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I love these:
... Cost is not $7 at the stores - more like $10. But they are cheap, and as long as you don't get the damp/wet they last pretty long (over a year).
I love these:
They come in dark blue, green, dark orange, white, black..maybe a couple others, and can be found at Target, Long's Drugs, Fry's electronics. Cost is not $7 at the stores - more like $10. But they are cheap, and as long as you don't get the damp/wet they last pretty long (over a year).
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Interval Junkie --Nobby
I've gone through about 15 different El-cheapo headphones over the years. I generally pay no more than $10 to $15 per set because I know they are going to break . . . usually because I sweat a lot during the summer. A "Good" set lasts 6months. I think I've only seen about 2 of those; their prices then rose past my mark.
Well, I've finally found a $10 set that has worked for about a year before giving up. To me, that makes it Excellent.
These are wired. Traditional jacks. And, important for me, with hooks over my ears [I don't possess that genetic super-power that keeps earbuds in your ear . . . even if I'm sitting perfectly still, much less bouncing down a path].
Here they are:
I've ordered 8 pairs.
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Cylo Endurance wired earphones, $6 at Marshall's or $13 on Amazon. They also come in a wireless version.
I've had these for over a year, over 1500 miles. I know good quality sound, and these are great for their price; actually they would be great for $50. The thin ear loop holds them on if they should slip out of your ear, and doesn't interfere with sun-glass temples unlike those massive hard plastic ear loops. I like the siicone earbud style rather than the Yurbuds style that are supposed to fit in your ear; those always hurt after a while. I haven't had any of those ear pains with these, even on 3+ hour runs. The ear loop also makes it easy to run the cord down your back to a pocket if you want rather than across your chest.
I've had bad luck with cheap headphones before, with tinny sound or failed wiring after a while, but these are so good that I bought another two pair to wait in the wings for when they eventually fail or get damaged. I cannot justify spending more than $10-20 on running headphones because I know through experience that they will get damaged by sweat or a tree limb or something, or the cat will find them and chew on the cord. It's not worth it to spend extra $$$ on a hyped "name brand" set of headphones for running. For sitting at home listening to music yes, but not for working out.
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i've been very happy with a different strategy: buy more expensive earbuds that carry a really long warranty period. My RHA MA750 earbuds run a little over a hundred dollars, but the have honored their 3 year warranty several times for me in that period, and i got replacements earbuds when the cord frayed. I think i've got maybe three pairs in that time under the initial warranty. All i had to pay was shipping one way. But for me, the most important selling point is that they sound really good.
Quick search shows that they are now under a hundred on Amazon (Prime): https://www.amazon.com/RHA-MA750-Isolating-Premium-Headphone/dp/B00ELAM8LE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1512847366&sr=8-1&keywords=rha+ma750
As other have, I have cycled through many brands. I have it down to two.
My regular cheap pair that I use regularly are these: AYL Headphones
I have had 3 AYL's in the almost 3 years of running. I like decent sound, and I have found AYL to be very good in that regard. I play music pretty loud, so I can still catch outside noise, but although not active noise cancellation the buds do block a good portion of the environment. I generally run from two locations (house or work) and am very familiar with my surroundings.
When I travel, and on occasion with my regular runs, I use these: IQBuds
I ordered these a year before they were sold (crowdfunding) and paid half price. I have problems hearing in crowded places and wanted to try something that isn't a hearing aid and costs thousands of dollars. For that purpose these work quite well. They also serve as a Bluetooth headset for phone and music. They have really good music quality, and I have the option to turn on or off the world, meaning if I'm running in a city I can turn on the world and hear my music and the world. If I'm in a quieter setting or around home I can turn off the world and they work like the AYL's. And these have no wires, and do not fall out.