Best headphones for working out?

Discussion in 'iPod touch Accessories' started by Michaud68, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. Michaud68 macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2008
    Can anyone give me any suggestions for a decent pair of headphones for working out earbuds keep falling out while running and I'd like to keep it under $50

  2. ajenda macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2008
    I just bought a good pair of creative (people say better than senneheiser) brand that are nice and have good bass, sound . If you are not too particular...I really like the cheap ol JVC marshmellows, the sound good..they fit my ear well and are comfortable for running, etc. I struggle with my running, so as long as I cant hear myself breathing..thats all i need..LOL
    I had found them on for $6 and $19 for the creative brand.
    Now for the car/trips watchng movies I got an AWESOME pair of Jabra over the ear noise cancelling headphones with soft leather that sound better than the bose! We have 2 small kids so I can put them on in the car and it completely drowns them out while I watch movies..I love to watch my husband drive and see his lips moving and yelling and I cant hear a thing..LOL....MOM NEEDS QUIET TIME TOO...LOL!
  3. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    I reviewed roughly a dozen assorted headphones on my blog. My wife works out, and she prefers the Philips SBC HN110/37 noise cancelling pair you'll see mentioned there.

    There is a lengthy thread HERE where several people have posted their headphone preferences. Ask your question again in that thread and you may get more responses.

  4. redRAYZA macrumors member


    Sep 19, 2007
    I had the same problem with my earbuds constantly falling out while running, and I got the Philips SHS3701. Despite not having the best audio quality, they're only $20 at Best Buy and will stay glued to your ears.
  5. Applespider macrumors G4


    Jan 20, 2004
    looking through rose-tinted spectacles...
    I use the Sennheiser Twist to Fit range for running with. They take a little getting used to in terms of putting them in but once you get the knack they're rock solid in the ears and don't fall out while running.

    They're reasonably loud but since they're not in-ear ones as such, you still get some ambient noise if you keep the volume low which is useful if you run/cycle outdoors rather than just at a gym.
  6. txhockey9404 macrumors 6502a

    Feb 25, 2008
    My mom uses the V-Moda Vibes. Lasted her 2 years before they died from poor treatment. I used some Bose In-Ear Tri-Ports, but I would definitely not reccommend them for working out. They are too easy to pull out of your ears, and you must wear the workout accessory to counteract that. Also, if you do a lot of running or quick movement, do not go for ANY of the Shures. They sound GREAT but have an extremely heavy cord, which yanks them out while constantly moving. However, for weightlifting and stationary biking, they would be fine because you are not moving that much. I walk 2 miles to school every morning with the SE210's and they don't come out really easily, but if they get yanked enough, they will pop out. Same goes for the Bose. If the Shures work for you, I reccomend you go to an Apple Store and try them out. Spend time with them because they all sound different; the base model SE110s are very flat, the SE210s have more definition (thus the name High-Definition), and the SE310s have the High-Definition mirco drivers of the 210s as well as a bass module, so they sound extremely good.(That was the extent of my testing, because I did not have enough $$$ to buy anything higher, but your budget may be different.) However, as you go up in model, the price goes way up too. I could not justify $250 for the SE310s that sound only marginally better than the $150 SE210s.

    The Bose, V-Moda, and Shure SE-110s all have an MSRP of $99, but you can find the Bose for $89 and the V-Modas for $69 (Costco). The Shure SE210s are $150 and the SE310s are $250. Don't know if this is in your price range because these are a bit higher end than the ones 4DThinker suggested.

    I personally think the V-Moda's, while having the poorest sound quality (they distort the music a bit and are a bit too bass heavy in my opinion), are a good choice if your workout involves lots of movement (most aerobic excercises, running, biking, etc). If your workout is slower, go for the Shures over the Bose. So far, the Shures have been much more durable (had them for 3 months, no problems, and the Bose had to be replaced 6 times in 2 years), and sound WAY better. If you are looking between the SE110s and the Bose, however, I would take the Bose because they are superior in sound quality at that price range, although some may disagree with me on that one. I found my sweet spot with the Shure SE210s, and they have gone for long walks, bike rides, and shooting hockey pucks with minimal falling out.
  7. blurredline macrumors 6502


    Feb 22, 2007
    Fort McMurray, AB
    I use the Shure SE110's for the gym and running. SE210's for everything else.

    The SE110's don't pop out for me once they mold to the inside of my ear with the foam tips that come with them. They block out most of the annoying gym roid freaks where I live who love to talk about how they can benchpress the "3 bitches" they have wrapped around their finger, etc, etc. Sorry, couldn't help that vent. But yeah, the SE110's are great for me, don't pop out, block out a lot of noise and sound great!
  8. Darkroom Guest


    Dec 15, 2006
    Montréal, Canada
    yeah, gym-culture is the main reason i don't goto the gym anymore...

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