SOUND CHECK We lis­ten in to a whole lot of head­phones

Our pick of the best head­phones for stay­ing in tune on the run

Runner's World (UK) - - IN THS ISSUE -

1 / BEATS SOLO 3

£219.99, john­lewis.com The idea of over-ear head­phones will be anath­ema to many of you, but if you get the right ones it can be a lovely, im­mer­sive ex­pe­ri­ence, as is the case here. The So­los aren’t as heavy as they look, and the ear pieces and head­band stayed in place well. Sound qual­ity is su­perb, al­though the vol­ume only goes up to mod­er­ate lev­els. The big­gest plus may be the 40-hour bat­tery life: you’ll only need to juice these up once ev­ery few weeks. ••••••••

2 / MON­STER ISPORT SUPERSLIM

£54.99 cur­rys.co.uk Mon­ster’s sports head­phone pedi­gree shines here. Blue­tooth set-up and con­nec­tiv­ity are ex­cel­lent, while ear hooks and grippy sil­i­cone buds give a com­fort­able, se­cure fit. Sound qual­ity is fan­tas­tic. A con­trol panel on the cord that sits be­hind your neck al­lows vol­ume ad­just­ment and track skip­ping on the run. Ex­cel­lent bat­tery life gives six hours of play­back, and you can rinse them under the tap to clean them. ••••••••

3 / JBL UNDER AR­MOUR WIRE­LESS

£119.99, uk.jbl.com The re­sult of Under Ar­mour’s col­lab­o­ra­tion with tech spe­cial­ists JBL is a pair of ear­phones de­signed with run­ners in mind. A twist-lock fea­ture means they won’t shake loose; they’re also rugged, wa­ter-re­sis­tant and a cinch to op­er­ate with the three but­ton con­trol. The eight-hour bat­tery life should see you through an av­er­age week’s train­ing, and in­cluded in the price is a 12-month sub­scrip­tion to Map­my­fit­ness Pre­mium. •••••••••

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