For most of us, exercise can sound very boring, but at the same time, it’s something that we know we need to do to remain healthy. There are ways to make exercise more interesting and fun, like working out with a buddy or joining a class, but if neither of those options are available to you, music is always a very good alternative.
This is because choosing the right music can help get you into the zone where you can tune out your surroundings and just focus on the workout. While any old pair of earphones will get the job done, here are the 5 best Bluetooth earphones that we have found that we think could take your workouts to the next level.
The newest entry to this category is the Beats Powerbeats Pro. While this product has only been on the market for a little over a week, the Powerbeats Pro are seemingly the most sought-after fitness earbuds on the market due to their incredible fit and battery life. Beats has equipped their latest true wireless earbuds with an incredibly comfortable ear hook which ensures that they stay in place during the most intense workouts. On top of that, the Beats Powerbeat Pro feature class-leading 9 hours of music playback on a single charge with a total of 24 hours when accounting for the extra charge time provided by the case.
At $250, these fitness earbuds are along the most expensive on our list, but it seems the price isn’t too much to keep buys away.
- Price: $249.95
- Rating: 4/5 (27 reviews)
It’s hard to not think of Jaybird when you think of earphones for working out. While not necessarily a brand that audiophiles might flock to, the company has established a pretty solid reputation for creating wireless earphones designed for use during a workout. The use of the wingtips will also help provide a more secure fit when you’re running.
It is also IPX7 rated which means that it is water-resistant up to a certain degree, but basically, you should not run into any issues if you sweat on it or if you wipe it down with a wet cloth. It is currently priced starting at $85.
- Price: $85.00
- Rating: 3.2/5 (22 reviews)
Under Armour is a respected brand in the fitness community, but it’s just now getting its feet wet with fitness-centric wireless earbuds. The Under Armour True Wireless Flash are build by JBL, delivering rich bass and smooth highs for exceptional audio while on your workout. The earbuds are also light and comfortable and stay in place with the included ear fins. You only get 5 hours of music playback on a single charge, but the sleek case delivers an extra to hours of battery life. The earbuds are IPX7 Sweat & Waterproof and also include JBL’s Bionic Hearing technology which allows ambient sound to pass through thanks to the external mic so that you can be aware of your surroundings while listening to music in public or carry on a conversation while listening to music in the gym.
- Price: $169.95
- Rating: 3.9/5 (3 reviews)
Similar to Jaybird, Jabra is also another brand that comes to mind when considering earphones designed for workouts. The Jabra Elite Active 65t are a pair of true wireless earbuds, meaning that if you hate the idea of the cable or band touching the back of your neck or the sides of your face while you work out, then these might be worth your consideration.
The earbuds have an IP56 rating which means that it isn’t quite as waterproof as some of the other options out there, but it should still be water-resistant enough to withstand sweat. There are multiple tips included which means that you should be able to find a size that fits your ear securely. There is also an accompanying app that lets you adjust the sound, and with a 5 hour battery life (and an additional 10 hours with its charging case), the Jabra Elite Active 65t should last you several workouts. It is currently priced at $190.
- Price: $189.99
- Rating: 3.6/5 (2,600+ reviews)
One of the problems that some users face when using earbuds is finding the right fit. For the most part, this isn’t really an issue, but for some, the opening in their ears is either too big or too small to find the right fit. This is a problem that AfterShokz has solved with its Trekz Air earphones.
This is because unlike other earphones, the Trekz Air relies on bone conductivity. This means that the earphones are worn sitting just outside of the ear, and uses vibrations and bone conductivity to help the user listen to their songs. AfterShokz claims that the Trekz Air can last 6 hours on a single charge and is also IP55 rated. It is priced starting at $132.
- Price: $132.99
- Rating: 4.3/5 (600+ reviews)
Bose is known for creating earphones that are stylish and sound good, and the Bose SoundSport Wireless is no exception. These are a stylishly-designed pair of earphones where you could use them on a day-to-day basis and no one would think to look twice. It has an IPX4 rating which makes it sweat-resistant and also promises about 6 hours of battery life on a single charge.
What’s interesting about these earphones is that they also come with Tile’s Bluetooth tracking feature built into it. This means that in the event you misplace them, you can use the Tile app on your phone to track it down, assuming that it is within the vicinity. The earphones are a little heavy due to all of its innards stuffed inside each earbud, but the upside is that it means that when you run, the cable won’t be bumping against your neck too badly. They are currently priced at $129.
- Price: $129.99
- Rating: 3.7/5 (5,00+ reviews)
The Bose SoundSport Free earbuds aren’t exactly stylish, but their sporty design is a perfect fit for what they are intended for. The earbuds offer incredible audio quality and the tips and fins isolate ambient noise and ensure the earbuds won’t budge during an intense workout. With the Bose SoundSport Free you also get IPX4 water resistance and 5-hours of music playback on a single charge while the included case can charge the earbuds two additional times. Bose was also able to include earbud tracking which shows you where and when the earbuds were last connected to your phone with the included app.
- Price: $199.99
- Rating: 3.7/5 (2,500+ reviews)
If you’re unwilling to spend too much money on a pair of earphones for your workout, then perhaps Anker’s SoundBuds Curve could be of interest to you. The earphones feature a design that will hook over your ears, meaning that it will stay on securely even while you’re running or doing other vigorous activities.
Anker is also boasting that the earphones are capable of lasting a good 14 hours on a single charge, so you don’t need to worry about them running out of juice mid-workout. The company also claims that the earphones feature a hydrophobic nano-coating that will help prevent rain or sweat from getting into the earphones and damaging them. They are priced at $27.
- Price: $27.99
- Rating: 3.9/5 (3,700+ reviews)