YurBuds IronMan Inspire is my new gym buddy
For about a month now, I’ve been using this new cool earphones from YurBuds that was sent to me for review. I’m not a big fan of in-ear earphones and the only time I really get to use them for prolonged periods of time is when I’m at the gym. So I tried it out and replaced my Sennheiser Adidas earphones for a while.
The main selling point with YurBuds is that they claim these were made “by athletes for athletes“. And since this variant that I am using came from the IronMan series, it gave me more cause for higher expectations — the ear buds were designed to fit the contours of the ears and not easily fall off.
At first, I really didn’t know how to wear them. With most other earphones I’ve used before, they kind of made sense how you’d put them in; but with the YurBuds IronMan Pro, it can be a bit tricky and only after checking the back of the box did I learn how to tuck them in place.
I’ll just sum up all the nice stuff I noticed after a month’s time of using the earphones:
– They fit perfectly well. That “plug and twist” to fit actually works — and they worked really, really well. With most other earphones, you’ll have to pick the right size of ear buds that you’re comfortable with. The YurBud IronMan Pro looks like it’s one-size-fits-all type of earphones. And yes, I haven’t experience a single instance where one of the earphones fell off while I’m working out.
– The rubber material is so soft and comfortable I never felt any friction or ear-fatigue. It’s one of those very few in-ear earphones that I can honestly say I can use for prolonged periods of time without feeling any discomfort.
– Pretty balanced sound profile — not too heavy on the bass, just the right amount of punch; good sound isolation and
over-all performance. Nothing really impressive here but performs above average.
However, I noticed that the tangle-free cable isn’t really that tangle free based on numerous experience but that’s a minor issue I can set aside (I am told that this model, the Ironman Pro, is not tangle resistant.)
The volume and playback controls are inconspicuously integrated into the design of cable-splitter (the one that separates the left and the right cords) so you don’t notice it at first. There’s also a small microphone there so you can use it with your phone to make and receive calls (iPods and iPhones only though).
The YurBuds Ironman Inspire Pro retails for Php3,000 in stores though I found them online selling for only $59.99. The IronMan Series comes in a bright red and black color tones.