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Worry-free ear buds for rainy runs
on September 13, 2012
I've been using these for seven months now, time enough to look back on what I've come to like and dislike about these ear buds. I bought these specifically because of their waterproof and washable qualities and have been very pleased that I've been able to run in the rain or wash them after particularly sweaty runs without any worries about damaging them. I also like that, unlike other ear buds I have, the chords on these don't make noise as I run, allowing me to just hear the music. I haven't been disappointed with the sound quality as I knew these ear buds, being water proof, would most likely never approach the excellent quality I get from my Etymotic Research buds (too delicate to wear in the rain or when sweaty). So my expectations weren't too high. Besides, I wear these to run and the sound of my breathing, footfalls, etc. as well as my concentration on my pace are leave the music as merely background sound to keep me motivated. However, the chords are a little stiffer than I would have liked, a downside I suppose for how much less noisy they are than thinner chords on other ear buds. But that means the chords can sometimes get in my way and also slide around more than I'd like. The included clip isn't particularly strong and doesn't seem to hold the chord in place very well. But on balance, these ear buds have worked out very well in all kinds of weather. Would I wear them to get great sound fidelity while sitting in a quiet room? Definitely not. But would I wear them while out there running several miles in inclement weather without having to worry if they'll be destroyed by moisture? Absolutely.