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obviously they cant be bluetooth. I need a nice study small headphone for a cruisr. No buds


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Originally posted by zqvol
Why can't they be Bluetooth?


wifi costs on HAL


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Bluetooth headphones are peer-to-peer: They involve only the headphones and the audio device. WiFi is unnecessary. Having said that, I'm not a fan of Bluetooth headphones. Unfortunately, I can only provide recommendations about what not to buy, not being happy with either of the headphones we've purchased.
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As mentioned above Bluetooth does not use or require wifi. I have both wired and wifi headphones and prefer the wifi, but be prepare to get what you pay for, if you want to go cheap that is what you will end up with. The best headphones that I have, as opposed to ear buds are from Bose.
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I didn't realize that. DH uses very good WiFi headphones all the time. But still needs a pair of plug ins for planes (I don't believe it would work on JetBlue TV)

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I love my noise cancelling Bose headphones! They make several types. Pricey, but they work very well in an airplane, bus, car, or cruise ship - really anywhere. And you do not have to use the noise cancelling feature.
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#8
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Originally posted by pamrose228
... I need a nice study small headphone for a cruisr. ... Sent from my iPhone using Forums
What is your budget & what are your requirements ?

I travel & use Sennheiser over-the-ear and ear-buds, also has a Sony noise cancelling headset (with an upgraded ear pad, made a world of difference in comfort ... bulkier than the former, only power on while in flight mode to smooth out engine/cabin noise) - without going the Bose route (love its cube 5 speakers subwoofer home system)

Something like this - https://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD...9%3ASennheiser

Heard of Grado - design/made in Brooklyn, NY - USA, serious stuff - the entry one is $100, there's a new behind the ear @ $50 - http://www.4ourears.net/SR80_p/4e-sr80e.htm
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Bose is slightly overrated except in the area of noise-cancelling.

Sennheiser is a good basic consumer brand (OP seems to want on-ear headphones?).

I use expensive on-air headphones (Beyerdynamic, AKG, and some Sennheisers) when I'm in a serious music mode, but I've been surprised by the quality of the Apple AirPods in a pinch. (I don't claim to be an audiophile.)

On the other end of the spectrum, I just bought some $9 earbuds on Amazon that are supposed to provide good isolation (for flying). The AirPods have no isolation at all.
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Originally posted by pamrose228
obviously they cant be bluetooth. I need a nice study small headphone for a cruisr. No buds


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Bluetooth is a wireless protocol distinct from WiFi. However they do overlap some communication frequencies. But the overlap tends not to be a problem except in signal saturated environments.

The unknowns are how the headphones will be used, and what device will be attached.
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Originally posted by broberts
Bluetooth is a wireless protocol distinct from WiFi. However they do overlap some communication frequencies. But the overlap tends not to be a problem except in signal saturated environments.



The unknowns are how the headphones will be used, and what device will be attached.

they will be used basically on the ship to listen to donloaded music on an iphone

Found a set of rbx wireless bluetooth that wrap around the head. He really feels comfy in them and sound is great.




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Carnival Splendor January 2014 GOLD VIFP cruise - NYC; Port Canaveral, Florida; Nassau, Bahamas; Freeport, Bahamas
Bahamas Celebration January 2013 - Palm Beach, Florida; Freeport, Bahamas
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RCCL Enchantment of the Seas August 2006 - Port Everglades, Florida; Cozumel, Mexico; CocoCay, Bahamas (Original itinerary: Key West, Florida; Cozumel, Mexico; Belize City, Belize. Diverted due to Hurricane Ernesto)
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Carnival Triumph July 2002 - NYC; Halifax, Nova Scotia
MS Palm Beach Princess February 1998 - Palm Beach, Florida; Freeport, Bahamas
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#12
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Originally posted by pamrose228
they will be used basically on the ship to listen to donloaded music on an iphone

Found a set of rbx wireless bluetooth that wrap around the head. He really feels comfy in them and sound is great.




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Excellent. Sounds like you are set.
#13
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Another for Bose Quiet Comfort. Noise canceling is GREAT on airline trips, and can be nice in other areas. Realize, the technology will noise cancel constant noise (like wind or engine noise) but not thinks like conversations. The over the ear design does provide blocking of some other noise.

They are both Bluetooth and wired. You can Bluetooth from your mobile device or use the included connection wire for wired to either your mobile device or something like the aircraft entertainment.

But sit down before you price them, as they are not cheap.

But for those of us who travel a lot by air, they are WELL worth it.
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Originally posted by zqvol
As mentioned above Bluetooth does not use or require wifi. I have both wired and wifi headphones and prefer the wifi, but be prepare to get what you pay for, if you want to go cheap that is what you will end up with. The best headphones that I have, as opposed to ear buds are from Bose.


I used my Bluetooth headphones my last cruise but had to take my phone off airplane mode. I was afraid of hidden charges as text or voicemail could be received. Is there any chance of that of being charged for that?


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#15
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Originally posted by kswill
I used my Bluetooth headphones my last cruise but had to take my phone off airplane mode. I was afraid of hidden charges as text or voicemail could be received. Is there any chance of that of being charged for that?


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Once in airplane mode, you should be able to enable Bluetooth. Both Bluetooth and WiFi can be enabled after a phone is put in airplane mode. When flying, one should verify that the airline permits Bluetooth and/or WiFi before enabling them.
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On an iPhone, once you turn on Airplane mode, the next two setting below that are Wifi and Bluetooth. You can enable one or both of them without activating the cellular and cellular data.