All I can tell you is buy an extended warranty. We went thru many, many pairs and all types for my teenage son at Best Buy. Was glad we finally got a replacement plan. He went thru them quickly. It didn't matter what brand or level.
He now uses cordless, rechargeable Beats X but now has trouble with those connecting and uses Apple as a back-up.
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My 15 yr old daughter is looking for nice quality headphones for her iPhone (forget the model but it's about 2 yrs old)
I'm going to get her a pair for her birthday and need some suggestions.
She would like a blu tooth model that has great SQ.
Any help would be greatly appreciated; I know nothing about ear buds.
I have the Apple airpods and they are the best thing ever. Surprisingly decent sound quality, but they are super durable. I run about 8 miles every weekend wearing them and sweat a lot in them and I have no issues at all. They have never came out even when I run half marathons. They also pair super easy and when I talk on them people can’t tell that I’m not on the phone.
Last Edit: Jun 5, 2018 21:04:18 GMT -5 by davidl81
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Owning the low end Shure headphones which I think are incredible value I see Shure has a Bluetooth kit which can be used for a variety of their IEM headphones, the bluetooth kit and say the SE215 can be had for $200 US
I have the SE215 but not wireless. They sound great, but can get uncomfortable after an hour or so. But they really do sound good, and they do a good job of blocking out noise, like parents. I wear them as stage monitors when I play, or when I'm doing a shoot and I have to monitor the microphone audio.
I also have the Apple AirPods that I use the rest of the time, and they really are fantastic. Slightly harsh, but I flipped the EQ on my iPhone to the "Treble Reducer" setting and they sound great. The microphone works surprisingly well, the charging case is genius, and they never fall out, even when working out and sweaty.
I'd vote for either of these, depending on what you want your daughter to have.
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