Top 5 Best Bluetooth Earbuds For Running

1) TaoTronics Bluetooth Magnetic Earbuds2) Betron MRJ1060 Bluetooth Waterproof Earphones3) Soundpeats Q9A Wireless Earphones4) Mpow Wireless Running Earphones5) Ecandy Bluetooth Earphones
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Playback TimeUp to 5 hoursUp to 8 hoursUp to 5 hoursUp to 8 hoursUp to 4 hours
Charge TimeUp to 1 hourUp to 2 hoursUp to 2 hoursUp to 2 hoursUp to 2 hours
WaterproofNoYesNoNoNo
Headphone Controls- Volume control
- Play/pause
- Previous/next track
- Answer/reject calls
- Volume control
- Play/pause
- Previous/next track
- Answer/reject calls
- Volume control
- Play/pause
- Previous/next track
- Answer/reject calls
- Volume control
- Play/pause
- Previous/next track
- Answer/reject calls
- Volume control
- Play/pause
- Previous/next track
- Answer/reject calls
Built-in MicYesYesYesYesYes
NFCNoYesNoNoNo
Carry Case IncludedYesNoYesNoYes
Extras- 3 x Eartips (S, M, L)
- 3 x Earhooks (S, M, L)
- 3 x Eartips (S, M, L)- 3 x Eartips (S, M, L)- 3 x Eartips (S, M, L)
- 3 x Earhooks (S, M, L)
- 3 x Eartips (S, M, L)
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A Guide To The Best Bluetooth Earbuds For Running

The TaoTronic earphones magnets together when you’re not using it

Most runners like to jog along while listening to their favourite playlists, therefore it’s important that you have the best Bluetooth earbuds for running.  We favour Bluetooth earbuds for running over other headphones because its weight and size makes it perfect for physical activities as it won’t get in your way.

If you were looking for the complete wireless experience, then perhaps the best true wireless earbuds could be what you’re after.  The running Bluetooth earbuds shown in our comparison table above is still connected by a wire, so it’s not completely wireless.

Not only are Bluetooth earbuds perfect for running, but it’s also ideal for gym, walking or any other physical activities too.  People will often use the word earbuds interchangeably with in-ear headphones, so it may also be referred to as Bluetooth in-ear headphones or earphones.

The Bluetooth feature will mean that the earbuds will connect to your Bluetooth music device wirelessly, so there’ll only be a wire connecting the earphones together and not one connecting to your music device.  If you want to see how earbuds compare to Bluetooth headphones for exercising, then we’ve done a comparison between the two below.

 

How To Choose The Best Bluetooth Earbuds

Choosing the best Bluetooth earphones for running shouldn’t be too difficult because with the earphones being wireless and in-ear style half of the work is already done for you.  So now you’re only left with a few factors to take into account which we’ve listed below.

Playback time – Total continuous time you can use the earbuds to listen to music or talk on the phone before it’ll need recharging.

Charge time – These type of earphones are usually pretty good with the charge time vs playback time.  They are usually charged via USB, so it can be charged through your laptop or portable power bank.

Waterproof – Waterproof Bluetooth earbuds will be able to withstand rainy conditions when you’re running, please note that it can’t be used for swimming.  For the ones that are not waterproof it should still be able to withstand sweat.

Headphone controls – Having headphone controls allow you to carry out the functions as noted in the table.  Being able to carry out these functions without having to do it on your music player is very convenient and allows you to focus more when you’re exercising.

Built-in mic – Pretty standard on Bluetooth earphones nowadays, allows you to talk to other people if it’s connected to your phone.

NFC (Near-field communication) – Your Bluetooth enabled music device will automatically pair with your wireless earbuds when it’s within close proximity of each other.

Carry case included – A handy case for you to store your earphones when it’s not in use.

Extras – Manufacturers may also provide extras such as different sizes of eartips so you can get the right fit.

Warranty – On top of paying on average very affordable prices, every earphone will also come with some sort of warranty in case anything goes wrong with your product.

 

Bluetooth Overhead Headphones vs Bluetooth Earbuds For Running

Some people use wireless overhead headphones to go running, which might be their preference, but if you’re in a position where you currently don’t own a pair of running headphones then we can help you weigh up your options.

We’ll list the pros and cons of the two types of headphones, so you can decide what one would be more suitable for you.

Bluetooth overhead pros:

  • More comfortable for non-exercising such as commuting to work, home use etc.
  • Produces better sound quality.
  • Most models also have 3.5mm audio jack so if the battery dies you can still use the headphones.

Cons:

  • Too big and uncomfortable for exercising.
  • Costs more money on average.
  • Bigger and bulkier.

Bluetooth earbuds pros:

  • Perfect for running and exercising as it’s lightweight and tidy.
  • On average prices are very affordable.
  • Short charge time required for the earphones to be fully charged.
  • Weighs a lot less and it’s much more portable.

Cons:

  • No 3.5mm audio jack so you the battery has to always have power for it to work.
  • Sound quality not as good.
  • May not be seen as that stylish for non-exercising use because most models look quite sporty.