These headphones won’t fail—or fall out—when you’re dripping with sweat on the final sprint.
Plantronics Backbeat Fit 305
Plantronics’ reflective woven cable stands out with a stylish pop of color and a dab of safety. But we really love these buds for their toughness and clear sound. The IPX5 rating means they’re impervious to perspiration, and their stiff, loop-shaped wings mean the buds will stay wedged in your ears.
The velvet-smooth flexible band on this headset rests gently on the back of your neck to keep your buds in place during any sweat-making activity. They sound great, and their IPX4-rated skin shields them against moisture. Plus, the battery lasts far beyond the quoted 12 hours, so they’re perfect for an ultramarathon (or just an extra-long day at the beach).
Jaybird Freedom 2 Wireless
The latest version of Jaybird’s beloved wireless, sweatproof buds still provide four hours of rich, natural sound, but now they have even more-secure stay-put wings for anchoring them in your ears. Also improved is the cord-management system, which keeps the cable from flopping against your skull—pretty annoying by mile 17.
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