When I was riding 30 from 30 earlier this year I used my iPod on a few rides to alleviate the boredom. I’ve thought much of the stock iPod earphones and for whatever reason most in-ear headphones spend most of their time falling out, making them as much use as a chocolate teapot. So a while back I bought some Sony MDR-O33 headphones which have spung loops that fit behind the ears and hold em in place.
Unfortunately they’re too good at holding on to your ears and can actually be a bit uncomfortable to wear for a prolonged period and they’re a bit bulky, so they don’t really work well under beanies. So the headphones weren’t quite right and carrying the iPod classic around was like having a small block of stone in your jersey pocket so I was keen to try something different.
Ben Haworth‘s been a big fan of iPod shuffles for a long time and after picking one up I have to say I can see what he means. Stick it in shuffle mode, cue up a load of riding tunes and marvel at the tiny size and excellent sound quality. After quite a lot of research – most saying thet Sennheiser’s weren’t great in this format – I went for some Philips SHS800s. They’re pretty good in terms of sound quality and with the ear hook being flexible rubber they’re nice and comfy too.
Good for riding with too…