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    Headphones recommendations

    I have come to you guys for advice.

    I am looking for a decent pair of over the head headphones for the gym Probably looking £20-30.

    Any recommendations/

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    Anybody??

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    I think most people who are serious about their music might consider your price range a bit low.

    Also it seems many people use in ear or hook over ear phones for running/gym work. Maybe this is causing the deafening silence

    My most recent purchase of portable headphones were Philips Fidelio M1's but they were £114, they later came down to £99.

    The previous ones I had were Sennheiser PX 200's but that was a long while ago and I think they were about £40, and the latest version is around the £70 mark.

    I have just looked on Amazon and the Sennheiser PX 100's are just under £30 but they are open backed and might be unsuitable in a gym due to sound leakage.

    The Koss PortaPro's are also under £30 but I'm not sure about the sound quality of those. The reviews are pretty good. Back in the day (1970s) Koss were the headphones to buy.

    Don't know if this will help, maybe it will stimulate some debate and you'll get more recommendations!

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    My friend picked these up for the gym and loves them.

    Sennheiser HD 205 Closed Back Around-ear Stereo: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

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    Quote Originally Posted by casey View Post
    I think most people who are serious about their music might consider your price range a bit low.

    Also it seems many people use in ear or hook over ear phones for running/gym work. Maybe this is causing the deafening silence
    Yeah the hook over ear ones I don't like ( I have strange shaped ears from rugby!). I know the price range isn't huge but I'm not a big music person i just like the distraction from the awful music they play in the gym

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    Quote Originally Posted by north-ict View Post
    My friend picked these up for the gym and loves them.

    Sennheiser HD 205 Closed Back Around-ear Stereo: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics
    Cool I'll have a look at those

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    Yeah I was impressed with them so I picked them up for my sister too at £30 however last week they were £30 on amazon now there £35 which sucks a bit. The reviews seem positive too just a few I did note that said they stopped working but majority seemed fine.

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    TK MAX were doing some skullcandy earbuds for about £9. Obviously not **AMAZING** but pretty decent for the money!

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    I am not sure you can really use cans at the gym? wont they fall off all the time?
    The other half got these http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...?ie=UTF8&psc=1 but they are wrap around and I know several rugby players so I can imagine your ears are rather unique indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    I am not sure you can really use cans at the gym? wont they fall off all the time?
    The other half got these Philips SHQ3217/10 Sport Earhook Headphone with Remote: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics but they are wrap around and I know several rugby players so I can imagine your ears are rather unique indeed.
    I don't tend to run much! I mainly do cycling/rowing and swimming for Cardio. They aren't too cauliflowered they are just a strange shape! But the hook around ones don't sit well.

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    I use Skull Candy chops, they hook over the ear but you can twist the actual ear piece to the angle that is best for you. They also seem incredibly water proof, i sweat buckets but these have survived being used 3-4 a week for at least 2 years now.

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    I have these.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-SHQ1...ips+headphones

    quite basic but sweat and waterproof. I use mine cycling and sometimes in the gym.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailstar View Post
    I have these.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-SHQ1...ips+headphones

    quite basic but sweat and waterproof. I use mine cycling and sometimes in the gym.
    The problem I have with these type is they fall out all the time while doing weights!

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    The problem I have with these type is they fall out all the time while doing weights!
    ahh.... try some cheap skull candy over head ones, I have a pair of them too and sound isnt top quality but you can hear a bit of bass.
    Last edited by hardtailstar; 28th January 2014 at 04:38 PM.

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    In the end I ordered one of these to test it out (as I also like swimming a fair bit!)

    Sony Walkman W273 which is a 4GB MP3 player built into headphones which is waterproof for swimming - going to give it a try and see how I get on!

    Will post back as it arrived about 30 mins ago!



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