Some headphones just don’t like to exercise. Slipping out of your ears, losing sound power when twisted, and pumping out weak tunes are problems you don’t need to deal with while working out. If you’re putting all you have into your workouts, you need headphones that can keep up. This means ditching those white headphones that come with your iPhone and opting for something engineered to last the duration of your workouts. Here are three headphones that will stay put while you sweat.
Sony XBA X65 ($89)
Sony has long been synonymous with sound. The XBA X65 headphones from Sony are tough, wrap all the way around your ears, and come with excellent sound. These headphones are equipped with an adjustable rubber loop that secures the headphones to your ears. The no-slip rubber grip is perfect for jogging, biking, or lifting. These headphones are also sweat-proof, moisture-proof, and washable – that’s right, washable. The sound coming from these headphones is also top-notch and distortion free. While Sony hasn’t priced these headphones on the low side, the $89 you’ll spend on the XBA X65’s is well worth it.
Bose SIE2i ($149.95)
If you have an iPhone that you work out with, the Bose SIE2i headphones might be your best option. Bose has designed these headphones to work directly with the iPhone. The SIE2i’s come with an armband and special iPhone controls. With these headphones, you won’t have to worry about messing around with your iPhone while you’re working out. These headphones also come with excellent Bose base and crystal clear sound. $149.95 might seem like a lot for a pair of gym headphones, but Bose really knows how to make headphones that will stand whatever your workout includes.
Sennheiser CX 680 ($119.95)
Sennheiser has been making great quality headphones and speakers for decades. So, it should come as no real surprise that some of the best headphones on the market come from this manufacturer. The Sennheiser CX 680 headphones are particularly well suited for gym life, since these headphones have a unique in-ear design that clings to the inside of your ears.
The CX 680 headphones won’t slip when you sweat, they are waterproof, and they offer an entirely unique audio experience. No matter what you like to listen to when you work out, these headphones will provide the best possible sound. If the price of these Sennheiser headphones is putting you off, take a look around the Internet – I found much lower prices than the one listed above when searching.
Which headphones listed here will serve your gym purposes best? All three offer up excellent sound, no-slip design, and will last throughout any workout. Sure, the headphones listed here are not the $20 variety, but you won’t have to go through five pairs of these headphones either. When looking for gym headphones, find ones that will fit snugly inside of your ears, are waterproof or sweat proof, and come with decent sound.