BY: Lively Staff

May 8, 2018

Staying in Tune: Earbuds to Fit Your Workout

Anyone who works out regularly knows that good earbuds can make or break a workout. These are the five best earbuds for working out.

best ear buds for working out

If you’ve ever bought $2 earbuds from the counter at 7-Eleven you might already know that not every set of earbuds will go the distance.  The difference between a workout with heart-pumping music and a workout with no music at all is surprisingly stark. Luckily, there are several types of earbuds you can carry along in your gym bag that can be as specific to your workouts as your gym shoes.

These are five of the best earbuds for working out:

SoundSport Free by Bose

Bose SoundSport Free earbuds are completely wireless. When your fitness activities include things like hitting a heavy bag or endurance cycling, it’s nice to get the wires out of your way. Don’t worry about whether or not these headphones will stay put. They come equipped with StayHear+ Tips which spread open in your ear to keep everything in place.  

BackBeat FIT by Plantronics

Second best to wireless, the BackBeat FIT offers a flexible strap that wraps around your neck. This model is sweat-proof and has a battery life of eight hours. As a bonus, they come with an interactive audio coaching system and whole-body workouts. This can be an essential feature especially if you travel.

best earbuds for working out

Beats Solo3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones by Dr. Dre

For someone who prefers the comfort and security of a full-on headset, the Beats Solo3 earbuds can’t be beat. These headphones come complete with an outstanding 40 hours. of battery life, a built-in-mic and controlled audio. And coming from one of the most notable musicians of all time, the sound quality is off the charts.

XB80BS Extra Bass Wireless Sports In-Ear Headphones by Sony

Speaking of music, if you like some extra oomph when you’re training, these Extra Bass buds add that extra bass motivation. They also have high-fidelity wireless streaming with a battery life of seven hours. The best earbuds for working out enhance sound with added bass to maximize the energy of your workouts.

ActionFit Sports Earhook by Philips

When you’re out for a run or hiking up your favorite trail, you just want something reliable, lightweight and affordable. ActionFit is an adjustable set that can be used for any workout and any environment. These earbuds have excellent sound plus extra bass and cost just $29.99.

Finding the best earbuds for your workout is just like finding the right athletic equipment for your workout. No matter what your activity, budget or fashion sense, there’s something for everyone. And who wants to work out without your favorite music?


Lisa Payne is a freelance writer and editor specializing in health, fitness, and travel. She stems from a background in television, playwriting, and personal training. Always on the go, follow her on social media or check out her website at lisapaynefitness.com.

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