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Hi guys,

looking for suggestions on decent bluetooth earbuds:
  • no wires
  • 8 hours+ w/o need of charging
  • hook tips - so they don't come lose or fall out
  • better ambient noise handling for calls
  • waterproof

i have few bluetooth earphones but they seem to pick up too much ambient noise - to a point that the folks on the other side can clearly hear people talking in cubicles around me... Frown

to give an example of what i have and am fine with the sound qaulity:
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If you make a lot of calls then get a dedicated bluetoth headset, like a platronics voyager series.
This is also the only way you're going to et 8hrs of power. (two sets of earbuds)

Most earbuds have awful microphone quality. The new apple buds might be good (I haven't tried them), but that's way out of your price range.
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If you make a lot of calls then get a dedicated bluetoth headset, like a platronics voyager series.
This is also the only way you're going to et 8hrs of power. (two sets of earbuds)

Most earbuds have awful microphone quality. The new apple buds might be good (I haven't tried them), but that's way out of your price range.
Agree with this, even the dedicated headsets will struggle with 8 hours of actual call time. I think OP is looking for a unicorn device that's a one stop shop to do it all with all those stats at that price range honestly. You can find headphones that are primarily for music that do most of that, but won't have the best sound quality for calls, and you can find headsets designed for calls (that cost more) but don't have the features like waterproof etc. No wires makes me think of pure buds, not like the links they provided either which means smaller yet. OP needs to rank their priorities and increase the budget.
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Agree with this, even the dedicated headsets will struggle with 8 hours of actual call time. I think OP is looking for a unicorn device that's a one stop shop to do it all with all those stats at that price range honestly. You can find headphones that are primarily for music that do most of that, but won't have the best sound quality for calls, and you can find headsets designed for calls (that cost more) but don't have the features like waterproof etc. No wires makes me think of pure buds, not like the links they provided either which means smaller yet. OP needs to rank their priorities and increase the budget.
good point.

(top priorities higher)
1. sound quality (music)
2. ear hook for secure fit
3. 6-8hrs battery
3. call quality (less ambient noise) - i do not talk for hours but do want better ambient noise handling - the three headsets i listed people have told me they can clearly hear ppl mumbling 3 cubicles away.. so not looking for top notch but at least not these bad.
3. price $50 max unless they are 10-20% more but much superior

unicorn: not really i hope but with the number of products out there and fake or incomplete reviews it is harder to gauge quality.
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good point.

(top priorities higher)
1. sound quality (music)
2. ear hook for secure fit
3. 6-8hrs battery
3. call quality (less ambient noise) - i do not talk for hours but do want better ambient noise handling - the three headsets i listed people have told me they can clearly hear ppl mumbling 3 cubicles away.. so not looking for top notch but at least not these bad.
3. price $50 max unless they are 10-20% more but much superior

unicorn: not really i hope but with the number of products out there and fake or incomplete reviews it is harder to gauge quality.
I would take a look at Anker's offerings. I personally have had good luck.
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