5 Best Bose Wireless Headphones for Runners of 2022 — Bose Earbuds – runnersworld.com

5 Best Bose Wireless Headphones for Runners of 2022 — Bose Earbuds  runnersworld.com

Runner’s World; Courtsy Bose

Bose has long been a go-to brand when audio quality and noise-canceling features truly matter. When their QuietComfort line was launched in 2015, they took noise-canceling technology to the next level, and are still tough to beat when it comes to ambient noise options, full cancellation, and in-ear/over-ear comfort. Most sets of Bose headphones are highly water-resistant, have fast recharging times, and boast immersive sound quality.

You’re going to pay a premium for the name brand, but these are some of the most popular headphones in the world for a reason. These are our top picks for noise-canceling, sound quality, and staying in your ears during even the sweatiest runs.

The Best Bose Wireless Headphones

  • 1

    Best Overall

    QuietComfort Noise Canceling Earbuds Bose
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  • 2

    Best for Sweaty Runs

    Sport Earbuds Bose
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  • 3

    Best If You Always Lose Your Earbuds

    SoundSport Wireless Earbuds Bose
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  • 4

    Best for Running in Busy Places

    SoundSport Free Bose
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  • 5

    Best for Travel

    Noise Canceling Headphones 700 Bose
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What to Consider

Price

If you’re springing for Bose headphones, you already want the best the industry has to offer. But you have options! Bose offers a “renewed” or “factory renewed” shopping option, which is their version of certified refurbished headphones and earbuds. You can also shop sales for discontinued colorways and models, and keep tabs on end-of-season specials. You’ll also get price variations within Bose’s full-priced models, but at that point, you’re down to the nitty-gritty technicalities for sound quality and materials.

Fit and Noise Cancellation

Since all of these headphones are made by Bose, are all wireless, and all have similar battery life, noise cancellation is the main determining factor when choosing Bose earbuds for running and working out. Do you want a snug fit with more effective noise cancellation, or do you want an open design that allows you to better hear what’s going on around you? Some models are built with security and sound isolation in mind, while others are made to better hear your environment. Your choice comes down to personal preference, though the more snug-fitting earbuds typically stay more securely in your ears during bouncy runs or workouts, and the more open designs have a less secure fit, but allow for greater situational awareness.

How We Selected

Bose makes a variety of headsets and headphones, but for this piece, we focused on wireless earbuds for running, with one over-ear pick for travel or stationary workouts. We wanted earbuds that would stay in your ears no matter how bouncy or sweaty the workout gets, and playback time that will get you through the longest of long runs. Each model is best suited for a certain category, whether you need in-ear stability or noise-cancellation options.

For more great running tech, check out our picks for the best GPS watches, fitness trackers, and running lights.

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1

Best Overall

QuietComfort Noise Canceling Earbuds

Bose

Now 29% off

Key Specs

Style Earbuds
Playback Time 6 hours
Case Charging 12 hours
2

Best for Sweaty Runs

Sport Earbuds

Key Specs

Style Earbuds
Playback Time 5 hours
Case Charging 10 hours
3

Best If You Always Lose Your Earbuds

SoundSport Wireless Earbuds

Key Specs

Style Earbuds with neckband
Playback Time 6 hours
Case Charging N/A
4

Best for Running in Busy Places

SoundSport Free

Key Specs

Style Earbuds
Playback Time 5 hours
Case Charging 10 hours
5

Best for Travel

Noise Canceling Headphones 700

Bose

Now 21% off

Key Specs

Style Over-the-ear
Playback Time 20 hours
Case Charging N/A

Maggie Slepian is a full-time freelance writer in the outdoor industry and has tested gear professionally for almost ten years—she is an avid backpacker, trail runner, bikepacker, and horseback rider and has thru-hiked thousands of miles on the Appalachian, Colorado, and Ouachita trails, along with backcountry travel on terrain including coastal trails, the desert, and high alpine peaks.

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