Originally Posted by Trojan
Recommendations wanted - I'm looking for wireless replacement for the regular wired iPhone headset.
I use my wired iPhone headset all the time - I'm probably wearing it 2-3 hours a day, either listening to podcasts while walking, or making calls at my desk. I don't listen to music much, and I'll be pairing with an iPhone.
No preferred brand and no budget limit - I'd be willing to pay for the AirPod Pro if they're really that much better than the competition, but if there's something else out there that's 99.9% at 50-60% of the price I'm good with that.
If you're an iPhone user and serious about call quality then the AirPod Pro's are unbeatable IMHO. Got a set for my wife who loves music and is on work calls all day long and she loves them. The ANC on them is exceptionally good if you work in a noisy environment.
I'm an Android user and recently bought the Samsung Buds Live
for similar reasons where call quality was a high priority and I'm incredibly impressed with them. For open ear or "Live" style ear buds I can't believe the quality of the sound, the range of volume and in particular the bass. Once you figure out how to wear them they are so comfortable and unobtrusive that you'll forget they are there.
Call quality is the best I've ever experienced (can't compare to the AirPod Pro's as I haven't tried those) and the app gives you lot's of control over the sound and touch actions etc.
The ANC is "Live ANC" which means it cancels out most of the low frequency droning sounds but leaves the higher frequency sounds in. This is deliberate and suits my needs as I want to be aware of my surroundings not off in my own world all the time.