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I'm not talking about Bluetooth earbuds, but just the corded type that you can buy from a 7/11. They look cheap and nasty and flimsy as hell, but still cost around 200 baht for the cheapest model. I tend to go through them often because I listen to audiobooks in bed and fall asleep wearing them and they just end up in pieces. Can someone recommend a brand that's well put together and strong. Don't mind paying more if they last.

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I'm not talking about Bluetooth earbuds, but just the corded type that you can buy from a 7/11. They look cheap and nasty and flimsy as hell, but still cost around 200 baht for the cheapest model. I t

Why are Earbuds so expensive?   Huh?  Expensive, that's a typo, surely, you have missed off a zero, yes?

Never have a problem with it it depends a bit on the device you use.

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41 minutes ago, SVC Porter said:

You are probably better going for wireless ones then you won't catch the leads as you nod off.

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OK if bluetooth was not so unreliable, sadly it's not

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I bought JBL C150si on Lazada 2 years ago for about 250 baht and they have been excellent and still use for my desktop computer - very good sound and comfortable.  Now see most Lazada sellers want more than 1,000 baht.  More reasonable prices on Shopee with below at 311 baht.

https://shopee.co.th/ส่งฟรี-หูฟัง-JBL-C150si-แบบ-In-Ear-มีไมค์ในตัว-ของแท้100--i.34947879.1873313208

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Just now, robblok said:

Never have a problem with it it depends a bit on the device you use.

On and off all the time on phone and laptop have to restart, paired but cannot connect, waste of time so use a lead

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7 minutes ago, Hi Tea said:

Why are Earbuds so expensive?

 

Huh?  Expensive, that's a typo, surely, you have missed off a zero, yes?

Expensive for what they are.

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5 minutes ago, Orton Rd said:

On and off all the time on phone and laptop have to restart, paired but cannot connect, waste of time so use a lead

I guess  i paid for quality as i have no such problems. But i do buy the well tested bit more expensive brands.

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10 minutes ago, Orton Rd said:

OK if bluetooth was not so unreliable, sadly it's not

Your bluetooth maybe, sadly, unreliable but that's not the fault of earphone manufacturers (unless you're buying absolute garbage).   I have two pairs of Meizu bluetooth buds, one for the computer and one for the phone and both have been faultless so far (two years).

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If you see what big manufacturers, want to make us buy and at what prices, the earbuds I bought at 7/11 sound  unexpectedly great at 140 bht.  I got much more expensive one's, they not sound an awful lot better.  I bought these in fact to use on the bike, if I need directions, but am enjoying music on them a lot too now.... 

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20 minutes ago, Hi Tea said:

Your bluetooth maybe, sadly, unreliable but that's not the fault of earphone manufacturers (unless you're buying absolute garbage).   I have two pairs of Meizu bluetooth buds, one for the computer and one for the phone and both have been faultless so far (two years).

My earphones are 10k baht Sony's it's not their fault, bluetooth is garbage

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