I never thought the day would come when I wanted to get a pair of racing headphones. Not because it’s a little pointless buying a helmet just to run, but because I vowed to stop running as a regular form of exercise several years ago.
When I test a file The best fitness trackers or so The best smart watchesI prefer riding an exercise bike, going to a Pilates studio, or hiking to analyze activity-tracking metrics. Running reminds me of my past sports career and the painful memories of running off the field as a penalty or jogging for miles on the treadmill to keep fit during softball season.
But I recently found myself interested in running again. I’m not trying to learn How to train for a half marathon Or whatever — I just want to diversify my cardio routine. Plus, I live in a city where running is a popular social activity, often rewarded with ice milk or green smoothies afterwards.
Realizing I had to train on my own before indulging in expensive drinks with my buddies, I headed out to a track last weekend. I prepared myself well, wearing supportive sneakers, refilling the electrolytes and stretching beforehand.
So it’s a pity that the experience was ruined by something as trivial as a helmet (and an expensive pair on top of that).
AirPods Pro don’t get it on the right track
When I go for a leisurely walk, I usually choose AirPods Max With active noise cancellation and exceptional sound quality. But since these aren’t sweatproof, I rely on the classic Apple EarPods (since they still came with the new iPhones) for busy daily commutes or brisk walks.
However, wired and tangle-prone heads are a pain to deal with. and while I broke up with wireless headphones Last year she kept me AirPods Pro For business meetings, train trips and any occasion where I want to listen to music and not travel.
So I don’t know what I was thinking when I first brought the AirPods Pro. I think I have read in a AirPods Pro test drive That’s where Apple’s premium headphones stay safe during high-impact workouts. But even knowing my good fit was through the ear tip prep process, I still spent half my time on the track picking up fallen buds (which bounced back somewhat chaotically, depending on how fast I was running).
Testing AirPods Pro Alternatives for Play
Despite my rough beginnings and soundtrack, I am now determined to find the best gaming headphones that won’t slip out of my ears with every step I take. Over the next few weeks I will be trying some alternatives, to find the right pair and to motivate myself to keep up with the workouts in progress.
Here are the racing headphones I will be testing out and why they made this list.
After Shokz Aeropex: $159.99 at Best Buy
Maybe my ears are the problem. AfterShokz Aeropex is an affordable pair of bone-conducting headphones that fit snugly around your ears, but don’t fit inside. Not the sexiest helmet I’ve seen, but they have 8 hours of active battery life and can withstand races in the rain with an IP67 waterproof rating. see show
Go to Bourbon: $179
I used Go to Bourbon Before and I wasn’t impressed with the relief, but I’m willing to try again. Not to mention it looks amazing. It also boasts a nine-hour battery life and is water-resistant, and features an Apple H1 headphone chip for easy pairing.see show
Will I find my perfect running helmet? Stay tuned for practice tests with all the above models. I know I can’t be the only one who needs the right equipment to get the most out of my workouts.
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