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ptper09
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Best wireless headphones for long distance (26.2 training) running?
I've tried Beats 2, but they are not great for running. Is there a brand out there I'm overlooking? Someone recommended the Jaybird 3x's, but I'm looking for advice before purchasing.
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volfromga
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re: Best wireless headphones for long distance (26.2 training) running?
I have the Jaybird X3's. Used them for half marathon training, I don't do much running these days, but I use them for 5 - 6 workouts (about an hour long each) before I recharge them with around 10 - 20% battery. I have two issues with the X3's.

It requires an adapter to charge, where the X2's, you flipped the end off one of the earpieces and plugged the microUSB directly to the headphones.

The second is when I do run, it seems that the cord seems to slide to one side, so I get a slight pull on the other side. This could probably be fixed if I used the shirt clip, but I don't, so there's that.
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TU Rob
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re: Best wireless headphones for long distance (26.2 training) running?
LINK

I bought these a few months ago. They've held up well, and the charge lasts a while. The week I got them, I went on a few runs, anywhere from 30-45 minutes of use, and cut my grass that weekend and did other yardwork, about 2.5 hours of using them, and still had a decent amount of battery left.

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The second is when I do run, it seems that the cord seems to slide to one side, so I get a slight pull on the other side. This could probably be fixed if I used the shirt clip, but I don't, so there's that.


Main reason I bought those I linked. I had a great pair, but the controls were on the left side of the wire, and it would constantly pull to that side. The ones I have now, the controls are on the earpiece, and there is a clip to attach the flat wire to itself to take up any slack. I put them on and then tighten them up.


CorkSoaker
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re: Best wireless headphones for long distance (26.2 training) running?
I wonder if they come in any other color. I'm
in need of some too but I hate the color red


onelochevy
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Member since Jan 2011
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re: Best wireless headphones for long distance (26.2 training) running?
I have the mpow cheetahs. 20 bucks from Amazon. I, too always had problem with cords pulling to one side when I would sweat. The cord would stick to my neck or my wet shirt and one side would always pull out of my ear. The ones I have now are solid so they don't move at all when running.



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TU Rob
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re: Best wireless headphones for long distance (26.2 training) running?
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I wonder if they come in any other color. I'm in need of some too but I hate the color red


They had a pair with black wires as well when I ordered them, but for some reason the red was like $10 cheaper. I just run in them so I saved the $10.


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TennesseeFan25
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re: Best wireless headphones for long distance (26.2 training) running?
I like the bose soundsport, cost me 130. Good headphones, stay in your ear, clip on the back to attach to your attire for less bounce and less chance to fall out.


tke_swamprat
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re: Best wireless headphones for long distance (26.2 training) running?
Just run without headphones


Zappas Stache
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re: Best wireless headphones for long distance (26.2 training) running?
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Just run without headphones


This.


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CorkSoaker
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re: Best wireless headphones for long distance (26.2 training) running?
I can't stand running without headphones. I hate to hear myself breathing heavy (at least while running).


lsunurse
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re: Best wireless headphones for long distance (26.2 training) running?
I've have the plantronics backbeat fit wireless headphones for almost 2 years and I love them.


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When fully charged they will last at least 6 hours. I wear them while working out, hiking, biking, etc. I don't run but I've done some active workouts in them where you are jumping around and they stay in your ears and are very comfortable. Since they fit so close to the back of your head you don't have any cord bouncing around either. They also have a pretty good range. I can have them on, leave my phone in one room of my house, and they will still stay connected if I go in different areas of the house or even to my backyard.

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tke_swamprat
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re: Best wireless headphones for long distance (26.2 training) running?
I only use headphones when running on a treadmill. When you start running without headphones you take way more of the scenery in. Depending on your marathon, you want to be able to get the most out of the spectators and the route.


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Maniac979
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re: Best wireless headphones for long distance (26.2 training) running?
Why do you need headphones? I run with my iphone in a baggie in my back pocket.


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MSWebfoot
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Hernando
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re: Best wireless headphones for long distance (26.2 training) running?
I have had these for 3 years or so. I work out, run and cut the grass in them and they have been great.
I may try a pair of these, but my Q7s haven't given me any reason to buy new ones.


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