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wazu
03-07-2010, 11:57 AM
This winter I have become addicted to having music on while I run. I have an iPod, but no headphones that hold up to running. One thing I don't like are headphones that plug in like earplugs.

Anybody have headphones they particularly love? How do you tote your iPod while running? Thanks for any help.

Der Flöprer
03-07-2010, 12:03 PM
This winter I have become addicted to having music on while I run. I have an iPod, but no headphones that hold up to running. One thing I don't like are headphones that plug in like earplugs.

Anybody have headphones they particularly love? How do you tote your iPod while running? Thanks for any help.

I go bluetooth and keep my phone in my pocket. My Soyo Freestylers come with a bluetooth adapter in case your device isn't already bluetooth. They run about $80-100 but you can find them at frys and on ebay brand new for around $25.

I literally wore my first pair for 18 months and sweated into them so bad that the connectors had rust from all the sweat around them. They held up for that long. To give you an idea of the amount of sweat, it was about 130lbs of fat that I lost. They just kept ticking, long past when I expected them to die. I can't recommend them highly enough.

http://s3.amazonaws.com/wootsaleimages/Soyo_Freestyler_Bluetooth_Stereo_Headset_with_Transmitter_Comboo00Detail.jpg

Der Flöprer
03-07-2010, 12:23 PM
I would jump on this buy it now price in a heartbeat if I didn't already have a couple of extra pairs.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Soyo-FreeStyler-HS11-Bluetooth-Stereo-Headphone-Mic_W0QQitemZ230446203241QQcmdZViewItemQQptZBluetooth_Wireless_Products?hash=item35a7aa0169

wazu
03-07-2010, 12:31 PM
I would jump on this buy it now price in a heartbeat if I didn't already have a couple of extra pairs.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Soyo-FreeStyler-HS11-Bluetooth-Stereo-Headphone-Mic_W0QQitemZ230446203241QQcmdZViewItemQQptZBluetooth_Wireless_Products?hash=item35a7aa0169

Nice. Thanks for the recommendation. So just to be clear, since this includes a "TX10 Bluetooth Stereo Transmitter" I would be able to plug my iPod Nano into that and use the Bluetooth?

Der Flöprer
03-07-2010, 12:34 PM
Nice. Thanks for the recommendation. So just to be clear, since this includes a "TX10 Bluetooth Stereo Transmitter" I would be able to plug my iPod Nano into that and use the Bluetooth?

I used them on a 30gb Zune that didn't have bluetooth just to see if that transmitter worked. I had no problems at all. It really shouldn't be an issue, but I don't know about your IPod for sure.

I use mine on my phone which I store my music on.

The Bad Guy
03-07-2010, 12:36 PM
I have an armstrap, but I use the earbuds like ear plugs.

Isn't there a quality loss with bluetooth like that?

Der Flöprer
03-07-2010, 12:37 PM
I have an armstrap, but I use the earbuds like ear plugs.

Isn't there a quality loss with bluetooth like that?

Not in my experience at all. These Soyo headphones are as nice as any pair I've ever owned. The clarity and volume levels are top notch IMO.

Disclaimer: Mr. Flopnuts is NOT an audiophile. Your experiences may vary. :)

Deberg_1990
03-07-2010, 12:39 PM
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patteeu
03-07-2010, 12:49 PM
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Silock
03-07-2010, 12:51 PM
I use an arm strap for the iPod, but then, I have a Nano. It's small, so it's not a big deal. As far as headphones, I've tried many different styles, but none compare to the bargain bin headphones for running/exercising.

These are what I use:
http://www.consumer.philips.com/c/headphones/shs390_97/prd/in/

Plenty of bass and good range, but it doesn't block out ambient noise that you need to be alert to, like bikes passing you, or god forbid, car horns. You can also hear the cars coming.

Buehler445
03-07-2010, 02:39 PM
I go bluetooth and keep my phone in my pocket. My Soyo Freestylers come with a bluetooth adapter in case your device isn't already bluetooth. They run about $80-100 but you can find them at frys and on ebay brand new for around $25.

I literally wore my first pair for 18 months and sweated into them so bad that the connectors had rust from all the sweat around them. They held up for that long. To give you an idea of the amount of sweat, it was about 130lbs of fat that I lost. They just kept ticking, long past when I expected them to die. I can't recommend them highly enough.

http://s3.amazonaws.com/wootsaleimages/Soyo_Freestyler_Bluetooth_Stereo_Headset_with_Transmitter_Comboo00Detail.jpg

You lost 130 lbs? :clap: That's amaziing dude. Congratulations.
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Der Flöprer
03-07-2010, 02:41 PM
You lost 130 lbs? :clap: That's amaziing dude. Congratulations.
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Thanks buddy. Only another 100 to go. :eek:

Fruit Ninja
03-07-2010, 03:01 PM
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826159155&cm_re=Sony_headphone-_-26-159-155-_-Product

i use these when i hit my punching bag and they never have fallen off my head. I go for about 20-30 min session on the heavy bag, and like i said, they never once came off.

Buehler445
03-07-2010, 03:02 PM
Thanks buddy. Only another 100 to go. :eek:

You're the man. Keep up the good work.
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wazu
03-07-2010, 03:42 PM
I use an arm strap for the iPod, but then, I have a Nano. It's small, so it's not a big deal. As far as headphones, I've tried many different styles, but none compare to the bargain bin headphones for running/exercising.

These are what I use:
http://www.consumer.philips.com/c/headphones/shs390_97/prd/in/

Plenty of bass and good range, but it doesn't block out ambient noise that you need to be alert to, like bikes passing you, or god forbid, car horns. You can also hear the cars coming.

Thanks. Thinking the armband makes most sense for me as well since mine is also a Nano.

wazu
03-07-2010, 03:43 PM
Thanks buddy. Only another 100 to go. :eek:

Good luck, sounds like you've found your groove.

Miles
03-07-2010, 04:33 PM
When you say earplug style are you referring to the traditional earbuds that come with the ipod?

I use these for jogging with my nano and they work great:

http://in.creative.com/products/product.asp?category=437&subcategory=861&product=11397

I just run the wire down the inside of my shirt and put the nano in one of my front pockets. The nano is small/light enough that I don't notice it in my pocket at all.

wazu
03-07-2010, 05:15 PM
When you say earplug style are you referring to the traditional earbuds that come with the ipod?

I use these for jogging with my nano and they work great:

http://in.creative.com/products/product.asp?category=437&subcategory=861&product=11397

I just run the wire down the inside of my shirt and put the nano in one of my front pockets. The nano is small/light enough that I don't notice it in my pocket at all.

Yeah, pretty anything that I have to plug into my earhole, I don't like. I just think it feels weird and usually find it difficult getting them to fit just right.

Rain Man
03-07-2010, 05:24 PM
I just have the basic ipod earphones. They work fine except the cord occasionally gets caught in my hand, which is annoying.

I've used them for about two years, but I think they're dying. Sometimes I get sound in both earphones, and most of the time it's in one or the other but not both.

Der Flöprer
03-07-2010, 05:37 PM
I just have the basic ipod earphones. They work fine except the cord occasionally gets caught in my hand, which is annoying.

I've used them for about two years, but I think they're dying. Sometimes I get sound in both earphones, and most of the time it's in one or the other but not both.

They're definitely shorting out. The Ipod headphones were my favorite corded headphones ever. They fit perfectly in my ear (which is the only time that's happened with earbuds) and they put out a great level of sound.

Buehler445
03-07-2010, 08:39 PM
I just have the basic ipod earphones. They work fine except the cord occasionally gets caught in my hand, which is annoying.

I've used them for about two years, but I think they're dying. Sometimes I get sound in both earphones, and most of the time it's in one or the other but not both.

They're shorting out. If you weren't such a sweaty manly man, all would be good. :D

As for your cord deal, I assume you have the ipod in your pocket? Just run the cord down your back and hang the earbuds over your shoulder before you put your shirt on. That will keep them out of the way.

Silock
03-07-2010, 09:08 PM
Yeah, pretty anything that I have to plug into my earhole, I don't like. I just think it feels weird and usually find it difficult getting them to fit just right.

Same here. The in-ear headphones are fine when I'm not moving around, but they always fall out when I exercise. That's why I like the ones I posted. They're super-lightweight and stay in place.

patteeu
03-07-2010, 09:10 PM
I just have the basic ipod earphones. They work fine except the cord occasionally gets caught in my hand, which is annoying.

I've used them for about two years, but I think they're dying. Sometimes I get sound in both earphones, and most of the time it's in one or the other but not both.

The basic ipod earphones hurt my ears after 15 or 20 minutes of wearing them. I found some cheap JVC earbuds that feel so comfortable that I frequently sleep with them in my ears.

http://images.bestbuy.com/BestBuy_US/images/products/9244/9244828_sb.jpg (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/JVC+-+Marshmallow+Earbud+Headphones+for+Most+Apple%26%23174%3B+iPod%26%23174%3B+and+iPhone+Models+-+Black/9244828.p?skuId=9244828&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=9244828&ref=06&loc=01&id=1218071976476)

Buehler445
03-07-2010, 09:16 PM
http://di1.shopping.com/images1/pi/21/ef/00/22164343-110x110-0-0_Philips+PHILIPS+MAGNAVOX+HE+591+Philips+Surround+S.jpg

I have these. I don't run much, so I can't attest to that aspect, but they are highly superior to traditional earbuds. That rubber end makes all the difference in the world as far as hurting your ears.

Miles
03-07-2010, 09:34 PM
The basic ipod earphones hurt my ears after 15 or 20 minutes of wearing them. I found some cheap JVC earbuds that feel so comfortable that I frequently sleep with them in my ears.

http://images.bestbuy.com/BestBuy_US/images/products/9244/9244828_sb.jpg (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/JVC+-+Marshmallow+Earbud+Headphones+for+Most+Apple%26%23174%3B+iPod%26%23174%3B+and+iPhone+Models+-+Black/9244828.p?skuId=9244828&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=9244828&ref=06&loc=01&id=1218071976476)

I have heard JVC Marshmellows are pretty damn good for their price.

vailpass
03-08-2010, 05:33 PM
Just started using these but so far they are great. No cords, very good sound, stays put while you are running.

Motorola - S9HD Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Headphones - Black
Model: 89307N | SKU: 9013881

Buck
03-08-2010, 06:44 PM
I have these.

They cost $18.99 now, but were $12 when I got them.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001GS8FZC/ref=oss_product

Check the different color options. You can get white for $13. They are so comfortable and fit snug. Also they come with 3 different sets of the rubber part that goes in your ear in case you have a bigger earhole or smaller than the nomral size.

wazu
03-08-2010, 09:36 PM
Thanks to everybody who chimed in. I love this web site.