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Get in Gear: Creative Zen In-Ear Earphones

One of the most frustrating things about running while listening to music is that it is hard to keep earphones in place. I've gone through my fair share of earphones/buds and I don't know if it is my ear hole size or what, but nothing seems to stay put once I get a little sweaty.

Recently I discovered ZEN Aurvana In-Ear Earphones ($99, comes with 6 sets of contoured, silicon earbuds, travel case, airlines adapter, etc) and they seem to solve my earbuds-wont-stay-put problem quite nicely. The part that sold me originally was that the earbuds come with three different sizes (2 sets of each) of the rubber tips so that you can really get a snug fit. Furthermore, while I am no audio guru, they sound really, really great -- The snug fit allows for great noise reduction. Buy them directly from Creative.com. What's better? If you lose all your rubber tips, which you will, you can just buy more of the tips only instead of having to get a whole new pair of earphones.

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ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 9 years
btw, these ear buds are WAY cheaper on amazon.com. they're $55.
just_kelly just_kelly 9 years
I have these and I LOVE them!
Fitness Fitness 10 years
Megw06 - Thanks for the tip about ear buds from Target!
megw06 megw06 10 years
I'd like to also recommend the Philips Premium earbuds you can find at Target. I had the Bose ones before and are NOT worth the money. The Philips ones have great sound, stay in your ears (they have the same style rubber tips as the Zen above), and they're only $30! I know this sounds like a sales pitch but I just wish someone had told me about them before I spent $100 on earphones. There is also an extension cord that comes with it so you don't have to have the huge cord dangling and catching on things, violently pulling them out of your ears with no notice (one of my pet peeves). Anyway, check them out, I love them!
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 10 years
Seriously, my boyfriend gave me the Apple iPod in-ear buds a while ago, but after experimenting with all three sizes, they don't work! I think there's something wrong with my ears! :(
bizzybee bizzybee 10 years
Cool. The Bose buds cost about the same but the 2 sizes they offer don't fit me. I have also lost all but one of the tips ... this might be a better choice especially since I use my iPod for working out.
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