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  Reply # 1866647 15-Sep-2017 08:36
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OP - a key question is in-ear or on-ear?

 

Key because many people are fully one way or the other; personally, I'd never go for those that wedge in the ear for exercise as they not only feel uncomfortable, but critically I'd be too concerned about too many outside sounds being blocked (so a safety concern).

 

I've been using 66 Audio Sport headphones for a couple of years - they're similar in design to the Ali Express ones linked to above, and have a good rep for sound quality - plus the battery life is terrific (I get 20+ hours out of them). 66 Audio now has a Pro pair out that promises better sound and range plus an app - big difference in price though ($110 versus $45 US) - see https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_5_8?url=search-alias%3Dmobile&field-keywords=66+audio+bts&sprefix=66+audio%2Cmobile%2C807&crid=2UHT95EHIG0DC

 

I'd note, however, I've had problems with my original set, which gave up working; replacement pairs have a different audio signature to them (the image is too centred), but the company thinks I'm making it up!


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  Reply # 1866695 15-Sep-2017 09:50
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I've been using the Jabra Sports Coach for about 18-20 months now.

 

http://www.jabra.co.nz/sports-headphones/jabra-sport-coach-wireless

 

I find the winglet and soft bud options to be perfect for running and cross training type work. Have never had them fall out and find them supremely comfortable. I bought a pack of Comply foam tips for better isolation in gym and they certainly do the trick, but for road running I use the standard tips. Battery life is around 6 hours so more than enough for me.

 

One thing I found really good was the service from Jabra. My original pair died after about 16 months with the battery burning out and refusing to charge. A quick confirmation of receipt etc and they sent me back to the store of purchase for a brand new replacement.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1866704 15-Sep-2017 09:58
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Senecio:

 

What's your budget? You'll get many reccommendation from Aliexpress to Bose otherwise.

 

 

 

Personally I have a pair of Jaybird X3's. Sound fantastic and provide many different fitting options. Mine fit snug, I've never had them fall out.

 

 

I purchased a pair of these based on your comments and I'm not completely sold on them. It took well over an hour and a half to set them up after watching several youtube videos and I'm still not 100% comfortable with the fit. Yes - there are plenty of options but you need to be an engineer to customise them to your personal preferences.   





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  Reply # 1866727 15-Sep-2017 10:40
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I have the mpow cheetah from aliexpress for about $25.  Great quality, great sound, great battery life.  They take a bit to get used to but once you do I can forget that I am wearing them.

 

A good thing about the design is you can take them out of your ears and wear them around the back of your neck.  They do fit into your ears but I just don't press them all the way in and I can hear enough background noise that I feel safe.


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  Reply # 1866740 15-Sep-2017 10:57
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lxsw20:

 

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bluetooth-Headphones-Anker-Lightweight-Waterproof-Black/dp/B01N6DC2ZE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1505178326&sr=8-2&keywords=anker+headphones

 

 

 

They sound good but not amazing, I never have them that loud, cos like to hear what's going on around me when running anyway. Good value for money anyway. Might need to use a shipping service to get them to NZ.

 

 

I bought some of these recently (actually a different brand but I'm 99% sure the same item from the same OEM).  Although they work well, easy to set up etc the bass is quite lacking for music (according to my son anyway).


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  Reply # 1866746 15-Sep-2017 11:03
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Dulouz:

Senecio:


What's your budget? You'll get many reccommendation from Aliexpress to Bose otherwise.


 


Personally I have a pair of Jaybird X3's. Sound fantastic and provide many different fitting options. Mine fit snug, I've never had them fall out.



I purchased a pair of these based on your comments and I'm not completely sold on them. It took well over an hour and a half to set them up after watching several youtube videos and I'm still not 100% comfortable with the fit. Yes - there are plenty of options but you need to be an engineer to customise them to your personal preferences.   



I also have the Jaybird X3’s and had no problem setting them up, and love the fit of the memory foam style plugs. I had the battery refuse to hold charge after about 2 months, so they sent me a brand new pair. No problems since then, have run with them a lot and that includes in the rain and hail

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  Reply # 1878478 6-Oct-2017 14:03
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blackjack17:

 

I have the mpow cheetah from aliexpress for about $25.  Great quality, great sound, great battery life.  They take a bit to get used to but once you do I can forget that I am wearing them.

 

A good thing about the design is you can take them out of your ears and wear them around the back of your neck.  They do fit into your ears but I just don't press them all the way in and I can hear enough background noise that I feel safe.

 

 

I bought these largely on impulse after reading this, and am majorly impressed. They fit great, and the sprung cord thing around the back of the head means they nest nicely in my ears without even having to wodge them in, or hook them over the top of my ears (where they'd run into glasses). Even when worn this way, they stay on when running or clambering through thick bush, etc.
The sound is fine, and the battery life seems OK as well. For around $30 delivered, they are a fantastic buy, and at a price where I'm not going to be heartbroken if I lose them.
Thanks for the recommendation!


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  Reply # 1878532 6-Oct-2017 15:35
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I use the Meizu EP51's. I always have trouble finding buds that fit and stay snug due to my small ears but have been very happy with these.

 

Got mine from PBTech as it's not much cheaper getting them from the likes of Aliexpress.


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Huskie:

 

I use the Meizu EP51's. I always have trouble finding buds that fit and stay snug due to my small ears but have been very happy with these.

 

Got mine from PBTech as it's not much cheaper getting them from the likes of Aliexpress.

 

 

 

 

I've been a proponent of these in the past, but having killed 3 pairs now I'd have to say something about the design is not great if you're planning to use them when you get your sweat on ;-)  I suspect it's because I sweat quite a bit after running, and while they are marketed as being sweatproof I think the usb cover doesn't properly seal and sweat gets in through the usb port - a few times after running when I opened the port cover to charge them I found significant moisture inside the usb port.


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  Reply # 1878596 6-Oct-2017 18:15
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I've been a proponent of these in the past, but having killed 3 pairs now I'd have to say something about the design is not great if you're planning to use them when you get your sweat on ;-)  I suspect it's because I sweat quite a bit after running, and while they are marketed as being sweatproof I think the usb cover doesn't properly seal and sweat gets in through the usb port - a few times after running when I opened the port cover to charge them I found significant moisture inside the usb port.



Oh interesting to hear that. I've had mine since launch basically and still going strong. Bought replacement tips due to losing a couple but no other issues. Maybe you're right about the amount of sweat as I don't sweat too much!

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