The Best Exercise Ear Buds (2023)

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Whether you’re working out, studying, or walking through the airport, it’s important that you always have your best pair of wireless earbuds for exercise and working out.

In considering your options, it’s smart to examine the brand, comfort and fit, battery life, sound quality, speed, lag time, what activities you want to use them for, and the special features that certain types of headphones have like a microphone, noise cancellation and waterproofing.  

I for one, use wireless earbuds while running, doing chores and for working out and understand that if I listen to music during my workout, I tend to workout harder, making my exercises more effective.

A 2010 study found that 12 male student cyclists actually worked harder when listening to faster music as compared to music at a slower tempo. They also found more enjoyment when the music was playing at a fast tempo.

If I’m going to work out and listen to music, I usually reach for a pair of wireless earbuds that won’t get in the way while I’m lifting weights and doing some intense HIIT training.

My favorite wireless earbuds (Apple AirPod Pros) have great sound quality, are waterproof, protecting them from sweat as I work out, and are effective at cancelling noise to keep me focused on the lift at hand.

Let’s go over these and the rest of my list of the best wireless earbuds on the market.

Best Wireless Earbuds for iPhone (Apple)

My all time favorite wireless earbuds are the Apple AirPod Pros.

These things do it all.

Comfort and Fit
They fit similar to the PowerBeats by Dre.

Thanks to transparency mode, there is really no reason to wear another pair of earbuds again. They are very comfortable.

Sound Quality
The sound quality is clear, balanced and with solid bass tones.

Battery Life
They have just about the same battery life as the original AirPods.

You can go all day with these just like the originals!

Everything is faster with these. With Handoff, switching from device to device, pausing and restarting is a breeze. They also pick up by your iPhone and Apple Watch quickly.

I love them. They are great for working out, cancelling noise, are waterproof, and stay in my ears during running.

As long as they are comfortable, it’s a win.

Best Wireless Earbuds for Android (Samsung)

Some compact and fancy looking earbuds for those of you loyal to Samsung are the Samsung Galaxy Buds.

These wireless earbuds sound good, look good and feel good.

They resist water and give you 6 hours battery life by themselves and 7 hours from the wireless charger.

The noise reduction is also pretty impressive.

Best Exercise Earbuds for Working Out

Some awesome wireless earbuds specifically made for working out are these by Jaybird.

Comfort and Fit
These are quite comfortable, not quite as great as the Apple Airpod Pros.

Sound Quality
The sound is excellent and bass is solid as well. They have great balance and crisp sound.

Battery Life
About 6 hours + 10 in the case.

Great connection and seem to be lag free like they claim.

These very durable, IPX7 rated Jaybird wireless earbuds are waterproof and sweatproof and one of the best set of earbuds to own. Overall, they are some of the best wireless earbuds on the market and would recommend getting a pair.

Best Noise Cancelling Wireless Earbuds

If you want a pair of wireless earbuds specifically made with noise cancelling capabilities, look no further than the Sony WF-1000XM3, the self proclaimed industry leading noise canceling wireless earbuds (with Alexa voice control).

What’s great about these is they work just about as good as over the ear noise cancelling headphones.

They also have good sound quality, about 6 hours of battery life

Overall, they are a solid pair of wireless noise cancelling earbuds, but they might be missing some of the features to be outstanding. If you are strictly looking for limited environment noise, get these.

Best Waterproof Wireless Earbuds

Do you need some music while you swim?

The most effective wireless earbuds for swimmers or people who just sweat a lot are the TOZO T6 True Wireless Earbuds.

This inexpensive pair of wireless earbuds allow you to go 1 meter deep for 30 minutes under water.

You can even wash these earbuds keeping them bacteria free!

Best Wireless Earbuds for Running

An excellent pair of wireless earbuds for running or jogging are the Vislla 5.0.

Rave reviews and an inexpensive price tag make these wireless earbuds hard to beat.

Use them for running, jogging or working out.

A combination of comfort, sound quality, and noise cancelling features make this pair a great value for the money.

Best Wireless Earbuds with Microphone

If you need some wireless earbuds with a microphone for making calls, try the Jabra Elite 75t Earbuds – Alexa Enabled, True Wireless Earbuds.

The microphone technology in these earbuds make it easy to talk while in the office or working out.

You’ll never miss a call again with no audio dropouts.

They are also comfortable, have 7.5 hours of battery life, have an excellent connection, and have a very secure fit.

Best Beats Wireless Earbuds

If you’re a fan of Beats by Dr. Dre, try the Powerbeats Pro wireless earbuds.

The best thing about these are the 9 hours of listening time.

They are sweat and water resistant.

The sounds quality is perfect and they work amazing straight out of the box!

They even work great while HIIT training.

If you’re a Beats fan, these are the ones to get.

Summary: The Best Exercise Earbuds (iPhone, Android, Working Out, 2020)

My overall rankings of the wireless earbuds described in this article are as follows:

1. Apple AirPod Pros

2. Jaybird

3. Powerbeats Pro wireless earbuds

4. Samsung Galaxy Buds

5. Vislla 5.0

6. TOZO T6 True Wireless Earbuds

7. Sony WF-1000XM3

8. Jabra Elite 75t Earbuds

If you want to be effective at your job, make studying easier, or make your workout more effective, it’s smart to get a pair of good quality earbuds made for exercise and athletes. They will help you concentrate, work harder, faster and more efficiently. Listening to music, a podcast, or your favorite digital book has never been easier. Make your activity the best with excellent product research followed by a quality earbud selection.

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