All you need for a good run is the will to get out of bed, a good pair of running shoes and headphones.
There is nothing better than music to motivate you for a run. Listening to favourite song and running can uplift your mood and enhance your performance. Wind in your hair and Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself’ playing in your ears can result in your feet tirelessly running the next kilometre.
You need to invest in a good pair of headphones today. Something that is lightweight, comfortable, resistant to sweat and water, has a good battery life and does not slip out from your ears easily. We have curated a list of our favourite headphones that you need to try when you go for a run.
Our recommended headphones come with Ingress Protection rating – especially the IPX6 rating which is for earbuds that can withstand a sustained high-pressure spray. These headphones are available for one-day delivery via Amazon Prime.
1. Sony WI-SP500 Wireless Sports Headphones with IPX4 Splash Proof
Water or sweat won’t deter these wireless Sony WI-SP500 headphones. Ergonomically designed for a secure and comfortable fit during your workout, the earbuds feature rubber dimples for ear grip. The headphones come with a stable neckband and ear tips. It delivers a pretty decent audio experience, especially mids and highs. You can control it with voice assistants – Google or Siri - and get up to eight hours of playback from a single charge. The headphones come in three different colours black, pink and green.
2. SoundPEATS Q30HD In-Ear IPX6 Sweatproof Headphones
The SoundPEATS Q30HD headphones are value for money spent. They have good sound quality, comfort, durability and style. The earbuds have an in-line mic and volume control buttons that are great to listen or speak while you are on the go. Your ears won’t feel fatigue even after wearing the headphones for a whole day as these are made up of silicone earbuds and ergonomic ear hooks.
The built-in magnets in the ear buds clasp together when you are not using the headphones so you don’t need to worry about the wire tangling. The charge lasts up to 13 hours after charging it for just 1.5 hours. They have an emphasised bass and high-fidelity stereo sound.
3. JBL Endurance Run Sweatproof Sports In-Ear Headphones
If you like to stick to the conventional way of listening to music, these JBL Endurance wired headphones are your best bet. Simply plug them into your music player’s audio jack and go for a run. The headphones are designed to be worn in two different styles either in-ear or behind-the-ear. These low-cost yet practical headphones deliver an amazing audio experience with bass depth and clarity. Furthermore, they are sweat-proof and have a secure fit that makes it ideal for all kinds of outdoor activities.
4. Jaybird Vista True Wireless Bluetooth Headphones
This list would be incomplete without citing Jaybird Vista. These sporty and sleek headphones are every athlete’s go-to for workouts. They come with a charging case that automatically charges the earbuds. The headphones boast a five-minute quick charge will last up to one hour of playback.
They are comfortable to wear and do not budge even a teeny bit from your ear whilst running. The waterproof headphones come with a wind guarded mic that monitors ambient noises and filters them out. They emphasise on the bass and deliver a pleasant sound. The earphones have physical buttons for controlling playback, which can be customised on the app.
Flaws that are not dealbreakers
It is a tad expensive as compared to other brands in the market and the battery life only lasts up to six hours from a single charge.
5. Bose SoundSport
If you are an audiophile who enjoys a pumped-up music playlist during your workouts, this Bose Soundsport is for you. They are traditional wireless in-ear headphones but let you experience advanced sound quality. They are comfortable to wear and resistant to water and sweat.
The StayHear+ ear tips feature of Bose headphones balances out external noises and provides a clean sound to the ear. They are easy to operate even the middle of a workout. These headphones come with a clip that can be attached to the back of the shirt to avoid slipping off. It is easy to pair the headphones with the Bose Connect app.
Flaws that are not dealbreakers
Battery life only lasts up to 6 hours and 45 minutes from a single charge.
Bonus: Buy with 0% installments and pay Dh49.92 for 12 months with select banks.
6. SENSO Bluetooth Headphones
These budget Bluetooth headphones are a great fitness accessory to wear for a run. Senso Bluetooth Headphones produce good sound quality with deep bass and crystal clear treble. They are ergonomically designed to comfortably sit on your ear hooks for long periods of time. The earbuds are made of gel flex silicone that is soft and gentle on the ears. The battery life of the headphones lasts up to eight hours straight with only 1.5 hours of charging. Sweat and water cannot harm the headphones and therefore, they are highly recommended for fitness activities. These headphones are available in two colors black and blue.
Warranty: One-year warranty offered by the manufacturer
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