There are pros and cons of running with an iPod, but for most of us, it's hard to imagine getting our run on without some sort of background music. I'll admit that I'm a bit of an earphone diva who needs just the right pair: some are too big, some are too small, and some just never manage to stay put in your ears — which can be distracting and frustrating all at the same time. To make your running lives a bit easier, I've compiled a list of some of my all-time favorite stay-put earphones, so you can focus on your run time, rather than your technical difficulties.
I had the pleasure of reviewing the Monster Beats by Dre headphones back in 2008 and was excited when Monster recently sent me a pair of Beats Solo HD ($230) over-ear headphones to check out. Truth be told, I'm already a Monster fan (with a pair of Heartbeats still taking top billing on my wish list), and it only took a few listens to convince me that these ultra-portable cans were superior to all the other headphones I've owned.
What makes these headphones so fab? Well, if the celeb musician endorsements don't do it for you — Will.i.Am and Katie Holmes are fans — then feeling like you're in a sound studio will. The over-ear cushions keep outside noises out so all you hear is the bumping bass and clear highs of your favorite tunes . . . just like they were designed to be heard.
Find out why else I'd throw down my cold, hard cash for a pair of Solo HDs (and one reason I wouldn't) when you read more
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