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AirPods Pro

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AirPods Pro
It seems AirPods Pro are a popular choice for running. People say that they never fall out of the ear and provide noise canceling ability [2]. They can provide up to 6 hours of listening time and over 24 hours with the charging case [5][7]. They are also water resistant [5] and have a transparency mode [7]. Additionally, the microhooks ensure that they stay in the ear [8][9]. Comparing them to the other options, they seem to be the most convenient and have the best sound quality.
It seems that Plantronics BackBeat Fit Bluetooth Headphones are a great choice for running as they hook over the ear and still allow you to hear traffic and other external sounds [2]. They are also waterproof and highly sweat resistant [3]. People say that they fit perfectly and have a hear through feature for environmental awareness [6]. They can also be used with Strava and have heart rate readings [6].
I think Jabra Elite 45h headphones are a popular choice for running, as people have mentioned them in multiple sources [1][2][3][7]. They have a great sound quality [2], are sweat resistant [2], and fit in the ear perfectly [2], so they won't fall out [3]. Additionally, they have a hear-through feature which allows people to be aware of their environment while running [7].


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It seems that Jaybird earphones are popular for running as they don't fall out of ears easily and have good sound quality [5]. They also have a rubbery hook piece which tucks into the cartilage of your ear without needing to go over the top [6]. People say that they can cope with sweatiness, and are great for phone calls [7]. Compared to other options, Jaybird headphones seem to be a great choice for runners.

Jabra Elite 75t

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Jabra Elite 75t
From what I've read, the Jabra Elite Active 75t seem to be a great choice for running. People say that they fit perfectly [2] and have a hear-through feature for environmental awareness [3]. They can also be used with Strava and have heart rate readings [5]. They are also sweat resistant and cope with sweaty conditions [7]. It seems like a great option for runners who want a pair of earphones that won't fall out when they're on the move.
The Plantronics Backbeat Fit headphones seem to be a good choice for running, as they hook into the ear, stay put, and provide environmental awareness. People say that they have good sound quality [2] and don't fall out even when sweating a lot [5]. They are also waterproof [7], making them suitable for all seasons. On the downside, the newer versions have quality control problems [2], which may be a consideration when choosing these headphones.

All answers

  • LETSCOM headphones
  • JBL headphones
  • Razer Opus headphones
  • Jabra Elite 45h headphones
  • Beats Studio3 headphones
  • Platronics backbeat 3150 headphones
  • Bone conduction headphones
  • Samsung Galaxy Buds Live headphones
  • Yurbuds
  • Earbuds (TMVOK)
  • Plantronics BackBeat Fit Bluetooth Headphones
  • Phillips Hook on Earphones
  • Apple Ear Pods/AirPods
  • Aftershockz Titanium
  • Bluetooth Receiver
  • Considerations


    When considering budget, the LETSCOM headphones [1] are a great option for runners who are looking for headphones on a tight budget. They are available on Amazon for only $20, and have been reported to last for a week’s worth of runs through rain and sweat [1]. Cheap in-ear headphones with hooks [5] are also a good choice for those looking for a more budget-friendly option; the quality of sound may not be perfect, but they are suitable for running.


    When it comes to comfort, Yurbuds [2] are an excellent choice for runners with glasses. They stay in the ear and have good sound quality, and they are inexpensive. The Plantronics BackBeat Fit Bluetooth Headphones [2] are also a great option; they are comfortable and stay put, even when sweating. Additionally, the Apple Ear Pods/AirPods [2] are also a comfortable option, as they fit and stay in the ears.


    For fit and stability, the Aftershokz Aeropex [3] are a great option as they come with a clip to hold them in place. Additionally, the Powerbeats Pro [3], AirPods Pro [4], Jabra Elite Active 75t [3], Jaybirds [3], Beats Earbuds [3], and Samsung Galaxy Buds Live [1] all fit snugly in the ear and don't fall out while running. Philips ActionFit SHQ3200 [5] are also a good option; they fit and stay in the ears and allow for outside sounds to enter.

    Sound Quality

    For sound quality, the Bose SoundSport Wireless [8], B&O Play E8 1.0 [8], Mpow Magneto [8], AirPods [7], Plantronics Backbeat FIT [7], Powerbeats Pro [3], Jabra Elite Active 65T [7], Jaybird Tarah Pro [7], Samsung Gear X [7], Anker Soundbuds Slim [7], and Bose Sport buds [7] are all good choices. Additionally, the Sennheiser PMX-680 [4] and MEElectronics Sport-Fi Noise-Isolating In-Ear Headphones [4] are both good options for sound quality.

    Special Features

    When it comes to special features, the Aftershokz headphones [3] have a built-in microphone, allowing users to chat while running, as well as a low battery warning after four hours. The Jabra Elite Active 75t [3] can be used with Strava and have heart rate readings, and the Adidas RPT 01 [3] have removable earpads and are washable. The QCY T2C [5] come with ear adaptors and the Full-on over the ear wired headphones [5] do not have any issues. Lastly, the AirPods Pro [4] have a transparency mode, and the LG TONE Free FN6 earbuds [7] have microphones and will mix in outside sound if desired.


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