Top Ten Reasons To Buy Running Headphones

July 14, 2009 · Posted in Articles · Comments Off 

There are hundreds of headphone styles, designs, and models to choose from. What you buy really depends on how you plan to use the headphones, and what level of sound quality you are expecting out of the headphones. Running, though, adds a whole new dimension to what you need in a pair of good headphones. Running headphones need to meet a lot of requirements that might not matter as much for regular headphones.

Here are the top ten reasons to buy running headphones:

  1. Energize your workout. Listening to music while doing any sort of physical activity is a great way to get yourself pumped up and keep your mind off the uncomfortable aspects of the workout.
  2. Secure fit. Running headphones are specifically designed not to fall off or slide about while you move.
  3. Comfortable. They’re also specifically designed to be worn for long periods of time without causing pressure or discomfort by cutting into your skin as you move around.
  4. Sweat-resistant. Many running headphones are designed for you to break a sweat. They should be made from easy to clean, sweat-resistant materials so you working hard doesn’t interfere with their lifespan.
  5. Durable. Headphones for running are meant to be used often. They are not made from flimsy material, but should be able to handle sun, motion, and even being stored in a gym bag.
  6. Wireless. Many exercise headphones are now wireless. Nothing is more inconvenient when you exercise than a wire or cord getting in your way. Wireless headphones often use Bluetooth technology for convenient communication with an MP3 player.
  7. Noise-reducing. If you work out by jogging or running outside, you may deal with traffic and other loud noises. Noise-reducing headphones reduce some of the background noise so you can hear your music better, but not all: so you can still be aware of your surroundings.
  8. Noise-cancelling. For working out in a gym. These cancel out background music, machines, and conversations so you just get the music you want.
  9. Style. Athletic gear puts you in an athletic mood, and running headphones look the part. Feel good about your music when you hit the gym.
  10. Personality. There are tons of different choices when it comes to the style, size, and layout of your headphones. Something for everyone.