Steph’s Buyers Guide for the Best Sports Earphones and Headphones

Buyers Guide: Best Sports Earphones and Headphones

 

Jaybird Freedom – Wireless Handsfree Bluetooth Headphones (£99.00)

 

 

Top of the list are the JayBird Freedom wireless headphones. Intuitively made by sports people, the Freedom headphones provide comfort, secure fit and no wires – why have them if you don’t need them? Throw in some expert sound engineering and you’ve got crystal clear audio and an inbuilt microphone to boot.

 

You can read customer reviews here.

 

What makes the Jaybird Freedom – Wireless Handsfree Bluetooth Headphones great?

 

•    No wires, no fuss.
•    Lifetime guarantee against sweat.
•    Lightweight and great for the gym.

 

What isn’t so good?

 

•    A little pricey.
•    Microphone not so great.
•    The battery life could be longer.

 

Check out the Jaybird Freedom – Wireless Handsfree Bluetooth Headphones here.

 

 

 

SoundMagic E30 Pro-Fit In-Ear Earphones (£39.00)

 

 

These headphones are suited to a more conservative budget but their winning qualities far exceed the expectations this price point suggests. Their sound is well rounded and their noise isolating ear buds mean you’re blocking out the unwanted noise of the gym or elsewhere.

 

You can read customer reviews here.

 

What makes the SoundMagic E30 Pro-Fit In-Ear Earphones great?

 

•    Durable and built to last.
•    They are quite inexpensive.
•    Provided with ear hooks to keep them in place during use.

 

What isn’t so good?

 

•    Cord a little on the short side.
•    Aesthetics clearly sidelined to keep cheap.
•    There have been a few reports of the buds falling out easily.

 

Check out the SoundMagic E30 Pro-Fit In-Ear Earphones here.

 

 

 

SwiMP3 1GB Waterproof MP3 Player 2nd Generation (£101.99)

 

 

This is one for the aquatic athletes among us. This is mostly an MP3 player but it is so extraordinary it needed to be included in the list. It uses your bones to conduct sound and creates surprisingly high fidelity underwater sound.

 

What makes the SwiMP3 1GB Waterproof MP3 Player 2nd Generation great?

 

•    Incredible engineering.
•    Unobtrusive and lightweight.
•    You can attach the player easily to goggles.

 

What isn’t so good?

 

•    Underwater use only.
•    Not a huge amount of memory.
•    There are cheaper alternatives, such as the Speedo Aquabeat, available.

 

Check out the SwiMP3 1GB Waterproof MP3 Player 2nd Generation here.

 

 

 

MEElectronics M6 Stylish Sound Isolating Sports Headphones (£19.95)

 

 

These are headphones that provide the utmost in security. Designed specifically to stay in your ears during even the most rigorous of exercises you won’t need to worry about tugging them loose just as you’re about to break through the wall. Fantastic sound too.

 

You can read customer reviews here.

 

What makes the MEElectronics M6 Stylish Sound Isolating Sports Headphones great?

 

•    Stylish and well designed.
•    Hassle free – even with cords!
•    Plastic coated cable to avoid tangles.

 

What isn’t so good?

 

•    Sound quality not the strongest
•    Can be awkward getting used to them
•    The built in ear hooks might be an issue if you wear glasses.

 

Check out the MEElectronics M6 Stylish Sound Isolating Sports Headphones here.

 

 

 

JayBird Bluetooth Sportsband 2 Headphones (£89.00)

 

 

Adamant at first that sports earphones should be strictly that – earphones, the Sportsbands quickly persuaded me otherwise. Though they are over ear which suggests lack of security, their adjustable strap means they will fit snugly around almost any size of head. Their sound, like the Freedoms, is clear and the Bluetooth connection seamless.

 

You can read magazine and customer reviews here.

 

What makes the JayBird Bluetooth Sportsband 2 Headphones great?

 

•    Pleasingly stylish.
•    Reliable Bluetooth connection.
•    Track control built in to the headphones.

 

What isn’t so good?

 

•    You need to charge them.
•    Foam covers soak up sweat.
•    They can slip off during use.

 

Check out the JayBird Bluetooth Sportsband 2 Headphones here.

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