If you’ve been looking for the best wireless headphones for your exercises and workouts, we can sympathize with your frustration. It’s surprisingly difficult to find headphones that actually fit your ears, stay on during a jog or rep, continue to stay in when you get sweaty, don’t literally shock you – and last more than a couple months without getting lost or shorting out. That’s a high price to pay for no tangled wires…which is why we dived in and found the best Bluetooth headphones for exercise that are worth your time.
Check out these best workout headphones and see what features these models include that truly benefit your exercise regimen: Even if you end up picking a different Bluetooth headphone option, you’ll at least learn what kind of options are out there, and what a good pair of gym headphones looks like!
Plantronics BackBeat Fit – $77
The BackBeat Fit has a durable, simple design that’s super easy to take on and off, and will last longer than many headphone models thrust into the workout world. The sound is surprisingly good for earbuds, but what you’ll probably appreciate most is the coating that protects the headphones against sweat and water. Battery life is around 8 hours, a common spec for these types of Bluetooth headphones. The main downside? While they were created to be flexible as possible, the headband and ear tips may not fit all people – a perennial Catch-22 of buying workout headphones.
JayBird X2 – $150
If you prefer the feel of more traditional earbuds, then the JayBird X2 may be the exercise headphones for you. The ear fit gets a big boost with a selection of memory foam ear tips and silicone tips, so you can find out which material works best for you. The audio was designed for listening to music while outdoors (even very noisy areas), and the battery lasts for around 8 hours. There’s also a lifetime sweatproof warranty if the earbuds decide to short out on you. Not many negatives are here, although the ear support/hooking is a little limited, so they may have a tendency to fall out over time.
Jabra Sport Pace – $92
If you have had trouble with ear fit in the past and distrust most earbuds, try out these Sport Pace Bluetooth headphones. They come with complete ear hooks and gel tips that are flexible enough to work for almost everyone. This is in addition to a sweeping variety of exercise features, including rain, sweat, shock and dust resistances, rapid charging right before workouts, reflective cables for night-time runs, and integration with the Sports Life app.