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Part 6: What’s a delightful activity earphone?
This is the insignificant disparity on our previous article, nevertheless it’s worth reading into it for a separate piece.
Whereas, in the aforementioned article, we checked out what were the best headphones to purchase for sporting activities and training, now we’re shining an exploratory beam on what it is for which you’re really looking for.
So, with this at heart, we have created using the top five criteria that you should consider before purchasing your headphones for exercise, jogging or training of any kind. Here goes:
1) Staying Still: It is pretty hard to get yourself a decent calisthenics when you consistently have to adjust your headphones. Headsets that vibrate or slide are a constant source of annoyance if you’re jogging or doing cardio training of any kind. ‘Headband’ style headphones and large cans usually are an extremely poor decision for exhausting activity, unless they are specially created for it, so you’re far better off with ear buds or any other type of inner ear phones in case you’re planning on moving about.
2) Flawless Playback: There is nothing more frustrating than music that skips about like an 8-track tape player with Parkinson’s and many headsets just cannot take the tempo. Less expensive earphones won’t have shock absorbers built in and, as such, will fracture quite easily, causing the music to skip or fade in and out. You’re top bet should be to get a set with built-in shock absorbers.
3) Noise Reduction: Noise cancellation earphones generate a small amount of white noise round the speaker that drowns out most outside noise. This is great for jogging past road works, sirens and arguments or ignoring the bleak techno crap they play at the sports center in the vain attempt to ‘motivate’ you.
4) Sturdy Design: These earphones are going to be bouncing around with you and they are prone to live quite a tough life. In truth, speakers are actually very precise gear and little tiny ones even more so. You must make sure that whatever speakers you buy are well taken care of, a strong body and a robust outer casing are good, as is the thick rubber ‘gummy’ design that is popular with athletes.
5) Sweat Proofing: When the Human body exerts itself, it sweats. It’s a natural purpose and its actually quite necessary for keeping body temperature (even if it doesn’t cause you to smell too interesting afterwards!). On the other hand, sweat, like every other liquid, can acutely injure some earphones. Look out for ‘sweat proof’ models or those having a ‘sweat guarantee’ in order to really get the most out of the headphones. Keep in mind also to clean them regularly with a dry cotton bud, just to get the very best performance from them.