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Old 09-09-2006, 07:54 PM   #1
Frank Menendez
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I'll be training outside more frequently and wanted to put my ipod to good use! The ear pieces are uncomfortable and was looking for headphones (that go over the ear), any suggestions?
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Old 09-10-2006, 05:30 AM   #2
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Funny I did the opposite, used to have ones that would fit around my ear and they would really be uncomfortable. I use the standard IPOD ones now and they are great. You could do what I did...lose the little padding piece that is supposed to go over the earpieces...mine fell off way too much...I like it better without the padding...of course all depends on how your ear is shaped.
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Old 09-10-2006, 01:13 PM   #3
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I like the classicish sony's that wrap around the back of the neck.
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Old 09-10-2006, 02:47 PM   #4
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ER-6 Isolator Earphone's. Great sound,fit,quality. ~75 buckaroos
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Old 09-10-2006, 07:15 PM   #5
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I don't like iPod-style "earbuds" for a few reasons..

1) they always fall out (my ear geometry is odd I guess!)

2) They stink at reproducing low frequencies. All my dope booty bass is turned into electronica.

I highly prefer the over-the-ear types, even though sweat tends to get absorbed by the ear pad. I got used to it. You look slightly more dorky with big Princess Leia ear muffs on your head, but most people are distracted by my CF-style workout and tend not to notice my earphones.

I also suggest the behind-the-neck type, because it can also be hooked behind your ear and gives you a nice press against the ear, giving more faithful music reproduction and drowns out most ambient noise, and labored breathing (which is key for me). Be careful when sharing the road with cars!
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Old 09-11-2006, 04:39 AM   #6
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Ear Jams are an add on that I've used. They port the sound more into the ear, so you can hear in a noisier enviroment or over horrible gym music. They stay in so so.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Griffin-EarJams-for-iPod-3G-4G-Mini-HP-ear-Jams-U2-NEW_W0QQi temZ160026801050QQihZ006QQcategoryZ48680QQssPageNa meZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem?ha sh=item160026801050

For over the ear, I've tried Bose noise reduction. They were VERY expensive. I ended up returning them. Mainly because the electronic noise reduction didn't work well IMO. THey did a very good job of noise reduction however, as they worked sort of like gun muffs. Tight fit. SOunded great, but in the end, I used normal in ear phones over gun muffs. A much cheaper solution...
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Old 09-12-2006, 03:58 PM   #7
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Hah I've had a similar experience James. When I rope climb with a weight vest and no legs everyone just stares.
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