Would you wear big headphones at the gym even if it was cordless bluetooth?

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    Jun 20, 2013 8:18 PM GMT
    So I broke my in-ear cord headphones last week when I set the weight down on it and shorted out the cord.

    So now I've invested in some of these and they sound good so far but I haven't taken them to the gym yet:

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    They're pretty bad ass, I can switch thru music, answer phone calls, turn the volume up, etc. But I looked in the mirror and was like, "dayum that's big".

    I'm just hoping I don't look goofy or like I'm at the DJ booth or something. Not that I really care what a mofo thinks because ain't like somebody gonna walk up and tell me some shit, but just curious. I kind of like my in ear headphones too because they help during cardio and feel light.
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    Jun 20, 2013 9:17 PM GMT
    I prefer earphones. Lightweight and don't move around much.
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    Jun 20, 2013 9:26 PM GMT
    i wear 'wireless' Beats! They are awesome. I hate wires.
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    Jun 20, 2013 9:57 PM GMT
    I see guys with these (or bigger, white ones) and it looks normal to me. Go for it.
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    Jun 20, 2013 10:01 PM GMT
    hell no ... you look like one of the homeless with them big ole things on your head .... I just crack up when I see guys doing that ... get some cheap earbuds ... you're there to workout, not listen to music
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    Jun 20, 2013 10:14 PM GMT
    I would not but I think you should. It seems to have become fashionable. I wouldn't want the extra weight.
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    Jun 20, 2013 10:19 PM GMT
    I'm a very happy camper with my earplugs.

    First of all, I still remember these things from the last time they were around. Hated them back then and still do. Never found a pair that wouldn't hurt my ears after a while.
    Also, having the bridge(?) constantly rub the top of your head, will make you lose your hair up there.
    Don't you think these things will start to reek, after a short while of working out with them?
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    Jun 20, 2013 10:24 PM GMT
    I loved my old giant headphones, but I have to admit that when I went to the gym and had to do sit ups and other activities, it was not the optimal setup. Alas, they did produce a better sound quality to me while running, but after that, my other work outs made them feel like more of a hassle.
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    Jun 21, 2013 5:08 AM GMT
    You can go ahead and do it, who cares what they look like or what people think

    I wear headphones large like that to the gym as well and actually just stopped today because I feel like the headphones create so much body heat to my head that I cant work out and that its too hot

    I've also done research on this and working out with headphones like those can cause problems in hearing and ear infections because it traps the heat and creates moisture from the sweat leading to bacteria throwing a party in your ear. Not a good time lol
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    Jun 21, 2013 5:22 AM GMT
    I would love the noise cancellation, but I'm not going to lie headphones like that always seem uncomfortable and heavy. Plus I have a mowhawk so I feel like the headphones would squash my hair.
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    Jun 21, 2013 5:48 AM GMT
    bhp91126 said
    Don't you think these things will start to reek, after a short while of working out with them?


    And workout gloves wouldn't?

    I don't reek anything I touch. I'm just not a sweaty, garlicy eating, onion sucking kind of guy. I know some people sweat like crazy, I don't much. I also wash my hair everyday.

    That said...the ear infection thing is interesting though. However, I used to wear these at the gym ALL the time or some similiar ones without problems.

    I did bend though and went to the store and picked up some $14 in ear noise cancelling headphones that sound pretty good. I think I'll just alternate back and forth between them. I've gotten so used to small headphones, I'm not sure I'm into the big ones anymore.
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    Jun 21, 2013 5:56 AM GMT
    I only use bluetooth stereo headsets for the gym about 4 or 5 years now, and I can't ever go back to wires for the gym. I'm on my 4th different bluetooth headset model version big or small doesn't matter, no wires is what matters now.

    I dont think it matters if the headset is big if it works good for you then great.
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    Jun 21, 2013 6:00 AM GMT
    I compromised on this item:

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    Not as clunky as a full on set of headphones, lightweight, and not as annoying as earbuds.

    While these certainly aren't audiophile grade Sennheiser headphones at the bargain price of around $30 from Amazon - I won't mind taking these to the gym.
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    Jun 21, 2013 6:01 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidhell no ... you look like one of the homeless with them big ole things on your head .... I just crack up when I see guys doing that ... get some cheap earbuds ... you're there to workout, not listen to music


    Homeless!! How many homeless can afford $300 for wireless beats. You are right, I'am there to workout, and having loud music adds to that. I dont want to hear the gym TV's, and the 'grunts', the chatter and the chatters . Keeps me focused, and those earbuds do not fit inside my ears. I have tried them all.
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    Jun 21, 2013 6:06 AM GMT
    AlphaTrigger saidI compromised on this item:

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    Not as clunky as a full on set of headphones, lightweight, and not as annoying as earbuds.

    While these certainly aren't audiophile grade Sennheiser headphones at the bargain price of around $30 from Amazon - I won't mind taking these to the gym.


    I just bought these. Like, now.
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    Jun 21, 2013 6:08 AM GMT
    my issue with these, despite my opinion that it looks a bit odd when guys were em, is the cleanliness factor.

    with your ears enclosed in the headphones, i would think they'd be more hot, and sweaty---

    i know of no one that's gotten an infection from their headphones just yet, but bacteria does like to live in warm, moist places. just a thought from a male nurse.

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    Jun 21, 2013 6:22 AM GMT
    I had 3 different pairs of bluetooth stereo headphones in 5 years for the gym. the ones i have now are the best.

    This set are waterproof made for jogging or workout but the best is that the electronics are NOT in the headband part that goes behind the head or neck. Problem with all the others are that sweat gets in the headband part of the other headsets This one has a rubber headset that just keeps it together and the electronics are all in the ear pieces. So they don't fail.

    Also this set is great price at $49 and quality is very high, tiny rubber ear piece stays in ear like buds no large ear peices or material. they are cool as far as temperature and also they last long time on charge like 8/9 hours thats a top charge time of all the headphones.

    These

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    I use the black pair, seems that they have 6 colors or so to choose from.
    They have a replacement guarantee for water sweat proof if they fail.

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