Update…..There are now over 3 years old and still kicking. They have a $70 or under price point now while they still last. Jabra now has a newer model and I am guessing when they are gone they are gone for good. https://amzn.to/3pq3ZXO
I wear a Bluetooth ear piece for 8-12 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Working outside I run into temps from 95°F with 80% humidity to -20°F and blizzard conditions. I went through probably a dozen different cheap ear pieces and they all failed. A little bit of sweat and they would short out, some bitter cold days and the plastic would crack. I bought BOGO offers to try to get a little more time before reordering.
I finally got sick of it and decided to spend some decent money on a tool I use so often. I did some research and found the Jabra Elite Active 75t Bluetooth headphones. These things are great. They are comfortable, the batteries last a long time and the case is also a battery bank to recharge the ear buds. I normally go 3-4 days without having to plug in the case. The ear buds can be used as a pair or with the right one only for using as a hands free device. You can hook these to 2 devices at once. This is very convenient when you have a work and personal phone, or a phone and a separate media device. The sound is great, and they also have a hear through mode when both earbuds are in that tuns on little microphones so you can hear your surroundings with the buds still in. Sweat shorting them out? Not a problem any longer as these are waterproof.
One small issue I had that ended up getting resolved was after about 6 months the volume would just start to fade out after 10-15 mins. Some quick internet searches lead me to a tiny hole on the inner part of the bud. The holes are used for volume equalization. When dirt and grim plug the hole it throws off the balance. Use a paperclip to clean out the hole and have not had an issue since.
These are on the spendy side (pushing $200 at full price) but routinely I find them on sale at the $100 price point. Doesn’t take to many throw away pairs at $30ea to make it worth the purchase. I am going on about 2 years with this set and I would buy another pair in a heartbeat if something happened to these. Check them out on Amazon here: Jabra Elite Active 75t and we will get a small kickback on your purchase. They also make a great gift.