12 Great High-Tech Headphones for Your Run

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Monday, April 10, 2017 12:21 pm PDT

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Runner’s World

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Improvements in Bluetooth connectivity and battery technology yield big returns for listeners. 

Jabra Elite Sport Wireless Headphones

These ’phones are the best bet for runners, thanks to great audio and in-ear heart-rate monitoring. Runner-friendly features include the ability to turn on an external mic to hear ambient noise and a companion app for iPhone and Android for coaching cues midrun. The Elite Sport has a three-hour battery and a carrying case that stores enough juice for two recharges. $250,

Plantronics BackBeat Fit
A staff favorite, these have a thick, flexible design that keeps the headphones in place without excessive bouncing—and you don’t have to fiddle with clips to tie up extra cable. Slender ear tips let you hear more of your surroundings. With its open design, the BackBeat Fit won’t drown out loud background noises like approaching cars. $130,

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