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Aftershokz seem to be a popular choice for running headphones due to their bone conduction technology which allows you to hear your surroundings clearly. People say that they are comfortable [1][2] and remain securely in place [3]. They also have an OpenFit design which allows for ambient noise [5], and a long battery life of up to 8 hours on a single charge [7]. Additionally, Aftershokz come with a great warranty and customer service [1], meaning that they could be the perfect choice for those who want both comfort and awareness while running.

Powerbeats Pro

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Powerbeats Pro
It seems the Powerbeats Pro are a good choice for running, as they are earphones that hook over the ear and can still hear traffic and other external sounds [3]. They have a great battery life [5], come with ear plugs [3], and provide a comfortable fit while running or working out [5]. People say that these are worth paying for, as they are water resistant [3] and have an excellent sound quality [5]. Furthermore, they do not provide noise isolation [5], but their intuitive touch controls makes them great for phone calls. Additionally, they're sturdy and durable [5] and come with a high-quality charging case.

Apple AirPods Pro

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Apple AirPods Pro
It seems Apple AirPods Pro are one of the top contenders for running earphones. They're comfortable and don't fall out of the ears easily [3], have a transparency mode and good sound quality [5], as well as offering privacy, long battery life, and not needing an Apple device to set up [6]. People say that they're great for iPhones [6], but some might find them a bit pricey compared to other options [3].


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It seems Jaybirds are a popular option for running earphones. People say that they don't fall out [4] and provide good quality [4][5]. They're also sweat resistant [4], and have intuitive touch controls [5]. I think they may be slightly uncomfortable for some people [7], but overall seem to be a great choice for running headphones.

Jabra Elite 85t

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Jabra Elite 85t
It seems Jabra Elite 85t are a good option for running as they provide both hear-through and noise-canceling features [3], are highly sweat resistant [5] and provide a secure fit [7]. Additionally, people say that the sound quality is very good and engaging [3], with a great battery life [5], small case [3] and the ability to work with Strava [3]. Lastly, it appears that they are also water resistant [5].

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  • Aftershokz
  • Powerbeats Pro
  • Apple AirPods Pro
  • Jaybirds
  • Jabra Elite 85t
  • Beats Earbuds
  • Samsung Galaxy Buds
  • TREBLAB X3 Pro Wireless Earbuds
  • Bose Sport Earbuds
  • Bose QuietComfort Noise Canceling Earbuds
  • Mpow Magneto
  • Otium Bluetooth headphones
  • Sound Blaster Jam headphones
  • Jabra Elite Active 75t
  • Adidas RPT 01
  • Considerations

    Open-ear Design

    For a running experience that keeps you aware of your surroundings, open-ear design allows you to hear ambient noises while you listen to your music or take calls. Among the options available, Aftershokz Aeropex [1] have great customer service, good fit with hooks into ear, and bone conduction technology to make sure you don't miss any important sounds. The Jabra Elite Active 75t [1] are also a great option with their hear-through feature and ability to work with Strava.

    Audio Quality

    For crystal-clear audio, the Bose SoundSport Wireless Earbuds [4] can deliver great sound quality without compromising outside noise. The Trekz AfterShokz [5] provide excellent audio quality and a carry case, while the Bose QuietComfort Noise Canceling Earbuds [5] come with well-balanced mids, lows, and highs.

    Comfort and Fit

    The Powerbeats Pro [2] provide an excellent fit that won't fall out during your run. For those who don't trust buds, the Otium Bluetooth Headphones [2] are also a great option with their comfortable fit. The Jaybird Tarah Pro [2], Apple AirPods [4], and Plantronics Backbeat FIT [3] also stay in nicely while running.

    Battery Life

    The headphones that offer great battery life include the QCY T2C [1], Anker Soundcore Spirit X [1], and Beats Earbuds [3], which can all last up to 18 hours on a single charge. The AirPod Pros offer up to 6 hours of listening time and over 24 hours with the charging case[4]. The Bose Sport Earbuds give you up 5 hours in one charge[5].

    Sweat and Water Resistance

    The headphones that are sweat resistant include the Jabra Elite 65T Active[2], Powerbeat Pros[3], Jaybird Tarah Pro[2], Plantronics Backbeat FIT[3], Samsung Gear X[2], Mpow Magneto[2], Bose Soundsport Wireless[4], and Bose Sport Earbuds[5]. For waterproof headphones, there's the TREBLAB X3 Pro Wireless Earbuds with Ear Hooks[5] which is IPX7 certified for sweatproof protection and AfterShokz AS600CR Titanium Bone Conduction Wireless Headphones which is IPX5 certified for moisture resistance.[5]


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