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post #1 of 29
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So, I've been using a pair of these:

http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/...uctId=11030199

But cable on the left bud has become loose. What do you use to listen to your music for sports / going to the gym?
post #2 of 29


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http://www.apple.com/ipod/in-ear-headphones/

http://www.complyfoam.com/Product/T%...s-(new-version)
post #3 of 29
http://www.koss.com/koss/kossweb.nsf/p?openform&pc^sc^KSC75 http://www.koss.com/koss/kossweb.nsf...pg?OpenElement Cheap as dirt, good sound and bass, and won't need a financial bailout if you drop a dumbbell on them.
post #4 of 29
anything that goes in your ear that isn't to spongy should work pretty well. I know my friend uses the ones with the clip and loves them but I never really got a feel for the,
post #5 of 29
I have had good luck with an inexpensive pair of Panasonics. Several friends like Skull Candy's earbuds and I have a pair that I can't complain about.
post #6 of 29
I've always had a problem getting any of these damn things to stay in my head. The apple ear buds fell out. I got a pair sort of like what bach recommended and I drowned them with sweat to the point where they wouldn't work and THEN they fell out, then I had been using a pair like you first posted - which still didn't work that well.

When I was at the expo for the Detroit Marathon there was a company there doing fittings for their product which is called Yurbuds. It's a jelly earpiece that goes on over your apple earbuds. The people at the booth had an iphone app that took a picture of your ear and sized you on one of their standard sizes. I tried them on, and since I've had such bad luck I'm pretty much willing to give anyone's next best thing a chance, I sprung for the $20 for them.

I've got to say, so far so good. They're comfortable and they have yet to fall out when I'm running. And even though they appear to block your whole ear canal you can still hear outside noise - which is good when you're trying to not get hit by cars.

Anyhow, sorry to sound like a commercial but they've the only ones I've tried that have worked for me so far for working out.
post #7 of 29
I have both the koss' posted and these and the ksc75 clip on ones don't have a chance in hell staying on your head working out unless you do some serious messing around with those wire ear hooks and even then. The portapros on the other hand I can run sprints in them. I personally find them to have a certain 80s walkman appeal... also, they sound quite good with good bass that isn't overpowering - i find this particularly great for my workout mixes. Also, koss has a lifetime limited warranty where you just send them the a $6 check with the headphones you accidentally pulled the wire out of after a hard year of wear, and they send you a new one or replace the old ones. i wear these around while walking too so you can hear enough of the traffic even with them pretty high up. If not headphones, then get some sort of earbud that has multiple foam/rubber plugs and get ones that fit your ear. I find this to be less effective because they can often be microphonic (you can hear the sound of things hitting the cable because it travels up the wire) and when i'm running i get this thud from my feet hitting the ground. also, i sweat a lot and it just feels gross having your ears plugged up like that when you're all sweaty. also, for running, the isolation these give you is bad news for traffic awareness.
post #8 of 29
I have a cheap pair of $20 Skull Candy's. The quality is shit but they have a lifetime warranty and they fit like a glove.
post #9 of 29
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Originally Posted by johnny_flapjack View Post
I've always had a problem getting any of these damn things to stay in my head. The apple ear buds fell out. I got a pair sort of like what bach recommended and I drowned them with sweat to the point where they wouldn't work and THEN they fell out, then I had been using a pair like you first posted - which still didn't work that well.
dont use them then. you could get a cerumenolysis ..
post #10 of 29
those are great headphones, it's what I use... however, lately I've been wondering if Bose makes noise-cancelling ear buds?... don't know if that's possible or not.
post #11 of 29
Bought a pair of Skull Candies at Target for $19 after returning the ill fitting Bose $100 earphones. They're not bad for the $ and stay in your ears. How hard would this have been for Bose to replicate?
post #12 of 29
I use JVC marchmallows. They are pretty cheap, block out sound, and dont fall out too much when you run.
post #13 of 29
I have a pair of Sennheisers than I use, only problem is they come in either neon orange or neon green.
post #14 of 29
I've been happy with the sony earbuds. They have 3 different cushion sizes and fill the ear canal. They block out ambient noise (like annoying gym music) so you don't have to crank up the volume to drown out everything else. The buds can slip out if your ears get waxy, but just keep your ears clean with q-tips or a warm water + peroxide flush now and then (using ear syringe). The cushions can pop off if you're not careful, but replacements are available.
post #15 of 29
Bumping this: I'm trying to find some new phones to go with my Sansa Clip. I can't ever seem to get comfortable with phones that go in my ear, even just a little. I just tried two pairs of the Adidas/Sennheiser sport phones and neither of them were comfortable. The hard plastic ear bud that just sat in the ear was very uncomfortable. Any new suggestions for outside the ear phones or something that's extremely comfortable/non-obtrusive in the ear?
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