June 5th, 2004, 11:36 PM #1
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Cheap earbuds/headphones for cutting lawns/working out?
Hey. I need a pair of headphones/earbuds for my iRiver MP3 CD player. My two main uses are working out and cutting lawns. Right now I'm just using the earbuds that came with the iRiver and a pair of Sony wraparound headphones that are about 5 years old. I can usually hear music over the motor of the mower/edger/etc., but if I try to listen to books on tape, the max volume setting still isn't loud enough. I don't care much about superior sound quality or isolation, unless isolation helps muffle the motor enough that I don't have to break an eardrum trying to hear my music/books. I'd also like them to be light enough that I'm not sweating through them in five minutes. If I had to have a preference, I'd say comfortable earbuds over headphones, but I'm not picky.
I don't really need fantastic sound quality here. Just enough so it's lightweight and either isolated or powerful enough that the endless lawns can go by faster with a good book. Price range of no more than $20-$30.
Thanks for the suggestions!
June 5th, 2004, 11:49 PM #2
Either the Koss KC-35s or KC-50s. THe only problem is that the cord will be torn out easily, I had my pair of KC-35s for about 5 months, and then the cord got ripped out where the wire splits to each headphones. Went and bought me some sennheiser HD-437s and never looked back(Although to big for what your looking for)One by one the penguins steal my sanity.
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June 6th, 2004, 04:55 PM #3
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The little earbuds they have at dept. stores for about $10-15 are alright. They don't sound good, but they can be fairly loud, and if you put them all the way in your ear, they'll probably block sound.
I got to try some out, and I just might buy a pair for biking.
June 6th, 2004, 06:35 PM #4The little earbuds they have at dept. stores for about $10-15 are alright.
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