Buying Workout Headphones

Posted on: 15 May 2017

Headphones can be a vital part of your workout. They allow you to listen to the type of music that gets you in the mood to work out. It doesn't matter if it is rap music to run to or heavy metal to lift to -- you need to be able to get in the zone to get the best workout. Since headphones are the best way to actually get the music in your ears, you need to look for headphones that have specific characteristics. Here are a few things that you want to look for in your next headphone purchase.


It goes without saying that you are going to sweat a lot when you are working out hard. You want to make sure that you have waterproof headphones when you work out. If you do not have waterproof headphones they will likely not last very long for you. Also you need to be aware that even expensive headphones can be made without being waterproof. On the other hand you can find relatively cheap headphones that are perfectly waterproof. This is going to allow you to sweat without worrying about ruining your headphones.

The Cord

You are going to want to make sure that the cord is not too long and not too short. It is often a better idea to keep your cord short so it does not get snagged on other equipment. You are also going to want to ensure that you have a cord that is not going to tangle, and some of the best cords that will allow for this will be flat cords. Some of the best workout headphone cords that you can buy will be short and flat.

Noise Canceling

There may not be anything more frustrating than trying to listen to your own music and having the gym music interfering with the sound. For this reason you are going to want to get good, noise-cancelling headphones. You can find headphones and earbuds that will cancel out most other sound. One of the most important things about noise-cancelling headphones is that they have a really good fit. It is hard to try earbuds before you buy them, but if you can, try them on before you purchase them. If they have a good, tight fit then they will likely be much better at noise cancelling than if they are loose and do not have a good seal. 

In short, look for waterproof short cord headphones with a noise cancelling feature for the best workout experience.