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Apr 12

Top Rated Headphones For Runners

Maybe he'd run faster if he had some top rated headphones. (Photo by William Murphy from


Guess what, everyone? I’m running a marathon. It’s my first one, and I didn’t realize how intense the training would be. I mean, I looked at the schedule and I planned it out; I logically understood that I would be running 5 days a week. But now that I’m actually doing it, I truly get it: I am running a lot.

Most runs I do solo, listening to music. So for me, top rated headphones are a crucial running accessory. There’s nothing more annoying than having to mess with earbuds that keep popping out, or wiping off super sweaty headphones mid-run. When I’m running 10 miles (or, well, 26), I want my pump-up music, the you-go-girl-jams that help me keep my head up, my feet pounding the pavement. I need headphones that can go the distance.

Here are some top rated headphones that can keep up with you. Check them out, and then get out the door!

Monster Cable PowerBears with over-ear hook

These headphones have an adjustable ear hook to keep them secure while you’re getting aerobic, and they’re also sweat-resistant. Score. Advanced passive sound isolation delivers music with power while still keeping you aware of your surroundings. Plus, the ControlTalk on-cable mic allows for hands-free calling, if you’re not too out of breath to talk.


 Polk UltraFit 3000

Run, run, run! SecureFit style keeps the headphones in place so you can keep the tunes coming. Three different cable lengths are included (short is ideal for when you’re wearing your music in an arm band; long is for music in your pocket). And they come in all different colors, so you can match them to your running outfit.


Bose MIE2i

These headphones have an enhanced acoustic design, so you’ll feel like you’re running right through the middle of a live concert. StayHear tips, which come in 3 sizes so you can get the perfect fit, deliver comfort and stability. You can even use the built-in mic to call your mom if you need some inspiration.


Klipsch Image S4

Great value, great sound. The soft, flexible ear tips are comfortable and fit well. They even come with a special ear tip cleaning tool, so you can keep them running smoothly– just like you are.

What music do you listen to you when you run? Share your workout anthems in the comments.

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