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Jan 4, 2008
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Headphones

Right now I'm looking to get a decent pair of wireless (with wired option) over-ear headphones. My budget is around $50. I know if I paid more than this, I could get better ones, but for the time being, I'm ok settling for a cheaper version, despite hearing good things on ones costing in the triple digits.

Anyone have any kind of suggestions? The ones I'm looking at right now are these 2:
https://www.amazon.ca/Bluedio-Turbine-W ... headphones

https://www.amazon.ca/Jpodream-Bluetoot ... 4&sr=1-113

Both have long battery life(35-40 hours), short charge times(about 1.5-2 hours), the option to use bluetooth or wired connection, cost under $40, and have gotten great reviews. I'm torn between those 2, but I'm not sure if there's anything better for around the same price, or if I am sticking with deciding between these 2, which one I should choose. And also, since I'm on this site, should I just get headphones ASAP, or might there be a time in the near future where prices drop on these and/or better and more expensive headphones(to a price range under $50)
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Those are serviceable then again so are same price bracket named brands.

Audio products in that range are pretty on par imo. While I wouldn't go as far as to say dollar store speakers are serviceable they do serve a purpose. I've tried those bluedio from a coworker and I can't really tell the difference from say a $100-150 pair of Sony's or Sennheiser especially given the music I tend to have on my player which s bass centric. The only complaint is comfort. If that's high on your list then I would get something a little more posh. The Plantronics first gen I have are excellent value for money.
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Jan 13, 2017
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You should be careful buying cheap bluetooth headphones. They will show problems after a short time. Once again you get what you pay for. And for $50, it's hard to find decent ones brand new.

There are some good deals on Canuck Audio Mart, if you don't mind buying used.
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I have a pair of the Bluedio T2 , they are terrible (sound and comfort, cheap build, plastic headband extender feels like it will break any second)
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Supercooled wrote:
Jul 12th, 2018 1:38 am
Those are serviceable then again so are same price bracket named brands.

Audio products in that range are pretty on par imo. While I wouldn't go as far as to say dollar store speakers are serviceable they do serve a purpose. I've tried those bluedio from a coworker and I can't really tell the difference from say a $100-150 pair of Sony's or Sennheiser especially given the music I tend to have on my player which s bass centric. The only complaint is comfort. If that's high on your list then I would get something a little more posh. The Plantronics first gen I have are excellent value for money.
lostintransit wrote:
Jul 12th, 2018 11:02 am
I have a pair of the Bluedio T2 , they are terrible (sound and comfort, cheap build, plastic headband extender feels like it will break any second)
Right now all I have are a basic pair of earbuds that came with an old phone. Prior to that, I got wired headphones. A cheap make:
https://www.amazon.ca/Inland-87050-Dyna ... B000E5FQSC

So anything is an upgrade over what I have ever had. I'm looking at the 2 options in the op because they're affordable and got many great reviews. They also have Bluetooth options and a 3.5mm cable. In all past headphones I had, the only issue was that the wire would eventually damage (usually because it gets bent near the jack), so if these Bluetooth headphones have a replaceable cord, then that might solve my problem. I keep my stuff in good condition, so the durability should be fine. Im only using it for maybe 2 or so hours a day, and it won't be leaving my house.

Based on the past headphone I had, it was comfortable enough. Seeing how cheap it was, I'm sure a better pair would be more comfortable. So with all that in mind, would these $30+ headphones be alright? And should I just get it soon, or might there be a reason to wait a week or two, and see if these go on sale, or a better make drops to around this price?
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Jan 13, 2017
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Put those products on fakespot.com, you'll see interesting results. From there you can make an informed decision if you would want then or not.
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I have the bluedio ones, or at least a version of them. I think they have pretty great sound, and are mostly comfortable but after a couple of hours they get a bit uncomfortable
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SecretSauce wrote:
Jul 12th, 2018 8:34 pm
I have the bluedio ones, or at least a version of them. I think they have pretty great sound, and are mostly comfortable but after a couple of hours they get a bit uncomfortable
I would imagine almost any headphones might get uncomfortable if wearing them for an extended period of time? I'm only planning on wearing it for maybe an hour or two a day, so I'm guessing I'd be fine?

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