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Best headphones for running 2015 - Which sports headphones to buy?

Michael Sawh by

We’ve put the top sports headphones to the test to help you find the perfect pair to take out running. Whether you’re a seasoned runner breaking marathon records or a beginner pulling on your first ever running shoes, having your favourite music accompanying you can be the motivation you need to push through the pain barrier.

The likes of Sennheiser, Pioneer, Monster and Jabra are among the many manufacturers vying for your head space, trying to create the best headphones for pounding the pavement or the treadmill. You could just stick with the Apple Earpods that come boxed with your new iPhone 6 but we’ve tried them, and it’s safe to say they simply don’t cut it. They’re just not made for running.

Follow the links below to read our short reviews on the top rated running headphones or read on to find out how we tested them.

Best running headphones for secure fit | Yurbuds Inspire Limited Edition

Best wireless running headphones for battery life | Jaybird BlueBuds X

Best neckband-style running headphones | Sennheiser PMX 685i Sports

Best cheap running headphones | Pioneer SE-E721

Best running headphones for sound quality | Monster iSport Victory

Best running headphones overall | Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless

Whatever your budget or your requirements we’ve been testing some of the leading sports headphones, from the affordable Sennheiser PMX 685i, to the more expensive Monster iSport Victory.

We tested all pairs in the gym and outdoors to ensure these headphones can brave the elements. We compared their ability to fight off sweat, rest securely in the ears for the duration of the run, deliver excellent audio and have the design to last the distance.

Keep reading to see how our top rated headphones made the cut.

If you’re after heaphones with a less sporty focus, you can check out our round-up of the best headphones to buy.

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