prices.
     
  6. FrankHahn macrumors 6502a

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    You may check out Sennheiser MM450-X and MM550-X.
     
  7. MacVibe macrumors regular

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    I have been using these for years:

    http://www.amazon.com/Sony-DRBT50-Bluetooth-Discontinued-Manufacturer/dp/B000PCCLPU

    They are comfy and I think sound great for iTunes quality. They are older and discontinued but use the A2DP spec which I believe goes up to 721 kbps which is for both R/L combined (so, up to 360 kbps stereo).

    I believe the newer releases of bluetooth allow for much better quality (although I am typically satisfied with my 224 kbps iTunes).

    This website has some info on higher quality options:

    http://theheadphonelist.com/wireless-fidelity-making-sense-bluetooth-headphone-technology/

    So, for your question about "best bluetooth high-end headphones", it is up to you to decide what meets a high-end wireless spec, and then look for some comfy cans with large drivers that meets your expectations.
     

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