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The one and only solution for runners
on October 1, 2014
I wanted wireless solution for my running needs. I initially used Klipsch. They had one of the most comfortable oval tips. However, they are not runner friendly and keep popping out. More over the wires kept on interfering with my momentum. I wanted a wireless solution and purchased Jaybird blue buds x. They are one of the best wireless solutions in market, both in battery life and sound quality, however they were not ear friendly. They kept popping out while running no matter how hard I tried. I finally purchased Yurbuds Inspire. Let me tell you, when they guaranteed that they will never pop-out, they meant it. I have been using them for more than a week and can confirm that till date I didn't worry about them falling out while I sprinted. Also as their play/pause button is on the earphone itself, whenever I use it, it only helps readjust the earphones more comfortable inside my ear. Although the ear tip looked gigantic the first time I saw it, it just fitted well in my ears. They cloth like wire was unobstrusive and didn't irritate my skin. Having said that there are few drawbacks as well:
1. Audio skips a lot. I mean a lot. After using Klipsch and Jaybird, this was a big shock for me. I had to change the way I wrapped phone around my arm. I have to switch from left arm to right arm just to ensure that audio doesn't skip.
2. Sound quality is good, but not extraordinary. It does have good bass.
3. This is first time in my life that when I called their customer support I get message "All our customer support representatives are in a meeting and unable to answer your call. Please try again" It's hilarious.
3. Microphone isn't noise canceling and the other party will not hear you if you whisper.
4. Battery life is good (5-hours), but not great (8-hours for JayBird Blue buds X)
5. The highest volume isn't that high.