I grow tired of your cables (Update!)

Update 2019-07-24 - I ended up ordering both of the pairs I was looking at from Amazon, total cost was $28 for the Soudpeats, $94 for the Jabra’s from the warehouse.  They’ll be delivered today due to the magic of Amazon Prime, and I’ll throw whichever one arrives with battery life into my ears for my workout today.

I’ve been getting back to the gym regularly now, and my wired together bluetooth headphones are just annoying the crap out of me. I’m looking to get into some true wireless earbuds. I’m not an Apple user, so the earpods are out. They’d be out anyway, because.


So I was looking around, and settled on two options here. The Jabra Elite Active 65T seem to garner the absolute favor of, well, just about everyone. The Amazon reviews are a little spotty, but pro reviewers love them, even long term. I can get a set for ~$100. On the other end, there are the Soundpeats TrueCapsules, which are also very favorably reviewed, though clearly not as cool, a little earpoddy, but are also $30.

Now, I have a lot of experience with soundpeats, from the aforementioned wired bluetooth buds. They like to pack a lot of value in, like apt-x (made obsolete by bluetooth 5.0, apparently, which both of these support along with my Pixel 3 XL. I’m not sure I believe it, but I can’t say either way) into inexpensive products. They last a long time, as well.

The Jabra’s are IP56, which is better for sweat than the IPX5 of the SPs, but I don’t know how much that matters. Anyone have any experience, or other suggestions?

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