As we all know by now, not all headphones are created equal, especially when it comes to workouts. After all, we don’t want to be met with subpar sound, tangled wires, or ear buds that slip out while we get our sweat on. Which is why choosing the right pair for your next HIIT session makes all the difference. Here, we list the best new wireless headphones that are built to stay snug while you are active and resistant to the ruggedness of your physical activity.
Beats Powerbeats Pro, S$328
These new wireless headphones pack a serious punch. The Beats Powerbeats Pro last for an amazing 9 hours, have adjustable, secure-fit earhooks that are customisable with multiple ear-tip options for extended comfort and are made to stay in place, no matter how hard you go. They are also sweat and water resistance. In terms of sound, the Powerbeats Pro boast powerful, balanced audio thanks to an entirely redesigned acoustic package that delivers pure sound reproduction, enhanced clarity and improved dynamic range.
Jabra Elite Active 65T, S$298
These sweatproof true wireless earbuds from Jabra not only have great bass for upbeat, workout music, but also an accelerometer for counting reps that works in conjunction with Jabra’s own fitness app. And there’s no need to worry about losing them when working out outdoors, as the earbuds feature a special coating which sticks to your ears better.
Bose SoundSport Free, S$319
These true wireless earphones may stick out of your ears a little at 1.5 inches deep and 1.25 inches wide, but they sound so good, it doesn’t matter. The soft silicon rubber fins are built in to ensure your ears do not hurt, while letting in just enough ambient noise to warn you of any nearby commotion. Plus, the proprietary StayHear+ ear tops effortlessly keep your earbuds in place, making them a great workout option.
AfterShokz Trekz Titanium, S$189
These headphones don’t actually sit on your ears. That’s right, thanks to its bone conduction tech, they sit in front near your cheekbones instead, which lets you hear both your music as well as other headphones, and outside sounds around you, making them ideal for running outdoors.
Under Armour True Wireless Flash – Engineered by JBL, S$249
“Designed by runners for runners” by JBL and Under Armour, these headphones comes with three different flex ear tips to help lock the buds in your ears for maximum security and comfort. They are also waterproof, with a well-defined bass and come with bionic hearing for athletics to hear their surroundings.
Jaybird X4, S$185
If you’re worried about unexpected wet weather, or need a rinse off after a workout, these wireless earphones come with a IPX7 water resistant rating, making them one of the most sweat and water resistant earphones on the market.The Jaybird X4 also comes with silicon hooks to keep the earbuds in place and spare cabling in the back that offer minimal entanglement, and are comfortable to fit every neck size.
Bose SoundSport Pulse, S$309
With an in-ear heart rate monitor that works with most running apps and services to provide you with detailed information about your run, the Bose SoundSport Pulse are a great choice for those who like to hit the treadmill. Plus, they pack a battery life of 5 hours, and a charge of 15 mins for an hour of use, with excellent sound quality and isolation, and overall great comfort and fit to tide you through every workout.