I don’t know about you, but I hate working out without my iPod. Some people find music distracting, but I actually find that it helps me concentrate on my lifts and tune out whatever is going on in the gym.
That being said, the Klipsch IMAGE S4 II headphones are, hands down, the best bang for the buck I’ve ever heard when it comes to in-ear headphones–and I’ve tried quite a few kinds, including V-MODA, Sony, Apple, Bose, and others .
I know it sounds too good to be true, but you’re getting the performance of $100+ headphones for a fraction of that price. The bass is deep and clear, the mids and highs are crisp, and they’re comfortable and durable. I listen to a wide variety of music, from heavy metal to dubstep to hip-hop, and EVERYTHING sounds great on these headphones. Klipsch really knocked it out of the park here.