Hello and welcome to the innovative new group of replies to your headphone questions. Ever wanted to find out about something headset, earphone or receiver linked? Now is your chance. Due to a great deal of inquiries we are so frequently asked, you’ll find we’ve dipped into our mailbag and selected the 9 most important (and most often submitted) questions. Enjoy.
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Part Six: What is a good activity earphone?
It’s much slight discrepancy on our previous title, however it’s worth reading into it for a distinct piece.
Whereas, within a aforementioned post, we checked out what were the best headsets to buy for sports and working out, now we’re shining an exploratory light on what it is you’re really searching for.
So, with this in mind, we’ve created using the top 5 criteria that you need to consider before getting your headsets for exercise, running or coaching of any type. Here goes:
1) Staying Motionless: It is quite difficult to have a decent calisthenics when you continuously have to adjust your earphones. Earphones that vibrate or slip are a continuing source of annoyance when you’re jogging or doing aerobic training of any kind. ‘Headband’ style headphones and large cans usually are an extremely bad selection for exhausting activity, unless they are exclusively made for it, so you’re far better off with ear buds or some other form of inner ear phones when you’re preparing on moving about.
2) Unblemished Playback: There’s nothing more irritating than music that skips about like an 8-track tape player with Parkinson’s and some headphones simply can’t take the pace. Cheaper headsets will not have shock absorbers inbuilt and, as such, will fracture quite easily, causing the music to skip or fade in and out. You’re best bet would be to obtain a set with built-in shock absorbers.
3) Noise Reduction: Noise reduction earphones generate a small amount of white noise round the speaker that drowns out most external noise. This is great for jogging past road works, sirens and arguments or ignoring the soulless techno crap they listen to in the gymnasium in the vain attempt to ‘motivate’ one.
4) Sturdy Design: These earphones are going to be bouncing around with you and they are prone to live quite a harsh life. In reality, speakers are very precise gear and little tiny ones even more so. You need to make sure that whatever speakers you purchase are well taken care of, a brawny body and a robust outer casing are good, as may be the thick rubber ‘gummy’ design that’s fashionable with athletes.
5) Sweat Proofing: When the Human body exerts itself, it sweats. It’s a natural function and its actually quite necessary for keeping body temperature (even if it doesn’t cause you to smell too interesting afterwards!). However, sweat, like any other liquid, can acutely damage some headsets. Look out for ‘sweat proof’ versions or those with a ‘sweat guarantee’ so that you can really get the most out of your headphones. Remember also to wash them frequently with a dry cotton bud, just to get the very best functioning out of them.