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Good headphones for runners? $0-100 budget

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Hey guys, I'm looking for some budget exercise headphones. While most people I see get cheapo $7 headphones for exercise and a decent pair for other situations, I feel music is the most important to me during exercise, or on the go in general. 

 

I'm currently torn over in ear vs over ear, in ear tends to give you a better sound if you get a good seal, but a lot of times its hard to get a good seal, the stethoscope effect becomes a problem if you don't have a clip , and they also leave you deaf to traffic. I've been looking over the entire Sennheiser 685 series which are on sale right now, all for under $50, any specific recommendation there? Or any other recommendations would be welcome, thanks!

 

EDIT: And I forgot to mention, if it matters, I mostly exclusively listen to rock while running, though open up to other genre's when not.


Edited by theuprising - 12/10/13 at 10:19pm
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I use Koss PortaPro for running/exercise. Just throwing it out there.

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I use koss ksc75.

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Thanks for the replies! The Koss PortaPro looks pretty cool, though I'm worried if they'll get ruined in sweat. Reviews say  koss ksc75 break after a week lol.

 

I've also been eyeing the ath-ckp500 as well, seems like a full upgrade from the adidas sennheiser collection for the same price.

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Thanks for the replies! The Koss PortaPro looks pretty cool, though I'm worried if they'll get ruined in sweat. Reviews say  koss ksc75 break after a week lol.

 

I've also been eyeing the ath-ckp500 as well, seems like a full upgrade from the adidas sennheiser collection for the same price.

Most reviews like that are done by people who don't realise that headphone cables aren't as strong as old Nokia phones. 

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Yeah, you have to care at least a little for the headphones and treat them decently, else just get some of those water/sweat proof headphones made for running, but you ain't gonna get anything but mediocre sound out of them.. Time will tell whether the ksc75 will break for me. They don't appear to be taking damage from sweat and rain.. Dunno
Edited by davidsh - 12/11/13 at 1:36pm
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Yeah, you have to care at least a little for the headphones and treat them decently, else just get some of those water/sweat proof headphones made for running, but you ain't gonna get anything but mediocre sound out of them.. Time will tell whether the ksc75 will break for me. They don't appear to be taking damage from sweat and rain.. Dunno

I mean I guess the Ksc75 would be viable if you wash the ear pieces after a run, but sweat will still get inside of them. The SportaPro/PortaPro on the other hand have a piece of foam above the ear pieces which can act like a sweatband.

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