How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the beat and verse and chorus
My stroke can reach, when racing against the pace clock
For the ends of the beginning doesn't start till I'm on that block.
Okay, I'm no poet! But music does propel me in swimming. From being on deck before practice our on deck countless hours before a race I like to listen to music. Get me pumped up. If you don't believe me you must have noticed the swimmers at this past Olympics all wearing one form of headset or another. My personal choice is the line of products from JLab.
My day to day ear buds are the JBuds J5M. The sound quality is amazing. I can hear the bass and boom of all my favorite music. I've been using them for about a month now and they are my go to pair. I think I have about 6 different type of earbuds and I don't think I've used any other pair since getting the J5M. Of course they are PINK! I mean what other color would I wear?
These are really comfortable. I had to change out the rubber plastic to smaller tips that came with them but after that I hardly even noticed them. Well besides hearing the clean clear sound of music. I've also used them on my iPad watching a full movie one day and didn't feel any discomfort at all. As for how they look I like the color and overall design. I'm sick of seeing white earbuds lying all over my desk. Maybe it's the color that makes me grab them more then my other earbuds. They are on sale right at JLab for $34.95 which makes them a great deal!
The J5M's titanium micro drivers deliver an incredibly smooth and consistent response across the entire frequency curve, from deep, rich bass to full, luscious mids and crisp, vibrant highs.
The all new 45° angle jack leverages the strength of pure metal with the durability of firm flexing rubber. The Y joint features the rugged exoskeleton pioneered on the J4, but lighter and more compact. The lightweight cable is reinforced with Kevlar for optimum flexibility and strength.
Crafted from solid aluminum and polished with a silky, scratch-resistant anodized finish, the J5M is available in an array of sinful color pairings. 24 karat gold plated 3.5 mm jacks for premium, lossless connection. Includes 4 pairs of soft, silicone cushions in XS, S, M, L, as well as a detachable clip for securing the cable. Compatible with our soft double flange Pro tips for even greater range of custom fit, and with JLab's removable ear hooks.
Of course you can't swim with them but when on deck these are great. Plus at the price you do get a really good sound! I also like the earbud type of earphones cuz' I can easily stash them away. I know people really like those big earphone thingies but my swim bag is full enough with stuff. But if you do want those big earphone thingies don't worry JLab has those also.
Bombora. The Bombora's sophisticated retro design was inspired by classic lines of early headphones and the eclectic style of today's globe stomping DJs. The Bombora is available in a variety of colors including: Midnight Black/Gunmetal, Passionfruit Pink/Grigio Gray, Baja Blue/Grigio Gray, Prism Purple/Grigio Gray, DeVille Brown/Gold and limited edition collaboration with San Diego artist TEKSTartist.
For coaches who spend hours behind a desk JLab has you cover with The Crasher. Crashing the party with style, The Crasher portable Bluetooth speaker dominates the competition in every way: Bluetooth: Free your music from cumbersome wires with the magic of Bluetooth. Stream your music from up to 30ft away or plug in with the included aux flat cable. The Crasher is ready to party with your favorite portable devices, anytime, anywhere. Phone Calls: A built-in mic and speaker phone makes taking calls easier than ever, creating the perfect portable conference experience of your white-collar dreams!
So from swimmer to coach JLab has all your dryland audio listening covered. All at reasonable prices making them great stocking stuffers.