What type of headphones reviews are you looking for?

Are you looking for a pair of headphones? Maybe having doubts about which ones to choose?  
We'll clarify the advantages and disadvantages for you and give you and overview of the different categories of headphones we have tested and reviewed.

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Wireless Earbuds

Powerbeats 3

Powerbeats 3 review

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Bose SoundSport Pulse

Bose soundsport review

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Plantronics Backbeat fit

Flexible Plantronics Backbeat

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Jaybird X3

Jaybird X3 Review

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Beats X

Beats X Review

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Powerbeats 2

Powerbeats 2 Review

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Jabra Elite Sport

Jabra Elite Sport Review

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Jlab Audio Epic 2

Jlab Audio Epic2 Review

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Jaybird Freedom F5

Jaybird Freedom F5 Review

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Treblab X11

Treblab X11 review

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Treblab XR500

Treblab XR500 Review

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Bose SoundSport In-ear

Bose SoundSport in-ear Review

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Headphones

Beats Solo 3

Beats Solo 3 Review

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Bose QuietComfort 35

Bose QuietComfort 35 Review

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Beats Tour 2

Beats Tour 2 Review

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Philips Action Fit

hilips Action Fit Sports Earhook Review

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Beats Solo 2

Beats Solo2 Review

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Sony Walkman

Sony Walkman Review

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Bragi Dash

Bragi Dash Review

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Swimbuds Sport

Swimbuds Sport Waterproof review

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How to choose the right headphones for you

Many people don’t know what to look for when choosing the right sports headphones. 

We will try to clarify what to have in mind and give you pros and cons for both wired and wireless sports headphones.

Maybe you are in doubt about which type would be the most suitable headphones for you.

Wired or Wireless headphones?

In this article, we will clarify the deeper differences between the two types of headphones and make it easier for you to choose the right ones.

In general, I will always choose wireless  earbuds, not only do they look better, they’re also more comfortable.

But wireless earbuds shouldn't always be your first choice.

The sound quality is a bit better in the wired ones but is definitely not a deal breaker.

The downside about bluetooth headphones is that they are more expensive than normal wired headphones. But you will not regret spending a few extra bucks on the right pair, trust me.

The higher price tag is caused by a number of reasons, one of them is the W1 chip. It’s Apples new feature, in their Beats by Dr. Dre wireless headphones, where you can pair all of your iCloud devices with one click.

Why is it important to choose the right pair of sports headphones?

Listening to our favorite music can add passion to our workout and increase the level of commitment to our exercises.

Not only that, the mind and body will also have an easier time getting through the workout when your brain is focusing on the music. It brings out the energy and will make you enjoy the activities more than usual.

So, therefore, it’s important to have the right pair of headphones to bring life to the music.

It’s commonly known that music beats can have an important impact on your workout and can ensure a smooth rhythm in your exercise.

This is most efficient during running or when you are doing aerobic exercises. The kind of headphone you want should not only be full of nice features, but you need to ensure that they work properly and contain a high sound quality.

Which features should I look after?

So let us take a closer look at the features and the importance of them.
Most headphones, either wireless or wired, are lightweight in order to make them comfortable to wear. However, some models are exactly opposite. 

Being able to move around without the feeling of wearing a headphone made of stone is important.

So make sure that they are lightweight and comfortable to wear.

Water Resistant or waterproof

These features confuses many consumers. WaterPROOF means that you can throw them in a glass of water and they will still function.

Water RESISTANT is not the same as waterproof.

They can resist water, which should be interpreted as sweat resistant. They will probably be ruin if you put them in a glass of water. 

Sweat Resistant

This is another important feature of most headphones. Obviously, you sweat a lot when you're exercising so you should make sure the headphones has this feature.

This is to ensure that the headphones won't get easily damaged if they become sweaty. 

Sound Quality

You also need to check the audio quality of the headphones whether it might be wired or wireless. The earbuds should have a proper sound quality, otherwise, you will just get tired of them after some time. Also, make sure that the audio is well equalized and doesn’t damage your ears.​

Sound Quality is for some people the most crucial factor when choosing headphones and other people are satisfied with decent sound. When using wireless headphones or earphones, you will have a decreased sound quality compared to wired headphones. I’m not saying that they are horrible when they’re wireless, but you can clearly hear the difference. So if we take hiking as an example, I would choose wired for the high-quality sound experience

Remote control and the cord

A side from those things, you should choose a pair with buttons for play/pause, volume control, and managing calls as it will make your workout easier.

There are some headphones that do not have this feature where you have to take up your phone to do these things and I think you can imagine how annoying that would be. If you are looking for specifically earphones and not headphones, you should make sure there is a rubber cable behind the ears to ensure its stability or some other things to secure them wingtips. In most exercises, you need to move your whole body and that will shake normal earphones out of your ears. So this little piece of equipment is then crucial for them not to fall out.If you are using a wired earphone, you might get frustrated when the wire gets tangled or keeps yanking out of your ears. That is a very great hassle if the case happens. There are some earphones that have a tangle-free wire. Otherwise, go for wireless

Tech features

In addition to these features, you can also check if the headphones have a noise cancellation feature. It is inevitable sometimes to hear noise coming from all around the gym. Especially if there is a spinning class which for some reason plays music on the same volume level as a nightclub. It might happen that the surrounding noises can interfere with the music you are listening to through your headphones. Unless of course, they have a great noise cancellation

Lifetime of the earbuds

After checking that they have all these features and abilities, you need to check the quality of the headphones or earbuds in general. I’m talking about lifetime. You want a pair that can endure all the harsh collisions and the tough environment of sports and won’t fall apart after the first time you crash your bike. 

Wired or wireless?

Wired and wireless earphones are in many ways the same, but they also have a few differences. These differences will then be the factors that you need to consider first when choosing a headphone.Let us take runners as an example. We have observed that running is a very ‘bouncy’ sport. For each step, you take your head will make a little jump up and down. That can lead to a wire pulling the earphones out of your ears. Therefore, it is not advisable for them to use the wired headphone. Unlike wireless headphones where you can run without having that issue. Wired earphones should not be used for people who are bicycling, doing CrossFit, or other moving sports. It’s recommended to choose wireless headphones if your sport has a lot of movement.

The Battery lifetime

Another difference is the battery. If you are going to use a wired headphone, it is capable of staying alive as long as you want. On the other hand, wireless earphones need to be recharged, which can be pretty inconvenient. After they have been charged, there is only a limited time before they need to be charged again.Your battery lifetime, of course, depends on the type of wireless headphone you have. Choose a more pricey pair of wireless headphones like Beats Solo3 and you will have a battery lifetime of 40 hours. That is one of the things you need to consider. Evaluate with yourself if you want to charge your headphones now and then. And there is a big risk of forgetting to charge them. trust me, with your first pair of wireless you will not be accustomed to charging a pair of headphones because you’re used to the wired ones.

Price

The cost also varies. Wired earphones are mostly less expensive if we compare them to wireless earphones. That is because the wireless types have more features, convenience and are easier to use. It is more comfortable to use them and it looks better as well.Therefore, you need to choose your type of headphones depending on the activity you like. That is a big factor to keep in mind when figuring out which one of the two types is needed and most convenient to use. If you choose wired because they are cheaper, you need to know the hassles it might cause you. In the end, you have to decide for self. Do you want to spend a bit more to avoid the hassle with wired headphones? I would definitely recommend wireless headphones for most sports.