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Lightweight BT headphones.... $21.39
Posted by: Buzz
Date: October 12, 2021 05:16PM
Been using some MEE Runaway lightweight BT headphones for TV watching. Got 'em a few years back for $30, but now they've pretty much disintegrated, so I set a Cccamel Price Drop notice for the Betron S2 that fits the category. Got a notice last night, and current price is $26.99, less 20% coupon, for $21.39 net, which is near the historical low. I love some of Betron's wired earbuds, and these BT's get good reviews, so I took a flyer.

Their inexpensive wired earbuds are the best bang for the buck that I've heard over the years, so I'm hoping their wireless product sounds just as good. If you're in the market for some lightweight BT headphones, it might be a good time to strike; not sure how long the price drop + coupon is gonna last.
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Edit: fixed link to Betron S2



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/12/2021 06:19PM by Buzz.
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Re: Lightweight BT headphones.... $21.39
Posted by: Ammo
Date: October 12, 2021 05:32PM
Odd - linked set is $159.



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Re: Lightweight BT headphones.... $21.39
Posted by: Gareth
Date: October 12, 2021 05:34PM
"1" available "Renewed" for $15: [www.amazon.com]

I haven't bought any "Renewed" items from Amazon, but I feel like they are probably just Warehouse items that Amazon feels like offering a short warranty on... But, that's just my opinion.
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Re: Lightweight BT headphones.... $21.39
Posted by: Gareth
Date: October 12, 2021 05:34PM
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Ammo
Odd - linked set is $159.

The linked set is Buzz's old headphones. New ones are: [www.amazon.com]
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Re: Lightweight BT headphones.... $21.39
Posted by: SteveO
Date: October 12, 2021 05:41PM
Those do look like some nice 'phones! Wish my Roku 3 was BT-compatible.
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Re: Lightweight BT headphones.... $21.39
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: October 12, 2021 07:00PM
I haven't bought any "Renewed" items from Amazon, but I feel like they are probably just Warehouse items that Amazon feels like offering a short warranty on... But, that's just my opinion.


I have, and will never do so again.

My misfortune was to receive a 'renewed' Apple Pencil, 1st Gen, for 60$.

DOA, and it looked more like a fraudulent return than anything remotely resembling being 'renewed'.



New ones are: [www.amazon.com]


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And they put quite a grip on my average size melon.

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Some quality headphones would be nice, too.





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Re: Lightweight BT headphones.... $21.39
Posted by: Grateful11
Date: October 12, 2021 07:29PM
I still like my Koss Porta Pro's $36. They've been making them since 1984 and they are available in Bluetooth now for $73.

[www.amazon.com]



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Re: Lightweight BT headphones.... $21.39
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 12, 2021 07:50PM
My wife likes these very lightweight ones:

[www.amazon.com]

$9 for the blue ones. I can’t vouch for the sound quality.



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Re: Lightweight BT headphones.... $21.39
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: October 12, 2021 08:45PM
I still like my Koss Porta Pro's $36.


Koss had a sale years ago, and I bought three pair at $20 each.

They are actually truly great headphones.

Really, really good sound and extremely light weight.

However, the foam pads have degraded (even my last pair, still in the factory packaging) and I don't know if those can be replaced.





Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody matters or nobody matters.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

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Hah!
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: October 12, 2021 08:53PM
Just placed an order.

The BT version might be worth considering, if they still sound as good.

[www.amazon.com]





Your boos mean nothing to me, I've seen what you cheer for.

Insisting on your rights without acknowledging your responsibilities isn’t freedom, it’s adolescence.

We are a government of laws, not men.

Everybody matters or nobody matters.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: Lightweight BT headphones.... $21.39
Posted by: Rolando
Date: October 12, 2021 09:39PM
I do hope those retro headphones sound good. I got my first affordable <$50 BT headphones less than five years ago, and they were crap.

Nowadays my $20 Sony buds sound fine for podcasts, and I have some Bose for music. They sound fine.

I still have some wired Sony cans that I attach to my MacBook. They still sound better.



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Re: Lightweight BT headphones.... $21.39
Posted by: Robert M
Date: October 13, 2021 06:19AM
Grateful,

Maybe these cushions are suitable replacements?

[www.amazon.com]

FWIW, all of these headphones seem so bulky to me for normal everyday use. Listening while sitting on a comfy chair? No problem. Anything else especially if I'll be moving around? Too bulky.

As crazy as it sounds, in general, I still prefer bluetooth models that are along these lines:

[www.amazon.com]

I even like them more than my airpods and airpod pros. Do they sound as good? Nope. As integerated with the iOS or MacOS? Nope. Easy to use? Yup. Lots o' useful features? Yup. Most importantly, do they stay in place? Better than airpods and airpod pros (and any other ear bud style) and over the head style headphones.

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Re: Lightweight BT headphones.... $21.39
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: October 15, 2021 11:58AM
I ordered these and just received them. They work. Seem well built. Range is kind of weak. I can only go about 3-4m away before they cutout. Sound is OK. For $20 not a bad deal. More than that...I'd probably pass.



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