Before we take a look at the top wireless headphones for running, I have a confession to make.
I’m not quite sure how it happened, but over the last couple of years I have developed a growing fondness for running. I used to absolutely hate it…you know because it’s cardio and all. The change was gradual, starting out with just an impromptu (and somewhat accidental) brisk mile jog once in awhile. The next thing you know I’m planning how many running events I can fit into my Summer. Wait…what? How did that happen?
I’m by no means an elegant runner.
I’m not a fast runner, and I definitely can’t run incredibly far.
That being said, I do thoroughly enjoy the post-run sense of accomplishment, and positive vibes that a good run provides me with.
There’s just something about putting on my headphones and focusing on something so simple as keeping my legs moving that just melts away the stresses of the day in the moment, and makes the challenges after running that much more manageable.
Then of course there are the other notable benefits that running provides including improving your overall health, preventing certain diseases, weight loss, confidence building, stress relief, and even depression management.
Beyond that, did you know that there’s a decent amount of research supporting the idea that music can actually improve your workouts?
A number of studies have suggested that listening to music can actually make you run faster too. Some researchers have suggested that music can be used very effectively as a synchronous mode, which means that you synchronize your stride to the rhythm in order to gain a positive effect (insert crazy fast techno beat). Others have suggested that music reduces our perception of exertion, which has the effect of making the effort seem less strenuous.
Technology for has also been a big source of motivation. As soon as a realized that free apps like Runkeeper could actually track your runs AND show how you performed in comparison to other runs that you’ve done, I was hooked in a big way. It was like a little self competition was the last thing I needed to be truly motivated to start being consistent. The audio ques are also a HUGE help because they provide real time feedback regarding your performance, as long as you’re running with a good pair of trusty headphones.
I HAVE to have my headphones, but one of the problems I had when I first started running was finding a quality pair of headphones that didn’t break (eventually only working in one ear – I hate that), OR break the bank.
The 3 most important factors I consider when choosing a pair of headphones for running are:
- Wireless – They HAVE to be wireless (cords are so 90s) – and my clumsy ass tends to get tangled in cords.
- Sound quality – I like a little bit of bass. They can’t sound too tinny, and they better sound good cranked.
- Price – They can’t break the bank
With those 3 considerations in mind we’ve compiled a list of the best 15 wireless (Bluetooth) sports headphones for running.
- [NEWEST BLUETOOTH 5. 0] - Adopt the most advanced Bluetooth 5. 0 technology. VILLAIN X6 Supports HSP, HFP, A2DP, AVRCP. Fast and stable transmission without tangling.
- [aptX Hi-Fi Dolby Sound] - Dance to the beats with our High-Fidelity stereo sound & aptX codec Ð VILLAIN earbuds offer an incredible balance of style & performance at an excellent price, compatible with all iPhone and Android smartphones.
- [RICH TREBLE & THUMPING BASS] - VILLAIN earphones are powered by 10 mm composite drivers. The ultra-elastic outer ring produces deep thumping bass and a lightweight and flexible composite Bio-Cellulose dome delivers midst and highs with enhanced clarity and pumps you up for the workout ahead.
- [WATERPROOF - IPX7 Rated] Ð VILLAIN earbuds are ideal for intensive workout. Push yourself during your workout without fear of sweat and rain damaging your earbuds.
- [PLAYTIME] - Up to 9 hours of listening (at 80% volume) gives you the power and motivation to fuel over one week of workouts. When youÕre in a rush, a 10-minute charge will provide you with up to 2 hours of continuous playtime.
- 【Fully Water Resistant】Full IPX-7 rated waterproofing allows you go for long runs and hikes in the rain and snow. Sweat all you want or use these as shower headphones or boat earphones! The wireless earbud over ear hooks keep them in place! [NOTE: Not designed for swimming]
- 【80 Hour Long Battery Life】Never run out of battery during a workout again! The earbuds can play music for 8 hours straight, and the charging case will recharge them 9 more times for a total of 80 hours of playtime
- 【Bass Mode Built-In】Easily switch to bass mode to give yourself the boost you need to finish an intense workout. Bass mode cranks the bass while preventing any distortion. When you don’t want heavy bass, switch to Back Bay’s Signature sound
- 【Dual Microphones】Take cordless calls and control your music without ever touching your iPhone or Android. The two built-in mics give you the freedom of cordless phone calls. You can take phone calls, Zoom, or Skype with a single earbud or both
- 【Wireless Music Controls】Easily control volume, skip songs, pause/play music, answer calls, and activate Siri and Google Voice Assistant without ever touching your phone! By tapping on the earpiece button, you have full control over your audio
- BATTERY LIFE - Up to 12 hours of listening time
- CUSTOMIZED FIT - All-day comfort with Flex-Form cable and four eartip options
- APPLE HEADPHONE CHIP - Powered by the Apple W1 headphone chip for seamless connectivity
- THE MUSIC STOPS WHEN YOU DO - Magnetic earbuds with Auto-Play/Pause
- LISTEN WITH A FRIEND - Audio Sharing lets you wirelessly share audio with another pair of Beats headphones or AirPods
- BONE CONDUCTION TECHNOLOGY - Our bone conduction technology and OpenFit design delivers music through your cheekbones ensuring your ears remain completely open to ambient sounds for maximum situational awareness during long-term wear
- BLUETOOTH CONNECTIVITY - Modern wireless headphones with Bluetooth v4 1 connectivity and convenient multipoint pairing compatible with your iOS and Android Bluetooth-ready smartphones or tablets and Mac and PC computers and laptops
- DESIGNED FOR LONG WEAR - Titanium wraparound headbands are lightweight and flexible to ensure maximum comfort during extended wear Combined with a long battery life this compact slim fit allows you to enjoy continuous music and calls for six hours at a time
- QUALITY SOUND - Innovative AfterShokz headphones deliver a premium audio experience With PremiumPitch technology that delivers a wide dynamic range and rich bass and LeakSlayer technology to significantly reduce natural sound leakage you are ensured the best on-the-go audio
- ULTIMATE DURABILITY - Our IP55 certified sport headphones repel sweat dust and moisture throughout your indoor or outdoor exercise routine These sturdy workout headphones withstand your most strenuous running cycling and more! EQ presets reduce vibration
- IPX7 waterproof,Adopting highly sealed shell + nano-coating waterproof technology, its waterproof performance reaches IPX7 waterproof standard, and it is not afraid of sweat attack even if it is used in severe sports. Great for running, hiking, cycling, fitness, yoga, travel, gym etc.
- Excellent sound quality, headset and Bluetooth for stereo sound and superb bass sound. Clear high & low volume. Excellent wireless earbuds sound.Bulit-in mic with voice notification of incoming calls.
- Up to 8 hours ,music playing for full battery charge. Super quick charge time with full charge light indication.The headphone battery status will be automatically displayed on the IOS Phone screen.
- With easy to use button ,Allows skip/play/pause on your music tracks as well as all phone use without reaching your phone. Up to 30ft Bluetooth range in the open space and 10ft in the obstacles space. Can be connected with two devices Simultaneously. Super quick pairing with android, IOS and other bluetooth devices.
- State of the art earphones design, Best workout sweatproof bluetooth ear buds. Great for Running, Jogging, Hiking, Biking, Gym etc. Stay in Ear Tech with Comfortable Ear Hook. Neckband design, no wires tangling, and it's easy to storage to your sports armband or arm package bag.
- True HD High Fidelity Sound. Update Bluetooth Headphones own LATEST Bluetooth 5.1 CSR technology and IMPROVE acoustic components that produce incredible sound quality with deep bass and crystal clear treble
- IPX-7 Waterproof Rating. With ergonomic design and silicone ear hooks, wireless headphones secure stay on your ears, feel great to wear and will never fall out. Upgraded Waterproof Rating, 100% prevents ordinary splashing water and rain
- Longest Battery Life. The new improved lithium polymer battery allows seamless enjoyment of music for up to 9 hours and 240 hours stand-by with a charge of only 1.5 hours. Neckband design prevents troublesome wires from tangling during your workout
- CVC 6.0 Noise Suppression Technology. Connect seamlessly with all Bluetooth enabled devices up to 30 feet （10m） away. With Noise Suppression Technology reduce background noise. So you can focus on your favorite music, no matter where you are
- One Button Control. Allows Skip/Play/Pause on your music tracks as well as all phone use without reaching your phone. Every Otium Headphones has 1-Year Manufacturer's Warranty and 60 days no-questions-asked money back & return policy
- SECURE ACTIVE FIT – We scanned thousands of ears to create the best-fitting earbuds for a sport that we’ve ever created, with a special grip coating to make sure they stay in while you move; Plus, they’re sweat proof and waterproof with IP57-rated protection
- ACTIVE NOISE CANCELLATION: With these noise cancelling earbuds, you can filter out the world and focus on your music; Use the Jabra Sound plus App to activate ANC the first time you use it and enable toggling between ANC and Hear Through via your Earbud button
- CRYSTAL-CLEAR CALLS – 4 microphones, the latest digital signal processing and pioneering beam form technology mean these Jabra earbuds offer great call quality wherever you are; Plus, they’re compatible with Siri, Google, and Alexa
- LONG BATTERY LIFE – With Jabra Elite Active 75t wireless Bluetooth earbuds, you get up to 24 hours of battery time (ANC on) with the pocket-friendly charging case, the Elite 75t earphones let you take calls and play music while staying connected
- MY SOUND IS YOUR SOUND – Our latest pioneering technology tests your hearing in the Jabra Sound plus app, and tailors your music to suit your individual hearing profile; My Sound makes the music you love even better
- EXTENDED WIRELESS COVERAGE: Adds Wi-Fi range coverage up to 1000 sq ft, and connects up to 15 devices such as laptops, smartphones, speakers, IP cameras, tablets, IoT devices, and more.
- AC750 WI-FI SPEED: Provides up to 750Mbps performance using dual-band and patented FastLane(TM) technology.
- UNIVERSAL COMPATIBILITY: Works with any wireless router, gateway, or cable modem with Wi-Fi.
- WIRED ETHERNET PORT: Simply plug in game consoles, streaming players, or other nearby wired devices using the one 10/100M port for maximum speed.
- SAFE & SECURE: Supports WEP and WPA/WPA2 wireless security protocols.
- 【Wide Application】 Support PlayStation 4, Xbox One S, PC, Nintendo 3DS, Laptop, PSP, PS2, Tablet, iMac, Computer, Mobile Phone. Please note that you need an extra Microsoft Adapter (Not Included) when connecting with an old version Xbox One controller
- 【Surrounding Stereo Subwoofer】Clear sound operating strong brass, splendid ambient noise isolation and high precision 40mm magnetic neodymium driver, acoustic positioning precision enhance the sensitivity of the speaker unit, bringing you vivid sound field, sound clarity, shock feeling sound. Perfect for various games like Halo 5 Guardians, Metal Gear Solid, Call of Duty, Star Wars Battlefront, Overwatch, World of Warcraft Legion, etc.
- 【Noise Isolating Microphone】Headset integrated onmi-directional microphone can transmits high quality communication with its premium noise-concellng feature, can pick up sounds with great sensitivity and remove the noise, which enables you clearly deliver or receive messages while you are in a game. Long flexible mic design very convenient to adjust angle of the microphone.
- 【Great Humanized Design】Superior comfortable and good air permeability protein over-ear pads, muti-points headbeam, acord with human body engineering specification can reduce hearing impairment and heat sweat.Skin friendly leather material for a longer period of wearing. Glaring LED lights desigend on the earcups to highlight game atmosphere.
- 【Effortlessly Volume Control】High tensile strength, anti-winding braided USB cable with rotary volume controller and key microphone mute effectively prevents the 49-inches long cable from twining and allows you to control the volume easily and mute the mic as effortless volume control one key mute.
- Amazing Audio Experience: U8I wireless headphones feature a truly authentic sound and powerful bass, thanks to their dynamic drivers & CSR chip. Bluetooth 5.0 technology for more stable and stronger transmission allows you to experience clear calls, superb bass, and CVC 6.0 noise cancellation makes it even more immersive.
- IPX7 Waterproof: Adopting highly sealed, interior nano-coating, Fitniv running earbuds fend off sweat and rain, and is suitable for strenuous workouts and all weather conditions. A pair of sweatproof wireless earbuds, U8I is perfect for workout, running, exercising, gaming, cycling, jogging, hiking, yoga, traveling, climbing, etc.
- Easy to Use: Everything you need to control your sports headphones are accessible on your earbuds: play and pause, adjust the volume, skip tracks, answer or end calls, and activate voice control.
- Enjoy Longer Playtime: Enjoy up to 10hrs talk/audio time on one 2-hour charge, enough to get you through any commute or workout. And simple glance at your phone, you’ll know the remaining battery life of the headphones. (Note: To refuel your headphone, please use the charging cable comes with it)
- Made to Be Comfortable: Lightweight and ergonomic design with customizable accessories including ear tips of 3 sizes and soft silicon earhooks ensure your earbuds fit snugly even during intense workouts.
- -Lasting long play/talk time: Premium quality lithium accumulator, portable charging case, both of them allow you enjoy the music on-the-go for 24 hours.
- -Latest Bluetooth 5.1 EDR Technology provide stable,faster connections to your devices and ensures wide compatibility,low latency and can connect it with 2 devices simultaneously.
- -Fully Sweatproof: Keep playing, running, and dancing in any conditions. APEKX wireless earbuds effortlessly resist sweat and rain, and can even be rinsed clean under the tap.
- -Interchangeable over-ear earhooks: In order to ensure comfort of use and stay firmly in your ears,we offer another pair of earhooks in the package for you.
- - Friendly Customer Service: With 1 Year Warranty, 30 days return policy and lifetime support from our friendly customer service. Choose the APEKX wireless in ear headphones worry free today.
- [Smart Touch Control] Specific touch control function makes it more convenient, tap once to play/pause music and answer calls, double tap to skip forward/backward, hold to adjust the volume. You can easily control it without operating the phone.
- [BLUETOOTH 5. 0] Adopt the advanced Bluetooth 5. 0 technology. TOZO T6 Support HSP, HFP, A2DP, AVRCP, which greatly improve the transmission speed and providing you with a low-latency listening experience.
- [One step pairing] Pick up 2 headsets from charging case and they will connect each other automatically, then only one step easily enter mobile phone Bluetooth setting to pair the earbuds.
- [IPX8 waterproof] Earbuds and charging case inner Nano-coating makes it possible to waterproof for 1 meters deep for 30 minutes. It is suitable for sports to prevent water. Ideal for sweating it out at the gym . Earbuds and case even can be washed by water and soap.
- [Charge on the go] Playtime lasts for over 6 hours from single charge and total 30 hours with charging case. Enjoy fast charging, to fully charge the rechargerable case only 55 minutes via cable or less than 2 hours via wireless charger. Providing convenient charging way with no strings attached.
- √ Bluetooth 5.0 - The Bluetooth headset uses the latest Bluetooth 5.0 chip. Stable data transmission and wide wireless coverage. Compatible with all Bluetooth enabled devices.
- √ IPX7 Waterproof - The earbuds are rated IPX7. Built-in nano-coating can prevent sweat and rain. You can be free to enjoy jogging, cycling, driving, hiking, bodybuilding, and other city sports.
- √ Super Sound Performance - The Bluetooth headphones have built-in HD Microphones. And CVC 6.0 noise-canceling technology reduced the outside noise. You can enjoy amazing sound quality with superb deep bass and crystal clear treble without a hitch.
- √ Long-Lasting Endurance - This Nanami wireless headphones have built-in 130mAh battery with upgraded chip. You can continuously play the headphones up to 12 hours after each full charge. And also the standby time is up to 300 hours.
- √ Born for Sports - Ergonomic neck design allows the weight of the headset to be evenly distributed around the neck. Three pairs of different size earplugs are available for different ear shapes. And 27.5° oblique in-ear design prevent headphones from falling off.
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- Compatible with iOS and Android devices.
- Connectivity Technology: Apple’s W1 Chip and Wireless Connect via Class 1 Bluetooth with your device for wireless workout freedom
- Up to 12 hours of battery life to power through multiple workouts
- With Fast Fuel, a 5-minute charge gives you 1 hour of playback when battery is low