Good wireless headphones for jogging?

edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Sports and Fitness MoneySaving
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Sports and Fitness MoneySaving
I used to run a lot years ago and remember the pain and suffering headphones can cause so i am thinking of going wireless this time.

Looking on sports direct at the moment because i need some running trainers and they have some Karrimor blue tooth headphones?

They're 25 squids though :eek:

But it seems that that is a fairly competitive price? Probably a crap make but its just a badge isn't it.
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  • custardycustardy Forumite
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    I used to run a lot years ago and remember the pain and suffering headphones can cause so i am thinking of going wireless this time.

    Looking on sports direct at the moment because i need some running trainers and they have some Karrimor blue tooth headphones?

    They're 25 squids though :eek:

    But it seems that that is a fairly competitive price? Probably a crap make but its just a badge isn't it.

    I went the other way and paid more for mine.
    Reviews seemed patchy on the cheaper ones.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-SBH-80-Stereo-Bluetooth-Headset-Black/dp/B00DZTJKYU

    Flawless sync.
    Very good sound quality
    Waterproof ( i wear them in the shower at the gym)
    great dual mics for calls.

    Wouldnt touch Karrimor ones.
  • RichardD1970RichardD1970 Forumite
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    We are looking at these,

    Aftershockz

    (although the wired version which are cheaper)

    They don't obstruct your hearing so are safer.

    I tried some out the other week and they worked brilliantly, allowing me to hear the music whilst holding a normal volume conversation with someone.
  • Is this mse or waitrose? hahaha.

    I just placed an order with sports direct but i removed the headphones, for an extra 20 quid i will probably buy the sony ones suggested. Wireless aren't cheap are they lol. I got 2 hours to think about it yet on amazon if i want them delivered tomo, which i think i do.

    Quite please with myself, got some puma running shoes for 29.99 on sports direct , they are selling on other sites for close to 50 quid and they look ok to be fair. Will do for running anyway. Thought i was going to have to spend 60 quid minimum. Prices seem to have come down.

    http://www.sportsdirect.com/puma-pulse-xt-sport-mens-trainers-127073?colcode=12707303

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  • custardy wrote: »
    I went the other way and paid more for mine.
    Reviews seemed patchy on the cheaper ones.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-SBH-80-Stereo-Bluetooth-Headset-Black/dp/B00DZTJKYU

    Flawless sync.
    Very good sound quality
    Waterproof ( i wear them in the shower at the gym)
    great dual mics for calls.

    Wouldnt touch Karrimor ones.
    How long do they hold a charge if you just leave them sitting for a few days?

    I don't run regularly and I can imagine me finding them with no charge every time I want to use them!
  • custardycustardy Forumite
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    lovinituk wrote: »
    How long do they hold a charge if you just leave them sitting for a few days?

    I don't run regularly and I can imagine me finding them with no charge every time I want to use them!

    I generally use them every day or two. due to the large neck rest part they seem to have a good battery life.
    I have the Sony smart connect on my phone and it usually lists tanby in days.
    Charges via micro usb so i tend to charge in the car,at work etc.
    So I never really have an issue of low battery.
  • custardy wrote: »
    I generally use them every day or two. due to the large neck rest part they seem to have a good battery life.
    I have the Sony smart connect on my phone and it usually lists tanby in days.
    Charges via micro usb so i tend to charge in the car,at work etc.
    So I never really have an issue of low battery.
    Thanks.

    Not sure whether to risk them or not. I must have weird shaped ear holes as I find most buds just fall out when I'm running. Just read a few reviews on Amazon and a couple have mentioned them falling out when running or the neck piece bouncing up and down. How have you found them in this respect?
  • custardycustardy Forumite
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    lovinituk wrote: »
    Thanks.

    Not sure whether to risk them or not. I must have weird shaped ear holes as I find most buds just fall out when I'm running. Just read a few reviews on Amazon and a couple have mentioned them falling out when running or the neck piece bouncing up and down. How have you found them in this respect?

    I'm pretty broad in the shoulders.
    I wear them under my t shirt neck. So it sits there and I dont really notice it.
    At work (I assume its design) it fits perfectly under a shirt collar with just the earbuds/wires showing and the remotes just under the collar edge.
  • FBabyFBaby Forumite
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    I can't do with earpieces, my ears are too small and they always fall out so went for this one more than a year ago:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Philips-SHB4000-10-Bluetooth-Headphones/dp/B00C1C5WIU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1445521688&sr=8-2&keywords=philips+wireless+headphones+bluetooth

    They still work perfectly, sound is good, recharge only every 3 or 4 runs (1 hour + each time), I couldn't fault them and for that price, it's a bargain. I couldn't go go for non bluetooth now.
  • custardy wrote: »
    I went the other way and paid more for mine.
    Reviews seemed patchy on the cheaper ones.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sony-SBH-80-Stereo-Bluetooth-Headset-Black/dp/B00DZTJKYU

    Flawless sync.
    Very good sound quality
    Waterproof ( i wear them in the shower at the gym)
    great dual mics for calls.

    Wouldnt touch Karrimor ones.

    Right, i ummed and aarged , and bought them just now. Total cost with delivery 56 quid, i've never spent so much on headphones :D but fancy something a bit special.

    On the plus side, i saw an advert that said open an aqua card and get £20 off amazon so thought i would give it a shot and was accepted so total cost is now more like 36 quid provided i do get my amazon voucher! :D

    I always pay credit cards off in full so they wont make a profit out of me. :money:
  • My running shoes are good too to be fair for 29 quid. Just saw them on amazon for over 40 quid. I made a nice save on them. Bit weird feeling but they are proper running trainers and my firetrap jogging bottoms fit like a glove. I've had a good week of consumerism.
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