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  • Sorry – another earbud question – for running+calls
  • Premier Icon Duane…
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    Hi all,

    Sorry going in circles reading reviews/posts etc.

    Looking for true wireless earbuds:
    – Comfy and secure for running
    – Decent for making phone/zoom calls with (including in car)
    – Happy connecting to Apple/Android/Microsoft devices (will initially be mainly used with Android phone)
    – Able to just use one bud at a time

    Nice to haves:
    – Some level of ANC

    Budget up to £200 ish, less the better though, but some tempting deals on atm!

    Looking at:
    Apple Airpod Pro 2021 – £185 (mixed reviews for running)
    Sony WF-1000XM4 – £200 (generally very well reviewed, some comments about the foam tips, bit pricey)
    Sony WF-1000XM3 – £110 (bit older? Mixed reviews)
    Jabra Elite Active 75t – £100 (good for sports, not sure on mic or sound quality?)

    Any thoughts or suggestions much appreciated!

    Thanks,
    Duane.

    Premier Icon ns77214
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    I have the Jabras. They connect well to Android and it’s possible to use one at a time. But I find the fit (security rather than comfort) severely lacking, and the same for the quality of calls, though I’ve not tried in the car

    Premier Icon joshvegas
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    Some level of ANC

    For running I have opinions on this.

    Premier Icon CountZero
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    The Edifier NeoBuds I’ve mentioned on the other threads. They come with seven sets of eartips, they’re unobtrusive, sound superb, take calls just fine, and have several levels of ANC – standard, ambient, low ANC and high ANC. A double tap on the right bud pauses and plays, a double tap on the left one will go from high ANC to ambient, which pics up all background sounds, so ideal for use around traffic, or talking to people. They’re a fair bit cheaper than some others, and very comfortable.

    Edifier NeoBuds Pro Hi-Res ANC Noise Cancelling Wireless Earbuds with LDAC, LHDC – Unique Acoustic Design – 6-Mics -Tap Control and APP Settings https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0999DRY2T/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glc_fabc_5146GCKEZ5YCDBKK88FD

    Premier Icon Duane…
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    Thanks all.

    ns77214 – thanks, good to know re fit and call quality

    joshvegas – I think as long as you can turn ANC off its fine for running?

    CountZero – they look very well specced/reviewed, not the best looking though IMO!

    As I mentioned in the other thread, Powerbeats pro suit most of your needs – waterproof too. No ANC though

    Premier Icon Superficial
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    I’ve been using BeatsX for a few years now, they seem great for running and I haven’t had any issues with needing waterproofing. I considered upgrading to the Powerbeats but honestly saw no need (and I sweat a lot while riding).

    But, I think I’m gonna buy some Aftershokz for running / riding, for safety. They’re currently £105 on Amazon, a fair bit cheaper than they have been. But obviously that doesn’t fit your brief.

    Premier Icon grum
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    Jaybird Vista have new NC versions – I think the non NC versions are amazing. Spendy though.

    Plenty of passive noise cancellation from basically wearing earplugs, and I only wear one in when cycling/running usually anyway.

    Premier Icon surfer
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    I am envious of people who can run with ear buds in. I must have the most earbud unfriendly ears. Every set i have tried just fall straight out.

    I run in Sony Walkman swimming ones (I bought for my daughter and she didnt like) they go over your ear as well. I do have Jabra 65t’s which are good but they even fall out sometimes when I am walking…..

    I have a set of Bose Soundsports in Green that I bought on a whim ages ago, same issue as above. Barely used if anyone wants to make me an offer.

    Premier Icon lunge
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    Of that list, the Jabra are absolutely brilliant and do all you need.
    I have some Outlier Air’s and they’re fine, but the Jabra that my owns are just better in all ways.

    Premier Icon Superficial
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    I am envious of people who can run with ear buds in. I must have the most earbud unfriendly ears. Every set i have tried just fall straight out.

    Yeah, I’m kinda the same. AirPods or AirBuds (is that what they were called?) are the worst, I can’t run more than 50yds without them falling out. The combination of a selection of silicon tip sizes + those ear-helix-brace things make mine (BeatsX, as above) work for me.

    Premier Icon Spud
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    I was using Beats-X for a couple of years, but got annoyed with the cable linking them – sound etc good for what I need. My very kind wife bought me some Powerbeats Pro last Christmas and they’re great, I like the security of the round the ear frame – anything like the Apple ones would fall out.

    Premier Icon simon_g
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    I like Airpods Pro, and they can do the opposite of noise cancellation (let sound through as if you’re not wearing them) which is handy.

    Fit is tricky though, I find them absolutely fine, a mate tried every tip as well as some 3rd party ones and couldn’t get them to stay in when running.

    Had some Anker Liberty Air 2 before, and they worked pretty well too. Brilliant for the money and £46 right now.

    Premier Icon Duane…
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    lunge – do you find the call quality on the Jabras to be decent enough? You have the 75t Elite Active?

    Thanks,

    Premier Icon mattyfez
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    – Decent for making phone/zoom calls with (including in car)

    Just my humble opinion, but nothing irritates me more than someone who’s obviously on hands free/loudspeaker/wind noise, etc.

    Have the decency to stop and speak on the phone like a normal decent person. Speaking to someone who’s clearly jogging or driving or otherwise distracted is quite frankly, offensive.

    I’ve a mate who does that and I just hang up on him.

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