Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Workout Wednesday: Yurbuds Inspire for Women Earbuds

I rarely run with headphones.   Besides the fact that I live in the country and there are few sidewalks in our little town, I also find earbuds to be overwhelmingly uncomfortable.  This being said - I am also about to embark on some pretty long runs and being able to plug in for some of them really appeals to me.

So, when I had the opportunity to try out some new women's earbuds from Yurbuds, I leapt at it.  It wasn't long before a box containing 2 pairs arrived on my doorstep. 



As much as I hate the concept of "shrink it and pink it" that is what I thought at first sight, when I pulled out the pair of hot pink buds.     I could feel an allergic reaction coming on, but I did my best to put aside my aversion to the colour for the greater good.

The idea behind Yurbuds new Inspire for Women line is that a woman's ears are smaller and therefore the buds that are normally designed for a man's ear will not fit or feel the same.   Hmm - almost sounds like the solution to my problem, right?

Inside the box were:
  • Earbuds
  • 2 sets of silicone inserts
  • Instruction manual
Some specs, for the geeky minded like me:
  • Audio Headset Features: Adjustable Ear Buds, Water Resistant, Sweat Resistant
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz
  • Ear Cushion Material: Silicone





 

I figured I could just stick them in and go, but they felt terrible when I did that.  So I opened the instructions and read about the "twist-lock" and when I tried again, they felt much better.  Guess it pays to read first.

I used the smallest size insert. 


I plugged in and off I went! 


I didn't find them to be as comfortable as I expected at first, but as that first walk wore on, I found I felt them less and less, which I have never had with earbuds before.  On the run I took them on, I didn't feel them at all.  And they didn't budge, fall out, or make me stop to adjust them on either test!  For me, that's a pretty big win for a bitty pair of pink earbuds!

Having an audiophile hubby means most of the earbuds and headphones I get as gifts are fancy, noise cancelling, stereophonic wonders.  Yurbuds are much different than I usually use.   And that's a good thing.  The sound quality is really nice - clear, not static-y at all. These are NOT noise cancelling (which I am grateful for, since being able to hear traffic in my town is a big safety thing).  You can still hear the wind, but it doesn't interrupt hearing your music.  Even when I turned the volume up, I could still hear cars and other environmental noises.

Now, I can head out on my long long long runs and plug in to help the miles fly by.   These are actually making me look forward to making playlists!

How to score a pair for yourself:

If you are in the US, you can buy yourself a pair at Target for $29.99.   They come in a variety of colours so, if hot pink isn't your thing - you're sure to find one that is.


OR

You can enter my Virtual Half Goofy Challenge for a chance to WIN the second pair I was sent!  The wonderful people at Yurbuds* gave me the option of hosting a giveaway, but I am opting to offer them up as a random draw prize in my challenge!   So - if you;re up for running a couple of long runs back to back - signing up will get you a chance to win these (or one of the other fabulous prizes I have up for grabs!Plus, you'd be helping out a great cause!

*I received these earbuds for my review and prize as part of a promotional program with Yurbuds.  All opinions in this review are my own.  Entering the Half Goofy Challenge does not automatically guarantee you will win the earbuds, but it increases your odds.   Random prize draw will take place on December 15.

2 comments:

  1. I was shopping around for those buds yesterday because i have a heck of a time getting earphones to fit right. Thanks for the review! I'll definitely pick some up now.

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    1. I've been pretty impressed with them. I hope they start selling the women's ones up here soon. I may pick up a second pair...

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