The best sports headphones - reviewed

UPDATED: Supercharge your sweating session with sports headphones that’ll stay in your ears, soundtrack your workout and even give you a pep talk while they're at it

Gone are the days that you should settle for a pair of freebie buds to keep you motivated for a run, cycle or gym session.

The latest generation of actively-minded earphones have not only nailed-down the crucial task of staying in your ears and playing your tunes but they’ve stepped-up the tech on offer, too.

Whether you want to bin the wires with a pair of wireless in-ears for the gym or you want second-by-second heart rate monitoring, pace and distance read-outs for your Sunday morning run, the latest sports headphones can deliver the goods.

Additional testing and writing by Joe Cox and Andrew Williams