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Old 05-20-2010, 12:02 PM   #1
Ben Moskowitz
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Headphones for Working Out

Does anyone have any recommendations for good headphones to work out with? I'm looking to spend probably under $40. The issues that I've experienced have been

1. ear buds that fall out
2. wires that come apart at the base of the headphones, resulting in a "ball slam" of headphones to trash can

Has anyone experienced problems with wrap-around style headphones, like during sit-ups, jerks from behind the neck?

The last few threads on this all feature headphones that are discontinued, so a review of current models would be awesome.

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Old 05-20-2010, 12:15 PM   #2
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Re: Headphones for Working Out

I use the $19 Skull Candy brand ear buds. They sound good, are cheap and they come with three different sizes of the little rubber caps to fit your ears.

Never had a problem with them breaking a wire or falling out of the ear.

Biggest issue I have is smashing or pinching the wire between plates, bars, dumbbells, etc....
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Old 05-20-2010, 01:04 PM   #3
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Re: Headphones for Working Out

I use Sony Active Style. They work pretty well ...

I'll try to link them ... WFS
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Old 05-20-2010, 02:03 PM   #4
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Re: Headphones for Working Out

+1 for Skull Candy. They don't fall out of your ears at all. Cheap enough to replace once you smash them.
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Old 05-20-2010, 02:06 PM   #5
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Re: Headphones for Working Out

Another vote for Skull Candy. Office Depot recently had them on sale for just $9. Outfitted the wife and oldest daughter. Work well, sound decent.
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Old 05-20-2010, 02:16 PM   #6
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Re: Headphones for Working Out

best headphones for crossfit imo

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Mdr-As20J...4389449&sr=8-7
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price is unbeatable. they used to be available for 10$ but that seller stopped carrying them... anyways best current price is 16$ from amazon. and they last a really long time even with the pulling on the cord that is often associated with WODs. the way they sit in yuor ear even cuts out a decent amount of background noise. and even when they eventually die they take forever to really bite the dust. usually what happens is the volume in one year will go down, but not really go all the way out.
note on their durability.
on the current pair (#6 after like 3 years) i have, the actual insulation pulled off of part of the wire. i put electrical tap on the bare wire and they have still been running strong for like 2-3 weeks now.

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Old 05-20-2010, 02:22 PM   #7
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Re: Headphones for Working Out

Yet another vote for skull candy ear buds. I run the cord down the back of my shirt instead of the front and it stays out of the way and the buds don't pop out of my ears.
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Old 05-20-2010, 06:32 PM   #8
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Re: Headphones for Working Out

I use the Sennheiser MX 85. They're a bit pricier, but have great sound quality and will NEVER fall out of your ear.
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Old 05-20-2010, 06:43 PM   #9
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Re: Headphones for Working Out

Anyone run bluetooth headphones? Looking for some that are sweat proof...
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Old 05-20-2010, 10:26 PM   #10
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Re: Headphones for Working Out

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Anyone run bluetooth headphones? Looking for some that are sweat proof...
I have a jabra bt3030 http://www.buyjabra.com/music/jabra-...adset-193.html (WFS)

It works pretty well since you can use whatever headphones you want. But I wouldn't pay more than $30-40 for one.
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