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Best Earbuds for running (Read 6398 times)

    I have the Sennheiser PMX70's and love them, I tried lots of different styles (over the ear, clip on the ear, various buds, nike ones similar) but nothing even compares to these. It did take a few runs before I got use to them, but they work great. Even during longer runs, over an hour, no problems. I'm going to buy another pair and try a pair of their MX75's, because my wife tried mine and wasn't sure so I figure I can get two for her to try and the extra one will be a back-up. I also where them when I'm biking, both mountain and road, and works great for that too. Only thing doesn't work too well for is when I'm lifting and I have my head against something, i.e. benching.

    2012 Goals 
    1000 Logged Miles
    5K under 20:30

    8K under 35:00

    10K under 43:00

    10Mi under 1:15:00

    Half Marathon under 1:40:00

    Complete 1st Marathon


    PR
    5K 20:32.80 (4/14/2012)
    8K 34:40.96 (3/18/2012)

    10K 44:49.19 (6/5/2010)

    1/2 Marathon 1:40:21.09 (3/24/2012)

    Running Equipment: Garmin Forerunner 305, Brooks Launch (2nd Pair, 3rd Pair, 4th Pair, 5th Pair & 6th Pair), Brooks Green Silence, Saucony Kinvara, Sennheiser PMX80 Headphones, iPod Nano

    Crosstraining Equipment: 2001 Trek 8000 Hardtail Mountain Bike, 2008 Trek 1.5 Road Bike, Kayak


    Blondie

      Never tried them, but they look interesting:

       

      Yurbuds

       

       

      xor


        Those make my ears itch just looking at them.

         

        They also look like miniature neti pots.  (you are warned before you image google 'neti pot' that the image, while totally sfw, may make you say "yikes")

         

        HoosierDaddy



          Jazz hands!

            Sennheiser MX 75 or 85 would be my recommendation.

             

            Ooh, those lock and won't mess with my weird piercings. Sold!

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              Ooh, those lock and won't mess with my weird piercings. Sold!

               Where the hell are you wearing them? They're supposed to go in your ears!! 

              Janie, today I quit my job. And then I told my boss to go f*** himself, and then I blackmailed him for almost sixty thousand dollars. Pass the asparagus.


              i sacrificed the gift

                anyone tried the JayBird Freedom buds? saw an ad for them in a tri mag. curious.

                 

                 

                 

                Friend of mine has these and loves em.  Too rich for my blood though.  That and you have to have a bluetooth device to go with them.  When I go running, I leave my iphone at home and bring a small Sansa clip, and switching to the jaybirds would require I bring my iPhone instead -- which makes them a little less of an upgrade.

                 

                I just use isobuds over plain earbud headphones, and they never give me a problem.

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                Over 70 Degrees: Dougfish Head 60 Minute IPA
                  I have had really good luck with these:  http://www.amazon.com/Sony-MDR-W08L-Vertical-In-The-Ear-Headphones/dp/B00005N6KG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1266602451&sr=8-1


                  They don't move around at all and you don't have to jam them too far in.  They are even comfy under your winter hat still.

                  tippboy


                  tippboy

                    I recently got the Sennheiser PMX-80 behind-the-neck headphones and love them, Never fall out, nice sound. Rinse under the tap.
                      I recently got the Sennheiser PMX-80 behind-the-neck headphones and love them, Never fall out, nice sound. Rinse under the tap.

                       Thanks, man. These are great.

                      "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus

                        A slightly off topic question.

                         

                        I run with an ipod shuffle which has the controls built into the headphone cord.

                        After just a few runs, the player started bugging out while running, as if I was randomly pressing the controls.

                        I assume it is due to sweat from my neck seeping into the controls (I sweat like Patrick Ewing) as it seems to get progressively worse during a run.

                        If I run with the shuffle using a "regular" pair of headphones I don't have the problem, but also can't control the volume or song selection.

                        Anyone know of a solution to this?

                          A slightly off topic question.

                           

                          I run with an ipod shuffle which has the controls built into the headphone cord.

                          After just a few runs, the player started bugging out while running, as if I was randomly pressing the controls.

                          I assume it is due to sweat from my neck seeping into the controls (I sweat like Patrick Ewing) as it seems to get progressively worse during a run.

                          If I run with the shuffle using a "regular" pair of headphones I don't have the problem, but also can't control the volume or song selection.

                          Anyone know of a solution to this?

                           

                          This was just a serious design flaw on the new shuffles, in my opinion. I still have my square 2nd gen shuffle with the clip and controls on it. I've never once thought that it needed to be even smaller. I guess Apple thought they could make the device prettier if they removed all the actual functionality from it. You can pick up a 2nd gen on ebay for probably close to the cost of replacement Apple headphones for the new one.

                             

                            This was just a serious design flaw on the new shuffles, in my opinion. I still have my square 2nd gen shuffle with the clip and controls on it. I've never once thought that it needed to be even smaller. I guess Apple thought they could make the device prettier if they removed all the actual functionality from it. You can pick up a 2nd gen on ebay for probably close to the cost of replacement Apple headphones for the new one.

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                            2013 Goals
                            1) Break 1:50 in a HM (PR 1:52:19)
                            2) Break 4:00 in a Marathon (PR 4:20:39)

                               

                              You can pick up a 2nd gen on ebay for probably close to the cost of replacement Apple headphones for the new one.

                               Arg!


                              Needs more cowbell!

                                 

                                This was just a serious design flaw on the new shuffles, in my opinion. I still have my square 2nd gen shuffle with the clip and controls on it. I've never once thought that it needed to be even smaller. I guess Apple thought they could make the device prettier if they removed all the actual functionality from it. You can pick up a 2nd gen on ebay for probably close to the cost of replacement Apple headphones for the new one.

                                 

                                I love my first 2nd gen. Shuffle so much that I bought a second one to avoid ever having to buy a 3rd gen. one.  I'm hoping Apple regains their sanity in designing the 4th gen. model...

                                Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"

                                '14 Goals:

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

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

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