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Topic # 196461 1-Jun-2016 09:11
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Howdy everyone,

 

 

 

Looking to purchase some Bluetooth earphones for general use, which includes running and the gym.  I've got a Lifeproof case on so wired earbuds are a pain in the ass (didn't research case properly and can't bring myself to replace a $110 case)

 

 

 

Let me know what's out there!


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  Reply # 1563458 1-Jun-2016 09:11
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  Reply # 1563493 1-Jun-2016 09:31
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I have a pile of headphones at home that were sent to me for review. I'm sure I have at least a couple of bluetooth models. I'll have a look this evening what I have.





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  Reply # 1563504 1-Jun-2016 09:50
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Although I'm not usually a Beats fan, their Bluetooth PowerBeats 2 are the best sports headphones I have ever owned (and I've had a few both wired and wireless0

 

Not cheap but IMO they are worth it. http://nz.beatsbydre.com/earphones/powerbeats2-wireless/white/900-00245.html

 

The best thing about them is that they just stay put and don't move. 





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  Reply # 1563508 1-Jun-2016 09:54
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I picked up a basic set from Kogan for $30 last year, were fine for the money (until kids destroyed them). Looks like theyre out of stock though.... 





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  Reply # 1563529 1-Jun-2016 10:28
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If you have a K-mart near you they sell a small bluetooth unit with headphone out so you can use any headphones with it. It can clip onto your shirt etc and has controls for volume, next track etc.

 

Ive found this preferable to a cheap set of bluetooth headphones.

 

I think they are about $15 or $20.


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  Reply # 1563537 1-Jun-2016 10:40
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I purchased a set of these from Amazon about 18 months ago. For use at the gym, so chose in-ear over over-ear options. Have been great, recommend them.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Jaybird-Sport-Wireless-Bluetooth-Headphones/dp/B013HSW4SM/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1464734272&sr=8-2&keywords=bluebird+x


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  Reply # 1563542 1-Jun-2016 10:45
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I have these

 

mpow wolverine ali express link

 

 

 

$17US great sound, great range and an 8hr battery.  I do run in them but they might be a little bulky and they do cut out a lot of the ambient noise.  They are quite secure in the ear.  The audio pickup for calls is great, I have used it when running and have people not realise I was on a headphone.  

 

 

 

These might have been a better buy but I haven't tried them.

 

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  Reply # 1563548 1-Jun-2016 10:49
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  Reply # 1563549 1-Jun-2016 10:52
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timmmay:

 

I have a pile of headphones at home that were sent to me for review. I'm sure I have at least a couple of bluetooth models. I'll have a look this evening what I have.

 

 

 

 

Thanks timmmay, appreciate it!

 

 

 

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If you have a K-mart near you they sell a small bluetooth unit with headphone out so you can use any headphones with it. It can clip onto your shirt etc and has controls for volume, next track etc.

 

Ive found this preferable to a cheap set of bluetooth headphones.

 

I think they are about $15 or $20.

 

 

 

 

I'll need to check this out!  My current earbuds is Monster iSport Victory, which wasn't bloody cheap...

 

 

 

And thanks for all the suggestions guys/gals.  I was looking at importing one of those Chinese branded sets from Amazon but thought I'd try local first.  Will give the Beats a mull-over too.


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  Reply # 1563649 1-Jun-2016 13:40
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Wirecutter are good for impartial reviews

 

 

 

http://thewirecutter.com/reviews/best-wireless-exercise-headphones/

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1563766 1-Jun-2016 16:57
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There are the only bluetooth ones I have at the moment - Brainwavz blu-200. My review is here - remember 5/10 is defined as "average". If anyone wants them make an offer.

 

Also anything I've reviewed on that website in the past six months I probably have and would sell. Cyberdrive, Ostry, Brainwavz (including the USB DAC). Message me as I may not check this thread.





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  Reply # 1563941 2-Jun-2016 06:27
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BrainWaves BLU-200 I have a pair, they sound great $54.50 including shipping but they do have regular specials and discounts if you sign up with their news letter.

 

Battery seems to last around 4-6 hours playing music are great for phone calls have volume up/down, track up/down (same button) and play/pause very easy to set up.

 

http://www.brainwavzaudio.com/?mc_cid=597b5e87aa&mc_eid=d02d8b4546 


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  Reply # 1563943 2-Jun-2016 07:17
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Yeah, mine were free samples for review, so if anyone wants a very slightly used second hand pair make an offer on them, and I have a dozen non bluetooth in-ear phones too.





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  Reply # 1563949 2-Jun-2016 07:33
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Good review timmmay, i might add they stay put for me when running but not so well when boxing.



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  Reply # 1563955 2-Jun-2016 08:03
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Thanks again everyone for your feedback.  I've sent timmmay a PM regarding the BrainWaves BLU-200s.

 

 

 

EDIT: Meeting him tomorrow to pick up.  Cheers again!


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