Running headphones

The best cheap running headphones

Now committed to a yearly refresh of the popular mid-range model, the Jaybird X4 manage to outdo both the previous Jaybird X2 and Jaybird X3 wireless Bluetooth earphones, with an upgraded IPX7 water-resistance rating. Whether you’re sweating buckets or running doggedly through the rain, the X4 will be able to cope.

The Jaybird X4 running headphones also sounded surprisingly good during our tests, comparable to many higher-priced earbuds. Jaybird’s excellent app provides easy EQ customization as well as the ability to make your own sound profile, with various ear tip sizes to boot. A great all round choice for runner who don’t want to skimp on sound – or be wary of the weather.

Alternatively, if you’re after an even more premium experience, the Jaybird Tarah Pro earbuds offer higher-quality audio and materials for a somewhat higher $159 £139 / AU$229 price tag. Although we’re still big fans of the Jaybird X4 headphones, take a look at the Jaybird Vista true headphones further down the list – they’re our top pick if you’re in the market for a pair of true wireless earbuds. 

Running headphones

The best running headphones all-round

Shokz (formerly known as AfterShokz) is the biggest name in bone conduction headphones, and the OpenRun Pro are its best set to date. Released in early 2021, they feature new bass transducers, which deliver rich, rounded sound. You no longer have to choose either an open-ear design or high-quality audio; the OpenRun Pro give you both.

The overall design is very similar to the original OpenRun (originally called the Aeropex), with a lightweight, stretchy titanium strap that holds the earpiece of the headset securely and softly in place. They stay strong in all conditions and never squeeze or rub. However, there are a few small differences; Shokz has moved the charging port so it’s now easier to use, and the volume buttons are now slightly larger, making them easier to press while you’re wearing them.

The extra bass can sometimes cause a slight itch if you’re enjoying some particularly heavy tunes, but it was never enough to be annoying in our tests. These are the best bone conduction headphones around and, for us, the best running headphones.

Gaming headphones

SENZER SG500 Surround Sound Pro Gaming Headset with Noise Cancelling Microphone – Detachable Memory Foam Ear Pads – Portable Foldable Headphones

Enhance your overall gaming experience with the Senzer SG500 Gaming Headset.Clear voice projection, using noise-cancelling anti-static microphone to block background sound; space-saving foldable design, simply fold the headset inwards within the arm, making the headset compact for easy storage and travel; lightweight design, lightening ears and head The pressure of the department, extended play time without discomfort.

The bendable microphone arm can be fixed to any position to ensure the clearest voice pick-up, and filters out surrounding environmental noise and eliminates static. The Senzer SG500 noise cancelling headset with microphone provides real-time in game chat without delay, making it easier to communicate with team-mates, friends and family without unnecessary interruptions.

Features flexible headphones with telescopic arms and detachable ear pads. The headphones fold inside the arm, making them perfect for easy storage and travelling and the ear pads are magnetic, allowing them to be conveniently attached and removed, making them easier to clean and maintain compared with other headphones.

Whether you’re looking for a comfy headset for your child to use with their devices or for dad to enjoy his latest PC, Xbox or PS4, PS5 game, you’ll have the perfect audio and voice experience with the Senzer SG500 headset.

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