What wireless ear buds do you use?

jerryk

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When on the iPad I use my Shure SE215 and KZ AS10 with the Xiaomi Bluetooth Adapter: https://br.gearbest.com/headphone-accessories/pp_663674.html

I have the original Bluetooth adapter from the KZ one, but it has delay on video, the xiaomi one has a nice audio quality, no delay and a pretty decent build for the price, so I prefer to use it. KZ + Mi Adapter will cost you +- 100USD. its not as beautifull as thosse small bluetooth earbuds, but does a pretty decent job (also better sound quality)
 

jmarttu24

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Bose soundsport wireless. They have great sound and stay in your ears during workouts and work great while talking on the phone. I wouldn't buy them through amazon as I did and got pair that was old and the battery was poor. I contacted bose and they said the warranty was up (I had them less than a year, so amazon had been sitting on them awhile) they said no worries, sent me a brand new pair with a new warranty at no cost. Battery life is about 6 to 8 hours while streaming music all day.
 

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Bose soundsport wireless. They have great sound and stay in your ears during workouts and work great while talking on the phone. I wouldn't buy them through amazon as I did and got pair that was old and the battery was poor. I contacted bose and they said the warranty was up (I had them less than a year, so amazon had been sitting on them awhile) they said no worries, sent me a brand new pair with a new warranty at no cost. Battery life is about 6 to 8 hours while streaming music all day.
I also have these and like them. Definitely better sound quality than my AirPods.
 

Night Spring

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Bose soundsport wireless. They have great sound and stay in your ears during workouts and work great while talking on the phone. I wouldn't buy them through amazon as I did and got pair that was old and the battery was poor. I contacted bose and they said the warranty was up (I had them less than a year, so amazon had been sitting on them awhile) they said no worries, sent me a brand new pair with a new warranty at no cost. Battery life is about 6 to 8 hours while streaming music all day.
I also use Bose. Their customer service is great, perhaps even greater than Apple's! Your experience is typical for me, too. I once went in to a Bose store and asked if they sold USB cables for charging. They said no, but gave me one they had around. Another time I was looking for an extra carrying case for the soundsport, and they gave me that for free. Bose's ear plugs are the most comfortable ones I've worn -- only ones that would be more comfortable are custom made ones molded to your ears. And their sound quality is great. I used to hesitate paying more than $100 for earphones/ headphones, but Bose customer service makes me feel I get my money's worth, and more.
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KZ + Mi Adapter will cost you +- 100USD
Not sure where you are getting a price of $100 USD. I use this.
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B013QJ0...m/images/I/51xhcOXgYxL.jpg&sb-ci-a=B013QJ0W8Q

It's $15.

I'm not counting any cost of the wired earphones, because you use these adapters to turn existing wired earphones into Bluetooth. If you are buying new earphones, just buy a Bluetooth one.
 
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jerryk

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Bose soundsport wireless. They have great sound and stay in your ears during workouts and work great while talking on the phone. I wouldn't buy them through amazon as I did and got pair that was old and the battery was poor. I contacted bose and they said the warranty was up (I had them less than a year, so amazon had been sitting on them awhile) they said no worries, sent me a brand new pair with a new warranty at no cost. Battery life is about 6 to 8 hours while streaming music all day.

I was kind of hoping to not have a wire between the left and right bud. I think they call this "True Wireless" ear buds.
But I can see how that would get rid of the issues with the left or right channel dropping out.

We have a Bose outlet store a few miles away, so I might run over there at lunch. How do I know if I have the "current/latest" version. Is there a model number, form factor, color, or ???.

I do like Bose and use my QC35s all the time when I fly. But there are little bulky to use around the house.
 

Night Spring

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I was kind of hoping to not have a wire between the left and right bud. I think they call this "True Wireless" ear buds.
But I can see how that would get rid of the issues with the left or right channel dropping out.

We have a Bose outlet store a few miles away, so I might run over there at lunch. How do I know if I have the "current/latest" version. Is there a model number, form factor, color, or ???.

I do like Bose and use my QC35s all the time when I fly. But there are little bulky to use around the house.
Bose does have true wireless ones, but they are $200.
https://www.bose.com/en_us/products...html#v=soundsport_free_wireless_midnight_blue

They have announced that they will come out with new models "by end of 2019," so you might want to wait for that.
https://www.bose.com/en_us/better_with_bose/new-headphones.html
 
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Kaikidan

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Not sure where you are getting a price of $100 USD.
I'm Accounting the price of the KZ AS10 (65-75) + the adapter (15-25), normally it wont go more than 80USD for the 2, 100 was just a conservative approach.

Also, KZ offers a bluetooth variant of the same phone, but the bluetooth module ins't as good. so im considering buying the combo, Earbud + adapter, not just only the adapter for a pair you already have at home.
 

Night Spring

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I'm Accounting the price of the KZ AS10 (65-75) + the adapter (15-25), normally it wont go more than 80USD for the 2, 100 was just a conservative approach.

Also, KZ offers a bluetooth variant of the same phone, but the bluetooth module ins't as good. so im considering buying the combo, Earbud + adapter, not just only the adapter for a pair you already have at home.
Gotcha. I just thought it useful to point out that a good adapter can be had for between $15-$30, and can be used to turn existing wired headsets and earphones into Bluetooth.
 

jagolden

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Hi,

Since the headphone jack has been eliminated with the iPad Pro I need to get some wireless ear buds.

I tried Air Pods and they just did not feel comfortable, so took them back. I also tried Tozo T10 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07J2Z5DBM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1) and the left channel drops out every minute or so.

So what are you using?

I prefer to stay under $150 if possible
I really like my PowerBeats3. So much so I bought a spare pair. You can find them new on Amazon and sometimes Target/Best Buy for $100.
 

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AtikCzaTok

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I use the Aftershokz Trekz Air.

I use them in the following situations:
- Mowing the grass (insert ear plugs and you're good to go)
- Walking the dog around the neighborhood (I can hear what's going on around me)
- At work

Pros
- I love the technology
- I hear nuances in the music I never heard before
- They are moderately priced
- They can pair to two devices
- They pair faster, and more consistently than my Gen 1 Airpods.

Cons
-The only knock against them is the battery. They take a long time to charge.
 

smooth0906

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I use the Jabra Elite 65t. They sound great and they have an app where you can adjust the equalizer. Comfortable too. The price is about 119.00. They have a newer version also.
 

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I use the Jabra Elite 65t. They sound great and they have an app where you can adjust the equalizer. Comfortable too. The price is about 119.00. They have a newer version also.
Saw those on Amazon. Looked nice, but did not rate very well. Also comments about dropped connections which is a killer for me.
 

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Saw those on Amazon. Looked nice, but did not rate very well. Also comments about dropped connections which is a killer for me.
Not my experience at all since purchasing the Jabra Elite 65t last year. Never experienced dropped connection. Many reputable review sites rate them at the top for best quality audio.
 

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I use first gen airpods. Best apple innovation in a while in my opinion. They're worth every penny
 

RudySnow

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I use BOHM’s in-ear buds. Only $20 from Amazon Prime. Extremely comfortable, comes with a ton of different bud sizes, and good bass. The leather accents are a nice touch.

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hancuriang

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First gen airpod (notice the singular).

The airpods are super small. It’s good you didn’t keep the airpods, or else the toilet will take one of them (true story).
I also have generic bt headphones...
 

smooth0906

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Not my experience at all since purchasing the Jabra Elite 65t last year. Never experienced dropped connection. Many reputable review sites rate them at the top for best quality audio.
[doublepost=1560445806][/doublepost]I agree with Richard.8655. I never had a dropped connection. Also the app I had mentioned previously makes the experience of using them even better.
 
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