What Are The Best Headphones / Earbuds For Running ?
Headphones have changed so significantly in such a short time that it’s altered how many of us run. Hitting the road without first having to untangle your buds is a convenience we didn’t have not so long ago. And thanks to improvements in Bluetooth connectivity and battery technology, wireless headphones can suit a runner’s needs, mile after mile.
1. Monster iSport Victory In-Ear Bluetooth Headphones
Basic Bluetooth but ideal for quality on a budget
Weight: 15g | Battery life: 10 hours | Heart rate monitor?: No | On-ear controls?: Yes (on the neckband)
Price – ₹10482
Sound quality isn’t great
No heart rate monitor
While lacking some of the newest running headphone technology, these earbuds more than make up for it in comfort, durability and their inexpensive asking price.
One of the most annoying issues when you’re running is when your earphones come loose or, worse still, fall out. The iSport Victory stay securely snug in your ear throughout your run, thanks to the rubber ‘wings’ and a surprisingly wide variety of ear tip options. Naturally, they’re sweat resistant and, at only 15g, they’re the most lightweight headphones on this list.
And, with 10-hours of Bluetooth battery life, they could feasibly get you through your workday and your post-work run. Sound quality doesn’t quite cut it for regular use and it’s lacking a heart rate monitor but, for the price, they’re still a great simple option for most runners.
2. Jabra Elite Sport Wireless Headphones
These ’phones are a top pick for runners, thanks to great audio and in-ear heart-rate monitoring. Runner-friendly features include the ability to turn on an external mic to hear ambient noise and a companion app for iPhone and Android for coaching cues midrun.
The Elite Sport has a three-hour battery and a carrying case that stores enough juice for two recharges.