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Ultimate Geek

# 165941 25-Feb-2015 12:33
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as per subject. I recently lost by backbeat go and loved them because they stayed in my ears. battery life was a lot less to be desired though.
basically I want one I can use everyday and can stay in place if I go for a run.

Any suggestions?

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Master Geek

  # 1246792 26-Feb-2015 08:32
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My set of backbeats got pinched at the gym and I went to Jaybirds as everyone says they are great, I have had them replaced 3 times in 6 months and they have now sent me the new model and I would never buy them again. If you do not wear your phone in an arm band near/on the same side as the receiver then every movement you make you lose reception.  Have lent them out to many of my friends and all have given them back saying biggest piece of crap they have ever used.

Hate beats by Dre, but have heard ok things about them(from gym mates) for the gym, blocking out back ground noise (JB stock them, i think) as they too are sweat proof, but I think I am going back to get a set of backbeats, have tried bluedio, sol republic, and jabra as well and all seemed to have issues with connection dropping out if working out hard.  I like you found the back beats to have short battery life but at least ok sound and worked when I needed them to work I hate headphones that cut out every 3 or so seconds. I suggest beg and borrow friends sets till you find one you like as they tend to be on the expensive side to keep replacing.

I have only ever tried buds as do not like over ear for workouts and primarily use Samsung S series, Notes and nexus devices.

Good luck on the hunt and like you keen to see if others suggest anything else or have had better experiences.


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  # 1246795 26-Feb-2015 08:37
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Get some standard brand (Sony, Philips, etc) in-ear headphones from JB Hifi.

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Uber Geek

  # 1246809 26-Feb-2015 08:57
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if you want wireless just grab a bluetooth to stereo thing (I got a nokia one) then plug whatever headphones/earbuds you want in to them.

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  # 1246812 26-Feb-2015 09:00
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One of the MEElectronics range designed to be active + Comply foam tips.

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Ultimate Geek

  # 1247242 26-Feb-2015 18:13
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got me the jabra rox from noel leeming because they have a one day sale on them (30% off all headphones)

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  # 1247255 26-Feb-2015 18:53
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These are surprisingly decent. If you use the silicon things that come with them they work quite well. Audio quality is adequate rather than great but for under $15...

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