Music is a universal language. It is something everyone understands and appreciate on some level. And it’s universal because it speaks to the soul, the very place where you get that extra bit of energy to push a little harder. And while music can serve as a great motivator while running, it can also put you in a better mood. In fact, it will help to keep your head in the game and avoid possible distractions. As every runner knows, if you want to evolve and develop, you need to push yourself. But you won’t be able to push yourself if you don’t concentrate on what you are doing.
Using Wireless Headphones
It is natural to go with headphones that don’t come with any wires or cables, which can possibly irritate and interfere with your run. Instead, wireless headphones make use of transmitters and receivers. They work with a signal that can function within a certain distance, and you have many options in terms of design. For example, you can opt for a noise-cancellation pair or something else that fits more to your taste.
In fact, you are exposed to an array of wireless options, which can be broken down into categories of their own, such as those discussed next. However, there are some technical drawbacks that might occur with lesser-quality models, so pay attention.
Starting with the in-ear headphones, these are great for runners who want to block out as much external noise while getting quality sounding music. Many find they fit better, especially while running, and they are a little more discreet if don’t want to call attention to your ears.
You are also at liberty to choose between wireless and Bluetooth sets. Or, alternatively, you can go with a traditional pair that makes use of wire. The latter choice has its share of benefits, and one of them is that no charging is necessary.
It should be noted that the sound quality for in-ear headphones have increased significantly, although they are still not as high-quality as over-ear headphones for obvious reasons.
As you may have guessed, over-ear headphones are for runners who like a different type of fit. In fact, these are headphones that typically don’t come in discreet designs. Expect to see much bigger speakers and a strong (but flexible) frame to hold them to your ears. Many runners find them much more comfortable, but there is something more important at play here.
The sound from an over-ear pair of headphones is much better, in addition to the noise-cancellation properties. So, if you don’t really care about using headphones discreetly, and you are neurotic about the sound quality, this is probably the type of headphone design you want to go with. Just make sure it stays in place while running.
Just like with in-ear headphones, different models are going to be available. Go wireless or Bluetooth, or keep things retro with conventional cables. The choice is all yours.
Seeing as all the headphones mentioned in this article can come with a Bluetooth feature, it is understandable why they are so incredibly popular. For starters, you can choose between an array of designs according to your personal taste, there are no wires involved, and all you require is a Bluetooth connection to run with your favourite music.
Of course, even these models might have some challenges, like pairing issues between different devices, but these problems are few and far between. For the most part, runners love the Bluetooth option, because it also seems to be a little more stable than the wireless option.