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Aftershokz Trekz Air

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Aftershokz Trekz Air
Aftershokz Trekz Air seems like a good option for running earphones as it has features that are beneficial for running. People say that it is comfortable and stays put, [3] and can even be worn all day [5]. It also allows you to hear ambient noise, [3] which is important for safety when running outside. The sound quality is reportedly good [5], and the battery life is decent at 13 hours [5]. It is also water-resistant with an IP67 rating [5], so you don't have to worry about sweat or rain affecting its performance.

Jabra Elite 65t

12% of mentions
Jabra Elite 65t
It seems that Jabra Elite 65t is a popular option for running. People say that they fit perfectly and have a hear through feature that allows outside noise in [4]. They are also comfortable and water resistant [5], with good sound quality and battery life [7]. Additionally, they have adjustable EQ and presets to dial in your ideal sound profile [5]. Some people find them to be a bit pricier than budget Chinese pairs but worth the investment since they don't fall out while running [7]. Lastly, I think these headphones are well-suited for running as they can be used with the training app [7][9] to help you stay motivated.

Powerbeats Pro

4% of mentions
Powerbeats Pro
It seems Powerbeats Pro are a popular option for running, with many people citing their good sound quality [2], no wires [2], and great battery life [2][6]. They don't fall out while running [6], and they're easy to use [2]. They also seem to be a preferred choice when compared to AirPods, as the tap shortcuts are only available for Apple devices [6]. However, they may not be the best choice for phone calls as the sound quality could be better [6].

AirPods Pro

6% of mentions
AirPods Pro
When it comes to running earphones, AirPods Pro seem to be a popular choice. They offer features such as being able to switch between noise canceling and transparency mode [5], offering good sound quality [2] and being sweatproof [8]. People have also said that they are great for iPhone users [8], with tap shortcuts only available for Apple devices [2]. Additionally, the battery life on the AirPods Pro is good [5][8].
Plantronics BackBeat Fit seems to be a popular choice for running headphones. People say that they are comfortable and don't fall out while running [3], and their battery life is good [4], [6], [7]. It also has a control button on the side [3]. Additionally, it seems to be a good option for average runs with many positive reviews [3] but its battery life and comfort eventually become concerns for mega distance runners [7].

All answers

  • Aftershokz Trekz Air
  • Jabra Elite 65t
  • Powerbeats Pro
  • AirPods Pro
  • Plantronics BackBeat Fit
  • Beats Studio3 headphones
  • Bose SoundSport Wireless
  • Jabra Elite 45h headphones
  • Jaybird Vista 2 Truly Wireless
  • Jabra Elite 3 True Wireless
  • Anker Soundcore Life Dot 2 Truly Wireless
  • JLab Audio GO Air POP True Wireless
  • Shokz OpenRun Bone Conduction
  • Sennheiser PXC 550-II Wireless
  • Galaxy Buds
  • Considerations


    When it comes to comfort, there are many options available for running. The Aftershokz Trekz Air [1] headphones are comfortable and come with multiple earbud sizes, while the Plantronics BackBeat Fit [3] and Jabra Elite 75t [3] headphones are known to fit snugly in the ear. The Galaxy Buds Live [4] and Apple's Standard Ear Buds [5] also provide good levels of comfort.

    Sound Quality

    For sound quality, the Powerbeats 3 [2], Bose SoundSport Wireless [2], Beats earbuds [4], Samsung Galaxy Buds [4], and AirPods Pro [8] are all highly rated. For a more budget-friendly option, Mpow Magneto [7] is a good choice with decent sound quality.

    Battery Life

    When it comes to battery life, the Powerbeats Pro [7], AirPods Pro [8], Jabra Elite 65t active [7], Jaybird Tarah Pro [7], Samsung Gear X [7], and Anker Soundbuds Slim 7[7] all offer good battery life. The Plantronics BackBeat Fit 2100 model[3] also has a good battery life.


    Durability is an important consideration when choosing headphones for running. The Plantronics BackBeat Fit 2100 model[3] is known for being highly durable, as are the Jaybird Tarah Pro[7], Anker Soundbuds Slim[7], Jabra Elite 65t active[7], and Samsung Gear X[7].

    Water Resistance

    For water resistance, the Aftershokz Trekz Air[1], Bose Soundsport Wireless[2], Jabra Elite Sport 65t model[8], AirPods Pro[8], Plantronics Backbeat FIT 2100 model[3], Bose Frames[8] and TWS Wireless Headphones (Amazon)[4] all offer good water resistance ratings. The Jaybird Vista 2 Truly Wireless headphones have an IP68 dust-tight and water resistant rating.[5].


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