Looking for the best headphones to use in the gym or while running? We’ve put the top sports headphones to the test.
Whether you’re a seasoned runner breaking marathon records or a nervous beginner pulling on your first ever running shoes, your favourite music can provide the extra motivation you need to push through the pain barrier. Everyone has their favourite song that can get them motivated, so music can be the perfect companion whether you're running long distance or working on your sprint speed.
But you shouldn't haved to struggle with earbuds that fall out of your ears or big cumbersome cans slipping off your head. You won't even notice you're wearing a good pair of running headphones, allowing you to concentrate on your run while your favourite tunes get your heart racing.
Hit the dropdown menu above to head straight to our short reviews or read on for more headphones buying advice.
Video: Trusted Explains – What type of headphones should you buy?
Pioneer SE-E721 at Amazon.co.uk | Was £40 | Now £33
Monster iSport Victory at Amazon.co.uk | Was £129 | Now £79
Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless at Amazon.co.uk | Was £199 | Now £89
Yurbuds Inspire Limited Edition at Amazon.com | Was $99 | Now $62
Sennheiser PMX 685i Sports at Amazon.com | Was $100 | Now $54
JayBird BlueBuds X at Amazon.com | Was $169.99 | Now $97
See also: Best Headphones
We used all pairs in the gym and outdoors to ensure these headphones can brave the elements, comparing their ability to fight off sweat, rest securely in the ears and deliver great sound quality.
Some of the headphones in our list are wired, some are wireless, and now one is even 'truly wireless'. The wireless options, which connect over Bluetooth, will cost more but not having the distraction of a cable rubbing against your running shirt or getting snagged on tree branches is a convenience you shouldn't ignore.
Of course, with wireless headphones, battery life is a consideration, and this is something we keep in mind with our reviews.