What wireless ear buds do you use?

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  1. jerryk macrumors 601

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  2. Kaikidan macrumors newbie

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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)
     
  3. jmarttu24 macrumors member

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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.
     
  4. sparksd macrumors 68020

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    I also have these and like them. Definitely better sound quality than my AirPods.
     
  5. Night Spring, Jun 12, 2019
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    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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    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.
     
  6. jerryk thread starter macrumors 601

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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.
     
  7. Night Spring, Jun 12, 2019
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    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
     
  8. Kaikidan macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  9. Night Spring macrumors G5

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    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.
     
  10. jagolden macrumors 6502a

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    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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    Yeah, I've got a different TaoTronics adapter than the one you linked to and it works great with my A/V receiver that doesn't support BT - no audio lag with video at all.

    https://www.amazon.com/TaoTronics-Bluetooth-Transmitter-Receiver-Simultaneously/dp/B01EHSX28M
     
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  14. AtikCzaTok macrumors member

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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.
     
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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.
     
  16. jerryk thread starter macrumors 601

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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.
     
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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.
     
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    I use first gen airpods. Best apple innovation in a while in my opinion. They're worth every penny
     
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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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    I have not had any issues.
     
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    Air Pods gen 1. I am intrigued with AtikCzaTok’s use of the Aftershokz Trekz Air phones. Can bone conduction reproduce the nuances of instrument timbre?
     
  23. AutomaticApple macrumors 65816

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    The greatest wireless earbuds to ever exist!
     
  24. hancuriang macrumors member

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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...
     
  25. smooth0906 macrumors newbie

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    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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