Powerbeats Pro and Jabra Elite 75t both get huge Prime Day deals. I love both

Yes, there are TWO actually good running headphones deals this Amazon Prime Day

Powerbeats Pro vs Jabra Elite 75t
(Image credit: Beats by Dr. Dre/Jabra)

If you're looking for running headphones or workout buds this Amazon Prime Day there's good news for you, particularly if you like the colour of moss. That's because the best fitness headphones overall are getting a large discount AND the best fitness headphones if you don't like big hooks over your ears are too. Beats Powerbeats Pro and Jabra Elite Active 75t aren't the youngest buds on the block but they're still the best – a bit like the Italian and German sides currently running things at Euro 2020

Why you should buy Beats by Dr. Dre Powerbeats Pro

Beats by Dr Dre Powerbeats Pro

(Image credit: Beats by Dr. Dre)

I don't have a still photo of it, but when Beats put out Powerbeats Pro, as well as Anthony Joshua, seen above, and GOAT Serena Williams, they used this video clip of the current Queen of Gymnasts, Simone Biles, vaulting and spinning through a short routine while a camera showed that her Powerbeats Pro. 

Well, I have personally recreated that move and I also found that my Powerbeats Pro stayed in my ear. Okay, no I haven't, but I have done a lot with my Powerbeats Pro and short of being put in a spin dryer I can't really imagine anything dislodging these beautifully engineered true wireless buds. They also happen to sound fantastic – nothing like the old bass-heavy Beats sound, and less synthetic than the buds from Beats' parent company Apple.

A quick look at the best Beats Powerbeats prices will show you that people are not keen on any of the non-black versions of the buds but these 'moss'-coloured ones on Amazon look great. Admittedly I'm colourblind, but I asked T3's fitness supremo Matt K, who can see properly, and he agreed that "I wouldn't mind that either; I think it's fine." So there you have it.

On the other hand… why you should buy Jabra Elite Active 75t

Jabra Elite Active 75t

(Image credit: Jabra)

Jabra doesn't have anything like the fancy marketing weaponry of Beats, but a few years ago it produced probably the best pure true wireless fitness buds, in the form of Jabra Elite Active 75t. Jaybird Vista 2 have probably overtaken them at this point – certainly they have on our best running headphones chart, but as of today, Elite Active 75t are a full £60 cheaper than them. 

Jabra doesn't like to talk about it, but they got their start making hearing aids. As such, they know a lot more about wireless communication and making buds stay in your ears than most headphone brands do. Elite Active 75t are incredibly compact and comfortable in your ears, yet they have long battery life and sound great, particularly with the type of energising music people like to listen to while working out. 

Thanks to a clever, textured coating on the casing, the Elite Active 75t can stand up to anything short of a Simone Biles floor routine. They're also more rugged and far more compact than the Powerbeats. 

So which to choose? Personally I prefer the Powerbeats Pro for their musicality but if you think they look a bit big and silly, Elite Active 75t should be your choice, at this price.

It's also worth considering Jabra Elite 75t. They're not specifically designed for exercise, these are less 'sticky' in your ear, because they are even more compact than the Active version, and lack the textured coating. However they are sweat-resistant (IPX4 rated, same as the Beats) and while I wouldn't recommend them for outdoor running or cycling, they're very unlikely to fall out during any gym or park activity I can think of.   

Here's the best Amazon Prime Day running headphones deals

Check the pricing widgets below if you're looking for the best deals outside of the UK…

Jabra Elite Active 75t | was £180 | Now £129 | Save £51 (opens in new tab)

Jabra Elite Active 75t | was £180 | Now £129 | Save £51 (opens in new tab)
Now at their lowest ever price, these are still one of the top 2 or 3 running headphones you can get. True wireless convenience with incredible comfort, near-total sticking power – thanks to a textured coating – and surprisingly good sound, including noise cancelling. At £129 Elite Active 75t are unmissable, although do read on…

Jabra Elite 75t | was £160 | Now £99 | Save £61 (opens in new tab)

Jabra Elite 75t | was £160 | Now £99 | Save £61 (opens in new tab)
Also at their lowest ever price, and under £100, these 2019-vintage true wireless headphones are well worth picking up. Although they lack the 'sticky' coating of the Active version and are less ruggedised, they are still IPX5 water resistant and can easily stand up to gym workouts. They're also very good sounding, everyday earbuds. If you're looking for gym buds rather than headphones for trail running, these could be a great choice for you.

Beats by Dr Dre Powerbeats Pro | was £220 | Now £125 | Save £95 (opens in new tab)

Beats by Dr Dre Powerbeats Pro | was £220 | Now £125 | Save £95 (opens in new tab)
Easily the best running and workout headphones I've used, Powerbeats Pro are still the T3 Award champion in their field. The black ones are obviously what people want as they are still at full price on Amazon even on Prime Day, but these Moss ones are similarly discreet and £95 less. 

More sales, more deals

Amazon Prime Day alternative sales – UK

  • Argos.co.uk  (opens in new tab)– cheap Lego, toys, phones and more
  • AO.com (opens in new tab)  (opens in new tab)– huge sale on electrical appliances
  • Currys.co.uk (opens in new tab)  (opens in new tab)– Epic deals! Up to 40% off 100s of items
  • Dell.co.uk (opens in new tab)  (opens in new tab)– big savings on laptops and desktop PCs
  • eBay.co.uk (opens in new tab)  (opens in new tab)– up to 70% off in the eBay Outlet
  • Very.co.uk (opens in new tab)  – deals on electricals, fashion and home
  • Lovehoney.co.uk (opens in new tab) – discounted sex toys and lingerie
  • Goldsmiths.co.uk (opens in new tab) – savings on watches and jewellery
  • John Lewis (opens in new tab) – great savings plus the John Lewis guarantee
  • Le Creuset (opens in new tab) – premium cookware gets tasty discounts
  • Nike (opens in new tab)  – new sneakers at sneaky low prices
  • ASOS (opens in new tab) – big savings on clothes
  • Schuh (opens in new tab) – save big on shoes, boots and trainers
  • The White Company (opens in new tab) – quality bedding at reduced prices
  • Simba (opens in new tab) – save big on mattresses and sleep bundles

Amazon Prime Day alternative sales – US

  • Best Buy (opens in new tab) – massive savings across every department
  • Dell.com (opens in new tab) – save big on notebooks, desktops, monitors and more
  • eBay.com (opens in new tab) – big discounts in the eBay Brand Outlet
  • Home Depot (opens in new tab) – save on Fall furniture, smart home devices and more
  • HP (opens in new tab) – save up to 30% on select products
  • Lowes (opens in new tab) – save up to $500 on select appliances
  • Lenovo (opens in new tab) – Semi-Annual Sale brings deep discounts to gaming laptops, student laptops and more
  • Microsoft (opens in new tab) – Surface and Xbox deals plus Microsoft Store Exclusives
  • Newegg (opens in new tab) – get your computer parts for less this October
  • Nordstrom (opens in new tab) – new markdowns, up to 40% off!
  • Target (opens in new tab) – Target Deal Days Sales Event takes on Amazon Prime Day
  • Walmart (opens in new tab) – Big Save Event from October 11 through October 15

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Duncan has been writing about tech for almost 15 years, during which time he has attended every event going, apart from Apple ones, as he mysteriously doesn't get invited to them. He has covered everything from smartphones to headphones, TV to AC and air fryers to the movies of James Bond and obscure anime. 

Duncan's current brief is everything to do with the home and kitchen, which is good because he is an excellent cook, if he says so himself. He also covers cycling and ebikes – like over-using italics, this is another passion of his. Duncan also edits T3's golf section because fuck it, someone has to. Dave Usher does all the real work on that bit, though. In his long and varied lifestyle-tech career he is one of the few people to have been a fitness editor despite being unfit and a cars editor for not one but two websites, despite being unable to drive. He also has about 400 vacuum cleaners, and is possibly the UK's leading expert on cordless vacuum cleaners, despite being decidedly messy. A cricket fan for over 30 years, he also recently become T3's cricket editor, writing about how to stream obscure T20 tournaments, and turning out some typically no-nonsense opinions on the world's top teams and players.

Before T3, Duncan was a music and film reviewer, worked for a magazine about gambling that employed a surprisingly large number of convicted criminals, and then a magazine called Bizarre that was essentially like a cross between Reddit and DeviantArt, before the invention of the internet. There was also a lengthy period where he essentially wrote all of T3 magazine every month for about 3 years. 

A broadcaster, raconteur and public speaker, Duncan used to be on telly loads, but an unfortunate incident put a stop to that, so he now largely contents himself with telling people, "I used to be on the TV, you know."