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Music is the best companion during workouts, with good beats to motivate you to push yourself further. When choosing headphones for working out, it should have great stability and not fall out of your ears easily. They should also be comfortable and compact enough to carry around when you take them outdoors.

Are headphones good for working out?

Most people prefer in-ears or earbuds for working out since they are more compact and stable in the ear especially when you are doing high intensity training. 

However, some may argue that over-ears headphones are more comfortable, has longer-lasting battery and better features compared to in-ears headphones. Ultimately it depends on your own preferences as both has their pros and cons. 

We have listed out the best headphones with secure fit and great sound quality for your daily workout.

1. Beats Studio 3 Wireless

Best headphones for working out over ear

Price from RM1,429.00

shopping_cart Apple Malaysia RM1,429.00 shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM1,429.00

Beats Studio3 Wireless features an impressive battery life of 23 hours as well as active noise cancelling. It offers a touch sensitive control scheme, which you may find it easier for audio playback and volume controls while working out. The comfortable and stable fit design make these pair an acceptable choice for use at the gym.

2. AfterShokz Xtrainerz Bone Conduction Headphones

Best wireless headphones for working out

Price from RM629.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM629.00 shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM629.00

Made from flexible and durable titanium, this headphone is perfect for any workout that you are up for - running, diving and swimming. 

The Xtrainerz are completely waterproof in up to 6 feet of water depth and has a built-in 4GB internal memory for storage of up to 1,000 songs. You can even listen to music underwater while leaving your phone safely in the locker.

3. JBL T450 Over-Ear Wireless Headphones

Best cheap headphones for working out - under RM150

Price from RM139.00

shopping_cart JBL Malaysia RM139.00

Want to get a good pair of wireless headphones without breaking the bank? JBL says you can. Their budget JBL T450 on-ear wireless headphones are packed with awesome features like JBL pure bass, premium sound quality and passive noise-isolating. 

With a better than expected combination of audio quality, comfort and overall reliability, they are the top choice for those who has a tight budget.

4. Jaybird X4

Best headphones for working out and running

Price from RM358.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM399.00 shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM358.00
add_circle Minimal leakage
add_circle Stable and portable design
add_circle Above average and customizable sound
remove_circle The in-ear fit is uncomfortable for some
remove_circle Cumbersome charging cradle

Other than being sweat and water resistant, the Jaybird X4 Headphones are designed provide long lasting comfort with its oval silicone ear tips. It is perfect for sports like running as you can connect your headphones via to your music player without a wire limiting your movement. 

The most significant selling point of the Jaybird X4 Headphone is their reliable wireless performance, rugged versatility, durability and premium audio for quite a reasonable price.

5. B&O Play by Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i Headphones

Best headphones for travel and working out

Price from RM2,130.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM2,130.00

If you want a pair of headphones that you can easily carry around in your pocket, then check out these B&O Play by Bang & Olufsen Beoplay H9i Headphones. 

The stylish headphones are made from brushed, anodised aluminium that can be folded and is lightweight enough to carry around with ease. It has a solid battery life of 18 hours with its noise cancellation features and uses a USB-C charging cable. In terms of features, users can enjoy controls on-device as well as clarity whether it’s music or calls.

6. JBL Under Armour's Sport Wireless Train Headphones

Best headphones with bass for working out

Price from RM799.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM799.00

Bass lovers can look to the JBL Under Armour's Sport Wireless Train headphones as their great workout companion. Its bass and highs are boosted to give your music more rhythm for that instant workout motivation. 

Weighing merely 240 grams, these headphones are light to carry around and is made with a fabric that’s sweat and moist resistant as well as fast-drying and washable. Moreover, the headphones spots up to 16 hours of battery life. Might we add that the headphones support fast charging?

7. Plantronics Backbeat Fit 505 Headphones

Best Bluetooth headphones for working out

Price from RM350.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM350.00 shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM369.00

Plantronics Backbeat Fit 505 headphones are perfect for fitness enthusiasts. It is equipped with Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity and has a wireless range up to 10 meters, so youll always be able to hear clearly even if you are far from your phone. No worries about control as they can all be done on the ear cups themselves.

Its Multipoint Bluetooth feature allows you to connect with your headset to multiple devices. Other prominent features you’ll enjoy includes its 18 hours of battery life, a sweat-and-moisture-proof body and its memory foam ear cushion.

8. Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

Best noise cancelling headphones for working out

Price from RM999.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM999.00

Sony is not only a master and producing quality audio peripherals, but also some of the best noise-cancelling headphones in the market. Their latest Sony WH-1000XM3 comes with soft and pressure relieving ear pads that you can wear all day in total comfort while you enjoy clear music. 

You wouldnt need to worry about it taking up space in your gym bag as the ear cups swivel inwards. Otherwise, it also comes with a durable case! Along with their noise cancellation features, these headphones are perfect for those who wants to concentrate on their work out in comfort by drowning out ambient noises.

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