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I was going to get the yurbud wireless that prizna put up on the other thread from myer but don't want to carry a phone with it and i only have a shuffle which isn't Bluetooth, is my only option the nano which is quite expensive and still quite big?

 

Had a look at the mp3 earphones but they seem really bulky.

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There's a Sony one that seems to look alright. Someone posted a link on a different thread.

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I run with an iPod shuffle and the headphones that hang over ears.

 

$19 and clip it on the back of a running hat.

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Why do you need these. Isn't nature better to listen too?

 

 

Yes I don't get this, but 99% of people you see running (or doing Nything) will have head phs in

They have absolutely no idea about what is happening around them , hence many accidents and near misses

 

God knows why anyone would wear them while rideing. But you see this happening more and more

Crazy stuff

 

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Why do you need these. Isn't nature better to listen too?

 

Also the dangers of training with ear pieces are greater. Less awareness

I don't need these, I want them..... I have no intention to wear them when riding and I've never worn them while running before but since I will be running long for my first IM next year I thought I would give them a go.

 

I ended up buying both the wireless and wired yurbuds and will see which ones I prefer, I've been led to believe the iPod nano is the smallest Bluetooth device to use which I don't have, maybe there's some Chinese ripoff out there that's a bit smaller

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I wear head phones and listen to podcasts when doing my long IM training rides. They are "sport" type which allow you to hear ambient sound. I keep the volume at a level where I can hear the traffic around me.

 

With out podcasts to listen to, my long rides would be extremely boring and I would find it very difficult to motivate my self to do them.

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Why do you need these. Isn't nature better to listen too?

 

Also the dangers of training with ear pieces are greater. Less awareness

F#ck nature. I hear it all day every day.

 

Pretty stupid question. Might as well ask why does music exist. Why don't you mute your TV when watching it? Do you have a radio in your car? Why do you need that radio?

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If training is boring you might be doing it for the wrong reasons?

 

Personally I have never found any training boring. Training for me no matter what the session is treated like painting a picture, concentrating on the delicate things so the outcome is more substantial.

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I think riding with music can be pretty dangerous but running `i cannot see why not. there is also evidence that music can have a performance boosting effect. I enjoy running to music and `i find music makes a massive difference on the indoor trainer or the treadmill.

 

where I live there aint too much nature to listed to either!

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What a bunch oh hooey. Listening to music feels good. Riding or running feels good. Doing both together feels gooderer.

 

I don't get people who don't get people.

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If training is boring you might be doing it for the wrong reasons?

So I guess that means all the professional athletes should give up their chosen sport because they listen to music. Music stimulates physical and mental arrousal thus increasing performance.

 

Just do whatever makes you happy.

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I am always wrong. Just seems I am one big @#$%ed up person.

 

I never said don't listen to music I said if training is boring you why do it?

Im guessing you don't train much. Do a little more and you'll experience some boredom.

 

You were criticising the use of headphones and music.

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What are the 'right reasons ' to train? People do this for many reasons and I would suggest 'love of training ' is way down the list. . Fitness,social, weight loss or just some not to mention the positive impact it can have for depression or mental illness. If training with music gets you out there then isn't that a positive thing? ?

 

Sorry for off topic

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I am always wrong. Just seems I am one big @#$%ed up person.

 

I never said don't listen to music I said if training is boring you why do it?

Just because people do something different to you doesn't mean you're wrong. It also doesn't mean they are wrong. Everyone has a different reason for getting out there and getting it done.

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In regards to training I do a bit. Not as much as I use to do before accident but still do about 3-4 hours a day from walking, strength & conditioning, running, cycling, deep water running, rehab it is all training.

 

6 hour bike rides never got bored got tired but never bored and always rode alone.

3-4 hour runs never got bored got tired but never bored and always ran alone.

2-2.5 hours deep water running - can be very boring but never get bored (matter fact just did 2 hours) no boredom focussed on cadence, knee drive and pushing through.

Even a 3 hour walk don't music just some things to focus on and that's it.

 

But the way

I train for my life.

 

Agree everyone has difference ways but many just follow what others do.

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If you are time poor, then listening to podcasts while running is being time efficient - it's not about whether training is enjoyable / boring / otherwise. In fact, it increases the enjoyment of getting up at 4:30am to go running and be home by 6:15am when the kids wake up and have consumed some great audio content during that time.

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If you are time poor, then listening to podcasts while running is being time efficient - it's not about whether training is enjoyable / boring / otherwise. In fact, it increases the enjoyment of getting up at 4:30am to go running and be home by 6:15am when the kids wake up and have consumed some great audio content during that time.

I'll second this with audio books. I can't stand reading books but i can listen to audio books all day

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You never find training boring ? And if you do why do it ?

I hate training with a passion use music on the ergo to pass the time.

I train cause I love racing to win, without training I couldn't do that.

 

Can't wait to hear feedback on the yubuds. I want a wireless set

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Can't wait to hear feedback on the yubuds. I want a wireless set

They are great - stay in, and work well. Not quite symphonic sound quality, but otherwise great.

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Seriously, if you want music with no wires, good sound, waterproof, don't fall out of your ears, can be used with a helmet (I use them when on the M7) and which are very comfortable, the Sony set I detail above are outstanding. Way better than the yurbuds based on personal experience.

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Bought myself a set of the new Jabra Pulse - Bluetooth headset (even simulated Dolby surround via app) with built in HRM -takes pulse in left ear canal.

 

interfaces really well with my iBike app - so my iPhone 5s is now a fully functional bike computer plus 1000 tracks & hands-free comms

( iBike comes with the handle bar mount case that included a Bluetooth speed & cadence sensor (more data plus takes power load off the GPS chip) reduced from $120 to $30 at JB just after the iPhone 6 launched)

unfortunately the included Jabra sport app, while great for voice feedback on you chosen stats, does not link to Strava only to Facebook (and I'm so over FB)

 

one mod makes it (and any Bluetooth headset) easier to live with) - add a little Velcro strap to back of the running cap to take the weight of the link strap between the earbuds off your ears - that way the constant bouncing while you run does not loosen the earbuds -(esp useful when using in ear HRM function).

 

So after two weeks of use pretty happy, range is good, bat life is good. Just don't accept the default HRM training zones or you may get the impression you should be dead :)

Oh, and remember to se the audio update frequency to every 2 or 5 km on the bike (not the1/2km I use on the run) or you may be driven crazy....

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I bought a bluetooth receiver from ebay for about $8. (like this)

 

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Wireless-Bluetooth-3-5mm-AUX-Audio-Stereo-Music-Home-Car-Receiver-Adapter-w-Mic-/331642266975?hash=item4d376b655f:g:o2gAAOSwAYtWJvU2

 

I bought the most comfortable set of over ear headphones, and plugged them into the bluetooth unit. Small bit of velcro to hold the receiver on the headphones.

Sync my phone bluetooth playing from Pandora. Good as gold.

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As far I know there is music playing in a gym and TV's. Unless you want to join the SMS group who sit on a machine do 6 reps text for 5mins and repeat. As far I am concerned you go to gym to train and even possible talk to a few people. Amazing actually having a conversation with someone face to face is so refreshing.

 

On the train ever heard of a book, magazine or maybe even engage in conversation with the person next to you. You never know you might actually met someone special even a friend.

 

Always wondered how the hell my parents and grandparents coped without all these things stuck in our eyes. One thing for sure they knew how to use their brain, think on their feet, converse and be sociable.

 

Of course this is my opinion. I am old school. I fear for children in the next few years.

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How far back do you want to go, each set of kids dealt with and adapted to what was current, it is a redundant argument.

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As far I know there is music playing in a gym and TV's. Unless you want to join the SMS group who sit on a machine do 6 reps text for 5mins and repeat. As far I am concerned you go to gym to train and even possible talk to a few people. Amazing actually having a conversation with someone face to face is so refreshing.

 

On the train ever heard of a book, magazine or maybe even engage in conversation with the person next to you. You never know you might actually met someone special even a friend.

 

Always wondered how the hell my parents and grandparents coped without all these things stuck in our eyes. One thing for sure they knew how to use their brain, think on their feet, converse and be sociable.

 

Of course this is my opinion. I am old school. I fear for children in the next few years.

There are many many educational things that can be played as well as music.

 

You shouldnt be so judgemental if u dont know what they are listening to, or why.

 

And nothing wrong with listening to your own music instead of the usual shit doof doof. Or posers talking themselves up. Or other whiney shits on a train

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As far I know there is music playing in a gym and TV's. Unless you want to join the SMS group who sit on a machine do 6 reps text for 5mins and repeat. As far I am concerned you go to gym to train and even possible talk to a few people. Amazing actually having a conversation with someone face to face is so refreshing.

 

On the train ever heard of a book, magazine or maybe even engage in conversation with the person next to you. You never know you might actually met someone special even a friend.

 

Always wondered how the hell my parents and grandparents coped without all these things stuck in our eyes. One thing for sure they knew how to use their brain, think on their feet, converse and be sociable.

 

Of course this is my opinion. I am old school. I fear for children in the next few years.

You must be great fun at parties.

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I'm not sure there are any that are perfect yet steno. I'm through about my fifth pair of jabras. But only because they are very sweet and rain proof. They are all much cheaper now and millions of options, so find one you like the look at and report back! I just backed a set on kickstarter. They look bloody awesome, but they are still vapor wear.

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Have a look on fb, there should be a kid who lives within walking distance from you posting an open invitation to one any moment now.

 

They never seen to play Chick Corea at any gym I've been to!

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I'm not sure there are any that are perfect yet steno. I'm through about my fifth pair of jabras. But only because they are very sweet and rain proof. They are all much cheaper now and millions of options, so find one you like the look at and report back! I just backed a set on kickstarter. They look bloody awesome, but they are still vapor wear.

How did you go with that one you bought from me?

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Worn them once. Couldn't keep them on. I can't remember if you sent different ear bits, cause I can't find them. Haven't worn them since.

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Yeah they should be in the box. I found them fiddly to put on as well.

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What's a party?

Its where your grandparents used to socialise before they had TV's in gyms. Or even TV's. Or gyms.

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There's a brand at the expo here in Noosa. Seemed OK. Just can't remember what they were now. If anyone drops in this arvo could they post.

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Like a bit of rowing, so looking for wireless.... Have chewed a couple of cords in the past.

 

Seems like it is a bit of a lucky guess with Jaybirds or yurbuds... Cheapest will win out!

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Looking through this thread, dayum it got sidetracked. 

Anyway, looking for some headphones when using the kickr. Thought noise cancelling would be best and wireless. But open t suggestions. 

The latest bose get great reviews, but don't know how sweat proof they'd be. 

What are people using?

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BlueAnt - well for a while, but they do not hold charge all that well. Bought a $40 pair from Kmart but the audio quality sucks. Better than accidentally pulling the phone off the treadmill shelf.

As for my gym, they play doof doof. Not ideal for me. As for being anti-social

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I use Jabra move wireless over ear headphones.  I seem to get 12 months out of them till they fall apart.  At $80 a pop it works out alright.

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I'd be spewing at that rbr...

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