True-wireless earbuds are all the rage these days, but many of them aren’t great for exercise. They can fall out of your ears or get knocked loose, sending them flying. They have to be held or pocketed when you take them out; there’s no place for them to just hang. For those reasons and more, I’m partial to old-school “regular wireless” earbuds — at least for working out.
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These snazzy-looking earbuds are joined by a flat cord, meaning one or both can just dangle around your neck when not in use. Mpow supplies four ear-tip sizes to help you get the best fit (remember, you want a snug seal) and ear hooks so the ‘buds can’t go flying.
They’re IPX7-rated waterproof and able to pair with two different devices, always a nice perk. I especially like the large, raised, separated volume buttons on top; so many earbuds have tiny, flush, underside buttons that are just impossible to navigate by touch. Similarly, the big red multifunction button is on the side, impossible to confuse for volume controls.
These earbuds have been around awhile, at least according to the whopping 24,000 user reviews (which average out to 4.3 stars). It’s possible this same listing previously applied to a different product, but certainly the most recent ratings are overwhelmingly positive.
Twelve bucks? You really can’t go wrong.
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