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Topic # 198878 26-Jul-2016 18:40
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I want to purchase some wireless earbuds for running and would welcome any feedback - happy to pay between $200-$300.

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1599176 26-Jul-2016 18:52
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I love my beats. They are expensive but awesome for running and working out with.

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  Reply # 1599181 26-Jul-2016 19:00
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I brought some Jabra Sport Pace earbuds recently to pair up with with my newish Tomtom sports watch. They were about $150 at Noel Leeming. I'm quite happy with the sound, plenty of bass :-)


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  Reply # 1599192 26-Jul-2016 19:38
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You can't beat AX-610's.... I love them....

https://m.aliexpress.com/search.htm?keywords=ax610





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  Reply # 1599211 26-Jul-2016 20:16
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I ordered these ones. Not expecting much at that price but I thought I'd give it a shot.

 

 


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  Reply # 1599260 26-Jul-2016 21:20
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Almost all wireless buds still have a wire between each ear. I found this way more annoying for running than I thought I would (I had a cheap pair though). I came across these the other day when feeding my Kickstarter addiction; might be worth a look if you want to go really wireless.

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/876321144/fireflies-affordable-wire-free-earbuds

 

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  Reply # 1599262 26-Jul-2016 21:27
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  Reply # 1599264 26-Jul-2016 21:31
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freitasm: Kickstarter is not instant gratification. Nine days to go, the production of months...

 

Hey now, 6 months of emails explaining why deadlines haven't been met ain't gonna send themselves!




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  Reply # 1599294 26-Jul-2016 22:11
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mdf:

 

Almost all wireless buds still have a wire between each ear. I found this way more annoying for running than I thought I would (I had a cheap pair though). I came across these the other day when feeding my Kickstarter addiction; might be worth a look if you want to go really wireless.

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/876321144/fireflies-affordable-wire-free-earbuds

 

Edit: fixing link

 

 

yeah I do have some reservations with the wire...I've also come across these ones https://goo.gl/1puw19 but not sure of their availability.

 

 


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  Reply # 1599296 26-Jul-2016 22:13
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I'd recommend the Meizu MZ-EP51. Cheap, has excellent sound and sits in the ears very nicely. Very impressed with my pair.





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  Reply # 1599300 26-Jul-2016 22:19
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@tripp of this parish has the Bragi Dash. Haven't had the review post yet though!

 

They seem to be getting more common; google turns up a few different results.


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  Reply # 1599314 26-Jul-2016 22:53
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  Reply # 1599318 26-Jul-2016 23:07
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Oh, I also have a set of these http://www.jabra.co.nz/bluetooth-headsets/jabra-halo-fusion

 

And Plantronics but they have the shortest battery life,so they live in my work bag as spares.

 

 

 

The Jabra are excellent for the price, but not waterproof.


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  Reply # 1599332 27-Jul-2016 05:54
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That is correct I do have bragi dash headphones.
Up to my 2nd pair however the first ones did not like the pool at all. However the exchange was not to bad (did cost $50 to send the faulty ones back) but had the replacements in about 2 weeks.

Overall they are nice, however better for the gym if you are planning to use Bluetooth from your phone. I have found going for a run and trying to use Bluetooth is pointless as the phone needs to be close to the headset when outside (I am talking on the arm, you might be lucky to be able to keep it in your right pocket of your pants but forget about the left pocket). You can put music on the dash however for offline play back (it has 4gb of storage on them).

The latest firmware has also doubled the volume of them. I am hoping they can up the power to Bluetooth by a firmware release later.
Battery life is about 3 hours but they come with a charging case that can charge them 5 times. Charging does not take long

The real kicker however is they don't use standard ear plugs and have custom sleeves that fit 80% of people. Most people do not have problem with this however I have always had issues finding good fits for ear plugs. I did get a OK fit by cutting the large sleeves (that come with the device) and cutting down some cheap aliexpress ear plugs

So how would I rate them. I could not live without them anymore but I tend to use them for the gym or while I am at my desk and don't want to be bugged.
I have also had a few people ask what they are while using them :)

I am happy I got them via Kickstarter as the $299 US price tag (and out exchange rate) does not make them cheap (around $420 NZ). As they are over the $400 you might get hit with GST and Custom fees when you try to bring them in.


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  Reply # 1599363 27-Jul-2016 09:05
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I use the Jabra Sports Coach. These are the only wireless earphone I've used that have not fallen out once while running. They have these wing attachment things that look weird and take a while to get used to but are supremely comfortable. The only thing for me is they are perhaps not as bassey as I would like but I'm still impressed with what they do put out. Certainly good enough for water resistant non falling out ear phones... Oh battery life around the 6 hour mark and comes with a nice soft case.






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