How are sports headphones different from ordinary ones?
- They do not fall out of the ears during active movements.
- They are not bulky and do not interfere with quickly and abruptly changing body postures.
- Sports headphones are lightweight and as compact as possible. And, in most cases, they are protected from moisture, so as not to deteriorate either from rain during jogging, or from sweat.
Classification of sports headphones
Headphones for sports come in vacuum or in-ear.
Higher level of suppression of external noise in the vacuum headphones, which makes the sound quality better. But if you are jogging, then it is safer to hear the sounds that surround you (if you run across the road, for example)
In this category, headphones are: with different shaped earhooks, with a nape, with a neck cord, or wireless.
Today, the wireless headphone model is the most relevant, because they are suitable for any kind of sport and provide maximum comfort.
Way of application
Here you need to pay attention to what kind of sport you are doing and the following features should be noticed:
In-ear headphones with a microphone and remote control that adjusts the volume and switches tracks. These headphones are suitable for fitness, bodybuilding, and other gym activities.
Wireless or with different types of fastening, but without complete suppression of external sounds. Suitable for cycling or running.
Highly waterproof wireless headphones for winter sports.
General recommendations when choosing the sport headphones
- Comfort. Headphones should be comfortable and securely attached.
- Be cautious when selecting and not choosing the loudest model but look for the improved noise isolation.
- Protection against moisture will keep the headset not only from rain, but also from sweat. Please pay attention to this before buying.
Top sports headphones
Amazfit PowerBuds Dynamic Black
Amazfit PowerBuds Dynamic Black wireless headphones have a high-precision modern PPG sensor for measuring heart rate (if the heart rate exceeds the permissible norm, you will receive a voice message). Convenience during long-term wearing is provided by replaceable earbuds of various sizes. The battery works in playback mode for up to 8 hours. The speaker, composite membranes, and sound system provide a great experience.
1MORE iBFree Sport In-Ear Headphones
1MORE iBFree – highly sporty headphones that fit comfortably in the ear. They are reliably protected from moisture penetration and are conveniently attached. Excellent sound is guaranteed by the built-in rigid metal diaphragm, which reveals low and high frequencies.
Plantronics BackBeat Fit 3100
The sporty, wireless Plantronics BackBeat Fit 3100 has a comfortable fit and a secure fit. IP57 waterproof protection will keep the headphones out of any weather. Safety while jogging or outdoor exercise is ensured by the environmental audibility function.
Jabra Elite Sport
The Jabra Elite Sport wireless headphone has four-microphone technology built into the headphone for high-quality sound. Jabra Elite Sport has a secure and comfortable fit and additional moisture protection.
JBL Endurance SPRINT
JBL Endurance SPRINT headphones are easy to use with touch control and are reliably protected from moisture. They are comfortable thanks to FlexSoft ™ and TwistLock ™ systems. The earbuds charge quickly (about 10 minutes of charge will be enough to use them for an hour).
JBL Endurance PEAK
Waterproof to IPX7. The PowerHook function detects whether the headphones are on or off, which saves battery power and does not play music when the device is not in your ears. There is also a quick charge function.
JBL Endurance DIVE
The unique and waterproof JBL Endurance Dive headphone has automatic on and off music provided by the PowerHook system, which recognizes the auricle. These headphones with special IPX7 technology can be used, for example, in the pool.
Bose SoundSport Free headphones
The model guarantees excellent sound. The specially designed StayHear + Sport shape ensures a secure fit, even during active movements.
Powerbeats Pro Totally Wireless
Powerbeats Pro Totally Wireless headphones are capable of working on a single charge up to 12 hours and are waterproof. With RemoteTalk, which has a built-in microphone, you can answer phone calls, control the playlist, volume, and voice prompt.
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