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Headphone Recommendations (Read 1274 times)

Al1


    I've used the Nike HJ020 Flight Sport headphones (behind the ear) for the last few years with good success with the exception that they don't last very long. I have owned at least 6 pairs in 3 years. For whatever reason, the right channel goes bad fairly quickly. On the other hand, my last pair lasted about a year until the right channel just went out again. Because of this, I'm searching for a recommendation on another style. I feel like I'm being drawn back to the Nike's because they are so comfortable while running. Best Buy use to carry these headphones but apparently doesn't anymore. Target carries a similar pair, but they are white. I like the black ones. Anyone have any good advise on a pair of headphones that will last more than a year that are comfortable to wear while running?


    Needs more cowbell!

      I LOVE my Sennheiser MX-75s: Sweat-proof, nice sound, comfy, plenty of ambient noise gets through so that you can still hear cars, people, dogs, etc. Mine are a year old and still work wonderfully. k

      Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

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      • 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1

      • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)


      Beatin' on the Rock

        I love the KOSS headphones I got for my daughter; the sound quality is sooo much better than my old Nike - I had a pair that came with my CD player. I plan to get a pair for myself asap! Check it out here: http://www.koss.com/koss/kossweb.nsf/p?openform&bc
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          I love these: http://www.monitoroutlet.com/product/10568.html 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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          Running safely

            I love these: http://www.monitoroutlet.com/product/10568.html ... 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 have been running with those Sony's for a year and a half. The sound is pretty good and they stay on well for me. I am on my third pair. I think I sweat too much for them. But that will probably be a problem with most phones. I am scared to spend $30+ on a set of phones that I am going to kill in 6 months. I find them locally (Mexico) for about $13.


            Dave

              I love these: http://www.monitoroutlet.com/product/10568.html 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).
              I'll put in another plug for the cheap Sony's. They stay in my ears nicely and they're light enough that you don't even feel them mostly. I've got a cord clip from another pair that I use and move from pair to pair. I'm on my second in about 3 years. Bought one for my wife to work out with also. Cheap is good on headphones that you run in. As you've found out, they tend to go pretty quickly. I've got a pair of Shure that I commute in that have serious sound quality. Wouldn't want to run in them though.
              I ran a mile and I liked it, liked it, liked it.

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                I agree with zoom but I use these instead of the in-ear http://www.sennheiserusa.com/newsite/productdetail.asp?transid=500504 They work great and I have not had any problems with them at all
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                -run more miles than 2008

                -build base to train for 2010 Rome Marathon