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The Best Cyber Monday Headphone Deals for Runners

Some of our favorite models are marked down all week long.

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Wireless headphones are getting cheaper, smaller, and more robust—all good news for runners who prefer to train with tunes. However, the top-end models are still the price of a pair of trainers, making them an investment that might not always factor into your running budget. But thankfully, Cyber Monday sales are in season, and these prices don’t require a Thanksgiving-night dash to the mall (which you shouldn’t do anyway this year) or even Cyber Monday browsing; all of the deals are effective immediately. Check out the list below for serious savings on the best-reviewed running headphones available right now.

Looking for more Cyber Monday deals? Check out the best deals on running shoes and awesome treadmill deals, too.

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1 Jaybird Vista True Wireless Earbuds

The Vista lasts six hours on a single charge, long enough to get you to the finish line of your next 26.2. Jaybird also beefed up the durability, completely sealing the buds from moisture and dust—go ahead, try to kill these with sweat; we haven’t been able to. The brand also built its own Bluetooth chip, improving the connection with your phone. The buds stuttered a little in the most challenging environments in New York City, but stayed interruption-free far more regularly than competitors. The updated version 2 is also on sale for Cyber Monday.

2 Jabra Elite Active 75t True Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds

Our favorite wireless earbuds for running, Jabra's Elite Active 75t are comfortable, have solid battery life, and have an IP57 rating for dust and water protection, meaning they should withstand a sandstorm or a monsoon. They also have solid noise-cancellation, too.

3 Powerbeats Pro Wireless Earbuds
Now 28% off

The Powerbeats Pro are unrivaled in quality. We not only love their sound, but also like that the ear hooks keep them in place, and of course, the nine-hour battery life that’ll last beyond even the longest of long runs. Now you can score a set for less than $150.

4 Apple AirPods Pro

$159.00 (19% Off)

For runners, Apple’s AirPods Pro are a big step up from the original model. First off, the silicone ear tips prevent the buds from falling out. They also feature Active Noise Cancellation and Transparency Mode, using microphones to either negate external noise or mix it into your tunes. The latter function is an important safety feature for runners; with Transparency Mode activated, the buds provide surprisingly good sound while keeping us appraised of our surroundings.

5 Bose Sport Earbuds

Anything Bose should sound excellent, and these truly wireless buds don’t disappoint. “The sound quality is amazing,” said tester and RW video producer Pat Heine. “Deep bass and crisp high tones. I mean, it’s Bose, not just a bass boost.” Ambient sound is decent; at 60 percent, we could still hear nearby traffic. However, we observed some connectivity issues with older smartphones, and the earbuds required periodic adjusting to stay in our ears while running.

6 JBL Reflect Mini 2 Earbuds

These neckband earbuds have a clear sound and reliable fit. They also sport reflective cables for nighttime visibility, an IPX5 water-resistant rating, and an impressive 10 hours of battery life. Our testers have said the buds stay in your ears, and the wire is hardly noticeable on your neck.

7 Apple AirPods With Charging Case
Now 37% off

If you (understandably) don’t want to spring for the pricey AirPods Pro, Apple’s regular AirPods are still quite good for running—although the lack of a water-resistance rating is worrisome in the long term. Still, none of our test pairs have broken from sweat or rain, so we wouldn’t discount these slick earbuds. Notably, their lack of ear canal-sealing silicone tips means you’ll get plenty of ambient sound without activating a secondary sound mode—an ideal trait for urban running. 

8 Jabra Elite Active 65t

These earbuds won our Editors’ Choice award for their balanced sound and secure fit. Once we found the right silicone tips, the buds didn’t fall out of our ears or require much adjustment. And the hear-through mode brings ambient sound into your ears to help you stay more aware of your surroundings, although it’s mostly static when the wind picks up. An added bonus: The Jabra app contains an equalizer that allows you to personalize your sound. 

9 Beats Studio Buds Wireless Earbuds

We like the Beats Studio Buds for their long battery life, IPX4 rating for water resistance, and their tactile buttons. They're compatible with Apple and Android, have a built-in microphone, and have a pretty low profile, too.

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