iPod Best headphones/Buds for Working Out

MowingDevil

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Hey I just got a Nano & would love to use it at the gym. Any buds or workout headphones that anyone can recommend? The buds that come w/ the iPod make my ears hurt after any length of wear....maybe in-ear ones would be best?

I've heard Ultimate Ears makes a great in-ear unit (the pro 5 or something?) but I doubt I'd want to be wearing a $250 pair of earbuds while sweating at the gym....I am a bit of an audiophile so sound quality is important as is comfort. Love to hear your recommendations.
 

greenchilegirl

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good workout buds

I'm interested in recommendations as well. After the earbuds kept popping out I bought some Nike ones with the behind-the-ear hook. those things KILL my ears, even though they seem to be smaller than others. I don't know the name for that little flappy-thingy in the front of your actual ear-hole, but that's where I seem to experience the most discomfort. And ditto on being uncomfortable sweating all over the really spendy ones - I've already shorted out an iPod after keeping it in my pocket when I lost the clip. . . :(
 

daflake

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I find that the over the ear ones seem to stay put a little better than most. Brand is what ever you want.
 

aksmax

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I've tried 3 different earbuds at the gym. Apple and Sony, both with and without the changeable rubber tips. I do weights, treadmill, elliptical and stairs. Unless you don't sweat, I've found no solution, aside from something that goes over the ear. Try something cheap to try out form factor. That's what I did and found the over the ear were my solution.
Good luck
 

cl0wnzee

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The Koss Porta Pro maybe, I have two of them and I'm still happy. Well I have other headphones/earbuds too^^
 

imazu

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i had the beats tour and th reason i liked it because of the flat cable. i ordered jaybird bluetooth freedom that should be compatible on the new nano. and i ordered the meelectronics m6p which has very nice fit and prefer it over the beats in regards to comfort.
 

imazu

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i had the beats tour and th reason i liked it because of the flat cable. i ordered jaybird bluetooth freedom that should be compatible on the new nano. and i ordered the meelectronics m6p which has very nice fit and prefer it over the beats in regards to comfort.
I've been alternating my meelectronics m6p and the jaybird jf4.

I like jaybird for comfort and connects to my itouch, ipad and nano. the sound is very good as well.. although i have audio technica athm50 which i use for desktop and macbook when i'm at home the jaybird is pretty good for my needs when i am out.

Meelectronics m6P is also a good headphones that wraps around my small ears. I like the design and it doesn't fall off running with my pup. Sound is great as well and for the price i think it's a good alternative for my wireless headphones when working out. IMHO
 

seong

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Jaybird Freedom 3 or 4 (JF3 or Sprint) works great for me, although I sold it in order to get Sony XBA-BT75 for sound quality. Jaybird Freedoms are 100% Sweatproof, so if you are going to work out for a while, then I think it's a good deal :D
 

Bilalo

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Hey I just got a Nano & would love to use it at the gym. Any buds or workout headphones that anyone can recommend? The buds that come w/ the iPod make my ears hurt after any length of wear....maybe in-ear ones would be best?

I've heard Ultimate Ears makes a great in-ear unit (the pro 5 or something?) but I doubt I'd want to be wearing a $250 pair of earbuds while sweating at the gym....I am a bit of an audiophile so sound quality is important as is comfort. Love to hear your recommendations.
Bowers and wilkins C5 or sennheiser ones are quie awesome at $40 or so. C5 is better than any earphone I knw but cost $120 or something and thy hold on better. It also has a mic and so on like the apple ones so its amazing, it has amazing BASS!!! Just like headphones.

http://www.bowers-wilkins.com/Headphones/Headphones/C5/overview.html
 

Julien

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...I've heard Ultimate Ears makes a great in-ear unit (the pro 5 or something?) but I doubt I'd want to be wearing a $250 pair of earbuds while sweating at the gym....I am a bit of an audiophile so sound quality is important as is comfort. Love to hear your recommendations.
I have used UE11 Pros for over 2 years now and weight train about 1 hour x 5 and cardio (mostly run) about 1 hour x 5 a week (about 1500 miles a year). Rain, sweat, heat, humidity, you name it and they are perfect (thought I go through about 3 cables a year).
 

MH01

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I use klipsch x10i in the gym, extremely light and very good sound. Though might be stretching the budget somewhat

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I have used UE11 Pros for over 2 years now and weight train about 1 hour x 5 and cardio (mostly run) about 1 hour x 5 a week (about 1500 miles a year). Rain, sweat, heat, humidity, you name it and they are perfect (thought I go through about 3 cables a year).
he he he respect. I have been thinking of trying a pair of those.