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Bluetooth headphone recommendations for running?

I'm looking for a new set of headphones to wear while running and I'm interested in trying Bluetooth. I want to still be able to hear the world around me as I do most of my running on the road. Track/volume controls would be nice to have. Can any of you recommend something you've had a good experience with? [more inside]
posted by Songdog on Aug 25, 2014 - 10 answers

Wanted: Cat Proof Earphones

During a recent cross country move I have lost two pairs of earphones. I also have a pair cheap wired over ear Sennheiser headphones and smaller pair of Sennheiser on ear headphones that I use at work. I'd like to replace all of these with one or two pairs of earphones or headphones that fits all my criteria. [more inside]
posted by poxandplague on Jul 24, 2014 - 2 answers

IEM shorts - How to know where it's coming from

I have Brainwavz M3 in-ear monitors and, before sending them out to be fixed, I want to know if the problem probably resides in the earbuds themselves or in the audio jack. See Extended explanation... Thank you. [more inside]
posted by noelpratt2nd on Jun 13, 2014 - 3 answers

kick the cans

I'm looking for new headphones or earbuds. Sound quality isn't that important. Long-term comfort and build quality are. [more inside]
posted by theodolite on Oct 21, 2013 - 14 answers

I saw some headphones which sit in the ear, but allow other sound ...

You know those earpieces on curly cabling you always see agents wear in films? I've seen someone advertising them for connecting to a phone or MP3 player. I have hearing aids with a similar design, and I find them both comfortable and useful. Can anyone help me find them again? They don't fill the whole ear, and just sit inside the outer canal ... I cycle a lot in central London, so being able to hear other stuff is pretty handy!
posted by lucullus on Sep 4, 2013 - 7 answers

Earphones: Am I doin' it wrong?

EarPhoneFilter: I used to have absolutely amazing in-ear earphones years ago before an associate broke them and I missed the really awesome experience of having super high quality music... so as per an audiophile friend's recommendation recently bought what were supposed to be an absolutely amazing pair to top any other in its price range, Ultimate Ears Triple.fi 10. However, I have had absolutely no luck with them so far and have sort-of been missing my free Samsung Galaxy SIII earbuds? Is there any way I could be... cripes, using them wrong? Is it possible to use earphones... wrongly? Has anyone had any experience with this particular model? Do I have a dud pair? Help! [more inside]
posted by Keter on Jul 1, 2013 - 11 answers

TripleFi cables can rot in hell

I need replacement cables for my TripleFi 10 earphones. Problem is, the default ones by Logitech are kind of crappy, and the only alternative I see online looks even worse. Are there any durable, modestly-priced cables I can get that'll fit my TripleFis? (I'm hoping for something in the $30-40 range if possible – I have no idea if it's too much to hope for cables that cheap that won't also break.)
posted by Rory Marinich on Mar 11, 2013 - 2 answers

Earphones that sound as good as Etymotics without the cord noise?

So I love my Etymotic hf2 headphones. The sound is crisp, lush, and only just a little light in the bass. The problem is cord noise. Is there another brand or model of in-ear phones that doesn't have this problem? [more inside]
posted by seanmpuckett on Jan 29, 2013 - 8 answers

Wireless headphones without the headphones

Is there such a thing as a wireless headphone amp (wireless headphones without the headphone)? [more inside]
posted by primethyme on Nov 19, 2012 - 2 answers

What headphones should I buy to run with?

What headphones should I buy for running and the gym? Wish list: Sounds better, and doesn't fall out as easily as the Apple earbuds; lets more ambient sound through than those in-ear headphones with silicone tips; includes an inline microphone and controls that actually work with an Android phone. [more inside]
posted by schmod on Jul 16, 2012 - 10 answers

Less Unethical Earphones

Where can I find earphones not made in China? Recommendations please. [more inside]
posted by ServSci on Jan 20, 2012 - 6 answers

I need new, durable headphones. Again.

I've had enough of all of my Shure in-ear isolating earbuds dying on one side. My right bud died suddenly, and this is the third pair in a row. I've had this pair for less than 6 months. Could you recommend a durable pair of isolating/noise cancelling earbuds/headphones with a few requirements? [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Nov 28, 2011 - 32 answers

Identify a pair of earphones based on far too little information

What were the brand and model of the earphones I left in a muddy field three months ago? [more inside]
posted by metaBugs on Aug 30, 2011 - 7 answers

$300 Sennheiser 600's sound no better than normal iPhone headphones with iMac? Huh?

$300 Sennheiser 600's sound no better than normal iPhone headphones with iMac? Huh? [more inside]
posted by darkgroove on Jul 12, 2011 - 13 answers

Noise-Canceling Things

Noise-canceling headphones, or noise-cancelling earbuds, or earmuffs, or earplugs, or some combination? I need to protect my ears from both subway noise and loud co-workers. [more inside]
posted by Chicken Boolean on Jun 6, 2011 - 17 answers

How do I stop ruining things that are wired?

Every power cord I own breaks/frays/dies within one year of use. What am I doing wrong?!? [more inside]
posted by vivid postcard on May 11, 2011 - 19 answers

Where do I look for cheap wireless earphones?

I'm looking for an inexpensive set of wireless earbuds/earphones. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by malusmoriendumest on Feb 17, 2011 - 5 answers

Is it possible to find the perfect mix of affordability, quality, and external quietness in headphones?

I need to get some new headphones that both sound great, aren't so expensive and importantly don't leak much noise at all. [more inside]
posted by tumples on Dec 20, 2010 - 20 answers

iPad Bluetooth Stereo Earphones

Is anyone using bluetooth stereo earphones with an iPad? If so, what earphones make/model do you recommend?
posted by markmillard on Sep 29, 2010 - 5 answers

How to go about choosing earphones?

I want to buy a new pair of noise-blocking earphones ... but I know nothing about noise-blocking earphones. Or earphones in general. Help? [more inside]
posted by Xany on Jun 3, 2010 - 13 answers

Earphones for a person with sensitive skin who travels on a bus

How can I keep listening to music on the bus without exacerbating my easily irritable skin with earbuds, or causing hearing loss? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 8, 2009 - 6 answers

Sing Me To Sleep

What kinds of earphones/earbuds can I wear to bed? [more inside]
posted by xingcat on Oct 20, 2009 - 13 answers

What is the best in-ear headphone under $100 for use on long airplane flight?

I am in urgent need of in-ear earphones for use on a number of long flights I have to take in the coming months. I've narrowed down my choices to the Shure e2c or the Sony MDRNC22. The Shure is noise isolating, the Sony is noise cancelling. Which is better? The shure's seem to go deeper into the ear. Will that get uncomfortable?
posted by Pastabagel on Oct 15, 2009 - 30 answers

Oh nos! My favorite headphones are dying!

I love these headphones because the cord retracts. Brilliant, right? Yeah, Sony stopped making them. What other headphones can do this too? [more inside]
posted by photomusic86 on Aug 31, 2009 - 4 answers

I need new headphones - Any suggestions?

What are the right headphones for me? Big head, normal ears, likes loud noises, $100-$200 budget. Mostly for listening to music on my iPod Touch, occasionally playing games on my computer using it's (reasonably competent) onboard audio. I understand the listening experience is subjective, but if I can narrow it down to a short list, I can work on getting my head on various items to see how they work for me. [more inside]
posted by Rendus on Jun 24, 2009 - 18 answers

iPhone OS 3.0 Questions

With the release of iPhone OS 3.0, I have some questions that I'd like answered. One relates to Stereo Bluetooth headphone recommendations, and the others relate to internet tethering. [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on Jun 18, 2009 - 9 answers

shure bet?

What in-ear earphones should I buy for a cold weather climate? [more inside]
posted by soy_renfield on Jun 2, 2009 - 3 answers

WOOOSHHHHHHHHHHH

Wind proof headphones for running and biking? [more inside]
posted by zazerr on May 13, 2009 - 14 answers

Make Apple in-ear phones work better with T-Mobile G1?

How can I get my Apple iPhone/iPod/iTouch in-ear headphones to work easily with my T-Mobile G1 phone? [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels on May 1, 2009 - 1 answer

DJ Headphones for The Big-Eared?

I'm an earbud guy who needs a recommendation for DJ headphones...that won't hurt my ears. [more inside]
posted by awesomebrad on Apr 12, 2009 - 5 answers

Are headphones, in principle, bad for your ears

Are headphones and earphones inherently worse for your ears? In other words, is there a difference between listening to something live or through speakers, and listening to something through headphones or earphones at the same volume, in terms of damage done to your ears? [more inside]
posted by dicetumbler on Apr 3, 2009 - 13 answers

Help me choose some good earbuds!

Help me choose some good earbuds! I need a new pair of earbuds for my iPhone. [more inside]
posted by nafrance on Feb 9, 2009 - 8 answers

What are the best headphones to use for running?

What are the best headphones to use for running? [more inside]
posted by mdwiffle on Jan 2, 2009 - 16 answers

Earphones for little ears?

Can you recommend some ear/headphones for someone with small ears? The ones that came with my old ipod always fall out because the earbuds are a bit too big. I read some previous threads here that recommended the kind that loop over your ear, but I wear glasses, so those never fit properly and fall off. I'd prefer some cheapies, as I'm not looking for superior sound quality; I just like to listen to pop music when I jog.
posted by bluefly on Dec 28, 2008 - 12 answers

I need new earphones

Looking for durable, preferably in-ear, earphones. [more inside]
posted by Perpetual Seeker on Aug 10, 2008 - 29 answers

Phone+music stereo headset?

I’ve just started using my first PDA/Smartphone (Blackberry 8820) and I need some recommendations for a headset. I know there are tons of questions already—and even more online resources—for finding the best Bluetooth earpiece, but I’m not looking specifically for your standard Bluetooth. [more inside]
posted by jckll on Jul 16, 2008 - 3 answers

Running without headphone cord SMACKSMACKSMACK

Help me solve my ipod earphone problem (specifically, the cord smacksmacksmack while running.) [more inside]
posted by chesty_a_arthur on Jul 9, 2008 - 24 answers

Monobuds - clever or stupid?

I mostly listen to audiobooks on my mp3 player using only one earbud. I thought of just snipping off the second earbud to keep it from being in the way. Is there any reason this is a bad idea? I can't imagine there would be enough power flowing through them to make any danger of shock, but would the leftover earbud still work?
posted by happyturtle on May 18, 2008 - 12 answers

Will my head explode if I wear my earphones the wrong way round?

stupid question: why are there left and right stereo speakers? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Mar 23, 2008 - 31 answers

Shure SE310 vs. Etymotic ER6 with a catch.

I've been given a pair of Shure SE310 earphones for Christmas. This is fantastic. However, Etymotic makes the ER6s which can be fitted into custom earplug molds. I happen to already have the custom earplug molds for my musician's earplugs. Should I keep the Shures or exchange them for ER6s? [more inside]
posted by Evstar on Dec 25, 2007 - 3 answers

Save my earphones!

Can I fix my expensive earphones? Please note: I am clumsy and not inclined to fixing anything, let alone small, expensive things. [more inside]
posted by PhatLobley on Dec 8, 2007 - 11 answers

Please help my find a pair of headphones that won't hurt my head or ears.

Please help my find a pair of headphones that won't hurt my head or ears. [more inside]
posted by Afroblanco on Nov 29, 2007 - 21 answers

I am a special snowflake and I need eveyone to be quiet

I have to share an office with a "percussionist." He drums on his desk, taps his foot, etc. It drives me crazy, and I feel like my head is about to explode. Is it rude for me to ask him to stop? If so, what else can I do? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Nov 29, 2007 - 56 answers

Deep in-the-ear earbuds that don't leak sound.

I'm looking for cheap, deep-in-the-ear earbuds for listening to audiobooks. The sound quality doesn't have to be great, because I won't use them to listen to music. I want cheap ones, because I inevitably break headphones, and I don't want to have to spend $100 every month. On the other hand, I'm willing to spend $20 a month if I have to. In-the-ear, because I don't want to keep my wife awake with "leaking" sound. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Nov 20, 2007 - 22 answers

Replacement earphones wanted

I like these earphones but they're no longer available. What do you recommend as a substitute? [more inside]
posted by Lotto on Oct 23, 2007 - 8 answers

The perfect iPhone headset?

Does the perfect iPhone headset exist yet? Has it been announced? Specific definition of "perfect" inside the thread. [more inside]
posted by logovisual on Sep 8, 2007 - 9 answers

Ah, blessed low-volume

How do I make my iPod quieter? [more inside]
posted by ardgedee on May 9, 2007 - 7 answers

Quality earphones with the feel of iPod stock earphones?

I like the feel of the stock iPod nano earphones, but I want better bass and overall sound quality than they give me. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by CliffDiving44 on Apr 22, 2007 - 15 answers

PS: I'll gladly take ear/headphone recommendations :-D

iPod + which eaphones/headphones = least hearing loss? [more inside]
posted by mittenedsex on Mar 15, 2007 - 18 answers

Keep the foam thingies on my earbuds?

Is there a trick to keep the foam thingies from falling off my earbuds? [more inside]
posted by callmejay on Sep 21, 2006 - 11 answers

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