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What's the best earbud you have ever used?

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What's the best earbud you have ever used?

I googled a bit. but I am still not sure which one and what to hear from the field.

I have many wire and wireless earphones, but they are not equipped to truly enjoy music. They just produce sound, not music. The audio system in my Honda civic and my Bluetooth audio system for my pc are good enough for me to enjoy music. any ear bud the has the same quality as my car? Apple airbud? I have an android phone. but I would like to use it for both my PC and phone.

Thanks.
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So Bose sport ear buds seems to be one of the best. Anyone has it? and what's your thoughts?
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Do you need it to make phone calls?

I have an Android phone and spent a lot of money buying ear buds.

After looking at how much I spent, I decided to get AirPods Pro

They are amazing, even with most of the features disabled (Android)

My primary use is for phone calls. If you just want to listen to music, there are lots of good alternatives

Anker Liberty Air II are good too. AirPods Pro still better

Anker Liberty Air 2 Pro is on sale

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Havo wrote: Best I've ever used is Shure SE535. I've them for like 10 years and they are still going strong. Very good sound. They make a wireless version now.
My goodness. I didn't even know an earbud could cost $600

I enjoy music, but not an audiophile to the point of being able to distinguished very subtle difference. I don't really want to spend over $300
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Gee wrote: Do you need it to make phone calls?

I have an Android phone and spent a lot of money buying ear buds.

After looking at how much I spent, I decided to get AirPods Pro

They are amazing, even with most of the features disabled (Android)

My primary use is for phone calls. If you just want to listen to music, there are lots of good alternatives

Anker Liberty Air II are good too. AirPods Pro still better

Anker Liberty Air 2 Pro is on sale

amazon-ca-109-99-coupon-anker-soundcore ... n-2509495/
I just use it for music when doing sports and late at night.
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I’ve tried AirPods Pro and the only advantage I like is the pairing. lol

Other than that I honestly don’t see the difference between my Skullcandy Push Ultra I got on kijiji for $80 new.

It’s ridiculous how many at GoodLife invested in Apple with watches as well. People call me crazy because I have the 13PM and Flip3.
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Xiaomi and ZTE are selling earbuds for $30 or something. what's the difference between them and APPLE and BOSE and Sony those that cost hundreds? anyone knows?
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1000islands wrote: Xiaomi and ZTE are selling earbuds for $30 or something. what's the difference between them and APPLE and BOSE and Sony those that cost hundreds? anyone knows?
More technology, you get what you pay for.

Use this as a guide and go from there: https://www.rtings.com/headphones
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I'm not an audiophile but recently picked up a set of Jabra Elite 75t. By far the best wireless earbuds I've owned. Good sound quality, 6 hours continuous play time, can go days without charging the case, build quality is solid, dropped it accidentally the other day while washing my car and no problem.

I use to buy cheapo $20-$30 earbuds every couple months because I was never happy with them. Definitely recommend spending a little more now than buying a new set all the time like I did.
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saw Huawei Freebuds pro on Costco. googled a bit. It got amazing reviews. I probably want to get it.

Now I have a worry with earbuds. I ski and snowboard in the winter, once I drop it, I guess it will be lost forever....that was how I lost a few months old phone. ..anyway I can secure an earbud?
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My suggestion is whatever bud you get, buy one that has the wing tips so that it can lock into your ear securely.

Got a pair of skullcandy indy fuel earlier this year, bought another pair with sale (on amazon)

Decent sound, but the most important thing is it doesn't fall out
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Sony WF-1000XM4. Amazing buds with a great app.
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Bought a pair of custom IEMs a few years back. Total came to around $300.

What I got out of them was that IEMs will never compare to the experience of wearing a pair of comfortable, good-sounding pair of headphones.

If you don't expect much from earbuds to begin with then don't spend more than what you already have on them, and look into headphones instead. This especially applies to someone looking for a room/hall-like soundstage that a car could offer.
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sexyj wrote: My suggestion is whatever bud you get, buy one that has the wing tips so that it can lock into your ear securely.

Got a pair of skullcandy indy fuel earlier this year, bought another pair with sale (on amazon)

Decent sound, but the most important thing is it doesn't fall out
Have you tried any over-the-ear headphones that Aren't Expensive but have good sound?

I know Sony makes some but pricey and though better than on-ear headphones for drowning out external sounds in the area, still not worth it IMHO for their $300 price. Both wireless(Bluetooth) and the option of removable plug-in wire is important also.
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wired: Dunu DN-1000
wireless (bluetooth) - Sony WF-1000XM4

I tried the samsung buds+ and the sound was such a downgrade from my wired iem's, I couldn't take it. The Sony's are pretty damn good. Only complaint with them was the earpiece sealed too well. I could hear my footsteps really loud when walking around. Ended up swapping the stock ones from some rubber ones I had from other IEM's. Much better now :)
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1000islands wrote: saw Huawei Freebuds pro on Costco. googled a bit. It got amazing reviews. I probably want to get it.

Now I have a worry with earbuds. I ski and snowboard in the winter, once I drop it, I guess it will be lost forever....that was how I lost a few months old phone. ..anyway I can secure an earbud?
more popular wireless buds will have neck straps from 3rd party sellers.

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