Anybody found decent headphones for running? I’ve tried 4 so far and not really happy with any.
1 Unbranded £5.50 on eBay
2 Lifebeam Vi £149
3 Anker soundbuds slim £18.99
4 nu force be Sport3 £52.50.
I find they all lack bass. It’s possible with 1,3&4 to get some bass by using eq and while sitting on the couch, but when I run the bass sounds like I’m underwater. I’ve spent a lot of time trying the tips and fins to get a good fit but nothing works for running. I had high hopes for 2 but found them worst for bass although the sound quality was ok on top and mids. When bass boosted by eq they just distort on all frequencies. They were also worst for comfort. 1&3 are good value for the price, especially 3 which are the most comfortable. 4 are best for overall sound, 3 are a very close second. I returned 2 because there was a faulty charging issue and the replacement had the same fault - sound quality and discomfort aside. 4 seem to be worse than 3 for the “underwater effect” and noise from the movement of me running and whistling when I’m cycling so I might go back to 2. Need to do more comparisons. 2 has fitness tracking and coaching features that didn’t work on my iPhone 4s so I upgraded my phone thinking the accompanying app might fix the sound problems. It didn’t, the app only boosts bass in exactly the same way as iPhones do in settings. There is no eq or other ways of adjusting the sound. Without decent sound I didn’t even try the other features. I play music for a living and sound quality is important to me. Listening to music while doing c25k has been the main thing I’ve liked about it and without it I doubt I’d have got to week8. Any suggestions on headphones and a fitness app that can be used with Spotify most welcome.