Best in Wireless Running Headphones

Staff Writer By Staff Writer - updated October 5th, 2020
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Wireless earphones are great, effortlessly connecting to your favourite playlists and holding their charge for that marathon-length run! And let's face facts - there is nothing more annoying than going for a run and having your headphone cord aggressively slap you in the face every 2 seconds... Thankfully, times have changed and there are a bunch of new options that'll have you happily running around listening to your favourite tunes :)

So the question is... which are the best wireless headphones for running?

With earbuds designed for sports, the sweatiest of runners, and made to fit the oddest shaped ears, we round up a range of the top models designed specifically for running in 2020 and beyond. All of the models in our list have proven audio ability and solid Bluetooth range, making them ideal for sports & fitness use.

1. Powerbeats PRO

Kicking off our list we have a new Beats and Apple collaboration and they're absolutely the best option for those who want great audio for fitness, they're like a sporty version of Apple Airpods.

Although still a recent release, the PowerBeats Pro range have enjoyed excellent reviews thanks to their stay fit design, excellent battery life and great sound.  

Using the latest Apple H1 technology in these buds giving you extremely efficient wireless for a better connection, improved range and excellent sound quality.  PowerBeats Pro have a reinforced design for sweat and water resistance with adjustable, secure-fit ear hooks for added comfort and stability - they really work too, stopping the buds from falling out whilst running.

Each earbud is capable of up to 9 hours of listening time so you can keep your music going while you push yourself to the limits, but, should you forget to charge ahead of your workout, a quick 5-minute charge gives around 1.5 hours of playback

With hands-free controls via “Hey Siri” on compatible iOS devices, or a simple push the 'b' button, you'll be connected while you go go go!

Check out the new PowerBeats PRO range today, available in Classic BlackNavy BlueMoss Green, Ivory White colours with brand new Lava Red, Cloud Pink, Glacier Blue and Yellow Spring versions bring even more vibrance to the range! 

2. BOSE Sport Earbuds

The new Bose Sport Earbuds give a premium audio experience while you go go go, new StayHear® Max tips create a tight seal with your ear, keeping them in place, so they can keep delivering amazing sound, while you push for one more mile, one more rep.

The BOSE patented acoustic port design and high-efficiency drivers combine to deliver big sound from a small acoustic package. Designed with sport in mind and rated IPX4, they’re ready to resist sweat and/or moisture from weather. Bose Sport Earbuds go through rigorous quality testing for durability to ensure they'll stay in top shape.

With a capacitive touch interface, the outer surface of each earbud works like a touchpad. On the right earbud, tap to play or pause music and to answer calls. And on the left earbud, double-tap to engage a shortcut function of your choice, this is all setup via the Bose Music app, which can be used for checking your battery life, choosing your voice assistant and so on. When you get a phone call while wearing Bose Sport Earbuds, simply double-tap the right earbud to answer or press and hold to reject it. If you answer, you'll hear the call clearly in both ears. Meanwhile, thanks to the beamforming microphone array that separates your voice from surrounding noise, so the caller will hear you clearly.

As true wireless Bluetooth® earbuds, Bose Sport Earbuds offer complete freedom of movement. As long as you're within 30 ft (9 m) of your device, you'll hear whatever it's playing. Bose Sport Earbuds provide up to five hours of battery life per charge. The included charging case, when it’s fully charged, can provide 2x charges, for around 10 more hours of use. And if your battery runs out when you're on the go, you can do a 15-minute quick charge for up to two hours of playback time.

Check out the amazing range in the awesome new BOSE Store today!

3. Jabra Elite Active

Next up we have the Jabra Elite Active 75T True Wireless Sports Earbuds. These earbuds were designed for an active lifestyle, with a secure fit that provides dependable in-ear stability — a must-have for a reliable pair of running earbuds!

To achieve this Jabra scanned thousands of ears and ran them through our advanced algorithmic simulator to develop the best-fitting high-performance earbuds and, using the latest miniaturization techniques, crammed all their amazing tech into the compact new design.

These earbuds feature an IP57 rating meaning they're sweatproof and dustproof (and it's backed by a 2-year warranty as well).

Enjoy up to 7.5 hours of continuous use, or up to 28 hours with the charging case. Speaking of the case, it's extremely compact, with powerful magnets that lock the earbuds into place, USB-C charging, including fast charge, and a handy upright design.

With the HearThrough feature, these true wireless earphones can get quickly adjusted to suit the gym, when out and about in the real world. When you need to hear what's going on around you, hea more with the handy slider, so you can decide how much of the outside world you want to let in, great for running. Sliding the other way, to hear less, seals in the sound, ideal for use in a more crowded space.

You get about 7 hours of battery life from a single charge, and up to 28 hours in total with the pocket-friendly charging case. That means you can tough it out for your longest run ever, and you'll probably need to recharge before your Jabra Elite Active 75t do.

See the full range of Jabra Store today!

4. Jaybird X4

Swinging back to a more traditional sports headphone design with the Jaybird X4, we find a set of earphones that deliver no matter how far you push yourself. The Jaybird X4 series ticks all the boxes, with IPX7 certification making them sweat and weatherproof and various ear fittings included so you can match the earphones to your specific ears - keeping them locked in place while you run - they even have 8 hours of battery to match your amazing endurance! 

Check out the latest colours the mighty Jaybird Store today. 

5. Skullcandy Jib+ Active Sport Wireless

Next up, and offering some of the best value wireless earphones we've ever seen, are the Skullcandy Jib+ In-Ear Sport Wireless. Skullcandy sport earbuds are both lightweight and comfortable - meeting sports addict's needs. Featuring waterproof and sweatproof design and up to 8 hours of music playback, you're sure to find them great while you exercise.

While not the fanciest in our list, these certainly offer a great value wireless experience for those on a budget - check out the full range in the massive Skullcandy Store at today! (really do, the Skullcandy Store is awesome)

So what are you waiting for? Now you know which are the best wireless headphones for running grab yourself a pair and get going. You can check out all the latest Wireless Earphones options available here, and we'll keep adding to this article with the latest and best from the range!


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SimonK254

They should make more wireless headsets for gaming PC and consoles

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