Best Headphones for running?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by vader1990, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. vader1990 macrumors regular

    Sep 23, 2008
    I have the 1st generation iPhone, and my headphones broke, so I've been using this 3rd party JVC headphones. They are ok, but they suck, when I run. I like to run while listening to music, but unfortunately, these headphones always fall out of my ears when I run :(

    Luckily I only paid $9.99 for them :)

    So, are there any good, and quasi-cheap, headphones that I can get, that will be ideal for running? Also is there a way to just simply mod mine to not fall out?

  2. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

    Mar 18, 2008
    Bracknell UK
  3. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

    Aug 25, 2008
    Los Angeles
    Depends on how hard and how fast you run

    If you are a speed demon that needs something that will absolutely not fall out I recomend the Sony J10's. They are cheap and built to take abuse/sweat.

    If you run at a moderate speed and don't mind adjusting the headphones every now and then I recommend the Skullcandy Ink'd. They sound great and are stay in pretty well

    I use to run 4 miles a day so I can highly recommend either
  4. RiceRacerDX macrumors 6502

    Jan 31, 2009
    The in-ear headphones are great. Just make sure that you get one with quality foam inserts. Sometimes they have a cheap super thin plastic lining that will eventually harden over time and cause it to crack. Sometimes they aren't lined and the foam just crumbles over time. The foam makes or breaks the headphones.

    I recommend earphones similar to these:


    The ones I have look almost exactly like this, but this is not what I have. I got mine from Wal-Mart and they were very cheap ($10-20). They stay in place and are very comfortable. The thing about headphones like these is that each manufacturer makes them different so the part that goes behind your ear may fit differently. For example, anything make by Sony that looks like this has a tendency to be loose and irritates the back of my ear. I've gone through many different kinds until I came across mine. It's all about comfort. I've had mine for a year and a half and it's been through heat, cold, rain, sleet, and snow...its been through training runs and races ranging from 5k to marathons all without any problems whatsoever. Not everything from Wal-Mart is crap.
  5. time2flyyy macrumors newbie


    Feb 3, 2009
    Chicago, IL
    I think Shure earphones are the best, always wear them when I'm at the Gym.

    Another question is what do you use to prevent your iPhone from falling off/out?

    Right now I just place mine in the cup holder of the machine I'm at or in my pocket. I've experimented with a couple different arm holders & belt clips but haven't found anything I liked that wasn't restrictive. Anyone???
  6. sookainian macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2008
    Give UE a try. Personally i perfer UE over Shure.

    At the end of the day, you got to go down to the shop and give them a try. It's all personal preference which headphones your ear prefer.

  7. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

    Aug 25, 2008
    Los Angeles
    guys this guy is looking for affordable headphones that he can use to work out

    I would never work out with any headphone worth more than $70 ( way too much stress on the cables)
  8. Andrew K. macrumors 65816

    Jul 9, 2008
    I got these they are the Nike Vapor ( I have the Black ones ) VERY NICE!!!

  9. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006

    B&O A8's are pricey, but they sound okay and they stay on.
  10. Farns514 macrumors 6502


    Jul 8, 2008
  11. Crotalus_Joe macrumors regular

    Nov 14, 2008
  12. DiamondMac macrumors 68040


    Aug 11, 2006
    Washington, D.C.
    I use the ones they give us for the iPhone

    I run slow, middle, and fast and have no problem with them
  13. Jess.H macrumors member


    Jan 17, 2009
    I've used the Nike Vapors and found them to be quite good, and the price wasn't too excruciating. [​IMG]
  14. JPIndustrie macrumors 6502a


    Mar 12, 2008
    Queens, NY
    Don't waste your time with any of that junk, especially the Bang & Olufsen model.

    Westone UM1. Trust me.
  15. admyrick macrumors regular


    Jul 20, 2008
    Honestly I loved runnin with my Bose in ear headphones. They never fell out and I never had problems with the cord. Of course somebody had to steal em.

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