The Best Headphones for Running

running pic 1Even though the current trend is to build a six pack trimmed body with a rigorous routine at the gym, we still come across a number of people who are passionately involved with their early morning and evening running sessions. Not necessarily in a ground, but at least a jogging session in the nearest park. And undoubtedly, a pumped up playlist always energize ones workout. And choosing the right headphones for the purpose also plays a crucial role. Headphones have an innate knack of falling out while exercising, especially while running. Wired headphones often create haywire during rigorous outdoor sessions that ultimately leads to the dysfunction of the music gadgets and the headphones itself. We may think that those comfortable, over-the-ear headphones will be ideal for anything but they just can’t help when it comes to a routine workout. So when it comes to headphones, we naturally want the top-notch device to play our music clearly and unobtrusively. This means a pair of headphones that fit as snugly as ones sneakers, deliver rich sound, and perform well in puddles of ear sweat. We’ve picked the top 4 headphones and earphones based on 4 main factors – comfort, sound, design and style, and value for money.

1. Philips SHQ5200/10 ActionFit Sports 

philips action 1The headphones come with powerful 40mm neodymium drivers that generate powerfully deep and dynamic bass. They have ear cushions that are protected by a pair of moisture wicking fabric that can be removed and washed. Throughout the workout, the headphone cushions remain cool and dry. The headphones comprise a specially designed headband that fits securely throughout the toughest workout. Its non-slip headband is built with an innovative silicon grip that ensures sufficient contact points on one’s head, preventing any side-slips or front-back pendulum effects while freely moving during workouts. The headphones also allow the individual to be aware of his surroundings especially while working outdoors. Its open acoustic platform lets to discern what is happening around while still enjoying the music fully. The headphones have a discreetly designed snug-fit headband with convenient ear cups that are stringently tested to fit all ears. The headphones range from $43 to $55 according to the latest Amazon updates.

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2. SMS Audio SYNC SPORT Wireless 

sync 50 sport 1Endorsed by the NBA star Carmelo Antony, the SMS Audio Sync stand out, not just because their wireless, but because they are well-built with robust material, and are highly durable. Most importantly, their sound lives up to the expectations, and it’s well-balanced and clear. The SMS Audio SYNC Sport Wireless headphones are a sturdy range of headphones that stand out in the headphones market due to its attractive glossy plastic sync body. They are available in cool silver and shadow black. The headphones have a durable and adjustable headband which is wrapped in soft white leather with blue stitching. They have a compact and foldable design. On the outer ring of the right ear plate are controls for volume and skipping tracks. The power/Bluetooth button is located on the top of the ear cup, with a bottom-mounted 3.5-mm audio port if one decides to hook up the cord. The left ear cup has only a single micro USB port at the bottom. The 40-mm custom-tuned drivers have injected more definition than the previous over-ear model. But even at an acceptable listening level, the low end is as overwhelming as SMS’ over-ear headphones. According to SMS Audio, the Sync by 50 headphones can last up to 12 hours on a charge. At present, the SMS Audio Sync by 50 on ear headphones come up to $230 in Amazon, inclusive of the shipping charges.

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3. SENNHEISER  CX 685 (Adidas Sports) 

cx 685 1Sennheiser, one of the top brands in sound products, in conjunction with Adidas one of the world’s best athletic apparel brands, have produced CX 685, and the outcome is highly satisfactory. Unlike conventional earphones, the CX 685, are water-resistant and their sound is outstanding, whilst their ergonomic design ensures comfort. The Sennheiser CX 685 earphones have been specially designed for the working out sections. They are also known as ear canal phones that feature the comfortable and secure slide to fit holding mechanism. The ear canal coupling ensures a high level of noise attenuation. Boasting Para-aramid reinforced cables, matched with strain relief and parts made of flexible, shock-absorbing material, this pair of ear-canal phones are about as tough and intense as ones workout routine itself. They comprise of a symmetrical cable that have great ruggedness and durability. The headphones are a custom made that provides secure and comfort fitting. The Amazon website sells Sennheiser CX 685 for $43 and they come along with a warranty period of 3 years.

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