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Old 03-12-2021, 04:00 PM   #1
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Recommendations for wireless earbuds that have controls for skipping back.

I'm looking for a good pair of wireless earbuds that have the ability to skip backwards 15 - 30 seconds while listening to podcasts and audiobooks at work. I work around somewhat loud machinery and find myself having to replay things when I mishear something. I was looking at the JBL True Wireless Flash X because they seem to have good features and good battery life (they're also on sale for $129 @ jbl.com), but they have no skip back feature. I don't mind spending up to $200 for a pair.

What does everyone recommend?

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Old 03-12-2021, 06:14 PM   #2
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I can't think of any earbuds that I've seen that have a skip back feature.
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I'm looking for a good pair of wireless earbuds that have the ability to skip backwards 15 - 30 seconds while listening to podcasts and audiobooks ...
Apple AirPods will skip backward and forward. The amount of time it skips back/forth depends on the app you're using, e.g., Audible app lets you set the amount of time.

On regular AirPods, you skip forward by double-tapping the AirPod, triple-tap to skip backward. On AirPods Pro, you squeeze the stem. I think Siri may also be an option.

Beats & PowerBeats earphones have similar abilities.

ETA: AirPods Pro also has noise cancelling, which is helpful in a loud environment.

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Old 03-13-2021, 06:25 AM   #4
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Apple AirPods will skip backward and forward. The amount of time it skips back/forth depends on the app you're using, e.g., Audible app lets you set the amount of time.

On regular AirPods, you skip forward by double-tapping the AirPod, triple-tap to skip backward. On AirPods Pro, you squeeze the stem. I think Siri may also be an option.

Beats & PowerBeats earphones have similar abilities.

ETA: AirPods Pro also has noise cancelling, which is helpful in a loud environment.
Learn something new every day. I've got the AirPod pros but didn't know you could do that. I'll have to try that.

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Apple AirPods will skip backward and forward. The amount of time it skips back/forth depends on the app you're using, e.g., Audible app lets you set the amount of time.

On regular AirPods, you skip forward by double-tapping the AirPod, triple-tap to skip backward. On AirPods Pro, you squeeze the stem. I think Siri may also be an option.

Beats & PowerBeats earphones have similar abilities.

ETA: AirPods Pro also has noise cancelling, which is helpful in a loud environment.
Thanks for the ideas. I sort of figured that skip back time would depend on the app. I'm not much of an Apple fan myself. I should have mentioned that I'll be using these on an Android phone. I'll check out the Beats earbuds and see what they have to offer.

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The ones I use do. Sometimes I get confused with some of the commands, but I have accidentally rewound what I'm listening to

These are the TOZO ones I use:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I use them a lot with music -- I'm sure they are not as good as some of the higher priced or fancier brands, but I have a bad tendency to destroy headphones eventually, so don't spend much money on them. I've been happy with these.
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I offer this as info rather than as a recommendation as a "best buy"...

I have a pair of Samsung Galaxy earbuds that I use with an Android smartphone. A bit expensive but I've been happy with them. I've had them about a year so they may not be the latest model.

They have a double-tap and a triple-tap function. What these do may vary depending on the app you're currently using. For example:
  • In my podcast app (Podcast Addict) a double-tap (on either earbud) skips forward 30secs and a triple-tap skips back 30sec.
  • In my favourite epub text-to-speech app (@Voice Aloud Reader) double-tap skips forward one sentence and triple-tap skips back one sentence.
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