Best Bluetooth Headphones for Running

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Best Bluetooth Headphones for Running

If you're a runner then you know how great of a feeling it is to just get away from life for a little bit to where it's just you, your favorite songs, and the road ahead.

Unfortunately there's one thing that always seems to ruin that runner's high: cords.

How many times have you been out running, hit your peak with your favorite up beat song on and then moments later you accidentally tug on your headphone cable ripping your earbuds out and completely killing your pace. Well, I'm hoping I can help put an end to all of that. I'm a bit of a tech junkie and you're fortunate enough to take advantage of my knowledge.

Below I've listed the absolute best Bluetooth headphones for running with a short review and my own input from experience. You'll also find a few features to look for if you're unsure which headphones are right for you along with some of the new Bluetooth sports headphones that you can expect to see in the near future.

Qualities to Look for in Bluetooth Running Headphones

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If this isn't your first pair of Bluetooth headphones then you may just want to skip to the Top 10 List below.

However, if this is your first time looking for a pair of Bluetooth headphones, earbuds, or headsets for running then there are a few things you'll want to know before you dive in.

General Bluetooth Information

Bluetooth technology is amazing. However, it is not perfect. Bluetooth devices are essentially establishing a connection between the headphones and your (Bluetooth enabled) device. Bluetooth utilizes a wireless connection, and like any wireless connection there can be connection problems. So, don't get frustrated because no device will be perfect. There will be times that your connection will be weak or it may just drop altogether. This is completely normal, but you always want to ensure the device you are choosing is known for quality Bluetooth components.

What to Look for in Bluetooth Running Headphones

Charging Time. Typically charging time will be somewhere between 2-4 hours. Obviously the less the better.

Operating Time. This is sometimes referred to "talk time" or "music time". You should have no problem finding a pair of Bluetooth headphones that can last through multiple workouts. I recommend a pair that get at least 6 hours of operating time, that should last 1 week of workouts without having to charge.

Compatibility. Technology is always changing, so make sure the headphones you choose are compatible with the device you want to use. This is rarely a problem unless you are pairing an old device with new headphones or vice versa. Just be careful of buying headphones that haven't been released in the past 1-3 years.

Sweat Resistance. Not every pair of running headphones are sweat resistant. If you sweat a lot then you are likely to damage your headphones (especially the Bluetooth) permanently. Try to find sweat resistant pair, and perhaps a pair that have a warranty on sweat or water damage.

Size. While all technology seems to be shrinking, some of the Bluetooth components are still rather large, otherwise we'd be paying thousands of dollars for wireless technology similar to what is used in hearing aids. Just be aware that Bluetooth headphones are typically slightly larger and a little heavier (we're talking maybe a few ounces heavier, not much).

Now that you know what to look for, check out the Top 10 list below!

Top 10 Bluetooth Headphones For Running

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Top 10 Bluetooth Sports Headphones

Current Rank
Previous Rank
Headphone
1
1
JayBird BlueBuds X
2
NR
Plantronics BackBeat Fit
3
2
Yurbuds Inspire
4
NR
Avantree Jogger
5
3
Yurbuds Focus
6
4
JayBird Freedom
7
5
Jabra Sport
8
6
JayBird Sportsband
9
7
AfterShokz Bluez
10
8
Motorola SF 600
Last Updated: 9/16/14 Be sure to check out the full reviews below!

#1 JayBird BlueBuds X Sport Bluetooth Headphones - Perfection of Wireless Sound on the Move

The Good

The 2 best things about the JayBird Bluebuds are the sound quality and size. They are unbelievably lightweight, to the point you don't even feel them when you run.

The Bad

I almost hate to write something bad about these earbuds, they're that good. But if I had one complete it would be the initial fit. It took a couple days to get used to the ear fin technology (very similar to the Bose IE2), but after a few runs they felt amazing.

The Bottom Line

Right now the JayBird Bluebuds X are the best wireless headphones for running. Period. The only real downside is the price. But sometimes you have to pay for perfection.

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#2 Plantronics BackBeat FIT Wireless Headphones

The Good

Great controls that sit right on the outside of the earbuds for convenience and combined lightweight and secure fit via the earhook and neckband combination.

The Bad

Have a similar feel to Yurbuds ear tips the way the insert into your ear (which is a really good thing), but as I mentioned above about the Jaybird Bluebuds X, they might take some time to get used to. So, overall nothing bad to say.

The Bottom Line

These headphones just hit the market in June 2014, and it was long overdue for Plantronics to upgrade their Backbeat fitness line. I don't know how Plantronics did it, but they don't feel bulky like a lot of wireless headphones typically do.

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#3 Yurbuds Inspire Limited Edition Wireless Earphones

The Good

Yurbuds patented ear tips are probably the most comfortable tips available.

The Bad

Sound quality is just above average.

The Bottom Line

Yurbuds puts out a quality product, but for the price you may want to first check out something with a little better sound quality like the Jaybird Bluebuds X or the Plantronics Backbeat FIT. Overall still a really great wireless headphone.

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#4 Avantree Jogger Sports Bluetooth Headphones

The Good

Comfortable, easy to pair, and affordable. Did I say affordable? Crazy low price.

The Bad

Sound quality was nothing to write home about. Good highs and mids, but lacked a little on bass. Overall clarity was fine.

The Bottom Line

Avantree is one of the new kids on the block in the running headphones market. But don't think for a second that makes them sub par. With an extremely low price range for wireless headphones I recommend at least giving them a shot. You won't regret it.

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#5 Yurbuds Focus Limited Edition Wireless Bluetooth Earphones

The Good

I'll always comment on how comfortable Yurbuds products are and these aren't any different. Perhaps a step behind the Yurbuds Inspire in this department.

The Bad

Earhook portion of the headphones contains the Bluetooth technology and while they're lightweight they're a little bulky.

The Bottom Line

Check out the Inspire first (which are similar to the Jaybird Freedoms), but if you're set on a pair of wireless ear hook headphones for running then these are your best bet.

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#6 Jaybird Freedom Bluetooth Earbuds

Jaybird has quickly risen to the top of the Bluetooth sports headphones market, so it should come to no surprise that the Jaybird Freedoms aren't the only Bluetooth headphones by them on my list of best Bluetooth running headphones.

The Good

These are perfect for the minimalist runner. Most runners are dead set on one word: lightweight. The Jaybird Freedoms are about as lightweight as you can go. Did I mention they sound great, look cool, and are comfortable?

The Bad

It's very common to have some type of additional external "clip" or "hook" and that's one thing these earbuds lack. The only thing keeping them in your ears are a good fit from the ear buds themselves. Don't be surprised if these fall out on hard runs.

The Bottom Line

It's going to be hard to go wrong with any Jaybird product, and while I like these for running I wish they had an ear hook or neckband to ensure they didn't fall out.

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#7 Jabra Sport Bluetooth Headset

If you haven't already noticed, the Jabra Sport Bluetooth Headset is very similar to the Jaybird Freedom. The question is, how do they stack up?

The Good

Jabra's added a focus to bass response creates a great sounding Bluetooth headset. Combine that with a comfortable fit and a solid ear hook design and these are quality Bluetooth headphones.

The Bad

Bluetooth technology is not perfect, everyone knows that. It's hard to cram such high tech into such a small earbud. The Jabra falls short in connectivity. You might be fine if you run with an armband, but expect music to cut in and out if you keep your iPhone or iPod on your waist or in your pocket.

The Bottom Line

If you're willing to try different locations for your MP3 device to get the best Bluetooth connectivity then the Jabra Sport may be worth your while, if not then you might want to look elsewhere.

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#8 Jaybird Sportsband - Jaybird Bluetooth Headset

It shouldn't be much of a surprise to see another pair of Jaybird headphones on my list of best Bluetooth headphones for runners. Jaybird knows their stuff when it comes to wireless technology, and that's why I love their Jaybird Sportsband.

The Good

The Jaybird Sportsband is and old school style vertical headphone made with a new school look and sound. The one great thing that sets this Bluetooth headset apart is the ease of use. A lot of Bluetooth headphones utilize very small buttons making it hard to control sometime, but the larger earphones on the Sportband allow for slightly larger buttons and easier use.

The Bad

They're great for vertical activities like running, walking and most gym activities. The only real downside is you may have to tighten them up if doing anything lying down (like situps) or they may have a tendency to slip a little causing you to readjust them every so often.

The Bottom Line

Jaybird created one of the best looking Bluetooth headsets, which are perfect for runners. They added the ability to not only adjust the headset, but also the ear pads themselves, for added comfort. This is just another reason Jaybird is one of the leading wireless headphone manufacturers.

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#9 Aftershokz AS330F Bluez Open Ear Bluetooth Wireless Headset

The Good

Unbelievably unique. These headphones utilize bone conduction, as opposed to air conduction to transmit sound.

The Bad

Still not quite where they need to be as far as sound quality. And it feels a little different you're first time running with these (think subtle vibrations).

The Bottom Line

If you're looking for something completely different, or a pair of headphones that don't actually obstruct your hearing then go for the Aftershokz Bluez.

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#10 Motorola SF 600 Bluetooth Headset - The Ultimate Fitness Headphones

Motorola is marketing their new SF series, combined with the MOTOACTV as the Ultimate Fitness Headphones.

The Good

Combined with the MOTOACTV you have the ability to track your runs via built in GPS, gather hear rate monitoring data, and play your favorite tunes. They automatically interrupt your music if you get an incoming call and they are easy to get a great fit. On top of that anything with the Motorola name should make you feel a little more comfortable buying.

The Bad

They're a bit on the expensive side. This is mainly because they're new, but also because they're just that good.

The Bottom Line

These are the newest of the Bluetooth headphones on this list, which also means they are the most unproven. Even though they're new, they absolutely rock. They're comfortable, they're light, and combined with the MOTOACTV they are amazing. If you're not looking to spend a little bit of money though you may want to go with something cheaper.

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The Future of Bluetooth Headphones

Bluetooth Headphones to Look for in 2014

If you're always looking for the next best thing, then you'll definitely want to check out these headphones that are coming in 2014. We are currently reviewing several of the headphones below, so be sure to check back soon!

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  1. Beats Powerbeats 2
  2. Beats Solo2
  3. BlueAnt Pump

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Source: Beats Solo2

Additional Resources

Still Need Some Help Deciding?

So, you've read through this entire page, but you still need some more help deciding exactly which Bluetooth headphones will be most suited for your running workout?

Well, don't worry, here's a pretty good list of some awesome resources where you can find additional reviews and input. In no particular order:

1. Head-FI.org - check out the forums here, you are bound to find a ton of questions you're likely asking.

2. CNET Reviews - one of the most comprehensive review sites around

3. Head Room - website devoted to selling headphones

4. WorkoutHeadphonesPro.com - website devoted to reviewing workout headphones (site is a little outdated, but still pretty accurate)

5. Gizmodo article - decent article by Gizmodo, a trusted tech giant

6. Runner's World - another good site with a great forum answering a lot of questions on running gear

Don't forget to leave a comment below if you've got a question and I'll be sure to answer based on my experience with these headphones. If I don't know the answer or it's about a new pair of headphones feel free to ask anyways and I'll find the answer for you!

 Last updated on September 16, 2014

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Leave a Comment - What are you favorite headphones for running? 85 comments

anonymous 2 years ago

This was informative, and exactly the type of review I was looking for. I hope you continue, and add these: http://ikross.com/IKBT14-Water-Resistant-Bluetooth...


anonymous 2 years ago

Very disappointed with motorolas s10hd wireless blue tooth head phones. I bought them because I got the iPhone and I run every day and need go music and take important call. They only lasted for 4 months. If you sweet a lot when you work out do not use these,


anonymous 2 years ago

@anonymous: I agree. It may seem funny but I went through three pairs. If I had to guess I'd say that mine probably broke due to sweat. To note, I only bought them once and best buy replaced them for free, twice. I'm still looking for a sweat proof pair(probably don't exist)


anonymous 2 years ago

@anonymous: I agree. It may seem funny but I went through three pairs. If I had to guess I'd say that mine probably broke due to sweat. To note, I only bought them once and best buy replaced them for free, twice. I'm still looking for a sweat proof pair(probably don't exist)


anonymous 2 years ago

@anonymous: Jaybird Freedom was good while working out BUTTTT the power button stopped working...same thing with Backbeat 903, I had them both. So it sucks when it stops working because you can no longer push in the power button


anonymous 2 years ago

Rocketfish set lasted 3 years before the power button failed. I run on a mountain trail in the desert southwest. I think it was a rain that caught me by surprise that did them in about 2 weeks later. I knew it was too wet but was caught with no way to shelter them, it was not a mist. They took Sweat, heat and impact well at a low price. Not for the audiophile but they paced me well from U2 to Metallica to 2pac! NOTE: Worked best with paired player on your left waist or higher.


anonymous 2 years ago

Another thing to consider: I have used the in-ear type (some have the bluetooth "dogtag") for a while and have had moderate success, though they have failed mostly because I forget that I have them on and end up drenched because of rain. The good thing about the "dogtag" style is that you can replace the earphones; the bad is that you have wires hanging, which defeats the purpose of bluetooth headphones. A company that claims they have some decent weather resistant head phone tech is Outdoor Technology. Google them or find them on Amazon. They seem to get good reviews and are decently priced.


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whats4dinner 2 years ago

i'm not familiar with the jabra model for bluetooth headphones. but nice selections o headphones are featured in this lens! this goes in my xmas list :)


anonymous 2 years ago

Most of these headphones seem pretty crappy for someone who runs. 90% are foam headphones which will get disgustingly sweaty and the other ones have bad connectivity!


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One Pace 2 years ago from Florida Hub Author

@anonymous: Fred thanks for the comment, but actually 6 of the above headphones DON'T utilize foam ear pads. Also keep in mind that a lot of people don't sweat profusely and foam ear pads are typically more comfortable. In addition the headsets by Jabra and Jaybird utilize a type of foam that doesn't "soak", meaning if you sweat the pads will feel damp but are designed to wick as much as possible.

As for connectivity, Bluetooth isn't perfect, but as long as your keep your device clipped to your waist or arm then you're not likely to experience too many problems. In addition, the S305 by Motorola and the Plantronics have exceptional connectivity.

Hope that helps some and happy running!


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Bookmama2 2 years ago

I've been hinting about wanting a set of these for a couple years now. I think if Santa and his helpers don't figure it out this year, that come first week in January I'm going to be buying a set.


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Loganor 2 years ago

These are great bluetooth headphones for runners. Thanks for selecting and reviewing the best.


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greentiger11 2 years ago

The Motorola s10's are pretty nice. I have tried those out!


anonymous 24 months ago

Hello,

Can anyone tell me about the battery life on these? I'd like something that's going to stick with me on a long run.


anonymous 24 months ago

Has anyone tried out the new Denon's exercise Freak?


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One Pace 24 months ago from Florida Hub Author

@anonymous: Hey James, I haven't reviewed the Denon Exercise Freak...yet. I'm hoping to soon though and we'll see if they get added to the list. Here is a link to a pretty in depth review though: http://www.workoutheadphones.org/denon-ah-w150-exe...

They look pretty sweet in my opinion, though maybe a little pricey.


anonymous 23 months ago

If you can find them, the BlueAnt X5i is probably the most comfortable pair I've used.

Leather(ette) ear pads, so sweat was not a problem.


anonymous 23 months ago

@anonymous: I can tell you that i have had several pairs of the Rockfish, and they are awesome headphones though they are a bit flimsy. If you drop them, the plastic inside might break. The battery lasts easily for like 8 plus hours continuous use. Sounds is good, though using for phone use is a bit of a challenge. People i have talked to tell me they cannot hear me..


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One Pace 23 months ago from Florida Hub Author

@anonymous: Wow, I actually hadn't heard of the BlueAnt brand. They actually look similar to some of the older Motorola models, but with "cushier" ear pads. Thanks for the heads up on these.


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One Pace 23 months ago from Florida Hub Author

@anonymous: Jstatouch, that's a good question. I should have added that info. Here is the info for you real quick, and in the next week or so I'll try to add it to the site above, thanks!

Battery Life (music time):

1. Jaybird Freedom - 6 hours

2. Jabra Sport - 3 hours

3. Jaybird Sportsband - 8 to 11 hours

4. Motorola SF600 - 5 to 6 hours

5. Jabra Halo 2 - 8 hours

6. Motorola S305 - 6 to 7 hours

7. Plantronics Backbeat 903+ - 7 hours

8. GOGroove AudioActive - 7 hours

9. Motorola S10 HD - 8 hours

10. GOGroove Airband - 8 hours

11. Rocketfish - 8 hours


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abouthealthtips 23 months ago

This is actually a great idea and like you mentioned, how many times do the cords from the headphone get yanked out while running? Well, its happened to me.

Cheers


JohnBoo 23 months ago

Wow i like the Jaybird Sportsband, "Squid Liked"your Lens ;-) awesome!


anonymous 23 months ago

Had my Jaybird freedoms for 13 months and the right ear went out. They didnt replace and something tells me their sweat warranty check will come back denied...


anonymous 22 months ago

This was very informative. I am looking to get a set of wireless earbuds for my wife. She is an avid runner and complains about the cords getting in the way! I think I'm going to go with the Motorola SF600.


chonkqa 22 months ago

This lens is complete and very informative


anonymous 22 months ago

I have the Jabra Sports and am still impressed with everything they can do along with how comfortable and secure they stay around my ears. Bluetooth headphones are definitely starting to becoming popular www.bluetoothsports.com has a couple of other ones not listed here that are worth checking out.


anonymous 22 months ago

I'm literally hunting for good Bluetooth headsets, but I'm torn between leaving earbuds behind and going back to the old school over ear kind. I've gone the earbud route for so long, but my ears really hurt now. They're like being raped by all these randomly shaped buds! Which did you feel the most comfort with on the buds and which of the over ears had clearer sound?


anonymous 22 months ago

Went through 3 pair of the Jabra Sport in 1 year. They dont take any type of sweat, wear/ tear, and take a delicate touch or damage will occur to the charging processes. Jabra now wants to keep sending me another pair; I want my money back instead of continuously using an inferior product. IMO - DO NOT BUY Jabra products!


anonymous 22 months ago

@anonymous: Do u work for them or just not sweat when u run...Jabra sports are inferior and poorly designed product. DO NOT BUY!


anonymous 22 months ago

How do the Jaybird Bluebuds X rank against the rest of these?


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cargoliftken 22 months ago

I like this lens! Excellent review.


anonymous 22 months ago

What about bluebuds x by jaybird? It looks nice


racingdatabase 22 months ago

Great lens! I've got the GoGroove AudioActive headphones and love them!


anonymous 22 months ago

nice collection of different types of headphones..


anonymous 21 months ago

@anonymous: Same here. Not too much use and it is broken. Each earpiece has kind of a cover and the right ear one just lost part of it, with no evident reason.


anonymous 21 months ago

@greentiger11: I've used the S10s. Great except for when you run with your phone on your waist... Bluetooth keeps cutting out...


anonymous 21 months ago

I had the Jaybird Sportband. After receiving my 8 replacement pair they decided to tell me my warranty was no longer valid but would give me a $50 credit if I sent the pair back. Each previous pair was replaced due to sweat damage and I'm not an excessive sweater. I really liked the headphones for fit and sound but can't recommend them to anyone for anything other than sitting at a desk.


anonymous 21 months ago

The Jaybird freedoms I tried these and found that they fit so snug that all ambient sounds are locked out and that talking or running resounded through and made it feel like you could hear your own movements. like putting your fingers in your ears and talking to yourself. Did anyone else notice this. For such an expensive set for sports it should let ambient sounds through for traffic safety.


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GatorD 20 months ago

I stumbled across this lens accidentally but am very happy I did. I have much frustration trying to keep my wired earbuds in my ears as I jog and I didn't even know wireless ones existed (I guess I am out of touch). Thanks for sharing I will get me some now!


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One Pace 20 months ago from Florida Hub Author

@anonymous: Unfortunately I've heard a lot of similar stories about Jaybird Freedoms lately. They're still great headphones thogh.


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One Pace 20 months ago from Florida Hub Author

@anonymous: I'm definitely a bigger fan of earbuds than headsets. I think the Jaybird headset is pretty nice, but the problem with headsets is they tend to fall off sometimes if you want to use them for other workouts.


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One Pace 20 months ago from Florida Hub Author

@anonymous: I haven't used the Jaybird Bluebuds X yet, mainly because of the cost. But, from everything I've read they are probably going to be superior to every pair on this list.


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One Pace 20 months ago from Florida Hub Author

@anonymous: See my response below to "jessemellon".


h2ofs1 20 months ago

Agree with some of the comments below, the Jaybird Freedoms are a brilliant piece of kit! Fit extremely well and epic sound. Great Lens BTW really informative.


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Fart Pickins 20 months ago

I do my share of running and having music is essential. The best one's to use are those that actually wrap around the ears. You just put them on and you're set. With ear buds you're sometimes having to push them in every 30 seconds.


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One Pace 20 months ago from Florida Hub Author

@Fart Pickins: I agree, with the exception of the Jaybird Freedoms. They have no ear hook, but they are an amazing pair of headphones for running or working out.

I also think a headset (or vertical headphones) can fit just as well as ear hook or neckband.


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One Pace 20 months ago from Florida Hub Author

@anonymous: That's a really good point. You definitely have to be careful when choosing a pair of "in ear" headphones versus "earbuds". Earbuds will allow some ambient sound, but when you get a pair of headphones that fit in your ear canal, you typically get a better sound but a higher safety risk. Great for the gym and running on the treadmill, not so great for running outdoors (unless you're secluded).


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annayjo 20 months ago

Some of these are really cool looking! I've been trying to find a good bluetooth headphone and this lens is very helpful, thank you!!


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MarkRobinson537 19 months ago

Awesome lense! HUGE lens too i might add :) hehe. I'd have to say for me personally, I'd need something that would wrap around my ears so i wouldn't need to adjust them every few minutes. I'm a person that sweats quite a bit, no matter the exercise so just plain earbuds would start slipping out, over the head band type ones would just feel weird and get all wet from my sweaty head. So, that leaves something akin to the Jabra Sport :) thanks for the info here, I'd looked into buying some a while ago, but gave up when trying to find some useful info. :) cheers


ConvenientCalendar 19 months ago

Great information here! I know which one to get now!


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imagelist lm 19 months ago

A really helpful lens...


anonymous 19 months ago

I think I would like these for when I mow the yard.


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Greathaul2013 18 months ago

Nice idea to put a lens together about this subject. I bought two sets of uncomfortable headphones for jogging before finally getting a good set on my third attempt - the Motorola SF600. From my experience I highly recommend getting a pair with a soft cord connecting the two sides, not hard plastic. The hard plastic ones bounce too much and are uncomfortable imo.


anonymous 18 months ago

@anonymous: Jaybird have rubbish batteries. Mine refused to charge after 14months. No chance of warranty. The distributor told me to get lost. Jaybird didn't even reply. Don't go with Jaybird.


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Elis173 18 months ago

Great lens!


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nicolekato 18 months ago

As an avid runner, I love this. Excellent lens.


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One Pace 18 months ago from Florida Hub Author

@anonymous: Ya, I have several pairs and tend to LOVE the ones that block out ambient noise, especially when I'm mowing my large 6 acre property!


anonymous 18 months ago

@anonymous: I have had the same problem. Gone through 5 pairs and my last pair just died but now I am outside of the 1 year purchase date and they are refusing to replace. DON'T BUY.


jonathan-barrington-50 17 months ago

What a great resource! Thanks.


anonymous 17 months ago

@anonymous: Thanks! I won't buy. What are you using?


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SusanAston 17 months ago

I didn't know about these before - thank you.


anonymous 17 months ago

I had no clue most of these existed. Thanks!


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PatrickHayes76 16 months ago

I just use the Apple headphones that came with my phone however there are some pretty neat headphones that you highlighted above. Might need to make a change.


wiredears 15 months ago

Out of that list I only tried the jaybird freedom, but I must say that I like the Plantronic Blackbeat GO a little bit more


anonymous 15 months ago

Motorola SF600 is an worst headphone. I bought it 4 months back and now its not damaged. The mics have stopped working, the LED doesn't glow. I feel Pathetic after spending nearly 60 USD and I have not used so extensively at all, once in 15 days.


anonymous 14 months ago

Got any advise for a waterproof one?


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kehsiberry 12 months ago

oh love this lens! great lists here.


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Katice 11 months ago

Just what I needed to know as I just started running. Thank you!


taraztec 11 months ago

I have to say, I tried 5 out of the list. None of them have last me for more than 5 months, sweat resistant, that isn't true at all. Companies need to hire me to try them frist, I work out every day and I sweat a lot. I am going to try the Motorola SF 600 Bluetooth Headset, if this don't work. I will stick to my wired phillips. Peace!


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hbruhn 11 months ago

Great list! Very helpful!


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halvmarathonJes 11 months ago

Great lens.


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One Pace 6 months ago from Florida Hub Author

@anonymous: Sony has a new waterproof "walkman" called the W273 (I think). You should check those out.


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One Pace 6 months ago from Florida Hub Author

@PatrickHayes76: As much as I love Apple products I don't think they'll ever match up with premium wireless sports headphones.


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Very helpful lens! Thanks for sharing.


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One Pace 5 months ago from Florida Hub Author

@kehsiberry: Glad you liked it!


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One Pace 4 months ago from Florida Hub Author

@taraztec: taraztec, sorry for the late reply and sorry to hear you've had trouble with some of the headphones. In the future make sure you look at the IPX rating, it goes from IPX0 to IPX8, typically a 4 is where you want to be for sweat resistance (if you sweat a lot). Also, one pair you may want to try is the BlueAnt Pumps, which released recently. They claim to be water resistant, and we're testing those soon. Might make it on the list!


yuvalbm 4 months ago

I've been searching for quite a while for a good Bluetooth headphones to use while running and this all was a great reading and valuable info for me - thanks for that!

One important factor, that is typically missing from most of the reviews, is referring to how such headphones fit when wearing glasses. Earhooks and neckbands design offers great comfort and stability however when wearing glasses they 'compete' for the same space above the ear impacting the comfort factor. It would it would be great to add that into the review parameters.


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One Pace 4 months ago from Florida Hub Author

@yuvalbm: I appreciate the feedback yuvalbm. I will definitely try to add that in the future. Earbuds like the Yurbuds Inspire, Jaybirds Freedom, or Jaybird Bluebuds are probably the way to go if you wear glasses when you run.


eric2014 4 months ago

I have a pair of Motorola S9 bluetooth headphones. When I sweat, they don't stay in the ear making them sound terrible no matter what earbud size I try. They do sound OK when I hold them in my ears. But the worst part is they are unusable outdoors. The bluetooth just cuts in and out constantly. Indoors (say at the gym) they work fine. Bluetooth should have a range of at least 20-25 feet, so I don't understand how they can't keep a connection from the iPhone in my pocket (or even when I hold the phone right up next to them helps a little but not a lot) and what is different when I'm outside vs being inside. Does this happen with the bluetooth models reviewed here? This makes me very leary to try any more bluetooth headsets.


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One Pace 4 months ago from Florida Hub Author

@eric2014: Eric, unfortunately what you're describing isn't uncommon. Some of the user manuals will actually tell you not to keep your iPhone or Bluetooth device in your left or right pocket. HOWEVER, if you test both sides (left and right pockets or left and right armbands), then you should find one side that works perfectly. This isn't the case for ALL Bluetooth headphones, some of them don't have a problem with connectivity on either side of the body. I'll try to add some of these notes to the reviews. As far as connectivity goes Plantronics is almost always the best. Hope that helps.


anonymous 3 months ago

Thank you for the information. I am using this as my Christmas wish list!


azmanaziz 2 months ago

#7 Jabra Sport Bluetooth Headset

is this the latest model or the prev one? still contemplating on buying either a jabra sport wireless+ or the plantronic backbeat fit..

n keep up the great reviews man..


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One Pace 4 weeks ago from Florida Hub Author

The one shown in this review is the older model, but the updated model is almost exactly the same. They changed some minor things like the button shapes and trim colors, etc.


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One Pace 4 weeks ago from Florida Hub Author

Glad you liked it, hope you get a pair for Christmas!


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SamuraiMarine 2 weeks ago from Bakersfield, Ca.

Thanks for this. I am just getting back into the jogging/speed walking thing and was looking for something to listen to books or music. You have definitely given me some things to look at, its just a matter of how cheap I want to go, really.

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