Favourite headphones for running with?

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04/09/2003 at 23:00
Have just invested in a dinky wee MP3 player, which came with the standard mini earphones. Has anyone bought any of the so-called sports earphones? Can anyone recommend earphones that won`t fall out/off while running?
04/09/2003 at 23:22
Take a look at these:

http://www.comet.co.uk/comet/html/cache/313_273661.html
cougie    pirate
05/09/2003 at 00:30
http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10001&langId=-1&catalogId=1001&productId=60848

I use these - Philips In-Ear Headphones SBCHS310. Brilliant. Even survived a trip in the washing machine. Ooops !
apb
05/09/2003 at 08:08
I agree with Cougie - they are just the job for running. I find that I need to replace them every 6-12m. I think my sweaty ears damage the speakers.
05/09/2003 at 08:41
Thanks, guys, I`ll check these out. Still worshipping my MP3 player - so small, so light, so gadgety! My running has got to improve now, right? hehe
05/09/2003 at 09:31
I tape the little ones into my ears with the micropore tape. looks a bit odd, but does the job.
cougie    pirate
05/09/2003 at 09:46
MP3 is the best. I used to run with a lil radio, but was always annoyed that nowt was on I wanted to listen to. So now I can just record my fave cd's or radio shows (off the beeb) and take them with me whenever I want.

Technology eh ?

APB - they do corrode, but mine was after a good year of use. Pretty hostile environment they work in eh ?
12/09/2003 at 04:52
Hi, I've tried several different types and the ones that I've found most comfortable are the Sony pair I got from Amazon. Here's the link. http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00008XYJL/ref=sr_aps_electronics_1_2/026-3079800-8803665
They're £25 but well worth it in my opinion.
Cheers, J.
28/05/2008 at 10:59

Does anyone have any upto date advice on this?

I've been looking at these Sennheiser headphones for sport that seem designed for running and active sports.  Does anyone have any experience with them? Do they stay in your ear OK?

Alternatively I've been looking at pair of regular in ear headphones.  Although I'm a bit worried that they are going to isolate me from external noises too much and I won't hear cars, bikes, etc.  I run on the street on the way to the park.

28/05/2008 at 11:12

I use the Sennheiser PMX70 Neckband Sport Headphones and they are great, they just do not fall off. I have done long runs in them, sprints in them, and leapy jumpy kung fu kicks in them and they stay put.  Also because they are Sennheiser it means they have good sound quality. I got mine for about £18 from Amazon.

The only downside is the back bit can knock against your collar or hood. If you are wearing something with a collar or hood that is. And I am not sure how it would work if you wanted to wear a hat but I don’t so it doesn’t matter to me.   

28/05/2008 at 11:29

Thanks for the advice! It's good to hear the Sennheiser headphones stay on your head when you're running.

I'm not sure that ear bud style headphones can been that good for sound quality compared with decent pair of ear canal headphones.  I've tried a friend's pair of Ultimate Ears Super.fi 5 Pro's in ear sound isolating headphones and they sound incredible compared with the cheaper Sennheiser earphones, e.g. CX300, CX500, etc.  I guess they do cost at least double that of a pair of CX500's though!

Edited: 28/05/2008 at 11:31
28/05/2008 at 12:37
I agree with TFMR. I use Sennheiser PMX70  and they are great. They never fall out of your ears!
28/05/2008 at 12:38
I use these:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-Nike-SBC-HJ-080-Headphones/dp/B0002SPD84

which are out of stock at Amazon - bought mine in the Apple store. They're fab! I have oddly shaped ears (apparently) as in-ear buds just don't stay on, but these don't ever shift when I'm runing, they feel v secure and adjust really well.
x
28/05/2008 at 13:03

PMX70 all the way andy...they're great

Never come out despite hilly runs, fast runs, slow runs, rain, wearing baseball caps, etc.

Sound quality brilliant and you'll soon spot all the runners wearing them at races. The only negative aspect is the lead. it's too long and I end up tucking it down behind my ipod.

Apart from that, perfect.

Got mine from amazon too.

28/05/2008 at 15:20
I've got some of the Sennheiser neckbands and they are great...no more fumbling to keep ear phones in ear during sweaty runs. they just do not move
28/05/2008 at 21:25
can you wear headphones in a race or not
30/05/2008 at 00:31

I have some Sennheiser PMX70 Sport headphones but the right one always hurts my ear inside, like maybe it's too big for my ear. So annoying because the left earphone is nice and comfortable.

I've been looking here: www.iheadphones.co.uk/sport

Edited: 30/05/2008 at 00:32
30/05/2008 at 02:13

I was looking at iHeadphones, but after reading some reviews of their service I thought it better not to shop with them.  See the following links:

http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=689390

http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f11/iheadphones-nusystems-crooks-avoid-250688/

30/05/2008 at 10:41
I use Koss P9 headphones, which are very comfortable.  You can almost forget you're wearing them.
08/07/2009 at 15:07

If they had an award for best running earphone it would go to the Soundwise s6. Hands down or should that be hands free. You can get on amazon. They alow you to try risk free for 14 days. Although I think they should fit everyone and there is no question they sound good. Soundwise also do another earphone called the s1 but it does not look too great.

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