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Resumo da Biografia Not worth the money

The two earbuds on the Yurbuds Inspire are among the largest we've seen and are connected by a flat, fabric-covered cable. The cable itself is fairly sturdy, but we wonder about the overall construction. After our review was complete, we accidentally yanked the nondetachable cable right out of the left earbud (exposing the wires and rendering the headphones useless) with relative ease.

Comfort and Operation

You have to twist the earbuds a bit when you insert them, but once you find the right angle, the fit provided by the Yurbuds Inspire is very secure, even with some pretty extreme head movements as we jogged, shot hoops and headbanged to Metallica. However, they're so bulky that they're not very comfortable to wear. The Inspires don't cause pain, but given their size, you'll be very conscious you're wearing them, which can be distracting during workouts..

The Yurbuds Inspire don't block out any noise — in fact, they're designed to let noise in so you don't get run over by a car while jogging.

The on-earbud controls are easy enough to operate by feel, whether you're adjusting the volume or skipping tracks. However, the prominent placement of the track-skip button means you may accidentally jump a track ahead when twisting the earbuds to insert them.

Audio Performance

The overall sound signature of the Inspire includes passable bass and decent midrange but muffled highs. Acoustic jazz like John Coltrane's "Blue Train" had very little presence in the bass and kick drum, while the sax almost sounded shrill. Cymbals didn't sound nearly as crisp as they should, and the piano was muddy and buried in the mix.

On bass-heavy tracks like Jay Z's "Holy Grail," we heard some low-end impact, allowing the deep bass throb after the chorus to peek through, but just barely. Jay Z's voice sounded reasonably full, and Justin Timberlake's sibilants weren't harsh, but all the vocals lacked clarity.

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Fantastic for smaller ears

The XTplyo earbuds have flexible wings and smaller silicone tips that hold securely in narrow ear canals or on people who dislike hooks over their ears.

If our pick is sold out, or if you prefer a design with wings rather than hooks, the Skullcandy XTplyo pair is a solid option. The earbuds are made of a grippy material that helps to keep them secure even during high-impact workouts, and the cable is thin enough to avoid making too much cable noise. The sturdy water- and sweat-resistant build can take a good amount of abuse, and a single-button remote controls music and takes calls. The sound is a little bass-heavy, but not unpleasant. This site. However, with only medium and small tips available, people with very large ear canals may have trouble getting a seal.

Can’t commit to paying so much for exercise headphones? Go for the über-affordable Koss Sport Clips, which offer the same design and sound as our previous budget pick for two years running, the Koss FitClips, but with the addition of a universal single-button remote and mic. The hook design is flexible and comfortable, and the sound is way better than the low price tag might lead you to believe. While the mic on the Sport Clips isn’t fantastic, unless you’re accustomed to phoning your trainer as you’re getting your sweat on, you can’t do better for the price.

What makes a pair of exercise headphones

Exercise headphones are for people who want to run, hike, bike, or hit the gym while listening to music, podcasts, or other media. These headphones should be able to withstand a variety of stressors such as sweat, rain, strain from media players dropping to the floor, and abuse from being thrown into a bag with potentially dirty and damp equipment.

Headphones with wires are the right choice if you don’t want the hassle of remembering to charge wireless headphones, want the best sound for your dollar, and participate in activities—such as walking or other low-impact fitness pursuits—where a cable won’t be bothersome or in the way, or if you don’t mind running a wire under your jersey.

If that sounds appealing, you’re in the right place. If you’re thinking that cutting the cable sounds better, we’ve got a guide to Bluetooth options as well.

Headphones should sound decent. But headphones that sound fantastic and win a group listening panel are functionally useless if they don’t feel good, stay put, and keep out of the way when you’re being active. That means you have to make sure they fit your ears well and have a long enough or short enough cord (or none at all) to accommodate the exercise routines you prefer.

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