Headphones

Reviews Lucy Miller
9 Nov 2007

No-one likes fiddling around with headphones while they exercise. Here are some that will stay firmly in place

Etymotic Research ety8 headphones
Rating 
3
Etymotic Research ety8

Launched as the first wireless Bluetooth in-ear earphones, the ety8s will help you avoid getting tangled up in leads while lifting weights. They’re more comfortable than they look and the sound is decent.

Price 
£199.95
Bang & Olufsen A8
Rating 
2
Bang & Olufsen A8

These are designed to adjust to the contours of your ear, but we found they didn’t fit too well. They aren’t sound isolating but that’s OK for road running, when you need to hear what’s going on around you.

Price 
£90
Shure SE110
Rating 
4
Shure SE110

These are really comfortable and have sleeves that serve as an effective sound block for outside noise. This makes them ideal for blocking out annoying gym chitchat, although it may mean they’re too dangerous for running on the road.

Price 
£69.99
Sony MDR-NC22
Rating 
4
Sony MDR-NC22

The control unit that activates the noise-cancellation process delivers superb sound quality and blocks out 75 per cent of noise, which more than justifies the price. And they fit like a glove.

Price 
£69.99
Nike Vapor Sport
Rating 
5
Nike Vapor Sport

The sound quality on these lightweight Philips-made Nike phones is fantastic and we like the sporty look. They’re adjustable in three ways and they’re sweat-resistant, so the quality won’t flag even if you do.

Price 
£19.99
Skullcandy Lowrider
Rating 
4
Skullcandy Lowrider

These lightweight sporty headphones with a funky colour scheme make your tunes sound great. Their main selling point is a convenient fold-up headband that allows them to fit neatly in your gym bag.

Price 
£34.99
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