Music is something one can enjoy anywhere they want. Today, more and more people are listening to music while performing their day-to-day task. Go out and take a walk on a busy street, you’ll notice how many people are walking with earphones/Headphones plugged in, enjoying music.
Manufacturers are spending a lot of time creating audio equipment that works well in almost all the environments. Today, we are going to talk about what headphones one should get when it comes sports and working out.
It has been proven time and again that listening to music while performing several tasks has the ability to enhance the performance. The case with listening to music while working out is pretty much the same, that’s why many athletes prefer listening to music while they work out. Sports earphones are constructed while keeping every aspect of sports in mind.
For instance, a sport earphone will obviously be sweat and dirt proof because these are some of the common aspects of any kind of sport or long, sweaty workout sessions.
Best Sports Headphones 2019:
We have rounded up 10 best sports earphones you can buy this year, the earphones are mostly wireless and offer great value for the price you’ll be paying for them. And the headphones/Earphones in this list are in no particular ranking order.
The first pair of wireless sports earphones are the Plantronics BackBeat Fit, for those who don’t know. We have had an amazing experience with Plantronics audio equipment and luckily, the BackBeat Fit doesn’t change our views about the company.
From the looks of it, BackBeat Fit look no less than a snazzy pair of earphones, thanks to their colour scheme. Yes, these headphones are wireless, but that shouldn’t come as a surprise as most of the sports headphones/earphones are usually wireless. They come with a sweat proof design that makes sure that even if you are working out in extreme, harsh conditions, the sweat doesn’t mess up with the earphones at all.
The earphones are relatively comfortable to wear and manage to stay in your ears; something that all sports headphones should have. There is a play/pause button on one earpiece and a call button on the other one. The sound quality also happens to be rather decent for the price you are paying.
Generally, the BackBeat Fit comes without any caveats, the earphones are everything one can ask for. If you want something good looking and something with a decent performance, the BackBeat Fit by Plantronics are your finest choice.
Jaybird is a quality name when it comes to wireless audio equipment. After the huge success of Jaybird X, the company released Jaybird X2, an upgraded model to the original one with some basic but useful tweaks here and there. They also made sure that the earphones come with better sweat proofing and have a better overall look and finish as compared to the original one.
The Jaybird X2 are probably one of the best sports earphones you can buy right now. They are both lightweight and rather comfortable, even for wearing them for longer time periods. With that said, the headphones also come with an improved battery time over the original ones. The carrying case also got an upgrade, showing company’s dedication towards its customers. The Jaybird X2 sound perfectly fine for wireless earphones.
The Jaybird X2 are certainly an improvement over the originals and offer some things that make them a worthy successor. The earphone are definitely one of the best and will give you a smooth, pleasant experience even when you’re working out.
Bose Freestyle Earbuds for Sports:
Who knew Bose would be creating a product as flashy as the Freestyle Earbuds?
But they did, and they did a good job at it. The Bose Freestyle Earbuds combine style and substance into one package. Unlike the previous offerings, these are fully wired IEMs with a design that will make people look at them without a doubt.
The in-ear monitors are comfortable to wear and stay in your ear regardless of your intense workout sessions. The earphones do come with an open design and has a nice amount of bass. Last but not the least, the wire contains an in-line microphone along with some controls that work on majority of devices including Apple’s iPhone.
Despite being a solid performer, the earphones have some issue. First and foremost, quite a lot of noise can come in through them, especially if you are in a busy environment. The available remote features work perfectly fine on iPhone, but sadly, Android and Windows Phone have a different story to tell as the experience isn’t that smoother.
The Bose Freestyle Earbuds are clearly built for people who prefer style over substance, while they are not bad sounding earphones, they simply might not satisfy the needs of some people.
Klipsch S4i Rugged In Ears for Workout:
The Klipsch S4i Rugged are the upgraded version of the ordinary S4i. In case you haven’t noticed, these earphones come with a rugged design that is built for people who are into sports and gyming. The Klipsch S4i Rugged earphones offer superior sound quality, sturdy built, and some really neat looks. Let’s find out more.
The wired earphones are available in 2 colour options; orange and blue. From the looks, they might not look enough but the S4i Rugged are top of their game in almost every factor. The headphones carry an impressive sound quality and the overall comfort happens to be really good. The earphones are, of course, wired and come in a nice looking carrying case. There is an in-line microphone built right into a wire that offers some buttons as well.
Despite being marketed as a universal product, the earphones don’t support many modern android devices when it comes to the volume buttons. This is a shame for someone who would prefer to buy a high end product only to find out that some of the features won’t be working for the Android.
If you can overcome that, then the S4i Rugged by Klipsch are probably one of the best looking audio products you can buy in the market right now.
Ordinarily, products by Beats by Dr. Dre are often looked down by the audiophiles for quite some reasons. One of the major reasons is the fact that they are overpriced and they don’t serve well for the price they come in. However, the company has improved a bit with the PowerBeats2 Wireless earphones that we are going to talk about.
These earphones carry the signature Beats design with red and black all over the place. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that these earphones do look amazing. But how do they perform?
For a wireless in-ear monitor, the PowerBeats2 perform relatively amazing in all the testing, the sound quality is one of the best we have seen. The earphones come in a nice carrying case and are completely sweat proof.
Thanks to their sports-esque design, you can wear them for longer periods of time without having to worry about discomfort or a loose fit. You also get a standard, 3 button inline microphone as well as a remote.
The PowerBeats2 Wireless are expensive to say the least, but they have enough firepower to keep any workaholic satisfied.
Although Audio-Technica is known for creating some of the most expensive audio equipment, today’s offering tells us a different story. The Audio-Technica ATH-CKP500 is probably the cheapest in-ear monitors we have talked about so far. Let’s find out how do they stand against the competition?
The ATH-CKP500 are rather comfortable for the given price and sound really amazing. One of the best thing about these earphones is that they are waterproof to an extent. This means that you can wash them after your intense workout session.
A lot of people might think of it as a gimmick but people actually prefer a clean pair of earphones more frequent than you can imagine. They come with 2 types of earbuds; the standard ones and the rugged ones that are used for sports. Comfort and sound on both were surprisingly good and we didn’t hear any issues.
The only downside of the ATH-CKP500 was the absence of an in-line microphone, but considering the price of these earphones, there isn’t a room left for complaining. They cost around 35 dollars at the time of writing.
Offering a rather comfortable fit and an amazing sound quality, these earphones are the best you can buy while being on a budget.
The next up on our list is iSport Intensity by Monster, the company is fairly new into the audio products have done a fine job of creating some of the best sounding products in a rather short time. The iSport Intensity are made specifically for runners who must have a source of hearing the outside noise specially the sound of traffic.
We chose this pair of headphones because of the amazing passive Noise cancelling abilities they offer.
The iSport Intensity are fully wired earphones that offer a tight and comfortable fit, people who run often will feel right at home as these earphones don’t fall off very easily. They have an open sound design that is preferred by people who like to listen to music while running as they let just the right amount of sound to come in.
The earphones also come with an in-line remote and microphone. Sadly, the in-line remote works better on the Apple devices as compared to the Android, if you can ignore that problem, the Monster iSport Intensity are one of the best sports earphones you can buy right now.
Although the name might sound funny to some, the Polk UltraFit 3000 means business when it comes to delivering everything a good sports earphone should. Let’s find out what the super affordable earphones have to offer.
First of all, the earphones have around the ear hooks that can bend rather easily. Unlike some of the earphone hooks, these are rather comfortable and won’t be irritating you much. Considering how these are sports earphones, they are completely sweat proof and very comfortable to wear for majority of the people.
For people who love to get freebies, you’ll be surprised by the amount of accessories you’ll get with the UltraFit 3000. The overall sound signature is pretty decent, keeping in mind that the sports earphones aren’t always created with the target of best sound signature in mind.
Although the general fit is great, if for some reason you fail to get the perfect fit, you will have issues with the overall quality of the bass as well as the general sound quality. The issue, luckily, is completely subjective and shouldn’t concern majority of users.
We have another member from Jaybird in our list, this time, it’s the Jaybird Gear BlueBuds X. The earphone are known to be rather decent with a great value for money. They’re wireless and ridiculously compact and lightweight.
The Jaybird Gear BlueBuds X comes in an impressively small footprint, they are impressive to look at and equally impressive when it comes to the sound. The overall construction is lightweight and wearing the earphones for a longer period of time is an absolute comfort. The earphones are sweat resistant and come with an in-line microphone that you can use for making calls.
The only real issue was the way the wire gets managed, it could have been a lot better but that shouldn’t hold us back from writing home about these otherwise amazing earphones from Jaybird.
The Jaybird Gear BlueBuds X are small, they sound impressive and are ridiculously comfortable. These things should be enough for anyone to look beyond their subjective flaws.
Bose SIE2/SIE2i – Earbuds for Intense Workout Sessions
The last sports earphones on our list are the Bose SIE2/SIE2i. Unlike some of the offerings in the list, these are wired and come with a really cool, colourful Sports design. Let’s find out why the Bose SIE2/SIE2i are such an amazing pair of earphones.
The SIE2/SIE2i are probably one of the most comfortable pair of earphones we have used. They are completely sweat proof and fit without any issues. They offer an open design that is preferred by runners who like to have a track of their surroundings. These earphones are designed to let just the right amount of sound in. Reebok has added a nice fitness armband that you can use to attach your music player to. The overall sound quality is really good with emphasis on bass.
The earphones can be pricey for some, and their open design lets the sound in. Which means that if you are looking for something that will go with your usual listening to music at home, these won’t cut it.
Some flaws exist in the otherwise amazing headphones that offer sweat proof and comfortable design with decent amounts of sound.
As compare to your usual headphones/earphones, picking up the sports earphones can be a bit tricky. There are a lot of different factors that combine into making the perfect sounding sports/Workout earphones.
Sound isn’t the only concern in this regard, comfort level and sweat proof design also plays a major role. While most sports earphones are already sweat-proof, not all are comfortable as they are supposed to be.
This list was created to cater the needs of everyone who is in the market in order to find the best sports earphones one can find. The earphones listed are both comfortable and have amazing values in almost all the factors that are needed for a good sports earphones. We hope this list helps you picking the best bacng for your buck. In case you think that there should be better alternatives in our list, feel free to let us know below in comments section.