Disclosure: I was provided with a pair of Sol Republic Headphones to review by Verizon. All opinions are 100% my own.
I received a pair of Sol Republic Headphones to review early last week. I’ve been using them daily since, and I am IN LOVE with these. Let me back up and give you a little background on my past experience with headphones. I’m pretty old school when it comes to headphones. I ONLY use the over the ear headphones. The reason being, I’ve never had good experience with the in-ear versions. Until now. I was quite hesitant when these arrived. I figured this would be another fail. In the past, I have tried every version of in-ear earbuds that I could find. Cheap to expensive and none of them would stay put. Never mind exercising or MOVING with them in my ear, I couldn’t even get them to stay in my ear while I was completely STILL. Eventually, I stopped trying. I just gave up and purchased over the ear headphones only. They look ridiculous and are uncomfortable during workouts, but at least they could semi stay on.
Then, the Sol Republic Headphones arrived. I opened the box to find 4 different sizes available. Finally, a company that realizes not everyone has the same size ears! The second pair/size I tried on, fit like a glove. But, I still wasn’t sold. I knew that the real test would come when I went for my walk or went to the gym.
Every night for the past 2 weeks, I have been walking for an hour. During my walk I listen to podcasts to learn something about work or I listen to something fun. I ditched the over-the-ear headphones and tried out the new Sol Republic earbuds. The results were great. They stayed in place and the sound was very clear. And, it drowned out the traffic driving by! Now, that is a huge plus.
I know what you’re thinking……walking is nothing…..how do these hold up during intense exercise? So, just for y’all I headed out for a short run….ok JOG. 30 minutes later, they came out only once. And that was MY fault because I dropped my phone. That’s a whole other blog post. ha! I also did 100 situps with my daughter with my phone on my stomach and earbuds in. No issues!
So, to review. The Sol Republic headphones (earbuds) passed all the tests:
They stayed IN my ear.
The sound was VERY clear.
They are sweat proof.
They drowned out the cars driving by during my walk.
They stayed in during a mini jog and 100 situps!
Downside? Yes, there is one downside. Because there are 4 earbud sizes…..my kids AND my husband found a set that fit too. Awww I gotta share with them now….DARN!