Hello All. I need help finding a good pair of Bluetooth headphones or earbuds. I'm willing to spend $75-$150 if I can find something that actually sounds good. I spend several hours a day walking (vigorously!) and with the weather in Ohio being stupid 9 months out of the year, I've moved to spending a lot of that on a treadmill indoors. Last night I was trying to walk (vigorously!) with a pair of corded sennheiser earbuds I've had for at least 5 years, hit the cord with my swinging arm and shot my phone (vigorously!) across the room. The earbuds are toast, and if I'm going to replace them, I'd rather move to Bluetooth to avoid the same problem. I've bought some cheaper $40-$50 pairs from Anker or someone else in the past, and they sounded okay, but were a litttle quiet and didn't really knock my socks off, so I'm looking for some help. It doesn't seem really possible to test earbuds out without doing a buy-and-return cycle, and I'd like to avoid that as much as I can because it seems like a lousy way to treat retailers and manufacturers. I'm hoping someone can provide some insight. I've tried reading reviews on sites like wirecutter, but cross checking what they recommend brings varied results from other reviews. I guess I'm hoping someone to find someone who just went through this and can say "yeah, I was in the same boat. Here's what I got and I'm happy with them."
I have always used earbuds, but I'm open to anything. Bear in mind, I will be using these for walking (vigorously!) so they will likely get sweaty, and they'll need to stay on my head. I listen to a fairly wide range of music, from rock to electronic to solo guitar and piano, so I'd like something with a good range (to be specific, when I wrecked my earbuds last night, I was listening to a playlist that had Stevie Ray Vaughan, Kill 'em All, Battletapes, Rodrigo y Gabriella, and the Peer Gynt suite on piano). I don't need super-thumping bass or anything, just a rich tone and something that doesn't sound like the headphones are five feet from my head.
Any help is appreciated!