Jump to content

Welcome. You are currently viewing the forum as a guest which does not give you access to all the great features at GolfWRX such as viewing all the images, interacting with members, access to all forums and eligiblility to win free giveaways. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

- - - - -

Bluetooth/wireless earbuds


46 replies to this topic

#1 TNReb

TNReb

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 614 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 206233
  • Joined: 10/08/2012
  • Location:Tennessee
  • Handicap:2
GolfWRX Likes : 129

Posted 31 January 2016 - 09:40 PM

I searched for this topic, but didn't find anything from the last 12 months. So, I thought I'd give it a whirl and see if anyone's opinions have changed with newer stuff being released. My apologies ahead of time if there's been a newer discussion that I missed.

(I'm not really sure if this belongs in this sub forum)

Im looking for a quality pair of Bluetooth earbuds.  They'll mostly be used for running and the occasional trip to the gym.  Every now and then I'll use them on the range or putting green.

I don't want to say that price doesn't matter, but I'm willing to spend a little more to get a pair that sounds good.  I want something with a bit of bass.

I do not want noise cancelling.

I know the Powerbeats 2 have a lot of low end compared to some other brands, but those things just look huge.

My wife has a pair she got off Amazon for around $30-$40. I took them on a trip with me last weekend and they just sucked. They fell out of my ears, hurt my ears, and sounded like garbage.


Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


1

#2 Cherry Ghost

Cherry Ghost

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 376 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 163785
  • Joined: 02/16/2012
GolfWRX Likes : 52

Posted 31 January 2016 - 09:46 PM

A lot of good options in this thread. It's tough to be Jaybird Bluebuds X, in my opinion.

http://www.golfwrx.c...f-and-exercise/

2

#3 oldbergkamp

oldbergkamp

    "Nobody expects The Spanish Inquisition!"

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 146 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 67581
  • Joined: 10/14/2008
  • Location:NoVa
  • Handicap:DC
GolfWRX Likes : 530

Posted 31 January 2016 - 09:57 PM

Jaybird X2.

http://www.golfwrx.c...d#entry12555186
GBB Epic 9.0*
Srixon 17*
Taylormade M1 19*
Srixon U65 20*, 23*
Srixon Z765 5-PW
Callaway Mack Daddy Forged 50*, 54*
Taylormade Tour Spider

3

#4 Poor Posture

Poor Posture

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 305 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 303363
  • Joined: 03/23/2014
  • Location:Alabama
GolfWRX Likes : 196

Posted 01 February 2016 - 12:16 AM

I use the X2 at the range.  They work great for me.
Posted ImageBigmean, on 08 September 2015 - 07:21 PM, said: "I know it is really frowned upon here, but hitting the club somewhere near the middle is generally the greatest tech advancement you can put in your bag."

Titleist 917d2
Titleist 917f 15*
Taylormade V-steel 21* 7w
4-P Edel s400
Edel 51* and 56*
Byron dh89 raw

4

#5 RookieBlue7

RookieBlue7

    Legend

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 10,581 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 50335
  • Joined: 03/01/2008
  • Location:Euharlee, GA
GolfWRX Likes : 1878

Posted 01 February 2016 - 08:08 AM

Jay bird if it's for music. I love my LG headset for phone usage. Hangs around my neck at work and is right there with all the buttons I need easily accessible


5

#6 CactusGolf

CactusGolf

    Major Winner

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 1,679 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 75633
  • Joined: 02/19/2009
  • Location:Greensboro, NC
  • Handicap:4.8
  • Ebay ID:orangecactusgolf
GolfWRX Likes : 465

Posted 01 February 2016 - 08:28 AM

I have been using Skullcandy's Smokin' Buds 2 Wireless.  Good battery life (6 hours or so) and pretty comfortable.  Easy pairing and sound isn't bass-heavy.

http://www.skullcand...OKINBUDSBT.html
Titleist 915 D2 9.5* Diamana Whiteboard
Taylormade M2 15* Matrix Black Tie
Titleist 816 H1 19* Diamana Blueboard
Taylormade PSi 4-AW KBS C-Taper 105
Callaway MD3 50*/56*/60*
Nike Method 006 Prototype
Titleist ProV1x
WITB Link

6

#7 lsf_21

lsf_21

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,550 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 174678
  • Joined: 04/12/2012
GolfWRX Likes : 348

Posted 01 February 2016 - 11:52 AM

Bluebud x.Get the originals pretty cheap and order some comply foam tips.

7

#8 WillyJay

WillyJay

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 75 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 409984
  • Joined: 01/26/2016
  • Location:Toronto
  • Handicap:15
GolfWRX Likes : 9

Posted 01 February 2016 - 01:51 PM

I have been using the JABRA BT ear buds and you cannot go wrong with these. The range is also quite adequate if you leave your iPhone in the cart
COBRA FlyZ+ 8.5°-11.5° Driver (Stiff, Orange)
COBRA Fly-Z 3-4 Wood (13°/13.5°/13.5°D/14.5°/14.5°D/15.5°/15.5°D/16°* (Stiff, Blue)
TaylorMade  JetSpeed 19° 3H (MATRIX Shaft, Regular)
TaylorMade  JetSpeed 22° 4H (MATRIX Shaft, Regular)
TaylorMade  JetSpeed 25° 5H (VELOX-T Shaft,Regular)
TaylorMade  JetSpeed 28° 6H (VELOX-T Shaft, Regular)
TaylorMade  SpeedBlade #7,#8,#9 Irons (MATRIX Shaft, Regular)
VOKEY SM5 45° 08 F Grind PW (bent)
VOKEY SM5 50° 08 F Grind AW
VOKEY SM5 55° 10 S Grind SW (bent)
VOKEY SM5 60° 08 M Grind LW
NIKE Method Core MC02W putter
TITLEIST 14-way stand bag
NIKE NDX Turbo balls

8

#9 cliche

cliche

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 643 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 138469
  • Joined: 09/05/2011
  • Location:Planet Earth
  • Handicap:10
GolfWRX Likes : 125

Posted 01 February 2016 - 02:43 PM

check out these
they seem to be top notch
http://www.bragi.com/

9

#10 MAndrews

MAndrews

    Member

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 155 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 20571
  • Joined: 10/14/2006
  • Location:Red Oak, TX
  • Handicap:xx
GolfWRX Likes : 54

Posted 01 February 2016 - 08:08 PM

I just bought a pair of Jaybird X2's. Haven't had a chance to use them at the range or gym but I'm loving them for watching YouTube and listening to music on my IPhone. Bought mine from ABT Electronics and I'd definitely recommend them as a vendor.

WITB

Callaway XR16 10.5
Callaway XR16 4W
Callaway XR16 7W
Callaway XR OS 4H
Callaway Apex CF16 5-PW
Callaway MD3 50S, 54S, 58S
SC Newport 3
Callaway Supersoft

Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


10

#11 texasdave

texasdave

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,090 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 3938
  • Joined: 07/30/2005
  • Location:San Antonio....Go Spurs
  • Handicap:3.4
GolfWRX Likes : 360

Posted 02 February 2016 - 11:36 AM

You'll love the Jaybirds.... I had a set of Powerbeats wireless and loved the over ear fit but I would lose connection constantly.  Once I got used to the in ear fit the Jaybirds have been fantastic, and the only time I've lost connection was when I walked about 100 yards away from my phone at the range.

Edited by texasdave, 02 February 2016 - 01:06 PM.

.               Taylormade M4 10.5*
                Taylormade M2 Tour 15* (2017)
                Nike VRS 18* & 21* Hybrids
                TaylorMade P790 5-PW
                Callaway MD3 50-54-58
                Nike Prototype B2/07 Method Origin
                TP5x

11

#12 JackpotJohnny

JackpotJohnny

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,993 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 97333
  • Joined: 10/26/2009
  • Location:San Diego, Ca
GolfWRX Likes : 955

Posted 02 February 2016 - 02:17 PM

I'll give an endorsement to the jaybirds as well. I've got the original bluebuds and they are top notch
I wouldn't say they go a whole hundred yards, I've had minimal connection issues when I use them walking  and I'm around a green or what not but nothing major.
The originals can be had new for under $80 bucks which almost makes it a no brainier,  and I don't think there's enough of an improvement with the x2 to pay double the price.
The powerbeats are also solid, be some reviews rate them higher than the jaybirds, but it depends if you want over or in-ear.

Here's a solid deal on powerbeats if that's the direction you end up going

http://www.bradsdeal...nes-107-p245355


12

#13 robrey85

robrey85

    Gamblers Bonus

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 2,044 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 338617
  • Joined: 09/09/2014
  • Location:Las Vegas
  • Ebay ID:b!ackdeathbe!ow
GolfWRX Likes : 867

Posted 02 February 2016 - 03:00 PM

View PostCactusGolf, on 01 February 2016 - 08:28 AM, said:

I have been using Skullcandy's Smokin' Buds 2 Wireless.  Good battery life (6 hours or so) and pretty comfortable.  Easy pairing and sound isn't bass-heavy.

http://www.skullcand...OKINBUDSBT.html

I did a lot of research myself and the top ones are the Jaybirds, XTFREEs by SC and the SB2s. I ended up going for the cheaper SB2s and they're great for the range but not so much for running. There's still that feedback from the bounce and they don't completely stay in but as far as sound. They sound phenomenal. I listen to a lot of complex metal and I like to hear vocals and crap.
Posted Image

13

#14 bruinsPATSirish

bruinsPATSirish

    Golf is hard.

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,125 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 205445
  • Joined: 10/02/2012
  • Location:Southeast US
  • Handicap:0
GolfWRX Likes : 3315

Posted 02 February 2016 - 03:29 PM

View PostTNReb, on 31 January 2016 - 09:40 PM, said:

I searched for this topic, but didn't find anything from the last 12 months. So, I thought I'd give it a whirl and see if anyone's opinions have changed with newer stuff being released. My apologies ahead of time if there's been a newer discussion that I missed.

(I'm not really sure if this belongs in this sub forum)

Im looking for a quality pair of Bluetooth earbuds.  They'll mostly be used for running and the occasional trip to the gym.  Every now and then I'll use them on the range or putting green.

I don't want to say that price doesn't matter, but I'm willing to spend a little more to get a pair that sounds good.  I want something with a bit of bass.

I do not want noise cancelling.

I know the Powerbeats 2 have a lot of low end compared to some other brands, but those things just look huge.

My wife has a pair she got off Amazon for around $30-$40. I took them on a trip with me last weekend and they just sucked. They fell out of my ears, hurt my ears, and sounded like garbage.


Soul Electronics Run Free Pro

Best wireless buds out there IMO. The components rate higher and are better than any Beats products and the design is so comfortable and wont go anywhere.

http://www.soulelect...lt#.VrERYUDDdqA
bruinsPATSirish WITB!
Callaway EPIC 10.5* Tour Issue Speeder 757 X
Callaway EPIC 3 Wood Diamana Kail'i 80 X
Callaway EPIC 5 Wood Diamana Kail'i 80 X
TaylorMade RSi TP Irons w/ Project X 6.5
Callaway MackDaddy FORGED 52/56/60 DG TI S200
Bettinardi BB8 DASS TriSole

14

#15 minteq

minteq

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,502 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 15455
  • Joined: 06/13/2006
  • Location:Cleveland, Oh
  • Handicap:5.0
GolfWRX Likes : 449

Posted 02 February 2016 - 04:20 PM

I recently got the wireless Beats 2, I know they are expensive, but the sound quality is amazing!  If you go back and forth from one set to another then you can tell a difference, I can hear instruments in the background i did not hear before.  The sound is crisp and clear, and they are very comfortable.  They also last me about 12-15 hours on a full charge.

Callaway Epic SZ Proj X Hzrdus
Callaway BB Alpha 18 5 Wd Rogue Silver
Nike VPC 4-Aw DgPro Stiff
Nike Engage 56
Callaway PM 60
Nike Rory 006
Callaway Chrome Soft

15

#16 bflem55

bflem55

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 100 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 175160
  • Joined: 04/14/2012
  • Location:Columbus, Ohio
  • Handicap:6
GolfWRX Likes : 12

Posted 02 February 2016 - 05:59 PM

I haven't tried any of the other brands , but I have the Beats the ear bud ones not the ear muffs and they are great

16

#17 TNReb

TNReb

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 614 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 206233
  • Joined: 10/08/2012
  • Location:Tennessee
  • Handicap:2
GolfWRX Likes : 129

Posted 02 February 2016 - 09:13 PM

Thanks for the replies.  I wound up buying a pair of Jaybird X2 and like them a lot.. so far.

17

#18 left hand low

left hand low

    Tour Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 582 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 370807
  • Joined: 04/11/2015
GolfWRX Likes : 127

Posted 02 February 2016 - 11:24 PM

MPow Magnetos are a great set of earbuds at a very good price in the $30-$40 range. I saw they had great reviews and gave them a shot and I'm not at all disappointed. I haven't gotten to take them to the range yet, but usually get a day and a half out of them at work and they are magnets so you can clamp them together around your neck when not in use.  I think the sound is great and I barely know I am wearing them so they aren't uncomfortable.

18

#19 wundej

wundej

    Major Winner

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 3,483 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 34315
  • Joined: 07/11/2007
  • Location:PA
GolfWRX Likes : 473

Posted 04 February 2016 - 04:30 PM

View PostTNReb, on 31 January 2016 - 09:40 PM, said:

I searched for this topic, but didn't find anything from the last 12

What did you search for?
"Wireless" brings back a ton. The second thread (yours is first) is this one from Dec with 120 posts. http://www.golfwrx.c...f-and-exercise/

Bluebuds X are great. You can get them for 50-70 from Amazon now.

19

#20 mistty

mistty

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 22 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 411998
  • Joined: 02/12/2016
  • Location:schenectady.
  • Handicap:-4
GolfWRX Likes : 5

Posted 14 February 2016 - 10:16 PM

I do not know how to put a picture up on these threads, so if you would like to- text me at 518 915 3740 and i will send you picture of what i wear and were to get them from. There cost was only 49.99 for the black ones and there sound is excelent


Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


Wanna get rid of this ugly yellow box? And remove other annoying "stuff" in between posts? Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

20

#21 8602081

8602081

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,645 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 2384
  • Joined: 07/12/2005
  • Location:Cincinnati, Ohio
GolfWRX Likes : 510

Posted 14 February 2016 - 10:36 PM

I bought this when they were on sale for $10 at Amazon early last year.
I use it everyday, when I work out or going to the range.

They sound great and been really reliable.
I'd figure if it breaks, I can get another one for $10.


http://www.amazon.co...ailpage_o02_s00

Posted Image

21

#22 Frankensteins Monster

Frankensteins Monster

    Hall of Fame

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,134 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 214901
  • Joined: 12/07/2012
GolfWRX Likes : 4483

Posted 15 February 2016 - 01:49 PM

New product that's launching soon, Kanoa. They're half price since they're a pre-order. https://www.getkanoa.com/

Use coupon "KANOAFAN" to get $10 more off for $139. The app is interesting that you can use with it. You can tune the buds to allow more, or less, and what frequency external sounds you want to pass through with its "Audio Transparency."

So you can get most out of a music and athletic experience, we created the KANOA App with a ton of features including:
  • Performance Tracking – HeartRate, Calories, Distance, Time
  • Custom Audio Tuner / Equalizer
  • Intuitive Universal Music Player
  • Audio Transparency
  • Quick One-time Sync-up
  • Earphone Control and Info
  • Motivating Playlists from the Pros
  • Various Social/Sharing Features


22

#23 wareagle902

wareagle902

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 97 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 180804
  • Joined: 05/14/2012
GolfWRX Likes : 10

Posted 17 April 2018 - 03:13 PM

Anyone got any new recs here?  I tried some apple AirPods at the range last week and the one on my right ear kept falling out. Otherwise they would be perfect.

Got some other ones that stay in but the rubber strap is kind of annoying.

23

#24 sodak77

sodak77

    Member

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 208 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 2626
  • Joined: 07/14/2005
GolfWRX Likes : 14

Posted 17 April 2018 - 03:20 PM

Recently picked up some Samsung Gear IconX (2018 version) and have been very impressed so far. Looking forward to the 4gb of onboard memory so I can leave my phone behind.

24

#25 jacobEDGE

jacobEDGE

    Major Winner

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,418 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 446572
  • Joined: 11/15/2016
  • Location:Denver, CO
  • Handicap:6.0
GolfWRX Likes : 848

Posted 17 April 2018 - 03:39 PM

 wareagle902, on 17 April 2018 - 03:13 PM, said:

Anyone got any new recs here?  I tried some apple AirPods at the range last week and the one on my right ear kept falling out.

Strange. I have the AirPods and they're my favorite piece of tech I've ever owned. I can literally do front flips on a trampoline and they stay in place absolutely perfectly. I use them during every round. I also use them when riding my bike. And running errands. Or doing dishes. Or talking on the phone with my actual phone in my pocket.


25

#26 jsanatx

jsanatx

    God Bless Texas

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,666 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 77107
  • Joined: 03/10/2009
  • Location:Austin, TX
GolfWRX Likes : 308

Posted 17 April 2018 - 03:53 PM

These look interesting - TicPods Free

They're coming out in July
PING G400 SFT w/Hzrds Black 75 6.0
Titleist 917F 15* w/Speeder Pro TS 84
Titleist 716 AP1s
Adams PNT v1 18* and v2 22*
Vokey SM5 46*
Vokey Cold Forged 52/10
Vokey SM6 Brushed Copper 56/08
Vokey TVD 60*
SC Mil Spec 33/350 (kicked the Buttonback out of the bag)

26

#27 djfalcone

djfalcone

    Exceptionally Average

  • ClubWRX Charter Members
  • 398 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 136969
  • Joined: 08/18/2011
  • Location:Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Ebay ID:falconeusmc
GolfWRX Likes : 517

Posted 25 April 2018 - 01:35 AM

I have and use the Bose SoundSport - they are great all around headphones and the battery life is top notch. Can't wonder from your device that you're using for music but so far - however, I walk and say my phone is in my bag, I'm on the green and the bag is on the fringe - no problem. I think they are rated from 35-55 feet, so not the industry best, but the quality is second to none in my opinion.
Taylormade M3 9.5
915f 13*
915h 18*
Taylormade P730 4-9
Taylormade MG 47,52,56,60
Custom Byron
TP5X


Instagram : danieljfalcone

http://www.golfwrx.c...l-you-about-it/
^^I caddied for Rory and JVegas

27

#28 nikoa

nikoa

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 21 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 149541
  • Joined: 12/02/2011
  • Location:Melbourne, Australia
GolfWRX Likes : 5

Posted 25 April 2018 - 04:28 AM

Anker SoundBuds Slim are the best on a budget. IPX4 water resistant, plenty of ear bud sizes with removal hooks, 10m/33ft range, inbuilt mic, 7 hour play time, magnetic attach when not in use and for $26 they seriously sound great.  Throw them in your bag and no need to be precious about them.

https://www.anker.co...dphone/A3235011

28

#29 Hwanger17

Hwanger17

    Newbie

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 15 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 498068
  • Joined: 04/05/2018
  • Location:Bay Area, CA
GolfWRX Likes : 3

Posted 25 April 2018 - 05:01 PM

I've used the MPOW one off of Amazon that one of the posters listed couple years ago, it blocks out the outside noise pretty well and has held up fine over the years given the cost.

Nowadays I tend to use the AirPods just so I don't need to carry a different charging cable.

29

#30 cbrwn425

cbrwn425

    Advanced

  • Advanced Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 251 posts
  •  
  • Member #: 415218
  • Joined: 03/11/2016
  • Location:AL
  • Handicap:11.3
GolfWRX Likes : 87

Posted 25 April 2018 - 06:05 PM

Been using the Jaybird x2 for a couple months now and theyíre great. Good sound and once you find the right fit they will stay put. I havenít used them on the range yet but I use them in the gym usually 5 times a week and Iíve yet to have a problem


Remove This Advertisement Viewing As Guest

    GolfWRX Forums

    Advertisement


Wanna get rid of this ugly yellow box? And remove other annoying "stuff" in between posts? Create a FREE GolfWRX account here.

30



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

GolfWRX Sponsors