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 good quality audio, it was comfortable to wear, had good battery life. The phone-call quality was poor due to very little noise cancellation in the microphone, otherwise, it was okay.
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?
Also published on Medium.