Summary: I purchased these headphones for working out, biking, and running. They fit the bill perfectly. They are secure and comfortable. The sound quality is excellent. A previous reviewer complained that the small nubs that fit in your ear are hard and uncomfortable. After reading that review I almost decided not to make this purchase. I'm glad I ignored that review. In fact, the nubs are soft and almost unnoticeable when you are wearing them.
Summary: I'm ordering a third pair to back up the pairs my girlfriend and I have used for the past several years. They work PERFECTLY with Droid. Smartphones are stupidly designed as telephones, but if you simply use these Sonys you will get a) better reception (like an antenna) and b) great sound without having to hold the damned thing to your head. I simply use the phone as a hand-held mic while listening via the Sonys.
Summary: I've had these headphones for over a year and have used them to work out many times. I purchased them because I belong to that small minority of the population for which ear buds are a hopeless cause, since my ears refuse to hold them in place for anything longer than twenty seconds. These headphones are PERFECT for working out. They stay securely in place through any amount of running due to the fact that they wrap around the back of my head.
Great earphones, keeps perspiration from entering ear
12 March 2012
Summary: Just putting on workout clothes makes me perspire and if I run or hit the eliptical we are talking buckets. I wanted headphones that would continue to work in this environment. My previous two headphones either channeled perspiration into my ears or were overcome by corrosion. I've had these for a couple of months with heavy use (5-7) times per week and see no signs of corrosion and of course no perspiration filling my ear. These are "no sweat" headphones.
Great headphones for working out, running and walking
Dave Schroeder, Amazon
14 January 2012
Summary: I really enjoy these headphones. They're light weight, only have one cord and fit conveniently at the back of my head rather than on top where they'd interfere with a wearing a hat. They're great for working out, running and walking and deliver good sound quality when I'm listening to music or audiobooks on my iPod. They also hold up well. A pair typically lasts for a year or more before they need to be replaced, which isn't bad for inexpensive headphones.
Summary: I've gone through all sorts of headphones - traditional over-the-head earphones, ear buds, the ear buds with plastic pieces that wrap around my earlobes, etc. - for working out. By far, these Sony headphones are THE BEST headphones for working out. THE BEST!! I am a total gym rat and I also love cardio - running, the step machine, the elliptical, etc. These headphones always, always stay put and they do not jostle or move around when I am running or jumping around.
Summary: This headset cost over $30 at Fry's and is now more reasonably priced. That said, they have great sound with a nice round bass that allows me to run my ipod with a flat EQ. Also they don't budge from my ears (my ears don't like the more common ear buds) even as I train. Best sound for the price - easily.
Summary: This was my second pair of these headphones. I love them. My first pair was about 3 or 4 years old and the wires right at the connection got a bit loose. These headphones have great range and can get very loud. They stay on your head through just about any exercise you can do. I like the extension cord that allows you to shorten the cord for exercising.