Hitting the gym after lockdown? Here are the 7 best headphones for your workout and running.
One of the biggest issues when doing a workout/running is that headphones fall off.
We have carefully selected the best affordable wireless headphones that don’t fall easily when running or doing an intensive workout.
True Wireless Earbuds typically are not best suited for workouts as they can fall off and can get damaged.
2020 was a terrible year in many ways. But it reminds us that our health and fitness are the most important assets that we have. Besides, we should put effort every day to improve our health and immunity.
Apart from taking an excellent diet, we need to exercise at least 4 times a week. And the most important thing that you should have for working out at the gym, home, or even going for a jog – Wireless headphones!
Music elevates our moods and impacts our energy levels. What you need is the right dose of powerful beats to burn those extra calories and get back in shape.
We have compiled a list of gym/running headphones (that don’t fall off) to make your workout fun, productive, and high on energy:
1. boAt’s Rockerz 255 Pro (Price Rs. 1599)
Now, if you are looking for a complete package that can keep that energetic music flowing while you sweat it out at the gym, then the boAt’s Rockerz 255 Pro is ideal for you!
The additional earmuffs ensure that you skip, jump, run and stretch as much as you want but never reach out to your earphones for an adjustment.
They hardly take an hour to get fully charged and provide playback of up to 6H. The 10mm drivers help you redefine your listening experience.
They also support Bluetooth V5.0 and provide a range of up to 10m, allowing you to connect your iOS or Android mobile device seamlessly!
These handle sweat very well, thanks to the IPX5 rating. All these features definitely make them the best headphones for a high-power workout!
- Great bass.
- Comfortable in-ears(without ear guides).
- Fast charging.
- Battery backup is Average.
- Voice calling is above average.
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2. JBL Endurance RunBT (Price Rs. 1999)
The JBL endurance line has been around for some time, but the RunBT is packed with some nifty features that make it quite fit for extensive physical exercise.
Included with the earphones, you’ll find four pairs of ear tips and two rubber twist-lock guards that allow the earphones to sit more securely in your ears.
Thanks to Twist Lock and Flex Soft technologies, these headphones are lightweight and ergonomically built to ensure secure fit and stability no matter the workout.
JBL endurance run BT allow you to enjoy impactful music for up to 6H. However, the sound quality is good to hear high notes, but it’s not all three-dimensional.
Finally, these also support magnetic buds, so when you are done sweating at the gym, just slap these together!
- Good build quality.
- A double-tap voice assistant is a great feature.
- Sound Quality could have been better.
3. Mivi Thunderbeats wireless earphones (Price Rs. 999)
Designed to give you an uninterrupted and focussed workout, the Mivi Thunderbeats fit well in the ears, and the hooks ensure that they do not fall out easily.
If you are looking for something to use while running, this would be a good choice. The ear tips fit well and block out noise to some extent, so you won’t need to crank the volume too high.
The 7 hours battery life keeps you going even after a heated workout session.
However, these support Bluetooth V4.1, which sometimes gives a lagged connection but at the same time allows you to pair with 2 devices at the same time.
Additionally, the metallic body allows you to sweat it out, high in spirits & style!
- Connects quickly.
- Good sound quality.
- Not Very Comfortable to Wear for Long Hours.
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4. Boult Audio Curve Pro (Price Rs. 1199)
This sporty & elegant Bluetooth headphone is a powerhouse of battery & style! It hardly takes 1- 1.5 hours to get a charge but provides playback of up to 12H.
The Oval shaped earbud with a nozzle tunnels the sound directly into the ears and provides you with a comfortable fit!
It also comes with built-in micro woofer drivers that provide a crisp bass and stable highs.
Also, if you are looking for good headphones with a mic, then it can be a good choice for you as it comes with high-quality mics on both earbuds.
It also comes with an IPX5 rating, which protects against any accidental splash or sweat.
- Awesome sound quality.
- Decent battery.
- Bluetooth stability issues at times.
- No Active Noise Cancelation.
5. GoNoise Tune Flex (Price Rs 1,299)
Designed for comfort, these workout headphones are stylish & sleek. These are your perfect music partners that provide a playback time of up to 12H in a single charge!
The 10mm dynamic drivers pump out music that is deep and of superior quality!
The IPX5 rating allows you to hit the gym without worrying about sweat or splash!
Additionally, the built-in remote allows you to answer/reject calls, play, pause, or skip a track without reaching out to your phone while engrossed in a heated workout session!
Having brushed over the features of these gym headphones, one thing is for sure! All of these are designed for hustlers and doers!
The stellar music quality and exquisite features allow you to break the sweat in style.
- Build quality is pretty good.
- Comfortable fitting into your ears.
- Average Sound Output and Connectivity.
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6. Huawei AM 61 (Price Rs. 2370)
The stylish and magnetic design brings easy portability via tangle-free, fit, secure with no holding back wireless earphones.
The massive 137 mAh battery lasts 11 hours of playback (about 220 songs) and 10 days on standby mode on a single full charge.
The 11 mm dynamic driver delivers superior audio with penetrating bass. The passive voice cancellation allows you to enjoy your music without any disruption.
The 5g light-weight comes with shark-fin ear wings. The IP52 rating gives a waterproofing and sweat proofing guarantee.
The passionate colors include midnight black, aurora blue, and flame red.
It supports Bluetooth 4.1 by enabling phone calls and music in a 10 m range. Allows direct charging through a USB cable.
- clear bass.
- high battery backup.
- Not value for money.
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7. Noise Tune Sports 2 (Price Rs. 999)
The Noise Tune Sport 2 in-ear wireless Bluetooth earphones give enjoyable and deep bass through 10 mm dynamic drivers.
You can relish your favorite music without any barriers of up to 6 hours on a single charge. The dual pairing feature easily connects your device to allow calls and video.
The IPX4 sweat-resistant rating gives you a hold back for long-wearing hours for gym junkies.
The light-weight design has a flexible loop and silicone fin tips for long-lasting pleasure.
The wireless earphones allow you to manage calls, control volume, activate voice assistants with the inline button controls and mic.
- Top-notch sound quality.
- Too lightweight.
- Average Calling Quality.
8. Motorola Verve Loop 105 (Price Rs. 1182)
If you are searching for a good and decent in-ear earphone, then this one is the best choice at an affordable price.
The ideal in-ear Bluetooth earphones have an in-line microphone and remote controls for calls and music tracks controlling.
The tangle-free cables with magnetic earbuds lock together when not in used to avoid them from getting misplaced. The buds are soft with a comfortable and secure fit.
Motorola Verve Loop is the best gym companion with sweat and waterproof features, all thanks to its IPX5 certification.
It allows you to enjoy your desired music for up to 8 hours. Though the earphones are good at delivering the sound, yet it disappoints little when on call.
The Hubble-connected app allows you to unlock 70K+ Amazon Alexa skills.
- Amazing design & comfortable fitting.
- Connectivity is Average.
9. Mi Neckband Pro(Price Rs. 1799)
Mi Neckband Pro comes with a dual Noise cancellation(ANC & ENC) that provides you crystal clear voice calling experience without any noise.
The Neckband Pro has an anti-cerumen and anti-blockage speaker net design that are designed to comfortably sit around your neck and even helps the buds clean and wax-free.
it has a 10mm powerful bass driver that offers you to enjoy the music with full clarity and bass.
For preventing it from water, it has an IPX5 splash and sweat proof that ensures you don’t miss out listening to your favorite music.
You can also enjoy hands-free calling support with the support of a voice assistant and even provides you music control facility.
Furthermore, it will provide you up to 20 hours of battery life so that you can enjoy music, movies, or something else for a long time.
- Build quality is good.
- Awesome battery life.
- Call Quality is not the best in class.
10. OnePlus Bullet Wireless Z Bass Edition(Price Rs. 1999)
OnePlus bullet neckband provides you an immersive sound experience while listening to music or doing gaming or watching movies et Cetera.
It provides you a decent Bluetooth connectivity range of 10 meters and its noise cancellation algorithm provides you a clean voice calling experience.
Talking about its battery life, it provides you 17 hours of battery backup after fully charge along with Warp charging support(10 minutes charging gives you 10 hours of music playback time).
Lastly, it is also IP55 water-resistant so you can use it anywhere without fear of damage by water or sweat.
- High bass.
- Fast charging support.
- Long-lasting battery.
- A connectivity issue arises sometimes.
- Lack of aptX support.
Co-Author – Heena Makwana, Ayush Sharma