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The best earphones for running depend on your individual needs and preferences, but several options stand out. Aftershokz OpenRun Pros and Jlab Go Air Sports are both suggested as good options, while Jabra 85t and AirPods Gen 3 are good if they fit your ear well. Galaxy Buds Pro 2 and Pixel Buds Pro are also highly regarded. If you're looking for something that won't fall out and provide privacy, AirPods and Beats Wireless are good options. For an over-ear option, Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700, Bose QuietComfort QC35 II, and Sony WH-1000XM3 are all great choices.


Aftershokz OpenRun Pros seem to be a popular choice for earphones for running, as they have been suggested in multiple sources [1][2][5]. They are bone conduction earphones which provide safety and comfort when listening to a beat or podcast while allowing the user to still hear ambient noises [2]. People have reported that they stay on comfortably and don't block out sound [5], and come with ear plugs [2]. Furthermore, their customer service has been reported as being amazing [2].

Jabra 85t

6% of mentions
Jabra 85t
It seems like the Jabra 85t earphones have decent sound quality, although not on par with AirPods Pro 2 [2]. They fit well and don't fall out during exercise, making them a good choice for running [4][5]. People say that they are comfortable to wear and provide good sound quality [2], although they don't provide noise cancelling ability [5].

AirPods Gen 3

1% of mentions
AirPods Gen 3
It seems AirPods Gen 3 are a good option for running because people say that they fit well and never fall out [2], and have a noise cancelling ability as well as being comfortable and can get wet with light rain or heavy sweating [5]. Additionally, they can playback high-res audio and are quick to recharge [4], making them a great choice.

Galaxy Buds Pro 2

2% of mentions
Galaxy Buds Pro 2
It seems that the Galaxy Buds Pro 2 are widely regarded as the best in ear true wireless for running, with many sources citing it for its noise cancelling ability, talk to text feature and comfort. People say that it fits perfectly [5], has good sound quality [6] and will stay in when exercising [8]. Additionally, it appears to have remarkable battery life [5], quick recharge time [6] and a small case size [6].

Pixel Buds Pro

4% of mentions
Pixel Buds Pro
It seems that Pixel Buds Pro are recommended in some lists [3] and are widely regarded as the best in ear true wireless [6]. People say that they have good sound quality and noise cancelling ability [5], and they stay in your ear well [3]. Furthermore, they have talk to text and make calls features [5].

All answers

  • Aftershokz OpenRun Pros
  • Jabra 85t
  • AirPods Gen 3
  • Galaxy Buds Pro 2
  • Pixel Buds Pro
  • Jabra Elite Active 75t
  • Bose SoundSport
  • AirPods Pro
  • QCY T2C
  • Anker Soundcore Spirit X
  • Regular AirPods
  • JLaB Air Buds
  • Headband
  • Galaxy Buds+
  • Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700
  • Considerations


    When it comes to earphones for running, comfort is key. Aftershokz OpenRun Pros [1] and Bose Soundsport Wireless [8] are both comfortable options, as well as the Beats Buds [1], AirPods Gen 3 [1], Galaxy Buds Pro 2 [1], Pixel Buds Pro [1], and Jabra Elite Active 75T [3]. It's also important to consider ear tips and wings, as they can provide additional comfort. For example, the AirPods Pro with Comply foam tips [5] offer a great balance of comfort and security.

    Sound Quality

    There are many earphones that are good for running and have great sound quality. The AirPods Pro with Comply foam tips [5] have excellent sound quality and no latency issues. For those looking for something a bit pricier, the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 [4], Bose QuietComfort QC35 II Over-Ear Wireless Headphones [4], Sennheiser PXC 550-II Wireless Headphones [4], Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones [4], Beats By Dre Solo 3 On-Ear Wireless Headphones[4], and House of Marley Positive Vibrations 2 Wireless Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones[4] all have excellent sound quality.

    Noise Cancellation

    Many of the previously mentioned headphones also offer noise cancellation capabilities, such as the Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700[4], Bose QuietComfort QC35 II Over-Ear Wireless Headphones[4], Sennheiser PXC 550-II Wireless Headphones[4], Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones[4], Beats By Dre Solo 3 On-Ear Wireless Headphones[4]. Additionally, the AirPods Pro with Comply foam tips[5] provide decent noise cancellation capabilities, and the LG TONE Free FN6 earbuds[3] offer microphones that mix in outside sound.

    Fit and Security

    The Aftershokz OpenRun Pros[1] offer a secure fit that won't fall out when sweating or doing core exercises. Additionally, Jabra Elite 65T[2] can go up a size to stay in but will block out sound. For true wireless earbuds, Jaybird Vista[2] or Jaybird Run XT[2] are good options that stay secure during exercise due to their wings or hooks. Meanwhile, Plantronics BackBeat Fit[3] hook into your ear so they won't fall out while exercising either.

    Battery Life

    Battery life is an important consideration when choosing headphones for running; you definitely don't want them dying halfway through your run! Most of the headphones mentioned above have long battery life; however some standouts include Bose QuietComfort QC35 II Over-Ear Wireless Headphone's 20 hours battery life[4], Sony WH-1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphone's 30 hours battery life with ANC on/38 hours battery life with ANC off[4]; Beats By Dre Solo 3 On-Ear Wireless headphone's 40 hours battery life when fully charged,[4]; Anker Soundcore Spirit X 18 hours battery life,[3]; Jabra Elite Active 75T 28 hours battery life,[3]; and Galaxy Buds+ 11 hours battery life.[5].


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