Hot Headphones for Runners
Cost – £26
If you’re looking for a new set of headphones to make your time running feel slightly less laborious but aren’t looking to unload your weeks wages on a top of the line set, then the Aukey Latitude headphones are a great choice. They connect to your phone via Bluetooth and are lightweight, so you won’t have any trouble carrying them around. They boast eight hours of battery life and offer one of the best sound qualities available for this price bracket. You can control your volume, switch track and cycle through three separate pre-sets, which change things like bass level, all from a handy in-line remote. If you are on a budget, then these are the headphones you should be looking at.
JBL Endurance Sprint
Cost – £40
If you don’t mind stretching your budget slightly but still want to purchase a pair of headphones below the £50 mark, then you should certainly take a look at the JBL Endurance range. The Sprint set are the cheapest, costing around £40, but honestly the features on the costlier products seem rather pointless if you’re only using them for running so there’s no need to look beyond this set. The JBL Endurance Sprint set are built for sports, they are completely waterproof and also have an 8-hour battery life. These headphones however charge up much faster, you’ll get an hour of use from them after just 10 minutes of charging. Their design may not look as discreet as other, but they are made to fit your ears well and won’t fall off no matter how vigorous your workout may be. If that isn’t enough the sound quality is also great, not to mention how durably these things are.
Plantronics BackBeat FIT
Cost – £80
You will struggle to find a more reliable set of running headphones below £100 than the Plantronics BackBeat FIT pair, once you place these headphones over your ears, I’m pretty sure you could get caught in a hurricane and they’d still be firmly planted in place. They’re durable and you will not, I repeat, will not have to worry about them jostling around whilst you’re running. They also have an incredibly reliable battery, which can be a really annoying problem over time with some sets. This battery lasts and even better each time you turn them on a voice will tell you just how long the battery has left before it dies completely, a feature that should be seen on all battery powered devices.
Jabra Elite Active 65t
Cost – £170
If you’re looking for a pair of truly wireless headphones for your run then it’s likely that Apple’s latest effort won’t really help you out much. You should look at getting yourself a pair of Jabra Elite Active 65t headphones instead. Why? Well these are built so that they simply won’t fall out of your ears no matter how sweaty and active you get. Like most truly wireless headphones they have a battery life of 5 hours but come with a portable charging case so you can charge on the go. You can also customise your sound setting using the Jabra app, an excellent feature for those that run in different surrounding often.