Best Earbuds and Headphones for Working Out for 2024

Here are some top contenders in 2024, categorized by their strengths:

Best Overall:

  • Sony WF-1000XM4:
    • Excellent noise cancellation for focused workouts.
    • Secure fit with ear hooks and multiple ear tip sizes.
    • High-quality sound with customizable EQ.
    • Water and sweatproof design.
    • Good battery life (8 hours buds, 24 hours with case).
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Best for Running:

  • Jabra Elite 7 Active:
    • Secure, sweatproof fit with ear hooks.
    • Open-ear design for situational awareness.
    • Adjustable ambient sound control.
    • Long battery life (8 hours buds, 30 hours with case).
    • Durable construction.
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Best for Value:

  • Anker Soundcore Life P3:
    • Affordable price with good sound quality.
    • Secure fit with multiple ear tip sizes.
    • IPX5 water resistance.
    • 5 hours playtime per charge, 20 hours with case.
    • USB-C charging.
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Best for Audiophiles:

  • Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2:
    • Excellent sound quality with aptX high-fidelity codec.
    • Secure fit with comfortable ear tips.
    • Active noise cancellation.
    • 7 hours playtime per charge, 28 hours with case.
    • Wireless charging support.
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Best for Bone Conduction:

  • Shokz OpenRun Pro:
    • Bone conduction technology leaves ears open for situational awareness.
    • Secure fit with wraparound titanium band.
    • Water and sweatproof design.
    • 8 hours battery life.
    • Leakproof design for calls.
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  • Apple AirPods Pro 2:
    • Excellent fit and comfort with customizable ear tips.
    • Active noise cancellation and transparency mode.
    • Spatial audio for an immersive listening experience.
    • 4.5 hours playtime per charge, 24 hours with case.
    • Seamless integration with Apple devices.
    Image of Apple AirPods Pro 2 earbuds

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