View Full Version : Some good, relatively inexpensive headphones for jogging?
I want to get some decent headphones that will stay in while I jog. I'm giong to try out the ones that come with the I5 but I figure I'll need a new set. So anybody have recomendations? The earbuds are preferable so I can snowboard with them, but I need some that won't fall out too. Can anyone give me some specs to look for at all also as I shop around? I don't know too much about these. Its possible that if the ones that come with it are find for jogging and snowboarding I might get some full size ones for other use...
I haven't had any experience with this type of headphones, but they look like they are suited for jogging.
all normal headphones and plugs I've tried jump out from time to time, which is pretty annoying.
what kind of frequency range should i look for?
or other specs??
how bad is it if they only have 50 mW of power handling. Those Koss ones look the style i'm looking for so they won't fall out...but they didn't get great reviews, not too bad though.
so i found these, they are waterproof which i like, really cheap too
I don't know what to look for as far as specs though so its hard to know if they'll have decent sound quality or what
well, you cant really tell the sound quality just by looking at the specs. But I think while running, sound quality isn't that essential (since the wind is loud anyways)... I think looking at reviews is your best bet at getting decent headphones.
yeah you're probably right, i like the reviews and specs on those Sony ex51s but i don't know if they'll work well for running
when i was looking at players there were tons of people that wanted it for the same thing, but now it seems like no one knows about headphones for running...weird
on the link you posted it says "made for athletes", so I suppose it _should_ work well for running, since it was made for that. I personally would go for around-the-ear-headphones (no idea what they're really called)
For sport use I have some Koss clip-type phones very similar to those pictured up at the top. Mine are KSC22 and do not have the gold connector shown in the photo.
Their main feature is that the metal clips can be bent to fit. And at least for my ears the buds were a reasonable size. (The stock i5 buds are too big for me.) After a few rounds of clip adjustment they're very solid and fairly comfortable. As far as sound goes, bass is lacking and overall they're a bit muddy. About what you'd expect for US$15.
Have worn under hats and with sunglasses, though putting on and taking off glasses can dislodge them if you're not careful. Not sure how they'd do under helmets.
They don't block out sound too well which is actually an advantage if you're doing stuff require at least a little hearing. Would not be good on a airplane, but that's what you've got the HD25s or Etymotics for, right?
If you can stand not using ear buds, the Koss KSC50 are great, and $20. Note that they won't last longer than a year or so if you're not careful (I'm not :)).
I suggest either the Ksc-75 or the Ksc-35 from Koss. Best sounding portable phones you can buy for under $40.
$25 - $30 @ amazon
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