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Good design, if they fit your ears...
on May 2, 2012
I have slightly larger than normal ears, and so standard earbuds never fit my ears, hence my penchant for behind the head headphones for durability with my workouts and walking to the office.
I think these headphones have some really good features that really work - sweat resistant foam, a cord that can be short or long for armband use versus keeping your device in your pocket, and even a neat carrying case, respectable sound quality, but if the earbud things don't fit in your ears then it's all kind of moot. I think the point of the earbuds is just to keep them in place - I believe sound is coming from the entire circular portion.
The earbuds just rest on one of the curves of my ear rather than over my ear canal. Hence, they do legitimately stay on my ears, even during movement or while being upside down, but they're simply not comfortable. They don't hurt, but they just never feel secure even if they don't fall off. One tug of the cord downward and the left side will pretty easily slide right off, hence the clip on the cord. On the right side ear, the plastic part would never rest behind my ear like normal behind-the-head headphones, which contributed to them not feeling secure. Additionally, if the earbud thing doesn't rest over your inner ear then the sound will be quieter than it would be with normal over-the-ear headphones.
I ended up having to give these away after a few days of usage because I just couldn't get used to them. If normal earbuds fit your ear though, you may be happy with these for jogging and working out. It's just not one size fits all.