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10/15/12 9:56 A

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I have the Jaybird Freedom:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005B28
DOM/ref=oh_details_o04_s00_i00

I'm very happy with them. No sweat/rain issues and they're very comfortable. They do occasionally drop sound for second or so, but I carry my phone in a belt below my waist and they recommend having your phone above your waist for best results. The cutting out isn't especially problematic, though, and it's a billion times better than having wires flopping around.

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7/13/12 1:34 A

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I have a pair of Jaybird Freedom 4. Love them a lot.

Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible -- St Francis of Assisi

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7/11/12 12:51 P

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I currently have a set of Motorola S9's : http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-S9-HD-Bluet
ooth-MOTOACTIV-Packaging/dp/B001LXR0BW
/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1342025064&sr=
8-2&keywords=motorola+S9

and I LOVE not being tied to wires, but the range on the headset really sucks. Just holding my phone in my hand while walking it will cut out. Disclaimer: my phone (HTC Sensation 4G) has known connection issues due to somewhat poor antennae design, however, holding the darn phone in my hand shouldn't be "out of range"

I don't find them uncomfortable at all - just make sure that you put the top curve of the headphones behind your ear, not ON your ear. I've never had sweat issues with them, but I'm not a heavy...uh... head-sweat-er? lol I have run in the rain without any issues.

So now I'm looking at a pair of Nokia BH-505 in the hopes that the increased range will overcome my phone's range issues: http://www.amazon.com/Nokia-BH-505-Bluetoo
th-Stereo-Headset/dp/B003H83XP6/ref=sr
_1_1?s=mobile&ie=UTF8&qid=1342025411&s
r=1-1&keywords=nokia+bh-505

tl;dr answer: Love bluetooth headsets. Buy on ebay.

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6/23/12 8:37 A

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I just purchased these because they were on sale at CostCo,and I recently bought a MotoActv GPS watch. I took them out, tried them on, and promptly put them back in the package and returned them. They were really uncomfortable. Some people love them and say they fit fine, but it seems they had to make them squeeze tight over the ears to compensate for the weight of the bluetooth equipment housed at the back of the headset. I really just wanted them so I could listen to Pandora at the office without being shackled to my phone, but they were not comfortable enough for that. I could not see running with the weight of them. I'd rather have a wire. Hopefully this technology will improve soon!

http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-S10-HD-Bl
uetooth-Headphones--Packaging/dp/B004B
HCSQC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=134045490
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Voluntary Discomfort is the secret cornerstone of strength. We build our whole lives around increasing comfort and avoiding discomfort, and yet by doing so we are drinking a can of Weakness Tonic with every morning’s breakfast. ~Mr. Money Mustache
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6/7/12 4:34 P

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I have these:
http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-S305-Blue
tooth-Headset-Microphone/dp/B002BH3I9U
/ref=pd_sim_cps_1

They work great. I've been using them with my iphone and MapMyRun for over a year now and haven't had any problems.

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GRRARRGH's Photo GRRARRGH SparkPoints: (33,238)
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6/4/12 10:19 A

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I have these:

http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-S10-HD-Bl
uetooth-Headphones--Packaging/dp/B004B
HCSQC/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=133881924
5&sr=8-2

I don't use them all the time because the only player I have with Bluetooth is an iPod Touch and I don't have an armband or anything for it, so I'm dependent on pockets, which I don't usually have. But I have used it on several occasions, including during a race, and it's been pretty good. I've never had any trouble with the sound or the the music cutting in or out, and once I got used to where the buttons (volume, next song, last song, etc) were on the headphones and was able to use those without any problem, I loved them. It's so nice to not have to worry about wires flopping all over the place or getting caught on anything. I've recommended these to several people.

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SCOTTPILGRIM's Photo SCOTTPILGRIM Posts: 33
6/4/12 10:16 A

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Not especially helpful, but thanks anyway. :)

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ALL4THEMUTTS's Photo ALL4THEMUTTS SparkPoints: (29,187)
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6/2/12 4:44 P

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(personally, I vote for no earphones. I believe in situational awareness, and being able to hear what is going on around me. But I know I will be outvoted here... ;)

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SCOTTPILGRIM's Photo SCOTTPILGRIM Posts: 33
5/31/12 2:36 P

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I'm interested in getting some bluetooth headphones for running. Does anyone have experience or recommendations? Amazon reviews are mixed for pretty much all of them, and sweat seems to be an issue. Anything feedback is helpful!

Thanks.

-SP

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