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

Michael Sawh by

JayBird BlueBuds X

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JayBird BlueBuds X

Originally reviewed by Michael Sawh 13 February 2014

Best wireless running headphones for battery life

Key features:
  • Sleek, minimalist design
  • Rich sound quality
  • 8 hour battery life
The JayBird BlueBuds X along with the Jabra Sport Pulse are some of the best Bluetooth wireless sports earphones for sound we’ve tested but sadly they are not perfect. The sweat and water-resistant earbuds are connected by a single cord with fiddly built-in remote control that rests behind the neck. It can be worn with the cable hanging low or above the ear to keep the cord from tangling or irritating. You really have to persevere to get the right pair of earbuds to fit and the cord is definitely more secure above the ear. They sit perfectly some times and other times simply don't stay in place.

While we are not entirely convinced by the fit, we certainly didn’t find any faults with the sound. Nearer the bassier end of the scale, the BlueBuds X produces crisp, clean treble with warm mids to produce the rich audio where distortion is barely noticeable. Additionally there were no dropouts over Bluetooth and they live up to the 8 hour battery life claims. If you really want wireless earphones, these are good options but the temperamental fit means they won’t be for everyone.

Price: £120

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