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y'all, I need new headphones (Read 2367 times)


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    Yep. Right now I'm jamming to the Sennheiser MX75's or some such, and I know around here they're pretty much regarded as the second coming but I kind of hate them. On the upside, I've had them for 2 years and they're not broken yet, but on the downside, one side usually fills up with sweat within 3 miles, so I have to stop and dry everything out, and if I'm sweating a lot (like, if it's August in Southern California or something) I sweat them right out and have to spend the run adjusting. I've tried all the different sizes of doodads and everything, I think they're just not the headphones for me.

     

    So, does anyone know of great, super sweat-proof headphones that maybe wrap around my ear, that let ambient noise (such as cars) through?

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      Yurbuds. They stay in my ears and let in ambient noise.
      Julia1971


        They don't wrap around the ears, but I've been using the Scosche IDR305s for a while now.  I won't say they're sweat proof, because I have had to junk a couple.  But, I've found them pretty sweat resistent as compared to similarly priced brands.  And, I sweat quite a bit myself.  My local Apple store stopped carrying them, though, so I bought the Sennheiser and Yurbuds to try out.

         

        Edited to fix the link.  I had linked to one with a "remote control" and I'm pretty sure that's not the one I have.  It's probably one of the other two models.

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          I use the Sennheiser PMX80. I've had them a little over a year and no problems so far. They're very comfortable and don't block any outside sound.

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            +1 on the Yurbuds (basic earbud covers). And they're made in America so that's an added bonus!

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              I had the same problem, never took very long to sweat them out.  I don't know the brand, just have the over the ear earbuds that Walmart was selling for about $8.  I assume that they don't sound as good as Sennheiser, but sound quality on my runs is not very important to me. 

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                Bose makes a great pair of in ear headphones albeit pricey. They have a design that never slip, or get wet, and. Have used them for as much as 3 hours at a time. The issue is that they are about $120 I can't remember the model because last week I was stupid enough to leave mine on the plane. But I will reorder

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                  I've sweated through quite a few pairs. These cheap ones from Phillips seem to be holding up better than any I've tried before.

                   

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                    I use the Sennheiser PMX80. I've had them a little over a year and no problems so far. They're very comfortable and don't block any outside sound.

                     

                    +1 on PMX80 or PMX70.  PMX680 are annoying because they have a big dangling volume control that is extremely annoying while running.

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                      I use the Sennheiser PMX80. I've had them a little over a year and no problems so far. They're very comfortable and don't block any outside sound.

                       Yep!  Me too.  I like them.  The only issue I have is when I sweat too much and the jostling around they do in my ear creates a suctiony / plunger type effect.  That really didn't make any sense I know. 

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                         Yep!  Me too.  I like them.  The only issue I have is when I sweat too much and the jostling around they do in my ear creates a suctiony / plunger type effect.  That really didn't make any sense I know. 

                         

                         Made perfect sense to me. I have the exact same ones, and they do that exact same thing. Other than that I do like them.

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                          After hearing all about Yurbuds on RunningAhead over and over again, I had to finally give in and try a pair. Today was my first day of wearing them and I was really impressed. They didn't move at all. They were comfortable, secure, and the sound was much better than I expected. I also liked that I could still hear some outside noise (cars, etc.) but didn't feel at all like that was compromising the quality of the sound. Good stuff. 

                           

                          MTA: I'm going to somewhat correct my thing on above. I still like my old wrap arounds (but not with the earbuds) better because I only have a wire hanging off one side of my head. I don't like wires from both sides.

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                           

                          Julia1971


                            I gave up on the Sennheiser after the first wear.  They kept falling out.  The Yurbuds fit better, but the left ear falls out after a good sweat.  So, I think I'll do the quarter thing and get them customized.  I feel like the sound is muffled a bit, though, but for running I don't need good sound quality.

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                              I've gone through two pair of the Sennheisers now... and I think I will try something else now that pair #2 is starting to short out.  They've been ok, but they are supremely spendy.  I guess I'll find out if I get what I pay for.

                               

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