These Headphones Make the Perfect Running Buds
These headphones won’t fail—or fall out—when you’re dripping with sweat on the final sprint.
Plantronics Backbeat Fit 305
Plantronics’ reflective woven cable stands out with a stylish pop of color and a dab of safety. But we really love these buds for their toughness and clear sound. The IPX5 rating means they’re impervious to perspiration, and their stiff, loop-shaped wings mean the buds will stay wedged in your ears.
The velvet-smooth flexible band on this headset rests gently on the back of your neck to keep your buds in place during any sweat-making activity. They sound great, and their IPX4-rated skin shields them against moisture. Plus, the battery lasts far beyond the quoted 12 hours, so they’re perfect for an ultramarathon (or just an extra-long day at the beach).
Jaybird Freedom 2 Wireless
The latest version of Jaybird’s beloved wireless, sweatproof buds still provide four hours of rich, natural sound, but now they have even more-secure stay-put wings for anchoring them in your ears. Also improved is the cord-management system, which keeps the cable from flopping against your skull—pretty annoying by mile 17.
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