1. Tayloj92's Avatar
    If you do could you tell me if they're worth the $125 price tag?
    10-17-2017 10:15 AM
  2. vzwuser76's Avatar
    If you do could you tell me if they're worth the $125 price tag?
    I haven't used them, but I'd imagine the price has to do a bit with them being noise cancelling. The JBL noise cancelling USB-C earbuds cost anywhere from $150-200.

    I wish they'd list their frequency response, that should be a paramount spec for any audio device.
    10-17-2017 10:50 AM
  3. PhiPsi32's Avatar
    And the impedance . . .
    10-17-2017 10:55 AM
  4. gnahc79's Avatar
    OP, do you mean these USB C headphones? The list price is $149.
    https://store.google.com/product/lib...dapt_earphones

    I'm a mild audiophile and already have Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear headphones. Combined with the adapter, is it any better/worse by a meaningful margin vs the Libratone? To me not likely given the typical listening environment is noisy (well unless you're at the library). I don't really see any online reviews for the in ear model. IMO wait and see.
    10-17-2017 11:04 AM
  5. Tayloj92's Avatar
    OP, do you mean these USB C headphones? The list price is $149.
    https://store.google.com/product/lib...dapt_earphones

    I'm a mild audiophile and already have Sennheiser Momentum In-Ear headphones. Combined with the adapter, is it any better/worse by a meaningful margin vs the Libratone? To me not likely given the typical listening environment is noisy (well unless you're at the library). I don't really see any online reviews for the in ear model. IMO wait and see.
    Yes these are the ones I am referring to.
    10-17-2017 11:08 AM
  6. Almeuit's Avatar
    I am not. I use bluetooth all the time.
    10-17-2017 11:19 AM
  7. bjrosen's Avatar
    Just get a good set of Bluetooth headphones, why would you buy a new set of wired headphones? Anyone who believes that they can hear the difference is kidding themselves.
    10-17-2017 12:10 PM
  8. Richard Servello's Avatar
    Just get a good set of Bluetooth headphones, why would you buy a new set of wired headphones? Anyone who believes that they can hear the difference is kidding themselves.
    Especially since USB-c headphones so the conversion in the headphones... Not the phone. Meaning Bluetooth 4+ headphones still sound identical.
    10-17-2017 12:46 PM
  9. gnahc79's Avatar
    I'm staying away from bluetooth audio because it's not 100% reliable like wired headphones. Audio quality, yeah you can only tell the difference if you are 100% focused on the audio quality.

    from the Ars review of the pixel 2
    https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017...e-you-can-buy/

    While better pairing and battery life is nice, Android Bluetooth is still bad. Even in 8.0 Oreo, which supposedly had a lot of work on the Bluetooth stack, it still a mess of issues. If you don't believe me, you can check out this thread on Google's official Pixel User Community group, which was dedicated to Oreo Bluetooth issues until Google locked it after 650 replies. You'll find reports of total incompatibilities, stutters, skips, and dropped calls, usually with follow-up reports of "I tried an iPhone and that worked fine." Bluetooth issues still permeate the board, so the wrinkles don't sound like they've been ironed out yet. For what it's worth, my Pixel 2 Bluetooth experiences have been fine, but the issues people are experiencing seem to mostly involve compatibility across the whole spectrum of Bluetooth devices.
    the "made for Google" thing is promising, but I'm not going to be one of the guinea pigs to see if these issues are really sorted out by "made for Google".
    10-17-2017 12:49 PM
  10. Richard Servello's Avatar
    I'm staying away from bluetooth audio because it's not 100% reliable like wired headphones. Audio quality, yeah you can only tell the difference if you are 100% focused on the audio quality.

    from the Ars review of the pixel 2
    https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2017...e-you-can-buy/



    the "made for Google" thing is promising, but I'm not going to be one of the guinea pigs to see if these issues are really sorted out by "made for Google".
    Srsly? Bluetooth has been basically the same as wired for years now.
    10-17-2017 12:51 PM
  11. gnahc79's Avatar
    Srsly? Bluetooth has been basically the same as wired for years now.
    I'm assuming your 'same' statement is in regards to audio quality? My last comment was about connectivity issues, which have no similarities between Bluetooth and wired. Bluetooth connectivity has gotten better over the past few years, but not enough for me to leave my wired headphones behind.
    10-17-2017 01:03 PM
  12. bjrosen's Avatar
    I have a pair of Bose bluetooth headphones, I've never had a connectivity problem. The distance between your head and your shirt pocket is very short so you wouldn't expect a reliability problem. I do have issues when connecting to a bluetooth amplifier on the other side of the room, it mostly works but occasionally there are dropouts, but that's a much longer distance.
    10-17-2017 02:45 PM

Similar Threads

  1. is the pixel book the future of android tablets?
    By davidb423 in forum Google Pixelbook
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 09-02-2018, 10:13 AM
  2. New to the Fossil Q club
    By jean15paul in forum Fossil Q Series
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 12-13-2017, 09:23 PM
  3. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 10-28-2017, 06:49 AM
  4. why is my missing phone icon app is on my lock screen LG K20 plus
    By Android Central Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-17-2017, 04:31 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD