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Top 10 Best Wireless Headphones For Walking 

Have you ever suffered from an irritating headphone problem when taking a walk outside?

By: Alexander Malamud date 06 / 09, 2020
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Have you ever suffered from an irritating headphone problem when taking a walk outside? It is a nightmare especially when you were looking forward to a day out.

Yes, we get it - it's annoying not to be able to listen to your favorite tunes. Usually, the common issues are tangled wires or only one earpiece works. Luckily, we're here to help you out. First, we'll tell you what makes a wireless headphone for walking a good one by simply naming some pointers you should consider. Second, we'll offer our list of the best 'walking headphones' based on our expertise at Treblab. Finally, you'll end up with a clear understanding of what your next purchase should be. Let's get started.

What to Consider When Choosing Earphones for Walking

Choosing true walking earphones shouldn’t be a trouble. However, you need a few pointers to get the best earphones out there. Here they are:

  1. Earphones quality
  2. Fitting and not overlapping on your ear
  3. With cables or wireless headphones
  4. Intended walking area (park, street)
  5. Type of content (podcast, audiobook, music)
  6. Place of your media storage
  7. Where you’re headed
  8. Budget-friendly or great money vs value ratio

Now, take a look at a comprehensive review of the best wireless headphones for walking outside. They are going to serve all your outdoor purposes and ensure that you keep on enjoying either your favorite eBook, podcast, or music on the go.

Best Overall
HEADPHONES
Treblab xFit
3.9 out of 5
POSITIVES
  • 25H of playtime
  • Voice assistants including Amazon Alexa
  • IPX6 water-resistant and sweatproof
  • Compact size
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Built-in mic
  • Compact size
  • Fast charging
  • Passive noise cancelation
  • Comfortable
  • Pair multiple devices instantly
NEGATIVES
  • no separate controls
  • available in one color only
BOTTOMLINE

Best Overall for walking

HEADPHONES
AfterShokz Trekz Titanium Headphones
4.5 out of 5
POSITIVES
  • 6H of uptime
  • Standby time 10 days
  • Multipoint pairing
  • IP55 sweatproof
  • All-weather usage
  • Dual noise cancellation
  • PremiumPitch+
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • LeakSlayer technology
NEGATIVES
  • Uncomfortable for small ears
  • Time-consuming putting them on
BOTTOMLINE
Best with regard to ear protection
HEADPHONES
JLab Retro Headphones
4.3 out of 5
POSITIVES
  • Retro feel
  • 12H of playtime
  • Ability to customize sound
  • Voice assistants including Amazon Alexa
  • Flexible headband
  • EQ3 Soundh
NEGATIVES
  • Barely cover ears
BOTTOMLINE
Best for longevity playtime
HEADPHONES
Plantronics Backbeat Fit 3100 In-ear Running Earbuds
3.8 out of 5
POSITIVES
  • Reliable all-weather use
  • IP57 waterproof
  • 15H of playtime
  • Cozy
  • Sound customization
NEGATIVES
  • Costly
  • Must set the left earbud
BOTTOMLINE
Best for environment awareness
HEADPHONES
SENSO Earphones
4.1 out of 5
POSITIVES
  • HD sound
  • Up to 8 hours of battery life
  • Perfect fit
  • Hands-free control of music and calls
NEGATIVES
  • Disconnection issues
BOTTOMLINE
Best for running outside
HEADPHONES
JayBird X3 Headphones
3.5 out of 5
POSITIVES
  • Perfect fit
  • Sweatproof
  • Long battery life
  • Operates in extreme temperatures
  • Personalized sound option
  • Lightweighth
NEGATIVES
  • Tiny
  • Costly
BOTTOMLINE
Best durability
HEADPHONES
Samsung U Flex Headphone
4.3 out of 5
POSITIVES
  • Flexible and foldable
  • Best crystal clear sounds
  • Ability to troubleshoot sound issues
NEGATIVES
  • Costly
  • The strap can be hazardous
BOTTOMLINE
Best sound
HEADPHONES
66 Audio Pro Voice Headphones
3.4 out of 5
POSITIVES
  • Comfy on the ears
  • 40H of battery life
  • Sublime design for the ears
  • Exquisite sound quality
  • Lightweight
  • 125 ft range
  • Built-in Amazon Alexa
NEGATIVES
  • Connection problems
  • Battery issues
BOTTOMLINE
Best range
HEADPHONES
Urbanears Hellas Headphones
3.7 out of 5
POSITIVES
  • Fits perfectly
  • 14H of playtime
  • Both the ear cushions and headband are washable
NEGATIVES
  • Costly
BOTTOMLINE
OBest interface
HEADPHONES
Jabra Elite Active 65t Earbuds
4.1 out of 5
POSITIVES
  • Amazon Alexa built-in
  • Fits securely
  • Jabra sound+ app for personalized sound
  • 4-mic technology
  • Fast charging
  • Noise protection from the wind
  • Pair multiple devices
NEGATIVES
  • Extremely costly
  • Varying earbud weights
BOTTOMLINE
Best fast charging

Treblabs XFIT Great In-ear Earbuds

Treblab XFIT - Best Overall for Walking

Dimensions: 1.02 x 0.64 x 0.61 in; 3.8g

  • Boxed weight: 4 ounces
  • Battery longevity: 25 hours
  • Signal range: 33ft or 10m
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0
  • Smart Voice Assistant for Siri, Google Assistant, and Amazon Alexa

These by far are the best wireless headphones that we’ve come to test. They are delightful in the ears. Not only are they super lightweight and great, but they also have a 33f/10m connection range with Bluetooth 5.0. The earbuds come with a true charging case carrying 550mAh worth of juice.

They come with a built-in mic for voice control of Siri and Google Assistant. Noise-canceling is also provided with passive noise isolation. Armed with a single multifunction button, you’re able to control your phone and music.

These true earphones for walking dazzled us during our review. What made us come to this conclusion was a 25-hour increased playtime thanks to the charging case, of course. We think it has the best battery life and they are very comfortable. Although it's great for walking, you can also use them for running. 

Read more about TREBLAB xFit

Pros

  • 25h of playtime
  • Voice assistants including Amazon Alexa
  • IPX6 water-resistant and sweatproof 
  • Compact size
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Built-in mic
  • Passive noise cancelation 
  • Compact size
  • Comfortable 
  • Fast charging
  • Pair multiple devices instantly

Cons

  • No problems noted

Read more about TREBLAB xFit

AfterShokz Trekz Titanium Headphones LeakSlayer Technology
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AfterShokz Trekz Titanium Headphones LeakSlayer Technology

  • Dimensions: 13.2x16x5.6cm; 59g
  • Boxed weight: 295g
  • Battery longevity: 6 hours
  • Signal range: 33ft or 10m
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.1

One thing that stands out with these true wireless earphones during our review is the bone conduction technology. Meaning you listen to music not through your ears but cheeks. It's lightweight with just 59g and designed for those who enjoy spending time outdoors.

It’s also IP55, meaning it's protected from sweat. The connection radius is 33ft/10m. With the wireless earphones, you get a 4.1 Bluetooth connection. Multiple pairing is allowed on these headphones. With the battery life, you get 6 hours of nonstop music and calls.

LeakSlayer technology prevents any loss of natural sounds. Sound-wise, they deliver premium quality sound and bass thanks to PremiumPitch+. To ensure you have the thrill of listening, they feature dual noise cancellation built-in. 

Pros

  • 6H of uptime
  • Standby time 10 days
  • Multipoint pairing
  • IP55 sweatproof
  • All-weather usage
  • Dual noise cancellation
  • PremiumPitch+ 
  • LeakSlayer technology

Cons

  • Uncomfortable for small ears
  • Time-consuming putting them on

JLab Retro Headphones
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JLab Retro Headphones

  • Dimensions: 16.6x21.6x4.1cm; 118g
  • Boxed weight: 127g
  • Battery longevity: 12 hours
  • Signal range: 33ft or 10m
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.2
  • Smart Voice Assistant for Siri, Google Assistant, and Amazon Alexa

With these wireless headphones, you get 12 hours of playtime from this retro product. Not only is it the most affordable we found in the market but you can play audio and take calls with ease.

Its lightweight design makes it favorable for outdoor use. Speaking of retro, you’ve got headphones with an adjustable headband. For your tunes, all the buttons are in place. Calls in and out are easily processed. There are also Siri, Google Assistant, and Alexa support voice prompt.

Pros

  • Retro feel
  • 12H of playtime
  • Ability to customize sound
  • Voice assistants including Amazon Alexa
  • Flexible headband
  • EQ3 Sound

Cons

  • Barely cover the ears
  • Heavy

Plantronics Backbeat Fit 3100 In-ear Running Earbuds
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Plantronics Backbeat Fit 3100 In-ear Running Earbuds

  • Dimensions: 11.2x16.2x4.6cm; 22.7g
  • Boxed weight: 318g
  • Battery longevity: 5 hours + 10 hours with charging case
  • Signal range: 33ft or 10m
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0

If you’re into running or simply walking for health matters, then these wireless earphones will come in handy. For a hefty price, you get a walking headphone that’s resistant to sweat and water (IP57) with a charging case. It's lightweight with 22.7g but when packed can seem bulky.

What made us review this model? That was the ability to hear sounds in the environment. They also fit perfectly and are comfortable and stable. With one hour of charging, you get 5 hours of listening time.

Sound-wise, they also provide a custom option through the BackBeat app for both iOS and Android.

Pros

  • Reliable all-weather use
  • IP57 waterproof
  • 15H of playtime
  • Cozy
  • Sound customization
  • Bluetooth 5.0

Cons

  • Costly
  • Must set the left earbud

SENSO Headphones
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SENSO Headphones

  • Dimensions: 4.9 x 4.7 x 1.3 in; 0.16 in
  • Boxed weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Battery longevity: 8 hours
  • Signal range: 30ft or 9m
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.1

With the following headphones wireless device, you get a 10-day standby time and 8-hour playtime. There is a 30ft connection setup with Bluetooth 4.1 in the wireless earphones. Sweatproof protection is provided thanks to a IPX7 rating.

Charging is provided through MicroUSB. We found out that when you wear these headphones, they fit nicely. Call control is provided with a hands-free option for your melodies.

Sound-wise, they deliver awesome HD quality.

Pros

  • HD sound
  • Up to 8 hours of battery life
  • Perfect fit
  • Hands-free control for music and calls

Cons

  • Disconnection issues

JayBird X3 Headphones
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JayBird X3 Headphones

  • Dimensions: 21.5 x 0.5 x 0.9 in; 0.48 ounces
  • Boxed weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Battery longevity: 8 hours
  • Signal range: 30ft or 9m
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.1 Multipoint

We were drawn by just how tiny these wireless earphones are with 0.48 ounces. We'd rather say that they are hard to find. They are a good fit for intense exercise and running as they fit great. This is thanks to the locking silicon ear fins.

For an extreme workout, it’s got lovely durability. You don’t need to worry about getting them wet. The battery life is equally impressive with 8 hours of continuous play. They are tough wireless Bluetooth headphones for walking.

Sound-wise, they deliver custom quality from My Sound app that lets you save your various tunes.

Pros

  • Perfect fit
  • Sweatproof
  • Long battery life
  • Operates in extreme temperatures
  • Personalized sound option
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Tiny
  • Costly

Samsung U Flex Headphones
(a source www.samsung.com)

Samsung U Flex Headphones

  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 6.5 in; 12.8 ounces
  • Boxed weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Battery longevity: 9 hours
  • Signal range: 30ft or 9m
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.2 Multipoint
  • Standby: 250H

Its flexible construction makes these in-ear wireless earphones unique. Connectivity is through a 3.5mm head connector. The range of its Bluetooth 4.2 is 0.36 inches. They’ve got a hefty price tag though.

Sound-wise, the U Flex deliver the clearest sound during calls and while listening to songs. They are excellent for fitness.

Pros

  • Flexible and foldable
  • Best crystal clear sounds
  • Ability to troubleshoot sound issues

Cons

  • Costly
  • The strap can be hazardous

66 Audio Pro Voice Headphones
(a source www.66audio.com)

66 Audio Pro Voice Headphones

  • Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 6.5 in; 12.8 ounces
  • Boxed weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Battery longevity: 9 hours
  • Signal range: 125 ft
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.2 
  • Built-in Amazon Alexa
  • Motion control app with premium equalizer

According to our review, these wireless headphones are lightweight and soft around the edges. They are made keeping in mind the comfort for the ears. They give a massaging feeling. Besides, they perfectly fit in your ears thanks to secure fit technology.

The headphones feature the range of 125 ft with a Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity, with built-in Amazon Alexa voice control. You can pair iOS and Android devices. In our review, we found out that there might be the issues with the battery due to the given great range. It was frustrating when it never lasted as documented.

Pros

  • Comfortable on the ears
  • 40H of battery life
  • Sublime design for the ears
  • Exquisite sound quality
  • Lightweight
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Pair iOS and Android 
  • 125 ft range
  • Built-in Amazon Alexa
  • Adaptive Echo noise cancellation

Cons

  • Connection problems
  • Battery issues

Urbanears Hellas Headphones
(a source www.urbanears.com)

Urbanears Hellas Headphones

  • Dimensions: 5.9 x 3 x 6.5 in; 4.5 ounces
  • Boxed weight: 10.6 ounces
  • Battery longevity: 14 hours
  • Signal range: 30 ft or 9 m
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.2 

The first look at these on-ear headphones during our review impressed us. However, though, the price tag’s hefty. They fit perfectly once put on.

The strong connectivity gives 14 hours of playback to these over-ear headphones.

Sound-wise, they are normal headphones for walking around.

Unique features: Swipe interface for both calls and music, washable headband and ear cushions

Pros

  • Fits perfectly
  • 14H of playtime
  • Both the ear cushions and a headband are washable

Cons 

  • Costly 

Jabra Elite Active 65t Earbuds
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Jabra Elite Active 65t Earbuds

  • Dimensions: 1.1 x 1.2 x 0.9 in; 11.2 ounces
  • Boxed weight: 11.4 ounces
  • Battery longevity: 5 hours
  • Signal range: 33ft or 10m
  • Connectivity: Bluetooth 5.0
  • 4-mic technology, voice command Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant

Finally, here are in-ear Alexa built-in wireless headphones. They do provide you with a great deal thanks to its hefty price. These are for someone active and looking for a thrill while walking or running. The headset fit perfectly and is comfortable.

They are true wireless headphones for walking that with a single charge give 5 playtime hours. The charging is super-fast. The 4-mic technology they come with makes communication between devices seamless.

Voice control is enabled for Amazon Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant in these earphones. Don’t worry about it breaking down as they are dust and waterproof. Another thing which is worth noting is there's no drop in audio. Why? Because of true wireless stability.

Sound-wise, they also offer customizable options available via JabraSound+ app.

Pros

  • Amazon Alexa built-in
  • Fits securely
  • Jabra Sound+ app for personalized sound
  • 4-mic wireless technology
  • Fast charging earbuds
  • Pair multiple devices

Cons 

  • Extremely costly
  • Varying earbud weights

Bottom line

Walking with headphones is safe as long as you take precautionary measures when out. When it comes to choosing the best headphones for walking outside, connectivity and comfortability matter.

During our review of the best headphones, TREBLAB stood out from the crowd. The simplicity and functionality were great and impressive. You'll miss out if you don’t check out their great headphone and earphone collections.

FAQ

As you are aware, knowledge is power. However, what if you don’t know? You’ll need to ask a question. There are three common questions asked about on-ear devices which we’ll provide answers to. They are:

Are there any benefits of listening to music while walking?

Yes. However, before telling the benefits, you need to know how to wear earphones while walking correctly. It’s something that's been overlooked by many but it is important. So, make sure you wear them correctly. As for the benefits, you'll get:

  1. Total relaxation
  2. Enhanced creativity levels
  3. Improved overall wellbeing

What are the dangers of listening to music while walking?

The dangers are accidental collisions, hearing problems, damage to property, and even risk of life if there's no situational awareness at all. It's important to be always aware when you have an audio earpiece on. According to a study published by injury prevention journal, the number of headset deaths is on the rise. Be aware and never put your life or others in danger.

Is it safe to walk with earphones in?

Usually, it is safe to wear wireless earbuds for walking and be fully immersed into music. Yet, always make sure you are aware of your surroundings when you have an on-ear or in-ear earpiece.

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