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    Default Wired earbuds recommendations

    What a confusing sea of information online. One thing I do know, my Klipsch S4's do not have any volume or answering capabilities. Even with the Klipsch App and others I have tried. So what's out there with GOOD quality that you have found that work specifically on the Note 2? Volume, pause and answering calls. Maybe even skip...I know I'm asking for a lot! Since us ATT folks Note 2 didn't come with earbuds, I thought maybe there would be some success stories out there. Currently using Doubletwist for music/podcasts and Slacker.
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    Interesting question. I've been noodling this myself. I really like the doctor dray tours. They do come with call control but no volume control on Android. Sound quality is terrific. Haven't tried a call with them yet but look forward to that. They do come with a very nice carrying case.

    I tried more expensive monster earbuds but didn't like them. Sent them back.

    Today I tried the Parrot Zik Bluetooth headphones at Brookstone. They have a demo unit, nice! The Ziks sounded great and control app works really well even though it's just in beta. I'm really loving these.

    They have touch control of volume, previous and next, and call answering, call ignoring, it cetera. You just wipe on the side of the right ear piece, which is touch sensitive. Amazing technology!

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    Nice, but $$$$$$$$ and I'm looking for an earbud set up for cycling, etc...
    Thanks for the response. If I find something, I will post here as well.
    Anyone else?
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    I went on Black Friday to buy a pair of Bluetooth Jaybirds and I do like them very much. I got the at Best Buy for $129. Yes, I know that expensive. However, the quality of sound and freedom that Bluetooth gives you for me makes it worth the price.
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    Why do they have to be wired?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gzbsds View Post
    I went on Black Friday to buy a pair of Bluetooth Jaybirds and I do like them very much. I got the at Best Buy for $129. Yes, I know that expensive. However, the quality of sound and freedom that Bluetooth gives you for me makes it worth the price.
    Do your Jaybirds have next, rewind, pause, and volume up & down built in them?

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    My Plantronics 903+ stereo Bluetooth do. Also they will tell you how much time you have remaining. 7 hour music/talk time. $47 on Amazon.

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    It sounds like wired buds/phones have the issues. I'm concerned with Bluetooth sound and phone battery drain. Maybe I need to expand my choices and look at Bluetooth. What kind of battery drain are you experiencing with streaming Bluetooth?
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    Quote Originally Posted by losmorob View Post
    It sounds like wired buds/phones have the issues. I'm concerned with Bluetooth sound and phone battery drain. Maybe I need to expand my choices and look at Bluetooth. What kind of battery drain are you experiencing with streaming Bluetooth?
    I stream 8 hours a day over Bluetooth and my phone doesn't need charging until around 6pm.

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    Honestly the new ones for the iphone 5 are not that bad. The provide plenty of bass if thats your thing. I think they are $30
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    Has anyone tried 'air tube' headsets/adapters on the Note 2? Functionality good? Any issues?

    Which ones are recommended? There are bluetooth versions as well, interestingly enough. I've seen a few brands out there, but it's hard to tell which one would be best.

    I think these (Smart and Safe) were the original, or at least the first to be commercially advertised: Amazon.com: Smart&Safe Hollow Air Tube Hands-free Headset with 3.5mm Jack: Electronics
    Samsung Galaxy Note 3...hopefully with a flush, pop-out (chargeable), Bluetooth earpiece!
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    Does anyone know anything about Samsung's official "Active sound" earbuds? I am also looking for earbuds that will allow me to answer calls, pause music, etc... Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by losmorob View Post
    One thing I do know, my Klipsch S4's do not have any volume or answering capabilities.
    S4 or S4a?
    The S4a is supposed to work, right?


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    I believe they are S4's. Leftovers from my Apple days.
    Looks like there is defiantly a need for compatible products, or a test of current available buds. How 'bout it Android Central?
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    Here is a link to a thread at xda.



    Good input about a few different headphones and Note 2 users experience.


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    I bought these today.
    We'll see how they work. Will report on fit, usage, connecting etc when they get here. I'm kinda worried because I have lost numerous earbuds. Most recently the new Apple ones. I have no earthly idea what happened to them. I also lost a pair of Etymotic HF5's too! Along with some S4's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoneguy108 View Post
    Does anyone know anything about Samsung's official "Active sound" earbuds? I am also looking for earbuds that will allow me to answer calls, pause music, etc... Thanks!
    I've used LG's HSB700 Bluetooth eat buds and they work great! Have all the functions to control music and answer calls etc. Sound is ok to great. Battery life is 10 hours a day and streaming Bluetooth I always drain my headset before my phone needs charging. Try Em out. Amazon has them now for about 50 $.

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    Unfortunately not. They only have on-off and volume control.
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    I saw you say you are concerned about the sound via bluetooth. If that's the case it sounds like you're starting to look into audiophile grade stuff which means you will have to make a choice as to what's more important, sound quality, or android controls. If you are looking for sound quality, can you give me an idea what type of music you like and do you know what type of sound signature you prefer? Also, what price range, would you consider something at the $350 price point if the sound quality was there?
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    Does anyone know anything about Samsung's official "Active sound" earbuds? I am also looking for earbuds that will allow me to answer calls, pause music, etc... Thanks!
    Anyone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smuckerz View Post
    I saw you say you are concerned about the sound via bluetooth. If that's the case it sounds like you're starting to look into audiophile grade stuff which means you will have to make a choice as to what's more important, sound quality, or android controls. If you are looking for sound quality, can you give me an idea what type of music you like and do you know what type of sound signature you prefer? Also, what price range, would you consider something at the $350 price point if the sound quality was there?
    Way out of my price point. My interest is the best bang for the buck, and what I've learned is that Bluetooth compresses music. And a wired set is not a deal-breaker, so that's why I'm looking at wired phones with maybe an app that gives me the controls I need. Currently, I'm using my Klipsch S4's which have no volume control I would like to have as when I ride my bike my phone is in my pocket. (BTW, also running Strava GPS for tracking, recommended) Phone capability, I'm "OK" without it. I would like the music control like I had with my Iphone.
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    The bluebuds x came in and all I can say is wow, they sound good. Connected without a problem, Took me a bit to fit the band to the back so it wouldn't hang down but it now fits. Comes with everything you need to to make it work for you. Nice little carrying case, usb micro charger, plug for wall etc. I tried with Pandora and there is a lot of bass for bluetooth. Not over powering but really good. Fit is good but you make it fit you. Controls for phone, music google voice etc. Pairing was simple. Will try more tomorrow.


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    I kind of shied away from these after reading reviews that had concerns regarding range. Can you put your phone in your pants pocket and still have good reception? And do volume controls work? More info after you play with them awhile would be greatly appreciated.

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    Ok, I will let you know tomorrow. Going for a hike in the morning.
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    Ok, so I went on my hike and played Pandora the whole time. I had it running as well as a app called Endomondo. I did not have a chance to go back on a song because I used Pandora. I don't have any dled music on my phone. I imagine it would work the same though. I use Pandora and Sirius. The volume up button and volume down work just fine. I had the phone in my pocket almost the whole time. To forward the song press and hold the volume up button for 2 seconds. The range is about 30 to 40 feet. I did this by accident. I was doing some training with my dogs and making them stay and was walking backwards when the music started to get staticky (if thats a word). So I walked back to it and picked up and continued on. I did not receive a phone call while having it on today. Hope this helps.

    On another note altogether, I was in Barnes and Noble and was playing with the Nook HD. Got a text and the sales lady says, "is that the ipad mini" lol. I said it was a Galaxy Note 2. She says, wow that a big phone!
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