Black Friday Headphones for Running and Workouts
There are many headphones on sale for Black Friday 2019, but only a few of them are recommended for running and workout. The following products are the best options, with most of them being earbuds and in-ear headphones since they are the most suitable for sports use.
Black Friday Price: $199.99 | Retail Price: $249.99
Available in different colors – including black and navy – the Beats Powerbeats Pro are truly wireless in-ear headphones that are excellent for sports. They have a stable and comfortable in-ear fit, with their ear hooks making for a more secure fit, which is especially important for workouts with a lot of head movement. They are IPX4-rated headphones that can run up to nine hours on a single charge, with the included charging case providing an additional 15 hours of battery.
Black Friday Price: $169.99 | Retail Price: $199.99
The Bose SoundSport Free are truly wireless headphones with stability fins for a more secure fit while running and working out. They have an IPX4 rating, which means they are resistant against sweat but not against dirt. Capable of running up to five hours per charge, they are some of the best-sounding truly wireless headphones on the market. However, due to their more open earbud design, they are most suitable for those who prefer to be more aware of their surroundings while running outdoors.
Black Friday Price: $139.99 | Retail Price: $189.99
Compatible with both iOS and Android devices, the Jabra Elite Active 65t are truly wireless in-ear headphones that are better-built than the regular Jabra Elite 65t, with their matte finish also making them look more premium. They have a breathable and stable design and are rated IP56 for dust and sweat resistance. They can run up to five hours per charge and up to 15 hours total with the additional charges in the charging case. With their excellent passive noise isolation, they are recommended headphones for those who prefer to tune out their surroundings while running or training in the gym.
Black Friday Price: $59.99 | Retail Price: $79.99
Lightweight and durable, the AfterShokz Trekz Titanium are unique among the sports headphones on this list. Unlike all the other products, they are bone conduction wireless headphones, which means they leave your ears completely uncovered. This makes them excellent sports headphones for better situational awareness when running and cycling outdoors, especially at night. They are IP55-rated headphones that can run up to six hours on a single charge, with their battery requiring only one hour and 30 minutes to be fully recharged.
Black Friday Price: $49.99 | Retail Price: $99.99
The Jaybird Tarah are wireless in-ear headphones with a behind-the-neck cable, which means they are not totally wireless like the Beats, Bose, and Jabra products above. They are ruggedly built sports headphones – their IPX7 rating means they have excellent water and sweat resistance. They can run up to six hours on a single charge and feature stability fins for a more secure fit while running and working out.
Black Friday Price: $199.99 | Retail Price: $349.99
Featuring noise cancellation technology for better noise isolation, the Beats Studio3 are recommended headphones if you prefer to use wireless over-ear headphones for jogging and light workouts. They are comfortable to use due to their lightweight design and generous ear cup padding. Their tight clamp makes them stable and secure enough for light physical activities with minimal head movement. They can run up to 22 hours on a single charge with both Bluetooth and active noise cancellation enabled.
Black Friday: $129 | Retail Price: $199
If, however, you prefer on-ear headphones due to their more breathable and more compact design compared to over-ear headphones, check out the Beats Solo3 instead. They are wireless on-ear headphones with a superb 40-hour battery and softly padded ear cups. Like with the Beats Studio3, their tight fit makes them decent enough for jogging and less intensive exercises. Since they don’t wrap around your ears, they are more breathable than the Beats Studio3.
Other Notable Products
Below are other good options for running and working out. The Bose and Beats products are more affordable alternatives that offer better value for the money if you don’t like the truly wireless design of the Bose SoundSport Free and the Beats Powerbeats Pro. The Jabra and JBL products are more budget-friendly truly wireless headphones, while the Skullcandy product is a solid option if you prefer neckband headphones for sports use.
- Jabra Elite 65t for $99.99 (was $169.99)
- Bose SoundSport Wireless for $99.99 (was $129.99)
- Beats Powerbeats3 for $89.99 (was $199.99)
- JBL Free X for $74.95 (was $149.95)
- Skullcandy Method Wireless for $24.99 (was $59.99)