There are some headphones that just bug me to no end. Other headphones are wonderful. I have written about those headphones in different places. Right now I am going to complain. I am going to tell you why some headphones are terrible.
I'll never forget the first time I decided to splurge on a pair of headphones. I had been earning money at my first real job. I decided that I wanted to spend my money on the best pair of headphones I could get. So, I got a pair or headphones that would stick into my ears. The cord was supposed to wrap around the back of my ears. It was a complicated mess but I had read the reviews and it looked like the best set on the market.
Well, much to my dismay it turned out that the headphones were horrible. I mostly listen to music through headphones while I am jogging. These headphones would fall out of my ears every ten steps. Now, they wouldn't fall all the way out. Instead, they would come out just enough to be incredibly annoying.
I felt like such a fool for purchasing these headphones. I had spent so much money on them, and they were completely useless. I keep those headphones as a reminder to not spend a lot of money on something unless I am sure that I will like it.
Years later I decided to get another pair of nontraditional headphones. I decided that the technology had probably increased to the point that they could make a decent set of them. Well, it turned out that I would make the same mistake again. I got a pair of expensive headphones that just wouldn't stay in my ears while I ran.
I can't explain just how frustrating it is to have headphones fall out of your ears as you run. It can ruin a run for me. I don't even want to be out there anymore.
So, now I have two sets of headphones that are completely useless. I can't really sell them because nobody wants to buy a used pair of headphones that are supposed to stick into your ears. That's just not sanitary. I don't throw them away because they cost so much.
I am sure there are some people that have just the right size of ears for these things. I am not one of those people. I need headphones that stay on the ears because they are squeezed on there. That's why I will always use normal headphones for the rest of my life. I will never make the mistake of getting the kind you have to squeeze into your ear.
I hope that my terrible experiences will help you consider which pair of headphones will be right for you. Don't fall into the trap of getting something that won't work for your needs. No matter how good the reviews are, if it doesn't work for you it will be a waste of money.