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What to Look for When Buying Wireless Earbuds
So, now that you are convinced that a new pair of wireless earbuds is a worthy purchase, we’ve compiled a list of our top four factors to consider before clicking “buy” on that pair of earbuds.
For those who participate in long-distance running or training—marathon runners, we’re looking at you—extended battery life is crucial for your earbuds. Most wireless earbuds come with a battery life of at least 8 hours from a single charge and up to 40 hours when charged inside their case. Consider what your battery life needs are before browsing the different earbud options.
Some runners like to take calls or check in with family and friends when out for a longer period. In this case, having a call feature is essential for some. Some earbuds also come with a personal assistant functionality, like Siri or Google Assistant. If you’re someone who doesn’t like to hear extraneous noise when working out, a noise-canceling feature may be of interest to you. For outdoor or bad weather runs, water resistance is an important feature. It’s also helpful to know which features are important to you and how much you’re willing to spend on extra features.
While some cardio enthusiasts are okay with paying over $200 for quality earbuds, other runners might find that unrealistic. If that sounds like you, there are plenty of budget-friendly options available. Wireless earbuds can range from as affordable as $20 to as expensive as nearly $300. Also, know that wireless earbuds with more high-tech features tend to cost more, but keep in mind that you’re paying for top-notch sound and durability. Luckily, many earbuds fall somewhere in the middle of this price spectrum.
While a pair of earbuds may have great sound quality, they may not fit your ears the way you’d like. Be sure to check whether different ear tip options come packaged with the earbuds you buy. You’ll regret buying a set of earbuds that easily fall out of your ears.
Not to mention, a bad set of earbuds starts to hurt your ears after a bit of repeated use. Find a pair that adjusts to the shape of your ear instead of imposing its own into yours.
For the best experience, we recommend purchasing earbuds with ear tips made from materials that nestle gently in your ear hole. Plastic tips are more durable but come at the expense of comfort. Consider earbuds with rubber or foam tips.
FAQs About Wireless Earbuds
Do wireless earbuds fall out when running?
Initial releases paid little attention to how securely the earbuds fit inside your ear, but today wireless earbuds fit more snugly. The best way to ensure your earbuds will stay in place while running is to select a pair that fits nicely into your ear. Look for options that come with different tip sizes or some other kind of adjustability. The goal is to be able to take them on the bumpiest of terrains without worrying about them falling out and getting lost.
Are wireless earbuds easy to lose?
Despite the numerous conveniences of owning wireless earbuds, they are notoriously easy to misplace or lose because each earbud is small and not connected to anything. To minimize the risk of losing your wireless earbuds, we recommend bringing the charging case along with you on your run. Another option is to find a pair of earbuds that connect to a tracking app (similar to Find my iPhone for Apple users). While this technology typically costs more, it can be worth it in the long run, should you misplace your earbuds.
Which wireless earbuds are best for running?
Earbuds that strike a good balance between comfort, sweat resistance, noise cancelation, and hands-free usage are the best overall for running. However, the best wireless earbuds for running will be which option works best for your workout regimen and lifestyle