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Now that the weather is starting to warm up and the days are longer, running is a great option for anyone looking to keep fit, breathe in the fresh air and just get some head space.
But what makes a good run a great one? A brilliant play list of your favourite motivational tunes or an inspiring podcast to just zone out to. However if you’re running amidst the hustle and bustle, traffic and general noise then it’s important to find a pair of headphones that allow you to tune out but don’t drown out the noise entirely so that you can get those miles in safely.
The good news is that with more people running than ever before the vast choice of sport-specific headphones means that your perfect pairing is out there. This also means it can be difficult to discern which are the best for you.
Don’t worry though, we’ve tested out the most-talked about sets on the market today to find out how they fair for comfort, durability, sound quality, wireless connection and battery life. Here is your definitive guide to the best headphones for running.
Aftershokz Trekz Air
These bone-conduction headphones are the perfect running companion for several reasons. Not only are they deliver a good sound quality, fit comfortably and sturdily on your head, they also eliminate the plight of many runners’: continuing pushing your headphones back into your ears.
They are also a safe option if you tend to run along roads or busy pavements as because they sit outside the ear they don’t encumber your ability to hear what’s going on around you. Battery life from a single charge: 6 hours