I’d been an avid Yurbuds user for quite some time now, and I won’t use anything else. However, I’ve primarily used the over-the-head model, which I still highly recommend. Well, a couple of weeks ago as I was derping around online, I came across their newest model DESIGNED FOR WOMEN!!!!!!!!! I was tempted, but part of me was being overly cautious to put forth my investment into the product. In the past, I’ve had nothing but problems with ear bud headphones. They fall out, get ripped out, hurt my ears, you name it, it’s happened. I basically got frustrated, hence the reasoning behind my prior purchase. Still, something kept pulling me back in an urge to find out more information about these new headphones. Why fix what isn’t broken, I thought.
One day while I was out for some retail therapy, I went into Target only to discover that they carried the Yurbuds for Women. Oh, great…temptation. I grabbed a pair (pinkish-red - all they had at the time), stuck them in my cart, and hemmed and hawed for a while. I don’t know what Target pumps into the air, but it’s similar to a casino in that you go into the store for a box of cereal and come out with a cart full of stuff that you didn’t know you “needed” until you spot it. Ultimately, I decided to go ahead with the purchase, and before I knew it, I was ripping the package open to try them on.
I love that they are designed for women because they are much smaller in size. Thank you Yurbuds for thinking about women. It’s appreciated, much.
I’m basically in love with this picture. #BEYONDTHEWALL They also have a pretty neat-o quote, “Don’t wait for inspiration to come find you, become it.” Love.
Like I’ve previously mentioned, I’ve always had issues with ear buds not being able to stay in my ears. The difference with Yurbuds is that they are comprised of a “TwistLock” feature that basically locks the ear buds in place. It works just like the manual states up above, but for some reason, I could not lock the buds in place by twisting them towards the back of my head. You can see below in the right picture that they are in the locked position, however, they are twisted towards the front of my head. This doesn’t make any difference except for looks, so I wasn’t concerned. As long as they stay put, I don’t care which way they are facing.
I took the Yurbuds out for a short test run a day or two after purchasing them. I ran about 4 miles total I believe, and the did not budge a single inch. The only time that I foresee them falling out is if I suddenly yanked at the cord by accident. Otherwise, they stay put the entire time. I know you’re probably wondering, “Are they comfortable?” Yes. Yes, they are. I barely noticed them, and this is coming from someone who has sensitive ears. Regular ear buds cause me a significant amount of discomfort, and these felt great for the 40+ minutes I wore them on that particular day.
Stays put? CHECK.
Everyone is built differently, so naturally, ear buds aren’t meant to be a one-size-fits-all sort of deal. That’s likely what leads to discomfort and the inability to stay in place for a lot of ear bud models, regardless of price. Fortunately, a lot of companies provide the customer with different sized bud caps (I made that up) to accommodate different ear sizes and shapes. You’re in luck because Yurbuds provides 2 different pre-packaged caps, but you can also contact their company if neither of the 2 cap sizes fit your ears. As you can see above, they provide you with detailed instructions on how to receive a different size.
Stretching my calves after a cross training session at LA Fitness.
Stays put? CHECK.
The sound is great! However, if you want to drown out every sound, these aren’t the headphones to go for. You can still hear outside noise, even at increased volume settings. Me, personally? I don’t mind it. I see it as a safety feature. As a matter of fact, I’m trying to ween myself off of headphones while running outside because I’ve heard way too many horror stories of people getting attacked or even worse, getting hit by cars. Here’s an example. Last weekend, I learned about a man who was running along a beach and was struck by a crashing plane. He was unable to hear the plane due to his music being too loud. Scary, scary thought. I mean, it’s a freaking plane for goodness sakes! I also don’t want to rely on too much technology to get me through my training runs. I want to be more focused, so these headphones will get most of their use during my time spent in the gym, or during personal downtime.
All in all, I highly recommend these headphones for women. I’m glad that I went against my initial gut instinct. And men, don’t forget, they still have products for you fellows as well!
Disclaimer: I purchased these shoes with my own money. All opinions are my own.8 notes
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- notjustrunnershigh said: Thanks for the review, I’m due for a new pair of headphones :)
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