How To Choose The Right Running Headphones


In this article, we'll take a look at the most important things you should consider when choosing the right running headphones for you, including what can often be overlooked when shopping around for the right pair.

Things to consider when choosing running headphones

When shopping for a new pair of running headphones, we usually only consider the basics; battery life, weight and water resistance, but we should also be considering the comfort, safety and stability of our new pair of headphones to make sure we're getting the most out of them. 


Battery life

Like mobile phones, the battery life of sports headphones is something to pay attention to. A longer battery life ensures you never have to worry about the headphones losing charge whilst out running, which can be extremely useful for long distance runners or races. They should last longer, meaning you won't have to worry about charging them all the time.


Water resistance

Make sure your headphones are water-resistant so they last for as long as possible and won't damage in the occasional downpour. It also takes the stress out of planning your run around good weather, and means that any sweat won't affect their functionality either.



To perform better, every runner should aim to pack as light as possible. A heavy pair of headphones will put more pressure on your ears which can make you feel uncomfortable and distract you from your running goals. 


Things you might overlook when choosing running headphones



The comfort of your running headphones is very important. If you are running with uncomfortable headphones, it can hurt your ears and make the run far less enjoyable, which will then distract you and affect your performance.



Running is a dynamic sport, which means that your body moves up and down a lot, so it's really important that your headphones have a secure fit to avoid falling out or moving around.



Imagine that you are running in a park and another runner comes up close behind you or wants to overtake. It can alarm you if they suddenly appear beside you and you didn't hear them approaching. A great pair of running headphones must also allow you to still hear what's going on around you, such as traffic, for yours, and others, safety.

How to choose the best running headphones for you

With an Open-Ear design, AfterShokz Aeropex is a good match for the above requirements. Open-ear headphones are headphones that don’t block or cover your ears—it allows you to not only hear your music but also remain connected to the surroundings.


Thanks to the lightweight titanium frame and the signature open-ear design, AfterShokz are so comfortable you’ll hardly notice you’re wearing them. Unlike in-ear/on-ear headphones that bounce, shift, or continuously fall out with wear, the wraparound flexibility creates a snug and secure fit suitable for any high-impact or low-impact activity.


As the official headphone partner of England Athletics—the only ones that are approved for use in all road races under the UK Athletics Rules of Competition—AfterShokz has been dedicated to providing the best professional sports headphones to all sports enthusiasts.


Head straight to the website to discover how buying the best running headphones will make your training feel better.

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