Recommend any Bluetooth stereo headsets for workouts?

Nov 14, 2008
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Hello there,

I am looking for a new Bluetooth Stereo Headset that I can use while I'm at home using the computer, in university in between classes, and most importantly while working out at the gym. I have researched and come across many decent ones that claim they are sweat-resistant, however, reviews indicate otherwise and I don't trust the "warranty" system here in Egypt as you technically never get a free replacement of any device whatever the case may be, and that's in addition to the fact that they are quite expensive.

Would you recommend any specific one that you have used while running, cycling, etc. and sweating did not actually affect it? I'm going to be hooking it up with my BlackBerry Torch for the time being, till the new iPhone comes out. I'm sure any device with Bluetooth 2.0 and AD2P can work with it, the iPhone included. I want one that is Bluetooth because cords really are irritating while you're working out, especially when you're lifting.

Thank you, guys, I appreciate any recommendations, advice, or information.
 
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Those are some of the ones I found to be quite interesting:

http://www.store.motorola.com/MOTOROKR-trade-Bluetooth-Stereo-Headphones/dp/B003H08SM2

http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-S10-...Packaging/dp/B004BHCSQC/ref=pd_bxgy_cps_img_b

http://www.amazon.com/Motorola-Bluetooth-MOTOROKR-MOTOACTIV-Headset/dp/B001LXR0BW/ref=pd_sim_cps_16

http://www.amazon.com/Nokia-BH-503-..._1_2?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1314255280&sr=1-2

http://www.amazon.com/Nokia-BH-505-..._1_1?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1314255299&sr=1-1

The Nokia BH-505 is on the top of my list. It will cost me $83 USD but I am not sure if it really is sweat-resistant as they claim. Reviews, as I said, say otherwise. I might visit our Nokia shop and ask them about the sweat-resistant part and whether I will be able to get a free replacement incase that turns out to be untrue.
 

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Thread moved to the Bluetooth section. Tarek, you really need to try headphones out before you purchase them. If you're lifting weights and/or running, you'll need lighweight headphones that feel like they're not actually there. I'm a fan of wired earbuds, I just run the cable up the inside of my t-shirts when working out - works for me.
 
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Thanks for moving the thread, I actually did not know such a section existed, lol.

I have thought about doing that, but I feel uncomfortable having it sticking to my skin while I'm sweating as I don't wear an undershirt while working out.

But you're right, I must try them on first. As I've heard, some of those headsets' backs fall down on your neck if you're head is small which renders them uncomfortable; it all really depends on the size of the head, which can be a problem if they wouldn't let me try them on first. Another downside to the ones that got behind your head is that you cannot listen to music while laying down if you're wearing them.
 

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Thanks for moving the thread, I actually did not know such a section existed, lol.

I have thought about doing that, but I feel uncomfortable having it sticking to my skin while I'm sweating as I don't wear an undershirt while working out.

But you're right, I must try them on first. As I've heard, some of those headsets' backs fall down on your neck if you're head is small which renders them uncomfortable; it all really depends on the size of the head, which can be a problem if they wouldn't let me try them on first. Another downside to the ones that got behind your head is that you cannot listen to music while laying down if you're wearing them.
I've got a huge head and big ears, I'm usually alright when it comes to headphones :)

I've never had a problem with the cables sticking to my skin, although I have nearly strangled myself in the past when trying to remove the ear/headphones when I've forgotten to take them off before removing my clothes. Oops.