Earphones for running

Discussion in 'Sports and Fitness' started by ako_si_Mac, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. ako_si_Mac

    ako_si_Mac Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2008
    Messages:
    666
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Pasig
    What do you guys use? I need to buy ASAP. I intend to have a separate IEM for home/office listening.

    I'm looking at the Sennheiser PMX 80 and OMX 80. Both cost about 3000. If I would buy these, they should last at least for a year! :) I want something durable.

    Is there like an ultimate earphone store here in Manila, where one can find the best brands (e.g., Sennheiser, Etymotic, Ultimate Ears, Westone, Klipsch, Grado, Audio Technica, AKG, Shure, NuForce, Monster, Beat by Dr. Dre) at competitive prices (i.e., comparable to online bargains)? I know Audiophile carries AKG and Shure, but what about the other brands?

    TIA! :rolleyes:
     
    #1 ako_si_Mac, Nov 24, 2009
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2009
  2. johannes

    johannes PhilMUG Chairman
    Staff Member Chairman

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2006
    Messages:
    9,878
    Likes Received:
    1,293
    I'm too OC to use expensive earphones/headphones for running/jogging. I don't want them to get wet with sweat or the occasional rain. I just use the iPod stock earphones for light runs and one of those Nike running earphones for heavy/serious runs. The Nike Flight headphones is a good example.
     
  3. lawrencebosox45

    lawrencebosox45 Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2006
    Messages:
    3,248
    Likes Received:
    1
    i used to be dependent using the ipod during runs. but lately i run without any distractions. i'm actually running faster without the music.

    but i did buy these sony mdr as 50g (I just don't know if they are available sa pinas.

    http://reviews.cnet.com/headphones/sony-mdr-as50g-active/4505-7877_7-32909105.html

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    they are unique in that they keep on your head securely by using the shape of the coiled plastic brace. when coiled the fit into a small 3in round carrying case. the fit is secure and the sound is ok but the outside noise can be blocked off significantly because of the sealed tight fit. they are washable and supposedly water proof.

    i really like the fact that they are super secure on the head. i have problems with ear buds or even active earbuds that curl around the ear that fall off no matter what.

    i got them for $35 here sa US using amazon.
     
    #3 lawrencebosox45, Nov 24, 2009
    Last edited: Nov 24, 2009
  4. donalyza

    donalyza Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2008
    Messages:
    372
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm using Jaybird Freedom, its a bluetooth headset. Best of all, it has lifetime warranty against sweat.
     
  5. rafaelc378

    rafaelc378 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2008
    Messages:
    5,464
    Likes Received:
    2
  6. eomasilungan

    eomasilungan Member
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2008
    Messages:
    300
    Likes Received:
    7
    i use the sennheiser sports earphone. it, however, gets loose when you run fast. i am scared of using the in-ear ones since i mostly run on busy streets so i might not distinctly hear the vehicles honking.
     
  7. rafaelc378

    rafaelc378 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2008
    Messages:
    5,464
    Likes Received:
    2
    @eomasilingan: I carry my iPod in my hand and snake the cord up my sleeve, around my back and out my shirt in the back of my neck and to my ears. If I'm running near or close to traffic, I remove one of the earphones from my ear. Or if I'll be in traffic most of the time, only one earphone is in my ear at all times.
     
  8. danotingc

    danotingc Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2008
    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    0
    i know this is blasphemy, but when i run, i just go for a nike vapor. the tinny-sounding clip-on pair. it retails for a grand now everywhere in the metro, and it's by far the cheapest pair of running buds you can get.

    btw, if you run everyday, don't expect it to last you more than two months. my left bud died out in a month and a half of religious running. and don't expect much from sound too. think ipod pack-ins with a clip on.
     
  9. ako_si_Mac

    ako_si_Mac Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2008
    Messages:
    666
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Pasig
    Thanks everyone for the replies!

    @johannes: I got you. That's why I want to have dedicated earphones for running. :)
    @lawrencebosox45: I'll see if I can find your suggested earphones. I want to try it first because according to CNET some people complain that "The band is not adjustable, so not all users will be able to have it loop behind the ear."
    @donalyza: that Jaybird is way above my budget. :)
    @rafaelc378: I've had a lot of Philips earphones and they're all busted now. :( How long have you been using yours? How often do you run?
    @eomasilungan: which Senn sports earphones do you use?
    @danotingc: hmm i really care about the sound eh. :) Hmm how often do you run?
     
  10. psymd1

    psymd1 Active Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2006
    Messages:
    2,529
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    qc
    [​IMG]

    i have this..and they suck. LOL they keep falling off
     
  11. ako_si_Mac

    ako_si_Mac Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2008
    Messages:
    666
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Pasig
    ^^ Haha! Aren't those the Tours by Beats by Dr. Dre costing $180? :)
     
  12. jaijin

    jaijin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2008
    Messages:
    9,147
    Likes Received:
    169
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    As I always tell everyone, the cheapest, most stable earphones i've ever owned...1400 pesos only.
    [​IMG]
     
  13. lawrencebosox45

    lawrencebosox45 Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2006
    Messages:
    3,248
    Likes Received:
    1
    for some reason even the over the ear headphones seem to fall out of my ears. I had a cheap sony version, and a lame nike version like this and it was the same if the cord gets jostled a bit they come off.

    the nike vapor: still didn't hold down and the left bud conked out right after the 1 year warranty. the cord would get soooo tangled even when neatly wrapped. I can truly say I hated these headphones.
    [​IMG]

    the sony's: cheap (less than 500p) but still came off after running. I still have these that I use for listening to podcasts while doing yardwork/housework (at least since its so loose i can hear the telephone ring).
    [​IMG]

     
  14. rafaelc378

    rafaelc378 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2008
    Messages:
    5,464
    Likes Received:
    2
    I've had my earphones for a little over a year now. I usually go out 3x a week, rain or shine. If it rains, I just bring along my waterproof case and my boonie. Haven't had any problems or breakdowns. Even with my one earphone in style of running. (The other earphone is tucked into my shirt and is exposed to sweat.) I think this is because the cord is thick and rubberized and the construction is very sturdy in comparison to other earphones I've come across.
     
  15. eomasilungan

    eomasilungan Member
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2008
    Messages:
    300
    Likes Received:
    7
    ako_si_mac, the model that i use is OMX 80 Sport II. it costs around P2,500.
     
  16. eomasilungan

    eomasilungan Member
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2008
    Messages:
    300
    Likes Received:
    7
    the nike vapor: still didn't hold down and the left bud conked out right after the 1 year warranty. the cord would get soooo tangled even when neatly wrapped. I can truly say I hated these headphones.

    i also have the same experience as lawrence with regard to the nike vapor. in addition, it is not rust-proof.
     
  17. ako_si_Mac

    ako_si_Mac Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2008
    Messages:
    666
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Pasig
    More than a year? Wow, that's durable, considering your running frequency. Hmm..I'll definitely consider that Philips model.
     
  18. psymd1

    psymd1 Active Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2006
    Messages:
    2,529
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    qc
    yup the sound is great, but for running, id get something else.
     
  19. littlepitboy

    littlepitboy Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2004
    Messages:
    470
    Likes Received:
    0
    yeah nike vapor sucks.. mine rusted and the ear hook broke cause of the rust..sound quality is bad..

    i wonder where we can get senheissers.. been looking around but according to the shops they pulled out for inventory..

    im curious to see how good the sports earphones are..

    right now i just use my vmoda bass freq.. which falls off when i get sweaty already.. but love the sound quality...bbbb BASS!!!
     
  20. littlepitboy

    littlepitboy Member

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2004
    Messages:
    470
    Likes Received:
    0
    What earphones are these? and where can i get them?

     

Share This Page

  • About PhilMUG

    Since the mid-1990s, PhilMUG (formerly the Philippine Macintosh Users Group) has grown to become not just the Philippines’ but one of the world’s foremost Apple user groups. Our online community brings together thousands of members from the Philippines and around the world for the latest news and discussions covering all Apple products and related hardware and software. Anyone can join PhilMUG, from newbies to experts, subject to our membership rules and guidelines.
  • Like us on Facebook

  • Buy us a beer!

    The staff works very hard to make sure that PhilMUG is running 24/7. Care to buy us a beer or help out with our hosting fees? We'd really appreciate it!

    Donate to us!