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    Decent headphones for jogging ?

    Can anyone recommend a decent set of headphones for use when jogging ? Got some really nice sony inear ones but are useless when i go jogging.
    Need some that are gonna stay i place as i go running over some quite hilly ground.
    Cheers for any tips.

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    im using Sony MDREX71's at the min and have had no problem crossing the sand dunes around where i am. you say your using in-ear headphones which is a bit confusing, but you may very well be using the same ones. have you tried the larger silicon bits you get? iv also found stealing the crocodile clip thingy of an old handsfree kit (any will do methinks) and putting it on the wire, clipping to clothing around the kneck, stops any *pull* you may have on the wire, and generally makes them more comfortable.

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    Actually, that is a really good tip MadduckUK, cos when i used to go running/walking while listening to music (but don't now I can drive, lol... ie, getting fat ), i used to get the wire pulling on the earphones which made them come out of my ears frequently. I got some over the top of the head ones though, made them pritty tight to my head and tucked the wire in my pocket, and made it so there was a bit of slack. Worked fine for me, so I didn't have to carry around and silly crocodile clips

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadduckUK
    im using Sony MDREX71's
    Anotehr vote for these - they are excellent, great sound & bass on them, and block out other sounds well, but not enough so that you can hear anything except the music (depending on volume of course). As also said, if you do currently use the same ones, try swapping the silcon buds for a size up - they should fit snugly and not fall out. I've used them when cycling before & they didn't shift at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skinleech
    Anotehr vote for these - they are excellent, great sound & bass on them, and block out other sounds well
    they do! need some getting used to if your coming from anther set of sony's (namely THESE ) But when you get used to the changes in sound there AMAZING
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    I'm a big fan of over the ear neck-band earphones. They always stay in place, and because they let through ambient sounds you're far less likely to get yourself run over because you didn't hear tha Tractor/Car/Articulated Lorry * coming.

    *-delete as appropriate.

    I have a pair of Panasonic RP-HG31 folding phones which are great. I wore them when I did a half Marathon in March and they were well comfy the whole time. Sound great too.

    In more relaxed environments e.g. sitting at my desk at work I use my Sony MDREX71's. But when I tried running in them with the lead clipped to my arm-band mp3 holder they just fell out constantly!

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    I'd definitely recommend over the head phones for three reasons:
    - You get better quality sound for the same money
    - They STAY on your head
    - it's easier to hear what's going on around you, so you don't get run over! (hopefully)
    I use Sennheiser PX100s http://www.richersounds.com/showprod...pid=SENN-PX100
    when I go skateboarding (which is gonna involve more jumping and bigger impacts than jogging) and they NEVER fall off. Also awesome sound for the money, plus they fold up like sunglasses! Genius

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    I'm also a fan of the Sonys, but I wouldn't use them for jogging because a) you'll need to shove them in quite far to make sure they don't wiggle out which is probably not good for your long term hearing and b) you won't be able to hear anything or anyone around you which could be dangerous.

    The sennheisers get good reviews. I'm not one for the over the ear jobbies. Look too much like the bluetooth headsets worn nowadays.

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    Many thanks for all the suggestions , actually ended up getting these cheap logitech ones they sound good and are really comfy and most important dont fall off.
    http://www.play.com/Electronics/Elec...l/Product.html

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    Nice choice. When my Panasonics pack up (there's only so many times you can drench em in sweat I'm sure!) I might get some of these.

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    Sony MDREX71
    or
    Sennheiser CX300

    Both are "in ear" isolation type earphones.

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    I really wouldn;t expect one of the right-in-your-ear-canal headphones to be recommended for jogging - far too dangerous! Plus the sound of your feet hitting the ground and the wires moving around due to the isolation would put me off no end.

    I really must recommend these headphones (Sony MDR-E888SP) got off ebay after hunting them down for ages. The sound quality is superb and they are fine for jogging and virtually anything else:

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...tem=9721454450



    Here's a review:

    http://www.audiocubes.com/product/So...Earphones.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidstone28
    Sony MDREX71
    or
    Sennheiser CX300

    Both are "in ear" isolation type earphones.

    I've got the sony's, and if you run the wire down inside your shirt instead of outside of it you get less noise - at least on the bike

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    Inear or hang

    For Jogging your two best options are to go for a inear / canal earphone or a hanging/ clip earphone.
    With canal earphones you need to watch for traffic because you do hear it far less background noise. If you go for canal phones, silicon will grip better than the more commonly used rubber so try and go for a silicone eartip. Ear hangining earphones like the B&O A8 and the Audio Technica ec7 fit into the outer part of the ear and wrap a thin peace of metal over the ear like a very light part of glasses.

    I use a pair of Soundwise e2 ( inear with silicone eartip) and the Audio Technica ec7. I got both from soundwise co uk . I tend to use the e2 in the gyn and the Audio Technica on the road. I am really happy with both.

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    I second the PX100's, great headphones with really good bass response and clarity

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skinleech View Post
    Anotehr vote for these - they are excellent, great sound & bass on them, and block out other sounds well, but not enough so that you can hear anything except the music (depending on volume of course). As also said, if you do currently use the same ones, try swapping the silcon buds for a size up - they should fit snugly and not fall out. I've used them when cycling before & they didn't shift at all.
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