If you’re someone who runs daily or who likes hitting the gym once in a while, I’m sure you’ve experienced that extra motivation your favorite tracks provide you.
The best running headphones should have a secure and stable fit under active use conditions, a strong build quality and sweat-proof materials and a strong warranty from the manufacturer.
And if you hate wires as much as I do, you’ll find below the best wireless headphones for running or working out at the gym.
Best Bluetooth Headphones for Running
1. JayBird BlueBuds X Bluetooth In Ear Headphones
The JayBird BlueBuds X headphones deliver a crips sound with powerful bass response with zero distortion at higher volumes.
These are the ideal headphones for exercising due to their sweat-proof design and tight in ear fit.JayBird also gives you a lifetime warranty againts sweat.
The battery life on these earbuds is pretty long, up to 8 hours, giving you a full day of listening or a full week of workouts.
The Shift Premium Bluetooth Audio system developed by JayBird delivers clear precise audio similar to wired audio performance.
Overall, across the genres, the BlueBuds X provide a very clean mix, with a great balance between deep lows and crisp high-mids and highs. Frankly, they sound far better than most exercise earphones out there.
JayBird BlueBuds X Bluetooth In Ear Headphones Video Review
2. Plantronics BackBeat GO 2 Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Earbuds
The BackBeat Go 2 earbuds are specially designed to seal in the bass, natural mid-tones and the crisp highs.
Thanks to the protective charge case you’ll get up to 14.5 hours of listening time. Without the charge case you’ll have 4.5 hours of listening time and up to 5 hours of talk time, aswell as up to 10 days of stand by time.
The military-grade moisture protection will keep your earbuds safe from rain, sweat, and the inevitable coffee spill.
The on-screen battery meter for iPhones, iPads and Android smartphones and tablets will keep track of your BackBeat Go 2′s battery life.
Just 20 minutes connected to the charging case adds another hour of listening time.
Plantronics BackBeat GO 2 Bluetooth Wireless Stereo Earbuds Video Review
3. Motorola S305 Bluetooth Stereo Headset
The Motorola S305 delivers dynamic audio with strong bass and clear highs and mids. With a light-weight design, these headphones are built to stay hooked to your head during intense activities like running or working out.
The battery on the S305s gets you up to 6.5 hours of listening to music or talking on the phone. The battery can be recharged through a micro-USB port positioned on the side of the right earpad.
The S305 pairs quickly with any Bluetooth device, it’s very easy to set up and takes a few seconds to sync.
Due to the exceptional sweat resistance, the Motoral S305 headset is the perfect low budget choice for long runs, working out and all other intensive sports activities.
Motorola S305 Bluetooth Stereo Headset Video Review
4. Plantronics BackBeat 903+ Headset
The Plantronics BackBeat 903+ is great for outdoor sport activities due to the OpenMic technology which lets you hear what’s going on around you with the touch of a button which comes in handy for when you need to stay aware of your surroundings.
The headset supports A2DP technology, allowing you to stream music and other audio wirelessly from your A2DP-enabled iPhone, Blackberry, Android-based smartphone, or Bluetooth MP3 player.
Designed for an active lifestyle, the BackBeat 903+ has a rugged, flexible construction, so you can take music and calls with you wherever you go, giving you up to 7 hours of talk or listening time and up to 7 days of standby time.
Plantronics BackBeat 903+ Headset Video Review
5. iKross Wireless Stereo Sport Bluetooth Headset
The iKross is a high quality bluetooth headset, featuring water-proof capabilities which makes it very suitable for gym and outdoor activities even in rainy weather.
The battery on the iKross lasts for up to 7 hours and it can be recharged through the USB recharging cable that comes with the headset.
As a runner I absolutely hate it when my headphones are bouncing around, but due to the tight fit design, the iKross got rid of that problem completely.
Although there have been complaints concerning signal drops, the iKross fits securely on your head making it a good low budget choice for anyone with an active lifestyle.
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