10 headphones for running, sports & active lifestyles #RunningWeek [part two]
6. Jaybird Bluebuds X
Small and perfectly formed, these Bluetooth beauties offer 8 hours of wireless play time, a snug and comfortable fit and a lifetime warranty against sweat! The X-Fit feature means you can wear the headphones under-ear or over-ear if you prefer not to have anything on your neck while working out. Available in midnight black or storm white, the Bluebuds are compatible with any Bluetooth stereo device.
Available from the Apple Store for £149.95
As a standalone 8GB MP3 player system, these headphones will not connect up to your phone or existing MP3 player, but will give you freedom from wires and plenty of space for all your favourite running tunes. They’re water resistant and sweat proof with an optional waterproof casing upgrade for swimmers, plus an inbuilt programmable personal trainer to keep you moving.
Available from FX-Sport for £109.00.
8. Bose SIE2i
Modern running headphones employ all sorts of tricks to stay snug in your ears, and in this case Bose’s Stayhear ear tips work the magic. Available in small, medium and large to match your ear canal, they’re also sweatproof and emphasise the low end of your music while making sure you’re still aware of your surroundings. Available in green, purple and orange, with matching Reebok fitness armband to stash your device on the go.
Available from Bose for £129.95.
9. Sony XBA-S65
Boasting adjustable loop hangers and four sizes of ear buds, these headphones won’t be going anywhere in a hurry – even if you are. A protective film stops sweat affecting the sound and the water resistant housing allows for a wash under the tap after a run in the elements. Minimalist and classy looking, available in black and white.
Available from Sony for £79.00.
10. Philips SHQ5200/10 ActionFit
Last but by no means least, a set of comfy over-heads boasting 40-mm neodymium drivers for great sound and an open acoustic design for safety. Robust and non-slip, with detachable headphone pads for easy washing, these cheerful cans weigh just 99 grams! A Kevlar-reinforced cable rounds off the package, preventing breaks and tears.
Available from Philips for £65.00.
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