Try listening to Violent Femmes – Add It Up while running or riding and not speed up!!!
I’ve been given a range of different headphones over the years. Some I buy myself, others have long ago landed in the trash.
By trial and error. My best headphones for athletes.
BEST FOR RUNNING
Sony Walkman Waterproof Sports MP3 Player Headphones
This all-in-one modern version of 37 year old Sony Walkman is number one in my run kit. An in-earbuds design marketed for listening to music while swimming.
The quality of water proofing makes these bomb proof against rain and sweat. Perfect for RUNNING! Drag and drop 4gb worth of music and press the start button. Too easy.
BEST FOR TRAVEL
SOL REPUBLIC Relays In-Ear Headphones
Bought the Relays for running because of sweat proof claims. But now they live full-time in my travel backpack.
Yes I’ve owned Bose Quiet Comfort in the past. They’re awesome but a pain in the butt. To bulky to sleep in and take up way to much room in my bag.
SOL’s in-ear bud doesn’t have active noise cancelling. But like an earplug blocks out external sound. The flat, soft plastic design let’s me sleep on my side if travelling up the front of the plane. Or comfortably push my ears against the side headrest if up in the back seats. Bonus, no batteries required!
JUST BECAUSE THEY’VE GOT SWAG
BEATS by DR DRE
I don’t even know what model they are? But for around the house or hanging on a park bench these customised RedBull beats are just bloody cool
Most used in bed watching ‘Vikings‘ when the wife wants to get to sleep.
BEST FOR INDOOR CYCLING
SOL REPUBLIC Tracks On-Ear Headphones
No batteries, no fuss cables plus slide on / slide off ear pieces. Easy re-sizing a bonus when training in a cap. Reasonable sound without risking a $300+ on-ear alternative die a quick death by sweat. The SOL’s are still going strong after more hot box ergo sessions than I care to remember.
Like to listen to music training? It’s worth checking out Spotify Running . Using a mobile it automatically syncs your ‘Steps-Per-Minute’ to match the ‘beats-per-minute’ in a playlist. Want to go quicker? Dial up the number of steps!