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Triathlon Gear Bag: Tunes To Go

  • By Aaron Hersh
  • Published Nov 2, 2011

JH Audio JH5 Pro

$399, Jhaudio.com
Custom-molded plastic body locks the inner-ear monitors (don’t call them earbuds) into place while blocking outside noise.

Sound quality: As you’d expect at this price, the sound quality is transcendent. The clarity and wide range of frequencies adds a new dimension to your music.
Road awareness: Very poor. The custom-molded piece eliminates almost every outside sound and leaves you unaware of anything happening in your blind spots.
Ear grip: The molded body locks into the ear—they never wiggled once. The over-the-ear cord design helps keep the bouncing to a minimum, but feeling the inner-ear monitor deep inside the ear while running may be slightly irritating to some.
Bonus feature: For around $40, an audiologist will take a mold of your ear to create precise custom headphones.

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Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh

Aaron Hersh is the Senior Tech Editor of Triathlete magazine. To submit a question, write Aaron at Ahersh@competitorgroup.com.

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