06-13-2009 07:28 AM
Sures..haven't seen those yet anywhere in my howetown of Eindhoven.
I guess will have to go the larger cities like Amsterdam or Rotterdam to see if they've them there.
06-13-2009 05:43 PM
I have to retract my suggested recommendation of the Lenntek Sonix or other IEM's for running.
Yesterday I ran 5 miles using the Sonix in ear phones (like the Shure's in that regard). They sounded great, much better than my Sennheisers - but blocked out sound so much that I could have been hit by a car if I didn't see it. Also - one earbud fell out twice, and I had to keep adjusting them. On the other hand, the fabric cable provided next to no cable noise.
I went back to my Sennheiser Twist to Fit earbuds today, and while the sound quality wasn't as high - they fit much more comfortably. I didn't have to touch them once to get them to stay in place. They were secure. Part of the problem is that the position that they lock into place - isn't exactly over my eardrum. I think the ideal running earphones would have the twist to fit feature, coupled with an extension that fits into the ear canal.
In short - for now, the best recommendation I can give for running are the Sennheisers. The Sonix or Shures (any IEM's, really) would probably be adequate for weight lifting and such.
06-13-2009 06:04 PM
I must be the only one that likes the stock Sansas! I really think they are OK. I also have a pPair of ten-dollar Panasonics that I think are fine. Of course the Shure in-ear-monitors and products like that are going to be significantly better, but when it's ten dollars compared to $150 or more...well, in these trying times, that ain't no decision.
the problem with the bundled earphones that I experimented was that they didn't fit right in my ears and therefor provided poor noise isolation. the slightest sound overcame my music and I couldn't hear it until it stoped or I moved away. so I bought some new ones.