The Powerbeats Pro has been sporting our Editors’ Choice award since its release in 2019, and for good reason. So if you’re bored with your current headphones or need an upgrade, right now Amazon’s knocked $30 off the favorite Black, Navy, and Ivory Powerbeats options.
Too often, you have to choose between great sound quality, battery life, and a run-worthy fit when considering running headphones, but the Powerbeats Pro offer all of these top features. Upgrading to these tangle-free wireless headphones will now cost just $169 instead of the original price of $250 for a bunch of the other color options available.
High Impact Sports Bras Editors’ Choice award, the Powerbeats Pro, in our opinion, are among the best truly wireless headphones that a runner can buy. Not only is the sound quality exceptional, but the ear hooks also help keep them in place midrun. And of course, the nine-hour battery life will last beyond even the longest of long runs.
As you’d expect from Beats, these ’phones sound expansive despite being tiny. In our testing, we found that sweat may make the in-ear seal a little loose, but this allows for some ambient noise to come in to keep you aware of your surroundings. If you’re indecisive about getting truly wireless earbuds or models with ear hooks, keep in mind that the Powerbeats Pro’s hooks can bend for a better fit and won’t obstruct sunglasses or a hat.
All of these great features would be inconsequential unless your Bluetooth connection is solid, so we’re pleased to report that they also connect to iPhones in mere seconds. Once you open the case next to your phone, a pop-up will ask if you want to pair them. They’ll automatically connect with your Apple Watch, too.
Since the battery lasts for so long, you may not get in the habit of charging them frequently between runs. But this shouldn’t be a problem either, because just five minutes of charging in the case will give you 90 minutes of playback. The case is probably too bulky to carry with you while running, but it does hold an impressive extra 15 hours of battery life.
Many wireless headphones may still cost less than the Powerbeats Pro on sale, but we think its sweat- and water-resistance and huge battery in such a compact package is worthwhile for many runners. With all of these new color options available for 20 to 30 percent off the original price, you can even score a pair that’ll match your running shoes.