I like to listen to music or podcasts while I run. I’ve tried to switch to wireless headphones a few times, but it’s never worked out until now with iClever’s bluetooth sport ear buds.
Over the years, I’ve gone through innumerable sets of headphones trying to find something that works for my while running. The biggest problem has been finding something that’s comfortable for a long time and that doesn’t fall off easily. My favorite wired solution is actually one of the cheapest sets of headphones I’ve ever owned–the Philips Earhook Headphones. I currently have four pairs of these in rotation because I love them so much.
But they are wired, and I still occasionally get a hand caught in the wire and yank them off (ouch) or just get plain bothered with the wire on my neck or down my shirt. I’ve tried several kinds of Bluetooth sport headsets in the recent past, but they’ve always been too bulky, too uncomfortable, or both. So when iClever asked if I wanted to try out their lightweight Bluetooth sport headphones, I thought it was worth a shot.
Upon first opening the package, I was very nicely surprised to see how lightweight and compact the ear buds are. Despite having the electronics, battery, and full controls all built-in, they feel as lightweight as my very basic wired headphones. Included in the package are three differently sized ear tips (though the default size worked fine for me) along with two cord management clips, two stabilizers, and a micro USB cable for charging.
The design of these is so sleek that it took me a few seconds to find where the charging port was! The back of the right ear bud pops open to reveal the port. I plugged it in and patiently waited for the next morning to try them out though a full charge should only take about two hours. Pairing with my iPhone 6 was a cinch–hold the play/stop button down until the LED flashed and then select it on my phone.
The soft stabilizers are optional but, with them on, I found that the ear buds didn’t move around at all and made them very comfortable. After several runs, including a two-hour mountain trail run, the ear buds and stabilizers helped hold them firmly and comfortably in my ears. The sound quality was great, and I never had any connection problems between the headphones and my phone while running.
We have a winner, folks! I’m really happy with the iClever ear buds and will be using these when I run from now on unless it’s a really long race. The charge will last for about five hours of music playing. That should be more than enough for my normal usage, but won’t cut it for the Angels’ Staircase 35K I’m running this weekend. But that’s fine with me because, on a beautiful race like that, I probably won’t listen to anything but nature anyway.
In addition to being great Bluetooth headphones for running, the iClever headphones also have a microphone and full phone control for most devices. I don’t often talk on the phone, though, so I didn’t get a chance to try out the microphone functionality. All of the music playing controls worked perfectly with my iPhone 6, though.
If you’re looking for lightweight, comfortable, wireless headphones, look no further than the iClever IC-BTH01. There is actually a deal on Amazon for them right now where you can get them at 55% off to make them even more enticing!
Note: I received a pair of iClever headphones for review purposes but all thoughts and ideas above are my own.