Nick Hall

15 Best Headphones for Running and Working Out | Man of Many


1. Bose SoundSport Free Wireless Headphones

Specifically designed for maximum performance with clear, powerful sound, the Bose SoundSport Free wireless headphones are a given. Without good music to keep you in the zone, you’ll find yourself staring off into the distance wishing you were at home with a big bowl of ice cream. These bad boys will keep you locked in as they are guaranteed to not fall out during a workout. These wireless headphones are engineered to stay in place and stay comfortable.

2. Powerbeats Pro

The Powerbeats Pro workout earphones are built for elite athletes, offering power, precision and exceptional comfort. The adjustable, secure-fit hook design means they will stay in place whether you are running, squatting, benching or pretending to listen to music while you eavesdrop secrets from the swole dudes next to you. The Powerbeats Pro earbuds also offer up to nine hours of listening time, making them some of the best sports headphones out there.

3. Jabra Elite Active 75T

Earlier this year, Jabra announced a few new additions to its Elite range of wireless headphones and earbuds. Scoring an advanced heart-rate monitor with in-ear precision for an optimised workout, the Jabra Elite Active 75T headphones are waterproof and sweatproof, meaning you’re good to go. Recently, Jabra added two new features; MySound and MyControls. MySound enables users to optimise their audio experience based on their personal hearing profile through a test in the Jabra Sound+ app. MyControls on the other hand, allows users to use just one earbud, allowing for added freedom and extension of battery time.

4. Sennheiser CX Sport

Sennheiser’s CX Sport in-ear wireless headphones are some of the best running headphones you can buy. Lightweight, sweat and splash resistant, the CX Sport headphones can be worn around the front or back, giving you full movement. Additionally, these Sennheiser running headphones have dynamic sound with a satisfying bass response as you move.

5. AfterShokz Trekz Air Open

AfterShokz makes some of the best headphones for running that money can buy and the Trekz Air Open are among the brand’s top-sellers. This innovative set of sports headphones offers runners the ability to listen to their favourite tracks while still able to hear the traffic around them with GPS navigation. Additionally, AfterShokz’s PremiumPitch+ guarantees a premium audio experience, including a wide dynamic range and rich bass.

6. Apple AirPods Pro

One of the more obvious additions to the list of the best headphones for running and gym, Apple’s AirPods Pro earbuds are a winner in our books. While the customisable fit offers all-day comfort, the AirPods Pro also cop active noise-cancellation that continuously adapts to the geometry of your ear and the fit of the ear tips. If you do want to tune in to the world around you, you can simply switch to transparency mode. All in all, despite the price, the Apple AirPods Pro are some of the best headphones for running and working out.

7. adidas RPT-01 Sport On-Ear

Featuring an ergonomic design with 360-degree swivel, the adidas RPT-01 Sport headphones are an essential back to gym pick-up. The gym headphones are water and sweat resistant up to IPX4, meaning you can go hard without worrying about water-logging them with your hard-work trophy. Once they do get drenched, don’t worry, because you can simply remove the knitted ear cushions and inner headband and wash them.

8. Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700

These ultra-versatile noise-cancelling headphones are perfect for heading back to the gym. The waterproof gear is super durable, meaning you can chuck them in your gym bag and not have to worry. With 11 levels of personalised noise cancellation, choose to hear the noise around you or block out the noise for some quiet time to keep focused during your workout. 

9. Under Armour True Wireless Flash Project Rock Edition

If these earbuds are good enough for The Rock, you can bet they have to be some of the best gym headphones out there. Teaming up with JBL, these Under Armour true wireless earbuds have an exclusive Rock-tuned sound curve, along with bionic hearing and Talk-Thru technology. Additionally, the ambient aware technology allows you to continue listening to your music during your workout, but still be aware of your surroundings. If ya heaarrrr what we’re saying.

10. Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless

At almost AUD$500, these Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless headphones are definitely on the pricier end of the spectrum but believe us, they’re worth the spend. The gear features transparent hearing, high-quality noise pickup and BlueTooth 5.0 connectivity. These expertly crafted earbuds aren’t just some of the best headphones for running, they’re some of the best headphones, period.

11. Jaybird Run XT

The second generation of Jaybird’s popular all-terrain true wireless earbuds, the Run XT line is a solid back to gym headphones investment. The full waterproof earbuds combine ultra-comfortable active fit with premium sound. You can sweat as much as you want in these, the lightweight Run XT can take it. These ones are definitely some of the best wireless earbuds for working out on the market.

12. JBL Reflect Flow

The JBL Reflect Flow sports headphones will certainly get you prepared for a big sesh. The true wireless headphones for the gym have a monster 30 hours battery life with case and speed charge. Even better, these headphones for running are built for comfort and customisation, offering ergonomic silicone tips and patented Freebit enhancers.

13. Under Armour Sport Wireless Train

Featuring a rugged design with IPX4 rating, the Under Armour Sport wireless train headphones are built to withstand the toughest gym conditions. This workout headphones are also super comfortable, thanks to the UA SuperVent ear cushions that delivery true breathability. The 16-hour battery life is also a major plus, especially when you take the speed charge into account. Five minutes of speed charge will get you an hour of playback.

14. Bose Frames Alto

There’s nothing more high-tech than a set of frames that transmit your favourite tunes directly to your ears. The Bose Frames Alto are perfect for your next walk, run or hike.

15. Jaybird Vista

The Vista from Jaybird blends high-quality audio will cutting-edge technology to bring you some of the best gym headphones on the market. This pair of wireless earbuds for working out come with 16 hours of battery life matched with JSB1 wireless technology. Even better, the Jaybird Vistas are IPX7 waterproof and sweatproof.
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