Wireless headphones are pretty much the future and keep getting better with time. They are particularly useful if you’re working out. But most of them have to be specialised in order to handle drops, stretches and sweat that are inevitable by-products of a good workout. You need something that is comfortable, stable and with good noise isolation, especially if you’re training in a crowded gym. 2018 saw an abundance of such products, but there are always those that stand out and are truly worth your money. Here, we’re listing out 5 of the best ones so you don’t have to do the diligence yourself. Here you go!
1. Jabra Elite Active 65t
Price: Rs. 13,499
The best wireless headphones for working out are the Jabra Elite Active 65t. These in-ears are a great option for running and working out because they are truly wireless and never get tangled on anything. They block a lot of noise passively, which can help you stay focused while exercising. They come in a dark blue matte finish that feels premium, polished and is decently sweatproof. They offer 5 hours of battery life, plus two additional charges from the carrying case, for a total of about 15 hours of listening. They also benefit from a quick charge feature and have a good control scheme with physical buttons, which makes them a good choice for most sports.
2. Anker SoundBuds Curve
Price: Rs. 3,799
While they’re not truly wireless like the previous entry on this list, they are compact and comfortable headphones with an ear-hook design that is stable for most sports activities. They produce a decent sound that is better suited for bass-heavy genres. Sweat resistance is satisfactory. These headphones come with 6 tips size and 3 stability fins for you to find the perfect fit for maximum stability. They’re also very comfortable to wear. You can expect a bit over 12 hours of battery life which should easily last you a typical workday. They might not be the best choice for a crowded gym but can be great for running outside and being aware of your surroundings.
3. Beats Studio3 Wireless
Price: Starts from Rs. 35,999
If you don’t like in-ears and prefer over-ear headphones, the Beats Studio3 Wireless are decent headphones that are good for working out. These stylish headphones are comfortable thanks to very well-padded ear cups and they are quite lightweight for over-ears. They are well built and stable enough for jogging and lighter workouts. You’ll be able to go through more than a day with its very good battery life. The Studio 3s have a deep bass with good thump and punch which will help you get that pump during your training. They have decent isolation and great leakage performance, meaning you’ll be able to use them in a crowded gym at high volume. They also offer a quick charge feature that will give you 1.5 hours of battery life for only 10 minutes of charging which can be great for last minute workouts.
4. JBL E45BT
Price: Rs. 5,398
If you’re looking for a more breathable and compact design than the Beats Studio3 Wireless, go with the JBL E45BT on-ears. They do not fully cover your ears, so the outer-ear will remain relatively cool while you exercise. They also come in a variety of colors to fit your style. They have above-average sound quality and great wireless range and battery life. You can expect about 26 hours of battery life from a small 2-hour charge time. Colossal. Simple physical inputs will help you control your volume and track selection easily without having to use your phone.However, they don’t isolate too much noise because of their on-ear design. Nevertheless, they are good sports headphones for their value.
5. Bose SoundSport Wireless
Price: Rs. 13,275
If you’re scared of losing a fully wireless earbud, but like portable earbuds with good sound reproduction, go with the Bose SoundSport Wireless. Their semi-open design is great for runners that want to stay aware of their surroundings. If you live and run in India, you know how important that is. This also means they might not be great for gym workouts since they have poor noise isolation. On the upside, they have a great audio reproduction with very good and deep bass, an excellent mid-range and a well-balanced treble. They have a decent 6 hours battery life and come with 3 Stayhere+ tips to get a comfortable and stable fit. The control scheme could have been better and the pair aren’t as sweatproof as expected. However, the SoundSport Wireless are still very portable and comfortable sport headphones.
Let’s put that workout playlist to work!