The best earbuds and headphones for fitness in 2021
Working out is always more fun with an accompanying soundtrack.
If you’re interested in the best tunes to select for your running/lifting/cycling/swimming playlists then we’ve got you covered right here.
But once the music is selected, you’re going to need the right gear to enjoy them with.
Audio brands have zeroed in on health and fitness and created plenty of bespoke headphones that can survive the rigours of a trail hike.
Often, they will be water resistant (because, y’know, sweat) and have different sound profiles to suit your tastes.
Occasionally, there are some jazzy colour options too.
Here are some of the best fitness headphones and earbuds you can pick up right now.
The Huawei FreeBuds 4 wireless earbuds feature noise cancellation technology and deliver four hours of play time (up to 22 hours with the charging case).
They have technology that can detect background noise, too.
The Tune 225TWS earbuds immediately pair with your device, while Dual Connect lets you switch between earbuds, depending on your preference.
They have five hours play time from the buds (up to 20 from the case) and although they don’t have the usual specs of noise cancelling and sweat-resistance, they come in six colours.
Boasting a button for Extra Bass technology, these Sony WF-XB700 True In-Ear Wireless Sports Headphones can recreate club-like sound in your ear.
A single charge provides nine hours of play time (the charging case offering another nine hours) and a built-in mic allows you to take calls.
Weighing just 4.7g each, these Nothing Ear (1) earbuds have pressure-relieving vents for a comfortable fit, while noise cancellation can be switched from light to maximum.
They can reduce background noise during your call and have up to 5.7 hours play time with the buds (up to 34 hours with the charging case).
The Marshal Major IV Wireless Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones boast 80 hours battery life off a single charge and just 15 minutes of charging gives you 15 hours of listening time.
The ear cushions are soft, yet durable and there’s an on-ear knob to give you easy control.
Great for outdoor and indoor activities, the Edifier X3 To-U Earbuds are water/rain and sweat resistant and are ergonomically designed to be lightweight and compact.
They offer six hours play time (an extra 18 hours with the charging case) and are a great budget option.
Klipsch T5 II True Wireless Sport come with six pairs of ear tips and one memory foam pair to ensure a secure fit no matter what your workout.
They have eight hours’ play time (another 24 hours in the charging case) which is also specially designed to remove any excess moisture.
Get a grip
Jabra Elite Active 75t earbuds are dust and sweat resistant and have the basics like noise cancelling as standard.
They have up to 5.5 hours of play time (up to 24 hours with the charging case) and a pressure relief vent and a special grip coating to keep them in place while you work out.
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