Originally Posted by SWP27
New to head-fi here. I been doing a lot of research on an upgrade to my broken mdr-ex51.. I was first looking to purchase the er-6i..then the um1.. then then super fi..then um2.. now I think my wallets really broken when I am definitely going for the livewires! My only question is that I enjoy listening to music while exercising (jogging, lifting weights), so does it make any friction/noises or discomfort while running? The mdr-ex51 was a great set of running earphones and I am hoping to jump a few levels to the livewires
Hi Shane, welcome.
I use my Livewires 3-4 days every week in the gym. I don't run, but use the X trainer and weights. Microphonics are at a minimum, being one of the quietest cables out there. Make sure the cable isn't "bouncing" off your body and you won't hear the cable at all. This is easy enough to accomplish because of the memory tubing and cable tie adjuster.
I work out hard and sweat a lot. My first concern was the Livewires might become flooded with my sweat, but the internals remain dry.
Livewires are comfortable to wear, look cool, and cut out most of the external noise, so you can run to your own beat!