What I love about music is that it can completely change your mood. When I’m struggling through a run there really is nothing like a good pump up tune to get my legs moving. Lately, I’ve tried out the Yurbuds wireless Leap & Liberty earphones, so I’ve listened to some of my favourite jams.
You may recall I talked earlier about my love of the Yurbuds Leap wireless headphones. The main difference between the wireless Leap & Liberty Yurbuds is the design. The Liberty have the behind the ear design whereas the Leap just fit right into the ear.
Additionally, Leap come in a women’s version to fit our smaller ears better.
Because all Yurbuds have the genius twist lock technology that keeps the earphones in place, I don’t find the behind the ear necessary. For that reason, I really prefer the Leap over the Liberty.
Now let’s talk about my top 10 favourite running songs to listen to on those Yurbuds. The list includes a lot of oldies because they bring back good memories that get me moving.
1. Destiny’s Child – Survivor
At my very first half-marathon it said headphones weren’t allowed. As a rule following girl, I showed up sans headphones. However, I quickly learned nobody listens to that rule. I really, really struggled through that half marathon and so I kept singing Survivor over and over again in my head to get me through. Now that song always reminds me of how I fought through that first race.
Now that I’ve been through a race without headphones, I don’t think I’ll ever do it again. What I love about the Yurbuds is that even with both headphones in, I can still hear ambient noise. I don’t feel the need to only run with one headphone in because I can hear my surroundings and be aware of others passing and don’t have to have that spare headphone flopping around.
2. Parov Stelar – Booty Swing
I don’t know why but I just love this song. When I’m running, my speed automatically picks up along with my mood and this song puts me in the best mood!
3. Quanteisha – Covergirls
This is my all time favourite dancing song, ask anyone who knows me! And believe me, it’s just as fun to run to.
Sometimes when I’m running and a good song like this comes on I literally start dancing. My hands flail around and I’m just in the zone. Hopefully no one is around but if they are oh well. It makes running fun. This is where wireless Yurbuds really come in handy! When your hands are flailing its very easy to catch the cord hanging down and rip out your headphones. No more music means no more dancing and that would be a shame!
4. Pink – Don’t let me get me
Another oldie but goodie. Before I was a “runner”, I used to run on occasion for fitness and I always remember loving this song to run to.
5. LMFAO – Sexy and I know it
Come on! We all love this song and it gets me moving faster for sure.
6. Global Deejays- If you’re going to SanFransisco
This is my favourite spinning song despite knowing it means a hill track, which I hate. It’s now also become one of my favourite running songs. Put this on while you’re running hills and you’ll have no problem conquering them.
7. Metro Station – Shake It
This song has that perfect high beat that you just want to match with your steps.
8. Taylor Swift – Shake It Off
Apparently I like to shake it while running! I can’t help but think of that workout video set to this song every time and it makes me smile.
9. Megan Trainor – All about that Bass
What a fun song! If you want to see me dancing and singing while running, this is the song that will do it.
10. Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (What doesn’t kill you)
This is kind of like survivor, that one song that you put on when you’re really struggling through your run. How can you not keep running while listening to “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger!”
So now that I’ve had a chance to run, dance and shake it with my wireless Yurbuds, what are my thoughts?
I love having wireless headphones. Just the fact that I’m not ripping them out constantly by hitting the cord is reason enough to buy them. Also, having the ability to change the volume and song without touching my phone is also a HUGE perk. That means I don’t have to get my phone out and risk flinging it to the ground.
In full disclosure, there are some cons to the wireless Yurbuds. First, they do skip on me sometimes. When I’m indoors on a treadmill or doing a gym workout, I don’t have any problems but outdoors they do skip a little. It doesn’t really bother me but I could see that it would bother some people.
Second, I have difficulty turning them on/off. The same button is used for on/off, volume & changing the song. To turn them on/off you need to push in the very centre of the button. My fingers have a difficult time hitting the perfect spot and it’s not just my chubby fingers as I’ve heard a lot of people have this issue. The way I’ve found around that is to use a coin or a pen to turn them on/off. For me, not a deal breaker but something to be aware of if you are planning to purchase them.
I received both pairs of Yurbuds for free for review, however, I would absolutely purchase them with my own money. Please note all opinions within are my own.