Ear Buds

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    Sep 11, 2012 2:51 AM GMT
    Has anybody tried a true pair of ear buds that don't fall out while you're running? Can you suggest clips that you've used that are actually effective? I would appreciate any input on this small issue that affects my running enjoyment in a large way. Thanks.
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    Sep 11, 2012 4:40 AM GMT
    Klipsch S4's. Get them at Radio Shack with the protection plan and as long as you don't lose them, you can get them replaced when they wear out.
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    Sep 11, 2012 11:34 AM GMT
    They're pricey ($149), but Etymotic HF5's will not slip. And they have incredible noise blocking and sound reproduction. The less expensive ($79) MC5's probably stay in place as well, but I can not vouch for their sound quality.
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    Sep 11, 2012 1:13 PM GMT
    Bose IE2 ear buds. They have three interchangeable ear molds that fit your ear and noise cancel a bit.

    I have spent so much money through out the years on $10, $20, $30. ear buds but none of them stand up to these while running. There about $100.00 and never ever fall out
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    Nov 20, 2012 3:04 AM GMT
    I have some sony clip on headphones cost about $10 dollars and they stay on when I'm running. They are a bit loose because I have fallen asleep with them on. but my friend does have the Etymotic HF5's and I had a chance to use them...just wow

    now those are pretty dam good and if you take care of them they last awhile.
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    Nov 20, 2012 3:06 AM GMT
    Kalifornication saidBose IE2 ear buds. They have three interchangeable ear molds that fit your ear and noise cancel a bit.

    I have spent so much money through out the years on $10, $20, $30. ear buds but none of them stand up to these while running. There about $100.00 and never ever fall out


    +1

    Love these headphones...never fall out and the sound is crystal clear!
  • LJay

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    Nov 20, 2012 3:23 AM GMT
    duct tape
  • Medjai

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    Nov 20, 2012 3:33 AM GMT
    Why do people insist on noise canceling in unsafe environments? A lot of people runs on roads, with thousands of pounds of metal careening by...

    Listen to your music, but noise canceling when in such an unsafe environment is downright silly.
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    Nov 20, 2012 3:54 AM GMT
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    Agreed. It's bad enough that gym members use earbuds as an excuse to hog equipment while fiddling with their playlists, but as someone on chemo who was slammed to the sidewalk from the front and rear on a wide and otherwise empty esplanade while curbing my obvious big white showdog by runners who refused to deviate one degree from their route and just kept on running without missing a beat while wearing yellow Lance Armstrong bracelets as fashion statements as I was laid out on the sidewalk, I'm no fan of yet another reason for runners to disassociate themselves from their surroundings. Perhaps if runners instead of pedestrians were injured they'd put a little more emphasis on situational awareness and a little less on being in the zone.
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    Nov 20, 2012 4:13 AM GMT
    Use the in-ear headphone instead of regular headphone. Pair them with comply form ear tip and silicon ear guides to keep them in place. Bose is just rip off, their audio quality is not really worth for the price that you have pay, and same thing with Dr. Dre's headphones. Join Head-Fi.org if you wanna know more about the audiophile world.

    Making the right quality purchase is equally as making a good investment. So dont afraid to spend $200 on a headphone, just make sure you consult with an expert before making the purchase. A high quality headphone and the right gear will allow you to hear more and more clearly. Music will never be the same, your favorite songs you think you know so well will sound different - better! You will be able to hear different tones and different background sounds that you cannot hear on cheap headphone.

    A "better" headphone will be one that:
    1.) Has a more extended frequency response ( goes deeper toward the bass and higher toward the treble )
    2.) Has extremely low distortion while following rule 1 ( no weird garble sound at higher volumes or at deeper bass )
    3.) Is capable of producing both 30Hz and 300Hz square wave responses without changing the waveforms much This is an indication of how well the headphones can handle harmonic frequencies of 30Hz and 300Hz respectively.
    4.) With have a clear positive response to an impulse without changing the phase and without introducing ringing. Ringing in the impulse response lends the headphone to a tinny sound at times as well as other distortion effects.
    5.) Will not distort at higher volume levels say between 65dB and 75dB.
    6.) Will properly balance the current flow to the driver and voice coils preventing any sort of signal malformation.
    7.) Will have a greater sense of space. ( compare the ATH-50 vs the DT990 )
    8.) Should be able to produce 100Hz and below frequencies without sounding boomy ( open air headphones do really well at this typically )
    9.) Will be more comfortable
    10.) Most of all sound good to your ear and be used daily!

    Let the music open your soul.
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    Nov 20, 2012 4:18 AM GMT
    i usually just go old school.

    KOSS PortaPros. I'm between pairs right now, just have to send my broken ones back with a check for $6 and i'll get another pair icon_biggrin.gif

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    Nov 20, 2012 4:18 AM GMT
    Apple's new earpods are surprsingly effective. I've used them for about a month with no issues. I think they're about 30 bucks. Also, Philips' ActionFit headphones are decent as well. They're only 20 bucks. I think a lot of these depend on your ear shape.
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    Nov 20, 2012 4:30 AM GMT
    Medjai saidWhy do people insist on noise canceling in unsafe environments? A lot of people runs on roads, with thousands of pounds of metal careening by...

    Listen to your music, but noise canceling when in such an unsafe environment is downright silly.


    very true....icon_razz.gif
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    Nov 20, 2012 6:55 AM GMT
    wvufan87 said
    Medjai saidWhy do people insist on noise canceling in unsafe environments? A lot of people runs on roads, with thousands of pounds of metal careening by...

    Listen to your music, but noise canceling when in such an unsafe environment is downright silly.


    very true....icon_razz.gif


    I agree with you, noise cancelling earphones should only be used indoor for safety reason but most of the time people run in the park, away from vehicle - and its better that way.
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    Nov 20, 2012 7:10 AM GMT
    Trollileo saidFuck, guys. You don't need $100+ earbuds.

    Get the JVC HA-EB75. $10. Tops. If you want, you can get the sport ones which are still less than $20. They last forever, and I'm a head phone murderer.

    Also, before you start bitching about sound quality, I'm a classical musician, so if a pair of headphones doesn't play the piannisimo shit when I want it to I wouldn't be suggesting it.


    I agree, no need to spend over 100$