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Best Sport Headphones in 2015 - for Running, Cycling, etc.

Updated on November 18, 2014

Choose the Best Sport Headphones for You

Looking for the best sport headphones in 20132? If you're into running, walking, skating, cycling or working out in any other way and you love hearing music, it's understood that you'd like to listen to your favorite music when doing those activities. Many people bring an MP3 player (e.g. an iPod) or their mobile phone with them when working out, but the standard earbuds that come with those devices rarely are of good fit, especially for exercising with them. Fortunately enough, you can buy a set of great sport earphones that'll make your workout even more enjoyable.

There are quite a lot of headphones manufactured specifically for sport applications and they're a great fit if you'd like to listen to music while running or working out in the gym. No matter what kind of training you're doing, no one likes to push back the earbuds in their ear again and again. That can simply drive crazy even the most calm and patient sport fans.

Bose IE2 Audio Headphones
Bose IE2 Audio Headphones

Bose IE2 Audio Headphones

IE2 Audio headphones are pretty inexpensive (compared to other headphones by Bose) and offer great value to athletes. They are very comfortable and stay in place thanks to StayHear ear tips. You get a pair of those tips in three sizes, so you can choose one that fits best. Comfort and good fit are essential for sports headphones, especially for people who plan to use them on long trainings or sport events (e.g. half marathons, marathons, long bike rides, etc.).

If you're looking for a quality product that does its job as sports headphones very well and offers great sound, those headphones are definitely worth checking out! If you aren't sure yet, check out the video review below!

Jaybird Freedom Stereo Bluetooth Earbuds with Secure Fit-Bluetooth Headset
Jaybird Freedom Stereo Bluetooth Earbuds with Secure Fit-Bluetooth Headset

Jaybird Freedom Stereo Bluetooth Earbuds with Secure Fit-Bluetooth Headset

If you're looking for a great sport bluetooth headphones for under $100, Jaybird Freedom Stereo Bluetooth Earbuds are worth considering. They stay securely in ears, even while running or cycling. Most buyers are also very pleased with the quality of the sound. They come with extra ear tips so there are at least a few options of wearing them. While trying every one of them, you'll definitely find one that you feel comfortable with. These earbuds lack any kind of a hook that would ensure that they won't fall of in some extreme situations, but if you're a typical (not any kind of parkour fan) sports fan, that shouldn't be an issue.

Bose® MIE2 Mobile Headset
Bose® MIE2 Mobile Headset

Bose® MIE2 Mobile Headset

The Bose MIE2 Mobile Headset is pretty expensive, but many customers claim that they are well worth the price. In most cases they fit perfectly in the ear and are very comfortable to wear. Besides that, what's very important to sport fans - the earbuds stay where they are supposed to. Those earbuds let in some outside noises, so you'll be perfectly aware of your surroundings while cycling or running. The only that you might not be that satisfied is the sound quality - most people say it's great but few others expect a little more from a pretty expensive headphones.

All in all, if you're looking for a top rated sport headphones (that can be also used as great daily use ones) and you are willing to pay a little more to get a product of great quality, Bose MIE2 Mobile Headset is a great choice for you. If you're unsure whether the headset is good for you, check out technical details and customer reviews.

Motorola S305 Bluetooth Stereo Headset
Motorola S305 Bluetooth Stereo Headset

Motorola S305 Bluetooth Stereo Headset

If you're looking for the best sport Bluetooth headphones for the money, you've found them! Motorola S305 Bluetooth Stereo Headset is an inexpensive Bluetooth headset that can be used while working out. Those over-the-ear headphones aren't manufactured especially for sport fans, but many people report that they handle the sweat very well. Most people are very fond of the sound quality and the features this headset provides, especially because the price is so low. If you're short on budget, this headset might be a great choice for you.

One thing you should remember - those headphones are over-the-ear, so you won't be able to comfortably listen to music while lying on your back, but you're a sports fan and looking for a great headphones to use while working out, so I don't think it's an issue.

Sennheiser Adidas PMX 680i
Sennheiser Adidas PMX 680i

Sennheiser Adidas PMX 680i

Sennheiser Adidas PMX 680i headset is the best headset for running according to Gizmodo. These headphones provide good sound (although audio purists won't be satisfied) with heavy bass. They stay in place thanks to the neckband plus they feature a built-in mic with start/stop and volume controls. If you're looking for an inexpensive headphones for running, these are wort considering. Please note that the neckband makes these ones no good for any exercise that requires your back on a bench or other solid surface.

Philips Neckband Headphones
Philips Neckband Headphones

Philips Neckband Headphones SHS5200/28

Philips Neckband Headphones offer very good sound quality (especially for such a low price) and great bass quality. They stay in place very well (so you don't have to worry they'll fall out of ears during your run) and are comfortable thanks to ear cushions.

Koss KSC75
Koss KSC75

Koss KSC75 Portable Headphones

If you don't like the usual full headband on earphones, Koss KSC75 Headphones might be the ones that you're looking for. They feature clips that go around ears, so the whole set fits well and stays in place (please note this design might not be the best for people wearing glasses, but probably only a handful of people work out in glasses).

Sound quality is good, especially for such an affordable price. Please note that if you're looking for headphones that offer some sound isolation, these ones won't help much.

GOgroove AirBand
GOgroove AirBand

GOgroove AirBand Wireless Bluetooth Stereo Headset with Microphone

GOgroove AirBand is a Bluetooth headset with a microphone. It has a very good (for such a low price) sound quality and the headset looks really stylish. For most people the fit is comfortable, even for longer workouts If you plan to use these headphones frequently, consider buying replacement ear pads. Please note that one of the costumers noticed that there might be some issues when people who sweat a lot use this headset while working out indoors.

Otherwise, it seems to be a great choice for people who search for inexpensive Bluetooth headphones for cycling, running, etc.

Panasonic RPHJE120K
Panasonic RPHJE120K

Panasonic RPHJE120K In-Ear Headphone

Panasonic RPHJE120K In-Ear Headphones are really inexpensive and provide good sound quality (of course you can't expect that they'll be as good as $100-$300 headphones). They come with three different sizes of buds, so you'll be able find one that works for you. People like that they're very comfortable and fit securely in the ear. If you're looking for sport headphones that are very cheap (so you won't have to spend a lot of money if you'll accidentally break them)m, they are an awesome choice!


JVC HAFX1X Headphone Xtreme-Xplosivs

If you're looking for pretty inexpensive in-ear canal headphones, JVC HAFX1X headphones are the way to go. They have good sound and a pretty deep bass, especially as for earbuds that cost under $20. The set features 3 size silicone ear pieces to provide some sound isolation and secure fit. Please note that some people complain that the ear pieces fall out while working out or running, while others are very happy because they securely stay in place. Since they are in-ear earphones, both scenarios are possible.


Things to consider when choosing the best sport headphones for you

When looking for the top rated sport headphones, there are a few things you might want to consider before making the purchase. Here they are:

  • Secure fit on ears - no one likes when the headphones are falling of their ears again and again, right? Any sport earphones should implement some kind of method that ensure they'll stay in the right place while you're doing your exercises
  • Resistance to weather and sweat - sweating is a normal part of any kind of workout, it's just the name of the game. Sometimes you'll end up running or cycling in a rainy weather, that's not unusual either. Because of that, you should make sure that the headphones you're going to buy can handle large amounts of sweating and rain very well. If the earbuds have a removable foam earpads, that's a plus as well, because you can simply remove it and wash it .
  • Whether or not the headphones isolate you from external sounds - this one feature is extremely important and I suggest you should think about it for a minute or two before ordering the earphones you've chosen. If you only work out in the gym, choosing headphones that isolate you from external sounds is a great idea. This way you won't hear other people talking and you'll concentrate on every repetition of every exercise in your workout regimen. On the other hand, if you're working out outside (e.g. running or cycling) you shouldn't buy headphones that isolate external sounds. When using them, you'll lose awareness of everything that is going on near you and that makes you exposed to many risks (e.g. car accidents).
  • Built-in volume control - it's pretty hard to access volume control of your MP3 player while running, isn't it? If you're working out, you can change the volume while resting, but while cycling or running, it's pretty difficult to do that and no one will stop just to change the volume. For me, it's a must-have features in sport headphones.
  • Weight - good earphones should be lightweighted. We used headphones only for hearing music, so we shouldn't be uncomfortable because of their weight. Most sport earphones are lightweight, but it's always worth to check out the weight before buying.

Sport headphones - which set is your favorite?

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      janey126 4 years ago

      Wow what a great info and lensâ¦just awesome! I would appreciate it very much if you could check out mine about Bose solo TV Sound System Reviews to ;-) ?

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have hearing aids and would like to get a recommendation on a single over-the-ear ear phone that I could use in place of one of the hearing aids. Also, I wonder if the Motorola S305 can be used with over-the-ear hearing aids.

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      mrsztuczkens 5 years ago

      @uttv_LT: Thanks!

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      uttv_LT 5 years ago

      Very good information, added your lens to my lens :)

    • RadaFrancis LM profile image

      RadaFrancis LM 5 years ago

      Great info!! *Blessed*

    • mrsztuczkens profile image

      mrsztuczkens 5 years ago

      @traktorji: Exactly!

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      traktorji 5 years ago

      Bose Headphones are really good quality, for someone who uses it regularly is a best choice

    • mrsztuczkens profile image

      mrsztuczkens 5 years ago

      @jdwheeler: Well said. That's especially true when someone will use the headphones often.

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      jdwheeler 5 years ago

      I would always go with the Bose. They might be a little more expensive to begin with but well worth the money in the long run.


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