Aside from my GPS watch and my running headphones. I get questions about equipment recommendations all the time, so I thought I would take a second and share my thoughts, just in case you’re looking for the perfect gift for the runner in your life or want to reward yourself for hitting one of your milestone goals.
My hands down favorite headphones for running are (drum roll, please)… the Bose SIE2i sport headphones
BOSE SIE2i – It took me several attempts of selecting running headphones before I found a pair that stayed in my ears (arguably the most important factor in headphone selection) and sounded great at the same time (of secondary importance but still very important). It was no surprise to me that I would like these headphones, as I’ve been a fan of the brand ever since the first time I purchased a Bose product – my Bose Acoustimass surround sound home entertainment system. Even now, years later, it still has an incredible sound.
For a long time (longer than I care to admit), I used the apple factory headphones for running. There is absolutely nothing wrong with these headphones, and for a lot of people, they sound good enough. However, if you’re looking for a pair of great sounding headphones that add clarity, depth, and virtually eliminate outside noise, you need to consider something a little more high end. You’ll find that investing in a nice pair of headphones for running really takes the fidelity of sound up a few notches, and that you’ll really be able to tell the difference.
When it comes to purchasing the best running headphones, it’s sometimes hard to justify shelling out a lot of money, but I spend a LOT of time running. Instead of replacing $10 headphones every week or two and the added time and expense of going to the store, I invest in one excellent, high end pair of headphones for running that last a long time and sound great!
What do you think? Do you have a pair of headphones that you love (or hate)?
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