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My Workout Headphones

Nick Taylor (he/him)
My name is Nick Taylor. I am a Senior Software Engineer at Forem, the software that powers DEV working on all things Forem
・2 min read

In my previous post, I talked about my gym setup and routine.

As I mentioned in that post, I get up about 5:50am on training days and train at 7am. The thing is, everyone else is sleeping in the house at this point, so I can't be blaring my iPad while my trainer is giving out instructions.

I had a pair of Anker Soundbuds Slim earbuds for quite a while, but they have a wire that wraps around the neck which causes an earbud to pop out at some point, at least for me.

So began my search for true wireless earbuds. Here was my criteria:

  • No wires
  • Have to stay in my ear. I think years of rugby did something weird to the shape of my ear even though I don't have cauliflower ear.
  • Have to sound OK (I am not an audiophile)
  • Don't break the bank, because they are mainly for just listening to my trainer.
  • Waterproof (well sweatproof/rain proof)

So in the end I landed on the Mpow Flame Lite wireless earbuds for 50$ CAD. I've had them for almost two months and love them.

  • The ear hooks are amazing. These things do not move off my ears at all.
  • The mic is not bad
  • You can can use one or both earbuds as they connect separately.
  • A charging case that will charge them when closed
  • Charges via USB-C
  • 50$ CAD!

All in all, for the price, I'm very impressed at what these earbuds are capable of.

What's in your ear?

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AmyFaith

AirPod pro's for me. I had standard AirPods for a while but they kept coming loose, I love the way the AirPods fit and the noise cancelling is way better than I expected it to be, also they switch between my Apple devices and my TV.

They were also very expensive though :(

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

I would love a pair of AirPods, but knowing my ears, they'd just fall out.

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AmyFaith

Have you tried AirPod Pro's? They have 3 different tip sizes, they rarely pop out like the standard AirPods.

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Nick Taylor (he/him) Author

I haven’t. Maybe post pandemic I’ll give them a go. I’ve just had bad experiences with bud only. Ear hooks always seem to be what my ears like. 🙃

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Lee Wynne

Ear hooks feel mega safe, they also give you that feeling of getting in the zone, putting the equipment on etc.

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Keith

Lifting I wear a pair of MPOW 059 over the ear headphones: smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B073PZ...

Running I wear Anker Soundcore Liberty Air 2
smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07SKJ...

Wouldn't mind a pair of AirPod Pros...but I'm too cheap

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Lee Wynne

Apple fan boy here. AirPod Pros 😅

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Keith

Sounds to me like you want to buy me a pair :)

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Lee Wynne

We should do a giveaway competition one day, something fun, winner gets a pair :D

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The FlowState Team

Cauliflower ear could have made that research much more interesting! These Mpow's seem like great value for money! Thanks for the heads up.

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Lee Wynne

They seem like excellent value. Anyone used the bone conduction earphones yet? Seem to becoming very popular.