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I own these, paid $350 in July 2019. I have serious love hate relationship with them.

Sound quality is phenomenal, connection is horrendous. I have to keep my phone in my chest pocket and even then if I turn my head to the right it loses connection and stutters.

I sent the first pair back under Warranty got a new pair. (Excellent customer service btw) 2nd pair has same issues. I have to keep the phone on my right side around chest height to keep a good connection.

Again sound is impressive but Not worth the aggravation.

Can anyone recommend great wireless buds that don't lose connection?
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I own these, paid $350 in July 2019. I have serious love hate relationship with them.

Sound quality is phenomenal, connection is horrendous. I have to keep my phone in my chest pocket and even then if I turn my head to the right it loses connection and stutters.

I sent the first pair back under Warranty got a new pair. (Excellent customer service btw) 2nd pair has same issues. I have to keep the phone on my right side around chest height to keep a good connection.

Again sound is impressive but Not worth the aggravation.

Can anyone recommend great wireless buds that don't lose connection?
I have a pair of the Jabra Elite 65t and now the 75t and I love them both. I also have a pair of Samsung Buds that came with my S10+, I like them as well. My first try of ear buds were from JBL years ago and they had terrible connection issues. These Jabras work perfectly. The Elite 75t are smaller, lighter, and longer lasting battery than the 65t. The Samsungs are very balanced and even sounding, not raspy, not thumpy, but very capable of reproducing from sleep sounds, to classical, to techno, EDM, new age. People diss the Samsungs because they are not powerful enough, which I have to interpret as they aren't all boom boom, I enjoy them because they are balanced and capable.
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I own these, paid $350 in July 2019. I have serious love hate relationship with them.

Sound quality is phenomenal, connection is horrendous. I have to keep my phone in my chest pocket and even then if I turn my head to the right it loses connection and stutters.

I sent the first pair back under Warranty got a new pair. (Excellent customer service btw) 2nd pair has same issues. I have to keep the phone on my right side around chest height to keep a good connection.

Again sound is impressive but Not worth the aggravation.

Can anyone recommend great wireless buds that don't lose connection?
That's the reason they are sending all the returned ones with issues to liquidation companies like woot to sell at deeper discounts.
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...Can anyone recommend great wireless buds that don't lose connection?
True wireless buds (no wires like even the Jaybird X4s or something, with the cord from one to the other)? No, not really. Not unless you have an iPhone and go with the airpods, since they can build those proprietary chips in. Even those I've been talking to people and they cut out on occasion (but I'll admit that's usually because the things switch to their mac, or something).

I've been decently pleased with the various Samsung earbuds (Buds, Buds Plus, and now Buds Live, which is what I'm currently using). There are occasional drops, but they're better than all the other random ones I've tried. Note that with the Buds Live, that active noise cancelling doesn't do a damn thing currently. Buds Plus are waaaay better for that. But the Buds Live are much more comfortable for me.

I think the Sony ones were ok, as far as others I've tried, but really didn't like the feel or look. So didn't have them for a long time.

If you're looking for great sound, and great connection (and not Apple), you're pretty much going to have to go with cans. Again, Sony is top notch here, for me. Skip Beats (or Bose, in my opinion).

Hope that helped!

Edit: Someone said Jabra, and those are quite good, too. Still not 100% drop proof outside, though.
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True wireless buds (no wires like even the Jaybird X4s or something, with the cord from one to the other)? No, not really. Not unless you have an iPhone and go with the airpods, since they can build those proprietary chips in. Even those I've been talking to people and they cut out on occasion (but I'll admit that's usually because the things switch to their mac, or something).

I've been decently pleased with the various Samsung earbuds (Buds, Buds Plus, and now Buds Live, which is what I'm currently using). There are occasional drops, but they're better than all the other random ones I've tried. Note that with the Buds Live, that active noise cancelling doesn't do a damn thing currently. Buds Plus are waaaay better for that. But the Buds Live are much more comfortable for me.

I think the Sony ones were ok, as far as others I've tried, but really didn't like the feel or look. So didn't have them for a long time.

If you're looking for great sound, and great connection (and not Apple), you're pretty much going to have to go with cans. Again, Sony is top notch here, for me. Skip Beats (or Bose, in my opinion).

Hope that helped!

Edit: Someone said Jabra, and those are quite good, too. Still not 100% drop proof outside, though.
I've had Bose Soundsports for two years now and never lost a connection that wasn't due to extreme range (getting my mail while on a conference call for example.) I'll buy another pair if these ever die...only on rare occasion is the Bluetooth wonky if I'm in a situation where it's connecting to something else like a vehicle or another external speaker.
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I own these, paid $350 in July 2019. I have serious love hate relationship with them.

Sound quality is phenomenal, connection is horrendous. I have to keep my phone in my chest pocket and even then if I turn my head to the right it loses connection and stutters.

I sent the first pair back under Warranty got a new pair. (Excellent customer service btw) 2nd pair has same issues. I have to keep the phone on my right side around chest height to keep a good connection.

Again sound is impressive but Not worth the aggravation.

Can anyone recommend great wireless buds that don't lose connection?
Bose sport wireless earphone that I own has great connectivity with great sound. I also own Sony headphones but has weaker connectivity but much better sound
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I own these, paid $350 in July 2019. I have serious love hate relationship with them.

Sound quality is phenomenal, connection is horrendous. I have to keep my phone in my chest pocket and even then if I turn my head to the right it loses connection and stutters.

I sent the first pair back under Warranty got a new pair. (Excellent customer service btw) 2nd pair has same issues. I have to keep the phone on my right side around chest height to keep a good connection.

Again sound is impressive but Not worth the aggravation.

Can anyone recommend great wireless buds that don't lose connection?
I also have these. I love the sound, and haven't had the same issues, or at least not often enough where it's been bothersome. How are the calls on yours? I'd say that the mic call is terrible in my opinion. I end up taking the call off of the headset since no one can hear me.
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True wireless buds (no wires like even the Jaybird X4s or something, with the cord from one to the other)? No, not really. Not unless you have an iPhone and go with the airpods, since they can build those proprietary chips in. Even those I've been talking to people and they cut out on occasion (but I'll admit that's usually because the things switch to their mac, or something).

I've been decently pleased with the various Samsung earbuds (Buds, Buds Plus, and now Buds Live, which is what I'm currently using). There are occasional drops, but they're better than all the other random ones I've tried. Note that with the Buds Live, that active noise cancelling doesn't do a damn thing currently. Buds Plus are waaaay better for that. But the Buds Live are much more comfortable for me.

I think the Sony ones were ok, as far as others I've tried, but really didn't like the feel or look. So didn't have them for a long time.

If you're looking for great sound, and great connection (and not Apple), you're pretty much going to have to go with cans. Again, Sony is top notch here, for me. Skip Beats (or Bose, in my opinion).

Hope that helped!

Edit: Someone said Jabra, and those are quite good, too. Still not 100% drop proof outside, though.
You know, such half-informed generalizations will only get you in trouble. A cheap ($19.95) and tiny GoNovate G8, and the even cheaper ($14.95) and slightly larger G.R.D.E. G10 have been so rock-solid that I find myself a floor up from my phone while walking around our house before there's even ever so slight a brake up in sound, and that's when I realize I don't have my phone on me. And yes, they are both of the nearly invisible, single ear variety, but they both sound great for background listening on the go, and the G8 will pull ~4 hrs, and the G10 almost 9(!) on a single charge. Go figure.
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I've had not so great experience with Bose SoundSport Free true Wireless one connectivity (not Wireless - those come with a loop). To this day, I swear by Jabra Elite 65 and Bose QC50 when it comes to connectivity. And if you're an iPhone / Apple user, PowerBeats Pro and AirPods have almost zero connectivity issues.
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I have had 2 pairs of Anker Soundcore Liberty Neo [amazon.com]'s. The sound quality isn't great, but the connection is strong. I've left my phone a few rooms away and still had it work. Sound is muddy though...
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I've owned the first gen E8 since 2017 (and the B&O H5 before that). They're the best sounding wireless buds I've tried. Trust me, Bang & Olufsen know sound. The Sennheiser Momentums come in a very close second for me.

The second gen added wireless charging, but the earbuds were the exact same, so I didn't feel upgrading was worth the price.

I did have random connectivity issues initially, but B&O fixed them in one of the firmware updates (through the app). Haven't had any issues since.

My only complaint is with the app. An early version of it allowed you to adjust soundstage width (which changes music quality considerably in the opinion of most audiophiles). B&O has since removed that feature because they claimed it caused an imbalance of sound. So unless you've got a preset saved from that version of the app, you can no longer adjust soundstage. It's not a dealbreaker, but I would like them to add that feature back.
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I have a pair of the Jabra Elite 65t and now the 75t and I love them both. I also have a pair of Samsung Buds that came with my S10+, I like them as well. My first try of ear buds were from JBL years ago and they had terrible connection issues. These Jabras work perfectly. The Elite 75t are smaller, lighter, and longer lasting battery than the 65t. The Samsungs are very balanced and even sounding, not raspy, not thumpy, but very capable of reproducing from sleep sounds, to classical, to techno, EDM, new age. People diss the Samsungs because they are not powerful enough, which I have to interpret as they aren't all boom boom, I enjoy them because they are balanced and capable.
Agree the jabras are great headphones BUT the fact that they are married to each other is a no no. I hate that I can't wear just the left ear alone.
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A co-worker just bought the new Samsung Buds Live and he's really happy. He's had Jabra 75 and Sony XM3 previously. Both had solid connection - no issues at all.
Jabra he loved overall, but not the form factor.
Sony, while providing excellent sound and ANC had a major issue: if you switched to an incoming call while listening to music, the caller sounded like a robot (digital interference). I've had the same issue with my XM3 and know another person complaining of the same. Updating the firmware didn't help.
The only thing my friend doesn't like about the Buds is that (supposedly) they can't be connected to more than one device at a time. I didn't check on that though
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