A quick keyword search of "earphones" in Lazada or Shopee will give you tons of products, and we know how difficult choosing the best one could be. To give you an idea of the things to look out for, we've come up with a buying guide reviewed by sound engineer Jojo Ariola that outlines different factors, and we also curated a list of the top 10 best earphones for running available in the Philippines.
Here are the key points to consider:
For more detailed information, read through our buying guide below.
Many runners recommend using wireless earphones while running. The main reason is because of the absence of the cord or cable that lets the runner freely move around without anything getting in the way.
Wireless earphones have two typesー"truly wireless" earphones don't have any cable linking the two earbuds while the other type employs a cable or a neckband.
However, even with the popularity of wireless earphones, there are still a number of runners who still prefer wired ones. Wired earphones offer more connection stability and they are generally lighter than their wireless counterparts. Additionally, you wouldn't have to worry about the battery life of wired earphones.
Loose earphones are troublesome while you’re running, so it’s essential to choose a pair that won’t move around even with the most intense workouts. Let’s take a look at the different types of earphones on the market based on their fit.
Earphones employing hooks allow runners to listen to their favorite tracks without having to worry about the earphones falling off. Depending on the actual model and the fit, this type, however, may not be suited for runners who wear eyeglasses and sunglasses.
Most sports and running earphones have a waterproof or water-resistant housing to primarily prevent the device from damage due to sweat. To know whether the earphones are indeed waterproof, it is important that you check the IPX rating.
The IPX rating indicates how resistant the earphones are from water and other solid matters such as dust and dirt. IPX rating goes from as low as IPX0, meaning there is no protection, to as high as IPX8, which means the device can be fully immersed in water.
Different earphones for running, especially wireless models, come with varying battery lives. On average, most earphones have a playtime of around 3-4 hours with a charging time of 2 hours, while there are also some that have longer playtime of about 7-10 hours.
There are also some earphones that support fast charging. For example, the Jabra Elite Active 75t can juice up 60 minutes battery from 15 minutes fast charge. Always check the specifications of the earphones to know how long the battery life and charging time is so that you can choose one according to how long you usually run or according to your lifestyle.
The type of Bluetooth technology used to create a wireless connection with the running earphones and the media-playing device play a significant role for the audio quality.
Most earphones available now have Bluetooth 4.0 or 5.0. The more advanced the Bluetooth technology used, the better the connectivity, power efficiency, and audio quality reproduction.
Elite Active 75t True Wireless Earbuds
Tarah Essential Performance Wireless Sports Headphones
SoundSport Wireless Headphones
Endurance Peak True Wireless In-ear Sport Headphones
Soundcore Spirit Pro
SoundSport Free Wireless Headphones
BackBeat FIT 2100
Soundcore Liberty Neo Wireless Earbuds
VK4 In-Ear Earphones
Award-Winning True Wireless Earphones With a Secure Fit and Great Sound Quality
Lightweight Sports Earphones With Adjustable Length
Exceptional Sound Quality and Isolation
Hear the World Around You
PowerHook™ for Energy-Saving and Secure Fit
Cheap Entry-Level Wireless Running Earphones to Beat
Trusty Earphones from a Trusted Brand
Flexible and Sweatproof Earphones That Lets You Hear Traffic Around You
True Wirless Earphones for Low Impact Activities
Very Affordable Earphones With Good Reviews
|Price Starts at||₱10,499||₱3,594||₱8,900||₱4,268||₱4,465||₱1,396.5||₱16,500||₱5,295||₱5,495||₱597|
|Type||True Wireless||Wireless||Wireless||Wireless||True Wireless||Wireless||True Wirless||Wireless||True Wireless||Wired / Wireless|
|IP Rating||IP57||IPX7||Not Indicated but Sweatproof||IP5||IPX7||IPX4||IPX4||IP57||IPX5||None|
|Battery||7.5 hours, 28 Including Charging Case (Non-ANC)||6 Hours||6 Hours||6 Hours||4 Hours, 24 Hours Backup||10 Hours||5 Hours||7 Hours||3.5 Hours||-|
|Charging||2 hours and 20 minutes||2+ Hours||2 Hours||2 Hours||2 Hours||-||2 Hours||-||-||-|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth||Bluetooth||Bluetooth and NFC||Bluetooth||Bluetooth||Bluetooth||Bluetooth||Bluetooth||Bluetooth||Bluetooth, 3.5 mm Plug|
The products we introduce below were carefully curated by the mybest team, from the best-sellers of E-commerce sites like Lazada, and using the points mentioned in our detailed and thoroughly researched buying guide.
Disclaimer: These products are recommendations made by our team at mybest Philippines. Our expert, Jojo Ariola, is not affiliated with, nor is he endorsing any of the brands we mention below.
**Prices may vary depending on the website and their campaign period**
|Battery||7.5 hours, 28 Including Charging Case (Non-ANC)|
|Charging||2 hours and 20 minutes|
|IP Rating||Not Indicated but Sweatproof|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth and NFC|
|Battery||4 Hours, 24 Hours Backup|
|Type||Wired / Wireless|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth, 3.5 mm Plug|
Up your workout sessions easier by having these items in hand. See our other buying guide and product recommendations for the best items you can buy right now!
Our buying guide was carefully researched and crafted by the mybest team of writers and editors, in collaboration with the expert featured in this article. We used the buying guide as a basis for choosing and ranking the product recommendations, and we looked at reviews and ratings from different E-commerce sites like Lazada, Shopee, and more.
For expert-reviewed articles, we ask experts to check and review our buying guide to make sure there aren't any false, misleading, or outdated information. Our experts do not participate in choosing the recommendations, and they do not endorse any of the products we mention.
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