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  1. Poindexter

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    Can anyone recommend some really good wireless headphones? Preferably the over the ear kind.
     
  2. Frag x 3

    Frag x 3 everybody's friend

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    I have the Backbeat 903+ Bluetooth headphones. Battery lasts a long time, especially in standby time. I can go a month or three without turning them on and they'll have a few hours of use in them.
     
  3. Poindexter

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    Awesome, I'll check them out. Thanks.
     
  4. Poindexter

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    Any updates on this inquiry? I'm looking for something on a budget.
     
  5. kc56

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    What is MOST important to you about them?

    Bass/club sound?
    Accurate musical reproduction?
    Hearing voices clearly?
    Portability?
    Cost?
    Support?
    Wireless?
     
  6. Poindexter

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    Best musical reproduction for the best price. Price is the major consideration. I want them to be wireless.
     
  7. kc56

    kc56 Well-Known Member

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    What’s your theoretical price limit?
     
  8. Poindexter

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    Less than one hundred.
     
  9. nbm02ss

    nbm02ss Well-Known Member

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    I am not sure that you'll be able to grab budget headphones with accurate sound reproduction for under $100 and keep the wireless feature. For budget headphones with accurate sound reproduction you'd be very hard pressed to beat Audio Technica's MTH line of headphones, but they'll be wired.
     
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  10. Poindexter

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    Thanks. I'll check 'em out.
     
  11. Ninjastix

    Ninjastix Damn Gina Site Donor

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    The Audio Technias are typically widely recommended for bang vs buck.

    I finally got a pair of Jaybird X3s to work provided I don't breathe on the charge cradle. Paired with the memory phone inserts they cancel all outside noise, don't cook your ear like over-the-ears, and have their own EQ app. Hard to beat for the price point for wireless but they are buds not headphones.
     
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  12. Poindexter

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    Nice. I'll look at those.
     
  13. Poindexter

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    Either of these any good? I'll basically be using them occasionally to watch TV at my house, to watch events streaming on my computer, and for listening to music when I walk to/from work.



     
  14. nbm02ss

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    I'm revising my recommendation to the AKG N200 wireless earbuds. These things have outstandingly accurate sound reproduction; better than any other wireless earbuds I've tried (though I haven't tried any $200+, fuck that) especially for sub $100.
     
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  15. Dimson

    Dimson Your tears don't fall...

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    I prefer over the ear headsets. It always feels weird having ear buds in my ear.
     
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  16. nbm02ss

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    To each their own, of course, but I find myself hardly noticing these.
     
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  17. disposableassassin

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    I have a hard time finding earbuds that fit my ear properly. I love to run though so a good pair is essential for me
     
  18. Ninjastix

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    Over ear gets my ears so warm the wax inside my earholes melts out like some rancid caramel.
    --- Post Added -- Dec 4, 2018, ---
    After a couple of months with them I would recommend the Jaybirds. I think the X4s are either out or coming out but so long as you can get the X3s with foam tips you'll be golden. The foam tips are a must unless you're one of those inhuman fucks that doesn't profusely sweat when you work out.

    I use Android so I run my own EQ then the Jaybird EQ runs on top that. The Jaybird's are loud enough where some of the volume I lose through balancing is mitigated. Coupled with the foam tips sound is insulated and they don't slip out of my ear due to sweat. They're a 7/10 in terms of comfort where most earbuds are a 4/10 for me. I find hard shell buds to be the most comfortable but they do not insulate sound for shit.

    I listen to a lop of Hip Hop so sound balancing is a must for me to drop the mids so vocals are clean, clear, and resonate. The double EQ allows me to tweak the levels to damn near perfection.

    I still hate the charge cradle design but I handle it like a faberge egg. Thus far it's been fine.
     
  19. disposableassassin

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    I'll definitely have to look into those. I intend to pick up a nice pair around the beginning of the year.
     
  20. Ninjastix

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    Best Buy had them on sale for 79.99 a few months back. If the X4s are out the price should come down. The key is to make sure they come with the foam tips (Comply foam tips?).
     
  21. ATJ-Lucko

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    got my fiance some Bob Marley Wireless headphones for Christmas they sound really good
     

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