Need Suggestion for COMFORTABLE On-Ear Headphones

Need Suggestion for COMFORTABLE On-Ear Headphones

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Need a suggestion for on-ear / over-ear headphones for watching video lectures purpose. The usage is for 8-10 hours per day, so need comfortable, light weight and soft one.

Requirements – Comfortable and Light weight, Bluetooth(preferred), not very costly (1000-2000 range at max).

Not needed – No bass, no extra features, no specific brand, no music quality, no folding-portability, no fancy features , no noise cancellation, etc.

Comfort and light weight is the most essential requirement for long hours. Bluetooth will be preferred, and the less costly, the better. Features concerning music not required.

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Boat Rockerz 450 seems good from the reviews. Anybody having personally used it?

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I have only ever researched earphones for music listening primarily. I think the renewed OP Bullets Z would serve well provided you could grab one

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Using Boat 600, it is comfortable. But would recommend buying one of new models with Bluetooth 5.0

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LIMBO wrote:

I have only ever researched earphones for music listening primarily. I think the renewed OP Bullets Z would serve well provided you could grab one

Isnt that an in-ear type? Already have in-ear ones. They get uncomfortable for 8-10 hours use, blocking the ear like that.

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igen wrote:

Using Boat 600, it is comfortable. But would recommend buying one of new models with Bluetooth 5.0

Any suggestion for newer models?

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mas143forever wrote:

Any suggestion for newer models?

There seem to be none. You can go for 600. It has BT 4.1, the difference shouldnt be much.

If your head is on larger side then you would be better off checking out headphones in retail.

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mas143forever wrote:

Isnt that an in-ear type? Already have in-ear ones. They get uncomfortable for 8-10 hours use, blocking the ear like that.

Ah, right. I couldn’t get used to IEMs either. Memory foam tips reportedly help quite a bit in this regard. OTOH compared to over-the-ear ones they would be lot lighter…

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mas143forever wrote:

Boat Rockerz 450 seems good from the reviews. Anybody having personally used it?

Sennheiser mx 170

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SHARKTANK wrote:

You can try these
https://www.croma.com/jbl-c300si-wired-headphon...#

This headphone matches your requirement. This headphones is not available in Amazon right now but you can try

Note: not used personally

This headphones is NOW available in Amazon

Note: not used personally
https://www.amazon.in/JBL-C300SI-Dynamic-Wired-...

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Won’t recommend bluetooth headphones/earphones for lectures. I used two good pairs and both had some latency issue which was only palpable during online lectures. Can get extremely annoying.
Plus you might have charging issue because you’ll be using these for longer hours.

You can maybe go with senheiser HD 206
Pretty light weight plus your ears don’t hurt much. I don’t remember much as I used these 2-3 years back, but I remember that I found these comfortable than most headphones.

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Don’t have any recent experience with on-ear BT headphones but i’ve had two of them in the past 3/4 years
One is… Jabra Halo 2 which looked super stylish but had shitty sound quality
the second one is Skullcandy Uproar BT Headphones which i got for ~1k (not worthy @ current price : 2.5k) in some sale
Light weight + Good Sound Quality + Comfortable + Good Battery life

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And let’s wait for next 23rd June sale on Flipkart. 🙂

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igen wrote:

There seem to be none. You can go for 600. It has BT 4.1, the difference shouldnt be much.

If your head is on larger side then you would be better off checking out headphones in retail.

Bought the following (JBL Glide 500). There’s extra 200 off on brown color, plus used the SBI 10% off. It is BT 5.0. Reviews seem good enough for the purpose required. Only thing is, it doesn’t have the AUX port I guess. So restricted to BT connectivity, but battery life seems nice.

https://www.amazon.in/Infinity-Glide-500-Wirele...

@SHARKTANK – BT was preferred.

@dimer22 – need On-Ear only.

@OnlineLootera – my use will not be live online lectures. but recorded lectures. havent found any latency issue with the in-ear BT and TWS earphones I have used till now, so shouldnt be an issue. And the above model seems to have quick charge+long battery life. If there is any latency issue, will try to return then.

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Thanks everyone for the suggestions.

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mas143forever wrote:

Bought the following (JBL Glide 500). There’s extra 200 off on brown color, plus used the SBI 10% off. It is BT 5.0. Reviews seem good enough for the purpose required. Only thing is, it doesn’t have the AUX port I guess. So restricted to BT connectivity, but battery life seems nice.

https://www.amazon.in/Infinity-Glide-500-Wirele...

@SHARKTANK – BT was preferred.

@dimer22 – need On-Ear only.

@OnlineLootera – my use will not be live online lectures. but recorded lectures. havent found any latency issue with the in-ear BT and TWS earphones I have used till now, so shouldnt be an issue. And the above model seems to have quick charge+long battery life. If there is any latency issue, will try to return then.

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Thanks everyone for the suggestions.

I have to say this is a Great buy in this range but are you sure this is as comfortable as you think it is? It also doesn’t have cushioning on head side. And it also don’t have 3.5mm aux input, that’s a big drawback confused

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SHARKTANK wrote:

I have to say this is a Great buy in this range but are you sure this is as comfortable as you think it is? It also doesn’t have cushioning on head side. And it also don’t have 3.5mm aux input, that’s a big drawback confused

Yeah. No AUX input is a drawback, but I wouldnt be needing it much, if the BT works well without any latency (in which case I will have to return it). I am not much into music.
Head cushioning isn’t there but the reviews all seemed good for comfort and long time use, didnt come across any issue regarding the head discomfort. Lets see how it turns out to be.

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getready wrote:

Don’t have any recent experience with on-ear BT headphones but i’ve had two of them in the past 3/4 years
One is… Jabra Halo 2 which looked super stylish but had shitty sound quality
the second one is Skullcandy Uproar BT Headphones which i got for ~1k (not worthy @ current price : 2.5k) in some sale
Light weight + Good Sound Quality + Comfortable + Good Battery life

even I had picked up the Skullcandy Uproar at 900 from flipkart but both the pads came off after a yr and half although I used them rarely and carefully.

Moreover they are comfortable for a small period only,after around 45 mins they start getting uncomfortable and after 1 hour to 1.5 hour you will surely have to open them

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siddudeagarwal wrote:

even I had picked up the Skullcandy Uproar at 900 from flipkart but both the pads came off after a yr and half although I used them rarely and carefully.

Moreover they are comfortable for a small period only,after around 45 mins they start getting uncomfortable and after 1 hour to 1.5 hour you will surely have to open them

Mine still has minimal damage..
I’ve always intend to keep my headphones in the product box when i’m not using them at all (It could be related to moisture damage*)
Personally i didn’t feel this wearing uncomfortable (may be it depends on your ears size) but i’ve read @Nigel mentioning somewhere about these being uncomfortable for long-duration usage

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getready wrote:

Mine still has minimal damage..
I’ve always intend to keep my headphones in the product box when i’m not using them at all (It could be related to moisture damage*)
Personally i didn’t feel this wearing uncomfortable (may be it depends on your ears size) but i’ve read @Nigel mentioning somewhere about these being uncomfortable for long-duration usage

i too keep in the same way in mfr box but yes kolkata has damn high humidity although whn i wear them i make sure i dont sweat

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SHARKTANK wrote:

@mas143forever any updates?

Yeah was about to update it here.

Ordered the following two, on the first day of Flipkart sale, at approx 700 (gionee) and 500 (Ant) respectively.

Gionee one is BT 5.0, comes with AUX cable, and similar 20 hours backup with fast charging. Ear cushions are big, so wont be sitting directly on the ear. Reviews seemed suitable for the purpose.

Have received the gionee one and using it. Battery backup seems true, no latency as both the headphone and the mobile (k20 pro) have BT-5. Noise isolation doesnt seem perfect, but I didnt need it either. Havent experienced much discomfort, except for the sweating in this hot Delhi summer. So can only use while in AC, in summers. I guess that would be the issue with all the over-ear headphones.

Ant one is still to arrive (may be tomorrow or day after). Had ordered both, in case whichever suits best.

After ordering these two, I had cancelled the JBL one from Amazon. That alone cost 1300, these two cost only 1200 in total. toungueout

https://www.flipkart.com/gionee-ebthp2-wireless...

https://www.flipkart.com/ant-audio-treble-h82-b...

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