When you want to keep pushing on the treadmill for those extra 10 minutes or getting through the last few sets on the bench press, having your favorite tunes to keep you going can make all the difference. And why settle for tinny earphones when you can be listening to your music on a quality pair of earbuds or headphones specially designed to provide optimum comfort and performance for the athletically inclined? There are lots to choose from these days, so to help you make a smart choice we’ve tried to narrow down the selection with our favorites.
Here are our top 6 best headphones for the gym and working out
These are made by Sennheiser, so the name alone lets you know you’re buying a quality set of cans. The Sennheiser PMX 680 Sports headphones live up to name, with superb sound and also very attractive on the looks department, which we all know is very important for posing down the gym. These are also sweat-proof and water resistant, so you dont need to worry about sweat degrading them over time. Highly recommended as the best companion during cardio workouts, the Sennheiser PMX 680 Sport headphones will sit comfortably behind the neck and provide superb quality sounds throughout your workout.
Very cool looking noise cancelling headphones, the most fashionable and chunky headphones on this list of the best headphones for the gym, offering high-end audio performance and a comfortable fit for hours. As well as for the light workouts at the gym, these are ideal for commuters. You can also customize the headbands to suit your preference. The sound is good if a bit bass heavy on some songs but for some people who like a punchy bass on their headphones these wont disappoint.
Well built and made with high quality materials, the Monster Inspiration are one of the best headphones for going to the gym if you’re style conscious and want some immersive bass on the benchpress.
Designed for high performance athletes, with secure and comfortable fit, the Philips Action Fit Sports In-Ear Headset also has anti-slip rubber ear caps which keep the headphones inside your ears no matter how vigorous your workout. They are also durable enough to be drenched in sweat and to continue pumping out your favourite sounds. So a great choice of headphones for the gym and working out.
Designed specifically for top endurance athletes and fitness enthusiasts, the Yurbuds Inspire Duro earphones are specialist sports earphones that are designed to stay snugly in your ears even during the most intense workout session., and sound quality is great too.
These are a versatile pair of in-ear buds that are very well made with nice lightweight rubberized plastic. They offer a comfortable and secure fit, with the option of wearing them over ear or down to suit your preference. Sound quality is excellent, with a prominent bass while the mids are accurate, detailed and punchy. The t-Jays Three earbuds are definitely a good choice if you want a bass heavy IEM in a sleek package.
Equipped with the latest top of the line Balanced Armature driver, which offers incredible audio, the XBA-S65 in-ear headphones pump out plenty of audio power and a well balanced bass. The wrap around ear design allows them to fit securely throughout even your most rigorous workout. The Sony XBA-S65s are also very lightweight and will never weigh you down even after a few hours of wearing them. They are very durable and will survive lots of heavy duty use when throwing around those kettle bells.