Wireless Earphones and me

I give up. I learnt my lesson – I won’t buy expensive earphones anymore!

First, I didn’t believe it. Now that I went through it, I agree. It is a conspiracy – the removal of the headphone jack and the design of (costlier) wireless earphones that are made for you to lose them.

For my Google Pixel 2, I was searching for long a good Bluetooth earphone. I purchased Jabra Elite 65t for Rs.13000 (USD 180) from Amazon India six months back, I was happy with excellent quality audio, it was comfortable to wear, had good battery life. The phone-call quality was poor due to little noise cancellation in the microphone, otherwise, it was okay.

Jabra Elite 65t – I only have the right earpiece (that’s shown separately)

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During my trip to Delhi, I lost the left earpiece (in the metro ride from Airport) and then the charging case (in the seat pocket in the Indigo flight back home). Now I am left with only the right earpiece which is useless after its last drops of juice is over.

Earlier to Jabra, I wasted my money by buying a Chinese wireless earphone (Chevron) for a few thousands of rupees, which got broke in a few weeks.

I am looking only for a simple in-ear model, as I have a very good one for over the ear, that I use when working on my PC – Sony MDR-10RBT Bluetooth headphone that I bought four years ago. Now, I am thinking of buying a Sony WI-C300 for Rs.2400, it is one single piece, so no separate parts to lose and I will try to keep it safe. I am sure a Sony product won’t break like the cheap Chinese knockoff and it is all one piece, no separate pieces to lose. What do you say?

Sony WI-C300 Wireless In-ear Headphones


    • venkatarangan

      thanks for reminding about this one. yes, it is a good one, but I feel it is late (not available for sale in India yet) and at Rs.2200 or so, I don’t see a logic to buy this over the Sony’s or oneplus’ bullet wireless earphones, unless Google earbuds are too good on the audio front. let us wait and see. the fact they released this and bundling it with Pixel 3, is an acknowledgement that they failed with Pixel 2.