Best Earphones for Running 2013
Owning a pair of good quality headphones/earphones is a must for those who regularly burn calories with music. As sports earphones are an expensive investment to make, it’s important to pick the right one.
While searching for the best earphones for running it is important to consider a few features which depend on your requirement. For cyclists and runners it is important that they remain aware of their surroundings hence those earphones which let ambient noise come through are recommended for their safety. A good fit, sweat proof washable material, comfortable and clear sound is vital for all good earphones for running. A simple click of a button to skip tracks is a high feature for runners while in-built microphones are extremely useful as well.
Best earphones for running and working-out.
Sony XBA-S65 (£79) is a comfortable sports earphone which weighs only 10 grams. It has lasso-styled hanging rubber loops which tightly fit in the ears. They are available in different designs to suit the user. It has a high sound quality output with sufficient amount of noise cancellation. It is sweat proof and durable. However according to some, they are a bit delicate to handle and might break down after a few months. The cord length is also very long which might create a hindrance during cycling or workouts.
AfterShokz Sportz M2 (£49.96) uses the unique technology of bone conduction to transmit sound into your ear. The earphone adjusts on the cheek bone in front of the ear hence you can clearly hear everything happening in the surroundings as well. However you can’t skip songs through the AfterShokz Sportz M2 nor use them in a quite area. Microphone is a handy built-in added feature.
Yurbuds Ironman Inspire Duro (£41.97) uses a twist-lock mechanism to fit snugly into your ears. They are especially designed for runners and do not fall off under any circumstances. They allow noise to come in which is an ideal safety precaution for a runner. It has a built-in microphone to switch between phone calls and music.
Bose SIE2i (£130) is the most expensive product on the list. It was created in collaboration with Reebok. Its functions and sound are intensified with Apple products and you can enjoy Bose sound while it fits comfortably in your ears. Bose SIE2i comes with an armband and a button for skipping tracks. In-built microphone is available. However its open tips design might not appeal to everyone. They are available in only two colours; orange and green, restricting it for only the sports enthusiasts who are a fan of these colours.
Sennheiser Adidas PMX 685i (£60) are a part of sports earphones series by a collaborative effort from Sennheiser and Adidas. It has a neckband design which can be worn in five different ways for optimum comfort. As the rest of them, they are waterproof and can be washed after a sweaty run. They are durable and feature an in-built microphone and volume adjustment button. This product is made to specifically function with Apple products hence has bad compatibility with androids and other phones.
With all that said, it’s always your personal experience and preference that make a product best for you. Above list above has some of the best earphones for running according to our researchers and users, good luck with your choice!