Headphones

Discussion in 'Barefoot & Minimalist Running' started by Modenacart, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. Modenacart Barefooters
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    I have had it withy earbuds. I can't get them to stay in my ears to save my life. Are there headphones for an iphone that people recommend that stay in place?

    Thanks.
  2. peter.robinson Barefooters
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  4. Modenacart Barefooters
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    Thanks for the recommendations. I think I will try the over the ears ones.
  5. Woodsman Barefooters
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    Usually ear buds come with a little package of different sized buds. I always have to switch to the middle size or they don't fit in my ear probably. They usually have the largest size when new.

    Personally I can't stand the type that wraps around the back of the ear, but you can try them.
  6. Modenacart Barefooters
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    I tried the different size buds. None fit.
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  8. Modenacart Barefooters
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    Those look cool and Bluetooth would be nice. I might have to get a bit more annoyed before I can convince myself to spend $85 though.

    I have since started wrapping the wire around my ear. It seems to help.
  9. peter.robinson Barefooters
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    Yes, it's interesting that stuff is so cheap there.

    From a quick look on the web, typical prices for sennheiser mm30i headset:
    USA: 35 to 40
    Australia: 80 to 100
    Grumble grumble....

    Don't get me started on the price of shoes - another reason to go barefoot :-D
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    Ya they are a little spendy, but to not have the wire that always seems to annoy me it is well worth it.
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  11. Modenacart Barefooters
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    I think the weight of the wire is what keeps pulling them out.
  12. peter.robinson Barefooters
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    I have a little plastic clip that is attached to the main wire, just below the v where it spilt to go to the earpieces. That clips on a convenient spot on my shirt and stops the cord from flapping about but also supports most of the weight of the wires. I took that clip off something else and reused it - now can't remember where I got it but probably a cheap pair of headphones.
  13. Modenacart Barefooters
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    I have debated taping the wire when I run.
  14. Bare Lee Chapter Presidents
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    Those are pretty nice headphones. Thanks for the rec. I got the newer version.
    http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-Precision-Enhanced-Earbuds-Black/dp/B001EZYMF4/ref=dp_ob_title_ce
    Everything is nice and clear, great dynamic range, and they have a good, but not great, bass response. Still, not sure they're worth 6-8 times more than some of the cheaper ear bud headphones, because I tend to run near traffic noise, so a lot of the sonic subtleties are lost a good deal of the time.

    For the wire, I put it under my shirt and connect it to my phone, which is in a small item belt, as the wire comes out of the bottom of the shirt. That keeps the wire in place. Then just pull a little on the wires at the top, coming out of the neck hole, for some slack so you can turn your head, or if you listen to headbanger music, bang your head.

    Alternatively, you can use something like the Sony NWZW273 4 GB Waterproof Walkman Sports MP3 Player. I got the older 2GB version for something like USD 50. But if you're wearing sunglasses in the summer, they tend to knock them a bit with every stride. And in the winter the bulge can be annoying if you're wearing a cap.

    So lately I tend to go with the earbud-phone combo, which has the added advantage of allowing me to hear incoming calls.

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  15. Robbi Barefooters
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    I have PMX's by Sennheiser. They stay put, and I have worn them in a downpour several times with no ill effects. I can vouch for them.
  16. Spiderweb62 Barefooters
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    I got myself a pair of Bose SiE2..They are quite expensive, but they don't move, and more importantly they are very comfortable.

    Also, what I find is that you don't need to put too much volume to enjoy the music, and also hear the surroundings, they are not isolating you from the outside world.

    I have tried many brands over the years, but these are really the best so far (for me)

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  18. Tristan-OH Barefooters
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    Still liking those Nick? I've been eying those or they have a newer version (the Bluebuds X - though very expensive) since my old bluetooth headphones got killed in a rainstorm last year. :mad: I really liked those, and had em before I think most folks even knew they made em - like over 5 years ago. They were the over the ear and around the back of the head style, which I really liked, except that they always slightly interfered with glasses. And I've searched those styles up and down amazon and seems with that style they have never got around the issue. I really like the Motorolla S11 but many of the comments say they wont work with glasses - some say they may work with very thin framed ones but my Oakleys are probably on the thicker side. So I'm looking at those earbud-lookin bluetooth ones. But not a fan of the wires hanging down enough to touch my neck... I read on the Bluebuds X review the wires can be flipped over and clipped tight somehow though.

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  19. NickW Guest

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    Ya Tristan, I really like them a lot still. If you notice from my race pics in the week 12 mileage forum I am wearing them. The wire tends to get hung up if I wear it around the back of my neck like you're supposed to, so instead I let it hang in front of my neck. The one thing to keep in mind with these though is you cannot answer a call. Well, that's a lie I guess. You can answer a call and you can hear the caller, the problem is they can't hear you. I forgot to turn these off on Sunday and while sitting on the couch at home I got a phone call and answered it (headphones were put up but apparently still in range). I had to hang up on the caller and eventually figured out I was still connected to headphones. Oops.
  20. Tristan-OH Barefooters
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    Interesting, my really old windows phone would default to the phone speaker if I answered the call by pressing the button on the phone, even if I was still wearing the bluetooth (had to actually press the phone button on the bluetooth to get it to use it). Maybe these new phones arent as smart as they claim lol. I just got my first modern smartphone a few days ago actually, and havent used bluetooth on it yet so IDK. My old phone was circa '06 windows 6 lol.

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