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 Ulf Kaiser 1 week ago

Cambridge Audio Melomania 1+

True-Wireless in-ears with convenient app control

The dynamic true-wireless Melomania 1 headphones from Cambridge Audio have been provided with a successor. The new model, Melomania 1+, uses the same dynamic drivers and identical housing that led to an impressive overall rating for their predecessor. New features added for the same price...

3.9

Bluetooth by Maike Paeßens 3 weeks ago

KEF Mu3

Classy, high-performance True Wireless in-ears with ANC and Ambient Mode

KEF, the renowned British manufacturer of hi-fi speakers has launched its first completely wireless in-ears, the Mu3, which sound very musical, offer a long battery life and feature both active noise cancellation and a transparency mode. The design, originated by Ross Lovegrove, also features a...

4.3

Bluetooth by Maike Paeßens 1 month ago

Skullcandy Dime

Small, lightweight True Wireless in-ears to go

With the Dime, the US company Skullcandy offers great-sounding, cable-free in-ears at an attractive price. They are characterised by an ultra-portable design in a pocket-friendly format and offer extensive device control via remote button.

4.1

Editor's recommendations: Sports Headphones

Hype or not: The Electro-Harmonix EHX Sport Buds offer so much value for money for their price (about 35 Euros!) that I can hardly believe it: They deliver full power, have a strong bass and are also well positioned in the mid and high frequencies. Not only their volume, but also the conciseness of their transient reproduction puts many much more expensive devices in the shade. In addition, there is a built-in microphone with good sound and, for smart devices, an extensive remote control that is easy to get the hang of using. The Sport Buds sit securely in your ears, offer multi-device connectivity, are waterproof, recharge quickly and are comfortable to wear thanks to their fit and light weight. If there’s one thing seriously wrong with these in-ears, it’s that they require the use of an equalizer, regardless of playback volume and music genre, to produce a balanced, less bass-heavy sound. But if that’s exactly what you’re looking for, the EHX Sport Buds are the right headphones to really blast your ears during sports activities.

Carsten Kaiser
Carsten Kaiser 22. May 2020
Electro-Harmonix EHX Sport Buds

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