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Old 12-28-2011, 08:58 AM   #1
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Default Best headphones/earbuds for running and working out??

I'm looking to get some sport headphones or earbuds, no preference, that will be great for running and working out. That means they must be sweat-proof or waterproof and be able to stay on or in your ear while working out. I searched the threads here and found some that were almost 3 or 4 years old and I know there has to be new technology since then. Anyways, I want to stay below the $75 range. I've looked on Amazon and Best Buy through reviews and I can't find anything that stands out. I saw Sennheiser makes pretty good ones but can't pinpoint the best. Any opinions on this would be awesome.
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:07 AM   #2
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I would suggest going with Bluetooth if you're considering using your smartphone. Amazon has a some good Bluetooth headsets for a good price. No wires is a win.
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:53 AM   #3
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MeElectronics M9 earphones.

Braided cable
Bass (
Comes with like 4 diff rubber ear bud tips for diff ear sizes.
13.99 at Tiger Direct ( in FL at least or at their site)

Best earbuds I have ever used, no cable noise, I use em to work out, bike, and even sleep!

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been a big fan of skullcandy ear buds they stay in my ears when lifting or running
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:26 AM   #5
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been a big fan of skullcandy ear buds they stay in my ears when lifting or running
Mehhh Tried those, threw em right out as soon as I got the M9s
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I use these:
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Philips-Sp...hones/17757467
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I have the power beats and they are great, but they are in the $150 range.
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Got the Bose IE2's. They are pretty decent for running. I also have the Drebeats Tour for lifting. I should've got the Power Beats though.
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I use MEElectronics M6 Sports In-Ear Headphones:

http://www.macmall.com/p/MEElectroni...05~pdp.giefegj

$12.99 and have been my best set of "active" earbuds yet.
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Thanks for the replies. In terms of bluetooth, I'd be connecting it to an Ipod nano so I would probably need a receiver which would be extra money. I'm all for cheap, quality headphones that stay in your ear so I'll check out those M6 and M9s and see if there are any reviews out there.
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Got the Bose IE2's. They are pretty decent for running. I also have the Drebeats Tour for lifting. I should've got the Power Beats though.
THIS, buy these or the older version...easily the best buds money can buy. Complete noise isolation
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Old 12-28-2011, 03:29 PM   #12
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you do not want bluetooth and that **** audio quality...not to mention how much you'll need to replace those batteries...tuck the bose wire and route it through your shirt, that's what i do
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When being active, you should just look into cheaper earphones with noise isolation (not noise cancelling) that's around $50. That will get you pretty decent quality without spending too much on something you'll be wearing out at a faster rate. Plus, when you're being active, sound quality shouldn't be a priority since you won't hear all the different sounds from your movements anyway. Look for comfort, tangle-free cords, and decent sound quality (not in any order).

I've had good experience with Klipsch, Sennheiser, and Ultimate Ears, all of which offer something in the $50-100 range (which you then can search eBay or Amazon for better pricing).
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you do not want bluetooth and that **** audio quality...not to mention how much you'll need to replace those batteries...tuck the bose wire and route it through your shirt, that's what i do
Not too sure how much experience you have with this, but most Bluetooth headphones made for use with portable media players do not use replaceable batteries. They charge off of USB. The charge typically lasts over 5 hours with 8 not being unheard of.

Also, the sound quality is fine- more than sufficient for compressed mp3s at the gym.

Just clearing up some misconceptions.
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for regular headphone options i use these when i run, i dont have to worry about they slipping out when active, the sound is good too:

Sony MDRPQ4

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDRPQ4-BL...d_bxgy_e_img_b
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I like the sony ones that go around your ear like the shape of a bean. Never fall off even when i'm pour sweat. I never have good luck with buds they always fall out.
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Not too sure how much experience you have with this, but most Bluetooth headphones made for use with portable media players do not use replaceable batteries. They charge off of USB. The charge typically lasts over 5 hours with 8 not being unheard of.

Also, the sound quality is fine- more than sufficient for compressed mp3s at the gym.

Just clearing up some misconceptions.
either way if you work out frequently you do not want anything with a battery..and in no way is any wireless signal better than bose quality, i've had them all
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If you've had them all, then I'd have expected you to not recommend Bose. They're expensive due to the name but the quality doesn't justify their pricing. They're decent in sound quality, though.
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I've always used skull candy but they never ever stayed in my ears when I ran. Then I came across the skull candy fix's and decided to give em a shot. They work exactly like they should...haven't had an issue with them falling out since....cross training or anything
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either way if you work out frequently you do not want anything with a battery..and in no way is any wireless signal better than bose quality, i've had them all
I hope your mp3 player is solar powered.

As far as the Bose comment, you win. I can't compete.
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