Are you fed up with tackling long wires while you’re out for a run? For many, it can be a frustration and can take your focus away from achieving your next personal best. For others, it can actually be dangerous particularly if the wires are tangling and getting in your way while you’re running – this could very easily lead to a fall or similar injury! However, finding the best wireless earbuds for running isn’t always easy. Here, we’re taking a look at the top tips to help you enjoy wire-free audio whilst running and some of the key things that you should be looking for out of your new headphones.
If you’ve ever had a pair of headphones or earbuds that don’t quite fit in your ear properly, then you already know how annoying constantly fiddling to stop it from falling out of your ear can be. Also, when you’re running, your mind and focus should be 100% on your goals, and shouldn’t be worrying about whether or not your headphone is going to fall out on your next step. You also don’t want to have your headphones scratching at your inner ear or digging into your head at any point as this can also be a big distraction and can be very uncomfortable – not what you need when you’re likely already worried about how your legs are going to feel after the run!
On the market, there are a huge variety of headphones made specifically for running which can wrap around your head or mold into your ear in a whole range of wonderful ways. Some can be connected to each other with a cable to stop you from losing one, and others are the more traditional earbuds. There’s even an over-ear hook option which some runners find most comfortable.
Music can help you to keep pace, it can provide a great distraction and can even give you the motivation that you need to help push your body further. Crackling headphones or sound that you can’t quite hear over the moving traffic is probably not going to help with any of these things. Ensuring that the sound quality of your headphones is strong can help to keep your head in the game. Do your research before you buy as once you’ve opened and tested them yourself, you might not be able to send them back. Scour the web and compare some of your favorite models and find that balance between sound quality and comfort to help improve your run.
The last thing that you want is to be caught in the rain on a run, but it can happen at any time – and if you’re running a race you’re not going to be able to turn around and go home in the event that it starts to rain. Ensuring that the headphones that you choose have a good waterproof casing can stop them from being damaged long-term from a heavy shower.
With lots to consider before you buy your audio, compare all of your favorite options to find the right choice for you! Our ears are all different shapes and sizes, so what might be right for your running pal may not be the right choice for you.