@DoctorOW@RiotDemon I got my one and only irk from side deal and it had a filthy, sticky and non-functioning pair of ugly orange/pink LG around the neck BT buds. I didn’t even think about putting them in my ears but they wouldn’t even charge so they were garbage. My brother got the same returned trash buds in his irk. Instant regret confirmed!
@tweezak I came here to say this, minus the weed joke. I never listen to music on my phone, just use buds from Meh for work calls. I bought a pair of Grado headphones last year for my stereo and they are amazing beyond belief.
@00 Grados are superb. Best sound per dollar that can be had IMO. I’ve mentioned them in the forums in the past. I think they are even still made in the USA. I also love their cool 50s look. The only downsides are that they are corded and open. I prefer a sealed headphone because I’m usually blocking distractions. I can’t stand active noise canceling headphones because of the constant sound pressure. It isn’t painful just uncomfortable and hugely distracting.
Normally I was buying a decent behind the neck set to get the longest battery life, but decent ones are getting harder to find, and LG apparently is incapable of making a set that holds up to me.
I’ve ordered a few sets of true wireless buds recently between here and Amazon, each under $50, and so far I’m not mad about any except the first pair, which apparently come unpaired from each other if somebody sneezed within 100 miles. I misplaced the whole set, however, so I’ll move on to the others
@ebatch Thanks for the testimonial. I’m getting sick of the shills on YouTube. It has become so prevalent and obviously scripted that I’ve basically decided I’ll never buy their products just as a form of protest.
@hammi99 Now there’s a product idea. Actually related to another meh poll. QI charging implants in your skull or ears so your buds never die.
Somehow I think replaceable and rechargeable batteries kind of like hearing aids would catch on first. That would be great…pop out the dead batteries and swap with the ones in the charger and you’re back up and running.
Of course that would cut into sales so forget it.
I use all the ones that came in my BOC’s, still using the 99 cent ones from the same givers of crap and the ones I got from the only fuko I ever scored. Most are wired but a couple are those complex fancy wireless ones.
As others have said, both. I have wired in-ear, wireless over-ear, and true wireless buds in a variety of price ranges and quality. I tend to use the cheap wired ones because they’re easily replaced, and any claim I might ever have had to being an audiophile vanished long ago, accompanied by a good chunk of my hearing.
Lots of assorted wired, wireless, earbuds, headphones, with and without noise cancelling. I use them primarily when working outside (mowing etc) so not too picky about sound quality. Many are from here and a few from back in the day when I frequented woot more often. One set was part of an irk recently.
The common factor is all where < $25 a set (most by a large margin…)
The only earbuds I’ve used came with my Playstation Portable (PSP). They fit well (no earcovers) but the wires are starting to peel so it’s only a matter of time before they stop working so I’ve been thinking of getting something new.
Like @tweezak, I’ve seen online commercials for Raycons and looked to see if there were any good reviews. That’s when I found a Youtube channel called Custom Adventurist . He thoroughly reviews earbuds and does a lot of comparison videos. Here is one of them:
Thanks to his videos, I decided to get the Galaxy Buds+ but I totally understand why people like Airpod Pro.