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Suggestions for wireless bluetooth headphones that don't go inside the ear.

Discussion in 'Home Cinema & Hi-Fi' started by sswats, 30 Sep 2018.

  1. sswats

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Mar 2004

    Posts: 1,198

    Looking for bluetooth headphones to use when exercising. Problem is I find the earphones with foam/rubber that sit inside your ear extremely uncomfortable. I've given plenty of goes and just can't use them.

    I am looking for something cheap with the shape of the Apple earpods but wireless and with an ear clip (so not the airpods).

    I currently use the £12 Sony MDR-AS210 wired headphone which are very comfortable to me because they just sit in the outer ear and have a clip. I've tried using them with a bluetooth adaptor, but would prefer to get rid of the wires completely.

    Sound quality not that important. any suggestions?
     
  2. siumatfung

    Mobster

    Joined: 5 Mar 2009

    Posts: 4,655

    Location: North East

    Whats your budget please?
     
  3. MatsyLR

    Mobster

    Joined: 10 Jan 2012

    Posts: 2,610

    Location: UK

    I use a pair of Langsdom L5.
    They have the shape of the apple earpods and come with rubber hooks that go on the end that help them stay in your ears.

    I got them because like you I can't stand earphones in my ear cannals. These are wonderful and comfortable.
    They sound decent.
    They are wireless/bluetooth but they have a noodle between them so they are joined, no 3.5 jack though.
    I got mine from aliexpress for like £13, they are available on Amazon as-well but more expensive.
     
  4. d_brennen

    Capodecina

    Joined: 30 Jan 2009

    Posts: 15,790

    Location: Aquilonem Londinensi

    Most comfortable I've found were Philips SHQ6500. Keep that receipt though as they like to fail, I'm on my third pair. Most comfortable BT earphones I've tried, no penetration either :p
     
  5. sswats

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 26 Mar 2004

    Posts: 1,198

    I'm not that fussy over sound quality, i use £13 headphones after all. so juts looking to spend as little as possible.
    The Langsdom L5 maybe worth a go at that price. As for the philips, just saw the customer reviews on it. 43% 1 star ratings. ouch. I think i will skip thaat one, but they do look good.

    Ideally i would prefer the hook that goes around the ear, but I'm guessing thats a bit of a long shot.
     
  6. d_brennen

    Capodecina

    Joined: 30 Jan 2009

    Posts: 15,790

    Location: Aquilonem Londinensi

    It's a shame about the SHQ6500, they are easily the most comfortable wireless buds (or rather non-buds) I've tried, but the wiring must be made of cheese. 4-5 hour battery isn't to some people's liking but I find it ok for a week of commute and it's not like USB charging is inconvenient.

    Another pair I've tried are the ToaTronics Bluetooth set, about £20 on Amazon, but these have rubber bungs and the unpleasantness that comes with that, for me anyhow
     
  7. MatsyLR

    Mobster

    Joined: 10 Jan 2012

    Posts: 2,610

    Location: UK

    I don't think there are any "apple style" ones with hooks that go AROUND the ear, just the in ear hooks.