Recently I was contacted by the folks at Yurbuds Australia asking me the question, “did I find it frustrating when my ear phones popped out whilst I was working out?” The answer to this was “yes” as my regular old Apple ones do have the propensity to leave me just as I’m doing something really exciting, like a clean or a quick sprint.
Anyway, Yurbuds offered me the opportunity to trial their new sports earphone sets, which have been available for quite some time in the US, but have just arrived on our shores. They have been endorsed by the World Triathlon Corporation and the Yurbuds website is chock full of information about the headphones and the technology – from ear piece sizing, to fitting the headphones properly and other frequently asked questions. I am really impressed with their website and am going to enter the action photo contest they have running on Facebook – who wouldn’t love the opportunity to go to Kona to view this year’s Hawaii Ironman?
Now to the actual headphones themselves – it does take a little bit of practice to fit them, but once you get the hang of it, it’s pretty easy. The ear pieces have a silicone attachment which allows you to “twist” them into place, so that they stay put. And stay put they did – I took them running and gave them a thorough trial over varying speeds and there was absolutely no movement whatsoever – perfect.
My other criteria for a good set of earphones is sound quality. I’m pretty fussy when comes to sound quality (must be because Mr Lucy is quite the audiophile) and I have to say, based on sound alone, the Yurbuds pass the test with flying colours. The sound is well balanced, it’s not too bass-y or treble-y and the music delivered was crisp and clear without being harsh.
The headphones come in this neat little wallet (see above) which makes them easy to store and locate in my gym bag.
Overall, I was really impressed with these earphones and would be very happy to recommend them for all types of workouts, with perhaps the exception of swimming.
They are available at Myer and Rebel Sport nationally.
The best part of this review is that I have one pair of Yurbuds sport earphones to giveaway to a lucky reader. These are the Inspire model and they retail at $79.99.
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Fine Print: Prize of one set of Yurbud Inspire Sports earphones valued at $79.99 will be drawn on 31st July via random.org and winner will be emailed. If winner does not respond within 48 hours, prize shall be forfeited and re-drawn. Prize donated by Yurbuds Australia. I received a complimentary set of earphones for the purpose of this review.