Workout headphones

Need some suggestions for a decent set of headphones for riding a bike/working out in.

Prefer something under 50 that is moisture resistant and sounds decent. Bass heavy is a plus. I need these to work good with glasses and wearing a helmet (bike helmet).

I'm open to all suggestions from all brands. In-ear, on-ear, etc.... I'm not "normally" a ear-bud guy as they tend to start to hurt after a bit, but again open to suggestions for ones that you can use for a couple hours at a time with no pain.

Right now I'm looking at the Sennheiser Sports headphones that seem to all be around 40 bucks on Amazon...

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"....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)

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  • teekay0007teekay0007 Posts: 2,268
    Obviously, Sennheiser is a respected name in headphones, so you probably can't go too wrong there. Some of their models don't look like they would stay firmly in place while the wearer is very active.

    I've always thought the Polk UltraFit 3000s were nice, comfortable and had great sound, even for use for hours on end. They also stay in place no matter how active you get. No issues for me while mowing, biking, jogging, weight training, etc. They also are made for Apple product use (taking calls, volume control, etc.) which IIRC you made the switch to a while back.

    I also may remember - way back - that you might have done a review on this Forum for the UF 3000 (2000?).


  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 17,150
    teekay0007 wrote: »
    I also may remember - way back - that you might have done a review on this Forum for the UF 3000 (2000?).

    Yeah, I've had the 3000's before (dog ate both sets). They sounded ok but started to hurt my ears after a bit in and I never successfully got them to really feel comfortable.

    I'm debating the 2000's which are over the ear as an option. I like those others as they are also waterproof so I could get them sweaty/wet and just wash em off......

    Will keep doing some research but feel free to keep posting opinions.

    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 17,150
    Anyone? I'm even debating something horrible and going with Grado's so I can hear things around me... but then I give up just about anything bass wise...
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • jeremymarcinkojeremymarcinko Posts: 3,654
    edited March 2015
    I have been using Samsung's Active earbuds (EHS63) for the last three years or so, and I really like them. They are not anything special in regards to sound quality, but they do not sound bad at all. Then again I have not been blown away by any earphone that I have ever listened two. What I like about them is that they have a two speaker design with an open back. They are designed so that I can still hear what is going on around me at the gym or when jogging. They are maybe a little better quality build than a standard samsung or apple earbud, has a quiet tangle free cord and gold plated 3.5mm plug. I find them comfortable enough for a 90 minute workout or so. They don't bother me at all anyways. Your probably and Apple guy but these are really a great value. I paid $50 back in 2012 and it looks like amazon has them for $20 now. They would be hard to beat under $50 anyways.
    http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-3-5mm-Active-Stereo-Headset/dp/B00D8YYXSK
    Oh, Listen here mister. We got no way of understandin' this world. But we got as much sense of this bird flyin in the sky. Now there is a lot that bird don't know, but it don't change the fact that the world is happening to him all the same. What I am tryin to say is, is that the course of your life, well its changing, and you don't even see it- Forest Bondurant
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 17,150
    I have been using Samsung's Active earbuds (EHS63) for the last three years or so, and I really like them. They are not anything special in regards to sound quality, but they do not sound bad at all. Then again I have not been blown away by any earphone that I have ever listened two. What I like about them is that they have a two speaker design with an open back. They are designed so that I can still hear what is going on around me at the gym or when jogging. They are maybe a little better quality build than a standard samsung or apple earbud, has a quiet tangle free cord and gold plated 3.5mm plug. I find them comfortable enough for a 90 minute workout or so. They don't bother me at all anyways. Your probably and Apple guy but these are really a great value. I paid $50 back in 2012 and it looks like amazon has them for $20 now. They would be hard to beat under $50 anyways.
    http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-3-5mm-Active-Stereo-Headset/dp/B00D8YYXSK

    I do have a iPhone, but I'm not what I'd consider a "Apple" guy. As long as it sound "OK" (these are for working out and biking) I'm fine. I'd actually prefer something with a lot of exaggerated bass as I'm looking for something to help keep me going and I'm a bass head... But I know from IEM's that probably isnt going to happen.

    Thanks for the suggestion, I will take a look.

    I'm debating trying the Ultrafit's again, but I'm not sure if its worth it given I never got a good fit with them initially.

    I may just break down and buy those Sennheisers that wrap around your ear. They aren't earbuds so they should let me hear still a bit and not hurt hopefully as much as the Polks did.

    Otherwise the Sol Republic Relays got good reviews online and are waterproof. They are earbuds but supposedly super light and dont hurt at all.
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • jeremymarcinkojeremymarcinko Posts: 3,654
    I would not bother with the Actives then. The bass isn't exaggerated at all. You probably wouldn't like them.
    Oh, Listen here mister. We got no way of understandin' this world. But we got as much sense of this bird flyin in the sky. Now there is a lot that bird don't know, but it don't change the fact that the world is happening to him all the same. What I am tryin to say is, is that the course of your life, well its changing, and you don't even see it- Forest Bondurant
  • jeremymarcinkojeremymarcinko Posts: 3,654
    Oh, Listen here mister. We got no way of understandin' this world. But we got as much sense of this bird flyin in the sky. Now there is a lot that bird don't know, but it don't change the fact that the world is happening to him all the same. What I am tryin to say is, is that the course of your life, well its changing, and you don't even see it- Forest Bondurant
  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 1,076
    You might want to take a look at the iGrado's. They are an over the ear, behind the head phone. Very comfortable and sound good for what they are.

    http://www.headphone.com/products/grado-igrado-black
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  • nspindelnspindel Posts: 5,346
    I couldn't deal with the iGrados. I love Grado headphones, but I've got a bit of a fat head and the iGrados fit my head like a vice grip.
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • UpstatemaxUpstatemax Posts: 2,517
    edited March 2015
    They are more that $50, but I use Senn CX 890i's for just about everything and I love them. They are bass heavy IMO and they always stay put for me.

    I use them walking the dog, mowing the lawn, cycling...
    Living room:
    Samsung PN50B860 50" Plasma : XBOX One : Roku Ultra : Oppo UDP-203 : Pioneer Elite SC-87 : APC H15 : Focal 806V mains : Focal 806V Surrounds : SVS SB2000 : SVS SB12-NSD

    2Ch:
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  • nspindelnspindel Posts: 5,346
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 2,285
    Xiami earbuds are my new discovery. Twenty bucks w free shipping. Some of the best sound under a hundred. I picked them up off of a website Buygoo. Takes three weeks on a slow boat from China. Amazon has them. Be careful of knockoffs. Peace. D
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    “Why did you get married if you wanted big speakers?”
  • DabutcherDabutcher Posts: 2,285
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    MIT Magnum MH-750, Monster HTS 5100MKII, Mitsubishi rear projection 73, PS4, PSW505 , Sunfire Signature Grand 425 x 4,Parasound hca 120, RTi12, FXiA6, CSiA6, SDA SRS 1.2, Pioneer Elite SC63 , Pioneer Elite BDP-05



    “Why did you get married if you wanted big speakers?”
  • UpstatemaxUpstatemax Posts: 2,517
    nspindel wrote: »

    Haha. I don't recall paying that for them...

    Must have been the bourbon.

    They only have one left in stock. I might want to order another pair, before they are gone!
    Living room:
    Samsung PN50B860 50" Plasma : XBOX One : Roku Ultra : Oppo UDP-203 : Pioneer Elite SC-87 : APC H15 : Focal 806V mains : Focal 806V Surrounds : SVS SB2000 : SVS SB12-NSD

    2Ch:
    Sonus Faber Venere S : Rotel RB 1582 MKII : Oppo UDP-205 : Furman Elite 15 DM i : Pro-Ject Debut Carbon with Acryl-It Platter :
  • nspindelnspindel Posts: 5,346
    Put that one on the "Things that make you go hmmmmmm....." list.
    Good music, a good source, and good power can make SDA's sing. Tubes make them dance.
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 17,150
    So I wanted to close this thread out..... by linking to my next one :smile:
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • cnhcnh Posts: 13,310
    edited June 2015
    Anyone? I'm even debating something horrible and going with Grado's so I can hear things around me... but then I give up just about anything bass wise...

    I'm not an earbud Dude, can't stand those things. Grados? No bass (in lower models), how about some old school Koss PortaPros (pretty good all around sound for workouts, don't isolate much but have decent bass for what they are).

    Helmet? OK, how about these (cheap): Koss KSC75 less than $20 and not bad at that. There are some shared features with the ones above, like the titanium coated diaphragms, open back, etc.

    http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/electronics/detail-page2/B0006B486K-1.jpg

    Hey Polk? How come we CANNOT drop images into our posts ANYMORE!!


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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 17,150
    cnh wrote: »
    Anyone? I'm even debating something horrible and going with Grado's so I can hear things around me... but then I give up just about anything bass wise...

    I'm not an earbud Dude, can't stand those things.

    Yeah I hear ya.... the ones I bought (picture below) are so far the only ones that I dont want to rip out quickly.....

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    And here is my review of them

    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • RamZetRamZet Posts: 776
    Sony EX in ear buds.
    They sound alright, you can take a phone call, they come with three different size buds, and you can remove the in ear part to clean them.
    Best part, they're 15 bucks.
    B&W
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  • Kurt300Kurt300 Posts: 308
    I think Shure's SE530's are the best damn thing for the money. You asked about $50 headphones, so I didn't bring them up. But if you want to talk about value at different price points, these are screaming buys.
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 17,150
    Kurt300 wrote: »
    I think Shure's SE530's are the best damn thing for the money. You asked about $50 headphones, so I didn't bring them up. But if you want to talk about value at different price points, these are screaming buys.

    Yeah, I love my bluebuds because of the sweat protection and the lifetime warranty on them.......

    So far pretty decent as well. Use them at work instead of my Beyers since I tend to be up and about a bunch so the no cord thing is nice.

    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • I picked up a pair of Klipisch X4i's last week, they are hands down the most comfortable ear buds I have tried, and the noise isolation is better than my Polk Buckle over the ear headphones. Oh yeah they sound alright too.
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    Oh, Listen here mister. We got no way of understandin' this world. But we got as much sense of this bird flyin in the sky. Now there is a lot that bird don't know, but it don't change the fact that the world is happening to him all the same. What I am tryin to say is, is that the course of your life, well its changing, and you don't even see it- Forest Bondurant
  • Rex81Rex81 Posts: 193
    I really liked V-Sonic GR02for working out. They can be had on ebay for very fair prices. Excellent bass, good clarity, great fit,.
  • Hi Everyone. I have been intrigued with bone conducting headphones to use while running. Check out the article below and let us know your thoughts. Has anyone tried a pair?\

    http://www.engadget.com/2015/09/25/aftershokz-bluez-2s-bone-conduction-headphones/ [/url]

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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 17,150
    PolkTeam wrote: »
    Hi Everyone. I have been intrigued with bone conducting headphones to use while running. Check out the article below and let us know your thoughts. Has anyone tried a pair?\

    http://www.engadget.com/2015/09/25/aftershokz-bluez-2s-bone-conduction-headphones/ [/url]

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    I also read the same article and was very interested. There are a couple of us on here that bike that would love to be able to use something like this.

    I know @codyc1ark uses a wireless speaker with his phone, I just use the Bluebuds and dont ride on city streets.

    My main concern is that unlike a having a speaker wire thats needs to wrap around your head that those wouldn't do well for folks with Glasses...
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 17,150
    So bringing this back from the dead.

    Now these will NOT help you if you need to hear anything other than music as they isolate QUITE WELL but are not noise cancelling...

    My wife’s rabbit (don’t ask) got ahold of my jaybirds so I had to replace them after quite a few years of service.

    Did some research and decided to give another set of jaybirds a spin because I liked my blubuds a lot.

    They were running a special on their Vistas which are totally wireless. They were the same price as the Bluetooth wired version (wires running between both speakers only).

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    They come with a charging case that can give the headphones another 10 hours on top of their 6 hours of play. They are IP7 rated and I did test that out with my old version, going for a few bike rides and runs in the rain, and I sweat a lot too...

    All fairly standard for 200 dollar wireless headphones....

    Here’s the cool part.... There is an app you download with them (almost the cool part).....

    The app gives you access to DOWNLOADABLE presets.... from ALL KINDS OF PEOPLE.

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    You can also customize the EQ yourself but also search for all kinds of customized EQ.....

    Here’s what my current EQ looks like

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    All of that is pointless though if they suck or don’t fit/feel good...

    Well for someone whose never had earbuds fit great, and wears glasses.... straight out the box they fit PERFECT. I don’t feel them at all.

    Oh and they sound FLIPPING GOOD!

    So if your in the market..... give em a shot.

    I’m STOKED I did...
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
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