Another vote for the Sony WF-1000XM4 mentioned above, I just got some and they work amazing ok the trainer with 2 fans going. Most fan and trainer (wheel on) noise is cancelled and on top of that they have very good music playback quality and stayed in my ears super well.
Will give the mic a good test tomorrow during ZRL.
So I’ve got these as well (I’m a bit of a headphone geek…). When launched they were really good and pretty much better than most others in terms of combo of sound quality and noise cancelling. However the latest rounds of earbuds have caught up. They are still very good though and noise cancelling is good enough that they work well outdoors with load equipment like a lawnmower or a gas pressure washer.
A couple things to be aware of. The XM4’s are bigger than the Pixel Buds Pro and especially the Samsung Buds2 Pro. I find when I where them a long time (2+ hours) the cartilage of my ear starts to hurt. Others have reported this as well. I don’t get this with the Buds2 Pro. For me, they also don’t fit quite as securely as some other buds, likely due to their bulkyness. Fit is a personal issue though so results will vary.
The OpenRun Pros are fantastic. I don’t use them on the trainer as I prefer the noise cancelling buds, but I use them on all my outdoor rides. They are plenty load and podcasts are super clear. I was also impressed how good music sounds while riding. If sitting on the couch, they are not as good for music as a premium earbuds, but when riding I still find them very good.
At high volumes you can feel a tingling through your facial nerve, but I notice it less when riding and more when I’m stopped.
Everyone’s ears are different but I find the original Airpods useless. My wife bought me a set for Christmas last year and I used them three times. Once on a ride, once walking the dog, and once on the trainer.
I didn’t even make it off my street before one fell out on the ride.
Dog walking I had to push them back in every couple minutes. Still managed to have them fall out.
Trainer was ok but had to be very careful using a towel on my face. If I even brushed them with a towel they’d fall out.
They’re also slippery AF in general.
I ended up giving them back to my wife. She uses in the office with not reported issues.
I’ve got the Jabra Elite 7 Active that a few people have mentioned and they work great for me. The noise cancelling isn’t amazing but without using noise cancelling it’s fine over my two fans and kickr.
One warning about the open air/bone conducting headphones - if you use them at the gym someone will post up next to you and talk on the phone the entire time you are there.
I also have the Jabra Elite 7 Active. I think they are pretty good - no issues with falling out. Would prefer a little better noise cancelling (I have Sony WH-XM4s over the ear), but they have BT multipoint, solid noise cancelling, good battery life, excellent sweat/waterproof, etc.
But I’m really holding out for the WF-1000XM5. Not having BT multipoint is a deal-breaker for me on the XM4s (Sony promised it would be added last fall and we are now almost in Feb), there’s lot of reports on battery issues after that one firmware update and the XM4s are now 2 years old. Elite Active 7 will hold me over until the XM5s are released.
I’ve got some WF-1000XM3s too. Awesome sound. Good noise cancelling. However, I don’t want to sweat all over them so my go-to for training is the Anker Soundbuds Slim+. Cost practically nothing from Amazon. Decent sound quality. Don’t fall out of my ears. Controls are very simple buttons. Perfect for training. I like how you can just have them round your neck. I used to just use them as my commuting headphones before I got the Sony ones - love the way they just clip together properly when not in use - was looking for something similar to replace them but higher quality but no dice. Tried the B&O ones but they were awful - sent them back.
Here’s the bizarre thing though. The Sony ones make my ears dry and sore if I wear them for too long, like on a flight, or too many days running. The Anker ones don’t. And I have swapped around the actual foam buds (Sony to Anker and vice versa) and it makes no difference. Very strange.