Yurbuds Ironman Series Endure Headphones Review

Do you struggle with headphones coming undone while running? I used to have that problem but switched over to the Yurbuds Ironman Series Endure Headphones and…problem solved.

For most of my runs, I listen to music and used to think any pair of headphones would do – so I bought a pair of cheap ones at Walgreens or Target.

Now these worked OK but over time the sound quality began to break down.

Another issue I noticed was that the headphones weren’t sweat reistantant. End result? One headphone would get clogged up and couldn’t hear out of them.

But the biggest issue I had with cheap headphones were their inability to stay in my ear. Nothing annoyed me more when I had to finagle my headphones to rest in one place while running. It was a distraction that was completely unnecessary.

I came across the Yurbuds Ironman Series Endure Headphones while doing an Amazon search and I had reviewed another Yurbuds headphone not that long ago. It was good quality but didn’t have the behind the ear feature I was looking for. The Endure met my criteria and I’m really excited to share this review.

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Yurbuds Ironman Series Endure Headphones Out of the Box

What stood out about the Endure series is the behind the ear and twist lock technology. For runners and athletes, this is a set and forget feature that I love!

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The color black is perfect because a previous headphone purchase was orange – I can’t justify the color but it made sense at the time.

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First they’re very comfortable and rested nicely behind my ears and inside my ear. Looking at them, you might think they’re so comfortable because you’re plugging them into your ear via the twist lock technology. Not the case; as soon as they were on they blended into the background and you can enjoy music.

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The sound quality is pretty good for reasonable priced (not cheap) headphones. They’re not Powerbeats by Dr. Dre
or Bose quality but I don’t think I’d invest hundreds of dollars in headphones.

Bass is good and there’s no echoing. I knew these were quality headphones based on the fact that I could set the volume low and they delivered a good decibel that didn’t hurt my ears but I could still hear my surroundings.

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Yurbuds Ironman Series Endure Headphones On the Road

Here’s the best sign of a good pair headphones, they’re not the focus of a run. This means I was repositioning, stopping, adjusting, etc. while running: set and forget.

With a comfortable and secure fit and feel, I had no reservation about how these headphones would perform while running.

Since I purchased these headphones, most of my workouts have been in cold weather requiring a hat. Not an issue in terms of comfort. The behind the ear feature didn’t create any extra bulkiness with my hat.

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Another critical aspect of good headphones is the ability to hear ambient noise – specifically oncoming cars. Now when I run with music the volume does vary. I only raise it up if I’m in my neighborhood and there’s enough light to see and be seen.

When it comes to the road or anywhere outside my neighborhood, the volume comes down as anything can happen. I still want to listen to music – just safely.

The Endure headphones provide ample ambient noise so that I can hear what behind me (cars, walkers, runners, racoons, etc.). I found the balance of music and noise to be agreeable that I get would I need from both.

One Downside

The Yurbuds Ironman Series Endure Headphones provide an excellent sound and comfort, but misses the mark on cord management. I keep my headphones in my gym bag which is usually not a bad thing except when I take them out. The cord is so tangled it’s like spaghetti. Certainly not the end of the world but does make it difficult to grab and go.

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I’m a morning runner and try to have all my gear laid out the night before to save time. When these headphones are tangled,these headphones become a big time suck. I’m hoping Yurbuds addresses this shortcoming in future generations. These are great headphones but the user experience is mixed when dealing with the cord.

Final Thoughts

The Yurbuds Ironman Series Endure Headphones are my go to headphones for running. If you listen to music while running, the Endure headphones require some serious consideration. The fit, feel, and sound hit high marks. The best part is that these headphones come at price that won’t hurt your wallet.

Did this review help? If you’re interested in these headphones, click this link from Amazon: Yurbuds Black.

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