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What are you listening to audiobooks ON?
#21  BenG 07-01-2014, 11:20 AM
I listen to mp3 and Audible audiobooks on my 7th generation nano.

I use this case on a lanyard: http://www.amazon.com/Incipio-Frequency-Screen-Protector-Obsidian/dp/B00AF2RFK6/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1404224172&sr =1-1&keywords=Incipio+Frequency+Case+with+Screen+Prot ector+for+iPod+nano+7G%2C+Obsidian+Black

I like the JVC Gummi earbuds.
http://www.amazon.com/JVC-HAF160B-Gumy-Headphone-Black/dp/B00DSTBMPC/ref=sr_1_7?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1404224308&sr =1-7&keywords=jvc+earbuds

I have a 5 minute commute, so I mainly listen while taking a walk or on long trips.
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#22  CRussel 07-01-2014, 01:16 PM
Quote WT Sharpe
I've done it with poolside speakers, but never with in-ear waterproof speakers and a Bluetooth device in a waterproof cover. Unfortunately, we no longer have a pool, although the wife keeps making noises about getting a new one.
Just to be clear - I don't know of any Bluetooth headsets that work in the water. They're pretty much all corded headsets at this point, though I keep hoping that will change. I suspect there are issues with water and transmission of the signal? IAC, if anyone comes up with a good waterproof Bluetooth headset, let me know! I'll retire my ancient iPod in a heartbeat.
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#23  CRussel 07-01-2014, 01:23 PM
Quote issybird
You don't even have to get that fancy (*cough* pricey). This is the Aerb mp3 player I have and the earbuds are the type that plug into the device. The player itself works flawlessly, but while I'm satisfied, I know from reading the reviews of this and other players that many need to invest in upgraded plug-in earbuds.

This is the first summer I'm swimming with an mp3 player and I'm delighted (indeed, I haven't been listening to audiobooks for very long). I love to swim, but tedium used to set in before exhaustion.
The Aerb is a nice little device. Unfortunately, it doesn't do Audible from what I can tell, though you could always convert the Audible book to MP3. Though that's not a subject we can talk about here, since it involves DRM removal.

I see Otterbox now has a really good waterproof case for iPhone (5 series only). That's a bit bigger than I want in the pool, but if anyone comes up with a good Bluetooth solution, that could easily be my next phone. Also, there are solutions out there based on iPod Shuttles that have been completely waterproofed.
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#24  Laine 07-01-2014, 01:36 PM
I use the Audible app on my Samsung Galaxy S4 phone. I have a 64gb card in it. I've just bought some Sennheiser small sized noise cancelling headphones. They're easy to carry around. I was finding I had to keep swapping earbuds as my ears get sore. I broke my Sony noise cancelling earbuds. I use a big pair of Sony headphones at home.
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#25  issybird 07-01-2014, 02:02 PM
Quote CRussel
The Aerb is a nice little device. Unfortunately, it doesn't do Audible from what I can tell, though you could always convert the Audible book to MP3.
There's enough to listen to at Overdrive to keep me wet, fortunately, since conversion would challenge my technical limitations. Perhaps I'll cue up the fourth Aubrey/Maturin book as appropriate listening after I finish John Feinstein's Where Nobody Knows Your Name, my current swimming listen.
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#26  AnemicOak 07-01-2014, 02:17 PM
Quote CRussel
I suspect there are issues with water and transmission of the signal?
Yes, even somewhat well regarded waterproof blue tooth headphones like the BlueAnt PUMP HD aren't recommended for swimming due to underwater interference with blue tooth signals.
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#27  CRussel 07-01-2014, 02:32 PM
Quote issybird
There's enough to listen to at Overdrive to keep me wet, fortunately, since conversion would challenge my technical limitations. Perhaps I'll cue up the fourth Aubrey/Maturin book as appropriate listening after I finish John Feinstein's Where Nobody Knows Your Name, my current swimming listen.
The Aubrey/Maturin books are perfect for swimming, especially if the goal is to get you to swim more.

As for conversion - it took me a bit to get it all working, but I now routinely do to my Audible books what I have always done to my eBooks - strip and convert on purchase. That allows me to have a DRM-Free backup that will always work, regardless of my relationship with Audible. I usually convert to M4b, but converting from that to MP3 or WMA is trivial. If you ever decide you need to do this, PM me. You've done more than enough to help me out over the years, I'll be happy to reciprocate.

Quote AnemicOak
Yes, even somewhat well regarded waterproof blue tooth headphones like the BlueAnt PUMP HD aren't recommended for swimming due to underwater interference with blue tooth signals.
That was what I was afraid of. Given the quality of available corded, waterproof, headsets now, I assumed there had to be a good reason that no one was doing Bluetooth. And given the nature of water and electronic signals in general, along with the low power output of Bluetooth, I am not surprised. Thanks for confirming.
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#28  Xanthe 07-01-2014, 07:30 PM
I listen to audiobooks on my Sansa Fuze, and through my car's audio system - usually via the Audible app on my Nook HD or on an MP3 CD.
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#29  taosaur 07-06-2014, 10:26 PM
I use my tablet (Nook HD+) 90% of the time, in bed or in the car, but every once in a while I'll use my phone or PC.
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#30  dwig 07-07-2014, 09:51 AM
Sansa Clip+ 4gig with an ever changing pair of earbuds (I'm a bit tough on the things).
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