View Full Version : Do you have a "gym" MP3 player?
I am trying to get back to the gym more often, but I only have a Gen1 Zune 30GB, which is a typical full-sized MP3 player.
Looked at Gen2 iPod Shuffles, but wound up getting a Sansa Clip 2GB (http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Sansa-Clip-Player-Black/dp/B000W09ZTK/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1239749941&sr=8-3).
What's your take?
And did you have to get any particular headphones that are designed better for working out (sweat :dead: )?
04-14-2009, 11:35 PM
I use a creative zen 32GB (flash) player. Pretty decent player. Playlist editing is a bit clumsy, but it serves it's purpose. I use the creative armband with it, and I have sony over the ear "buds" since regular buds slip out of my ears.
My only major complaint with the Zen is that the display does not turn off during playback unless it's in the locked position, which prevents you from changing the volume or tracks, sometimes handy during a workout.
I have found that noise reducing in-ear headphones are bad for workouts. sweat makes them nasty and gave me inside the ear canal zits, and the slightest touch on the cable caused me to hear it loudly in my ears.
04-15-2009, 04:54 AM
I use my old 8GB Nano w/an armband for working out. Set the playlist & then I don't have to touch it.
But I also have trouble with headphones... the noise reducing in-ear ones work OK for me, but kinda dangerous when I'm running outside - I'd prefer to hear cars coming.
The original Apple earbuds are also OK, but tend to slip out of my ears. I've also tried some Sony sports ones that have a clip that slides over your ears like glasses - those seem to be the most comfortable, but the sound isn't that good.
So if anyone has a good recommendation for earphones, pass it on!
04-15-2009, 07:19 AM
I use one of the older iPod shuffles.
04-15-2009, 07:55 AM
I have a sandisk e280 8GB flash based player and it works great. I love my wife's clip as the sound is unreal. Its so clear and crisp in my opinion. If mine every dies I will probably replace it with a clip unless they get the fuze to sound the same and then go with the fuze becuase of micro sd expandability. The clip even with crappy head phones is hands down the best sounding MP3 player I have ever heard.
04-15-2009, 09:45 AM
I have a gen2 iPod shuffle with an armband. I got better headphones and I wish it had an FM receiver so I can hear what's playing on the TVs. Other than that it's a good size I think.
04-15-2009, 02:18 PM
I have a full sized ipod i use for the gym, but it's fine cause i do relatively static things such as weights, and even when i do cardio it's on a bike so I can just place it on the tray.
i just use my everyday sound-isolating in-ear headphones which work fine for me. they block out all the horrible euro-dance music they play at my gym as well as the sound of the big dudes grunting and dropping weights. but i agree if you're gonna be sweating a lot you might want a dedicated workout pair.
04-16-2009, 07:13 AM
I use a gen 1 iPod 2GB nano. I just roll with the ipod headphones, don't mind sweating on them.
On a side note I have one of those ZAGG clear covers for it. Man that think is great.
04-16-2009, 07:35 AM
I use a Zune 8 because it has radio and my gym has tvs that broadcast the audio through a radio channel.
nate el bueno
04-16-2009, 07:59 PM
I use a Creative Zen Stone. I like it because it's small and the controls are easy. My only beef is that if I go running in really cold weather, it shuts off. If I put it under a sweatshirt, it'll work.
I use a pretty decent set of headphones for working out. The name escapes me, but they're a white Sony pair. They're kind of an earbud and headphone hybrid, as they go in the ears, but there's also a band that goes over the head. I find them to be fairly comfortable. They were about 20.
i have a sandisk sansa clip and use old school ear buds (not the new ones that stick all the way into your ear)
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