Top 10 Best Wireless Earbuds For Sports 2018 Buying Guide

Top 10 wireless earbuds

Are you looking for the best headphones for running or for other activities? We have made a list of the 10 best wireless headphones in 2018.

Choosing whether or not you should have a pair of wired headphones or wireless headphones, can be difficult for some people. If you're the type that likes to be active or just hates that feeling of the cord that keeps getting ripped out of your ears, the answer is simple: Go for the wireless headphones.

In our work to find the best Bluetooth headphones in 2018 we systematic follows a step by step procedure. First, we read a lot of reviews about what the customers say about the headphones. Then we test them and do a full in-depth review about the wireless headphones. In that regard, there are four main factors that we look at:

Good for sport

Simple how well the earbuds are when you're doing activities. Here we take the battery life, a secure fit and other functionalities such as if they are sweat and waterproof or if they, for example, has an In-built heart rate monitor.

Sound Quality

How well is the quality of the sound compared to other products in the same price range.


When we look at comfort we ask our self the questions: How well do they feel, how much do they weight, do they have a secure fit? etc.

Value for money

If we feel like the price equals the quality.

For more details, check our full step by step guide of how we review the headphones below the list.

Based on our research and our In-depth reviews, we can gladly present you the top 10 list of the best Bluetooth headphones for sports:

1. Bose SoundSport Pulse

The popular SoundSport with an In-built heart rate monitor -The best wireless headphones for the sports enthusiast.

Bose SoundSport Pulse has been popular among people for quite some time, and there's a good reason for that. 

The Bose SoundSport Pulse does have many of the same features as the Bose SoundSport pulse which is also on our list. The big difference is the extra features that come with the Pulse model which makes them the ultimate pair of wireless headphones if you are taking your training sessions seriously and want to improve your results.

The Soundsport Pulse has a more bulky design but still has a secure fit which makes them comfortable. They are water and sweat resistant and also like the Bose SoundSport; you'll pay for a reputable brand who knows how to make sure you'll get a high standard in the sound quality.

What makes these wireless headphones unique is the In-built heart rate sensor. The In-built heart rate sensor means that the headphones can measure your heart rate through your ear which can be used to track your performance and therefore be the tool you need to push yourself further to get better results.

One of the disadvantages is that the Pulse model has 5 hours of playtime and they are a bit expensive. However, you'll still be able to finish your exercises with music in your ears.

Overall, if you're serious about your training, the Bose SoundSport pulse is the ultimate choice.

See our in-depth review of the Bose SoundSport Pulse here.

2. Powerbeats 3

- The luxurious, high-quality sports headphones from the Beats by Dr. Dre line

3. Jaybird x3

- Perhaps the wireless headphones with the most secure fit

4. Bose SoundSport

- The safe bet

As the headline says, the Bose SoundSport wireless headphones are a safe bet. We say this, because there is a reason why Bose has an image as being a high-quality brand. You'll get a pair of headphones in a beautiful design with many useful features if your purpose is to use them while you're active. The Soundsport is sweat and weather resistant, has up to 6 hours of battery life, a secure fit with their StayHear Tips and with a sound quality that matches the price range. Due to the leightweight design and the customized tips from Bose, We'll bet that you will agree that they have an excellent comfort.

It's possible to pair the wireless earbuds with Bluetooth and NFC to your smartphone and you'll be able to hear the sound from up to 30 feet from your smartphone. One of cons is that you pay for a hyped brand and therefore you'll have to pay a high price.

Overall, if you're looking for a high quality pair of headphones, and don't mind to pay the high price, Bose SoundSport is an excellent choice.

See our in-depth review of the Bose SoundSport here.

5. Jabra Elite Sport

- Most advanced "true" wireless earbuds yet

6. Jaybird Freedom F5

- Natural Rich Sound with can be modified to your needs through their app called MySound


Why The Jaybird Freedom 5 Is On Our Top 10 List:


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7. Plantronics Backbeat Fit

- Best Comfort for its price

Why The Plantronics Backbeat Is On Our Top 10 List:

The Plantronics Backbeat fit has been one of the customers favorite Bluetooth headphones for some time now. One of the big reasons for this is that Plantronics has managed to focus on the thing that is the purpose of the Plantronics Backbeat fit: To make a great pair of wireless headphones for sports.

They have done so, and even with an affordable price, without compromise the overall quality. Especially how lightweight they are is one of the major pros, because it just feels much more comfortable when you're doing sports.

Good For Sport:
The Backbeat fit is made of plastic, and this means that the Bluetooth headphones won't break if dropped and the material is also the reason why they are very lightweight. They have a battery life of 8 hours which is in the upper range compared to the competitors in the same price range. The Bluetooth headphones are also sweat- and waterproof, and they even have a secure fit. All this makes the Backbeats fit very great for sports use.

Value For Money:
The time we did this review, the price for the BackBeat was $87.99. We think that this is a fair price compared to what it gives back. If you're looking for a pair of sports headphones with excellent comfort, these are just one of the best in its price range.

Sleek And Compact Design
Sweat-Proof And Waterproof Design
Inbuilt DSP Echo Cancellation
8 Hour Battery Life
Secure Fit
Hibernation Mode
Bluetooth 3.0


Sound Quality:
If you take the price into account, the sound quality is as great as you can expect for a pair of wireless headphones. We tested them in different music genres, for example, did we test them with the popular hit "Despacito" by Justin Bieber, Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee. The tones from the guitar play all along in the song were really just clear, and it was possible to hear all the high tones as well. The bass was decent, but when we played the song at full volume, it lacked some bass, which is due to the open ear design.

The Bluetooth headphones have an over-ear design which is very flexible so it won't irritate you. Since they are not TRULY WIRELESS, they have a behind-the-head neckband which ensures the connection between the earbuds. Again, this wasn't a problem for us at all; you barely notice the neckband. It's possible to get Plantronics Backbeat Fit in 5 different colors: Power Blue, Sport Grey, Black, Fit Fuschia and Stealth Green. In our opinion, the colors look pretty cool, and we think that Plantronics has managed to make the Backbeats in a unique look, but of course, everyone has their taste.

Because they are wireless and very lightweight, it's already an excellent start for the comfort, and when you combine this with the flexible over-ear and sleek design, the result is a pair of Sports headphones that feels very comfortable. When you compare the Backbeats with other Sports headphones in this price range, I'll bet that you also can feel the difference. They are just more comfortable which is one of the features we think is very important especially for running.

Secure Fit:
They don't come with different ear tips which is a bit disappointing, but we didn't have any issues with the fit which is especially because of the over-ear and the eartips design, and that's also the general experience by the customers.

The Plantronics Backbeat Fit has a great durability which will ensure that you don't have to worry about they'll break and you'll have to buy a new pair of headphones. The lightweight, as earlier mentioned, will ensure they won't take damage if dropped, and because of the Sweat- and waterproof design, you don't have to worry about using them for different exercises no matter the weather or how much you sweat.

Battery Life:
Since the Sports headphones are wireless, they do need a battery. In that regard, 8 hours of play time is quite good as you often see headphones in this price range with a battery life of 6-7 hours like the Denon AH-W150 which has 7 hours. When you have to charge them, you don't have to wait for too long, since 2.5 hours will fully charge them.

You can use the sports headphones in a radius of 50 feet away from your smartphone or another gadget that you prefer that has Bluetooth. In my opinion, you don't need more than this; it will ensure that you can do a workout without you have to carrying the device on you. If you try to use the sports headphones more than 50 feet away from your device, you'll experience that the hibernation mode will be activated.

The sports headphones have the Bluetooth version 3.0 which isn't the newest one. However, the 3.0 version also goes under the name: Bluetooth High-Speed, which means that you'll have a strong connection that will ensure the audio quality.

8. Treblab XR500

9. Jlab Epic2

10. Powerbeats 2