Posted: 3/14/2011 9:12:16 AM EDT
Ive got 2 pairs of skullcandy headphones. One has the strait down cords and the other set has a heavier ear bud and fits into your inner ear with the cord looping over the top of the ear before going down.
Neither of the designs even with the large fittings stays in when I run.
So what do you guys recommend? I see Adidas is paired with a company that offers some wrap around types. Would also be nice if it worked with the phone portion of my iphone if I get a call.
I hate earbuds with a freakin' passion.
For decent sounding headphones, I've been using a pair of Sony MDR-W08. Lightweight, over-the-head type that you can get at Target for about 10 bucks.
I have a system.
I destroy everything. the best i have found are these:
Nike Sport Motion
not earbuds, but they work better for me. most earbuds or headphones take a shit after a few workouts. I am a sweat-hog, ymmv.
these nike things last about 3 months before one side goes out.
So here is the "system"
-buy them (or others) at Best Buy. (20 bucks)
-Buy the geeksquad black tie protection (its like 4 bucks)
-every time they shit out (for me, every 3 months) go get a replacement set.
what makes this work is how "geeksquad black-tie protection" and the factory warranty interact. If the device fails within the factory warranty period (1 year) geeksquad replaces it with an in stock unit and and your geek squad warranty resets at no cost. Basically, as long as they keep shitting out within 1 year of purchase i get free headphones forever. I almost feel dishonest, but fuck em.
I really liked the ear buds that came with my Sansa Clip, but those finally died.
I've been using a pair of cheap Sony ear buds... ran about $15 or so.
They have an inline volume control and then I use a clip on the cord to clip them to my shirt so the cord doesn't flop around so much.
I like them because they stay in my ear but don't fit really tight as to block out all noise.
I did get a pair of Skull Candy headphones at a race last year and really don't like them. They seal up too tight for me.
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