Best in ear wireless headphones for running and working out?


macrumors 68030
Original poster
Dec 30, 2009
Can anyone here recommend a good pair of in ear headphones for running? I used to run with a pair of Power Beats until they finally shorted out on me. I'm thinking about buying another pair of the wireless version but the reviews seem mixed. I've been using the free Apple in ear buds but the sound quality just isn't the same. Any suggestions here?
I'm also looking at the Jaybird X2 as an alternative to The Powerbeats 2. Does anyone else have any suggestions here? I'll be using these primarily for gym use and running. I'm likely to get the Powerbeats 2 unless someone has a better suggestion. Thanks!

steve knight

macrumors 68030
Jan 28, 2009
the jaybirds work fine and they go almost 8 hours. my only complaint is the silicone pieces tend to slip off easily when they get waxy. only about 120 on amazon.
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macrumors regular
Jun 12, 2013
I have a pair of the Jaybirds X and MPow Swift; I prefer the latter, especially for exercise (I use an elliptical and do a body-weight work out, for context). The Swifts seem to get a seal more easily, and the sound seems as good as the Jaybirds claim. I didn't love the Jaybirds sound; it's clear, but it doesn't match the Swifts for body or bass, and which a co-worker corroborated with me. You can usually find really good deals on the Swifts (and lots of other bluetooth headphones) at Amazon.


macrumors 6502
Dec 9, 2011
Jlab Epic Bluetooth are by far the best. I shower with them after a gruelling football match. Battery life is great.

Never skips and I leave my phone around but walk around the house no disconnects unless I'm pretty far say 8m away.
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