What's the best earphones for active people?

  • manpit209

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    Jun 15, 2010 6:04 AM GMT
    I'm looking for some good earphones for when I'm working out and listening to music. I'm looking to replace the ones I have right now because my ear gets hot from having it plugged with and earphone. The ideal earphone would be light and breathable. I would also like it to be secured like with an ear clip. I currently have Skullcandy "Chops" which is ok. The quality is not as good as I'd like. Thanks for any suggestions!
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    Jun 15, 2010 5:37 PM GMT
    Get some custom earbuds. Kind of pricey but worth it in the end.
  • jock_1

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    Jun 15, 2010 5:56 PM GMT
    I recently purchased some DR. DRE ear phones and i love them. They do not wrap around the ear but they really suck right into your ear and don't fall out when running and working out. They have different ear bud sizes to use. I bought them for that and the sound quality is the best i have heard.

    They run about $150 but are worth it
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    Jun 15, 2010 6:01 PM GMT
    I have used Etymotic earbuds for years. You're not going to get nearly as good sound quality from the ones that don't go in-ear, and most people listen to music way more loudly on the 'open air' headphones than they need to with the in-ear models. The er6i's on Amazon are about 75 bucks and well worth it.
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    Jun 15, 2010 6:03 PM GMT
    Skullcandy headphones are great..
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    Jun 15, 2010 6:05 PM GMT
    I keep these in my gym bag - they work great and cost < $10.
    Sony MDR-J10 h.ear Headphones with Non-Slip Design

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  • NashRugger

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    Jun 15, 2010 6:08 PM GMT
    Best pair I have ever purchase are the BOSE earbuds. You can get them at Target, Best Buy, and other stores, granted they're 80-90 bucks, but so worth it. My current pair has lasted over 2 years and provide excellent sound, come with 3 different ear sizes, and are comfortable.
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    Jun 18, 2010 11:11 PM GMT
    Headphones are different than earbuds.
    I don't think the OP wants earbuds.

    The ones I got a few years ago at RadioShack work for me, and I have similar complaints about earbuds as the OP has expressed
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    Jun 19, 2010 12:59 AM GMT
    guysguy26 saidSkullcandy headphones are great..

    All of mine have broken with just normal use.


    The Beats or Heartbeats earbuds are amazing.

    As well as Bose.
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    Jun 19, 2010 1:10 AM GMT
    I love this one -- the only kind that fits my active lifestyle ....
    http://www.sennheiserusa.com/private_headphones_sport-earphones_Sennheiser-adidas_504038

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    Jun 19, 2010 1:13 AM GMT
    jock_1 saidI recently purchased some DR. DRE ear phones and i love them. They do not wrap around the ear but they really suck right into your ear and don't fall out when running and working out. They have different ear bud sizes to use. I bought them for that and the sound quality is the best i have heard.

    They run about $150 but are worth it


    YES! Best ear buds I have ever had! You get five different ear buds to try out. And a clip to attach to your clothes if you want that. There is also a slider on them to keep them less tangled. And the sound is AMAZING! Worth every penny. I'm on my second pair!
  • manpit209

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    Jun 19, 2010 5:50 AM GMT
    I prefer earbuds since I think they will keep my ears the least hot. The headphones that cover the whole ear is too hot for my tastes. Are there any special features about the Dr. Dre earbuds? I know they are pretty popular but it is quite expensive...
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    Jun 19, 2010 6:22 AM GMT
    He's looking for active earphones(/buds...)

    Don't spend too much on them because if you truly are going to be active they will fall apart often! You don't want to have to shell out $100 every other month. Avoid Bose- they're just meant to be status symbol and not "high quality headphones." (Any audiophile will tell you that :winkicon_smile.gif You're paying a premium because of all the advertising they do.... icon_confused.gif

    Buy cheap ones but not drugstore ones.

    ...I've also been told that bluetooth (wireless) headphones are good for jogging for obvious reasons. Pricey though.
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    Jun 19, 2010 6:39 AM GMT
    jtaustin saidI keep these in my gym bag - they work great and cost < $10.
    Sony MDR-J10 h.ear Headphones with Non-Slip Design

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    I have 4 pairs of these. They have been my favorite for years. Over the ear clip keep the speaker right in your ear. Great sound. The cheaper ones go for 10 bucks each, and while the chord only lasts 6 months or so, its still worth it to me.
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    Jun 19, 2010 6:48 AM GMT
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  • Abc123456

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    Jun 19, 2010 6:50 AM GMT
    futuresooner saidBest pair I have ever purchase are the BOSE earbuds. You can get them at Target, Best Buy, and other stores, granted they're 80-90 bucks, but so worth it. My current pair has lasted over 2 years and provide excellent sound, come with 3 different ear sizes, and are comfortable.


    I second the Bose headphones. Good quality sound, not crazy expensive, comfortable, and enough length in the cord that your ipod can go in your pocket while your run/lift/etc.
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    Jun 19, 2010 7:52 PM GMT
    I thought it said headphones for attractive people.

    Continue!
  • jock_1

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    Jun 19, 2010 9:10 PM GMT
    I had the BOSE ear buds and tried the DR DRE at best buy. I was sold as soon as i put them on. I thought the sound on the BOSE was good until i tried the DRE'S....no comparison.

    I bike and run with them in. and the slider cord is great because it doesn't tangle.

    go to Best Buy and try them. if you are looking for sound and functionality, you will love them
  • E_84

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    Jun 19, 2010 9:36 PM GMT
    DR. DRE Monster Beats

    Have both the Bose and Dr. Dre Monster Beats:

    Bose Earphones are used to walk to work. Good Sound. Bass is good. They go moderately loud, but you can still hear outside noise (I used it at the gym a few times and can hear gym music still)

    DR. Dre Monster Beats are music's gift, but an ear's enemy. Sound is unreal and heard sounds I have never heard in music I have listened to many times. Bass will beat up ear. As for sound volume, use sound check and lock your iPod so it doesn't blast your volume. They will leave your ears ringing.

    Bose is no competition.


    Please do yourself and your music a favor and go to the Apple store and test them out.
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    Jun 19, 2010 11:09 PM GMT
    Im going to have to agree with a number of folks on the Sony MDR-J10 h.ear Headphones with Non-Slip Design....
    They clip behind the ear and best of all cheap and sound decent. Knowing me i can be rough on things and getting something caught on a weight or machine is not something i want to think about with some 100 dollar ear phones.... Not to mention, you're there to work out, the music just helps you along. The Sony ones sound pretty good too and allow for a bit of sound to come in from your surroundings should a neighbor need a spot or help.
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    Jun 20, 2010 1:42 AM GMT
    Shure SE530's are great earbuds with "Bose" sound. I've owned Bose cans and earbuds, the Shure earbuds rock and can be found online for about $250 ($500 MSRP).

    Also, if water sports are your bag, then try out the H20 Audio Surge Pro earbuds are great and they acutally do work underwater. These are inexpensive at around $69 online ($99 MSRP).
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    Jun 20, 2010 1:50 AM GMT
    I have these really awesome ones, but I think they're kinda hard to come by. Oh...wait, they're the ones that came with my ipod. I wear out headphones too fast so I just stick with knock off ipod headphones. They're like 4.99 a pair on ebay.
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    Jun 20, 2010 1:53 AM GMT
    OH good cheap headphones! Koss KSC75 $10- audiophiles rave about them
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    Jun 20, 2010 3:07 AM GMT
    I got some Sennheiser CX 300 buds. They sound good and cost about $30 and can take getting wet and sweaty.


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