Everyone knows the motivational benefits of listening to music while you exercise. Workout headphones are pieces of additional gear you that can help make your workouts more enjoyable. Most headphones and earbuds have design traits that make them particularly well-suited to keeping fit and make you comfortable.
In addition, workout headphones should be durable, offer reliable performance, have a decent battery, feature noise cancellation and hear-through or transparency modes. If they’re not fully waterproof, at least they need to be sweat-resistant for obvious reasons. Though a surprising number of people prefer wired headphones, workout headphones should be wireless to avoid a cable restricting your movements while doing exercise. However, if they are wired, the wire shouldn’t be too long to cause great inconvenience while working out.
Below are the best workout headphones on the market for your various workouts;
Jabra Elite Active 75t
This incredible headphone currently stands as the best workout headphone. It has an all-around performance that hits every mark. The Elite Active 75t has a nice design and decent battery life( 7.5 hours per charge,27 hours with charging case). Besides those, it also has an IPX rating (IP57) which means it’s waterproof, dust- and sweat-resistant. Though it appears small, it still offers great comfort and on-ear stability. With the Elite Active 75t, you’ll also enjoy the same vibrant audio associated with the Elite series, only this time the bass has been fine-tuned to achieve full, detailed sound. In addition, it also has active noise cancellation to block out ambient noise when exercising in rowdy environments.
The AirPods Pro is one of the best workout headphones, especially if you own an iPhone. It has water and sweat resistance that adds an extra layer of protection that the regular AirPods lack. The AirPods Pro has a noise cancellation feature that allows you to silence external sounds around you, whether on speed walks or in a gym. Besides noise cancellation, it even has a Transparency Mode for outdoor runners to hear their surroundings more clearly without pausing their music. In addition, it also features ear tips that make a big difference in comfort and sound quality.
The Amazfit Powerbuds is a cheap and smart workout earbud with tons of functionality. It has a PPG heart rate sensor that collects biometric data and a Zepp app with many activity tracking fields like calories burned, BMI, and step count. With a full charge, you get enough playtime of 8 hours, along with an impactful bass response to keep adrenaline levels high. However, the downside of this earbud is that it has a bulky side which may be a comfort issue for some users. However, considering the price, it’s a great buy.
Bose Sport Earbuds
This light and small earbud is a more work-friendly version of the popular QuietComfort Earbuds. It features Bluetooth 5.1 at the forefront, which increases wireless range and makes pairing easy. It also has IPX4 water resistance, and it comes with different ear-tips to fit many ear shapes. Most music lovers will appreciate the punchy bass and nice details delivered by the Bose Sport Earbuds though they’ll just need to keep their eyes on the battery levels since the buds and charging case don’t have much playtime (5 hours, 15 hours with charging case).
Beats Powerbeats 4
The Powerbeats 4 is a reasonably cheap and high-performance headphone similar to the more expensive Powerbeats Pro, excluding one or two features. This headphone connects instantly with all major Apple products, and the Beat app makes it easy to pair the app with Android devices too. It’s a good upgrade from the powerbeats 3, as it has an improved sound and call quality and sturdier aesthetics. Although it has a great battery life and it’s very comfortable, it has a wire connected to it which may be annoying to some users. Overall, it’s a good and functional device.
You may not think of Adidas’ brand name when discussing sports headphones, but the RPT-01 has a great design and packs some features that may interest you. This earbud has IPX4-rated water resistance protection, and it’s wrapped in a stylish and strong mesh fabric. You can even remove and wash the ear cushions and inner headband. RPT-01 has a decent sound quality, with its companion app featuring multiple EQ settings that are fine-tuned to select music genres and sound great. In addition, the cushioned pad of this headphone feels gentle on your ears and gives you maximum comfort during your workouts.