Luxury over-the-ear headphones luxurious and comfortable, and they sound great. But for most everyday activities—exercising, traveling, and lounging around the house pretending to store stuff—I prefer a much more convenient, durable, cordless workout bud. Since I started testing them, their sound and comfort have improved dramatically. I jog, hike, work in the yard, lift weights, and watch a little embarrassing yoga and barbell videos on my laptop, all while testing the best wireless workout headphones around.
If you enjoy listening to music while climbing a rocky slope or mowing the lawn, here are a bunch of WIRED’s favorite pairs. We’ve worn and sweated all of them. Don’t see anything you like? our test The best wireless headphones, Best cheap headphones, Best Bluetooth speakeror any of our other shopping guide for more.
Update December 2022: We’ve updated our picks, such as adding new AirPods Pro and Soundcore by Anker earbuds, and updated links and pricing.
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