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Which ones are better overall?

  • Bose Soundsport Wireless

    Votes: 7 77.8%
  • Powerbeats3

    Votes: 2 22.2%

  • Total voters
    9

rpearlberg

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May 22, 2010
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I don't go to the gym often (if ever) but might go for the occasional run or workout. Which would be best mainly just for listening to music every once in a while, not daily gym use.
 

rpearlberg

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May 22, 2010
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Also should throw Jaybird X3 into the mix....

Still can't make up my mind.
 

clerkpalmer

macrumors 6502
Sep 20, 2016
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Soundsport. Better sound. Better fit. Haven't used X3 but have used X2 and Freedoms and they are fussy to fit.
 

clerkpalmer

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Sep 20, 2016
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No experience with pb 3 but owned the 2. Unless the sound has dramatically improved I would go with the Bose.
 

clerkpalmer

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Sep 20, 2016
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Re-reading your post, you say you don't go to the gym that often. Based on that, I might give the Jaybird's a look since a good fit isn't critical. You might also check out the RBH EP-SB headphones. Hands down best sounding BT in ear's I have heard. If you research them you will find stellar reviews from audiophile sources. They work fine for the occasional gym trip too. If sound is a priority, they are your best bet.
 
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rpearlberg

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Original poster
May 22, 2010
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Honestly it's one of those things that I don't "need", but have in my head that I want. I'm traveling tomorrow for the holiday and currently have the PowerBeats3 and the Bose Soundsport, both still new in the box. Trying to decide which ones to open and keep....

I rarely listen to music as it is, but once I get something in my head that I want, I have to get something! (yes, it's a problem!!)
 

kingston73

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Dec 23, 2015
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I've got the bose and really like them. They are very comfortable and stay in my ears without any issue, plus they sound great. Really good bass response, very clear and a solid 5 hours of battery life. They also seem like they recharge fairly quickly. The only downside is they are large so they won't fit under most types of helmets, I was hoping to be able to wear them while riding my motorcycle but that's a no.
 

NavySEAL6

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Dec 13, 2006
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I'm very happy with PB3. Great sound, never fall out, super battery life, and easy MacOS/iOS device switching thanks to the W1 chip
 

NavySEAL6

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Dec 13, 2006
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I personally think the bose is a better product

That's completely understandable, they make great products. I had Bose Buds I swore by for years and I have one of their wireless speakers, both flawless. However with Apples W1 and deeper ecosystem integration, I'm not really considering Bose any more
 
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