Top 10 Best Headphones, Earphones for Workout, Jogging and Sprinting

Music is increasingly becoming a part of the modern work culture. It has been proven that music enhances our mood and also increases the outcome of repetitive performance. All of the top athletes and bodybuilders usually workout with music since it motivates them to perform better. Sometimes the gym or the studio we work out in has music that we might not appreciate. Also, many a times, we do not have access to music while jogging or sprinting.

Also the earphones that we use should be waterproof and should be safe with sweating and dust which is not the cases many times. To address this issue we must look out for the best quality earphones that can work in almost all the states of uses and can give the best sound and music at all times.

Or we sometimes have a very bad earphones that tend to fall off while running or doing workout. This unbalanced earphones that do not fit into the ears properly causes a lot of irritation sometimes. Thus the importance of having the right sets of earphones arises.

This is exactly why having the right pair of earphones is absolutely imperative. I have consolidated a list of headphones, some of which I have personally used and some of which have been used by people I know.

 

10 best earphones for workout, runnign and jogging routine
10 best earphones for workout, runnign and jogging routine

 

To reduce the pain of choosing the right set of earphones, we did some analysis based on various parameters and criteria. On the basis of the various parameters, top 10 best earphones where then shortlisted. We have also shared the same report or excel below, of the many earphones that were selected for the race of top 10 best earphones.

You can check out the list below and find out what we did to select the best 10.

Earphones reviews, listing and reporting analysis Excel

 

These are the pairs of earplugs that are a must have if you are working out!!

 

Sony – MDR-XB50AP

These earphones designed by Sony are a part of their XB range. Their main aim here has been coming out with a pair of earplugs that have an amazing bass output, and let me tell you Sony have not disappointed. These in-ear headphones come with a pricy tag but are very comfortable to wear.

 

sony MDR-XB50AP earphones for best workout
sony MDR-XB50AP earphones for best workout

 

Needless to be said about Sony’s absolutely amazing build quality. Having said this, they can be manhandled and tossed around, but these babies wouldn’t crack. What’s more, is that their superior tangle free wire make them an ideal companion for gymming and working out.

 
Price 2480
Fit In-ear
Sweat Proof Partial
Utility Wired
Battery N/A

 

 
PROS CONS
Comfortable Limited sound quality
Tangle-free wire
Superb Bass
Good Build Quality

 

 

Sennheiser CX 275

Another set of bass focused headphones are the Sennheiser CX 275. These gems of earphones are so very light although they are wired you probably would forget about them once you put them on. While running or performing cardiovascular activities, we often don’t like touching our phones with our sweaty hands. These earplugs come with a solution, they come with a remote to take or decline calls. They are compatible with almost all the smartphones and tablets available out there making them universally compatible

 

Price 1859
Fit In-ear
Sweat Proof No
Utility Wired
Battery N/A
 
PROS CONS
Powerful Remote has no buttons
Light weight  Harsh at Times
Distortion Free performance  Cord isn’t tangle free

 

SkullCandy S2DUDZ

Skullcandy, the name speaks for itself. These in-ear headphones allow you to perceive crystal clear highs and deep bass notes with their superb frequency response. It is very light weight and very attractive. These are available in various colours but the cyan one is my favorite pick. The major highlight of this product is that they are very inexpensive and can be used under harsh circumstances.

 

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Price 569
Fit In-ear
Sweat Proof No
Utility Wired
Battery N/A
 
PROS CONS
Available in Various Colors Thin Wires
Trendy  Low Durability
 Cord Isn’t Tangle free

 

best earphones for workout
best earphones for workout

 

Soundmagic E10C

These metal headphones come packed with a smart remote which allows you to pause, play and receive/decline calls on the go. They come with metal earpieces which are really impressive and give it a macho look. These babies are specially made for all those tough hunks out there. On the other side, the metal earplugs might deteriorate your cable, but on the bright side, they can surely survive been trodden more effectively than cheap earplugs which would definitely break under taxing conditions.

 

Price 2446
Fit In-ear
Sweat Proof No
Utility Wired
Battery N/A
 
PROS CONS
Metal Pieces Too Much Bass for balanced tone
Good Sound Quality
Smart Remote

 

Philips SHQ1200

Whats special about these headphones and what makes them very ideal for workouts is that they come with a sweat-resistant exterior. To add on to this they also have rubber coating on the earbuds to keep them plugged to your ears while intense regimes. This also comes as a boon for joggers and runners as they now don’t have to worry about their earplugs slipping off every now and then.They come equipped with a 13.6mm driver and also are very durable.

 

Price 1490
Fit In-ear
Sweat Proof Partial
Utility Wired
Battery N/A
 
PROS CONS
Sweat Proof Cable too Long
Non- slip rubber grip  Rubber Bud Not apt for small ears
Suitable for jogging

 

1More Triple Driver

1More Triple Driver are in-ear headphones. As the name suggests these come with three separate drivers for sound. It is exactly because of this, that these earplugs attract a higher price tag. Having three different drivers mean they have amazing sound quality because varied drivers handle different frequencies and one would get immersed in their music while working out. These earplugs have a copper wire which make them durable and also tangle free to a certain extent. Having the copper wire also make them sweat resistant to a certain extent.

 

Price 8999
Fit In-ear
Sweat Proof Partial
Utility Wired
Battery N/A
 
PROS CONS
Strong copper wire three layered sound
ultra light Expensive
Variable size options  Bass Line too forward
Best In Price bracket

 

Crossbeats Ultra

crossbeat ultra sweat proof earphones for workout
crossbeat ultra sweat proof earphones for workout

 

Crossbeats are the value for money wireless headsets in this price category. These headphones designed for athletes and gym enthusiasts are inexpensive as well as durable. They have an amazing battery life of unto seven hours. These are the types of earplugs one can use for long workout hours and long hikes. The long battery life and ease of connectivity make it an obvious choice.

 

Price 1999
Fit In-ear
Sweat Proof Partial
Utility Wireless
Battery N/A
 
PROS CONS
Long Battery Life too heavy
Variable connectivity  poor after sales services
Good Bass  Doesn’t have a long life
Comfortable to wear

 

Bose SoundSport

bose soundsport earphone for workout and jogging reviews
bose soundsport earphone for workout and jogging reviews

 

The Bose SoundSport Wirelesses earphones are very good when compared to the many quality rivals in market. They are sweat resistant and certified to IPX4. Certified to IPX4 which means that they can’t be submerged but will be able to easily handle huge sweat and also splashes/rain much better than any normal earphones in market. NFC is another bonus feature. With an Android device that has NFC it is more easily connected, you can just touch the phone to the earpiece to make the two connect. Other best features are :-

They are comfortable

They are easy to use

They have a great Sound quality

They don’t cost more than their high-quality rivals.

Price 13275
Fit In-ear
Sweat Proof YES
Utility Wireless
Battery N/A
 
PROS CONS
Comfortable Poor battery life
Good Sound
Strong wireless performance
Good Bass

 

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Monster iSportVictory

monster isport victory earphones reviews and listing
monster isport victory earphones reviews and listing

 

These earplugs might not produce the best sound quality in its price category, but these definitely are the best workout headphones in the list. Something you see often on workout headphones (and here too) are the small rubberized wings that can easily lock into the anatomy of your ear just to keep the earpieces stable from shaking loose when you get moving or running. These earplugs come with mushroom-like silicone tips that go over the ear pieces. What these tips do is they cling on to your ear and keep the earphone from falling while you jog or workout.

Price 12600
Fit In-ear
Sweat Proof Yes
Utility Wired
Battery N/A
 
PROS CONS
Comfortable for long wear No Microphone
Tangle-free wire
Easy connectivity
Decent Sound Quality

 

RHA High Fidelity T10i

Earphones are made out of all sorts of materials, but it’s not too often that you hear about metal injection-molded headphones. These well-crafted headphones come with a unique design that is very trendy.

 

RHA t10 reviews and best earphones
RHA t10 reviews and best earphones

Having metal on your headphones sure make them heavy and cause slight discomfort. But this drawback is leveled by incredible sound quality and terrific performance. You also get a mobile friendly remote to make calls during your workout routine. These pair of earplugs come with a trendy carry pouch that can also survive at the bottom of your gym bag.

Price 14610
Fit Over-ear
Sweat Proof Partial
Utility Wired
Battery N/A
 
PROS CONS
Unique Design Heavy on ears
inline remote low compatibility
comes with carry pouch
Easy connectivity

 

Sennheiser MX 170

Sennheiser earphones are the best in its class and at a really affordable price. The bass effect on these is amazing and is a standout feature of this product. It provides a really good fit on ears and has cushions on the earpieces which makes it very comfortable to wear especially while jogging or working out. Although I would not recommend these specifically for running as they are of traditional fit and might come off easily.

Price 648
Fit Traditional
Sweat Proof No
Utility Wired
Battery N/A
 
PROS CONS
Can handle rough usage No Microphone
long lasting not very comfortable
value for money traditional fit

 

Mpow Jaws V4.1

I have been a user of these headphones and I must admit, neckbands are one of the best earphone types to workout with. They are light and comfortable to wear and they also have got a trendy matte black finish. The earpieces are magnetic and are fitted inside slots for each right and left earbud. I wear these when working and working out. Pairing was super easy and the range is good, at least as good as advertised. The sound has good bass and is very clear. These headsets have an amazing battery life. I had used them for over 8 hours and they still had some juice left in them.

Price 2399
Fit traditional
Sweat Proof No
Utility Wireless
Battery 13 hours
 
PROS CONS
Amazing battery life
long range
value for money
good fit

 

Bose SoundTrue Ultra

These sweet babies from Bose are as comfortable as they are good. Unlike mushroom tips, Bose have maintained their brand quality and have come up with precise StayHear tips that go over your earplugs. This makes the earplugs noise proof and also gives an enriching experience as it cancels out the music already playing in the music.

These provide optimal level of comfort and can be kept on for long workout sessions or jogs. It’s also worth mentioning that while the headphone cords don’t seem particularly thick, they feel fairly durable and are tangle-resistant. The headphone rolls up easily to fit in the compact case.

Price 8909
Fit In-ear
Sweat Proof No
Utility Wired
Battery N/A
 
PROS CONS
Comfortable Expensive
Well balanced sound
compact carrying case
noise proof

 

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MatoneQyB

These sets of EarPods utilize the latest bluetooth technology. It’s quite apparent that AYL took fine detail into account when they crafted the way that they sound. Talking about noise cancelation earplugs, Matone have exclusively designed CVC 6.0 Noise Reduction Technology. What this does is, it gives you a serene experience and lets you concentrate on your workout without any distractions. These headphones have a really long wireless range which means you don’t need to carry your smartphone around in the gym.

Price 2329
Fit Over-ear
Sweat Proof Yes
Utility Wireless
Battery 4 Hours
 
PROS CONS
Comfortable and secure fit expensive
Accurate heart tracking low battery life
Useful voice prompts inconsistent experience

 

 

Jabra Sport Plus

wearable smart fitness gadgets
wearable smart fitness gadgets

 

Not many headphones come with the ability to monitor your heart rate, that too through your ears! Jabra Sport Pulse come with this unique technology that make them a must have for gym enthusiast and joggers. These earplugs have an over-ear fit with a wire that goes behind your neck.

They are also accompanied with a clip to hold the wire in place by not letting it swing while you run. The battery might be a slight problem since it could have been a little better, but the accurate heart rate monitor makes up for this drawback. It’s not enough to want to take them off during a workout, though. These also come with an FM radio in case your mobile device conks off.

Price 5845
Fit Neckband
Sweat Proof Yes
Utility Wireless
Battery 6 Hours
 
PROS CONS
Long Range
Decent battery Life
Comfortable

 

 

These choices of headphones are ranked according to my preferences. Let us also check out which of these are currently popular in the market. The following chart will give us an approximate estimate as to how many people are currently using which earphones.

graph showing the popularity of best earphones
graph showing the popularity of best earphones

 

Shubhankar Kamat

Shubhankar Kamat

Shubhankar Kamat is a student at NMIMS, Mumbai pursuing his post graduate degree in MBA, he has also done Engineering in IT from St. Francis Institute Of Technology, Mumbai.
Being a gym-enthusiast, writing on matters of fitness and health comes naturally to him. You can mostly find him listening to classic rock or watching football.
Shubhankar Kamat

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