The Best Wireless Headphones For Working Out
A pair of tinny, jiggly earphones can put you off running for life. Rocky never had to stop and untangle wires, and neither should you. That’s why we’ve gathered eight of the very best work-out earphones on the market, all designed with optimal comfort and sound clarity in mind.
1| Vi Wireless
Why shell out for a personal trainer when you can just download an app? The free program that comes packed with Vi Wireless headphones is chock-full of adaptable fitness plans and, most importantly, won't bully you into doing hungover burpees on Clapham Common every Sunday.
2| Jabra Elite Active 65t
They don't come cheap, but regular runners swear by Elite 65t buds. Sweat-resistant and armed with a 15-hour battery life, Jabra's earphones don't budge during runs and even track your progress with a built-in accelerator. The audio settings are fully customisable, too.
3| Jaybird Tarah
Sweatproof and waterproof, these are ready for even the most biblical of downpours. They also come with a variety of ultra-soft and flexible earbud attachments so they're not liable to leap out while you're Steve Cram-ing it round the park, and you can set your own EQ levels on them.
4| Bose SoundSport
Redesigned StayHear+ Sport earbud tips mean these aren't going anywhere while you exercise, and the Bose Connect app makes flipping between different devices simple.
5| Soundcore Spirit Sports
These perform well above their price point, with a healthy eight-hour charge life and the promise that 15 minutes of charging will do you an hour's playback - handy if you're prone to sudden, spur-of-the-moment guilt-jogs.
6| Sennheiser Momentum Free
Sennheiser has considerable pedigree when it comes to high grade earphones, and this compact pair are no exception. They come with four different in-ear buds and are adjustable by 15-degrees to make sure you get the perfect fit.
7| Sony WI-SP500
One for the kind of low-level psychopath who likes to do a pre-dawn 10k while straightening things out with the Tokyo office, the Sony WI-SP500's built-in microphone makes it simple to take calls and boss your device's assistant around too. "300k," you bark as you sprint down Liverpool Street at 4.45am. "300k, or the deal is off."
8| Aftershokz Trekz Titanium
Instead of plugging your ear canal with plastic earbuds, the bond conduction tech in this lightweight set means you 'hear' vibrations through your cheekbones. That means you can hear the ambient noise around you, which is handy if you're running down dark back-roads and don't fancy being minced by a tractor. There's minimal sound leakage too.
9| Soda bGEM
If the utilitarian looks of most wireless workout-centric headphones are a bit too stark for you, try the smoother Soda bGEMs. They come in black, blue, or this fetching pink, and have three different earbud sizes so make sure they don't pop out.
10| Bose SoundSport
If you're absolutely unwilling to budge on the sound quality you expect while giving the rowing machine the thrashing of a lifetime, try the SoundSport. The battery life is slightly shorter than some on this list, but for a crystal clear listening experience, these take some beating.
This story originally appeared on Esquire.co.uk. Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.