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Looking to replace the wife’s gym headphones looking at airbud style and big headphones looking for anybody’s experience with their favorite brands and models thanks in advance. Daneo
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https://www.amazon.com/Headphones-Otium ... 2485&psc=1


I've owned this for almost a year, very pleased.
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I use two, both are sweat resistant. The Jabra Elite 75T (the recent firmware update introduced active noise cancellation) and also the Apple Powerbeats Pro. If I had to choose one then the Powerbeats Pro, which is a very secure fit.
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Similar threads have many people pointing to inexpensive Anker Soundbuds curve and similar. I want something that stays in my ears with earwings, clips over my earlobes, a microphone, volume and skip controls, lightweight, and long rechargeable battery life. Also multiple sizes of the bits that fit in your ear.

Something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Anker-SoundBuds- ... B0721MP41Q
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Airpod Pros are great for me. I have no issues using them to run, but I am not sure they would work if you want to play basketball or something with more sudden changes of direction. For weights and cardio machines, they are awesome!
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Kinda like reviews on Powerbeats pro thank for the input folks Daneo
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Mr.Chlorine wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:27 pm Airpod Pros are great for me. I have no issues using them to run, but I am not sure they would work if you want to play basketball or something with more sudden changes of direction. For weights and cardio machines, they are awesome!
Are they fully sweat proof? That'd be my only concern with them.
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I used whatever cheap brand of airbuds on hand. Never had an issue until they wear out...usually one ear doesnt work. At $10 per set and usually lasting 8-10 months...not a bad deal. I also use them work work phone calls either from home or in car.

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Mr.Chlorine wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:27 pm Airpod Pros are great for me. I have no issues using them to run, but I am not sure they would work if you want to play basketball or something with more sudden changes of direction. For weights and cardio machines, they are awesome!
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I use my airpods pro at the gym using the elliptical and for weights. The nose cancellation works great and they do not fall out. I also use them for running outside and they don't fall out and they are sweat resistant. I previously had the Jabra elite 65s and these work much better for me.
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I usually consult the wirecutter for these kinds of purchases.

https://www.nytimes.com/wirecutter/revi ... eadphones/
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I have Samsung's Earbuds. https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Wireless ... 083KVM9VW/
Long life - and then can pop them in the case to charge for more life. I originally bought them for the gym and travel. For long international travel (before it all came to a grinding halt) I liked the fact I could wear one at a time on flights while the other charges.
I am not sure why people like the ones with wires between the two buds - those can get in the way.
I didn't do extensive research - the Jabra buds mentioned above sound like a great option.
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Do some research on the Airpod Pro's to make sure they fit. Mine fall out all the time regardless of which size silicone plug I use. In checking, I found it's a very common problem. I have some LinearFlux ear pods that are very good for staying put, but the bluebook pairing can be intermittent. I have some over-the-ear sbode ear pods that I would recommend. They have a wire that goes behind your neck and connects the two sides which I consider more of a feature than a hinderance because they keep the pair together.
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I am very happy with Aftershokz. Check them out. They don't go in your ears but rather next to your ears so you can still hear something (car, someone trying to get your attention, etc.).
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https://www.costco.com/samsung-galaxy-b ... 84223.html

These are the same as SmileyFace except they are in white, cheaper, and from Costco. I use them for running/gym/calls. They work great...and with Costco's easy return policy it's worth giving them a try.

I use them with an Iphone and Apple watch. Even though they are a Samsung product they work fine with Apple
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Jaybird Vista. I have tried a wide range of wireless headphones and these are, far and away, the best. I use them when running, and they do not move at all. They only downside is that they do block out quite a bit of ambient noise, so you have to be somewhat aware of your surroundings.
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A lot cheap Amazon ones work fine - if you aren't sweating a ton. If you're just weightlifting and not sweating like a horse, these should be fine.

If you are however a serious endurance athlete and sweat a ton (like on a bike or treadmill), you'll definitely want something better than even the cheap 'IPX7' Amazon headphones/earbuds. I know - I've killed like 10 pairs of them, all of them which have been IPX5-7 or something ridiculous like that. Of all various brands. Most of them don't even last 3-4 months of use with my sweatload.

Aftershockz are neat (I have and use them a fair amount) and probably have them most sweat-resistant design of all the earbuds, but I've found for me they are terrible to use running on the roads, and even not so great on a treadmill. Car noise totally drowns them out - thought it would be better to have ears free to monitor for cars like their ads, but turns out cars are so friggin' loud that I have to go back to normal earbuds to BLOCK the car sounds, as you lose like 100% of the sound as a car goes by - if it's multiple, fuggetabout it. Sound quality is also subpar on Aftershockz - I'm no audiophile, but it can get hard to even hear podcasts without earplugs in to enhance the sound.

I think most $100+ earbuds with sweat resistance work quite well, at least reviewed ones do by serious athletes. I'm still using a pair of gen 1 Apple airpods and they have survived the most sweat-drenching of my workouts repeatedly, despite not being IPX rated at all. Assuming all the new earbuds are better, I have no doubt they'll survive for the most part.
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pmr2017 wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:57 pm
Mr.Chlorine wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:27 pm Airpod Pros are great for me. I have no issues using them to run, but I am not sure they would work if you want to play basketball or something with more sudden changes of direction. For weights and cardio machines, they are awesome!
Are they fully sweat proof? That'd be my only concern with them.
I have never had an issue but according to Apple, they are sweat resistant, not sweatproof.
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Anker Soundcore Life U2
Works well keeping noise out of phone conversations.
Sound quality is.....just okay for music, fine for podcasts.
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Sony XM3 noise cancelling

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Bose SoundSport. Worth it at the normal price, an absolute deal on sale as they are now.
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Mr.Chlorine wrote: Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:10 am
pmr2017 wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:57 pm
Mr.Chlorine wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:27 pm Airpod Pros are great for me. I have no issues using them to run, but I am not sure they would work if you want to play basketball or something with more sudden changes of direction. For weights and cardio machines, they are awesome!
Are they fully sweat proof? That'd be my only concern with them.
I have never had an issue but according to Apple, they are sweat resistant, not sweatproof.
I have been using the AirPods Pro for running 3 times per week for the past year and have never had a problem. This includes runs in Jul/Aug when the heat index is close to 90 and I am sweating so much that it looks like I just stood under a fire hose.

Prior to the AirPods, I had a $20 Bluetooth set from Amazon (with wire that runs behind the neck to connect the 2 sides). They broke after a year. Then I upgraded to a $30 set from Amazon. They broke after a year. I finally threw in the towel and spent $249 on the AirPods Pro. So far, it has been worth it.
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Daneo wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:48 pm Looking to replace the wife’s gym headphones looking at airbud style and big headphones looking for anybody’s experience with their favorite brands and models thanks in advance. Daneo
I rarely use headphones while working out. I only use it when there's a bunch of teenagers chatting and creating distraction. It's rarely the case though. I use one of the Bluephonic wireless bluetooth headphone on amazon ($15 or something like that). And it has worked for me for 3 years and counting.

I don't really care for mindless music or podcast. And I don't really care for loud noise consistently blasting in my ears. It's not good for my ears in the long run.
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Hockey10 wrote: Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:25 amI have been using the AirPods Pro for running 3 times per week for the past year and have never had a problem. This includes runs in Jul/Aug when the heat index is close to 90 and I am sweating so much that it looks like I just stood under a fire hose.

Prior to the AirPods, I had a $20 Bluetooth set from Amazon (with wire that runs behind the neck to connect the 2 sides). They broke after a year. Then I upgraded to a $30 set from Amazon. They broke after a year. I finally threw in the towel and spent $249 on the AirPods Pro. So far, it has been worth it.
I use the AirPods and they work OK, although they've fallen out a few times. I prefer the open vs sealed Pro so I can let in some sounds. I haven't tried Transparency mode, but that seems to achieve the same thing, and if so, that might be might next pair.

I have the wire behind the neck one and worked OK too. Mine didn't break, but the wire did tug when turning head, which was a bit annoying.
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AirPods Pro have been great. They will fall out while running with the silicone tips they come with, but that's the case with any earbud with a silicone tip (at least for me). With the Comply foam tips they are rock solid. https://www.amazon.com/Comply-Comfortab ... 303&sr=8-3

Also don't get the AirPods Pro directly from Apple. There usually $50 cheaper on Amazon.
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cableguy wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:47 pm I am very happy with Aftershokz. Check them out. They don't go in your ears but rather next to your ears so you can still hear something (car, someone trying to get your attention, etc.).
Ditto on this... And i also shower and hot tub with them on.. And the mic works well for phone calls
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I sweat buckets all over my powerbeats pro every morning for 45-90 minutes, for the past 17 months straight. Could not be happier. Charge the case every week or two. Sound quality is much better than I expected from a Beats product as well. :wink:
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Hi Bogleheads,

I am wondering if anyone has recommendations for some boglehead-ish (i.e. not very expensive, or at least good value) wireless earbuds.

I am hoping to use them for exercise so I am looking for a pair that stays put in my ear (and has at least a moderate degree of water resistance). I’d like decent sound but I am not an audiophile. Preferably something in the $30-60 range but could go higher.

I had a pair of JBL Go Air but they do not stay in my ears during exercise and stopped working after a couple months (well they won’t sync with each other so only one works at a time).

Any suggestions?

Thanks!
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Recent thread (9 days ago) with MANY suggestions:
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=330377&p=5606872
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livesoft wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 10:18 am Recent thread (9 days ago) with MANY suggestions:
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=330377&p=5606872
Thanks! :embarrassed:
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I merged Iorek's thread into the on-going discussion.
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