April 26, 2011

Auria Exceed Earphones Review and GIVEAWAY!!

Auria Exceed Earphones
A while back I was asked if I wanted to try out and review a pair of Exceed Earphones.  Of course I said YES!

Here is what the website at auria.com [HERE] says about the Exceed Earphones:
Experience an exciting new level of comfort from our XFit system. Run, hike, bike or walk with the confidence that your earphones will remain in place.
Control volume with a mere finger touch to the stylized InLine control. Use the function button to control audio/video and answer/end calls. Take advantage of the integrated Microphone to make calls on iPhone 4/3GS/3G, Blackberry and Android phones.
Two sets of swappable Personalizers are included : a color-matched, painted set and a hand-picked graphical set.
The super-soft, black mesh carrying case is sized to hold most smartphones (including iPhone 4/3G/3GS and Blackberry models), Exceed earphones and accessories.
When I got them in the mail, I pulled out all the stuff and laid it out on my desk.  Here's what the package came with.

* Earphones
*  Mesh bag
*  Different sizes of ECO (Ear Canal Opening) rings to help you achieve the perfect fit
*  A set of graphic Personalizers that you can swap out to add some fun to the earphones.








The ECO rings are pretty cool and have little circles on them to indicate the different sizes.  I found them to be really easy to switch out.  But, I actually found that the ones that were originally on the earphones worked the best for me.






Another interesting feature is the InLine control button.  While I think it's a great idea in theory, I am used to just hitting the buttons on my shuffle and found myself not really using the button.  However, I can see how it would be a nice feature if you used it with your phone.







Now, you all know that I'm not up to running long distances (YET), but I was able to try these out in several runs ranging from 30-45minutes.  The first thing I did was switch out the Personalizers.  I thought the running girl image was a lot more fun than solid black.  Don't you think?

So, how did they work??
I thought they were awesome!  They are really easy to insert and did not move during my entire run.  Because they are quite bigger than my other earphones I thought they would feel heavy, but they didn't.  In fact, they are light weight and after awhile I didn't even feel them in my ears.

Another nice thing about these earphones is that they allow you to hear the ambient noise around you, which is a must for anyone running by themselves.  What I liked was that I was able to run on my treadmill in my workout room and still hear my boys playing in the other room. :)

So, if you think you might want to try these earphones, you're in luck!  The awesome people of Auria were kind enough to offer a free pair to one of you!  Woohoo!

Here's what you need to do:
* Please leave a separate comment for each entry.
1.  Be a follower. Or, let me know if you already are. :) 
2.  Tell me your favorite running song.


The contest will run until April 30th.  I will announce the winner on May 1st!  Good luck!!

52 comments:

Annette@(running)In the Right Direction said...

I am a follower!

Annette@(running)In the Right Direction said...

Oh man my favorite running song...I have so many so I am going to make a blanket statement and say anything by the Black eyed peas!

Alexa said...

I am a follower, and I totally want to try these as I have the WORST luck with headphones due to my freakishly tiny ears!!

Alexa said...

my favorite running song is "Fat Bottomed Girls" by Queen!!!!!!!!

Runnergirl said...

I follow your blog!

Runnergirl said...

My favourite running song? I run for life!

Karen said...

I'm a follower.

Karen said...

Right now my favorite running song is Born This Way by Lady Gaga.

ONEHOURIRONMAN said...

I am a follower...

Favorite running story? Piece of cake..

On January 19, 1996 my wife went into labor around 8pm. By January 20, in the wee hours, we were the proud parents of Mathew Franklin Shuler.

Since this just happened to be the day of the Houston Marathon I asked my wife if I could go run (since I had signed up). She said go ahead.

I went home and made a shirt that said "Mat born today" and ran the marathon.

My finish photo is one to cherish. Besides the wording on the front, I also arranged a 4hr 17min finish which makes for a great great picture since he was..... you got it.. born at 4:17 in the morning..

True story.

Chris and Amy said...

I love Stronger by kanye and My Humps by Black-eyed Peas. They always get me moving.

Detroit Runner(Jeff) said...

I'm a follower!

Nicole said...

I'm a follower (through Google Reader)!

Nicole said...

Aaaaand my favorite running song is "Lose Yourself" by Eminem. What can I say, I like a little anger in my running music :-)

Kathy said...

Those look cool - I am a follower already.

Kathy said...

My favorite running song is "the distance" by Cake.

Lauren said...

I follow! Have been for a while :)

Lauren said...

my favorite running song is "On a Boat" by t-pain. Weird I know, but it makes me laugh and forget that my legs hurt!

Christy said...

I am a follower!

Christy said...

My favorite song right now is Perfect by Pink!

Lindsey said...

I'm a follower!

Lindsey said...

The song that comes into my head most often while I'm running is that country song that goes "If you're going through hell, keep on going...". It's not my favorite song, but gets me through some tough runs!

Deb said...

I'm a follower!

Deb said...

I really like Great Big Sea songs for running - the faster ones anyways.

Julie said...

I'm a follower!

Julie said...

I like Pretender by Foo Fighters right now :-)

CautiouslyAudacious said...

I'm a follower!

CautiouslyAudacious said...

Favorite running song hmmm there are so many, I'm gonna say right now anything by Prodigy cuz it has a good beat. Oh but I love Cake too!

Jes said...

I am a follower =)

Jes said...

My favorite running song would have to be.... Thin Lizzy's I'm a rocker... It is a fun upbeat song that makes me feel strong

A Finley said...
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A Finley said...

hi

A Finley said...

sorry about the double post of hi! I still don't do blog comment posts very well! I have been following your blog for a while, and I love to listen to Kenny Loggins Footloose at the start of a run, or I'm All Right (Caddyshack theme) Both really get me going!

Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman said...

I'm am a follower!!

Kurt @ Becoming An Ironman said...

Favorite Running Song? Wow, that's tough. My favorite running songs are always changing because I like NEW songs, something to take me out of thinking about my stride, my pace, my cadence, breathing, etc and let my body just BE. I used to listen a lot to Missy Higgins and Sara Bareilles on my long runs - good "drift away" music.

DonnaG said...

I'm a follower! my favorite running song is I remember, by: Deadmau5...definetely more but you don't want to hear that. I believe for some long runs music is essential in helping to keep the stride going strong. :)

tri like mary said...

I'm already a follower!

tri like mary said...

My favorite running song is Lose Yourself by Eminem.

K said...

i am a follower!!

K said...

My favorite running song-- Ke$ha's BLOW.

Christina said...

I am a follower

Christina said...

And my favorite running onsong is Don't Stop Believing

Forward Foot Strides said...

I'm a follower!

Forward Foot Strides said...

At the moment podrunner is my favourite since I need a specific bpm for physiotherapy purposes.

Jason said...

I am a follower.

Jason said...

Empire State of Mind by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys....what can I say I am a New Yorker.

Anash said...

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Thank you kindly.
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Anash said...

"We will Rock You'' acapella

Anash said...

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Julie said...

I'm a follower... :)

Julie said...

Favorite running song when I need a boost is It's On by Superchick or maybe something by Pink

Dr. TriRunner said...

Wait, what?? I thought constantly falling out was like a built in safety feature of headphones. Always be aware of your surroundings. ;)

I'm a follower!

Dr. TriRunner said...

Hmmm I don't listen to music too often when I run unless I'm stuck on a TM, but my favorite pre-race song of the moment is I Don't Wanna Care Right Now by Lupe Fiasco