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Interested in opinions on wireless earbuds. I have Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 True ... Noise Cancelling Ambient Sound Bluetooth Lightweight Comfort Fit Touch Control US Version, Graphite. They were $149 (ouch) and fall out of my ears all too often to make it annoying. Looking for less expensive and more practical alternatives. Thanks in advance.
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shavenyak wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:59 am Interested in opinions on wireless earbuds. I have Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 True ... Noise Cancelling Ambient Sound Bluetooth Lightweight Comfort Fit Touch Control US Version, Graphite. They were $149 (ouch) and fall out of my ears all too often to make it annoying. Looking for less expensive and more practical alternatives. Thanks in advance.
To OP:
I listen to music 24/7 waking hours, and also need "earbuds or headphones" to talk on the phone (iphone) as I am hard of hearing and can't hear just the phone up to my ear. And, also need the noise isolation and cancellation if it is noisy or in a public place.
And, the noise cancellation and transparency feature to amplify outside dialogue/noise comes in handy as well.

I tried a zillion types of "ear buds", etc, etc, over the years.
This one (finally) works well, can't be lost, and doesn't fall out of my ears, and is very very durable. The sound quality for music could be better, not as good as Apple corded earbuds/headphones at all, but they do work overall and are a good price.
I have 3 of them and rotate as the battery level goes down.
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07 ... UTF8&psc=1

The corded earbud, neckband types work well for me because I tend to be active outside and don't want to lose them if they were individual earbud types.

I also use them under high quality noise reduction ear muffs when in my shop or mowing, etc.

I hope this helps you.
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shavenyak wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:59 am Interested in opinions on wireless earbuds. I have Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 True ... Noise Cancelling Ambient Sound Bluetooth Lightweight Comfort Fit Touch Control US Version, Graphite. They were $149 (ouch) and fall out of my ears all too often to make it annoying. Looking for less expensive and more practical alternatives. Thanks in advance.
Have you tried replacing the tips of the earbuds?

I was having the same trouble with my AirPods Pro, but some relatively inexpensive after-market memory foam replacement tips solved the issue.

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Sandtrap wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 8:04 am
shavenyak wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:59 am Interested in opinions on wireless earbuds. I have Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 True ... Noise Cancelling Ambient Sound Bluetooth Lightweight Comfort Fit Touch Control US Version, Graphite. They were $149 (ouch) and fall out of my ears all too often to make it annoying. Looking for less expensive and more practical alternatives. Thanks in advance.
To OP:
I listen to music 24/7 waking hours, and also need "earbuds or headphones" to talk on the phone (iphone) as I am hard of hearing and can't hear just the phone up to my ear. And, also need the noise isolation and cancellation if it is noisy or in a public place.
And, the noise cancellation and transparency feature to amplify outside dialogue/noise comes in handy as well.

I tried a zillion types of "ear buds", etc, etc, over the years.
This one (finally) works well, can't be lost, and doesn't fall out of my ears, and is very very durable. The sound quality for music could be better, not as good as Apple corded earbuds/headphones at all, but they do work overall and are a good price.
I have 3 of them and rotate as the battery level goes down.
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07 ... UTF8&psc=1

The corded earbud, neckband types work well for me because I tend to be active outside and don't want to lose them if they were individual earbud types.

I also use them under high quality noise reduction ear muffs when in my shop or mowing, etc.

I hope this helps you.
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(edited for spelling and forgetfulness)
Hi Jim -

Thanks for sharing that as I not aware of any products designed like that. We have the Apple AirPods Pro and the sound quality and noise reduction are excellent. This is weighed against always feeling the buds moving as worrying about losing them.

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vineviz wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 8:07 am
Have you tried replacing the tips of the earbuds?

I was having the same trouble with my AirPods Pro, but some relatively inexpensive after-market memory foam replacement tips solved the issue.

E.g. link to Amazon
Hi Vince -

This is an excellent idea and thank you for sharing! We too have the Apple AirPods Pro.

We were working outside yesterday and you can feel the AirPods moving. You are constantly readjusting and worrying about losing one.

Will look into this.
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I had same issue with earbuds falling out. Family bought me a pair of AfterShokz that sit in front of your ears and actually transmit the sound through the bone, not your ear. They work GREAT, actually work better with earplugs. I use earplugs while cutting the grass.

Very comfortable, wear all day. Can listen to music, talk on the phone, receive text notifications etc. Can touch a button on side of earbuds it will silence music or answer a call, very user friendly. With earbuds you likely will not find it practical to wear all day long.
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shavenyak wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:59 am Interested in opinions on wireless earbuds. I have Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 True ... Noise Cancelling Ambient Sound Bluetooth Lightweight Comfort Fit Touch Control US Version, Graphite. They were $149 (ouch) and fall out of my ears all too often to make it annoying. Looking for less expensive and more practical alternatives. Thanks in advance.
Because I do product reviews, I've gotten a lot (probably 6-8) of different sets of earbuds, and they all have a tendency to fall out whenver I'm active in any way. In fact, I've lost several during my walks on the beach. Hee's what I've found that works best for me:

1. Sunglasses that incorporate Bluetooth connections (can't remember the brand, but they're my #1 fav)
2. An around-the-neck Bluetooth device that is great for around the house or at work, but may get some "What's that around your neck?" questions when out in public.
3. Bluetooth devices that clip to your eyeglasses.
4. Over-the-ear Bluetooth devices. (This eliminates the falling off problem.)
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Perhaps one of these products would be useful:

https://www.decibullz.com/decibullz-cus ... ear-hooks/

https://snugs.com/product/snugspro-airp ... -fit-tips/

An audiologist might also be able to fit you with custom earmolds for your preferred earbuds.
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Mel Lindauer wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 9:39 am
shavenyak wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:59 am Interested in opinions on wireless earbuds. I have Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 True ... Noise Cancelling Ambient Sound Bluetooth Lightweight Comfort Fit Touch Control US Version, Graphite. They were $149 (ouch) and fall out of my ears all too often to make it annoying. Looking for less expensive and more practical alternatives. Thanks in advance.
Because I do product reviews, I've gotten a lot (probably 6-8) of different sets of earbuds, and they all have a tendency to fall out whenver I'm active in any way. In fact, I've lost several during my walks on the beach. Hee's what I've found that works best for me:

1. Sunglasses that incorporate Bluetooth connections (can't remember the brand, but they're my #1 fav)
2. An around-the-neck Bluetooth device that is great for around the house or at work, but may get some "What's that around your neck?" questions when out in public.
3. Bluetooth devices that clip to your eyeglasses.
4. Over-the-ear Bluetooth devices. (This eliminates the falling off problem.)
+1
I get that all the time for "neckband earbuds".
"They help me hear" is what I say, and that works well. They also match my white/gray hair.

I'm active outside and always doing mini farm chores, tractor, mowing, etc, so am worried about losing "normal" earbuds, so the neckband types work well.
I came upon them when I noticed that all the trades workers use them, painters, stucco folks, etc.

Great tips
Thanks.
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abuss368 wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 8:20 am
Sandtrap wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 8:04 am
shavenyak wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:59 am Interested in opinions on wireless earbuds. I have Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 True ... Noise Cancelling Ambient Sound Bluetooth Lightweight Comfort Fit Touch Control US Version, Graphite. They were $149 (ouch) and fall out of my ears all too often to make it annoying. Looking for less expensive and more practical alternatives. Thanks in advance.
To OP:
I listen to music 24/7 waking hours, and also need "earbuds or headphones" to talk on the phone (iphone) as I am hard of hearing and can't hear just the phone up to my ear. And, also need the noise isolation and cancellation if it is noisy or in a public place.
And, the noise cancellation and transparency feature to amplify outside dialogue/noise comes in handy as well.

I tried a zillion types of "ear buds", etc, etc, over the years.
This one (finally) works well, can't be lost, and doesn't fall out of my ears, and is very very durable. The sound quality for music could be better, not as good as Apple corded earbuds/headphones at all, but they do work overall and are a good price.
I have 3 of them and rotate as the battery level goes down.
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07 ... UTF8&psc=1

The corded earbud, neckband types work well for me because I tend to be active outside and don't want to lose them if they were individual earbud types.

I also use them under high quality noise reduction ear muffs when in my shop or mowing, etc.

I hope this helps you.
j :D
(edited for spelling and forgetfulness)
Hi Jim -

Thanks for sharing that as I not aware of any products designed like that. We have the Apple AirPods Pro and the sound quality and noise reduction are excellent. This is weighed against always feeling the buds moving as worrying about losing them.

Best.
Tony
+1
I guarantee that I would lose regular earbuds.

I always lost the in ear buds when they were popular for cell phones, or they ended up in the laundry because I would take them off when doing things.

But, if I had a more sophisticated lifestyle that involved Gulf Streams, Lear Jets, and Hedge Funds, and international travel, and fine business suits, then I would use Apple AirPods Pro like you do. . . . :D :D :beer

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StevieG72 wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 9:28 am I had same issue with earbuds falling out. Family bought me a pair of AfterShokz that sit in front of your ears and actually transmit the sound through the bone, not your ear. They work GREAT, actually work better with earplugs. I use earplugs while cutting the grass.

Very comfortable, wear all day. Can listen to music, talk on the phone, receive text notifications etc. Can touch a button on side of earbuds it will silence music or answer a call, very user friendly. With earbuds you likely will not find it practical to wear all day long.
I had exactly the same experience; I've worn AfterShokz' Aeropex-model ear/headphones for hours daily (for the last 20 months?). Battery easily lasts all day. Not being isolated from environmental noise is a big safety advantage, allows use in traffic-awareness-mandatory situations, etc.
The biggest win: nothing in my ear canal or applying bending/crushing force to my outer ear (as a result of wearing disposable earplugs to assist sleeping, I developed "sensitivity" (discomfort) that prevents me from putting anything in my ear canal on a regular basis).

P.S. My advice for anyone considering buying AfterShokz headphones: choose Aeropex or newer high-end models; I used their Titanium model for a year prior to buying the Aeropex; the Aeropex was a major leap forward in many respects, the most notable being comfort.

P.P.S. I have had to use AfterShokz (2 year) warranty [replacement] process twice (once each for Aeropex and Titanium). Both times I got a new pair no questions asked with reasonable timeliness. One might think "oh, it doesn't reflect well on the product that you had failures" but my perspective is that given the amount of use my devices get, and how lightweight and delicately flexible (comfortable) they are, I'm impressed that they've stood up to long-term (ab)use as well as they have.
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I bought these JLabs for my bus ride commute and walks:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09HM ... UTF8&psc=1

They are only 20 bucks so if I lose one I won't be too upset. Found them on some website listing best cheap earbuds.

They are adequate, battery life is pretty good, highest volume could be a little better, but that's probably good for my old ears with some hearing loss already.

I previously had some Soundcore Liberty Neo buds that wouldn't stay in my ears very well, and I lost one walking the dog. They were about $50 I think.

I can't justify spending much when I seem to lose or ruin things easily. Same thing with sunglasses.

I also have some Aftershokz bone conduction headphones that I use when I need situational awareness. I usually listen to podcasts while walking and I only use one earbud if that's what I am using.
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I would stay away from wireless earbuds due to EMF Risks due to very close proximity to your body for long periods of time.

I would stick to traditional wired headphones and you don't have to charge them!

Some Helpful Resources,

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/19/styl ... ettes.html

https://arxiv.org/pdf/1912.05282.pdf

https://educateemf.com/are-bluetooth-headphones-safe/

https://mdsafetech.org/wearable-devices/
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There are many YouTubers that do “best cheap earbud” videos and they often include how well they stay in the ear as well as how comfortable they are.
https://m.youtube.com/results?sp=mAEA&s ... rbuds+2022
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Take a look at this review site: https://www.scarbir.com/

I purchased one of the items reviewed and his review was spot on. He does discuss fit and comfort in the reviews.
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SunnySideUp wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 10:05 am
StevieG72 wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 9:28 am I had same issue with earbuds falling out. Family bought me a pair of AfterShokz that sit in front of your ears and actually transmit the sound through the bone, not your ear. They work GREAT, actually work better with earplugs. I use earplugs while cutting the grass.

Very comfortable, wear all day. Can listen to music, talk on the phone, receive text notifications etc. Can touch a button on side of earbuds it will silence music or answer a call, very user friendly. With earbuds you likely will not find it practical to wear all day long.
I had exactly the same experience; I've worn AfterShokz' Aeropex-model ear/headphones for hours daily (for the last 20 months?). Battery easily lasts all day. Not being isolated from environmental noise is a big safety advantage, allows use in traffic-awareness-mandatory situations, etc.
The biggest win: nothing in my ear canal or applying bending/crushing force to my outer ear (as a result of wearing disposable earplugs to assist sleeping, I developed "sensitivity" (discomfort) that prevents me from putting anything in my ear canal on a regular basis).

P.S. My advice for anyone considering buying AfterShokz headphones: choose Aeropex or newer high-end models; I used their Titanium model for a year prior to buying the Aeropex; the Aeropex was a major leap forward in many respects, the most notable being comfort.

P.P.S. I have had to use AfterShokz (2 year) warranty [replacement] process twice (once each for Aeropex and Titanium). Both times I got a new pair no questions asked with reasonable timeliness. One might think "oh, it doesn't reflect well on the product that you had failures" but my perspective is that given the amount of use my devices get, and how lightweight and delicately flexible (comfortable) they are, I'm impressed that they've stood up to long-term (ab)use as well as they have.
Ditto to everything above. Although I only had to use the warranty once. They just stopped working about a month after I got my first pair. But they were super responsive and easy to work with to get a new pair sent out. I have a pretty severe disability so I can't use normal earbuds, these are the only things I'm able to use headphones-wise. My wife thinks that the sound quality from the Bluetooth is just as good as what she hears me on my phone, if not better since it's able to be closer to my mouth. I always tell people to give them a try, since it's different you never know if you will like them or not. I have one of the newer models as well.
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I've been very happy with TOZO T6 earbuds - $35 when I bought them a couple of years ago, and now on sale at $22. The earbud has soft rubber surround, and it ships with a set of different rubber earbud covers, to improve individual fit.

I could never wear Apple Air buds - they hurt my ear, and slipped all the time. The Tozos make me happy - I wore them for several hours last week, synced to my iPhone for an audio museum tour. Three thumbs up!

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I've been using the original Google pixel buds since they came out and like them bc there's a cord between them to prevent one from falling out and being lost and have been very pleased so far. Thanks for making this thread, I was wondering the other day what I'd do if they stopped working since the new version isn't corded.
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uaeebs86 wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 10:12 am I bought these JLabs for my bus ride commute and walks:

JLab Go Air Pop True Wireless
They are only 20 bucks so if I lose one I won't be too upset. Found them on some website listing best cheap earbuds.
They are adequate, battery life is pretty good, highest volume could be a little better, but that's probably good for my old ears with some hearing loss already.
+1; I have a pair of these and enjoy them. I've found the touch buttons difficult to use, but the price is right. It is funny that the less expensive a product is... the LESS LIKELY it is that I'll lose it.

As an alternative, I also have a pair of these Skullcandy Dime True Wireless earbuds ($23-25 range) - also available at Walmart, Target, BestBuy. The buttons are tactile/mechanical, and I actually like them better than the JLAB - they stay in my ear more securely.
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Why not just get earbuds with hooks? Because my headphones are primarily used for exercise, I only buy ones with hooks. I currently use Treblab X3 pro, but there are tons of options.
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GeMoney wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 11:30 am Take a look at this review site: https://www.scarbir.com/

I purchased one of the items reviewed and his review was spot on. He does discuss fit and comfort in the reviews.
Huge thanks for this website link.
I just got "lost" in reading the reviews. What an education!

The one weakness is the focus on "under 100 dollar items. . so if the budget is higher. . .
But, there are likely other good review sites for that.

thanks again.
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I had a pair of Jabra elite 75t (no longer being made, I think) and they were wonderful. I had no problem keeping them in when jogging, and certainly not when working. Unfortunately, I failed to return them to the case one day and my puppy destroyed them. I picked up a less pricey pair from Skullcandy and I'm struggling to sync with my computer, I'm told that it is harder to hear me on phone meetings, and they are not very comfortable (much larger than the Jabra pair). I plan to return those and may end up with another Jabra pair, but not sure if I should go for one of the lower end models (in case the puppy destroys them again) or if the quality on that will disappoint me. May be worth checking out Jabra for you though.
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Ultimately it depends on what features you want.

For a higher quality set (better sound quality, better codecs, active noise canceling) I have Panasonic RZ-S500 earbuds. Those work well with my phone, iPad, laptop, or Apple TV. However, they do not stay in my ears well for heavy activity. Microphone on these seems pretty good for calls as well. Noise cancelling works really well to suppress consistent ambient noise (kitchen fans, air conditioners, engines, etc.) and allow use of lower volume. These can also work as a kind of hearing aid by amplifying outside noise if desired.

For running I have Plantronics BackBeat Fit 3100. Those loop over my ears and have a fully open design. Downside of that is that it does not filter outside noise at all. Advantage is I have full awareness of cars at intersections, bikes on the trail, and just use the music as background for my run. I have only used these for phone calls once or twice so can't comment to quality.
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Have you tried the “sport” ear buds models? These comes with a hook that goes behind the ears and fix it in place.

Personally, I use the JLab Air sports, which are about $30. These never fall out of my ears unlike much more expensive products like Aid pods. I only to audiobooks and podcasts (not music) for whatever it’s worth. So I can’t comments on the audio quality if that’s important.
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DVMResident wrote: Mon Sep 19, 2022 9:04 pm Have you tried the “sport” ear buds models? These comes with a hook that goes behind the ears and fix it in place.

Personally, I use the JLab Air sports, which are about $30. These never fall out of my ears unlike much more expensive products like Aid pods. I only to audiobooks and podcasts (not music) for whatever it’s worth. So I can’t comments on the audio quality if that’s important.
Of all the earbuds I've tested and reviewed, the over-the-ear ones were the only ones that didn't fall out at some point during testing.
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Both DW and I have Beats Studio Buds wireless noise canceling Earbuds. We don’t jog or exercise with them in, but they have never fallen out while walking for either of us. They are not less expensive than the OP’s Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 at normal price, but we did get them cheaper on one sale or another, maybe $130 or so.
They sound fine, but the difference in the sound between no adjustment, transparent, and noise canceling is baffling. The noise canceling sound is bass heavy and the no adjustment setting is kind of bass weak. In a very noisy setting the noise canceling setting is not perfect.
I have always been someone who likes their music unmodified, that is as close to exactly the way that the artist meant for it to sound. It seems to me that the noise canceling mode has over emphasized bass, and that doesn’t sit well with me.
If Koss made Bluetooth noise canceling earbuds that sounded exactly like my Porta Pro headphones, I would go with them.
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Mel Lindauer wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 9:10 am
DVMResident wrote: Mon Sep 19, 2022 9:04 pm Have you tried the “sport” ear buds models? These comes with a hook that goes behind the ears and fix it in place.

Personally, I use the JLab Air sports, which are about $30. These never fall out of my ears unlike much more expensive products like Aid pods. I only to audiobooks and podcasts (not music) for whatever it’s worth. So I can’t comments on the audio quality if that’s important.
Of all the earbuds I've tested and reviewed, the over-the-ear ones were the only ones that didn't fall out at some point during testing.
I recommended earbuds with hooks earlier in the thread. My primary use is in exercise, I would not even bother buying conventional earbuds.
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OP here. Major thanks for your replies. I have learned a lot and have some more research to pursue.
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Just ordered a pair of the new Bose QC II ear buds that were released this week.

Excited to see how they perform.

https://www.bose.com/en_us/products/hea ... ds-ii.html
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shavenyak wrote: Tue Sep 20, 2022 7:48 pm OP here. Major thanks for your replies. I have learned a lot and have some more research to pursue.
Thanks for the update.

Please follow through if you have time later and input what you ended up getting.

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runninginvestor wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 11:38 am
SunnySideUp wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 10:05 am
StevieG72 wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 9:28 am I had same issue with earbuds falling out. Family bought me a pair of AfterShokz that sit in front of your ears and actually transmit the sound through the bone, not your ear. They work GREAT, actually work better with earplugs. I use earplugs while cutting the grass.

Very comfortable, wear all day. Can listen to music, talk on the phone, receive text notifications etc. Can touch a button on side of earbuds it will silence music or answer a call, very user friendly. With earbuds you likely will not find it practical to wear all day long.
I had exactly the same experience; I've worn AfterShokz' Aeropex-model ear/headphones for hours daily (for the last 20 months?). Battery easily lasts all day. Not being isolated from environmental noise is a big safety advantage, allows use in traffic-awareness-mandatory situations, etc.
The biggest win: nothing in my ear canal or applying bending/crushing force to my outer ear (as a result of wearing disposable earplugs to assist sleeping, I developed "sensitivity" (discomfort) that prevents me from putting anything in my ear canal on a regular basis).

P.S. My advice for anyone considering buying AfterShokz headphones: choose Aeropex or newer high-end models; I used their Titanium model for a year prior to buying the Aeropex; the Aeropex was a major leap forward in many respects, the most notable being comfort.

P.P.S. I have had to use AfterShokz (2 year) warranty [replacement] process twice (once each for Aeropex and Titanium). Both times I got a new pair no questions asked with reasonable timeliness. One might think "oh, it doesn't reflect well on the product that you had failures" but my perspective is that given the amount of use my devices get, and how lightweight and delicately flexible (comfortable) they are, I'm impressed that they've stood up to long-term (ab)use as well as they have.
Ditto to everything above. Although I only had to use the warranty once. They just stopped working about a month after I got my first pair. But they were super responsive and easy to work with to get a new pair sent out. I have a pretty severe disability so I can't use normal earbuds, these are the only things I'm able to use headphones-wise. My wife thinks that the sound quality from the Bluetooth is just as good as what she hears me on my phone, if not better since it's able to be closer to my mouth. I always tell people to give them a try, since it's different you never know if you will like them or not. I have one of the newer models as well.
I will also endorse these. I have the new version, the Shokz OpenRun (regular, not the pro) and have been using them for a few weeks for general use and listening to music while running. I was amazed the first time I tried plugging my ears while listening to them through bone conduction - unbelievable. The fact that my ears are not plugged up and I can hear normal sounds of my environment at the same time is also a huge plus for many reasons.
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OP, I don't think you mentioned if you're in the Apple ecosystem or not. I've tried a lot of true wireless earbuds, and while the AirPods Pro aren't the best in any one area other than convenience, they are supremely convenient if you use more than one Apple device (e.g., totally seamless switching between iPhone, iPad, and Mac) and "good enough" in other areas like sound quality and noise canceling. In two days Apple will release the second gen, which has some enhancements, the most significant for me being the ability to adjust volume on the stem. I've got them on pre-order - $250. Or if you're ok with the first gen, those have dropped to about $180.

ETA: The AirPods Pro 2nd gen are excellent, pretty much everything is improved. Great sound quality and ANC. For anyone using Apple devices, they're easily the first choice.
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I had a set of Jabra Elite Active 75t wireless earbuds that I really liked. Sound quality was good, they're very convenient, and the ANC worked well. Sadly I left them on an airplane a few days ago :( I've since ordered a replacement set of the newer model, the Jabra Elite 7 Active.
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N1CKV wrote: Wed Sep 21, 2022 2:59 pm
runninginvestor wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 11:38 am Ditto to everything above. Although I only had to use the warranty once. They just stopped working about a month after I got my first pair. But they were super responsive and easy to work with to get a new pair sent out. I have a pretty severe disability so I can't use normal earbuds, these are the only things I'm able to use headphones-wise. My wife thinks that the sound quality from the Bluetooth is just as good as what she hears me on my phone, if not better since it's able to be closer to my mouth. I always tell people to give them a try, since it's different you never know if you will like them or not. I have one of the newer models as well.
I will also endorse these. I have the new version, the Shokz OpenRun (regular, not the pro) and have been using them for a few weeks for general use and listening to music while running. I was amazed the first time I tried plugging my ears while listening to them through bone conduction - unbelievable. The fact that my ears are not plugged up and I can hear normal sounds of my environment at the same time is also a huge plus for many reasons.
Not to derail OPs thread, but thanks for pointing out they have a new version. I haven't thought to look since I've had mine for 4-ish years now and after that initial faulty issue that was replaced, I've had no issues. My biggest personal annoyance for them is I can't plugin the charger and rely on my spouse. But the new ones appear to have a magnetic charging cable vs my old Air's plug-in? If so that would benefit me...tremendously.
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runninginvestor wrote: Thu Sep 22, 2022 9:54 am But the new [Aftershokz models] appear to have a magnetic charging cable vs my old Air's plug-in? If so that would benefit me...tremendously.
Yes my Aeropex also has the magnetic cable-charging attachment; it's very convenient compared to older models' micro-usb w/moisture-sealing plug which requires more dexterity to connect.
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Maybe you've already done this, but I also recommend googling how to insert earbuds properly before you get new ones. I bought a pair of wireless earbuds a couple years ago and couldn't get them to stay in, so I googled to see if I was doing it properly. Someone had posted a tip about tugging down on your earlobe while inserting the earbud, which enlarges the gap that the earbud fits into. That works well for me and now they generally stay in.
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Afty wrote: Wed Sep 21, 2022 3:19 pm I had a set of Jabra Elite Active 75t wireless earbuds that I really liked. Sound quality was good, they're very convenient, and the ANC worked well. Sadly I left them on an airplane a few days ago :( I've since ordered a replacement set of the newer model, the Jabra Elite 7 Active.
One can also get Jabra Elite 3's - currenlty at less than 1/2 the price of 7s on Amazon. Earlier generation but great quality, use one or use both feature, good battery life with battery charging case.
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shavenyak wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:59 am Interested in opinions on wireless earbuds. I have Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 True ... Noise Cancelling Ambient Sound Bluetooth Lightweight Comfort Fit Touch Control US Version, Graphite. They were $149 (ouch) and fall out of my ears all too often to make it annoying. Looking for less expensive and more practical alternatives. Thanks in advance.
Dissatisfied with the music quality of my neckband earbuds
(BCS700 $56, reliable all day all year round, very poor ANC, marginal fidelity but good enough)https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B09 ... =UTF8&th=1,
I went on a search for the best ANC and audio quality earbuds.

My main criteria was (in order):
Ear comfort: if it hurts or aches, then nothing else matters.
Stays in my year when active: if I lose one or have to keep worrying about one falling out, nothing else matters.
ANC: Noise cancellation: I have terrible tinnitus so any loud setting, even a supermarket, is too loud, also noisy activites.
Audio quality: I listen to music nearly all my waking hours, so . . a must.

Recent reviews: bought from Amazon then either kept or returned.

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
229 dollars
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0B ... UTF8&psc=1
Like the OP: it is not all that secure in my ear, YMMV if one is more sedate or desk job or things like that, but not for changing oil under a tractor or changing mower blades while laying down on a rolling creeper.
Sound is excellent.
Noise cancellation is . . .so so.

Soundcore by Anker Liberty 3 Pro
99 dollars
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B09 ... UTF8&psc=1
The fit on these are more customizable than many ANC earbuds and the kit comes with all kinds of buds and earpieces to get a good fit. For me, I was able to get a very good secure fit.
ANC was. . . okay to marginal.
Sound is excellent but bass heavy across the board. . . this can be adjusted with the APP.
IpHone APP was great and very customizable.

Battery life with ANC on full was terrible. Only 3 hours or so.

**This is an incredible value for 99 dollars.

Apple Airpods Pro (2nd gen).
239 dollars
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0B ... UTF8&psc=1
Fit. . . . .what fit?
These only rely on how firmly the earbud tip end is stuck in your ear. It doesn't fit into the outer ear in any way.
So, when it falls out, it falls out.
ANC was . . . okay.
Sound is absolutely outstanding across a wide genre of music types. For music lovers, this is really up there in fidelity.
App was . . ok.

Bose Quiet Comfort Earbuds.
200 dollars
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B08 ... UTF8&psc=1
Fit: customizable with 3 sizes of combo end buds and outer ear forms. They lock into one's ear very well. They are not quite as comfortable and tweakable as the "Soundcore Anker Liberty 3 Pro" and should be at 2x the price. Oh well. They don't fall out and are secure. They work.
ANC. . the gold standard. Just absolutely outstanding and surprising for earbuds compared to over ear Bose QC ANC headphones.
Fidelity: very nice, adjustable with the iphone Bose APP.
As far as I know so far, there's no on board switch on the earbuds to turn off ANC and turn on transparency. Will read more.
Overall, the Bose QC products are so nice that I ordered the latest Bose ANC QC earbuds for $300 to compare. Is it going to be 100 dollars better.
Whichever one is better, I'll keep.

I'm not sure of the battery life on full ANC on the other earbuds besides the Soundcore's. The fit test was first and if that didn't work there was no sense in going further.

I hope this is helpful.
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I wear behind the ear(BTE) hearing aids & they sync up via Bluetooth with my iPhone & iPad. Audio for all of the music, phone calls & streaming is heard through the hearing aids & they don’t fall out.
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Sandtrap wrote: Wed Sep 28, 2022 10:46 am
shavenyak wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:59 am Interested in opinions on wireless earbuds. I have Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 True ... Noise Cancelling Ambient Sound Bluetooth Lightweight Comfort Fit Touch Control US Version, Graphite. They were $149 (ouch) and fall out of my ears all too often to make it annoying. Looking for less expensive and more practical alternatives. Thanks in advance.
Dissatisfied with the music quality of my neckband earbuds
(BCS700 $56, reliable all day all year round, very poor ANC, marginal fidelity but good enough)https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B09 ... =UTF8&th=1,
I went on a search for the best ANC and audio quality earbuds.

My main criteria was (in order):
Ear comfort: if it hurts or aches, then nothing else matters.
Stays in my year when active: if I lose one or have to keep worrying about one falling out, nothing else matters.
ANC: Noise cancellation: I have terrible tinnitus so any loud setting, even a supermarket, is too loud, also noisy activites.
Audio quality: I listen to music nearly all my waking hours, so . . a must.

Recent reviews: bought from Amazon then either kept or returned.

Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro
229 dollars
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0B ... UTF8&psc=1
Like the OP: it is not all that secure in my ear, YMMV if one is more sedate or desk job or things like that, but not for changing oil under a tractor or changing mower blades while laying down on a rolling creeper.
Sound is excellent.
Noise cancellation is . . .so so.

Soundcore by Anker Liberty 3 Pro
99 dollars
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B09 ... UTF8&psc=1
The fit on these are more customizable than many ANC earbuds and the kit comes with all kinds of buds and earpieces to get a good fit. For me, I was able to get a very good secure fit.
ANC was. . . okay to marginal.
Sound is excellent but bass heavy across the board. . . this can be adjusted with the APP.
IpHone APP was great and very customizable.

Battery life with ANC on full was terrible. Only 3 hours or so.

**This is an incredible value for 99 dollars.

Apple Airpods Pro (2nd gen).
239 dollars
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0B ... UTF8&psc=1
Fit. . . . .what fit?
These only rely on how firmly the earbud tip end is stuck in your ear. It doesn't fit into the outer ear in any way.
So, when it falls out, it falls out.
ANC was . . . okay.
Sound is absolutely outstanding across a wide genre of music types. For music lovers, this is really up there in fidelity.
App was . . ok.

Bose Quiet Comfort Earbuds.
200 dollars
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B08 ... UTF8&psc=1
Fit: customizable with 3 sizes of combo end buds and outer ear forms. They lock into one's ear very well. They are not quite as comfortable and tweakable as the "Soundcore Anker Liberty 3 Pro" and should be at 2x the price. Oh well. They don't fall out and are secure. They work.
ANC. . the gold standard. Just absolutely outstanding and surprising for earbuds compared to over ear Bose QC ANC headphones.
Fidelity: very nice, adjustable with the iphone Bose APP.
As far as I know so far, there's no on board switch on the earbuds to turn off ANC and turn on transparency. Will read more.
Overall, the Bose QC products are so nice that I ordered the latest Bose ANC QC earbuds for $300 to compare. Is it going to be 100 dollars better.
Whichever one is better, I'll keep.

I'm not sure of the battery life on full ANC on the other earbuds besides the Soundcore's. The fit test was first and if that didn't work there was no sense in going further.

I hope this is helpful.
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Has anyone tried these out yet?

300 dollars :moneybag :moneybag
New Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II, Wireless Bluetooth
With ANC. (supposedly the world's best).
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0B ... UTF8&psc=1

The 200 dollar :dollar :dollar
Version I. that I tested earlier has the sort of "bat wing" arc insert that fits the outer ear ridge. It can put enough pressure in my ear so that after awhile it gets bothersome. Also, the end earbud design is more of a "cone" than a "grape" like most earbuds have. This ends up wedging into the outer ear canal which also can be irritating over time.
But, the ANC is indeed outstanding in this price range and dominates anything cheaper. So, for a 200$ pure ANC feature. Bose wins.

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You may want to check these ear buds out: Sony WF-1000XM4. Reviews are high for ANC and sound quality. YMMV.

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Cash is King wrote: Wed Sep 28, 2022 7:27 pm You may want to check these ear buds out: Sony WF-1000XM4. Reviews are high for ANC and sound quality. YMMV.

Best,
I tried them. The ear bud fit was not secure enough if one is even a bit active. Maybe it's my ears.
The ANC and sound fidelity was nice. Although the BOSE ANC was much better. Quieter.

thanks.
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Sandtrap wrote: Wed Sep 28, 2022 7:37 pm
Cash is King wrote: Wed Sep 28, 2022 7:27 pm You may want to check these ear buds out: Sony WF-1000XM4. Reviews are high for ANC and sound quality. YMMV.

Best,
I tried them. The ear bud fit was not secure enough if one is even a bit active. Maybe it's my ears.
The ANC and sound fidelity was nice. Although the BOSE ANC was much better. Quieter.

thanks.
j
Yes, the fit is usually the deal breaker. The Bose ANC are nice as well.
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Cash is King wrote: Wed Sep 28, 2022 7:42 pm
Sandtrap wrote: Wed Sep 28, 2022 7:37 pm
Cash is King wrote: Wed Sep 28, 2022 7:27 pm You may want to check these ear buds out: Sony WF-1000XM4. Reviews are high for ANC and sound quality. YMMV.

Best,
I tried them. The ear bud fit was not secure enough if one is even a bit active. Maybe it's my ears.
The ANC and sound fidelity was nice. Although the BOSE ANC was much better. Quieter.

thanks.
j
Yes, the fit is usually the deal breaker. The Bose ANC are nice as well.
The Sony's seem to depend on the earbud (grape end) to hold it in the ear. Some other designs do this differently. I think it depends on each person's ear shape. . . IE: Vulcan ears, Elf ears. . . Hobbit ears. . . etc. . .

aloha
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Sandtrap wrote: Wed Sep 28, 2022 7:51 pm
Cash is King wrote: Wed Sep 28, 2022 7:42 pm
Sandtrap wrote: Wed Sep 28, 2022 7:37 pm
Cash is King wrote: Wed Sep 28, 2022 7:27 pm You may want to check these ear buds out: Sony WF-1000XM4. Reviews are high for ANC and sound quality. YMMV.

Best,
I tried them. The ear bud fit was not secure enough if one is even a bit active. Maybe it's my ears.
The ANC and sound fidelity was nice. Although the BOSE ANC was much better. Quieter.

thanks.
j
Yes, the fit is usually the deal breaker. The Bose ANC are nice as well.
The Sony's seem to depend on the earbud (grape end) to hold it in the ear. Some other designs do this differently. I think it depends on each person's ear shape. . . IE: Vulcan ears, Elf ears. . . Hobbit ears. . . etc. . .

aloha
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abuss368 wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 8:20 am
Sandtrap wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 8:04 am
shavenyak wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:59 am Interested in opinions on wireless earbuds. I have Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 True ... Noise Cancelling Ambient Sound Bluetooth Lightweight Comfort Fit Touch Control US Version, Graphite. They were $149 (ouch) and fall out of my ears all too often to make it annoying. Looking for less expensive and more practical alternatives. Thanks in advance.
To OP:
I listen to music 24/7 waking hours, and also need "earbuds or headphones" to talk on the phone (iphone) as I am hard of hearing and can't hear just the phone up to my ear. And, also need the noise isolation and cancellation if it is noisy or in a public place.
And, the noise cancellation and transparency feature to amplify outside dialogue/noise comes in handy as well.

I tried a zillion types of "ear buds", etc, etc, over the years.
This one (finally) works well, can't be lost, and doesn't fall out of my ears, and is very very durable. The sound quality for music could be better, not as good as Apple corded earbuds/headphones at all, but they do work overall and are a good price.
I have 3 of them and rotate as the battery level goes down.
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07 ... UTF8&psc=1

The corded earbud, neckband types work well for me because I tend to be active outside and don't want to lose them if they were individual earbud types.

I also use them under high quality noise reduction ear muffs when in my shop or mowing, etc.

I hope this helps you.
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(edited for spelling and forgetfulness)
Hi Jim -

Thanks for sharing that as I not aware of any products designed like that. We have the Apple AirPods Pro and the sound quality and noise reduction are excellent. This is weighed against always feeling the buds moving as worrying about losing them.

Best.
Tony
Aloha Tony,
Are you on solid ground now after that long GulfStream trip to Morraco to check on Dave's Hedge Funds? :D

The world of the latest $$$$ mid and high end ANC (Automatic Noise Cancellation) earbuds is "new to me". My last experience with ANC was in the early Bose QC over ear headphones when they were great and affordable and worked well. At that time, earbuds did a poor to zero job at ANC.

Others here might have these same "Wireless Earbud Needs and Priorities"
1
I need the highest level of ANC: , to cut noise for loud environments. IE: mowing, tractor work, long air flights, etc, to help me with "noise induced tinnitus" (ringing in ear and hearing loss), or when messing around in my warehouse or mini shop.

As I'm trying my best to be an "active senior", the earbuds have to stay in my ear and, I've found lately, not rely on just the "grape end shape earbud" to stay wedged in my ear. Those designs just plain don't work at all.
I don't want to have to keep worrying about losing them, falling out, etc.

The test is that they have to stay on my ear in all head positions and movements from laying down on a mechanics creeper under my ATV/truck/etc, or stay in my ear while mowing, and doing chores. . (AKA: "Honey D's")(humor). They also have to fit under over the ear sound head muffs if needed.

My upthread post/review on various "Wireless Earbuds" as far as fit talks about all this.
FIY: The Apple Airpod design depends only on the "grape end earbud" snug friction fit to stay on one's ear. While the advertisements say "fit customizable", it only means it comes with only 3 sizes of "grape end earbuds" and that's about it. I also found the step part to be a distraction and if I put on a "face mask" for working in dusty places, sharpening mower blades, etc, then they can get hooked and fall out of my ear. Perhaps they might work great for those with ear canals that fit well or work and play sedately, etc.

2
Transparency clarity and adjustability is a must. While being able to completely (best as it can) block sound when needed, the "Wireless Earbuds" must be able to have excellent clarity of surroundings, especially vocal frequencies, when needed.

3
Audio (music) Fidelity must be outstanding. I listen to music most all of my waking hours.

4. Comfort and fit adjustability is a must. If the "Wireless Earbuds" are uncomfortable, then there's no sense in having them. They will just end up sitting in my pocket at some point in the day to give my sore ears a break.

**************************

Questions:
Have you looked at the latest in "Wireless Earbuds"?
(What is coming out now or latest is incredible in features, ANC advancements, etc. Choices at the 100,200,300+ levels are amazing.)

What do you like or don't like best about the "Apple Airpods"?
What generation do you have and are they ANC?
How well does the ANC work? What kind of loud environment do you use them for? Is the GulfStream loud on a long flight?

What "Wireless Earbuds" with great ANC are you considering now or in the future?


Thanks for your help and comments.
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I'm not too sure what your requirements are but I have a pair of Shokz (Formally AfterShokz) and they're fantastic. I'm in them all day from work calls to runs. I couldn't recommend more & I love the fact that nothing is actually in my ear. The only thing is they're not great with loud noises like mowing or on a plane.

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Sandtrap wrote: Thu Sep 29, 2022 7:17 am
abuss368 wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 8:20 am
Sandtrap wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 8:04 am
shavenyak wrote: Sun Sep 18, 2022 7:59 am Interested in opinions on wireless earbuds. I have Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 True ... Noise Cancelling Ambient Sound Bluetooth Lightweight Comfort Fit Touch Control US Version, Graphite. They were $149 (ouch) and fall out of my ears all too often to make it annoying. Looking for less expensive and more practical alternatives. Thanks in advance.
To OP:
I listen to music 24/7 waking hours, and also need "earbuds or headphones" to talk on the phone (iphone) as I am hard of hearing and can't hear just the phone up to my ear. And, also need the noise isolation and cancellation if it is noisy or in a public place.
And, the noise cancellation and transparency feature to amplify outside dialogue/noise comes in handy as well.

I tried a zillion types of "ear buds", etc, etc, over the years.
This one (finally) works well, can't be lost, and doesn't fall out of my ears, and is very very durable. The sound quality for music could be better, not as good as Apple corded earbuds/headphones at all, but they do work overall and are a good price.
I have 3 of them and rotate as the battery level goes down.
https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07 ... UTF8&psc=1

The corded earbud, neckband types work well for me because I tend to be active outside and don't want to lose them if they were individual earbud types.

I also use them under high quality noise reduction ear muffs when in my shop or mowing, etc.

I hope this helps you.
j :D
(edited for spelling and forgetfulness)
Hi Jim -

Thanks for sharing that as I not aware of any products designed like that. We have the Apple AirPods Pro and the sound quality and noise reduction are excellent. This is weighed against always feeling the buds moving as worrying about losing them.

Best.
Tony
Aloha Tony,
Are you on solid ground now after that long GulfStream trip to Morraco to check on Dave's Hedge Funds? :D

The world of the latest $$$$ mid and high end ANC (Automatic Noise Cancellation) earbuds is "new to me". My last experience with ANC was in the early Bose QC over ear headphones when they were great and affordable and worked well. At that time, earbuds did a poor to zero job at ANC.

Others here might have these same "Wireless Earbud Needs and Priorities"
1
I need the highest level of ANC: , to cut noise for loud environments. IE: mowing, tractor work, long air flights, etc, to help me with "noise induced tinnitus" (ringing in ear and hearing loss), or when messing around in my warehouse or mini shop.

As I'm trying my best to be an "active senior", the earbuds have to stay in my ear and, I've found lately, not rely on just the "grape end shape earbud" to stay wedged in my ear. Those designs just plain don't work at all.
I don't want to have to keep worrying about losing them, falling out, etc.

The test is that they have to stay on my ear in all head positions and movements from laying down on a mechanics creeper under my ATV/truck/etc, or stay in my ear while mowing, and doing chores. . (AKA: "Honey D's")(humor). They also have to fit under over the ear sound head muffs if needed.

My upthread post/review on various "Wireless Earbuds" as far as fit talks about all this.
FIY: The Apple Airpod design depends only on the "grape end earbud" snug friction fit to stay on one's ear. While the advertisements say "fit customizable", it only means it comes with only 3 sizes of "grape end earbuds" and that's about it. I also found the step part to be a distraction and if I put on a "face mask" for working in dusty places, sharpening mower blades, etc, then they can get hooked and fall out of my ear. Perhaps they might work great for those with ear canals that fit well or work and play sedately, etc.

2
Transparency clarity and adjustability is a must. While being able to completely (best as it can) block sound when needed, the "Wireless Earbuds" must be able to have excellent clarity of surroundings, especially vocal frequencies, when needed.

3
Audio (music) Fidelity must be outstanding. I listen to music most all of my waking hours.

4. Comfort and fit adjustability is a must. If the "Wireless Earbuds" are uncomfortable, then there's no sense in having them. They will just end up sitting in my pocket at some point in the day to give my sore ears a break.

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Questions:
Have you looked at the latest in "Wireless Earbuds"?
(What is coming out now or latest is incredible in features, ANC advancements, etc. Choices at the 100,200,300+ levels are amazing.)

What do you like or don't like best about the "Apple Airpods"?
What generation do you have and are they ANC?
How well does the ANC work? What kind of loud environment do you use them for? Is the GulfStream loud on a long flight?

What "Wireless Earbuds" with great ANC are you considering now or in the future?


Thanks for your help and comments.
Happy Hedge Hog Funding.
j :D

ps: Financially: Is it true that Dave is putting together a health care institution based Hedge Fund ??? ( I want in on it). :D :?: :?:
Hi Jim -

Have the Apple AirPods Pro with noise cancellation. Maybe a generation ago. Couple years and work great.

Yes, I believe Dave is looking to launch a Healthcare focused hostile takeover fund.

He is at 40,000 feet in the Gulfstream so we can’t check in with him.

Best.
Tony
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Re: Wireless Earbuds

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I've now bought and reviewed and returned all but these "Wireless Earbuds", and another. .Soundcore Liberty Pro 3. .
They are amazing:

NEW Bose QuietComfort Earbuds II, Wireless, Bluetooth, World’s Best Noise Cancelling In-Ear Headphones with Personalized Noise Cancellation & Sound.
300 dollars.
Amazon.com
https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B0B4PSQHD5? ... ct_details

Fit and comfort: better than the previous generation (100 dollars cheaper) 200 dollars. which had that strange "bat wing" shape hook into outer ear shape and a conical shaped "earbud" that wedged into the ear. Uncomfortable pressure over time.
But, it did stay into my ear when active in all head positions and movements, chores, etc.
So. . .if it fits one's ear well, then a great deal. But, for me, not too good at all.
Maybe if it had grape shaped normal earbuds instead of a cone, but still keep the wierd batwings that hold in so well. I don't know.

This new one is more like the Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro with a wide range of customization; various earbuds (grape shapes) and outer wedgy things to customize fit, and hold much better than the earbuds only other types like the AirPods, etc.

ANC: outstanding noise cancellation, better than the previous model and better than any other 2-300 dollar ANC earbud.

Audio music fidelity: Almost as good as the AirPods.

APP: The iPhone App does not have the same range of adjustments, etc, as some other types but what it does have works well.

Verdict: The latest ANC Bose Earbuds are well worth 300 dollars.

Is it 3x as good as the Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro which is very comfortable and the app is excellent and ANC very competent and passable. Unknown.

I'm keeping both. :D :D

j :D
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