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PhilD

Bluetooth headphones

I know there at least two threads about headphones but couldn't find them, so...

Anyone got any tips for sporty headphones?
franki68

Re: Bluetooth headphones

PhilD wrote:
I know there at least two threads about headphones but couldn't find them, so...

Anyone got any tips for sporty headphones?



the fashion seems to be to buy as big and ugly a pair as you can ,and remember to wear them over your backwards faced baseball cap.
Martin

Indoor or outdoor use?  If outdoor, have you looked at the bone conducting ones (Aftershockz?)?  They got good reviews in the running mags when I was looking for a pit for Lindsay.
Blarno

I have some cheap ebay doofers called Bluesim and they're excellent. They even double as a headest for my phone, which is nice. In ear jobs as well, not massive cans, so great for running/cycling/whatever exercise you do.
PhilD

I'm hoping to use them for running, gym, work. everything. My current day to day pair I hate so need to replace them and I've (stupidly) signed up to run a marathon next year so need to start pounding the streets.
simonp

The issue with in ears is that they really need shoving in there to get the best sound, but then going jogging or whatever is going to dislodge them again. I'd be looking at a pair that can take those custom made rubbery bits if I was exercising with them in. For more general use I'd probably get the Sennheiser Momentums, but the price is wince inducing.

I use wired headphones myself and have some PSBs, but they're massive and I'd never wear them outside. They make those trendy Beats ones look like ear buds!
Martin

I like the idea (safety) of the aftershockzif you're running/cycling outside and I can't get on with in ear headphones either.
Nice Guy Eddie

Ive got Jabras for the gym. They hook over the back of the ear and you really need to jump around a hell of a lot to dislodge them. Only problem is the life of the headphones as you sweat straight into them
franki68

simonp wrote:
The issue with in ears is that they really need shoving in there to get the best sound, but then going jogging or whatever is going to dislodge them again. I'd be looking at a pair that can take those custom made rubbery bits if I was exercising with them in. For more general use I'd probably get the Sennheiser Momentums, but the price is wince inducing.

I use wired headphones myself and have some PSBs, but they're massive and I'd never wear them outside. They make those trendy Beats ones look like ear buds!


the sennheisers are far to good to be used jogging.
PhilD

Nice Guy Eddie wrote:
Ive got Jabras for the gym. They hook over the back of the ear and you really need to jump around a hell of a lot to dislodge them. Only problem is the life of the headphones as you sweat straight into them


Been looking at the Jabras but put off by battery life - how do you find it?

As for hook or the funny little wing things I guess I'll have to try them but current thinking is to not go for hooks as I cant put them in one handed!
PhilD

franki68 wrote:
simonp wrote:
The issue with in ears is that they really need shoving in there to get the best sound, but then going jogging or whatever is going to dislodge them again. I'd be looking at a pair that can take those custom made rubbery bits if I was exercising with them in. For more general use I'd probably get the Sennheiser Momentums, but the price is wince inducing.

I use wired headphones myself and have some PSBs, but they're massive and I'd never wear them outside. They make those trendy Beats ones look like ear buds!


the sennheisers are far to good to be used jogging.


Who said anything about jogging?  
PhilD

Martin wrote:
Indoor or outdoor use?  If outdoor, have you looked at the bone conducting ones (Aftershockz?)?  They got good reviews in the running mags when I was looking for a pit for Lindsay.


They look a bit odd!
PhilD

Blarno wrote:
I have some cheap ebay doofers called Bluesim and they're excellent. They even double as a headest for my phone, which is nice. In ear jobs as well, not massive cans, so great for running/cycling/whatever exercise you do.


Price is good and reviews seem positive, but as with the Aftershockz they look a bit ugly.
Martin

I'm surprised aesthetics are something a prospective 500L buyer would worry about.
Nice Guy Eddie

PhilD wrote:
Nice Guy Eddie wrote:
Ive got Jabras for the gym. They hook over the back of the ear and you really need to jump around a hell of a lot to dislodge them. Only problem is the life of the headphones as you sweat straight into them


Been looking at the Jabras but put off by battery life - how do you find it?

As for hook or the funny little wing things I guess I'll have to try them but current thinking is to not go for hooks as I cant put them in one handed!


I've got the sport pace and they can go for about 4 hours between charges however they are my second set. From experience I wouldn't spend big money on a pair as they don't tend to be too reliable. No problems using the hooks with one hand
PhilD

Martin wrote:
I'm surprised aesthetics are something a prospective 500L buyer would worry about.


yeah but I'm going for full privacy glass on my 500L.
PhilD

Nice Guy Eddie wrote:
PhilD wrote:
Nice Guy Eddie wrote:
Ive got Jabras for the gym. They hook over the back of the ear and you really need to jump around a hell of a lot to dislodge them. Only problem is the life of the headphones as you sweat straight into them


Been looking at the Jabras but put off by battery life - how do you find it?

As for hook or the funny little wing things I guess I'll have to try them but current thinking is to not go for hooks as I cant put them in one handed!


I've got the sport pace and they can go for about 4 hours between charges however they are my second set. From experience I wouldn't spend big money on a pair as they don't tend to be too reliable. No problems using the hooks with one hand


Ordered, thanks!  
PhilD

Jabra Sport Pace. Let's call them J-Pace...

Nice box. Paired easily. Sound ok (bass is the most important thing for me when exercising) but possibly not loud enough. Not the prettiest or most descreet headphones but I'll take that if they prove robust and stay in place. Not tested in the gym or running yet but on the commute they do seem to move around too much when I move my head, maybe they need to loosen up a bit.

Oh and the Bluetooth no wires thing. Amazing! Can't believe it's taken me so long to free myself. Tempted to look at the genuine wireless ones.
Humphrey The Pug

I struggle massively with headphones/earphones; in ear ones come out, buds come out, ones that clip around my ear tend to rub and cause discomfort and big ass headphones make my ears all hot and sweaty.
simonp

PhilD wrote:
Tempted to look at the genuine wireless ones.


They're 229 quid...

http://www.pocket-lint.com/review...e-are-the-airpods-you-really-want
Bob Sacamano

Humphrey The Pug wrote:
I struggle massively with headphones/earphones; in ear ones come out, buds come out, ones that clip around my ear tend to rub and cause discomfort and big ass headphones make my ears all hot and sweaty.


Apparently we've all been wearing our in-ear buds wrong; the correct way is to loop the wire up and back over the top of the ear. That way they sit correctly and there's less chance of them falling out.
simonp

That's how Shure design them to be worn.
PhilD

simonp wrote:
PhilD wrote:
Tempted to look at the genuine wireless ones.


They're 229 quid...

http://www.pocket-lint.com/review...e-are-the-airpods-you-really-want


Maybe not those ones then! The wired ones seem fine for running/gym, and I'd worry about losing wireless ones, but they are bit ugly for the commute.
Giant

PhilD wrote:
simonp wrote:
PhilD wrote:
Tempted to look at the genuine wireless ones.


They're 229 quid...

http://www.pocket-lint.com/review...e-are-the-airpods-you-really-want


Maybe not those ones then! The wired ones seem fine for running/gym, and I'd worry about losing wireless ones, but they are bit ugly for the commute.


Tart!  

No one looks at one another in London, especially during commuting hours, anyhow.
franki68

simonp wrote:
That's how Shure design them to be worn.


they do,unfortunately it looks like you are wearing a hearing aid.
PhilD

franki68 wrote:
simonp wrote:
That's how Shure design them to be worn.


they do,unfortunately it looks like you are wearing a hearing aid.


Eh?
canadian bacon

I have a pair of these for listening to music on when i am out and about..

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/...ailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

They were 25 bucks,not the most expensive or the best, but they do the job and pair up fine with my phone for calls, or my ipod nano if I just want music.


simonp

B&M do wireless earbuds for 10 squid...

http://www.bmstores.co.uk/products/ihip-bluetooth-earphones-305125

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