Headphones for the gym?

Discussion in 'iPhone Accessories' started by Knowlege Bomb, Dec 23, 2009.

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    Knowlege Bomb

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    Surprisingly all of the threads for headphones are for "in-ear" types. I need something that hooks behind/around my ear for when I'm on the treadmill as reaching up to reposition/reinsert the earbuds is a serious pain.

    I'm hoping to get something for under $50 as this is really the only time I'll be using them. Anybody have any suggestions?
     
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    look for the motorola bluetooth ones u can snag them for $25-$50 from ebay
     
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    Just get yourself foam tips, by Comply for your in-ears. No more falling out and much more comfortable plus extreme noise isolation.
     
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    Knowlege Bomb

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    Not a bad suggestion but do you think soaking up sweat on a daily basis will ruin them?
     
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    Well you will have to change them after a week i guess, you cannot wash them.
    But inside the ear it should not be a problem, should it? haha

    You can get a 3 pair pack or a 5 pair pack.
    http://www.complyfoam.com/
     
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    These are the ones I bought - they are a work out dream come true, as they just stay on your ears and never need to be adjusted!!! They have a nice long cord too so you can put your ipod on the eliptical or treadmill rather then in your pocket. ;)

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Sony+-+...0446.p?id=1202648737901&skuId=8740446&st=sony headphones&cp=2&lp=2

    Plus, the sound quality is pretty good, compared to the Apple ear buds. They are still no Shure or Bose, but hey, they're only $15 bucks on sale! :)
     
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    thegoldenmackid

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    Get a pair of Shure e2s, unless you need the microphone feature.
     
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    Knowlege Bomb

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    Thanks for the suggestions everybody.

    I ended up picking up a cheap pair from Radio Shack that hook over the ear. They don't sit as far into my ears as I'd like but I don't have to worry about them falling out or having to readjust every five seconds.
     
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    Just in case anybody else is interested-

    Klipsch makes a series of headphones (Custom 1,2,3) that both go in the ear and hook around the ear. They really stay in place well for running.
     
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    thegoldenmackid

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    I was just at CES. Sennheiser introduced two new models for the gym.

    Scroll two thirds down. They are yellow. They didn't sound bad at all in my initial quick tests.
     

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