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Topic # 226166 23-Dec-2017 16:17
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Hi,

 

 

 

I got me an iPhone X and I want to get some nice bluetooth headphones because the 3.5mm to lightning connector is a piece of dog poo and gives me compatibility issues.

 

 

 

I'm not really sure what to go for, I want balanced sound (rock/metal not bass heavy genres), as long a battery life as possible and something that I could potentially take to bed with me (Audiobooks for insomnia!) I'd prefer something wired as opposed to those purely "wireless ones", but I guess I'm open to those too. Having said that, what do you guys think of the AirPods?

 

 

 

Not too keen on ones with neck things like Bose QuietControl 30 has.

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1924235 23-Dec-2017 19:09
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I'm not a fan of overhead headphones so I spent a little on jaybirds and other Bluetooth in ear buds they are all rubbish with uncomfortable fit compared to wired or often poor battery life and generally more of a pain than the wired equivalent.


Ended up listening to others and purchased a reasonable over head headphones no cords to get in the way or tangled like the neck pendant in ear models the weight is better as it's on your head not your ear like say the jaybirds and battery life and music quality so much better.

I went for Sennheiser a colleague went for the best model Sony active noise cancelling that does work but you pay for it in battery life. Make sure the model you purchase is apt-x compatible.

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  Reply # 1924238 23-Dec-2017 19:18
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Just a note - Apt-x compatibility won't matter for the OP as it's not compatible with their iPhone X.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1926059 28-Dec-2017 11:43
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I have some AirPods and despite not wanting to like them on the basis that they are simply a wireless version of the EarPods that come with the iPhone, I have actually been very pleased wit them.
My main genre listened to is rock/metal and they offer enough bass to satisfy, but also enough clarity to give me finger sounds on strings and little intakes of breath from singers.
All in all, if they fit and they're comfortable they come recommended.
I still have cans for bassier moments and for different genres and times when I want to isolate myself from the world, but the AirPods work for me and I really, really like them.




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  Reply # 1926153 28-Dec-2017 13:55
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I can't use Earpods. They are the most uncomfortable headphones ever created IMHO.

 

BUT, I use my Airpods all the time. Bought them from Apple so I could return them if I didn't like them, but within 5 minutes of getting them I knew I would keep them.

 

I have over the ear headphones with better sound, but I still use the Airpods for listening to podcasts and music when I am on the go.

 

You should at the very least try them, and like I said - if you order from Apple you will be able to return them if you are not happy.





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