We have meticulously analyzed and reviewed dozens of Bluetooth headphones, and the following are our picks for running or other strenuous exercise involving a lot of sweat and movement. We make our recommendations based on the following criteria:
- Can handle sweat: You can sweat all over them; they are easy to clean, and they don’t malfunction because of sweat.
- Fit: They stay in your ears without you having to adjust or bother with them. Sprints, Crossfit, jogging, or jumping up and down, they stay with you.
- Comfort: You can wear them for hours without discomfort
- Music Quality: They reproduce your sound tracks well.
- Controls: It’s easy to adjust the volume, change tracks, and take phone calls without breaking your stride.
- Build Quality: They are tough and can take whatever you throw at them.
Best Price Range $100 to $150
Non-Noise Isolation Winner: Plantronics BackBeat Fit
If you are looking for Bluetooth headphones that DO NOT block out all external sounds – perhaps you plan on running outside and want to be able to hear cars – The Plantronics BackBeat Fit are the hands down winner in this price category. Read our detailed review.
Noise Isolation Winner: LG Electronics Tone Infinim
If you are looking for Bluetooth Headphones that DO block out all external sounds, then the LG Electronics Infinim is the hands down winner. It is stylish and great for the gym, office, or social outings. Read our detailed review here.
Price Range: $75 to $100
Toughest Bluetooth Headphones on the Planet (has both noise and non-noise isolation options): BlueAnt Pump
If you are into extreme sports and are looking for the toughest Bluetooth headphones on the planet, then the BlueAnt Pump is hands down the right choice. It comes with earbuds that will block out all external sounds and earbuds that will let you hear your environment, so the choice is yours. The BlueAnt Pump can be submerged in up a meter of water (or mud, snow, etc) without any issues. Read our full review here.
Best Stylish, Noise Isolation Bluetooth headphones for less than $100: DinoTwin T2.
If the BlueAnt Pump are just too ugly (tough) for your tastes, the DinoTwin T2 is an excellent choice. The earbuds fit snugly in your inner ear canal blocking out external sounds. Stylish, lightweight, and comfortable they do everything well. Read our detailed review here.
Price Range: $50 to $75
Winner: LG Electronics Tone Pro (HBS 750)
The LG Tone Pro (HBS 750) is the hands down winner in this price range. The Tone Pro is stylish and a great choice for running, wearing at the gym, office, or social gatherings. The earbuds fit snugly in your inner ear canal blocking out external noises.
Price Range: Less than $50
Winner: Mpow Swift
Costing less than $36 shipped at Amazon.com, the Mpow Swift is an amazing value and is hands down the best wireless headphones for running in this price range. If you are on a tight budget, look no further. But you do get what you pay for, and if you plan on using your bluetooth headphones for many hours, the more expensive options listed above are worth the extra cost. Read our detailed review here.
These are our choices for the best wireless bluetooth headphones for running as of February 2015. We will update this list frequently, so feel free to book mark it and use it for future reference.