Which earphones do you recommend for a very sweaty workout?

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    Apr 01, 2012 1:25 PM GMT
    I've been using those white apple earphones. They are quite good, but only for non-sweaty activities.

    When I run outside in the summer and sweat like crazy, those earphones really take a beating and then get soaked in sweat and stop working properly permanently after a very short amount of time.

    I'm starting to think I need to invest in earphones that can take a beating and some sweat. What do you recommend? Thanks icon_smile.gif

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    Apr 01, 2012 2:22 PM GMT
    I bought these two days ago:

    http://www.amazon.com/Etymotic-Research-Isolating-In-Ear-Earphones/dp/B003S3RFIQ/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1332961997&sr=8-2

    I've heard nothing but positive comments about Etymotic. It has excellent noise isolation which is great to block all the shitty music in the gym. There's a protective case built around the earbud to give them so much needed durability and sound-wise i've heard it's among the best in this price category. Someone described them as an ingeniously amplified earplug icon_biggrin.gif

    They arrive on wednesday, so ill you know what I think of them.icon_wink.gif
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    Apr 01, 2012 3:01 PM GMT
    http://www.earphonesolutions.com/we3newtrdrea.html

    I use these. I love Westone earbuds. They are great quality and last a very long time. I bought a pair when and lasted almost 5 years. Only bought new ones because I lost them icon_sad.gif
    The price is scary at first, but I know people who buy $20-30 earbuds that last about 2-3 months...
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    Apr 01, 2012 3:10 PM GMT
    I just put mine in, and staple the chord to my neck and ear. Feels good man.


    EDIT**

    For real though.. To piggy back on what Truppenstrum said. I have just regular ass earbuds. Though! ... I play music and use the Etymotic ear PLUGS to protect my ears, and they are by far the best plugs I've used, yet. I imagine they'd make for some great headphones.
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    Apr 01, 2012 3:16 PM GMT
    http://www.amazon.com/Klipsch-IMAGE-S4-Noise-Isolating-Headphones/dp/B001V9LPT4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333292991&sr=8-1

    Not sure if it's within your prize range, but I have these for both running and working out. I bought them when they were on sale for $40ish, and they're the best pair of earbuds by far. They sound amazing, better than those over-hyped beats ear buds in my opinion. They're good for sound isolation, with music on you can't hear most outside noise at all. The fit's really comfortable too, kinda helps block out the sweat from getting into my ears.
    Watch for fake products when you're buying these though, and get from an authorized dealer just so warranty can cover for any damage along the way. Hope that helps icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 01, 2012 3:47 PM GMT
    simple_collision saidhttp://www.earphonesolutions.com/we3newtrdrea.html

    I use these. I love Westone earbuds. They are great quality and last a very long time. I bought a pair when and lasted almost 5 years. Only bought new ones because I lost them icon_sad.gif
    The price is scary at first, but I know people who buy $20-30 earbuds that last about 2-3 months...

    Wow those are expensive earbuds. I'd be afraid to take them with me at all, knowing how easily earbuds in general get damaged.
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    Apr 01, 2012 3:50 PM GMT
    i have a set of new balance ear phones. not too sure what the model is called but they're great. they have a plastic piece that clips in behind your ear so that they stay firmly in place.

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    Apr 01, 2012 4:08 PM GMT
    I am a runner and recommend the over the ear clip-on style. I run on the treadmill at the gym and get very sweaty- the earbuds that came with my MP3 only lasted about 6 months and these have worked great for me -- however, they are not dog proof as I had to replace them when my devildog got hold of them and chewed the chord. Inexpensive -- around $10 to $15 bucks.



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    Apr 01, 2012 4:23 PM GMT
    The Bose IE2 ear buds are the best ever. They have prefabricated in ear shapes that come in three sizes and cancell out some noise.

    I have tiny ear holes and nothing ever fit them. They would just fall out. The Bose ones are the best ever, never fallen out at all even on long runs.
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    Apr 01, 2012 4:24 PM GMT
    Monster iSport Headphones

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    I think the keyword is "sweat".

    There were others mentioned like the Klipsh S4's. I have these also. The sound is really good, by far than even others past it's price point. However, these do have to be readjusted during workout and also always think how long these will last.

    You think the Apple earphones are good?! Ha, are you in for the surprise of your life man.
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    Apr 01, 2012 4:25 PM GMT
    Kalifornication saidThe Bose IE2 ear buds are the best ever. They have prefabricated in ear shapes that come in three sizes and cancell out some noise.

    I have tiny ear holes and nothing ever fit them. They would just fall out. The Bose ones are the best ever, never fallen out at all even on long runs.


    Here is the link.

    http://www.amazon.com/Bose-327279-0020-BoseĀ®-audio-headphones/dp/B003XU6H8I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333297486&sr=8-1
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    Apr 01, 2012 6:00 PM GMT
    cheap ones
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    Apr 01, 2012 6:28 PM GMT
    Having bought at least 10 pairs of earbuds over the last 4 years, I would say to make sure you get the rubber earbuds that have different sizes in a pack so you can pick and choose. Usually one of your earholes is larger or smaller than the other which will cause the earbud to slip out when you sweat or run if you have the wrong size. I've had skullcandy, sony, klipshe, panasonic... they all lasted about 8 months of rigorous running, eliptical, weight lifting 5-7 times a week.

    The biggest wear actually comes from them being wrapped and unwound repeatedly and wiggling in your duffel bag and pockets. Over time, the connective wiring gets pulled and bent and ultimately they fray. I wouldn't spend anything less than $20 but no more than $50. There is a difference in the sound quality on some of the lower end models with regard to bass and some of the distortion. But anything over $50 is a waste of money for workout earbuds. They are all going to break around 8-10 months. But my favorites have always been sony, because they are easy to find and almost every store carries them.

    Also, see if you can get the ones that have a clip that you can use to attach the wire to the collar of your shirt. Avoid the earbuds that have any type of volume control or equalizer on the wire as this will be extra weight that will pull your earbuds and tug on the wire when you work out.
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    Apr 01, 2012 6:54 PM GMT
    I think this will solve your problem

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    but anyway, I would hate to see my favorite pair of earphone broken, I'm currently using the Audeo PFE and its amazing, you hear sound that you can't hear with regular cheap headphone and that will put a smile on your face, to me it did. Head over to www.Head-Fi.org for more suggestion, there are so many expert on that website they will point you to the right direction.
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    Apr 01, 2012 7:08 PM GMT
    I use Klipsch Image S4i. It includes a microphone for talking on the phone. It comes with different sized ear tips. It got the best reviews on CNET.

    Klipsch also has the Image S5i, which are supposed to be more rugged, but I saw too many complaints about the comfort of them.
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    Apr 01, 2012 7:16 PM GMT
    JPtheBITCH saidThey're really good for blocking out the sobbing entreaties of your spurned suitors.

    Ask DIN about THAT. He knows, trust me.


    When have I ever had a suitor? They must have been blocked by my earphones. Yep, that's why I don't have a boyfriend. Damn these earphones! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Apr 01, 2012 8:22 PM GMT
    I have the S4i's and would recommend them as well. They are great once you get them sealed in - but beware, they do a great job of sealing outside noise out.

    Occasionally, my right one will get stuck in my ear in such a way that I can hear my heartbeat through my ear loudly and it's annoying.

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    Apr 01, 2012 8:24 PM GMT
    benz72 saidI think this will solve your problem

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    You mean Juan Monaco? icon_razz.gif
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    Apr 01, 2012 8:31 PM GMT
    DudeInNOVA saidI use Klipsch Image S4i. It includes a microphone for talking on the phone. It comes with different sized ear tips. It got the best reviews on CNET.

    Klipsch also has the Image S5i, which are supposed to be more rugged, but I saw too many complaints about the comfort of them.


    I either have the S4i or S5i, can't remember. Phenomenal sound from them, but I cannot do the in-ear buds when working out. They way they shift in the ear and such, it feels like I'm under water. Same with my Logitech earbuds. Fantastic sound, rivaling the Klipsch, but the in-ear I can't do.

    I had a pair of Yurbuds. http://store.yurbuds.com/index.php/yurbuds-ironman-inspire-cloth.html I liked them alot, but the sound was not as good. I broke them pretty easily. but they definitely took the sweat well and never fell out of my ear.

    My favorite pair of earphones were my Apple ear phones with the remote volume/mic that came with my iPhone. The sound is phenomenal compared to other headphones I've had, even my most expensive ones. I actually used the headphone cover things from my broken Yurbuds and it was a perfect combination. They, too, broke pretty easily, but they were worth it. Getting another pair today.
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    Apr 01, 2012 8:39 PM GMT
    EastCoastNAZ saidI either have the S4i or S5i, can't remember. Phenomenal sound from them, but I cannot do the in-ear buds when working out. They way they shift in the ear and such, it feels like I'm under water. Same with my Logitech earbuds. Fantastic sound, rivaling the Klipsch, but the in-ear I can't do.


    Did you try the different sizes of ear pieces? I had to try all three sizes to find the one that fit well enough without being too tight. It's still not a perfect fit.

    Ear buds bother my ears, but they're the only practical solution to wearing earphones while jogging. The other types don't stay on. The on-ear or over-ear types get too wet when I sweat.
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    Apr 01, 2012 9:29 PM GMT
    Yur Buds work great! Ran a marathon, sweating a ton and they never popped out or shorted out on me. Highly recommended!!

    www.yurbuds.com
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    Apr 01, 2012 9:50 PM GMT
    I use skullcandy earbuds when I'm feeling motivated and larger, sound-canceling headphones when I need to really blast some music (which is the only way I can lift when I'm feeling lazy).

    skullcandy kinda suck in terms of quality but they're cheap (~$20) and most importantly, have a LIFETIME warranty. Mine recently stopped working after about 6 months (the jack connection got worn down) but I sent them in and they gave me a $20 credit on the website, which has free shipping with no minimum, so I got another pair for free. I could basically keep doing this indefinitely which is pretty cool for only twenty bucks.
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    Apr 01, 2012 10:03 PM GMT
    Buy the cheapest around-the-ear pair you can find (like Dean's and Trolileo's above). My $12 pair for Best Buy work on a sweaty run or hanging upside-down on the climbing wall.

    I've never gotten all the fuss over good sound quality--I just can't tell the difference between cheap and expensive headphones. Unless you're an audio savant don't invest in an expensive pair; they're just as likely to get lost and more likely to get stolen. All you need is something to block out the Bieber on the gym's radio.
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    Apr 02, 2012 3:26 AM GMT
    Dean_Aane saidI am a runner and recommend the over the ear clip-on style. I run on the treadmill at the gym and get very sweaty- the earbuds that came with my MP3 only lasted about 6 months and these have worked great for me -- however, they are not dog proof as I had to replace them when my devildog got hold of them and chewed the chord. Inexpensive -- around $10 to $15 bucks.



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    ^^^ THESE!!! I have 3 pair. One for work, one for the gym, and a backup pair just in case. Great sound and you can find them just about anywhere.
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    Apr 02, 2012 3:28 AM GMT
    Dean_Aane saidI am a runner and recommend the over the ear clip-on style. I run on the treadmill at the gym and get very sweaty- the earbuds that came with my MP3 only lasted about 6 months and these have worked great for me -- however, they are not dog proof as I had to replace them when my devildog got hold of them and chewed the chord. Inexpensive -- around $10 to $15 bucks.



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    Good for the price.. sometimes they don't stay in as well as I would like.