I've gone through many headphones in search of the perfect pair. The ones that don't jiggle around too much, the buds that actually stay put in your ear, and a pair that sounds good too.
I decided to test out "heartbeats," designed by Lady Gaga. I went with this particular model because of the fact that they come with 7 different ear tips. Talk about being able to find the perfect fit!
Now, I don't run with headphones in unless I'm on the treadmill. I honestly believe it's a huge safety risk running outdoors with them. Yes, you can turn the volume down or only wear the one ear bud. I will still call it a safety risk. This was also something reiterated in my RRCA Running Coach Certification course. So it's not just my belief, it's becoming a wide-spread belief.
But, I digress. My point is that I haven't tested these out for running. However, I will wear them if I have to hit the treadmill. I will also use them on my bike trainer and when I'm lifting weights.
The ear tips were quite comfortable. I was easily able to find the right tips to fit my ears. They didn't slip out once. I will say that with the caveat that I wasn't sweating profusely. So I may come back to this post once I've worn them on the 'mill.
The sound was really fantastic. They aren't noise-canceling, but they certainly blocked out more noise than my previous ear buds.
They are supposed to have an in-line remote & mic cable feature. When I plugged it into the phone with Pandora, it would pause the songs. On my old iPod, it didn't do anything. I thought it would fast forward. However, it could simply be the fact that my iPod is ancient.
Overall, I would give the Beats by Dr. Dre HeartBeats 4 out of 5 stars. My only complaint was that if the cords jiggled too much, or you bumped them, you could hear that noise. I could, also, just be overly sensitive.
Now onto the best part. Not only was I given a pair to review, one lucky reader has the chance to win a pair!
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I was given these for free to review. All opinions are absolutely my own.