Wireless Ear Buds - seeking suggestions, best for calls

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I am wanting to get a pair of wireless earbuds that have
- high call quality - most important
- decent battery
- capacity to use one at a time
- ideally not with a dangly bit (like the air pods) - but that is purely aesthetic

I am open to any price range

I was really liking the Jabra 75t until I saw that you can only use the right one on its own.
Next I am looking at the Samsung Bud Pro (I have a samsung s20), but can be eaily swayed...

Anyone use ear buds regularly for calls and what would you suggest?

Thanks!
 

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I am wanting to get a pair of wireless earbuds that have
- high call quality - most important
- decent battery
- capacity to use one at a time
- ideally not with a dangly bit (like the air pods) - but that is purely aesthetic

I am open to any price range

I was really liking the Jabra 75t until I saw that you can only use the right one on its own.
Next I am looking at the Samsung Bud Pro (I have a samsung s20), but can be eaily swayed...

Anyone use ear buds regularly for calls and what would you suggest?

Thanks!
Calls on the Samsung ear buds are not that great. They are ok if it's quiet. They will pick up noise in a different room. If I use them in a quiet area the other side says that can tell I'm on them but they can tolerate it, they complain if there's any noise in the background. My kids use the Samsung buds and Everytime they eventually get the Samsung issue, one of the buds get real quiet and can barely hear it.

I use the bose quiet share buds now. They have better sound, last the same as the Samsung and I've used them for calls. I've been told they are better for calls, I've used them for calls in a car before. They can tell I'm on earbuds but tolerable.

The downside to the bose.. They are bigger, the charging case is bigger.

One huge plus is they have wings that help hold it in your ear and they are more comfortable to wear, sometimes I forget they are on I don't feel them and amazed at how well they stay put. Reviews will all complain about the case, but the sound and comfort make up for it. The older reviews will all say that you can only use the right bud by itself. There was a recent update and they must have changed it. You can use the left by itself. You have to just take the left out of the case only, if you already have both on and want to use only the left, you have to put the right in the case and take left out of ear and put it back in. They will also say you can't change the volume with the headset, after the update you can now do that also.

Here's the link you can look at them. They have refurbished ones for $179, $100 cheaper. That's what I got and they looked new to me, work great and have same warranty and return policy. I ordered 2 more for Christmas gifts for the kids.

It appears the forum isn't playing good with that link. Just go to Bose website and hit the shop button, you will find them there. Notice in shop page below the quiet share buds there a small refurbished link.

Edit...I tested the left ear by itself. It does work as I said above, but the case has to be open for left to work on its own. The right will work on its own with case shut.

https://www.bose.com/en_us/products/gift_ideas/gifts_for_music_lovers.html&token=GBR3PBLl
 
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I use the Samsung Buds Live (check out Best Buy for Black Friday pricing on all buds) and work in construction and drive a loud truck. I have no call problems unless I'm standing next to very loud equipment. YMMV
 

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I use the Samsung Buds Live (check out Best Buy for Black Friday pricing on all buds) and work in construction and drive a loud truck. I have no call problems unless I'm standing next to very loud equipment. YMMV
I am very surprised about that. I've used every Samsung bud and none work good in the truck as a phone conversation. The party on the other end must be nice and suffer thru it, lol. The live buds were the most uncomfortable of them all.

But yes, black Friday there will be some deals if you can get them.
 

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If Samsung is what you want, if ambient sound is not important to you I would suggest the Samsung buds, the first ones. They had a wing that helped hold them into the ear, worked great for most. Just don't have ambient sound or very good from what I remember.

The run down on the other Samsungs

Buds live, they sound good, have ambient sound. Problem, they move, you have to readjust to get the speaker in your ear canal to get best sound , and have fallen out.

Buds pro..sound good, ambient sound. Several complaints of not able to get secure fit in ear, me included. Samsung went to oval speaker shape

Buds 2..comparable to buds pro, sound better, best of all of them. Ambient sound is good. Samsung changed the speaker back to circle. They work better for me, but I know of some still having issues for securing in the ear.

I still recommend the Bose, but if you really want Samsung I would go buds if ambient isn't important to you, or the buds 2 they just released. The lives were the most uncomfortable to wear, the Bose are the most comfortable. I've never had anyone tell me that Samsung call quality is good on the Samsung earbuds. Reviews I have watched, and from my personal experience of talking to people using earbuds, they all give apple ear pods or whatever they call them the winner. I've talked to people using apple pods and they sound the best to the other end when using earbuds, but I'm still not going to buy them.

This is my personal experience. And my kids have all had the one bud going quiet issue several times on Samsung, in fact my oldest just informed me hers is doing it again on her buds pro. Google it, it's a issue.
 

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I recently got the Pixel Buds A (free with my Pixel 6 Pro) and gave them to my wife. Her business is all about phone calls, so she's very picky about earbuds. She finds the Buds A to be excellent for calls (I've heard her make a test call to me -- sound quality is very clear). You can use just one bud on its own as well.
 

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Do you want them for music as well, or just phone calls? Why not get a dedicated bluetooth earbud for calls? I use a now-discontinued Plantronics Discovery 975 and it's the best headset I've ever owned. I use it all day every day for Teams calls and regular cell calls. The ear piece thing has a little wing on it so it stays in my big ear holes. Either ear, can be swapped instantly. If you want music, I'd go for the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds. I tried those for about a week but even with the little wing tip, these would not stay in my ears. Call quality was superb.
 

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Do you want them for music as well, or just phone calls? Why not get a dedicated bluetooth earbud for calls? I use a now-discontinued Plantronics Discovery 975 and it's the best headset I've ever owned. I use it all day every day for Teams calls and regular cell calls. The ear piece thing has a little wing on it so it stays in my big ear holes. Either ear, can be swapped instantly. If you want music, I'd go for the Bose QuietComfort Earbuds. I tried those for about a week but even with the little wing tip, these would not stay in my ears. Call quality was superb.
I get the bose to fit the best. I think everyone is different when it comes to fit.
 

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I use Tozo t12 buds. Once you get the right size tips on, they do sound great. I use Jet audio to fine tune the sound. Phone calls haven't been a problem.
 

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