I need a new set of headphones for running and other activities, and I can't find anything that really works for me (both in terms of sound quality and staying in my ear).
My ideal headphones were these
. These are what I've used for years for working out, and they're just about perfect for me. The over-the-head feature and light weight are my favorite parts. Unfortunately, they used to sell for something like $15 - 20 a pair, and now they're absolutely ridiculous in price and it looks like no one makes a similar product. My last pair just died, and I'm desperate.
I gave these
a try today during my run and wasn't impressed. Not only did they pop out at one point, but the sound quality was absolutely atrocious.
Earbuds tend not to work for me - they shake themselves loose or fall out when I sweat (which I do prodigiously when I'm working out) or they hurt my ears. I've tried ones that hook over the ear, but I've found them to be painful (and also tend to fall off/out, which defeats the purpose). The behind-the-neck bands I found to be awkward.
I'm desperate for some good sport headphones that meet the following criteria: 1) stay in place (ideally with a headband, but I'm afraid that may be reaching), even with sweat/running/lots of head motion, 2) decent sound quality (no audible "pulse" whenever my feet hit the ground, which the current pair are doing), 3) comfortable, and 4) reasonably priced, considering I may go through a few pairs a year.
I know I've listed quite a few "I've already tried this and didn't like it," disclaimers, but hopefully you can help me find something that works!