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Best stereo bluetooth headphones for working out with the Droid?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by nicallen63, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. nicallen63

    nicallen63 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Im looking to get a pair of stereo bluetooth headphones to use when i work out. There are three so far that caught my eye

    Motorola Motorkr S9-HD
    Jaybird JB-200m
    Altek BackBeat 903

    Any suggestions?

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  2. Tymanthius

    Tymanthius Well-Known Member

    I bought a set of Shure's from BBuy for about $90. They are noise cancelling& very clear. My teenaged daughters seem to be shouting at me now when I have them in, and I can hear my g/f who whispers.

    My only drawback is that they don't fit well in a motorcycle full face helmet. :/

    Edit: I missed that you were looking for BT. Mine are wired. I prefer wired as I've always had issues with BT. I think it's me.
  3. shotinthenads

    shotinthenads Well-Known Member

  4. MotoAlex

    MotoAlex Newbie

    I use the S9's - they work great, but can get a bit uncomfortable if you wear them for a long time.
  5. malklavious

    malklavious Member

    shotinthenads, those Motorola ones look nice and the Amazon reviews are favorable.

    One question: does the Droid support the track controls available on these headphones?

    EDIT: yes it does, just had to look at the product specs.
  6. rondo777

    rondo777 Member

    59.99 at Best Buy "Rocketfish RF-MAB2"
    Rocketfish™ Mobile - RF-MAB2 High-Definition Stereo Bluetooth Headphones - Black - RF-MAB2

    These bad boys are super comfy as they sit over your ears instead of in them. The bridge goes behind your neck instead of on top of your head. You can still where a hat if you like, you can lay on a bench and still do squats with them on. They sound great and all of the controls work with the Droid. Pause, play, forward back. They also have a mic built in and you can answers calls with them as well. They friggen rock, perfect for the gym. I dont know how long the charge lasts but I work out 2 hours a day 5 days a week and stream Pandora the entire time. The battery has never died, I just charge it once a week and Im good to go.
  7. josh0875

    josh0875 Newbie

    S9 works great, helps me to get the battery last "a little" longer and also great sound for music.

    Good thing is that DROID didn't ask to enter 0000 for pairing. Single click and it was up.
  8. GorillaTheHutt

    GorillaTheHutt Well-Known Member

    i really like my Lubix NC1s, but i got them for $20 from woot, so that might be why. they were certainly an amazing deal at $20.
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  9. droid-john

    droid-john Newbie

    I use the S9s, run a little over 4 miles a day on the treadmill. No problems yet. They do sort of slide down the back of your neck, but you get use to it.
  10. billd

    billd Well-Known Member

    I hadn't heard about the Altec's before. They look like they could be good so I just checked Amazon reviews and a lot of people seem to have had reliability problems.

    I'm looking for this too. I think I'll probably go for the S9-HD.

    I'm still looking for a Droid compatible arm-band case too.
  11. pirahna

    pirahna Well-Known Member

    I had the original Moto S9 and now the S9 HD, I love them.
  12. nicallen63

    nicallen63 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Yeah i think im gonna go with the Motorola S9-HD, seems like everyone has good things to say about them. Thanks everyone for your input.
  13. indolent

    indolent Member

    Amazon reviews say that sweat tends to ruin these. Have you noticed this at all?
  14. Scott M.

    Scott M. Newbie

    I have the HT820. Probably not the best for the gym, but I like them. Sound quality is good and they sit on your ears not in like the S9.
  15. pirahna

    pirahna Well-Known Member

    I don't tend to sweat much, i wear mine in the gym 90 min 5x week and mountain bike rides on the weekends and have never had a problem. It may be different if you are a heavy sweater. The battery is only good for about 3-4 hours of use at med-high volume. I recommend getting a car charger so it can be charged everyday.
  16. billd

    billd Well-Known Member

    I bought the S9-HD's in January and they worked fine for a few months. A couple of months ago, the microphone was on permanent mute, but the mute button did not fix it. Last week most of the buttons stopped working. Thumbs down.
  17. The_Chief

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  18. lopezbnj

    lopezbnj Member

    How about the quality? There are many bluetooth headsets in this site.

    If it is ok, I may buy one from them.
  19. Norman

    Norman Lurker

    I've had Jaybirds for about 2 years...I use them when I run (outside on a trail) after work. They're pretty good, sweat doesn't bother them, and they stay on. I haven't used them with the Droid yet as I just got it last week...but they worked well with my old phone.
  20. lopezbnj

    lopezbnj Member

    It seems that the quality is ok. I ordered one today. Waiting for it.
  21. jjbigwheel

    jjbigwheel Lurker

    I have the S9 for about 9 months and they are on their last leg. The volume up is no longer working causing the volume lvl to be stuck on low. I do recommend them for working out! When I bought them 9 months ago they cost 80 bux, now I think they are 40 bux. At 40 bux, they are worth it! ...but not at 80 bux!!
    Also, the phone call quality is poor at best, I always turn off the headset when calls come in.
  22. The_Chief

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    I got a refurb S9 on eBay and bought a 2-year warranty from SquareTrade for about $12. So even if they DO fail, I'm covered for 2 years. There is an active listing selling NEW S9s for under $30 shipped. Highly recommended.
  23. jasonchris

    jasonchris Lurker

    I found this thread when I was searching through Google for wireless headphones for the android.

    I've been looking at the Jaybird Headset based on this review: Top 3 Bluetooth Workout Headphones

    Any thoughts?
  24. marry93

    marry93 Lurker

    i use a Plantronics M55 . it's very convenient with the full features while driving, swiming or running, etc...
    It has a stylish design, and offers good call quality and cheap price.
  25. raw2000j

    raw2000j Lurker

    Which have the most bass the ones I have home mostly treble bass not too strong dont know if its because its bluetooth cause I usually use wired ones.

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