Excerpt: Like many dedicated long-distance runners, I have been on a perpetual hunt for the perfect set of headphones. Every time a new pair arrives, it’s like a first date ringing the doorbell. The anticipation! The promise of a new (running) partner!
Pros: Exceptional sound quality. Marvelous bass. Stays put securely. Water resistant and dog-proof.
Cons: Ambient noise leaks in. Large earbuds might be uncomfortable for some users.
Summary: Standard headphones and running aren’t happy bedfellows. The motion shakes them from your lugs, which means either constantly replacing them (a big annoyance) or dealing without the power song that would otherwise distract you from the searing pain in your legs.