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To hate 'in your ear' headphones?!

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Newyeardontcare Mon 11-Mar-19 17:27:14

They make me feel like I'm underwater and always give me earache or headache. I don't think I like being attached directly to the technology either!

Please can someone recommend an alternative that would be good for running?

iklboo Mon 11-Mar-19 17:29:49

I've got some bone conducting ones (I have a middle ear condition so can't wear in ear or over ear phones. They're brilliant.

toffee1000 Mon 11-Mar-19 20:45:08

YES! My ears seem to be a stupid shape and the earbuds always drop out. There’s no way I’d use AirBuds without a lead, I’d lose a bud and never find it again if I went out in public with them!!

Arnoldthecat Mon 11-Mar-19 20:47:56

I think that many people are putting themselves at risk from hearing loss due to over exposure to loud sound. They will not realise it until it is too late and then there will be no going back.

IWantChocolates Mon 11-Mar-19 20:54:32

I have ones that go in the ear but hook over the ear so they're secure for running etc. Normal ear buds don't stay in one of my ears, I think it's an odd shape.

Can't wear them anymore, though, due to now wearing hearing aids (which are not due to exposure to loud noise!).

Hillarious Mon 11-Mar-19 20:55:28

I've got some bone conducting ones (I have otosclerosis so can't wear in ear or over ear phones). They're brilliant.

Just like iklboo. Best present ever from DH. Have revolutionised my cycle-ride to work I never miss an episode of the Archers!

KnitterOfSocks Mon 11-Mar-19 21:01:55

I wear bone conduction ones. I LOVE them. I can also make and receive calls through them so I now use them for work as well so I'm hands free during calls and can take notes more easily.

KnitterOfSocks Mon 11-Mar-19 21:03:09

Mine are Aftershokz Trekz and I bought them for running, I did 27km last weekend and they stayed firmly put throughout

nonevernotever Mon 11-Mar-19 21:05:15

I love yurbuds - only I ear headphones I find comfy and that stay in. And that aren't out of my price bracket

BikeRunSki Mon 11-Mar-19 21:08:06

Also have funny shaped ears and tiny ear canals. Also ha e Aftershokz Treks. Fantastic things.

Ivegotthree Mon 11-Mar-19 21:10:26

All of you with bone conducting ones, please can you tell me what make they are?

I can't wear in-ear ones and think maybe bone ones are the answer.

Thank you!

NCforthis2019 Mon 11-Mar-19 21:11:31

so maybe you don't use them then?.......confused

Oysterbabe Mon 11-Mar-19 21:11:54

I hate them and have never once found a pair that stay in and don't hurt.

CMOTDibbler Mon 11-Mar-19 21:15:37

I have Trekz titanium bone conducting headphones currently, and they are fantastic. Before that, the only in ear ones I could manage were Yurbuds

Hillarious Mon 11-Mar-19 21:16:03

Aftershokz Treks Titanium.

CherryPavlova Mon 11-Mar-19 21:18:28

I can’t stand in ear ones. My ears get too hot and itchy and they fall out. I use noise cancelling over ear ones so I can block out others activities when travelling by train or plane.

Ivegotthree Mon 11-Mar-19 21:18:33

Thank you! Off to Amazon I go...

I run a lot and have never ever found any in-ear ones that stay put.

iklboo Mon 11-Mar-19 21:40:46

Also the Aftershokz Treks Titanium.

BikeRunSki Mon 11-Mar-19 21:44:24

My bone conducting headphones are Aftershokz @Ivegotthree

ApolloandDaphne Mon 11-Mar-19 21:45:30

How do the bone conduction ones work? Do they leak sound?

Redcliff Mon 11-Mar-19 22:03:11

I have these for running - really like them. https://www.johnlewis.com/sony-mdr-zx110ap-on-ear-headphones-with-mic-remote/black/p3491190

Ivegotthree Mon 11-Mar-19 22:04:01

Thank you bikerunski much appreciated

londonrach Mon 11-Mar-19 22:06:14

Yanbu. Never understood why people use them. In the 80s🐹90s my walkman had a headphone set.

woodhill Mon 11-Mar-19 22:07:06

Don't stay in my ears

thenightsky Mon 11-Mar-19 22:07:50

In-ear ones are hopeless. They just fall straight back out. Same with earplugs.

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