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Looking for a convenient, portable Bluetooth Headset < 450 USD

post #1 of 4
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Hi there,

 

I usually carry my old Sennheiser (cable) in-ear headphones with me.

However, I don't use them very often in the office (computer scientist) or while travelling

because I'm often too lazy to fiddle them out, sort out the cable mess, etc.

 

That's why I want to buy new and better quality ones, main points are better sound quality.

 

I did not yet decide whether in-ear or on/over-ear, I don't mind both but I don't know which ones are

more suitable for my purpose.

 

I want:

 

to make phone calls

so they should have a decent mic

mostly while working (homeoffice or office)

eventually have noise cancellation (I'm not sure because it seems to

affect sound quality as far as I have read, I'm also not sure if it is necessary

when using in-ears)

this is a wish, I just find it convenient if I don't have to put down my headphones to accept calls and switch

to the phone or another headset... I'm not sure if it aligns with the other points :)

 

to listen to music

I usually listen to:

metalcore (slightly bass heavy)

acoustic (guitar)

sometimes classic (piano, violin, ludovico einaudi and similar)

sometimes audiobooks or radio documentaries

the quality has to be good, I guess that's not a problem with the price limit I have set

 

be comfortable and "easy to use :)"

I want to pull them out and use them, no cables, no bulky stuff

for travelling I suppose in-ears would be more convenient, however I'm not sure

and I would also use on/over-ears if they are better

 

optional: sports

I'd also use them for running, of course only when I decide to get in-ears

however, when running I don't really need the best sound quality as I'm busy breathing etc :)

so I could just use some cheaper bluetooth headphones for this purpose

 

As I don't follow recent headphone/headset developments I'm still not sure about the

sound quality, headset quality etc of in-ear vs on-ear nowadays.

I know that bluetooth might reduce the quality a bit, but in this case comfort wins for me.

 

I don't carry an amplifier or particular audio device, I usually use my android smartphone.

 

 

I would be very thankful if anyone could lead me into the right direction a bit..

 

Thanks a lot,

Christoph


Edited by chbla - 11/21/13 at 6:41am
post #2 of 4
Thread Starter 

can anyone help?

post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
Someone has to know something smily_headphones1.gif
post #4 of 4
Thread Starter 

Hm, instead of buying one headset for everything I think I will split it up into

one of these two options:

 

either:

 

1)

- good, probably wired, over/on-ears

- cheaper BT headset for sports and for the small backpack

 

2)

- good IEMs, wired

- a BT dongle

 

does that make sense? what would you do?

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