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Old 08-18-2007, 08:03 AM   #1
Bin Lu
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Previous threads didn't *quite* address this, but I was wondering if anyone had a preferred style of headphones for working out? I'm using the half-dome type that clip over the earlobe right now, but they've been falling off a lot. I also have slight cauliflower ear so buds don't really work; are there any styles that people have found that are pretty good about staying on?
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Old 08-18-2007, 08:35 AM   #2
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Just say no. Ok, *maybe* if the WOD is run 10k.
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Old 08-18-2007, 08:40 AM   #3
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I have yet to find anything that jumps out at me. I'm currently using the buds that came with my ipod, but I have found them to become uncomfortable after a bit. http://www.headphone.com/ (w/f/s) has some good info.
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Old 08-18-2007, 10:22 AM   #4
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I use these (wfs) http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR-EX51L.../dp/B000095SB6
they sound great and fit real good. I do some trail running and they have not fallen out yet
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Old 08-18-2007, 03:24 PM   #5
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I like the isolation style earbuds. The cup on the end tends to help the bud not fall out during exercise.
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Old 08-18-2007, 07:14 PM   #6
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I don't get the earbuds. They cannot produce *any* bass compared to over-the-ear, foam-type earphones (which is what I use). Every time I put in earbuds I say "wtf is wrong with these" because they sound so "tinny". Have I just been using el-cheapo earbuds? It seems to me that it is physically impossible for buds to produce the kind of bass response I like, due to their micro size and no real diaphragm (as opposed to foam-type, which are larger and more like traditional speakers).

I don't mind the "sweaty ear" syndrome that most earbud people throw my way when suggesting foam types. Is this the main drawback that buds users don't like? (Well, there's probably a "dork" factor in play now that the iPod look has become "the norm", but I'm not normally concerned with that when I'm banging out the WoD).

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Old 08-18-2007, 09:05 PM   #7
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I have a whole different sentiment...i don't like the idea of letting go of my concentration while listening to music, even on a longggg run i still am looking at what my body is doing and how i am running. WOD are the same, pure concentration...any thoughts on that? (by the way, i like the over the ear "BIG" headphones)
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Old 08-20-2007, 04:22 AM   #8
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Re: Headphones for working out

I use these:
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-iuwz16T...sony+headphoneYOU MUST ENSURE YOU ANNOTATE ALL LINKS WHETHER WORK AND FAMILY SAFE.
Sony MDR-EX81LP/B

they are like the earbuds above, but have pice that goes over the ear and keeps them from falling out. Regular earbuds always fall out, when I use them anyway. These also have a silicone thing that make them fit better and keep out ambient noise, making them great for ipod/laptop/dvd use while traveling.

These still sometimes fall out. I haven't tried any that will stay in/on doing fast lifts.

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Old 08-20-2007, 05:25 AM   #9
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Re: Headphones for working out

Ditto Trevor
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Old 08-20-2007, 05:34 AM   #10
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Re: Headphones for working out

The Shure isolating headphones are excellent - the body of the headphone is quite big for better performance but shaped so they just fill the hollow of the ear, then the cables loop over the ear to keep them extra-secure.
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