Earphones can be great companions during sports activities. Exercising and practicing sports is the time when you need to focus your mind and energy towards what you are practicing. Sports and exercising are activities that you usually do alone. Whether you are in the swimming pool or jogging tracks or at the gym, it is best to have music in your ears to keep yourself focussed and relax your mind at the same time. It is an irony that your body through physical workouts while you would like your mind to unwind, but it really works. It actually gives you maximum focus and hence highest workout experience.
So what are the earphones that are best suited for you. Are you looking out for earphones to go along with your iPod or with your MP3 player or with your mobile? The good news is that you can only buy one pair of earphones that are compatible with all of these. Depending on your choice and requirements, you can go for either a wired earphone or a wireless earphone. If you only want to listen to music when relaxing at home or just when doing jogging, i.e., without many movements, it is best to go for cheaper wired earphones. But if you are going to listen to music when on the move like while doing yoga or exercising, it is best to go for wireless earphones to make you feel free from the troubles and tangles of wires.
There are a few more things to also look out for while going for a pair of earphones. Firstly, these should be waterproof or rather “sweat proof”. This is because of the fact that if you use earphones during exercises, there is a change of your earphones getting damaged due to sweat. And if you want to use them during water sports, then buying waterproof earphones is a must. Another thing that you can also check is if the pair you are choosing are weather proof. If you are out for a morning walk, the earphones may get damaged due to extreme low temperature.
I personally would anytime prefer going for wireless earphones than the wired ones. This is due to the fact that if by chance the headphone cord gets pulled hard, there is a chance of it breaking the headphone altogether. And this has happened with my earphones many times. In case there are many other things that you need to take care while handling a wired earphone. For instance, you should not dangle or spin them while walking. I have seen many people playing with the earphones like that and it damages your set. Also, one more thing to avoid is tangling up your earphone cords. The knots eventually pinch the delicate wires inside and break them.
In that case wireless earphones like Bluetooth earphones look sexy and work very well too. Although these are a bit expensive on your pocket, the sound quality is excellent with your personal surround system.