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Wireless Earbud Recommendations?

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I'm looking into buying some wireless earbuds around right now since there's all the black friday deals. I preferably want true wireless earbuds but ones with a cord connecting the earbuds aren't out of the question if it's a good deal. Especially since it looks like a lot of true wireless earbuds only have battery life of around 4 hrs when using them... and I would definitely prefer if that was around double. Noise cancelling would also be a bonus, but it's not necessary.

 

My budget is under around $120 ish; if there's something that's a pretty good deal that costs more I'd be willing to go higher and $200 would probably be my absolute max.

 

I looked around a bit and saw a couple here and there:

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These aren't too expensive but idk how good sound quality is, and the battery life is definitely not what I would call ideal.

 

I have no idea how good these Samsung ones are but the 7 hours of battery life they advertise is pretty enticing...

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These Bose ones are definitely stretching the budget but they also have noise cancelling... however the reviews aren't the greatest.

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These are noise cancelling and much cheaper which is nice, but idk about sound quality and 3 hrs of playtime doesn't sound great

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These aren't true wireless but the battery life is much better

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I also heard some recommendations for Jaybird X3s or X4s but the reviews don't look the greatest.

 

I'm really not sure what to go for... there's a lot of options and I'm not really an audio guy so idk what has good sound quality and what doesn't; what has QC or connectivity issues and what doesn't, etc.

 

Also, I heard that wireless earbuds sometimes have latency issues, but that bluetooth 5.0 has something that can help alleviate this. Is this true? Because if yes, I would definitely want something with BT 5.0

 

EDIT: I forgot to mention, do you guys think it might be worth holding off until Friday to check out deals?

 

Thanks for the help people!

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I've been using the Jaybird X3's daily and find them fantastic. What did you hear about them that turned you off?

 

Also heard good things about the Jaybird Runs, but apparently they're kinda heavy 

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13 minutes ago, Slottr said:

I've been using the Jaybird X3's daily and find them fantastic. What did you hear about them that turned you off?

 

Also heard good things about the Jaybird Runs, but apparently they're kinda heavy 

Mainly it's the reviews. It seems like the sound quality is good but the QC is... not the greatest. 3 stars definitely doesn't inspire confidence in me

https://www.amazon.com/Jaybird-Wireless-Bluetooth-Sports-Headphones/dp/B01M7NCT5O/ref=sr_1_1?s=aht&ie=UTF8&qid=1542851642&sr=1-1&keywords=jaybird+x3

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5 minutes ago, DocSwag said:

Mainly it's the reviews. It seems like the sound quality is good but the QC is... not the greatest. 3 stars definitely doesn't inspire confidence in me

https://www.amazon.com/Jaybird-Wireless-Bluetooth-Sports-Headphones/dp/B01M7NCT5O/ref=sr_1_1?s=aht&ie=UTF8&qid=1542851642&sr=1-1&keywords=jaybird+x3

I honestly can't say I've experienced any of these problems with my pair. I use them to work out, I even used them to swim once and haven't had an issue regarding any deterioration. I use them out waiting for the bus in -30c weather as well,

 

Only issues I've had was the silicone eartips falling off if getting snagged.

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40 minutes ago, Slottr said:

I honestly can't say I've experienced any of these problems with my pair. I use them to work out, I even used them to swim once and haven't had an issue regarding any deterioration. I use them out waiting for the bus in -30c weather as well,

 

Only issues I've had was the silicone eartips falling off if getting snagged.

Yeah I totally believe you haven't had issues with your's; it's just that it sounds like it's a hit or miss thing, you know what I'm saying? I might be lucky and get one that lasts me half a decade or even a decade, or I might end up getting one that breaks in a week. Chances are it'll be fine but the risk seems to be higher than other earbuds which puts me off because I'd rather not potentially have to deal with that.

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19 minutes ago, DocSwag said:

Yeah I totally believe you haven't had issues with your's; it's just that it sounds like it's a hit or miss thing, you know what I'm saying? I might be lucky and get one that lasts me half a decade or even a decade, or I might end up getting one that breaks in a week. Chances are it'll be fine but the risk seems to be higher than other earbuds which puts me off because I'd rather not potentially have to deal with that.

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Yeah I totally believe you haven't had issues with your's; it's just that it sounds like it's a hit or miss thing, you know what I'm saying? I might be lucky and get one that lasts me half a decade or even a decade, or I might end up getting one that breaks in a week. Chances are it'll be fine but the risk seems to be higher than other earbuds which puts me off because I'd rather not potentially have to deal with that.

Totally understandable. Well if thats not your speed then, I'd maybe look at the Google Pixelbuds. Aside from that though I would check out the Optoma Nuforce Be Free5's or the Bose ones you linked.

 

I know a guy with the bose's and he loves them.

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On 11/21/2018 at 7:06 PM, ARikozuM said:

Those who work in the service industry know that your best customers will tell one of their friends about you and a terrible customer will tell 10 of their friends. 

 

Same applies here.

Yeah Ik, but the higher number of bad reviews than some other is what puts me off, even though most likely it'll be OK. 

23 hours ago, Slottr said:

Totally understandable. Well if thats not your speed then, I'd maybe look at the Google Pixelbuds. Aside from that though I would check out the Optoma Nuforce Be Free5's or the Bose ones you linked.

 

I know a guy with the bose's and he loves them.

Honestly I'll probably wait until tomorrow to see for sure. I've seen some solid deals on other earbuds like the Jabra elite 65t... Who knows, maybe something great will pop up! 

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