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Old 20th Mar 15, 05:35 PM
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Best headphones for runners?

Hey guys, I've been looking for a pair of earbuds which is durable, comfortable fit and has a good sound quality. I'd use it for jogging mostly. So far I've found these two:

Bose Freestyle 129.95$

MEelectronics M6 18$

What do you guys think? Are the really the best choice for a runner?
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Old 21st Mar 15, 02:56 PM
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Best headphones for runners?

I think it's a very personal thing. I like the ones that hook over your ear but my mate hates them. Suppose it depends on what feels comfortable for you. Good luck in your search
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Old 9th Jul 15, 06:39 PM
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Old 9th Jul 15, 11:33 PM
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I get on well with more or less any ear buds that have rubber boots - after that it's all about quality vs cost.

So far the best I've had, quality wise, are the Shure 215s - excellent but pricey but being fiscally challenged (aka unemployed) I've recently switched to some €25 Sony earbuds and they're doing the job.
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Old 13th Jul 15, 04:49 PM
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Hey guys, I've been looking for a pair of earbuds which is durable, comfortable fit and has a good sound quality. I'd use it for jogging mostly. So far I've found these two:

Bose Freestyle 129.95$

MEelectronics M6 18$

What do you guys think? Are the really the best choice for a runner?
Jabra - you can even get ones that measure your HR in your ear.
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Old 6th Oct 15, 08:44 AM
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I have two sets which I use now which are the Urbanz Sportz and a set of Yurbuds. I've used Sony and Sennheiser in the past yet was slightly underwhlemed. The Yurbuds are more expensive running headphones but work great. If you're after a cheaper set, then the Urbanz Sportz is for you retailing under 15.
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Old 6th Oct 15, 01:02 PM
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I second your choice of the Freestyle, or another from their range with a similar design. (I think mine are EO2.) The crucial bit for me is the combination of the bit that fits in the whorl of your ear in combination with the soft partial plug. Both are very comfortable and ensure they don't fall out or work loose when you sweat. No other earphone has worked as well for me, though I only listen to ebooks and speech podcasts - the seal wouldn't satisfy a bass freak.
My set also has a short extension lead. Often the main lead is OK but I may use this if carrying a phone in shorts with deep pockets. There is also a storage pouch.
There is a pinhole in the back of mine and external sound gets in quite well, although directional hearing is affected. All in all, a quality product that succeeds in many ways.
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Old 6th Oct 15, 01:07 PM
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I really like the BackBeat FIT bluetooth headphones. Not having to worry about wires is really handy.
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Old 6th Oct 15, 07:04 PM
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I use Yurbuds which work really well but can't help but feel overpriced for what is essentially a bit of moulded rubber over the top of a normal pair of earphones!
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Old 16th Oct 15, 01:40 PM
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I think that as long as they are comfortable it doesn't matter too much. I have 3 pairs that I use and I just pick up the first pair that I find before I go out.
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Old 28th Oct 15, 12:51 PM
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I think it's a very personal thing. I like the ones that hook over your ear but my mate hates them. Suppose it depends on what feels comfortable for you. Good luck in your search
This is true. I've tried many but always fall back to the standard Apple earbuds. I usually have to replace once a year due to wear and tear but I just like them.
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I have always used some Phillips hook over type got them from Currys for about 15.

Brilliant for the price, im on my 3rd set now due to standing on one set and leaving another in the gym
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I use Beat Powerbeats2 Wireless http://uk.beatsbydre.com/earphones/b...-wireless.html

Brilliant sounding and really easy on the ears when wearing them for well over an hour. Expensive though and if I honest not built very well (I'm on my second pair within a year due to the vol control cover coming off).
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I've got an iPhone 7 plus and currently using the wired earphones that came with the phone. The wires are driving me crazy as they get caught on everything. I can't justify spending over 100 on a pair of earphones. I need recommendations for wireless earphones I can use for running, but able to use generally to - and especially ones that I can answer calls without having to dish the phone out of pockets or bumbag!
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