best runnign headphones

The running headphones we guarantee won’t fall out

Need a beat to move your feet? Then listen up - here are the best headphones for running

Whether you’re a fan of hardcore trance or classic rock, music has been scientifically proven to improve your pace when you pull on your trainers and go for a run. Effectively a way of keeping your feet on the beat and in rhythm with the music, you’ll feel a performance enhancing effect if you run to songs with an even tempo and lively beat.

But, with increased speed comes the risk of losing your headphones. Normal earbuds, as far as you push them into your ears, are prone to dropping out when you run down a kerb or up some steps. Investing in a decent pair designed specifically for the job will infinitely improve your running experience. As such, we’ve rounded up best workout headphones on the market – some are sweat proof, others wireless – but all are guaranteed to stay in your ears and keep you racing along at record speed.

Best for a test of endurance: Beats by Dr Dre Powerbeats Pro

Beats by Dr Dre Powerbeats Pro

The totally wireless Powerbeats Pro earphones are built to revolutionise your workouts. With no wires to hold you back, these adjustable, secure-fit ear hooks are customisable for extended comfort and stability. A reinforced design for sweat and water resistance lets you max out your exercise, and each earbud has full volume and track controls — along with up to nine hours of listening time to give a powerful soundtrack to your training.

Beats by Dr Dre Powerbeats Pro

Powerbeats Pro — Beats by Dr Dre

£219

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Best for sound and call quality: Jabra Elite Sport Earbuds

Jabra Elite Sport Earbuds

With 16 years of Bluetooth experience and a unique expertise in sound quality, the Jabra Elite Sport wireless earbuds guarantee superior sound and call quality. The bass-enriched speakers have four advanced microphones for superior call technology that filter out background noise, and make sure that only your voice is heard in every environment.

Superior comfort and an always reliable secure fit is delivered by customisable fitting options that enable all-day use and improve the quality of your sound experience. You can achieve a secure fit no matter how vigorous your work-out is, and you have the option to wear one or both buds depending on your activity.

Jabra Elite Sport Earbuds

Jabra Elite Sport Earbuds

£200

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Best for premium comfort: Jaybird Vista True Wireless

Jaybird Vista True Wireless

With the Vista, Jaybird has made a huge leap forward in the world of wireless earbuds. They’re comfortable, sound great and can withstand the abuse of most workouts. They’re more than just good exercise headphones, they’re some of the best wireless earbuds around.

Designed from the ground up with runners and gym goers in mind, while they don’t have the luxurious feel of some sets, they tick all the right boxes when it comes to fit and functionality.

Best for true audiophiles: RHS TrueConnect

RHS TrueConnect

The TrueConnect earbuds are ultraportable true wireless earbuds designed with audiophiles in mind. Their sonic qualities set them apart from rival brands, but it’s not only their audio fidelity that makes them stand out.

They’re extremely well designed: from the charging case to their snug fit, RHA’s TrueConnect earbuds tick a lot of aesthetic boxes. Combining stylish, subtle design, excellent call and streaming quality, IPX5 sweat and weather resistance, and intuitive device and call control in earpieces — these truly are the perfect training companions.

For a smart assistant: Bose SoundSport Free

Bose Soundspeed Free

Whether you’re getting in shape for a marathon or circuit training at the gym, the Bose SoundSport Free Wireless Headphones are sweat and weather resistant, keeping you focused on hitting your goals. Listen to your motivational playlists even in demotivating weather, the rain will simply roll off while your music continues uninterrupted.

Accessing Siri or Google Assistant on your smartphone hands-free is just as easy. Simply hold the main button and ask your Smart Assistant anything from “remind me to cool down after my workout at 6.30”, to “what will the weather be like tomorrow?”

Bose Soundspeed Free

Bose SoundSport Free

£179.95

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