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Forum topic by Gilley23 posted 12-16-2017 10:41 PM 1077 views 0 times favorited 20 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-16-2017 10:41 PM

I’m looking for s new set of Bluetooth earphones, in-ear NOT over the ear. Anyone have any recommendations on a good pair that are comfortable to use all day? Looking for something that is great for loud environments, has a mic and sounds good.


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#1 posted 12-16-2017 10:59 PM

I own these.
They have good quality sound and according to others my voice comes through loud and clear. They charge very fast and hold a charge a good while.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#2 posted 12-17-2017 02:01 AM

I have had these for about 3 months and have been happy with them

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01NCOEFQT/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

They are OSHA approved hearing protection.

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#3 posted 12-17-2017 03:58 AM

Doesn’t say it on the description, but are those noise canceling? How do they do with noise reduction when there is no music playing?


I own these.
They have good quality sound and according to others my voice comes through loud and clear. They charge very fast and hold a charge a good while.

- Rick_M


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#4 posted 12-17-2017 04:12 AM

How is the sound level of running machinery compared to using standard ear protection?


I have had these for about 3 months and have been happy with them

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01NCOEFQT/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

They are OSHA approved hearing protection.

- tmasondarnell


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#5 posted 12-17-2017 04:26 AM



Doesn t say it on the description, but are those noise canceling? How do they do with noise reduction when there is no music playing?
- Gilley23

They’re fine but I don’t have a ton of experience with ear buds. I mostly use them for podcasts while in the shop and talking on the phone. They are good enough I’ve never considered anything else. The mic is better than any Bluetooth headset I’ve owned. Range with my old phone was about 30 feet, but only about half that with my new phone.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#6 posted 12-17-2017 10:36 PM

I use the IsoTunes Pro as well…..they do not have active noise reduction for the sound – it uses a strong fit in the ear using fitted foam earguards on the speaker unit to cut the sound. They come with multiple ear bud foams to allow you to select the right fit. They connect quickly to my samsung phone and tablet. Sound is pretty good considering that usually its accompanied by the buzzing of my equipment!

I am not a great fan of blocking all surrounding noise, as a lot of being able to hear the wood as your working it is key to preventing stupid things from happening.

I bought mine at a woodworking show in NJ earlier this year, and they have worked great since.

-- Kevin - making shavings when ever I can!

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#7 posted 12-17-2017 11:48 PM

+1 for the IsoTunes Pro.

-- Art

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#8 posted 12-18-2017 01:16 AM

I got these for my wife and she likes them. Really good sound quality for the price -

OontZ BudZ 2 by Cambridge SoundWorks – Wireless Bluetooth Headphones : HD Sound & Bass with aptX; Sports Headset with All Day Comfort, Sweat Proof, Noise Canceling, Hands-free Calls https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01KMS39JI/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_3zXnAbXGC6R0K

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#9 posted 12-18-2017 02:56 AM

Giley,

Are you looking for noise protection or noise canceling? There are only a couple noise protection earbuds available (that I have found). I was looking at the ISO Tunes Pro due to the long battery life but there seems to be several “quality” related poor reviews, so I am hesitant (can any of the ISO users comment on that and the sound quality). I am also looking at Plugphones https://www.amazon.com/Plugfones®-Liberate-2-0-Earplug-Earbud-Hybrid/dp/B074NDTR1D/ref=sr_1_2_s_it?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1513565595&sr=1-2&keywords=plugphones&th=1

They are more expensive but have occasional sales. Any Plugphone users care to comment on use?

Hope this helps, let us know what you do.

Carl

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Gilley23

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#10 posted 12-18-2017 11:48 AM

Thanks for the suggestions, guys. I realize that what I’m looking for might be the golden unicorn, but here goes:

What I’m looking for, or close to it:
- Decent battery life
- All day comfort
- Noise reducing, like regular ear plugs
- Noise canceling
- Bluetooth

It seems like the Isotunes are hit or miss on the quality. It gets 4/5 stars on Amazon but there sure are a lot of 1,2 &3 star reviews.

I’ve also been looking at the Plugfones. There are many options out there with noise reducing feature. It Would be nice to be able to mow the lawn and still be able to hear the musicwithout having to crank it up,which is horrible for your hearing.

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#11 posted 12-18-2017 03:08 PM

I don’t think you really mentioned budget – that’s important. Bose makes an in ear bluetooth with noise cancellation, but they’re around $300.

One thing I’d be sure to look for is the bluetooth verison. I think it’s getting better now but some of these cheap (20-30 dollar) earbuds were still using bluetooth 2.8 or something. The new versions (4.0 or higher) are going to use much less battery power.

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#12 posted 12-18-2017 09:00 PM

4.0 has been out for about 5 years, shouldn’t be many 3.0 earbuds still around.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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#13 posted 12-18-2017 09:30 PM

I’ve had a set of LG Tone Ultra HBS-800 bluetooth ear buds for about 4 years now. They’re great, I’ve loved them so far.

They have active noise canceling that you can turn on and off, as well as the ability to be connected to 2 devices at a time. I listen to music from a computer at the same time as having it connected to my phone so I can hear if I’ve gotten a text from my wife or a phone call while wearing them.

I also wear them under my ear muff style 3M Peltor series hearing protection, and they work fine for that as well. Noticeable difference between having the active noise canceling on vs not. I used to wear them with no music and just the noise canceling while mowing the lawn with our old push mower. They’re closed and fit well, and I really like them when I’m chopping with chisels or something like that because it helps a lot, but I’m not sure I would use them as actual hearing protection for loud environments, if that was your intention.

They do have a separate neck band thing that the ear buds are attached to, if that matters. It doesn’t bother me, as I don’t usually notice it.

I usually get around 10-12 hours out of mine before it starts chiming in telling me to charge them, and about 12-14 before they actually die, and they charge fairly quickly as well.

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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jerkylips

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#14 posted 12-18-2017 10:46 PM



4.0 has been out for about 5 years, shouldn t be many 3.0 earbuds still around.

- Rick_M

believe it or not, there are tons – a lot of the no-name sets you see on amazon for around $20. Read the fine print & the BT version is really old. I don’t think it would be an issue with “real” brand.

I got one of those sets of BT headphones on Amazon – I know they were under $20 – and they’re still going strong about 2 years later so maybe I shouldn’t complain..

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#15 posted 12-18-2017 10:54 PM

My issue is that I seem to have freakishly small ear holes so the in-ears rarely fit. If anyone else has this issue and knows of ones that fit please let me know.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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