The best running headphones deals: Save on Bose, Jabra and more

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With the best running headphones deals, you can enjoy your favorite music as you pound the pavements, without stretching your budget. But with so many great offers available, even the most tech-savvy of us can feel unsure as to which pair are truly worth the money. To help you find the best discounts, here is our round-up of the best running headphones deals you can find right now.

Running headphones come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, and feature many different settings. While we all agree that sound quality may be one of the most important aspects to look into before buying your new headphones, there are many other things to consider before heading to checkouts. 

Whether you prioritize comfort, battery life, or sweat resistance, you’re sure to find an offer that suits your preferences. We’ve rounded up in-ear, over-the-head and other options entirely, all to suit a range of budgets. If you're still undecided, you can browse our round-up of the best running headphones for even more of our favorite, tried and tested options.  

Best running headphones deals

, now $46.74 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Philips PH802 Wireless Bluetooth Over-Ear Headphones | was $109.99, now $46.74 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save 58% on these powerful noise cancelling headphones. To keep you safe on your runs, a pair of JBL Live 460NC come with Adaptive Noise Canceling and Ambient Aware technology. And the battery life is incredible – up to 50 hours.

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Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Canceling Over-Ear Headphones | Was $345.95, Now $149.99 (opens in new tab)

Save an incredible 57% on these Beats over-ear headphones. With 22 hours of listening time, you'll be able to listen to your favorite music and podcasts all day. Fast-fuel charge also means a quick 10-minute charge provides an extra 3 hours battery. Pure adaptive noise canceling blocks external noise.

, now $79.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

SAMSUNG Galaxy Buds Live True Wireless Earbuds in Mystic Red | was $169.99, now $79.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save $90 and enjoy studio-quality sounds with these elegant earbuds. Equipped with enhanced bass tone and Active Noise Canceling technology, Samsung Galaxy Buds come with a great battery life and always-on voice assistance. Plus, save yourself 53% right now.

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SAMSUNG Galaxy Buds Pro | was $199.99, now $119.99 (opens in new tab)

Save 40% on the powerful Galaxy Buds Pro. Sweatproof and water resistant, these Samsung in-ear headphones boast high quality sound and long-lasting battery life. And no matter how tough your workout gets, they will stay firmly in your ears.

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Jabra Elite 85t True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds | was $149.99, now $139.99 (opens in new tab)

Save 6% on these premium noise canceling earbuds. Jabra Elite 85t are equipped with 6 microphones and wind protection, so you can make calls anywhere. Come with Advanced Active Noise Cancellation technology and a long-lasting battery life.  

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Mu6 Ring Open Ear Air Conduction Headphones | was $99.99, now $49.99 on Amazon (opens in new tab)

Save 50% on these wireless open ear Bluetooth headphones with microphone, made from sweat resistant material. These headphones have 10+ hours of play time and offer an open-ear design that will not go in or cover your ears, which allows you to listen to your surroundings while also enjoying music.

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STADOR Wireless Bluetooth Headphones | was $59.99, now $39.99 (opens in new tab)

Save a tidy 33% on these high-tech sports headphones. They come with four microphones that work together to monitor the sounds around you, help isolate speaking and suppress disruptive sounds. Each earbud can get 8 hours play back from a single charge and the complimentary 2200mAh charging case supports 12.5 times of recharging for both earbuds, giving up to 100 hours of play time.

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APEKX Bluetooth Headphones True Wireless Earbuds | was $59.99, now $32.99 (opens in new tab)

Save 41% on these Bluetooth earbuds this Amazon Prime Day. The secure and comfortable IPX7 waterproof design makes the earbuds perfect for sports. Without the hassle of wires, your hands are kept free for exercise. Comes with a lithium accumulator and portable charging case, for 22 hours continuous play time.

Best Black Friday running earbuds deals

, now $149.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)

Powerbeats Pro Totally Wireless Earphones - was $199.99, now $149.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Save $50 on these legendary Beats earphones from the house of Dr Dre. Enjoy superb audio whether you're working out or chilling out. They're resistant to sweat and water and each earbud has full volume and track controls and up to 9 hours of listening time.

, now $129.00 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)

Bose Sport Earbuds True Wireless In-Ear Headphones | was $149.00, now $129.00 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
BOSE have become a byword for audio quality, and with $20 off these Bose sport earbuds, you can enjoy pristine sound on every run. StayHear Max tips keep the buds secure in your ears and Volume-Optimized Active EQ automatically boosts the lows and highsfor the riches audio on video and music. 

, now $89.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)

SAMSUNG Galaxy Buds 2 | was $149.99, now $89.99 at Best Buy  (opens in new tab)
These Samsung earbuds will give you the audio quality you need to get ready for your workout and have advanced sound settings and noise cancellation so that you can just tune into the sounds you want to hear. 

, now $74.99 at BestBuy (opens in new tab)

JBL Reflect Mini True Headphones | was $149.99, now $74.99 at BestBuy (opens in new tab)
Grab $75 off these wireless headphones from JBL that have countless features packed in. Sweat resistance and technology to filter in just the right amount of noise will make your running so much easier.

, now $21.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)

Skullcandy Jib True Wireless in-Ear Earbuds | was $31.99, now $21.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab) 
Save $10 (31%) on these budget-friendly Skullcandy earbuds. They have an excellent running time of 22 hours, are super speedy to charge, and are IP55 Sweat, Water and Dust Resistant.

What to look for in running headphones deals

The first thing to consider is design: do you want your running headphones to be wireless or have an extra strap for support? Or perhaps you’re a fan of in-ear headphones or over-ear designs.

Next, think about the type of running you will be doing. If you run at night or dusk, then you can buy headphones with a reflective design to make yourself more visible to cars. Again, avoid noise-canceling headphones if you are doing a lot of running on sidewalks, as they are so effective in filtering out external sounds that this could be pretty dangerous.

Another criterion is finding running headphones deals that are water and sweatproof. That might add a few dollars to the price but it will mean they last a lot longer and save you the hassle of repurchasing too soon. 

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 Bose Sport Open Earbuds deals

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Bose Sport Open Earbuds

Best running headphones for quality

Battery life: 8 hours | On-ear controls: Yes | Noise cancelling options: Yes | Water resistant: Yes

High quality audio 
Sweat and weather resistant
Limited battery life

It’ll be no surprise that opting for these running headphones from Bose means that audio quality will be the highest priority in their design. They claim to offer a full sensory experience with their combination of high quality sound with an open earbud design, meaning you can hear both your music and the world around you at the same time. The speaker placement of these earbuds is engineered to prevent your music from spilling out into the world; instead you’ll have clear consistent sounds in your ears as you run. 

Owning a pair of comfortable running headphones is crucial, which is another element where these Bose Sport Open Earbuds come into their own. These headphones rest comfortably on your ears without covering them and you can adjust them to get the best fit possible. Glasses wearers should also consider these earbuds thanks to their compatibility with glasses, so that you don’t have to compromise on anything as you set out for your run. 

Jaybird Vista True 2 Headphones deals

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Jaybird Vista True 2 Headphones

Best running headphones for durability

Battery life: 24 hours | On-ear controls: Yes | Noise cancelling options: Yes | Water resistant: Yes

Fast charging  
3 sizes to find a comfortable fit 
 Extremely durable  

You can depend on the Jaybird Sport Vista 2 Headphones to be fully charged up whenever you need them, with 8 hours of charge within the earbuds themselves, and another 16 hours available by leaving your headphones in their charging case. And if you need your headphones in a hurry, you can also plug in your headphones for just five minutes in order to get an hour's worth of charge. 

There’s a lot more than just good battery life when it comes to the Jaybird Vista 2 Headphones too. If you plan to put yourself through your paces as you run, you need headphones that will suit your pace. The Jaybird Sport Vista 2 Headphones have earth proof durability that covers watery weather conditions, dust, sweat and the unfortunate accident of them being dropped. Those who want a security will also love the fully customizable fit, with three sets of interchangeable ear gels so you can get it just right. 

Skullcandy Sesh Evo Earbuds deals

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Skullcandy Sesh Evo Earbuds

Best running headphones for affordability

Battery life: 24 hours | On-ear controls: Yes | Noise cancelling options: Yes | Water resistant: Yes

Simple to use 
Good for calls  
No advanced settings  

If you want a simple solution to a lack of motivation when you’re heading out for a run, then these wireless Skullcandy are the affordable choice. They have a battery life that can compete with far more expensive options, and they benefit from a sweat proof, waterproof and dust resistant design. If you need to take calls on the go then you’ll find the controls of these Skullcandy earbuds super easy to use too; plus they pair instantly with the last associated phone when you lift them out of their case. 

For those who like to match their accessories with their workout clothes, then the color range of these Skullcandy earbuds is extensive. If you need to stay plugged into the world while you run you can also use one earbud at a time. Though you might not get all the high-end features of more advanced options, these earbuds are well equipped for their price. 

JBL Reflect Mini 2 Lightweight Wireless Sport In-Ear Headphones deals

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JBL Reflect Mini 2 Lightweight Wireless Sport In-Ear Headphones

Best running headphones for safety

Battery life: 10 hours | On-ear controls: Yes | Noise cancelling options: Yes | Water resistant: Yes

Simple 3 button control
Safety light reflection  
Suitable for intensive exercise  
Limited battery life 

If you end up having to run in the dark or dusk more often than you would like, then the JBL Reflect Mini 2 Lightweight Wireless Headphones can give you a little peace of mind. These earbuds are designed with safety light reflection, meaning that cars and passers by can spot you in less than ideal conditions. These headphones aren’t entirely wireless either, with a neckband for added comfort and to ensure that your music continues playing even during the most intense workout session. 

The battery life of the JBL Reflect Mini 2 Headphones may be a little less desirable for some users, with only 10 hours available and no top up within a charging case. But these headphones do benefit from being easy to use, with 3 buttons to skip tracks or pause when you need to. 

JLab JBuds Air Sport Earbuds deals

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JLab JBuds Air Sport Earbuds

Running headphones with the best battery life

Battery life: 40 hours | On-ear controls: Yes | Noise cancelling options: Yes | Water resistant: Yes

Dirt and sweat proof  
Be Aware settings 
Good for phone calls  
Controls may be too sensitive  

These earhooks from JLab are packed with features to make your workouts easier than ever. Their crowning design trait is the Be Aware Audio settings, which allows you to hear your surroundings while you run as well as letting you turn on when you want to let ambient noise in or not, so that outdoor and treadmill running is covered. If you often need to make calls on the go, then the dual microphones on these headphones allow one mic to pick up and eliminate surrounding noise, while the other picks up your voice. 

With these JLabs headphones you’ll also benefit from an ergonomic design that should stay put through running, walking or working out. You can breathe a sigh of relief when it comes to your headphones being reliably charged up too, with an impressive 40 hours of playtime. 

Running headphones deals accessories

Alongside headphones, there are plenty of different accessories when it comes to running that you can integrate into your routine to make things all a bit easier. Rather than running clutching your phone in your hand, why not pick up an armband to slot it into? Depending on what you want to carry with you, there are armbands like the Armpocket (opens in new tab) that can carry your keys, card and phone all at once, so you can concentrate on upping your running time. 

If you're just starting with your running journey and you want to make sure your hair stays off your face when you run, then you can also pick up a head tie or band, like this one from Nike (opens in new tab). In the colder weather, gloves can also be a huge benefit as you run, to keep your fingers from suffering as they adjust to different temperatures. For more tips on keeping active, check out our feature on ways to keep exercising in winter (opens in new tab).

Molly Cleary

Molly Cleary is an ecommerce editor at Livingetc and Homes and Gardens, and was previously a writer at Top Ten Reviews. For Live Science, she covers a range of subjects including fitness, health and homes. Molly graduated from the University of Exeter in the UK. with a degree in English Literature, and previously undertook internships at The Economist. 

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