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Headphones For Small Eared Runners

I am a small person.  I have small ears.  Earbuds are not my thing.  I have always wanted to run with over-the-ear headphones, but the plastic earpieces are always way too big.  Instead, I end up running with sports headphones that are more iPod-style.  Those are fine in winter, because my earwarmer holds them in place.  In summer, though, they slip out a lot and it drives me nuts.

Fortunately, I think I've found the solution: AirDrives FIT.   With these headphones, the part that goes around your ear is a thin wire that you can cinch to fit, like a noose.  One size really can fit all!  The speaker part rests just infront of your ear canal.  This configuration enables you to hear what's going on around you in addition to the music.  For just listening to music, that might not be ideal, but for running on the streets of Manhattan, it makes a lot of sense.  (It's also probably better for your ears.)

I do have one complaint about my AirDrives.  The cord is insanely long, so when I use my arm-band for my iPod, there's a lot of slack.  My old sports headphones had a removable section, so I could adjust the length.  The AirDrives have volume control on the cord, though, so I guess it evens out.

I paid $40 for my AirDrives FIT, which is a drop more than I usually spend on headphones.  I've been using mine for about a month and, so far, I think they were worth it. 

I'll keep you posted

-Gym Belle-


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