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Bluetooth Headphones - Junk Pair, or Bad Technology?

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Hi Everyone:

 

So I have a VERY cheap pair of Soundbot SB240 bluetooth wireless headphones.  Works for me, generally, except the delay can get really bad.  After hours and hours of troubleshooting, I've determined that when the set initially pairs up with my computer, it's in sync.  However, as soon as I wander away from the computer, or there is any interference, the lag starts - and once there, doesn't really go away until the headphones are shut off and repaired.  I initially thought it was my computer, of the bluetooth USB adapter, but I've tried multiple computers, replacing motherboards, etc., - I am pretty sure it's the headphones themselves.  Or maybe just the technology?

 

The lag varies from anywhere between almost unnoticeable to close to 2 seconds.  

 

My question is whether or not a good pair of bluetooth headphones would be subject to this lag, or if it's just the technology in general.

 

I'm looking for something wireless that's a small footprint.  Things like the RS180 look OK - but they are HUGE - that the base is also very big.  These should also be very comfortable.  The Bose Ae2W look very nice (assuming no lag/delay) - but I need something with minimum 16 hours battery life, preferably 20 or more.

 

Thoughts/comments are greatly appreciated.

 

Thanks!


Edited by rooibos1986 - 3/1/14 at 7:23am
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Well keep in mind BT is a short-range technology. It's fine if you're nearby and not doing anything that gets in the way of them, but once you do it can muck with 'em pretty hard.

 

That said, if you want want BlueTooth the BlueBuds X are pretty much the standard-bearers. I've had the BackBeat GO 2 and they're not bad at all for the price.

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Thanks.  I understand the distance.  What gets me is how they don't come back in sync when I get close again.  I'm wondering if good headphones would do a better job at that? 

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