Looking for the best headphones to use in the gym or while running? We’ve put the top sports headphones to the test.
Whether you’re a seasoned runner breaking marathon records or a nervous beginner pulling on your first ever running shoes, your favourite music can provide the extra motivation you need to push through the pain barrier. Everyone has their favourite song that can get them motivated, so music can be the perfect companion whether you're running long distance or working on your sprint speed.
Even if you feel more at home in the weights room, a pair of secure, sweatproof headphones can help keep your energy levels up as you're knocking out explosive power cleans.
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But you shouldn't have to struggle with earbuds that fall out of your ears or big cumbersome cans slipping off your head. You won't even notice you're wearing a good pair of exercise headphones, allowing you to concentrate on your workout while your favourite tunes get your heart racing.
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Pioneer SE-E721 at Amazon.co.uk | Was £40 | Now £33
Monster iSport Victory at Amazon.co.uk | Was £129 | Now £79
Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless at Amazon.co.uk | Was £199 | Now £89
Yurbuds Inspire Limited Edition at Amazon.com | Was $99 | Now $62
Sennheiser PMX 685i Sports at Amazon.com | Was $100 | Now $54
JayBird BlueBuds X at Amazon.com | Was $169.99 | Now $97
We've looked at a whole range of headphones designed for running and exercise, whether that's pounding the pavement or hitting the gym, and also made sure they can deal with the sweat, rain and everything else you might throw at them.
The headphones we've tested encompass wired and wireless headphones, including some of the newer truly wireless earbud options. Of course, with wireless headphones, battery life is a consideration, and this is something we keep in mind with our reviews. We've also looked at in-ear and on-ear options so there's a full range of headphones for all preferences and budgets.
While these headphones can withstand sweat and are generally more ruggedised than their standard counterparts, you still shouldn't chuck them around with complete impunity. Often, they'll come with storage cases or travel pouches to help keep them safe.