What type of headphones are best for running?
The Jaybird Vista 2 Truly Wireless are the best headphones for running that we’ve tested. These sports earbuds have a rugged, sturdy build quality. They’re rated IP68, meaning they’re dust-tight and protected from submersion in water.
Are ear buds or headphones better for running?
Most runners will probably find on-ear more comfortable than in-ear — especially for extended use. Another great advantage of on-ear headphones is that they do not block out all sound, but allow you to hear traffic and the outside world as you run.
Why do elite runners not listen to music?
One of the reasons for the ban on music players is safety. The Road Runners Club of America released a statement in 2007 supporting the USATF’s ban. The RRCA stated that music players limit runners’ “ability to be aware of their surroundings.”