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What to get for sports and running ?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Hello guys,

 

I am once again calling upon your knowledge.

 

I am looking forward to buying a new pair of headphones / earphones for when I'm running outside. I currently have the basic Apple earphones that come with each iPod / iPhone. So I guess about any new ones will basically be an upgrade.

 

I want top quality sound

Not too isolating head- / earphones because I need to hear what's happening outside (cars coming by, etc.)

Something that's going to resist to sweat, while being comfy

Ideally, a pair with apple-compatible remote (volume + tracks control)

 

Thank you all !

post #2 of 12

Budget?

post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that important criterion. Budget-wise I don't want to put too much restriction.

 

I'd say anything below 100 EUR will do.

 

Is that way too much or way insufficient ? I have absolutely no idea. Hence this thread.

 

Thanks !

post #4 of 12

When we talk about someone's budget here, "way too much" does not exist.

post #5 of 12

I use the Sennheiser OMX980 because of the earclips, which really help secure the headphones when on the move. It doesn't isolate too much either. It doesn't have a remote or anything though, just a inline volume control. It's more neutral than colored, good soundstage, and is generally quite capable.

post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 
I am right in the middle of my local media store. I have seen the following models that might match my needs :

Sennh. Cx680i or CX880i
Audio technica ck400i
Bose Mie2i
jvc or ifrogz earphones

Which one would you advise me to get, sound-quality wise ?

Thanks !
post #7 of 12
I use marshall minor for running and the gym

pros: fairly cheap so I dont have to cry if they brake ,I dont feel them in the ears ,theyre open so I hear thing around me,ipod remote

cons: the sound really cant compare to nicer(more expensive) phones, but good enough for me for training and such
post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 

I finally got the CX680i.

 

I ran with them on yesterday. They are well in place and the sound quality is ok, but I wasn't overwhelmed at all. Only thing is, they're my first IEM pair and I find it too isolating at the moment. I'd rather have something a bit more "open to the outer world". I'll try them with the smaller earplugs.

 

Regards

post #9 of 12
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I finally got the CX680i.

 

I ran with them on yesterday. They are well in place and the sound quality is ok, but I wasn't overwhelmed at all. Only thing is, they're my first IEM pair and I find it too isolating at the moment. I'd rather have something a bit more "open to the outer world". I'll try them with the smaller earplugs.

 

Regards

PMX 680 might be your solution then.
 

 

post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the hint.

 

I'll see if I can get PMX 680's with remote control.

post #11 of 12

I'm in the market for a pair of sport headphones as well. I'd prefer to have the ones with the clip that goes behind the ear and a bud vs. a phone. I looked at the Senn 680i series but there are so many variants and no difference when comparing on their website. Does anyone have any further insight on this?

post #12 of 12

These sound great whilst your running :-) 

 

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