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What makes high-quality sport headset?   Leave a comment

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Hi and welcome to the new group of responses to those headphone questions. Ever wanted to learn about something headset, earpiece or headset related? Now’s your opportunity. Due to the large amount of questions we are so repeatedly asked, we have reached into our mailbag and picked up the nine most applicable (and most frequently submitted) inquiries. Enjoy.
Oh, by the way, in case your inquiry isn’t below, then just dispatch us an email and come back in a few… you might find it featured in the next series. Thanks.

This is the insignificant discrepancy on our preceding post, nevertheless it’s worth reading into it as a individual question.

Whereas, inside the aforementioned question, we looked at what were the most effective headsets to purchase for physical activities and training, now we are shining an exploratory beam on what it can be you’re actually searching for.

So, with this at heart, we have come up using the top 5 criteria that you should consider before getting your headphones for the gym, jogging or training of any type. Here goes:

1) Staying Stagnant: It is pretty hard to have a proper calisthenics whenever you constantly have to adjust your earphones. Headsets that shake or slip are a continuing source of annoyance if you’re jogging or doing aerobic training of any kind. ‘Headband’ style headsets and large cans are usually an incredibly bad selection for arduous activity, unless they’re specifically created for it, so you’re far better off with ear buds or some other type of inner ear phones when you’re preparing on moving about.
2) Flawless Playback: There is nothing more irritating than music that skips around akin to an 8-track tape player with Parkinson’s and some earphones simply cannot take the tempo. Inexpensive earphones won’t have shock absorbers built in and, as such, will break quite easily, causing the sound to skip or fade in and out. You’re top bet is to obtain a set with built-in shock absorbers.
3) Noise Reduction: Noise reduction headsets generate a small amount of white noise round the speaker that drowns out most external sound. This is great for running past road works, sirens and arguments or ignoring the bleak techno crap they play at the gymnasium in a vain attempt to ‘motivate’ you.
4) Sturdy Design: These earpieces are going to be moving around with you and they’re more likely to live quite a tough life. In truth, speakers are actually very vulnerable equipment and little tiny ones much more so. You must be sure that whatever speakers you buy are well looked after, a strong body and a robust outer casing are good, as may be the thick rubber ‘gummy’ design that’s trendy with athletes.
5) Sweat Proofing: When the Human body exerts itself, it sweats. It’s a usual function and its in fact quite critical for retaining body temperature (even if it doesn’t make you smell too interesting afterwards!). However, sweat, like any other liquid, can seriously damage some headphones. Look out for ‘sweat proof’ versions or those having a ‘sweat guarantee’ so that you can really get the best out of your earphones. Remember also to wash them regularly using a dry cotton bud, just to get the very best functioning from them.


Posted November 12, 1987 by ferdinandpuckett in Uncategorized

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