Top 10 Best Workout Headphones 2019

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Aside from functionalities that enable you to enjoy your favorite music during a workout, a perfect headphone for such occasion should do more. It has to be sweatproof and should minimally or never disturb you during workout.

To help your purchasing decision in settling for perfect headphones that fit the above description and do more, we have taken it upon ourselves to check through different reliable websites to get you the best from the list of bests. Here are our picks which are in no particular order;

1. 66 Audio BTS Pro

Our first pick is designed by a not too popular start-up company called 66 Audio. The headphone is a single ear design and offers more than 40 hours playback following a single charge and also allows a wireless range of 100-feet, unlike most Bluetooth that allows 30-feet range. Its motion control app gives an efficient and easy control of the sound output. Considering its price, the sound quality is awesome with noise-canceling microphones.

Features:

  • Weight: 83g
  • Battery life: 40 hours
  • Heart rate monitor?: No
  • On-ear controls: Yes
  • Ear Design: Single
  • Price: $78.49

Pros:

  • Great battery life
  • Long wireless range
  • ‘Find My Headphones’ feature

Cons:

  • No heart rate monitor
  • Heavier than most

2. Jaybird X3

This is one of the most popular headphones among runners due to its compact comfort, good quality, and competitive price.

The design is sweat proof and even with its smaller size, it still offers astounding sound quality. Another great feature that sets it apart is the Bluetooth 4.1 it uses which enables longer battery life. Using the MySound app, you can also control the audio effortlessly while it fits comfortably in your ear.

Features:

  • Weight: 17.9g
  • Battery life: 8 hours
  • Heart rate monitor?: No
  • On-ear controls?: Yes
  • Ear Design: Double
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Price: $71.99

Pros:

  • Excellent adaptable sound
  • Durable
  • Compact design

Cons:

  • Proprietary charging dock
  • Intermittent signal

3. AfterShokzTrekz Air

The AfterShokz Headphones latest model is quite expensive but worth it. The company is great at making wireless products well-fitted for urban runners. When you use this headphone, sounds from the surroundings can still be heard without interfering with your music ie you can chat with people while enjoying your music. The sound is conveyed through the cheekbone using bone conducting technology.

Features:

  • Weight: 30g
  • Battery life: 6 hours
  • Heart rate monitor?: No
  • On-ear controls?: Yes
  • Ear Design: Double
  • Price: $131.99

Pros:

  • Comfortable and stable fit
  • Race legal in some countries
  • Helps situational awareness

Cons:

  • Low volume
  • Short battery life

4. KuaiFit Sport

“Perfect for all function” is the description of the KuaiFit Sport Headphones. If you won’t be needing your phone for calls, you can decide to leave it at home and go out with this. It is a music player with 8GB of storage, has a heart rate monitor, real-time running coach and fitness tracker.

You can connect with your phone to listen to music on Spotify using either the KuaFit iOS or Android.

Features:

  • Weight: 31g
  • Battery life: 7 hours
  • Heart rate monitor?: Yes
  • On-ear controls?: Yes
  • Ear Design: Double
  • Price: $142

Pros:

  • 8GB of storage
  • Heart rate monitor and coaching

Cons:

  • Middling battery life
  • Some training plans require subscription
  • Only available in the US

5. Under ArmourJBL Sport

Yes! The popular fitness industry also wanders into headphones design. They partnered with JBL to create this headphone with built-in heart rate monitor and voice update which you can set to update on intervals by connecting it to Under Armour’s Record app.

The partnership with JBL brings the assurance of the perfect fit in your lube holes without falling out while running.

Features:

  • Weight: TBC
  • Battery life: 5 hours
  • Heart rate monitor?: Yes
  • On-ear controls?: Yes
  • Ear Design: Double
  • 5.8mm dynamic drivers
  • Price: $129.95

Pros:

  • Progress updates
  • Built-in heart rate monitor

Cons:

  • Short battery life
  • Quite expensive

6. Bose SoundSport

If your smartphone or music player is NFC-enabled this will be great for you. The NFC makes it pair fast. It also allows multi-pairing with more than a pair of headphone ― very useful when you are working out with your friends or partner.

Depending on your budget, the Bose SoundSport is in two edition, one comes with no heart monitor and the premium edition which may cost you some few bucks extra has a built-in heart rate monitor.

Features:

  • Weight: 17.9g
  • Battery life: 6 hours
  • Heart rate monitor?: Yes
  • On-ear controls?: Yes
  • Ear Design: Double
  • Price: $99

Pros:

  • Comfortable and secure
  • Optional heart rate monitor

Cons:

  • Short battery life
  • Heart rate monitor version cost extra

7. Beats PowerBeats 3

Beats are well known for the pricey product and they never come short of their reputation here too. The PowerBeats 3 is quite expensive but offers much more for its price especially for Apple product users. With about 12 hours of battery life, the headphone should certainly be perfect for any duration of time your workout could be. They are sweat proof, so need to worry. Featuring Apple’s W1 chip which allows Bluetooth pairing with multiple iCloudlinked devices effortless ― we recommend it for Apple lovers.

Features:

  • Weight: 1.06 oz
  • Battery life: 12 hours
  • Heart rate monitor?: No
  • On-ear controls?: Yes
  • Ear Design: Double
  • Price: $99

Pros:

  • Great battery life
  • Quick charging
  • Good wireless range

Cons:

  • Fit could be better
  • High price

8. Jabra Elite Sport

Here we present you with the most expensive headphone on our list. Irrespective of where you are, this headphone is good to go. With the simple press of a button, you can adjust your audio quality using the Hear Through tech feature. When on call in a noisy area, the earbud offers two microphones which help to filter out background noise so that the person on the other end can hear you better.

Features:

  • Weight: 17.9g
  • Battery life: 4.5 hours
  • On-the-go charging case: 13.5 hours
  • Heart rate monitor?: Yes
  • On-ear controls?: Yes
  • Price: $145

Pros:

  • Truly wireless
  • Includes a charging case

Cons:

  • Only 4.5 hours of life
  • Very firm-fitting, can be painful

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