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I am a rabid consumer of audiobooks and listen to them through whatever Android smartphone I have at the moment.
I am in the market for a new bluetooth headset that will allow me to pause/resume my audiobooks while listening to them on my smartphone.
I have a Plantronics M-50 that will play the audiobooks but it won't pause/resume them.

I also have these (which do pause/resume): but - I don't like wearing them when I'm driving.

It's this pause/resume feature that I most want, and a single-ear device is preferred (when I'm doing housework around the house, it's good if I only have one ear listening, when family wants to talk to me).

So, I'm looking for recommendations, and I'm hoping the fabulous techies here on KB will guide me to a possible perfect device. ;D
 

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Not what you asked for, but I'm in the process of buying a new car, and find that many cars now have the ability to link with a phone by Blurtooth, and play audio from the phone on the car's speakers.  I'm planning to try it with audiobooks.  If you have a recent car, you might check for this feature.  Since you mentioned wearing earphones in the car (which I believe is illegal in many places).  I'm not a headphone wearing guy, so can't help with your main question.
 

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Hey- I'm in NM, where actually it's not illegal to wear headphones while driving.
But, what I'm wanting is a BT headset that would be considered "hands-free" for driving but which will let me use a button to pause/resume an audiobook.

I used to have this BT headset but it quit working & they don't seem to be available anymore.

It worked wonderfully, and I haven't been able to find anything comparable.
My cars either don't have any BT or have a post-factory installed BT that doesn't have any audio controls available.

I do only want to use a one-ear headset.
So my search continues.
 

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Luvmy4brats:
I know you are an audiobook fan, so do these allow you to pause the book & resume?
They look interesting, but I've not had a lot of success wearing earbuds (hurt my ears).
 

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Luvmy4brats:
I know you are an audiobook fan, so do these allow you to pause the book & resume?
They look interesting, but I've not had a lot of success wearing earbuds (hurt my ears).
Oh yes, I can pause and resume. That's the most important feature to me too. Somebody is always trying to talk to me. These have tips small enough that they don't bother my ears at all. To me, they're more comfortable than the Plantronics M-50 (which I also have)

They also have pretty good range. I can go into the other room without losing the signal.
 

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I'm going to give them a try also.
I see that there is a newer model, the 730, with reportedly much better sound quality but reduced range! So I'm going to order the 700s.
Also - I see that battery life is quite long (10hours); those ones you suggested Betsy only have a suggested battery life of 4 hours! My weekend audiobook listening is usually about 6 hours, so those wouldn't work at all.
 

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CegAbq said:
I'm going to give them a try also.
I see that there is a newer model, the 730, with reportedly much better sound quality but reduced range! So I'm going to order the 700s.
Also - I see that battery life is quite long (10hours); those ones you suggested Betsy only have a suggested battery life of 4 hours! My weekend audiobook listening is usually about 6 hours, so those wouldn't work at all.
Yes, once I saw the ones Heather recommended, I lost interest in the ones I'd been considering...good thing she posted! On the ones I suggested, one of the reviewers complained about the range, too, I noticed after I posted.

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I ordered them yesterday. Even with Prime, Amazon initially estimated deliver on Tuesday, January 8. Now they estimate delivery on Monday, January 7. I guess the holiday schedule is completely messed up! I'm bummed about the delay but can't wait to get them. Fingers are majorly crossed hoping they work well (I've never been able to tolerate an ear bud so far but lots of reviews suggest that these might just work).
 

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I have these and they're great. As with most of my earbuds, I usually only use one side.

I've been using this set for 4 years and love them. Sometimes I use 1 ear, sometimes I use both. never any problem.
 

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Mine are supposed to be here on Monday.

Here's another question.  I'd like to use them with my TV, too....and have been looking at BT transmitters but haven't find any that got really good reviews.  Any suggestions?

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Mine's out for delivery! should be there by the time I get home from work.

As for a BT transmitter: I've got one that has been sitting on a shelf for a while. I'll try it with this new headset when I can. I've used it with other headsets but so far I'd probably only give it 3*. As I recall, it would cut out kind of easily.
 

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Mine came charged enough so I could try it out.  I tried it with my iPad first; worked fine with the iPad.  I could control the music track I tried and the range was fantastic.  They were comfortable.

Most of the bluetooth transmitters that I've looked at have reviews that say there's a lag.  I could maybe live with that because a lot of time, I'm not actually looking at the TV.  I'd rather have a minimal lag, though.

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I am having a hard time finding a bluetooth headphones for my fire that would work for me.

I cannot do ear buds, tried so many different makes but they just hurt me. I have pressure sensitive ears, especially the area where the buds go. Just hurts. My ears are apparently strangely shaped and none of them ever fit, no matter the size. So they put pressure on the ears.

So I was looking at on ear or over ear, but so many have a thingy going behind the ear and I wear glasses. I can't stand when something presses down on my glasses or gets in the way of the temples.

I wanted to try audiobooks again and if I could walk around the room without having to hold on to a device and without wires to get caught in everything, I might get used to it. But finding headphones that would work for me has been an empty search. I want to stay around $50.

I might have to find a speaker instead I guess. Sigh.
 
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