Red Sound-Squared "SPORT" Headphone Earbuds Earphones w/ 2 Earhook Sizes and Earphone Case - Great Value!
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Let me start with comfort. I have had numerous pairs of earbuds from Phillips, Sony, JVC, etc. I specifically chose the sport model from Sound Squared because reviews on other sites said they don't fall out. Since I work out alot, that was important to me. The other reviewers were right; these buds stay in place, period. The over the ear band is comfortable, enough that I can wear them for hours at a time at work. They also come with 3 different silicone bud sizes for a wide variety of ear sizes and shapes. The cord length is also nice and long, measuring 5 feet from tip to buds.
Next I'll move onto sound. When I first used the buds, there was way too much bass, even for my standards because I like plenty of bass. Then I realized that it was actually my equalizer settings, and not the buds. As I stated, I have Rockbox loaded on my Sansa, so I have access to awesome equalizer settings. What I was doing was trying to compensate for my poor previous earbuds by turning the bass way up, and when I plugged these in whoa! too much bass! I adjusted the level of the bass and wow, these buds are awesome sounding! Crisp highs, deep lows, and distortion free. These aren't rated as being noise cancelling, but the silicon tips do a great job of cancelling out ambient noise (such as my loud treadmill).
Last is value. $30.00 for this pair of earbuds is ridiculous. It wasn't a lot to drop on a pair of buds from a company I've never heard of before, so I gave them a try. I was seriously surprised at the quality for price point.Read more ›
Now, my wife visits the gym more often than is reasonable. While there, she revs up the elliptical machine like one whose hair is on fire and running towards the nearest water spigot. The resulting image is positively ferocious: arms and legs piston in a blur, the head is thrust forward and jerks side-to-side, the face is set in a grimace of determination last seen on an Ironman triathlete, and the audio leads to the iPod swing wildly as telephone wires in a windy maelstrom. It's positively intimidating. (My imperturbable work-out on the elliptical is regally placid by comparison; I barely break a sweat as I attend to the Home and Garden Channel on the overhead monitor.)
The point I'm trying to make here concerns the spouse's earphones rendered problematic by the strain. If using foam earbuds, they absorb perspiration that blocks sound. If made of plastic, they fall from her ears causing a break in stride as she shoves them back into place with a few choice words. Thus, when cautiously asked what she wanted for Christmas, she threw down the gauntlet: "Earphones that stay put and don't get blocked with unladylike sweat. Don't screw it up."
Doing an Amazon search, I found several alternatives, all of which had ratings spanning the stellar spectrum of 1 to 5.Read more ›
I must say that sound-sqaured is probably the best kept earbud secret. Not only is the sound quality AMAZING (in comparison to other earbuds i've tried, though I'm not an audiophile), but these don't fall out of my ears! As far as the sound quality, this is the first pair of earbuds I've owned where I can actually hear and even feel the bass vibrations in my music, and my volume isn't even turned halfway up! On top of that, these earbuds don't fall out! I have smaller than normal ears and I have had one heck of a time trying to find ones that either fit in my ear or don't pop out once I start working out because of sweaty ears. These things are amazing...I just finished a two hour workout of running and biking and sweat my [...] off and these things didn't budge! Plus they have extra buds of different sizes that you can play around with to get your fit. The over the ear piece is just an added bonus of security to keep the actual buds in place, and it manages to do its job quite well without being uncomfortable. Honestly, had I not been listening to music through the headphones, I wouldn't even have noticed they were there.
I've tried the sony and apple products that everyone seems to go for and complain about a month down the road. Try something new for a change! Go for this company! I feel like I might actually cry if I manage to lose these pair of earphones....they are THAT great.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It seems that I go through many ear buds for my I-pod. I use my I-pod primarily on the tread mill so the buds get somewhat abused with transportation and sweat. Read morePublished on March 2, 2013 by P. Griffiths
I was initially excited about buying these headphones since I'm a runner and have yet to find a perfect set. Read morePublished on May 6, 2010 by Ronald E. Appin
Product does what said it would do.
The buds stay in place and they sound good. Just what I was looking for.
I didn't realize how much the constant adjustment of my headphones was distracting me during my workouts until I started using these. Read morePublished on February 26, 2010 by N. Jones
I was very displeased with this product because it fell apart within 1 week of use. I purchased it as a gift for my daughter who likes to run while listening to her music. Read morePublished on February 5, 2010 by Amazon Customer
This is the second pair of these headphones I have purchased inside of approximatley two years so I have definitely given these things a fair shake. Read morePublished on January 13, 2010 by T. Ball
I've tried and killed dozens of head phones. I go running or skating daily, hit weights 4 days a week, and use
around the yard, etc. Read more
I got these because my earphones always fall out when i do anything, not just while running on the treadmill at the gym. Read morePublished on June 30, 2009 by BTfrenzy
I just received my earbuds yesterday. The sound is good. They seem to be well made. I must be a freak, because my ear canals are different sizes. Read morePublished on June 23, 2009 by P. Stanley