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The best wireless earbuds for running, from Sony, Bose, Philips and more

Whether it's for the gym or outside, the perfect pair of wireless earbuds can make all the difference to your fitness performance. (Getty Images)
Whether it's for the gym or outside, the perfect pair of wireless earbuds can make all the difference to your fitness performance. (Getty Images)

If you love listening to a podcast or your favourite playlist while on a run, you'll know just how important the quality of your headphones is from the minute to start the clock.

We'd recommend investing in a wireless pair, as there are no cables flapping around mid-jog, nor are you reliant on holding your phone throughout your workout – if you have a smartwatch you can connect via Bluetooth.

To help guide your investment, we've done the hard work for you and have compiled our top 12 wireless earbuds for running, featuring big-name brands such as Bose, Sony and Beats.

Starting from £29.99, these headphones won't slide out of sweaty ears, nor run out of battery mid-run. Some have over-ear hooks, while others are made with silicone in-ear pads for an extra secure fit.

Read on to find out our top picks.

The best wireless earbuds for running

Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones | was £149.95 now £101.78 from Amazon

Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones
This Bose SoundSport pair sit behind your head so the cable won't get in your way.

This pair comes with three different earbud sizes so you can adjust to what fits you best and no matter how sweaty you get, won't budge during your workout. Quick to set up and pair with your phone, laptop or mobile, they even have a clip to attach to the back of your top so it won’t irritate the back of your neck while you're running.

Beats Flex Wireless Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones with Mic | £49.99 from John Lewis

Beats Flex Wireless Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones with Mic
Beats's Flex Wireless Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones have a 12-hour battery life.

While this mid-range colourful pair left us impressed, it also has high praise from Beats customers. On reviewer wrote: "Very reasonably priced, long charge life (around 12 hours so I charge once a week for my 5 days of commuting), comfortable to wear (with different ear bud options), decent sound quality, and magnetic buds that stick together to make them harder to lose! Would recommend for a more budget friendly pair of Bluetooth headphones."

Sony WF-1000XM3 Truly Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones | £109 from Amazon

Sony WF-1000XM3 Truly Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones
This Sony pair can be operated via voice control thanks to the built-in Amazon Alexa.

This clever pair has an eight-hour battery life, wireless charging case, secure fit, and built-in Alexa for voice control of your music, hearing the news and finding weather reports. They're ideal for running outside your local area and on the treadmill.

Sony WF-C500 True Wireless Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones | £59 from John Lewis

Sony WF-C500 True Wireless Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones
Another Sony pair we love is this water-resistant design.

This pair is a bestseller at John Lewis. They're water-resistant and boast a 10-hour battery life so will last for multiple workouts before you'll need to charge them, not to mention compatible with Google Assistant and Alexa devices.

Philips TAT2206 True Wireless Earphones | £39.99 from Selfridges

Philips TAT2206 True Wireless Earphones
Spend less without scrimping on quality with this splash-resistant pair from Philips.

If you're shopping on a lower budget, try this Philips pair. They're splash-resistant so won't be affected if you're outside and it starts raining, offer 12 hours of playtime and one earbud can be used while the other one charges. That's not all – they have integrated controls and a built-in mic.

SKULLCANDY Push Active Wireless Bluetooth Sports Earbud | was £69.99 now £59.99 from Currys

SKULLCANDY Push Active Wireless Bluetooth Sports Earbud
This Skullcandy pair currently have £10 off at Currys.

Thanks to the ear hooks on this pair, they'll never slide off sweaty ears. They also have an impressive 10 hours battery life, are water and sweat-resistant, and you can make calls, play songs or activate your voice assistant without using your hands.

GOOGLE Pixel Buds A-Series Wireless Bluetooth Earphones | £99.99 from Currys

GOOGLE Pixel Buds A-Series Wireless Bluetooth Earphones
If you're a proud owner of the Google Pixel smartphones, these accompanying wireless headphones will connect fast.

Enjoy trail runs, sprinting sessions and outdoor workouts with this Google Pixel pair. They offer high-quality audio, adaptive sound control – meaning they will intuitively optimise the settings automatically depending on the environment – and built-in voice control via Google Assistant.

Jlab Audio Go Air Sport True Wireless Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones | £29.99 from John Lewis

Jlab Audio Go Air Sport True Wireless Bluetooth In-Ear Headphones
We love how affordable this Jlab pair is, coming in at under £30.

This affordable pair are not just a bargain but highly-rated by John Lewis shoppers too. Once wrote: "Just bought these and I absolutely love them. Great sounds quality and for perfect in my ear. They don't seem to fall out like others have in the past."

APPLE AirPods Pro (2nd generation) | £249 from Currys

APPLE AirPods Pro (2nd generation)
Pair with your Apple devices seamlessly with the AirPods Pro.

If you have an iPhone, nothing pairs as seamlessly as a pair of AirPods and the latest pair is in-ear unlike the original version, so they won’t slide out when you get sweaty and have no wires to get in the way. They also have noise-cancellation, perfect for drowning out busy background gym music and three different-sized ear tips so you can adjust them to fit smaller ears perfectly.

Bowers & Wilkins Pi7 wireless earbuds | £278.41 from Amazon

Bowers & Wilkins Pi7 wireless earbuds
Splash out on this luxury pair from Bowers & Wilkins which come with three ear tips you can swap out for the best fit.

This slick gold and black pair may be more expensive but are made with some impressive features to make your running experience as seamless as possible. Thanks to the charging case, you can top up their juice in just 10 minutes, come with three different sizes of ear tips, top-quality audio and are easy to operate via the single-button control.

Beats powerbeats pro wireless earbuds | £219.95 from John Lewis

Powerbeats Pro True Wireless Bluetooth In-Ear Sport Headphones
The over-ear hooks will keep this pair in place from start to finish.

The over-ear hooks on this Beats pair are a game-changer if your find headphones constantly sliding off your ears when exercising. They're secure, have four different ear-tip sizes and are available in glacier blue, navy, ivory, cloud pink, lava red and black.

Samsung Galaxy buds2 wireless earbuds | £139 from Selfridges

Samsung Galaxy buds2 wireless earbuds
The Samsung Galaxy buds2 wireless earbuds have a battery life of 20 hours.

Lightweight with speedy connectivity, this pair is perfect for pairing with Samsung Galaxy devices. They also have 20 hours of playtime and can be used for running, your commute or your downtime.