A lot of people listen to music while riding or running. That isn’t going to change. But how they listen to their music might with products like the new Yurbud Inspire range. Designed to allow the listener to hear 100% of the ambient noise around them, the latest versions of the Inspire ear buds should make them easier to use while guaranteeing not to fall out.
If you’ve been known to ride with a single ear bud in place, the Yurbuds may leave you inspired…
While some of the Yurbud designs have additional ear clips, the Inspire line features their TwistLock ear piece which is guaranteed not to fall out. Made from their Flexsoft material which is a medical grade flexible silicone, the ear buds are meant for lasting comfort during your long training rides. Sweat and water resistance means you won’t be trying to stash them under your jacket in an unexpected downpour.
As for the ability to hear ambient noise? We tried a pair at Interbike with the music louder than we would ever want to ride with and were able to carry on a conversation without issue. It might not be as easy to hear what’s around you without anything in your ear, but as far as headphones go they make it surprising easy to pay attention to your surroundings.
Starting with the new Inspire 100, the Yurbuds retail from $19.99 up to the upper end 400 model at $49.99. Over the 100, the 200 model adds quick click magnets to the ear buds which makes for easier storage. Moving up to the 300 rewards you with a single button microphone to use for making calls, and the 400 features the new 3 button microphone compatible with Apple products.
The Inspire 100, 200, and 300 models are all available in a unisex, or a Women’s model that are designed to better fit women’s ears – i.e. the ear pieces are smaller. There is even a Mossy Oak version of the Inspire 100 – just don’t set them down in the woods, you’ll never find them.