8 best wireless headphones that are perfect for running and working out
Whether you’re it the gym or outside, soundtrack your exercise with these smart earbuds
Anker Soundcore Liberty Neo
Battery life: 7 hours
Size: 2 x 1.5 x 2.5 cm
Sweatproof and waterproof: Yes
Do I need to download an app? No
The shape of Anker soundcore’s totally wireless earphones are very similar to the Jabra elite actives, but they are larger, and the fit is slightly less comfortable – but don’t let that put you off too much, these are a solid pair of earphones at a very reasonable price point. Once fitted snugly inside the ear, they don’t budge and even stay put during yoga inversions.
For a more personalised fit, each earphone comes with different sizes of “ear wings”, which are removable silicone bands that wrap around the body of the earphone. The bands range from smooth to varying lengths of “wings” that fit inside the contours of the ear.
Simple, straightforward controls make these earphones easy to work with. Press once on either earphone to play or pause, press and hold the right earphone to skip a track or the left to go back a track.
Double-click either earphone to activate a phone assistant via voice command, such as Siri. However, there are no onboard controls to adjust volume, which you will have to do from your connected device.
The sound offered by these earphones is decent, with a strong bass tone particularly suited to most beat-heavy tunes to keep energy levels up. It’s not quite as clear as some other earphones mentioned here, but the difference is quite minimal and the earphones are still an impressive pair to work with.
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