/ Which style of headphones for running?

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Bjartur i Sumarhus on 15 Feb 2013
Question for those who run listening to music. Which style suit you the best...in ear buds? the ones with a plastic hook that wraps over the ear? or proper old school headphones (maybe best option in freezing weather ;-) ?

I have used in ear buds , but when I get hot and sweaty, they tend to slip out (although i threw away the other size rubber buds that came with them new...maybe a bigger size would be better fit). Need a new pair and am wondering if the hook over style would be better?
Ava Adore - on 15 Feb 2013
In reply to Game of Conkers:

I use the in-ear buds but then I often have my ears covered - either by a hat in the winter or a headband when it's warmer (to keep my hair out of my face).

I'm wishing they would invent tiny little ear buds that sit in the ear with no wires.
a lakeland climber on 15 Feb 2013
In reply to Game of Conkers:

None!

When on road I want to hear when the b****rs are going to run me over. When off road I want to hear things like birds etc.

ALC
jamesc88 on 15 Feb 2013
In reply to a lakeland climber:
> None!

+1

Moley on 16 Feb 2013
In reply to a lakeland climber:
> (In reply to Game of Conkers)
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> None!
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> When on road I want to hear when the b****rs are going to run me over. When off road I want to hear things like birds etc.
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> ALC

Agreed, why on earth wear headphones whilst running in the countryside? Baffles me, I don't run on roads so that doesn't apply.
Trangia - on 16 Feb 2013
In reply to Bjartur í Sumarhús:

None! I like to hear the birds and sounds of nature - there was a Blackbird singing this evening.
JamButty - on 17 Feb 2013
In reply to Bjartur í Sumarhús: I use the little uns that seem to fit fine.

As long as the sound isn't too high you can still hear the birdies - A big fat buzzard in a tree drowned out Iron Maiden today!
radson - on 17 Feb 2013
In reply to Bjartur í Sumarhús:

I use a seinheiser/adidas thing that wraps around the back of my head. I find the insert ones always seem to fall out eventually. A remote comtrol is handy too to skip the occasional song that just isnt doing it for you.
martinph78 on 17 Feb 2013
In reply to Bjartur í Sumarhús: I like my philips/nike headband earphones (over the head type) had them two years now and they're great. Don't move or fall out and are comfortable I think.

I wear galsses so over the ear/hang-on's don't work for me.

Music is a great motivator for me when running around the town. Better than listening to cars revving around and kids shouting insults at me!

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