Need Best Wireless Earbuds

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  1. Nidian Smith Suspended

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    What wireless earbuds do you use? I have done some research and all the ones that were rated well, by CNET and others, were $100+. I'm just fishing for some actual human input about which earbuds you use and like. It's best under $50.
     
  2. Relentless Power macrumors Penryn

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    Honestly, for the quality under $50, I'm not sure what type of results you are going to find in terms of quality with Build construction, battery life and audio.

    Being you asked, I Use the AirPods, which retail for $169, the audio is decent, the battery life is excellent and the pairs nicely with the iPhone if you have one. And the portable battery charging case that's included is convenient for carrying the AirPods and charging at the same time.
     
  3. nieks macrumors 6502

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    Same here: AirPods.
    You won't get quality or usability under €50,-. I have not yet seen any true wireless earbuds that are in the same league as the AirPods: decent audio, loving the battery (in combination with the case, i can do two days at least, just the buds give me about 4 to 5 hours). Combine all that with the Apple-fied Bluetooth functions, and you've got a winner.

    Don't go wireless for under €50,-. You'll be disappointed.
     
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    These aren't necessarily ear buds but they are wireless headphones. Plantronics backbeat fit can be bought for about $70 and I love them.
     
  5. Resqu2 macrumors 6502a

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    I use my Bose Soundsport Wireless every day, there not $50 but well worth the money and they are more weather resistant and I need that for outdoor running.
     
  6. sigomez macrumors regular

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    either airpods or Jabra sport elite...neither is under 50 though.
     
  7. dmaxdmax macrumors 6502a

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    If your budget is that tight you should *consider* used. Or wait until your birthday!
     
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    1. AirPods
    2. Jaybird X3 Wireless-In Ear. Rated best for 2018.
    3. Bose SoundSport Wireless
     
  11. Jason Hensley macrumors 6502a

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    AirPods all the way. Spend the extra $$, you'll be glad you did.
     
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  13. Sword86 macrumors regular

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    I know this thread is a little outdated but my suggestion would be to make sure to try airpods for fit before buying. I have several pairs of the wired airpods and they don’t fit my ears. I have been told the BT airpods are exactly the same. I don’t understand why Apple doesn’t offer a few different sizes to choose from. Airpods sit in the opening of the ear, unlike ‘ear buds’ that go into the ear canal and if your ears are like mine, they simply fall out constantly. Surely I’m not the only person with ears airpods don’t fit? Check before you buy. S
     
  14. dmaxdmax macrumors 6502a

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    FWIW I don't know what's different about the airpods but it's an entirely different fit. I can't wear the wired buds for more than a few minutes without them hurting or falling out but I can wear the 'pods for hours at a time. I ordered 4 models and kept the ones that tied for most comfortable -- they tied with the Bose on comfort.

    I don't do high impact exercise so can't speak to that.
     
  15. Sword86 macrumors regular

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    For me it’s that they don’t ‘fit’, period. They seem to be too large. I find I’m always ‘pushing on them’ to get them to hold into/onto my ear. I’m not convinced the BT Airpods would be any better. They don’t have the cable to pull on them but they are likely a bit heavier. I must have about 4 pairs of wired ones in drawers around here. I gave one pair away just last week. The sound is really great, IMO. They just don’t stay in my ears. S
     
  16. Treebark macrumors 6502

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    OP, pretty much this. I’ve had these three, plus over the years dozens of others. I have owned 40+ headphones and in-ear wired as well, some costing up to $2200.

    I understand you want some for $50, but pick from 4RunnerHeaven’s list and come out ahead, instead of trying several cheaper pairs over the months. You’ll come out further ahead.

    I’d suggest the AirPods unless you are using the. A ton for something active. It’d be worth walking ditches and picking up soda bottles. To get the extra money. I prettying much use the AirPods most of the time, and when I’m dedicated listening to music I may grab my Audeze, but that is getting rarer.
     
  17. dmaxdmax macrumors 6502a

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    Hate the wired, love the BT, but didn’t believe it until I tried it. Only purchase any BT from a place where you can return. I like bhphotovideo.
     
  18. nieks macrumors 6502

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    here you are wrong: "they are likely a bit heavier.". Nope, the AirPods are much more comfortable in your ears than the EarPods. Don't judge the product if you haven't tried them. I bought them (Netherlands, so 180 euro's, which equals 210 US dollars) hoping they would fit and that I would like them. It was a bit of a gamble, to be honest.
    In hindsight: I wouldn't have it any other way. They are simple put the best buds I have ever used. No tugging, great fit (better than the EarPods, weirdly), easy controls, and they work like a charm.
     
  19. cmbauer macrumors regular

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    I want to love the Airpods, I have been trying everything under the sun to make them fit in my ears without falling out, but damn not having any luck. The problem now is, nothing matches the convience of the airpods and everything I try simply doesnt hold a candle to the Airpods.

    I am about to buy the Bose, they should stay in the ear.
     
  20. dokindo macrumors regular

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    I couldn't get the airpods to fit either. This is worth a try but didn't work for me.

    Also tried the Bose soundsport free- but the size was obtrusive and I was getting occ dropouts.

    Very happy with the Jabra elite active 65.
     
  21. cmbauer macrumors regular

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    I bought some of that tape to try, just need to find a hole punch. I tried wrapping some tape around top edges and that didnt work. I really want these bastards to work! haha
     
  22. Sword86 macrumors regular

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    Fair enough....I just won’t take a chance on them simply because I have been told the shape is no different than that of the wired ones, so I don’t believe by some miracle they will fit me any better. It’s the shape of them for me....not weight, less or otherwise. I thought my previous post kinda made that clear.

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    FWIW, I have a pair of RHA MA 750 wireless buds. The sound is just fine and the battery life is great. Never an issue with them skipping or failing to connect. After about 3 months of use I find I am not a huge fan of the loops that go over the ears. It would be nice to be able to shape them and have them hold the shape. When I purchased them I started out with those memory foam buds (I forget the brand) but within a month or so they broke down and I replaced them with ones that came with the RHAs originally. I kept the foam ones so next time around I know what size to get. They were great, just a little expensive to keep replacing on a monthly basis.
    I also find the volume controls on the cable remote could use a bit better of an indent so you can find them easier. Otherwise, I recommend them. I paid about $220 CDN for them. S
     
  23. dmaxdmax macrumors 6502a

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    Family of 4 - we bought 4 models - returned 2 - bought additional AirPods - no regrets
     
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