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Minivanman
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Bloody Bluetooth

Just snapped the headband on yet another set of headphones, this time in two places - so what the heck is going on! 

These are quite new and I had been ultra careful with them so what's the answer. Pay more than £35 these cost perhaps but really, should they be so easy to break?

Any recommendations for something more substantial would be appreciated. Sad  

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Deleted as you only had one sentence originally Wink

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Seems like, but there were cheaper ones on the market and anyway, they should be fit for purpose not fit for breaking so easily - even at £35. 

PS re: Your deletion, I was checking/editing to see if my 'rude' word under subject heading had been deleted. Roll eyes 

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You could try the in ear ones with no cables or headbands, that my help Smiley

I invested in a pair of Bose QC35, as I travel a fair bit, and have had no issues with those - admittedly a bit more than £35.

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Ouch, well out of my range at that price!

Had thought about those 'in the ear' ones - they might be the answer.   Thumbs Up

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I've never used bluetooth headphones, nearest I've come to it is a Turtle Beach PX3 wireless gaming headset (which was rubbish, quiet portions of game sounds and/or music it'd just mute, they called it a "Noisegate", I call it [-Censored-] annoying!!), I liked the freedom they gave me to move about, but other than that, I tend to stick to wired headphones and earphones, especially when out in the garden using my engine powered toys, my phone's earphones work nicely as earplugs with the added benefit of being able to listen to Amy Macdonald as I mow... Grin

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Not an easy choice for me as a) my rubbish hearing does not warrant spending serious money on a pair, b) cheaper ones are just that - cheap, and c) the 'in-the-ear' type are just going to irritate I know so I'll give these a try. They look like a sort of 'hang by the ears' set and with no headband to bust so.....  here goes another spend only this time just under £30 inc free postage. 

Reviews read, seem OK, so fingers crossed.Wink

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I was looking for bluetooth headphones some time back...  tried some out,... but there was a delay between the sound on the computer, and the sound in the phones.... I put this down to "double processing time"  of the original sound which had to be re-processed before transmission on the "bluetooth" wifi 

 

so... I went the whole way, and got a pair of these.

 

https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/audio-and-headphones/headphones/headphones/sony-mdr-rf811rk-wireless-h...

 

Excellent results,...and can even walk down the garden to the chalet at the bottom, and still enjoy the music on the laptop.

 

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Never had an issue with delay times - although it does exist because if the volume on my TV is high enough to hear, it is slightly out of sync with the Bluetooth headphones.

Plug in ones (I have a small headset pair for my Kindle and computer) don't seem to have that problem.

Those Sony headphones do look the business though. Smiley

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Read the spec..... you will note that they are compatible with TV and most "smart" phones...

The only disadvantage that I have found is that you need to keep them charged up ... so if you only use them once in a while, you need to put them on charge for about an hour or more before use. 

For me.... they work by plugging in the RF transmitter part, ( mains powered )..  into the laptop, to get the sound for retransmission.  there are two channels available, in case the neighbour is using theirs ! ! .. ( nifty if they are, cos you can listen to their music ! !  and vice versa of course ! ).

Never tried them with the telly or phone !..

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@shutter wrote:

... there are two channels available, in case the neighbour is using theirs ! ! .. ( nifty if they are, cos you can listen to their music ! !  and vice versa of course ! ).

Never tried them with the telly or phone !..


Could be awkward if either of you is listening to something with ... ahem ... adult content  Wink

The headphones I use are 'paired' to their base, much like DECT phones are to their base (although they're not Bluetooth).

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@RobPN  What? Porno Music  ? ?    never heard of that before !  ! !  Shocked

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Never heard porno music?

So what were you listening to in '69 when Jane Birkin and Serge GaInsbourg were making err...... music. Wink

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There's music in there? Never noticed... Cheesy

 

As for headphones, my last set of Sony headphones (MDR-XD200, wired) lasted for years, the only parts that actually failed were the rubbery headband support thing and the pleather coating on the ear pads, they just disintegrated earlier this year, they still worked, but, they were goosed... Sad

 

That said, one of the loudspeakers from them now lives inside a "budget" replica Star Trek communicator, as that one sounds better than what was originally fitted... Grin

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I bought these in January 2017 - they were an Amazon Deal:

Admittedly they're quite big, but I found the noise cancelling as good as the Bose ones at 6 times the price.  As for the old ones breaking. Your consumer rights should still apply - how old were they?