How long will rechargable batteries in a bluetooth headset last before needing replacement?

Discussion in 'Headphones' started by Audiotfoot, Apr 12, 2018.

  1. Audiotfoot

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    A question I didn't think to ask until reading that replacing the battery in a Bose headphone runs about $269.

    Any experience with battery dying, and how long did it last?
     

     

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    No idea but wow they sure stick it to you.:thumbsdown:
     
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    What.....

    Like glue ??
     
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    What conventional headphones do the sound like ???
     
  5. radioactive

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    Yeah that's a pretty expensive battery if you ask me but then again it's Bose.
     
  6. elcoholic

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    It depends on the type of battery. Any battery of a given type will have a maximum number of full charge/discharge cycles based on its chemistry. From there it’s a matter of usage. For example Lithium-ion batteries are good for 300-500 cycles. The good news is that after-market batteries are plentiful, much cheaper and often made by the OEM suppliers. After all most consumer electronics mfr’s don’t make their own batteries.
     
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  7. Audiotfoot

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    Thanks for the information. Given the advertised 30 hours / charge and the amount of time the headphones would be used, 300 charge cycles would give me 17 years of use. I'm 74. The batteries will most likely outlast me.
     
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    I would hazard to guess that amount of volume used might be a mitigating factor in the longevity of said battery? The are only a finite number of charges available.

    Is there an auto turn off if left on?

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    $269 for the battery?

    Hell, my Jaybird X2s that I bought used have gone through between 200 and 300 charges and I haven't noticed a decrease in runtime and they were only $47 with an extra warranty and that's the battery plus a free set of headphones!

    Of course, they aren't Bose.

    ;)
     
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    What if you are a new guy, and you have absolutely no clue where to stick it? :dunno:
    I think they should make a book called where to stick it.
    Oh, I think they did.....they send it to you every year on April 15th..................
    Sorry - my George Carlin tribute! :D
     
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  11. whoaru99

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    FWIW, I'm essentially starting year 5 (come May) on my QC20s and the battery seems to last just as long/hold a charge as well as it ever did.

    How long will it last? :dunno:
     
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  12. Audiotfoot

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    Come to think of it, my five year old cell phone is doing fine also. Time will tell.
     
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  13. Sandstrom

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    Seems like when the battery goes it's new headphone time if it costs that much to replace.
     
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  14. whoaru99

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    Someone read it on the Internet so it must be true. :dunno:

    Since the OP never mentioned a specific model, I just Googled a couple and found that at least some models use plain old user-replaceable AAA style.
     

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