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3 wireless headphones every fitness fanatic should try

Finding the perfect wireless headphones for your routine can be a challenge. (Image Source: Unsplash/Edited)
Finding the perfect wireless headphones for your routine can be a challenge. (Image Source: Unsplash/Edited)
Step aside self-proclaimed audiophiles because this list is for active listeners who value durability, convenience, and just the right punch of bass needed to get those last few reps in. The fuss-free wireless headphones on this list can take a beating all while delivering great battery life and exceptional sound.
Article compiled by Brahm Shank
The choices and comments made on this list belong solely to the author.

1. SoundPEATS TrueFree+

Perhaps the best deal in tech when it comes to wireless headphones are the SoundPEATS TrueFree+ (US$29.99 on Amazon at the moment). These buds deliver surprisingly rich bass and nuanced mids at an unbeatable price.

Pro(s)

- Very little audio distortion even at high volume.

- 35hrs. of listening time (with charging case).

- Binaural audio with dual mics for phone calls.

- IPX4 water resistance. 

Con(s)

- No active noise cancellation.

- Only 3.5-4hrs. of listening time per charge.

- In-ear suction design may cause discomfort or fail to remain secure after long use periods.

- Micro USB charging case is so 2000-late.

SoundPEATS TrueFree+ come with a sleek (albeit huge) clamshell charging case. (Image Source: Amazon)
SoundPEATS TrueFree+ come with a sleek (albeit huge) clamshell charging case. (Image Source: Amazon)

2. Jabra Elite 3

Jabra brand headphones have gained notoriety in the fitness community for delivering a lot of bang for their buck. The Jabra Elite 3 buds (about US$75 on Amazon at the time of writing) are no exception. These sporty headphones offer active noise cancellation (ANC), rich sound, and dedicated shortcuts for Alexa and Spotify.

Pro(s)

- Pass-through audio.

- Bluetooth 5.2

- 4-microphone array for clear phone calls.

- 7 hrs. of battery per charge.

- 2-year warranty against failure from dust and water.  

Con(s) 

- Static noise in standby mode.

- Quieter than most in-ear headphones at full volume.

- Charging case is barely pocketable.

You call yourself a gym rat? Not until you've sported these at least once. (Image Source: Amazon)
You call yourself a gym rat? Not until you've sported these at least once. (Image Source: Amazon)

3. Beats Fit Pro

The gold standard for true athletes looking for a secure fit, immersive sound, and best-in-class noise cancellation are Beats Fit Pro from Apple (currently US$199.95 on Amazon). These buds deliver low-latency sound with superb stereo separation and a balanced profile that most listeners will find agreeable.

Pro(s)

- Malleable wingtip design ensures a firm fit.

- Spatial Audio, automatic device switching, and dynamic head tracking on iOS devices.

- IPX4 sweat and water resistant.

- Feature-rich Android companion app.

Con(s)

- 6 hr. battery life per charge is good but not great.

- Bulky charging case with a finicky bud-alignment design.

- Media control buttons are too sensitive.

The epitome of luxury listening while on the move. (Image Source: Apple)
The epitome of luxury listening while on the move. (Image Source: Apple)

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Brahm Shank, 2022-02- 7 (Update: 2022-02- 7)