Review: These headphones use the most advanced technology on the market right now. Rather than sitting inside your ear canal, they rest just in front of your ear and send the sound waves through your cheekbones to your ears.
This means that your ears are still free to hear outside sounds such as traffic and other people which is a huge safety bonus for running.
As they sit in front of your ears rather than inside, they are comfortable for any sized ears.
The quality of the sound is excellent, they don’t fall out off when you run, and there are no annoying wires to worry about.
Allows you to hear surrounding noise at the same time as your music.
Other people can’t hear what you’re listening to despite not having earbuds.
Extremely lightweight and comfortable for long periods of time.
If you’re somewhere where you don’t want to hear background noise, like a plane, you can wear them with ear plugs and still hear your music!
Vibrate a little when the volume is up or bass is heavy.
If you can afford the price tag, these are likely to be the best running headphones for small ears.
Sony Extra Bass Bluetooth Headphones - Premium Choice
Review: These earbuds are actually designed for musicians due to their superior sound quality. Specifically, they are “designed for the stage, built for the road”.
But, they have a snug, secure fit and a sweat resistant design that makes them ideal for runners.
So, if you’re a musician and a runner, these may be the earbuds for you!
Replaceable, detachable cables means durability is not an issue.
Very good value for money.
Comes with Comply memory foam ear tips and 6 different sized silicone earbuds.
Incredible sound quality.
Not everyone loves the over-ear design of the cable.
They are perhaps a little too good at blocking out background noise which could be an issue for road runners.
If sound quality is your main priority, these are the headphones for you.
Monster iSport Intensity In–Ear Headphones
Review: These headphones are well designed for runners.
They are water resistant so will handle running in the rain, they don’t fall out when you tug on them accidentally and they allow you to maintain a bit of contact with your surroundings, not blocking out noise completely.
Swivelling OmniTip for increased comfort come in multiple sizes.
Excellent sound quality while still being able to hear background noise.
Not cordless, no Bluetooth options.
These are a great pair of headphones if you run on the road and need to be able to hear traffic. They are definitely some of the best running earbuds for small ears 2021.
Review: These are easily some of the best bluetooth earbuds for small ears. The X4s are upgraded from the X3s, now being more sport specific with secure fitting wing tips, increased waterproofing and a cable cinch for a more customized fit around your head.
IPX7 waterproof rating.
8 hours of battery life.
Secure fit to cope with running.
Can be reversed to suit left or right handed runners, with the left handed option having the wire over the ear. Left and right wing tips are removable so can be switched.
Comes with both silicone earbuds and a Comply foam option so you can choose the amount of noise isolation you require.
Some users have had problems getting them to hold their charge.
These are top of the line headphones with a secure fit and excellent waterproofing that you can rely on for running.
Review: Similar to the Monster iSports above but with a much higher price tag, these corded headphones are designed to be comfortable, stay secure while running, and deliver top quality audio while still letting you hear enough ambient noise to stay safe.
They don’t completely block out ambient noise so safe for road running.
Comes with 3 different sized wing tips and earbuds.
Excellent sound quality.
Sweat and weather resistant.
Stay secure in your ears while running.
Some durability issues.
A little pricey for what you get.
These headphones are some of the best on the market in terms of sound quality, but their durability and overall performance perhaps don’t quite justify their high price tag.
That concludes this list of the best running headphones for small ears.
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this article and that you now feel inspired to go for a run with some cool beats to keep you motivated – I do!
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