Let’s Talk About: Headphones

Another staple for me at the gym? {Other than the perfect sports bra, which is, obviously, a very serious priority…}


I can’t workout or run without them. And believe me when I say that I have tried virtually every pair out there. Why? Because I break them all!!

My go-to move is getting my arm stuck in the middle and pulling down, promptly ruining one side of the headphones. Only one side though. Every. Single. Time.

While I’d never go so far as to claim to be a “responsible adult,” these days, I would have thought that getting older would mean fewer of these mishaps. But not so much in my case.

And before you ask, yes, I have tried more expensive brands as well. I had high, high hopes for the Beats by Dre headphones which lasted almost 6 months before I broke the left side.

So if I can’t keep myself from destroying all of mine, why am I hear talking about headphones? Because I have discovered not one, but TWO, pairs of Caity-proof headphones. Cars have crash test dummies. Headphones have Caitys.

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So, without further ado, the winners are…

For daily life {read: not the gym} I have had a pair of Frends white and gold on-ear headphones. I balked hard when I first saw the price of those, but kept hearing raves, and finally snagged a pair on super sale at Nordstrom. Trust me on this – They are worth every penny. I use mine at my desk every single day AND travel with them, and the leather is still holding up beautifully. It’s been over three years!

For the gym & running I swear by my Bose QuietComfort Acoustic Noise Cancelling headphones. One of the BEST gifts I’ve ever been given and they’ve lasted almost two years. The friend who got them loves music and old school sound systems so he knows a thing or two about sound quality. My #1 tip with these is to hold on to the carrying case. I wrap them up and put them in the case between every single use. And, I’m thrilled to report, not a single issue to date!

What are YOUR favorite brand? Can you workout without them?


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