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OK, so i'm old. I don't have an iPod yet and am about to buy one. However, I don't think the earbud type of headphone will stay in my ears. I have a jack for my cellphone that has an in-ear jack and it's always falling out. What is your experience exercising w/ iPod earbuds? Does anyone have any product recommendations for the old skool headphones that will stay on whilst running?


Fri. Jun 22, 1:42pm

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My earbuds work great- I love them and they stay in really well. My wife say sthe make her ears hurs and they won't stay in for her.

Figure they come with the ipod, so try 'em out and if they don't work, get a new pair then.

Friday, June 22, 2007, 1:48 PM

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I have some with a little piece that goes over the top of my ears to hold them on. They get really hot though!

Friday, June 22, 2007, 1:50 PM

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mine (and I am a woman) hurt my ears. I have really small ears and they just don't fit. My husband doesn't have any problems with his.

Friday, June 22, 2007, 1:50 PM

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The earbuds hurt my ears too and don't stay in. I just use regular old earphones from Radio Shack that cover my ears. I haven't tried the ones that clip around your ear though.

Friday, June 22, 2007, 1:54 PM

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I'm chime in --earbuds hurt my ears and never stay in (I thought I was the only one!) I buy regular old walkman-style earphones at Target. 10$, work fine.

Friday, June 22, 2007, 2:00 PM

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If you go for the over-the-head type and sound quality matters, the Koss Porta Pro and Sennheiser PX100 seem to be consensus picks. I own the Porta Pro (the PX100 wasn't out yet when I bought the Porta Pro, back in the days of the original Sony Discman) and it is darn good sound and a fairly sturdy unit for something that collapses and folds up. I don't remember exactly what I paid but maybe something like $40. There are certainly cheaper things.

Friday, June 22, 2007, 2:04 PM

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i'm a mac geek but i'm the first to admit the headphones that come with the ipod hurt my ears and don't stay in. i've tried several different headphones and my favorite so far are- V-Moda Roxx, they're kind of pricey at $99 but not bad compared to others that are marketed to audiophiles. like i've said, i've tried many types and brands... these stay in my ears and like others i've had come with different size ear canal gaskets to ensure the perfect fit. not to mention they sound awesome! good luck!

Friday, June 22, 2007, 2:13 PM

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The ear buds that came with mine hurt my ears to. I bought a new pair of buds at Staples for $20. They are called Skull Candy and they are awesome. I bought the pink ones so part of the proceeds also go towards breast cancer research. BONUS! They come with three different size ear canal thingys. I use mine while on an eliptical trainer and have no problems. Good luck. You'll love an iPod!

Friday, June 22, 2007, 2:27 PM

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ear buds hurt my ears, too, and don't stay in. I use an old set of headphones from a walkman when exercising with my ipod.

Friday, June 22, 2007, 3:09 PM

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you guys rock!! these are all awesome suggestions, thank you!

Friday, June 22, 2007, 3:22 PM

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