What makes good sport headset?

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Hello and welcome to a new series of answers to those earpiece inquiries. Ever desired to know about something headphone, earphone or receiver related? Now’s your opportunity. Due to a large amount of inquiries we are so frequently asked, we’ve reached into our mailbag and picked up the 9 most relevant (and most frequently submitted) inquiries. Enjoy.
Oh, by the way, in case your query is not here, then simply mail us an communication and check back in a few… you could see it featured within the next series. Cheers.

This can be a insignificant variation on our preceding question, but it’s worth looking into it as a separate piece.

Whereas, in the aforementioned article, we looked at what were the best headsets to buy for sporting activities and training, now we are shining an investigative beam on what it is that you’re actually looking for.

So, with this in mind, we’ve come up with the top 5 criteria that you need to consider before buying your headphones for exercise, running or coaching of any kind. Here goes:

1) Staying Still: It is pretty tricky to have a decent calisthenics whenever you consistently have to adjust your headphones. Headsets that shake or slide are a continuing source of annoyance if you’re jogging or doing cardio exercise of any kind. ‘Headband’ style headsets and large cans are usually an incredibly bad choice for strenuous movement, unless they are specifically made 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’s nothing more nauseating than music that skips around like an 8-track tape player with Parkinson’s and some headsets simply cannot take the pace. Inexpensive earphones will not have shock absorbers built in and, as such, will fracture quite easily, causing the sound to skip or fade in and out. You’re top bet should be to obtain a pair with built-in shock absorbers.
3) Noise Reduction: Noise reduction headsets generate a bit of white noise round the speaker that drowns out nearly all external noise. This is great for jogging past road works, sirens and arguments or ignoring the soulless techno crap they play in the sports center in the vain attempt to ‘motivate’ one.
4) Sturdy Design: These headsets are going to be bouncing about with you and they are prone to live quite a tough life. In fact, speakers are very sensitive equipment and small tiny ones even more so. You must ensure that whatever speakers you buy are well looked after, a sturdy body and a robust outer casing are good, as may be the thick rubber ‘gummy’ design that is admired with athletes.
5) Sweat Proofing: When the Human body exerts itself, it sweats. It is a natural function and its actually quite critical for maintaining body temperature (even if it does not cause you to smell too interesting afterwards!). Though, sweat, like every other fluid, can acutely injure some earphones. Look out for ‘sweat proof’ versions or those having a ‘sweat guarantee’ so that you can really get the most out of the headsets. Remember also to clean them frequently using a dry cotton bud, just to get the absolute best functioning from them.


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