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Bluetooth Headphones/set recommendation

The Dude With HerpesThe Dude With Herpes Registered User regular
So I am currently in need of a good pair of bluetooth headphones that function as a headset to use while doing exercising.

But it's not quite that simple. Some of my exercising includes biking and hiking and I've had problem with most headphones I've tried in the past for these things. I have a great pair of sony earbuds (wired, with ear clips) that I use now; however when doing things outdoors particularly riding my bike, the wind blowing into the speakers totally ruins the music I'm trying to listen to.

So I was looking into in-ear options like these but they aren't getting very good reviews and the number of people commenting that if you sweat much the buttons will stop working really fast scares me off. And it's a lot of money to drop on something that could just straight up not work for long. EDIT: Granted, they're on sale right now and $60 is pretty cheap

Another requirement is that there is something that holds them on my ears if they're in-ear buds. I have odd ears and most in-ear ones will not stay in my ears at all unless there is some sort of clip to go around my ear too.

Finally, I am really anal about audio quality. Something with weak bass simply isn't going to cut it and I like to hear the full range of the music I'm listening to.

I suppose I could put up with something that is not bluetooth if it means that the audio quality is top notch and it fights the problem I have with my current set of wind ruining the music. It would still require call functions for my phone though. EDIT: And I'm willing to pay a fair amount for something that either I know will be really reliable, sounds great and/or has a good warranty. I'd like to stay below $150, as that's the max I'm really willing to pay, but I'd really prefer sub $100.

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  • minor incidentminor incident a crow, a scavenger type Registered User regular
    edited August 2011
    For bluetooth, these might be as close as you can get to meeting your requirements:

    http://www.amazon.com/Jaybird-JF3MB-Freedom-Bluetooth-Fit-Bluetooth/dp/B005B28DOM/ref=sr_1_1?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1314042153&sr=1-1

    Keep in mind, even the best bluetooth headphones will sound worse than a half-decent $40 pair of regular wired earbuds. That said, I have these, and they sound pretty good. I use them while biking sometimes. You can loop them up over and behind your ears to keep them in place (I usually knot them thru my helmet chinstrap, to be safe). They have these little wing/flap things that help "lock" them in in ears. They're not SUPER isolating, so you do get some of that wind effect, but not as bad as some I've heard. Besides, you should never wear anything 100% isolating on your bike.

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  • The Dude With HerpesThe Dude With Herpes Registered User regular
    edited August 2011
    Yeah, I should clarify; I'm know better than to have sound isolation biking. My main concern is the wind blowing through most earbuds/speakers making the music impossible to really hear without having to turn it up really loudly which I prefer to not do when biking. Ideally I could keep it low and not have the wind issue. Those look decent, maybe I'll check em out.

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