GEAR LOVE: WRAPS™ WEARABLE HEADPHONES FOR SUMMER FUN Here’s a novel way of helping runners and exercisers not lose headphones that seems to provide a bit of built-in fun. Wearable bracelet-style, braided headphones from the UK in crazy colors and in leather and bead styles as well.
Perhaps this isn’t everyone‘s problem, but it’s definitely mine. I don’t use products with the highest sound quality for exercise, so a reasonable review in this area will do. Earbud fit is a BIG issue, and this set may be too occlusive. With an emphasis on safety (being able to hear background traffic noises) gaining traction with pedestrians, cyclists, and runners, this aspect of use will be very important.
A review by OXGADGETS.com doesn't address this property but rendered a decent verdict. "The idea is simply genius, the execution brilliant. It would have really been great if they had put in a higher quality set of speakers in there, even if it was as a more expensive option"
Because the price is not a major concern I’ll give WRAPS a trial and report back. The "talk" version is most interesting function-wise. Anyone with experience please weigh in. Or suggest another product.
NOTE: I am not certain these will work for me. I usually don't like the occlusive nature of the 'MARSHMALLOW' style earbuds, which this product seems to have. See the GEAR LOVE page the the very inexpensive pair of JVC brand Basic Gumy Earbuds with the oval shape.
After trying more expensive products, I keep coming back to these headphones for running.My external ear canals are smallish and the white Apple earpieces flop out when I'm in motion. The Marshmallow earbuds seem to squeak when i run and I don't feel safe running when most or all environmental sound is blocked by the design of this style.
I have not tried the JVC Gumy Sport style earbuds, mostly because the ovals work well and are cheap enough that losing a pair is not traumatic.
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