These Are The Best Running Headphones You Can Buy Right Now

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Overall a great pair of running buds, if this style works with your ears. In fact, if the fit was a little more secure, these would be a real contender for our recommended pick. They also come in black, mint and navy. 

Pros: Great battery; excellent customisation

Cons: Potentially shakey fit 

Price: £170 | Check price on Amazon | Jabra 

Amazfit Powerbuds Pro

Best for budget run-tracking and tunes in one 

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Type: In-ear | Wireless: Yes | Bluetooth: 5.0 | Battery life: 9 hours (buds), 21 hours (charging case) | Rapid Charge: 15mins = 2.5 hour playback | Finishes: 1 | Weight: 6.7g | Noise cancelling: Active | Transparency Mode: Yes  | IP rating: IP55 | Wireless charging: No

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Prolific purveyor of fitness trackers, Amazfit is also in the true wireless headphones game and with the Powerbuds Pro (£113), they’ve adopted a similar approach of offering good bang for buck. These might not match pricier alternatives on sound or build quality, but they’re good enough across the board to make them an interesting cheaper option. They also come with additional heart rate and run-tracking smarts that makes them unique on this list. 

Like AirPods and the Nothing ear 1, the Powerbuds are styled to switch happily between workouts to general use. So they don’t have the most sporty fit. The long stem style design is heavier and there’s a bit more ear tug on the move than those pricier competitors. They offer custom EQ, a gym-busting loudness and a solid sound performance that punches above the price tag. The four-mode Active Noise Cancellation and ambient sound through mode do a reasonable, if not remarkable, job. 

Battery life is competitive with 30 hours total run time – 9 hours on the buds without ANC and a further 21 hour boost in the stashable charging case. 

The Powerbuds automatically detect your runs and track time, speed, distance, calories burned, and heart rate with real-time read outs and high heart rate alerts. The data syncs with the partner Zepp app and can also connect to third party running apps like Runkeeper and MapMyRun. Distance data was often way out. Heart rate was better but still not at the accuracy level you’d get from a chest strap.