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#1 NC IA Hacker

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 08:33 PM

I'll preface this with the fact that most of my rounds are at the crack of dawn with few folks on the course where I tend to just enjoy the quiet of the morning, but I was wondering if there are any suggestions for a good set of wireless headphones for the range?

Edited by NC IA Hacker, 02 January 2019 - 08:33 PM.


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Posted 02 January 2019 - 09:35 PM

AirPods are still the best range, course, exercise headphone I have found and i have a bunch.  The Jaybird x3 were my favs for a long time as they sound better and come with an app for great sound signature adjustments.  That said, they let no noise in, and when I’m doing any of those activities I want to hear some of my surroundings.   The AirPods are the most convenient, easiest to use, and pretty damn good sounding piece of tech i own.
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Posted 02 January 2019 - 09:38 PM

+1 on the AirPods;  I use both in my ears while on the range and if I play by myself I only use 1 in my ear so I can hear someone yell fore and everything else going on

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 10:06 PM

Yup, love my airpods
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Posted 02 January 2019 - 10:07 PM

Yet another vote for AirPods. Theyíre perfect.


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Posted 02 January 2019 - 10:08 PM

Air-pods

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Posted 02 January 2019 - 10:17 PM

Airpods

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 06:58 AM

Lol, glad there is a full alignment here. Thanks guys!

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 09:19 AM

Anyone tried a pair of these AfterShokz headphones? I've been looking for something that allows me to privately listen to music without blocking out ambient sound and they look really interesting. Think I might be ordering a pair soon to give them a shot.

https://www.amazon.c...LFMYKF9A2&psc=1

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 09:26 AM

View PostDrRemulak, on 03 January 2019 - 09:19 AM, said:

Anyone tried a pair of these AfterShokz headphones? I've been looking for something that allows me to privately listen to music without blocking out ambient sound and they look really interesting. Think I might be ordering a pair soon to give them a shot.

https://www.amazon.c...LFMYKF9A2&psc=1

I have a pair of the Plantronics BackBeat FIT Bluetooth headphones (also available on Amazon) and love them for the exact reason you mentioned. They have two benefits, to me. For one, they stay in place when I'm running or just generally being active. But more importantly, they don't sit IN your ear canal or ON your ear, so ambient/surrounding noise is not blocked out or muffled. I can still hear what I'm listening to (TourTempo, usually) and hear the crack of my club clear as day. Also, I don't hear any sound bleeding at all, so people around you won't hear what you're listening to.

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Posted 03 January 2019 - 09:32 PM

AirPods by far for me

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 08:15 AM

View PostDrRemulak, on 03 January 2019 - 09:19 AM, said:

Anyone tried a pair of these AfterShokz headphones? I've been looking for something that allows me to privately listen to music without blocking out ambient sound and they look really interesting. Think I might be ordering a pair soon to give them a shot.

https://www.amazon.c...LFMYKF9A2&psc=1

I use these but they can interfere with your sunglasses depending on what you where.  Have airpods too  but prefer these especially for golf and jogging.
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Posted 04 January 2019 - 08:21 AM

View PostNC IA Hacker, on 02 January 2019 - 08:33 PM, said:

I'll preface this with the fact that most of my rounds are at the crack of dawn with few folks on the course where I tend to just enjoy the quiet of the morning, but I was wondering if there are any suggestions for a good set of wireless headphones for the range?

Not to be a PITA but how do you enjoy the quiet with music playing in your ears? Would that not negate the experience?

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 09:55 AM

I went with a hanging speaker, dont like headphones on course so an animal that wants breakfast cant sneak up on me.
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Posted 04 January 2019 - 10:56 AM

View Postsheppy335, on 04 January 2019 - 09:55 AM, said:

so an animal that wants breakfast cant sneak up on me.

Where the hell are you playing golf? Sounds intense/awesome.


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Posted 04 January 2019 - 03:44 PM

+1 airpods. For some reason I can only wear my left one when I am on the range. The right one tends to fall out (must be a swing flaw)

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 04:11 PM

Air Pods.

I’m no audiophile, so I’m normally pretty cheap when it comes to discretionary things like headphones, and Air Pods are not cheap.  But I gotta say that if I lost them today, I would be at the Apple Store tomorrow to buy another pair.  I use some inexpensive silicone “skins” on mine to make them a bit more comfortable.  But I have no issues wearing them without the skins.

I’ve tried other no-name brands that have great reviews on Amazon, and they just don’t ever work as well.  Cutting out, awkward controls, etc.
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Posted 04 January 2019 - 04:13 PM

View Postjmconnell4, on 04 January 2019 - 03:44 PM, said:

+1 airpods. For some reason I can only wear my left one when I am on the range. The right one tends to fall out (must be a swing flaw)

I use something like these with mine. (Canít remember if that is the exact brand.). You have to remove them to charge the AirPods, but itís a very minor inconvenience.

Edit: https://www.amazon.c...s/dp/B019BREFE4

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 04:44 PM

View Postrgk5, on 04 January 2019 - 08:21 AM, said:

View PostNC IA Hacker, on 02 January 2019 - 08:33 PM, said:

I'll preface this with the fact that most of my rounds are at the crack of dawn with few folks on the course where I tend to just enjoy the quiet of the morning, but I was wondering if there are any suggestions for a good set of wireless headphones for the range?

Not to be a PITA but how do you enjoy the quiet with music playing in your ears? Would that not negate the experience?

Second part of the question says it's for the range. OP enjoys the silence during his rounds

Edited by theboypinoy, 05 January 2019 - 03:58 PM.


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Posted 04 January 2019 - 06:58 PM

Air Pods are spendy and easy to loose. I like these not totally wireless but bluetooth and the ends are magnetic so when not using they hang around your neck. Work perfect for me on the range, course, working out, Mt. biking, traveling, shopping.
https://www.amazon.c...ooth headphones

Edited by Chef Otto, 04 January 2019 - 07:00 PM.

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 01:21 AM

So I had the first gen of these. The range is great because I could hit with my phone in a cart across the fairway.

http://www.groupon.c...ource=undefined

For $15 they are decent. Comfortable for my ear at least and wonít fall out.

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 06:43 AM

 theboypinoy, on 04 January 2019 - 04:44 PM, said:

 rgk5, on 04 January 2019 - 08:21 AM, said:

 NC IA Hacker, on 02 January 2019 - 08:33 PM, said:

I'll preface this with the fact that most of my rounds are at the crack of dawn with few folks on the course where I tend to just enjoy the quiet of the morning, but I was wondering if there are any suggestions for a good set of wireless headphones for the range?

Not to be a PITA but how do you enjoy the quiet with music playing in your ears? Would that not negate the experience?

Second part of the question says its's for the range. OP enjoys the silence during his rounds

Missed that second part.

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 04:33 PM

 rgk5, on 05 January 2019 - 06:43 AM, said:

 theboypinoy, on 04 January 2019 - 04:44 PM, said:

 rgk5, on 04 January 2019 - 08:21 AM, said:

 NC IA Hacker, on 02 January 2019 - 08:33 PM, said:

I'll preface this with the fact that most of my rounds are at the crack of dawn with few folks on the course where I tend to just enjoy the quiet of the morning, but I was wondering if there are any suggestions for a good set of wireless headphones for the range?

Not to be a PITA but how do you enjoy the quiet with music playing in your ears? Would that not negate the experience?

Second part of the question says its's for the range. OP enjoys the silence during his rounds

Missed that second part.

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 04:39 PM

 Chef Otto, on 04 January 2019 - 06:58 PM, said:

Air Pods are spendy and easy to loose. I like these not totally wireless but bluetooth and the ends are magnetic so when not using they hang around your neck. Work perfect for me on the range, course, working out, Mt. biking, traveling, shopping.
https://www.amazon.c...ooth headphones

Thanks Chef! Opted to go with these.

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 05:44 PM

 NC IA Hacker, on 05 January 2019 - 04:39 PM, said:

 Chef Otto, on 04 January 2019 - 06:58 PM, said:

Air Pods are spendy and easy to loose. I like these not totally wireless but bluetooth and the ends are magnetic so when not using they hang around your neck. Work perfect for me on the range, course, working out, Mt. biking, traveling, shopping.
https://www.amazon.c...ooth headphones

Thanks Chef! Opted to go with these.

Didnít realize how expensive AirPods are.   With the rate that I seem to lose/break headphones Iíll also head in this direction.  

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Posted 05 January 2019 - 09:26 PM

 DrRemulak, on 04 January 2019 - 10:56 AM, said:

 sheppy335, on 04 January 2019 - 09:55 AM, said:

so an animal that wants breakfast cant sneak up on me.

Where the hell are you playing golf? Sounds intense/awesome.
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Posted 06 January 2019 - 04:12 AM

 jmconnell4, on 04 January 2019 - 03:44 PM, said:

+1 airpods. For some reason I can only wear my left one when I am on the range. The right one tends to fall out (must be a swing flaw)

Me too.  Same ear.

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Posted 07 January 2019 - 04:24 AM

Try these

https://gizmodo.com/...buds-1827666243

Great sound
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