Categories: Sports

Secure fit – the alpha and the omega of a good sports headphone

Do I need special headphones for sports and my work-out sessions? Why can’t I use my standard type of headphones, which I also use at home and at the office?
Nope, sorry, this is not a good idea. Because in addition to good sound, headphones for a active life style must have three key features: A tight fitting, a tight fitting, and a tight fitting. Because there is nothing worse than in-ears permanently slipping out of your ears, if you’re on the move. Luckily for us, there are more and more models that have been specially designed for use in sports for several years.

Sports headphones are available in all common designs

Often sports in-ears are stabilized with small so-called ear hooks, and on-ear models do need to sit very tight on the head. But if the headphones cause pressure points, the pressure is too high.
Proper sports headphones are made of sturdy materials, so that they tolerate coarser shocks and are protected against splashing water. Since you sweat a lot in sports, good models are made of high-quality plastic or latex. They can be cleaned after your work-out sessions with a damp cloth and do not forget that they need to be skin-friendly!
A remote control for adjusting the volume and skipping between the tracks are a standard,nothing is more annoying than fiddling with your smartphone during your sports activities.

The latest Sports Headphones Reviews

Bluetooth by Maike Paeßens 1 month ago

Adidas RPT-01

Bass-tuned Bluetooth on-ears for sports activities with app connection

With their trendy look, these wireless sports headphones RPT-01 from Adidas are really eye-catching, as well as being sweat-resistant and offering a long battery life. As for controls, these headphones are equipped with a kind of joystick and a configurable action button, allowing the app...

3.9

Bluetooth by Maike Paeßens 1 month ago

Adidas FWD-01

Bluetooth in-ears for sports activities with magnetic closure and app connection

The wireless sport in-ears FWD-01 from Adidas have a sweat-resistant design with a tangle-free fabric cable and are characterised by a special, highly comfortable earbud, which is designed to increase your perception of the outside world. In addition to a long battery life and a...

3.8

Bluetooth by Maike Paeßens 3 months ago

Panasonic RP-BTS55

Bluetooth Sports Headphones with LED Lighting for Staying Safe and Seen

With these wireless RP-BTS55 headphones, Panasonic delivers a sweat and water-resistant set of in-ears for sports applications that combine a stable fit, innovative LED lighting for enhanced visibility and a quick-charging function that’s bound to impress. Furthermore, these in-ears have a powerful sound profile, while...

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Editor's recommendations: Sports Headphones

The Kygo E4/1000 headphones are aimed at a young audience looking for an all-round headset for everyday use that is also suitable for gym workouts. They are also a formidable companion in the office or on the train, thanks to their good external shielding. In terms of sound, these headphones are solid all-rounders that are suitable for all music styles, although you should also be aware that you are not getting a high-end Hi-Fi device here. In its price range, however, the E4/1000 headset can be heard well and leaves little room for complaint.

Nils Neuneier-Quak
Nils Neuneier-Quak 20. December 2018

Thanks to the inclusion of the Ear Fins, the Sennheiser CX Sport sits extremely well and securely in the ear, while delivering clear and rich sound with no annoying after-effects. This is an excellent feature that will certainly go down well with those looking for the best in mobile use. The battery life of six hours, combined with a quick-charge option of 10 minutes delivering an hour of playback, is another key selling feature. The question as to whether you need compromise on sound quality when enjoying your media out on the go will be answered in no uncertain terms by the Sennheiser CX Sport, with the device demonstrating that superior sound and intensive sporting activity can go hand in hand.

Sven Opitz
Sven Opitz 11. June 2018

The Soundcore Spirit X convinces in almost every respect, with only the background noise issue marring its perfect score. Those willing to accept a few minor limitations will be treated to a robust Bluetooth sports headphone with a superb fit, long transmission range, quick charge convenience and plenty in the way of accessories. Quality sound with plenty of power doesn’t have to be foregone in favour of a more affordable price!

Maike Paeßens
Maike Paeßens 7. June 2019