Vibrant and energetic sound is essential for many athletes to fulfill their ambitious goals. Be it is for a simple sport routine, heavy-lifting, or bettering your fitness practices, a good set of headphones designed for sport is half the battle. Therefore, we have put in massive effort to find the best sports headphones for you.
I got the DT-770 Pro as a support for mixing, because unfortunately I do not currently have the opportunity to edit my room acoustically for my studio monitors. So now I use the speakers for the regular work, while I use the headphones for the delicate places where I have to work very accurately. To anticipate it: For this purpose, the headphones work great for me!
It was particularly important to me that the entire spectrum is reproduced as unadulterated as possible so that I can make the most accurate decisions, especially in the bass range. The headphones deliver this without any problems.
We've compiled a List of Best Sport Headphones in 2020
Whether the advertised transmission range of 5 – 35000 Hz is maintained, I can not say, I don’t think any human could hear past 20000 Hz; however, all frequencies that are heard for me are played back and it goes damn deep!
Audeze, one of the most prestigious brands of high-end hi-fi headphones, dived in March 2018 into the gaming industry with a new top-tier gaming headset for high-caliber players. The event was of enormous surprise and truly intriguing; Not only because of the blending of an elitist brand like Audeze with the medium of gaming, but also for the expectations which had arisen by the upcoming of an alluring pair of gaming headsets and the unreal promises they’ve made.
It doesn’t take long to realize the majesty of Audeze Mobius sound once donning them on your ears. As one of the best gaming headset, the audio quality is the second most intriguing aspect after the immersive soundscape generated by the planar magnetic drivers and Waves Nx technology for 3D audio immersiveness.
Not only does the 100mm planar magnetic drivers emulate the most authentic immersive cinematic experiences, they also achieve an admirable level of precision and responsiveness. The complexity of the captivating, imacculate surround sound with the dramatic and vivid sounds filled with details make it almost impossible to take them off your head. The experience is truly addictive.
Jabra Elite Active 75t
Top Pick: Premium All-around Headphones designed for Sport
Why we like it: The Jabra Elite Active 75t has very similar features to that of Elite 65t, but is better equipped for sports and physical activity. These classy looking true wireless sport headphones are on the high-end of the scale, but they’re the best in their class.
Everything that is essential for a sportsman or a casual fitness practitioner is included into the Jabra Elite Active 75t true wireless headphones, a virtual assistant of your choice between Alexa, Siri and Google Assitant, IP56 rating which ensures protection from water, sweat, and dust, along with the latest version of Bluetooth 5.0 in order to deliver a smooth listening experience via Bluetooth. Owners of Elite Active 75t are also very pleased by the biometrics and activity tracking sensors that improve the practicability and the user experience when doing any exercise.
We’re as pleased by the build quality of the Elite Active 75t as we were with that of the Jabra Elite 75t, the only distinction is that the Elite Active 75t offers slightly better protection against water, an IP57 rating instead of IP55. Overall, the assembly quality is satisfactory and reliable. The touch controls are intuitive and quite fun to use frankly. One earpiece is responsible for the volume adjustment, whereas the other is a multi-function button that allows you to play/pause your music, accept calls, access the voice assistant, or switch on/off the HearThrough mode.
The sound is delivered in the same fashion, good balance of the sound reproduction with, clear vocals and proper definition of the trebles as well as in the lower end of the spectrum. The basses are clear as well and delivered in a satisfying manner. The trebles also don’t lack clarity; Therefore, the overall audio spectrum is rich in detail and very accurate. And to add another argument as to why these are the best true wireless headphones for sport for our music-lovers athletes, Jabra allows you to take full advantage of the equalizer by using the Jabra Sound+ app, the sound customization is done through the adjustment of 5 bands.
In the end, Jabra Elite Active 75t’s are the best overall exercising true wireless headphones. They are comfortable, sound amazing, great fit, and a full-fledged fitness tracking system that helps you improve your overall performance and enhance your workout routine through the aid of a motion-tracking sensor.
Libratone Track Air+
Runner-Up - Fantastic True Wireless In-ear Sport Headphones
Why we like it: The Track Air+ is a great pair of wire-free earphones from Libratone that deserve to be on this list thanks to its fantastic sound quality, comfort, good performance for a price that also possesses a sleek and modern design.
Available for the retail price of $199.00, the Track Air+ is the flagship of the true wireless earphones from Libratone, equipped with a Qualcomm QCC5121 chip that renders fast Bluetooth 5.0 transmission and reliable connection. One could also benefit lightly from the IPX4 certification that keeps these headphones protected from water and sweat.
The autonomy of the Libratone Track Air+ ensures up to 6 hours of playback, which is quite a high amount considering the WF-1000XM3 also offers 6 hours of battery life.
The communication latency measuring 330 ms appears relatively high when compared to that of Jabra Elite 75t that averages around 120 when used with a smartphone. On the other hand, the Track Air+ is more suitable to provide the silence that a decent active noise canceling system can ensure.
Sound-wise, we’re impressed by the good performance of the Track Air+, the wire-free in-ears deliver sufficient details and a stereophonic scene that features a good spatiality, depth, and precision in rendering of the mid-range. At the bottom of the spectrum, the basses are impactful; thus, they feel enjoyable in almost any genre of music. The mids are well put forward, and the sensation of clarity and accuracy is what we like, whereas the treble extension improves the overall width of the soundstage, unfortunately, it doesn’t have the same precision.
In the end, the Track Air+ true wireless headphones from the Scandinavian company that specializes in speakers and headphones, are excellent in terms of sound performance, but also comfort. It features a distinct appearance that also impresses through its light and compact design.
Anker Soundcore Liberty Air
High-Quality TWS Sport Headphones with IPX5 Protection
Why we like it: Anker’s true wireless stereo headphones Soundcore Liberty Air are suitable for any sporting activity; Its classic design, practical size, protection against water jets, and clean sound reproduction make these wireless headphones the best candidate.
The scope of delivery is fairly generous, including 4 pairs of silicone tips, a micro USB cable, and a charging case for battery charge and transport. Unpacked and inserted into the ears, the black true wireless headphones convinces with a comfortable fit. The battery can last for up to 5 hours of playback in a single charge, and a total of 20 hours of listening.
The controls aren’t the most intuitive since they rely on a tapping mechanism to play/pause, answer calls, manage your music, or access the Voice Assistant. Moreover, they’re IPX5 certified, which guarantees protection against sweat and water. The Bluetooth 5.0 makes the wireless communication fast and reliable, ensuring a seamless Bluetooth pairing and improved range.
The sound quality is fantastic, Anker equips the Liberty Air with Graphene drivers that produce a clear and well-balanced stereophony, the vocals aren’t the most impressive part; however, they’re perfectly fine. The sound image is also beautifully rendered, whereas the bass doesn’t shy away from showing its energy.
For a price of less than $100, these TWS sport headphones offer plenty of value, sound quality, and a comfortable fit to synergize with the battery life.
Budget Pick - True Wireless Headphones for Budget Sportives
Why we like it: After TaoTronics launched the SoundLiberty 77 in 2019, a pair on true wireless in-ear headphones, the company introduces to the SoundLiberty range a headphone geared towards athletes and sportsmen known by the name of TaoTronics TT-BH079 or SoundLiberty 79. The well-polished black true wireless in-ears are a great all-round budget sport headphones that are almost waterproof considering the IPX7 protection.
The sound is surprisingly good and dynamic, and the stereo spatialization, amazing. It feels as if the artist is singing right beside you. The headphones come up with Bluetooth 5.0 technology, and each earpiece has installed a 6 mm driver, which deliver a dynamic and fun to listen to audio quality. The basses are punchy, the mids and trebles are detailed while the latter is slightly reserved. The only downside would be that the earpieces don’t work independently, thus affecting the consumption of video content.
All in all, is the TaoTronics TT-BH079 worth it? For the processing quality, the substantial total autonomy of 40 hours, quality of communication ensured by TaoTronics smart AI noise reduction technology, and fantastic sound quality, certainly.
- Extremely complex and versatile
- Accurate 3D audio imaging
- Resourceful sound spectrum with excellent bass and crystal clear sound
- Fairly precise detatchable microphone