Your workout deserves a soundtrack no matter what sport you choose, headphone is an essential device for providing that soundtrack. Now many headphones available on the market are made specifically for sporting activities, headphones that are designed with more secure fit, long-term comfort, and durable resistance to sweat and dirt. Some newer earbud models are designed with an ergonomic fit that locks perfectly into place, preventing the earbud from falling out during your workout, but what if the sport that you choose requires you to go under water? Don’t worry, there are waterproof headphones designed for swimmers. To get you started, I’ve rounded up some headphones for your sporting activities.
1 Bose SoundSport Earbuds
Bose Sound Sport in-ear headphones deliver deep, clear sound for the music you love, with a durable design that stands up to the rigors of your day. Exclusive TriPort technology provides crisp highs and natural-sounding lows, while acoustic ports are positioned to resist sweat and weather, and hydrophobic cloth keeps moisture out. Proprietary Stay Hear tips conform to your ears’ shape, so they stay comfortably in place all day long. They come in a variety of colors to match your style: Charcoal, Frost, Energy Green, Power Red or Neon Blue. They even include a matching carrying case for storage and added protection. And an inline microphone and remote make for easy switching between calls and music with select iPhone models. Meet the headphones engineered to go wherever life takes you.
2 Sennheiser CX685 Adidas Sport Earbuds
The CX 685 is part of the Sennheiser/adidas series of sports headphones. Developed and designed with professional athletes, the series offers improved fit, comfort and acoustics for even the toughest workouts. The CX 685 delivers natural sound and an acoustically closed design. The rugged, water resistant construction features para-aramid reinforced cables, strain-relief parts and a slide-to-fit holding mechanism to ensure a perfect fit.
3 Bose Freestyle Earbuds
Your music says a lot about you. So do your headphones. Bose FreeStyle earbuds feature fresh designs, a comfortable fit and full-range sound that will surprise you. Whether you’re listening to your favorite songs or discovering new ones. Pushing yourself to the limit or just hanging out.
4 Audio Technica ATH-CKP500 SonicSport Earbuds
Don’t sacrifice great sound when you hit the gym. Audio-Technica’s ATH-CKP500 active-fit in-ear headphones feature ergonomic C-shaped eartips that nestle naturally in the outer ear to hold the headphones securely in place. Their angled housings direct the cord behind the wearer’s neck so it stays out of the way. In addition to standard sound isolating eartips, the ATH-CKP500 comes with newly designed ridged eartips that allow the user to hear ambient noise like traffic or other runners for safer use outdoors. The headphones have IPX5 Waterproof Certification* that allows them to be washed after use. They are available in black, red, white and blue, and come with a cord clip and 2-ft. (0.6 m) extension cord.
*IEC rating “IPX5” (“Washable”). The headphone may be washed using running water (not completely waterproof).
5 Polk Audio UltraFit 3000 Earbuds
Polk Audio’s new UltraFit Sports Headphone Series is a rethinking from the ground up of performance, comfort and durability – the three characteristics serious athletes need most in a pair of headphones. Serious music lovers too will value the UltraFit Series because of its undeniably impressive sonic performance. The UltraFit 3000 is an in-ear canal design that offers the highest sonic performance and the highest level of noise suppression. SecureFit support and a generous assortment of ear tip materials and sizes means you’ll enjoy a snug yet comfortable in-ear canal fit. A 3 button remote control and in-line microphone enable you to use your iPod or iPhone anytime, anywhere. While an included short (14″) cable means hassle-free and tangle free MP3 sleeve and collar connections.