View Full Version : good earbuds for <$50?
11-29-2010, 03:14 PM
looking for something to go running with. any suggestions? the zune premier earbuds got good reviews on amazon.
11-29-2010, 03:55 PM
Sennheiser airbuds are a great company for earbuds. There are others, but Amazon has the CX-500 series for really cheap right now ($43). I bought my wife the 300 series a while ago and they sound great. For reference, the 300 series List price is $49 and you get them for around $40. The 500 series List at $120 and they are $43 right now.
11-29-2010, 03:56 PM
I forgot to mention, make sure whatever you buy that you get them for a reputable place as there are a lot of knock-offs out there. Even buying from Amazon 3rd party venders and such can be sketchy.
12-01-2010, 01:17 AM
I think I saw some at Best Buy that were advertising themselves as running earbuds that don't fall out. (They had their own signage and display rack in the isle) I want to say the list was $49, but I can't seem to find them on the website.
I'll see if I can remember the name.
I bought a pair of Sure earbuds that had interchangable tips and extreme noise isolation. I would advise against using them while running for several reasons.
1. the noise isolation is so good you won't be able to hear danger (cars, dogs, muggers)
2. the cable is thick and annoying. If the stiffness didn't pull it out of my ear from time to time, any physical touching of the cable was like wearing a stethoscope. I could hear anything rubbing against that cable, a bad problem when running.
3. Inside the ear buds get gross after you sweat on them a few times. Sweat also makes them want to pop out.
12-01-2010, 08:30 AM
Yeah, I used to run with earbuds but stopped for the reasons gwilks mentioned - blocks too much noise, they don't stay in that well if they're sweaty & the cable transfers too much noise. I like the ear clip type better, like these: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/566485-REG/Sony_MDRAS40EX_MDR_AS40EX_Active_Style_Earclip_Headphones.html
Still very snug because they go over your ear like a pair of glasses, but don't have the problems listed above.
12-01-2010, 09:38 AM
yeah. I don't want to use up my good earbuds (shure e2c) for running because it definitely gets NASTY in there.
I had first bought
years ago, because it said it had 'moister guard mechanism'.
I think the mechanism was to make the bud part huge that it wouldn't fit in my ear, so I had to ditch those headphones =(
but then, i found this:
figure, while running, i'm not really going for high fidelity, it does it's job, and if it gets really nasty, i don't care cuz they were a couple bucks. I actually bought 3 of them at once, and have since ditched a couple pairs.
12-07-2010, 10:25 PM
thanks for the input, guys!
have any of you tried these?
it's got great reviews and it's so cheap, too!
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