It’s hard enough to find the motivation to train. You know, with TV, and Facebook, and Candy Crush and … about a billion other things to do. But for those of us who do find the time to work off our beer guts, not all of us train inside of a gym. Some of us swim in pools, skateboard outside, or … sit on the couch and control someone who’s doing an activity through our game console (Hey, we didn’t make up the term eSports, we’re just going with it).
Point is, you need a good pair of sport headphones to compliment whatever activity you’re involved with. And if you want to keep it to $50 and under, here are a few great headphones options …
#1. For Any Athlete Lacking Patience: Zipbuds Juiced 2.0 Never Tangle Earbuds ($25 without a mic / $40 with a mic @ Amazon.com)
The good: We tried our best to tangle these suckers into knots and our best efforts went for, uh, naught. Using a zipper as the cord — what’s referred to as a “vertabrea” design — has erased that without adding a burdensome amount of weight.
The bad: You need to pay an extra $15 for a microphone/remote to take calls or control volume. Still, it’s worth it.
The fugly: Only available in black, blue, pink, and glow-in-the-dark — the last option being suitable for night runners who aren’t fans of being flattened by automobiles. That’s a lame “fugly” entry, but it’s because these are pretty sweet headphones that are priced right.
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