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Topic # 201787 3-Sep-2016 20:57
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To be honest, i'm less bothered about good sound than getting decent battery life without cables. I primarily use to listen to audio books, podcasts, radio etc, rather than music.

 

I use when (a) running and (b) in bed, listening to audio before i go to sleep (puts me out like a light so i generally don't turn things off hence the need for decent battery or easy charging so can plug in for next day.

 

Reading reviews online isn't great because (1) they are pretty much all about music quality and (2) half of them you can't find in NZ. Not that i mind ordering online but.....

 

 

 

Any recommendations. Its a long shot i know.

 

thanks


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  Reply # 1622147 3-Sep-2016 21:14
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I have plantronics backbeat fit. Good battery life ~5hrs. Quite bassy sound, good for oral-podcasts etc. They are nice fit and good for me as they don't go down the ear canal, just seal around it.

Only downside is they are not good to lie down on, the band around the back pushes on your ears.

I tend to use my moto hint for lying down listening, but is only mono of course...

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  Reply # 1622148 3-Sep-2016 21:15
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I'm interested in this too. Some earbuds and headphones reviews talk about it pumping up the bass, which I doubt helps the spoken word. 





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  Reply # 1622153 3-Sep-2016 21:20
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The Jaybird brand (now part of thew Logitech group) just arrived in New Zealand this week. I was sent one which should be here this Monday. Looking forward to trying it - the Panasonic ones I receveid were pretty bad.





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  Reply # 1622155 3-Sep-2016 21:41
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I got a set of Plantronics backbeat-go wireless. The give about 5hrs. They can be shipped with a separate charging case with built in battery. Great if you need to charge on the go.

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  Reply # 1622156 3-Sep-2016 21:56
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I bought a pair of these MEIZU EP51 after reading comments from other Geekzoners in a thread or two. Pretty sure I've had more than 5 hours from a charge, but I haven't timed any use yet. They haven't let me down yet. Don't run, but have used them for exercise (such a filthy word) and they seem to stay in place fine. Sound pretty good too (only used for music and calls).





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  Reply # 1622158 3-Sep-2016 22:09
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I mainly listen to podcasts and audiobooks as well. I was looking for a similar set of headphones. I ended up getting one of these. It works really well, but I stopped using it pretty fast, and went back to Apple earbuds. If you can handle the look of it, it should be perfect for you. The "look" is one of the reasons I stopped wearing it : P

• secure while running
• comfortable while going to sleep - I noticed the minimum volume was louder than I wanted when trying go to sleep...
• average audio
• decent battery life
• Chinese lady saying "low battery" and other notifications...
• cheap - it's $6 shipped


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  Reply # 1622204 4-Sep-2016 04:13
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www.xmpow.com
Got some of these - magneto ones - not great, but v. good for the price on amazon.

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  Reply # 1622208 4-Sep-2016 07:24
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Stu:

I bought a pair of these MEIZU EP51 after reading comments from other Geekzoners in a thread or two. Pretty sure I've had more than 5 hours from a charge, but I haven't timed any use yet. They haven't let me down yet. Don't run, but have used them for exercise (such a filthy word) and they seem to stay in place fine. Sound pretty good too (only used for music and calls).



A big +1 for these from me too. I've been running with the quite a few times and also using them at the gym a lot and they seem great. Sweat doesn't seem to bother them at all and while I haven't times it, battery life seems good.



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  Reply # 1622638 4-Sep-2016 20:22
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Thanks everyone - didn't expect to get so much help - thanks so much.

 

 

 

Have ordered the Meizu for podcast listening while in a prone position....and the ali express one for good measure :)

 

 

 

....and think i'll go try on the plantronics for running, but reviews seem to suggest not so good for small ears, so will see how those go.

 

 

 

The Jaybirds are unfortunately out of my budget. I'm far too irresponsible with small shiny things :) Keen to hear what you think when you try them though.

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1622643 4-Sep-2016 20:34
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very happy with these

 

mpow wolverine $20US

 

has about 8 hours (never timed it) , very good sound quality, excellent voice.




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  Reply # 1622703 4-Sep-2016 20:54
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Couldn't find mpow in NZ, only Amazon UK. didn't think of Ali express - i didn't think they sold "branded" products. Ah well....gives me another option when i break these ones!


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  Reply # 1628274 13-Sep-2016 00:10
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freitasm:

The Jaybird brand (now part of thew Logitech group) just arrived in New Zealand this week. I was sent one which should be here this Monday. Looking forward to trying it - the Panasonic ones I receveid were pretty bad.



Why were the Panasonic ones bad?




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  Reply # 1628281 13-Sep-2016 01:28
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Battery life is why you really need one with a charging case like the new apple ones. They aren't unique, as there are other manufacturers that also have them in a charging case, so they maybe the ones to look out for.


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