Recommend headphones for working out?

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  1. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    They are just right for my needs, while working out in the gym. I like that they don'r fall off while rowing or on the Stairmaster.

    They come with instructions on fitting your ear and a toll-free customer service phone number. If there are any fit problems they say to call the number and they will walk you through adapting them or send you whatever ear adapters you might need. Basically they guarantee a perfect fit.

    The rubber they use is also soft and gummy and not hard plastic like Apple headphones. I really like that. Overall I would recommend them for fitness.

    Yet, I'm not a fan of people using these while riding a bike or running trails. Listening to headphones except when using stationary equipment or swimming laps is risky and puts others at potential harm as well. I bike and hike past idiots on the trails all the time who zone out to their tunes and can't hear.
     


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    Rambo Senior member

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    Do they block out all outside noise or just a bit? How far in your ear canal do they get?
     


  3. dressedforsuccess

    dressedforsuccess Well-Known Member

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    Meelectronics M6. I'm an audiophile and also a workout enthusiast, so I've tried many headphones over the years. The sennheisers I wouldn't recommend, I used those for a while and while the sound quality was good they didn't stay in my ears well (also they're a bit overpriced at $70). The m6s have pretty decent sound quality, especially for the price (I paid $20 plus shipping). Someone above mentioned problems with the cable rubbing (called microphonics); the m6s have a thicker cable to prevent this. But headphones are all about personal preference, so if you can try before you buy.
     


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    DMcG Senior member

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    I'm on my second pair of these and really like them for exercise. They're definitely good in terms of microphonics. The second set seems to be better than the first as the cable has changed some. I also like the variety of tips that they come with. And they're down to under $17 on Amazon.
     


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    dressedforsuccess Well-Known Member

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    Yea I've got the second version. I use the triflange tips for rigorous working out (stay in better), the biflange tips for less strenous, long term stuff (more comfortable). I need to stick to the tris, but my ears are wimpy. Yea they come with a case, shirt clip, and 6 (I think) different types of tips
     


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    Reggs Senior member

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    I just buy cheap $7 ones that wrap around my ear. If they fill your ear you might not hear casual conversation and have to take one out frequently just to exchange pleasantries with people. Sound quality doesn't matter since they blast awful music in gyms anyway.
     


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    Koss Sporta Pro fit great, and sound great as well.
     


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    Good stuff! Hope you like them, I know I have
     


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    I got some Klipsch X10's recently for the gym. They're great with comply foam tips.


    The left one started cutting out though, gotta see about a warranty. Super comfy and great sounding IEM's though.
     


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    dressedforsuccess Well-Known Member

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    I've heard stories of people ruining their foam tips with sweat...have you not had this problem?
     


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    datniche Well-Known Member

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    My first pair is still fine but I haven't had them very long. I've never had foam tips before this and so far they only get a little sticky-ish. It's probably a reasonable concern that they wouldn't last impressively long or anything though..still my preferred tip.
     


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    i too, have copped the M6s. we'll see how they do.
     


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    Please post back your impressions. Let's see if we can steer people away from ibuds and beats :D
     


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    Just opened up the package, they sound really good. they go quite a bit further in the ear canal and seal really nicely, so there is a very good bass response.
     


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