The best running headphones 2023: top audio for running

Editor’s Note: January 2023We’ve got a new entry this January – the JBL Endurance Peak II, a great pair of running headphones with big beats and a very secure fit. And, we’re testing a number of budget options as well for you to have more affordable options.Of course, every single product currently on this list still come highly recommended and is a great option. If you need one now as a gift or to replace your aging one, we know you’ll be happy with one of these options.Michelle Rae Uy, Buying Guides EditorThe best running headphones will motivate you to keep going and stay in place. What you use for running sessions is a matter of personal preference, of course. But, if you want to stay focused on your runs, you’re better off investing in a pair that motivates you and doesn’t distract you with finicky controls or a loose fit.In a lot of ways, choosing the ideal pair of running headphones is a bit more involved than choosing the best headphones. Not that it’s hard to pick one, but there are also a few more things to consider other than a great sound and a robust build. For instance, you don’t just want something that’s comfortable; you need something that will stay in place, no matter if you’re sprinting or just jogging.Sweat-resistance, at the very least, is vital as well, since you want to make sure they don’t crap out on you when you’re running on a hot summer’s day. But you also want something that is breathable so you don’t overheat. Having intuitive and easily accessible controls is just as important so that you’re not distracted from your runs because you’re fiddling with awkward buttons or touch gestures. We’ve tested and reviewed so many headphones and earbuds for running, doing all the hard work and enduring the occasional shin splint or outer ear pain (from an uncomfortable pair) so you won’t have to. Our list of the best running headphones below feature different types, from over-ear headphones to bone conduction headphones, as well as waterproof headphones, since one size really doesn’t fit all when it comes to audio solutions. We’ve also linked to our in-depth reviews so that you can dig a little deeper on the models that interest you most. Here are the best running headphones you can buy right now.The best running headphones 2023Why you can trust TechRadar

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