Hi and welcome to a new group of solutions to your earpiece inquiries. Ever wanted to find out about something headphone, earphone or receiver linked? Now is your opportunity. Due to a large amount of inquiries we’re so regularly asked, we’ve reached into our mailbox and chosen the 9 most significant (and most frequently submitted) questions. Enjoy.
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Part 6: What makes good activity headphone?
It is a trivial variation on our preceding title, but it’s worth looking into it as a distinct piece.
Whereas, within a aforementioned title, we checked out what were the very best headphones to purchase for sporting activities and exercise, now we are shining an investigative light on what it is that you’re actually searching for.
So, with this at heart, we’ve created using the top 5 criteria that you must consider before buying your headsets for the gym, running or coaching of any kind. Here goes:
1) Staying Stagnant: It’s pretty tricky to get yourself a good calisthenics whenever you continuously have to adjust your headphones. Headphones that shake or slide are a continuing source of annoyance if you’re jogging or doing aerobic exercise of any kind. ‘Headband’ style headsets and big cans tend to be a very bad choice for exhausting movement, unless they are exclusively created for it, so you’re far better off with ear buds or any other form of inner ear phones in case you’re preparing on moving about.
2) Faultless Playback: There is nothing more frustrating than music that skips about like an 8-track tape player with Parkinson’s and many earphones just cannot take the tempo. Less expensive headphones won’t have shock absorbers inbuilt and, as such, will break quite easily, causing the music to skip or fade in and out. You’re best bet should be to obtain a pair with built-in shock absorbers.
3) Noise Reduction: Noise cancellation headphones produce a small amount of white noise around the speaker that drowns out nearly all outside sound. This really is great for jogging past road works, sirens and arguments or ignoring the bleak techno crap they play in the gym in a vain attempt to ‘motivate’ one.
4) Sturdy Design: These earphones are going to be moving about with you and they are more likely to live quite a tough life. In reality, speakers are actually very vulnerable equipment and little tiny ones even more so. You must be sure that whatever speakers you buy are well looked after, a brawny body and a tough outer casing are good, as may be the thick rubber ‘gummy’ design that’s popular with athletes.
5) Sweat Proofing: When the Human body exerts itself, it sweats. It’s a natural purpose and its actually quite necessary for maintaining body temperature (even if it doesn’t make you smell too interesting afterwards!). Though, sweat, like some other fluid, can seriously damage some headsets. Look out for ‘sweat proof’ versions or those having a ‘sweat guarantee’ so that you can really get the best out of the headsets. Bear in mind also to wash them frequently with a dry cotton bud, just to get the absolute best performance out of them.