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Best headphones for running 2014 - Which sports headphones to buy?

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Looking for the best headphones for running? We've put six of the leading sports headphones to the test to find out which ones you should be taking to the gym, on the road or down to the park.

Whether you are already a seasoned runner taking on a marathon or you are thinking of pulling on the running shoes for the first time, having your favourite music to keep you company can be the motivation you need to push through the pain barrier.

You could just pop in the Apple Earpods that come boxed with your iPhone 5S or slip in the headphones that came with your Android phone. We’ve tried that though, and it’s fair to say they simply don't cut it for lots of reasons. They're just not made for running.

The likes of Sennheiser, Philips, Monster and Beats By Dre are among the many manufacturers trying to create the best headphones for pounding the pavement or the treadmill in the gym.

We’ve been putting some of the leading sports headphones to the test, from affordable pairs like the Sennheiser PMX 685i, to the more expensive Monster iSport Victory. Tested in the gym and outdoors to ensure these headphones can brave the elements, we compared their ability to fight off sweat, stay secure in the ears for the entire run, deliver impressive audio and have the design to go the distance.

Read on to find out which headphones we crown as the best for runners.

If you don't want something sporty, you can check out our round-up of the best headphones to buy instead.

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