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Wireless In-Ear Headphones (Powerbeats2 / Jaybirds / etc. for Gym and such)

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I am looking for a great pair of headphones that are wireless (Bluetooth I'm sure) and sit in my ear well enough so that they don't slide out. I will be using these for the Gym, doing chores around the house, working on my car, etc. They will be my headphones for when I am moving around. I have tried these things with Apple Earbuds and they constantly fall out which I cannot stand.

I was considering picking up the Powerbeats2 as they supposedly have decent sound and will not fall out of your ear once seated properly. I know the Jaybird Bluebuds are highly revered but I've read many reviews stating they have the same identical problem to the Apple ones of falling out during physical activity.

What would you guys recommend? Are the Powerbeats2 worth the price, great for staying in while moving, and do they have decent sound quality *AND* Isolation (at least somewhat) to drown own ambient noise while at the gym or elsewhere?

I'm mainly asking are there any alternative options besides these two that are worth mentioning and if not, which of these two would you recommend and why?

Thanks for the help!
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I was in the same boat as you a few week ago.

After a lot of looking into, I went with a pair of KS OutRun setup.

I have not had any issues and they come with a few plug sizes to get the right fit.

When looking look for something that is sport based ( but watch out for gimmicks) as when you sweat you dont want the wire/lead getting wet and distorting your sound.
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I bit the bullet and went with a pair of PowerBeats 2 Wireless in Siren Red as I needed them asap to work out with since my Apple Earbuds died and I must have music to work out.

First off, the freedom of wireless bluetooth is wonderful. No more accidentally ripping the cord out or getting it hung on anything. I can load up my playlist on my phone, power on the PB2s which connect instantly & automatically, and just leave my phone in my bag so I don't have to carry it around in my pocket. I've been missing out on the wireless/bluetooth. I'm a huge fan.

As for the PB2s themselves, I'm pleasantly surprised. They are a tad expensive but I have no complaints. I had to swap out ear tips (they include 4 pairs) a few times to find ones that would fit and seal properly and they've been golden ever since. The largest ones were too big and completely sealed which led to the muffled, overly bass filled sound I've seen people complain about. I went with the next size down and they fit well and sound much better. I can leave my phone in my bedroom and walk to the kitchen in the other end of the house with 3-4 walls between and never lose signal. I'm not sure if it matters but you can receive calls while listening to them and the quality is great both incoming and outgoing.

I do want to try the Jaybird Bluebuds X2s as their sound quality is so highly revered but I'm quite happy with these for the moment. I may end up ordering them and comparing if Amazon actually carries them. They have the Bluebud Xs but not the X2s.

Anyways, I hope this helps anyone who is trying to make a similar decision. I know a lot of people think Beats are overhyped and overpriced (I did too in the past) but these are quite nice. I'm not saying they're top tier audiophile material (I'm a huge Sennheiser over ear can fan in that regard.....have owned HD650s, HD600s, G4ME One Headset, HD598s, PC360 Headset, and so on. lol I also have Astro A40s + Mixamp sitting here on my desk which I'm not overly fond of. My point is I've heard great headphones so I know a small bit of what I'm talking about.) but they certainly impressed for my needs and what I bought them for.
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