Whether you’re an Olympic gold medalist or an 8:00 a.m. jogger, there is no doubt that blasting your iPod during a workout can get your blood pumping and your feet moving. Seems pretty glamorous, right? Well, not always. It's an unfortunate truth that exercise can create friction between yourself and your headphones. Maybe they fall out when you reach certain speeds, perhaps they rub against your ear the wrong way when you break a sweat or maybe they are just so ugly you would rather go music-less than suffer the embarrassment of wearing them at the gym. Whatever the case may be, Girls Gone Sporty is here to help. We have collected the top 11 best exercise headphones to wear during a workout. Comfortable, stylish and efficient, these gym-friendly, paramount picks will dazzle you with their all-around perfection.
From biking to boarding, iSport Immersion In-ear Headphones won't fall out and leave you behind. With their revolutionary SportClip design, these top-of-the-line headphones provide you with a comfortable and secure fit. Plus, they won't interfere with helmets, glasses or goggles. The Pro Sound Isolating Eartips ensure a tight seal to block out water and leave that deep, pulse-pounding sound so you can always focus on winning. Their advanced in-ear speakers and MicroStrand Conductors transform music into pure audio adrenaline. Sweat-proof and washable, you simply can’t go wrong. And did we mention they have a tangle-free chord? Well, they do. Their patented flat cable design enables you to move any way you want without the worry of a tangled mess.
Not only do these fantastic headphones feature every quality that makes them great for the gym, they are quite stylish. Coming in yellow, blue or black, there is an iSport Immersion pair for everybody!
Ever wish you didn’t have to deal with the annoying chord from your headphones that seems to get in the way of just about everything? Well, sometimes wishes do come true. The cordless, Bluetooth Jaybird Sportsband are comfortable, worry-free and bring the amazing sound of a stereo right to your eardrums. Their sleek, retro design makes them look great and their firm fit means they stay in place during even the most rigorous of workouts. They come in a range of colors: Red, Black, Blue and Green.
Just like the Jaybird, these wireless headphones make a great choice for the gym. The Plantronics Backbeat 903+ are in-ear headphones with a headband to keep them in place. They isolate all the hectic noise of a rowdy gym to ensure that what gets through into your ears is nothing but your favorite jams. They also have a wrap-around clip for your ears that guarantee a tight fit in place.
The company Sennheiser makes consistently good audio devices, and the CX 680 Earfin Sports Earbuds are definitely the cream of the crop. They're sweat- and water-resistant, offer excellent audio performance, and stay in place during the most intense workouts. Not to mention, they are quite attractive. This pick will not leave you disappointed.
The earHero Pro headphones are truly unique among the headphones being offered today. Designed by audiologists, these headphones actually have a tiny speaker that sits inside your ear canal, giving you excellent sound. The earHero Pro headphones are nearly invisible in your ears which means they are also incredibly lightweight, comfortable and can be worn for hours.
If you’re the person whose headphones simply will not stay in your ear, the Yurbuds Ironman Focus PRO earphones might be a good choice for you. Designed by a marathoner and a triathlete, they use a special twist-and-lock mechanism to help achieve a comfortable fit. The behind-the-ear loop helps them stay put in every situation. These earbuds are water-resistant and sweat proof and the three-button control and dry mic technology allows you to take phone calls easily and conveniently when hooked into your phone. Great sound quality and a very reasonable price make these an excellent all-around choice.
It's easy to hear ambient noises with the AfterShokz headphones. That's because these headphones sit in front of your ears, not on or in them. Instead of sound waves traveling the usual way through the ear, small conductors send music through facial bones into your inner ear. The resulting sound is clear and crisp. These stylish, sleek headphones are comfortable and dependable when it comes to breaking a sweat.
The Koss KSC-75 packs a stunning sound into a tiny clip-on package. They are also very comfortable over long periods of time and quite durable. The sound is very forward and in-your-face which goes well with upbeat music.. perfect for the gym! These clip-on headphones will always stay in place and deliver top-notch quality music to you during your gym experience, all at a very affordable price!
The Sport-Fi S6 is not just an earphone, it's a music workout bundle! The “modular” cable system allows you to cut down excess cable length, and with your purchase of headphones, an armband is included to fit most iPods and MP3 players. The red/black paint job is also vibrant and noticeably stylish. This pick provides you with an extra-secure fit and sound quality that will leave your fellow gym members desperate for their very own!
Ever wanted to listen to music while you swim laps? Do you consistently grime up your headphones with sweat? The H2O Audio Surge headphones are completely waterproof and ready for underwater listening. The sound quality is great for the price, even when compared to non-waterproof options.
There are three versions of the Surge: the standard version, the Surge Contact 2G which comes with an in-line microphone and playback controls and the Surge Sportwrap 2G which comes with a behind-the-neck strap to ensure stability. All of H2O Audio’s products are fabulous, sleek and durable.
For their earbuds, Bose utilizes a technology called TriPort, which is 100-percent exclusive to their products and one of the main reasons they have some of the best sounding earphones around.
The Bose IE2 headphones fit very similar to a normal earbud by resting gently on the outer portion of your ear, using the ear fin to lock it in place. This is the perfect set of earbuds for someone who wants the sound quality of an in-ear bud, but hates jamming an ear bud in their canal. These headphones are extremely durable and use high-quality material on the cord to prevent damage from active or excessive use.
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