Finding just the right pair of earbuds for active sports is a fool’s task, it seems sometimes. Good connectivity, usability, features, and the ability to stay comfortably attached to your head with constant jarring all seem like things that should be easy enough to accomplish, but there’s never a perfect option.
My personal favorite earbuds are still the Bragi Dash. But, these are extraordinarily expensive due to the type of technology and the futuristic feature set. But, unfortunately, the battery life of the Bragi Dash isn’t stellar. I can get about an hour and half from them – after that I have to switch to a backup pair.
So, I’m always on the lookout for a good pair of backup earbuds. I’ve been testing out the ones from iXCC recently and have determined they are a great option. I’ve read the reviews on Amazon from those that suggest these will break after extended use – but I’ve not experienced that. Yet. And, if I do, I’ll circle back here and provide a quick update.
The style of these earbuds lends to a solid fit that ensures they won’t jump out of your ear and the sound is good as long as you take the time to fit the included ear caps. It comes with small, medium, and large. Additionally, usability is also good. The buttons are laid out logically and all easily accessible on the left ear.
The price is probably the biggest factor, considering I’m using these as backup earbuds.
Amazon sells these earbuds for around $13: Bluetooth Headphones, iXCC Bluetooth 4.0 Wireless Stereo Headset In-ear Noise Cancelling Sweatproof Sport Earbuds with Mic for Smartphones
- Bluetooth 4.0 wireless stereo headset in-ear noise cancelling sweat proof sport earbuds headphone with built-in microphone for running, gym, workout and more.
- Superior sound: CVC6.0 noise cancelling technology filters out background noise and EDR guarantees high quality Sound signal transmission.
- High capacity: built-in 85mAh battery for more than 4-hour music time at max volume and up to 7-hour call talk time, can be fully charged within 1.5 hours and ensures 180-hour standby time.
- Bluetooth version: CSR8653/V4.0+EDR, BT profiles: headset / hands free / A2DP / AVRCP, operating distance: 10M; compatible with iPhone 7 / 6s / 6 / Plus, Galaxy / edge / note or other bluetooth-enabled smartphone and more.
- What you get: 1 x Wireless headphone, 1 x Micro USB Charging Cable, 1 x User Manual, 1 x Ear Caps. NOTE: this headset is offered with 2-year manufacture warranty.
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