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Waterproof and durable in ears for running, upper budget

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

Hey everyone 

As the title suggest, i'm in the market for quality in ears that can stand rain, sweat etc.

Westone adv caught, my eye but the sound reviews that i've read do not match the price tag.

 

So i'm looking for recomendations meeting the criteria below. 

1. durable

2. comfortable and stable for intense workouts

3. sound quality relevant to the price

 

ps. Westone adv doesn't seem a bad choice tbh, but im looking to check all the options that are available atm and compare them

looking forward to your recommendations :)

post #2 of 7
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Originally Posted by moikanos88 View Post
 

Hey everyone 

As the title suggest, i'm in the market for quality in ears that can stand rain, sweat etc.

Westone adv caught, my eye but the sound reviews that i've read do not match the price tag.

 

So i'm looking for recomendations meeting the criteria below. 

1. durable

2. comfortable and stable for intense workouts

3. sound quality relevant to the price

 

ps. Westone adv doesn't seem a bad choice tbh, but im looking to check all the options that are available atm and compare them

looking forward to your recommendations :)

Do you have a budget?

 

Some of the popular audiophile workout IEMs would be the Monster iSport Immersion (discontinued, but the Victory seems to be its successor). Also, they say that the ADV Alpha is a great choice like you said.

post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thx for your reply :)

I'm willing to spend around 200$, but i would go to 250 if the differenece is great.

The monster Victory is not high on my list, as many reviewers say that the pair stopped working after 1 year of use or so.

post #4 of 7
I have owned the ADV Alpha and just bought the iSport Victory. In terms of sound I much prefer the Victory as it has nice mids and treble while still having good bass. It is also easier to insert and snug in ear. The ADV is very dark sounding due to very subdued treble and has huge micro phonic issues due to its cloth cable.

I suspect you may have had friends who had the older is port Immersion (which I also owned). The Immersion was more plastic and uncomfortable and seemed less durable. Having said that I have not had the Victory long enough to say how well they are made. The ADV on the other hand is built like a tank so will likely last longer. But for me I need the right sound qualities in my listening devices or it doesn't matter how well built they are.
post #5 of 7

Are the iSport Victory considered "waterproof"? I would love to have some decent IEM's to use combined with a waterproof MP3 player / cellphone for listening to music while swimming in a pool. The market of waterproof players and phones are getting rather good, but I have yet to see any decent in-ears that are considered waterproof?

post #6 of 7
Yes they are. I actually am enjoying them a lot BTW.
post #7 of 7
Any tip about what to do with the cable when using them for swimming?


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