"Favorite Gym Headphones"4.5 starson by gadgetgoddess
Pros: The in-ear design is great for minimizing external noise (like a near by step class in the gym). The band around the back of the head holds the earphones in place, fit close to my head and doesn't get in the way on weight machines and benches. I love bein
Cons: The only problem I've had with these is that my right channel just recently died, and most stores no longer carry them. The new Sony models are not as superb in my opinion.
Summary: I bought the Sennheiser OMX 680 to replace them, which after testing I don't like at all. (The sounds is great, but the comfort and fit are poor) I will be returning them and I have just purchased a replacement pair of these Sony's on Amazon.
The combination in-ear and band around the head is the best of both worlds. They stood up well after a year and a half of being beat up and abused in my gym bag, purse, back pack and constantly being used. I'm almost considering buying an extra pair!! Great buy for the active user.