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    Quote Originally Posted by imparanoic
    what phone do you have? in ears type/IEM or on your ears or full size overears type? wireless or wired or all the rage -truly wireless do you need digital noise cancelling? all have advantages? are you interested in high resolution audio/high bitrate wireless audio? or the ultimate audiophile choice?
    All good questions of which I have no idea of. I have a Samsung S9 at present. I'm not an audiophile but something we relatively decent noise cancelling would be good. I'm not really fussed with wired over wireless but seems wireless is the way things are going now. I would also like something with a decent mic where both parties don't end up listening to all the background noise when speaking.

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    I've recently bought these:

    Myself:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019U00D7K/

    and the kid:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079GPFLT1/

    Both seem to work fine. My needs are a lot less picky (mostly home use). Kid uses it all over town.


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    Airdots have the same functionality as those $1000+ apple airpods (including the smart touch) for only $249. They have 2 mic's I think, one in each ear.

    https://buy.mi.com/hk/item/3184900005

    https://www.xiaomitoday.com/xiaomi-b...dition-review/

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    been using this for few months, no complaint
    https://www.mi.com/hk/headphonesprohd/

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    Quote Originally Posted by pin
    All good questions of which I have no idea of. I have a Samsung S9 at present. I'm not an audiophile but something we relatively decent noise cancelling would be good. I'm not really fussed with wired over wireless but seems wireless is the way things are going now. I would also like something with a decent mic where both parties don't end up listening to all the background noise when speaking.


    https://www.whathifi.com/best-buys/h...ing-headphones
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    I use the Jabra elite 65t that has noise cancelling, the microphone works well with phone, messenger, whatsapp calls etc. Play and pause for media and there are volume buttons on the earphones. I much prefer volume buttons on the earphones than having to search for the phone in a bag etc.

    https://www.techradar.com/reviews/ja...reless-earbuds

    Amazon link: https://goo.gl/hFtC8e

    A little pricey at about HK$1,200, but available in fortress too.

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    I have heard good things on the Jabra elite 65t for making calls while outside. I honestly don't know how well it works though underground in the MTR. I personally wouldn't use them for music while commuting


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    hey pin: consider your use case scenarios

    If I am running to the store and back in 15 minutes, I'll just grab the apple wired headphones and go. Not great audio, but I'm just listening to a low resolution pod cast and I can answer the phone.

    If I am on a commute and not expecting to interact with the world, then I use the specialized fancy in ear headphones and listen to music while reading.

    If I was on tons of calls, then I can see the wireless Jabra helping. For me though I would be using that Jabra more at the office or home. If you were talking all the time on the MTR, you would be the annoying guy talking the whole time on the MTR.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chichow
    I have heard good things on the Jabra elite 65t for making calls while outside. I honestly don't know how well it works though underground in the MTR. I personally wouldn't use them for music while commuting
    They are good and work fine on the MTR. I read whilst listening to music, and it's only the dropped signal from my phone that causes a problem, which is rare and generally only out towards Tung Chung, Sunny Bay etc.

    When you get a call the earphones have a female voice saying whos calling with their name from your contacts or the phone number, and to answer the call just say "answer", or "reject". Again no need to search for your phone!

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    I specifically mentioned the MTR because the OP is already dealing with

    1) rush hour so heavy signal usage
    2) 2nd tier wireless carrier

    so that means the mobile to headset has to be super solid

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