Need suggestions

tonybtonyb Posts: 29,919
Portable headphones for a cell phone. Not earbuds. Wife has been working out like a demon but earbuds don't seem to stay in well. What is more a headphone style that would work with her cell phone. I'm not up on the headphone thing these days, especially for portable devices. Give me a few suggestions under 100 bucks. Appreciate it guys.
HT SYSTEM-2 channel
Sony 850c 4k
Pioneer elite vhx 21
Sony 4k BRP
SVS SB-2000
Dynaudio Audience 72
Polk FX500 surrounds
Cary xciter dac
Cullen modded Sonos
Joule la-100 pre
B&k Ref 4420 amp

Cables-
Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

Kitchen

Sonos zp90
B&k 1430
Tad 803 speakers
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  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 1,753
    Polk and others have ear buds that have a hook that loops over the ear to keep them in place. Good luck. D
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  • DaveHoDaveHo Posts: 2,008
    Go bluetooth. Working out with corded headphones is a pain.

    I use these: https://amazon.com/Headphones-TaoTronics-TT-BH07-Waterproof-Cancelling/dp/B06ZYX6Y1T/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1513615446&sr=8-1&keywords=taotronics+earbuds

    I sweat like a **** & they stay put.
  • machonemachone Posts: 1,017
    I would also check out Koss.
    Mojo Audio Joule v5>>Quantum Byte w/JRiver 24 and Fidelizer>> Starlight 7 USB >> Mojo Audio Mystique v2 SE>>ModWright SWL 9.0 SE Signature>>Hafler DH-500 Amp+ (Musical Concepts PA-6 Elite Mod)>>
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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,919
    Question....with Bluetooth buds, can you use more than one Bluetooth device with your phone at the same time ? I believe she already has a fitbit connected.
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 9,912
    Yes
    2-channel: Modwright KWI-200 Integrated, Dynaudio C1-II Signatures
    Desktop rig: LSi7, Polk 110sub, Dayens Ampino amp, W4S DAC/pre, Sonos, JRiver
    Gear on standby: Melody 101 tube pre, Unison Research Simply Italy Integrated
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  • erniejadeerniejade Posts: 4,249
    My old koss porta pros atill rock for the money but, for working out i am gonna agree with the blutooth idea. Sony also makes some nice sounding heassets. Also check on massdroo sometimes for good deals.
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    HT: Elite SC27, Full Polk RTI setup.

  • rooftop59rooftop59 Posts: 4,626
    My wife has really small ear canals and has tried a bunch of different buds. I just bought her these and so far she likes them. Went running in the desert with them yesterday and they worked well:

    https://www.amazon.com/Phaiser-BHS-730-Bluetooth-Headphones-Sweatproof/dp/B01GDITOEU
    HT Rig:
    Denon AVR-X4200w; Peachtree Audio Nova Integrated; Bryson BPD-1; Mains: Dynaudio Emit 10 + MartinLogan Dynamo (original) sub; Center - Polk cs400i; Heights, Center Surround - Klipsch KHC - 6 In-Ceiling; Surrounds - Monoprice in-ceiling; Sub - SVS PB10-ISD; LG UP870 4K BDP

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  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,919
    rooftop59 wrote: »
    My wife has really small ear canals and has tried a bunch of different buds.

    Soo....then she can't hear you when you say "Honey, I bought a new amp." ? Hmmm....now the wheels are turning.........
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,354
    My wife has really small ear canals and has tried a bunch of different buds.
    Those two clauses just seem so wrong somehow...

    ;)
  • hochpt21hochpt21 Posts: 5,053
    @tonyb

    Run don’t walk situation here...

    Polk Ultrafit 3000

    Amazon has the white version right now for $17 shipped Prime.

    I’ve had a pair for running going on 3+ years and love them.

    They come with multiple size earbuds. They also have the over-ear loop to keep them more secure.

    I will admit they will come out of the ear canal especially when sweaty, but they stay on because of the loop, and it’s just a gentle push to get them back in the ear.

    I also like sometimes leaving them out of the ear canal if I want to be aware of my surroundings but still hear the music.

    I think I paid $60 for my pair originally. I just ordered 2 pairs in white and there were 3 pairs left. The black color was listed at $80. For $17...must be a liquidation situation.
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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,233
    I’m sure there are better options out there, but you can get some jbl e30 synchros headphones, they were like 80 dollars but the new wireless version came out and all the marshalls and Ross stores around here are filled with them for around $30. They aren’t the most efficient but on my iPad 3 volume 2 dots from full is unbearable. Also, I know this thread is a month old but I thought I would give my 2 cents.
    Micah

    Main system: Technics SL3200, Shure M97xE, Lafayette LR1100 for tuner, Hagerman Audio Labs Bugle 2 phono stage, NAD C352 integrated, Boston Acoustics VR 2, Boston PV500, generic ICs, and BJC Belden speaker cables.

    Desktop: Dell Precision 690 running iTunes, Yamaha RX-v665, Monitor Audio R90s, Velodyne VA-907, generic ICs and speaker cables.
    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • verbverb Posts: 3,668
    @tonyb whatever you decide. Since you’re a well respected tube aficionado here is a nice portable pre for momma:
    http://electronics-diy.com/schematics/1139/hybrid-tube-headphone-amplifier.jpg
    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Cambridge CD transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • verbverb Posts: 3,668
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    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Cambridge CD transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • verbverb Posts: 3,668
    Another option for the earbuds falling out :smiley:
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    Basement: Polk SDA SRS, Micro Seiki MB14 TT, VTL 2.5 Pre, Marantz CD6006 CDP, Conrad Johnson MF2300A Amp, Furman 15PFi Power Conditioner, AQ Diamondback (version 1) RCA IC's, MIT Terminator2 Bi-Wire speaker cables
    Office: PC, Cambridge CD transport, Marantz AMP-1, Acoustic Technologies Classic Speakers, Polk PSWi225 wireless sub, MIT AVt2 speaker cables, IFI Purifier2, AQ Cinnamon USB cable
    Spare Room: Dayens Ampino Integrated, Auris BluMe, Polk TSi200's
    Living Room: Pioneer SX-N30 Network Receiver, Pioneer PD10AE CD Player, Furman M8-LX Power Conditioner, Polk RT265 In Wall Speakers, Polk DSW Pro 660wi Subwoofer
  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,313
    verb wrote: »
    Another option for the earbuds falling out :smiley:
    1towby9gf07i.jpg
    You can only do that after taking the Tide Pod Challenge

  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,919
    Long gone on this boys, she was satisfied with some Zeus Bluetooth things. Actually don't sound bad at all either.
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 19,354
    edited February 7
    kevhed72 wrote: »
    verb wrote: »
    Another option for the earbuds falling out :smiley:
    1towby9gf07i.jpg
    You can only do that after taking the Tide Pod Challenge

    actually, they work great like that sans detergents or surfactants, but you gotta turn 'em up real loud. :)

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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,233
    Good. Hope she enjoys them!
    Micah

    Main system: Technics SL3200, Shure M97xE, Lafayette LR1100 for tuner, Hagerman Audio Labs Bugle 2 phono stage, NAD C352 integrated, Boston Acoustics VR 2, Boston PV500, generic ICs, and BJC Belden speaker cables.

    Desktop: Dell Precision 690 running iTunes, Yamaha RX-v665, Monitor Audio R90s, Velodyne VA-907, generic ICs and speaker cables.
    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,919
    mlistens03 wrote: »
    Good. Hope she enjoys them!

    She's lost 35 lbs since her heart attack. Must say, she's lookin' hot bro. :) She started by just adjusting what she ate and when, and simply walking the dog everyday. That got her to lose about 15 lbs quickly. Then she decided to lose more and took up working out...that 4 lettered word we men call exercise.

    She only works out about 3-4 days a week, but that helped drop the rest of the weight. Now she enjoys it and wants to move on to that Orange theory stuff. The headphones was for her music , claims it keeps her pumped up.

    almost TOO pumped up though. She tells me she nearly took a nose dive off the elliptical because she was wanting to dance to the groove of the music. lol
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,041
    Glad to hear how well she is doing Tony!!!
    Sunfire TGP III PrePro, Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature 405wpc 5 ch. Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,919
    cfrizz wrote: »
    Glad to hear how well she is doing Tony!!!

    Thanks Cath....and while I'm super glad for her there is a downside.

    Dang woman is making me look shabby. :)
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • cfrizzcfrizz Posts: 13,041
    Well then, jump on her bandwagon and spruce yourself up right along with her!
    Sunfire TGP III PrePro, Sunfire Cinema Grand Signature 405wpc 5 ch. Amp, Oppo 103 BluRay, Rotel RCD-1072 CDP, Sony Bravia KDL-40R510C TV, Polk S60 Main Speakers, Boston VR-920 Center Channel, SVS NSD-12 SB12 Subwoofer, Polk DSW 400 Subwoofer, Polk FXi-3 Surround Speakers
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 6,275
    Like it's been said, "behind every good man is a good woman"

    Except in Bill's case. :s :D
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,919
    cfrizz wrote: »
    Well then, jump on her bandwagon and spruce yourself up right along with her!

    Somehow....I knew you were going to say that. Remind me to never let you speak to my wife. :)
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,492
    edited February 11
    You can do it, Tony! Here's the secret: TOFU CANNOLIS :o

    (I made myself gag just typing that.)
  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,233
    Viking64 wrote: »
    You can do it, Tony! Here's the secret: TOFU CANNOLIS :o

    (I made myself gag just typing that.)

    Sounds amazing... yum... :lol:
    Micah

    Main system: Technics SL3200, Shure M97xE, Lafayette LR1100 for tuner, Hagerman Audio Labs Bugle 2 phono stage, NAD C352 integrated, Boston Acoustics VR 2, Boston PV500, generic ICs, and BJC Belden speaker cables.

    Desktop: Dell Precision 690 running iTunes, Yamaha RX-v665, Monitor Audio R90s, Velodyne VA-907, generic ICs and speaker cables.
    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,492
    mlistens03 wrote: »
    Sounds amazing... yum... :lol:

    Yeah, about as amazing as a goat cheese and hummus pizza, soy pot roast, or lentil burgers. :s :p
  • tonybtonyb Posts: 29,919
    Viking64 wrote: »
    You can do it, Tony! Here's the secret: TOFU CANNOLIS :o

    (I made myself gag just typing that.)

    as well you should....Tofu cannoli, wouldn't give that to my dog.
    HT SYSTEM-2 channel
    Sony 850c 4k
    Pioneer elite vhx 21
    Sony 4k BRP
    SVS SB-2000
    Dynaudio Audience 72
    Polk FX500 surrounds
    Cary xciter dac
    Cullen modded Sonos
    Joule la-100 pre
    B&k Ref 4420 amp

    Cables-
    Acoustic zen Satori speaker cables
    Acoustic zen Matrix 2 IC's
    Analysis plus crystal oval ic's
    Wireworld eclipse 7 ic's
    Audio metallurgy ga-o digital cable

    Kitchen

    Sonos zp90
    B&k 1430
    Tad 803 speakers
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