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Best Headphones for Working Out of 2023

Whether you work out at a gym, jog around your neighborhood, or participate in other fitness-related activities, listening to music during your workouts can be a huge motivator.

Wireless earbuds that are sweat-resistant or fully waterproof are often the perfect workout companions when paired with a mobile device. This review focuses on a handful of the best wireless headphones and earbuds that are ideal for working out or for use during other types of physical activities.

Best for Swimming


Best For Swimming: H2OAudio Tri Pro Multi-Sport with Playlist+




  • Can be worn while swimming
  • It uses bone conduction technology
  • Around-the-neck design
  • Waterproof and durable
  • Built-in MP3 player (8 gigabytes of memory) and Bluetooth streaming


  • No spatial audio or noise cancellation
  • No wireless charging
  • Battery life is just five hours

The H2O Audio Tri Pro Multi-Sport with Playlist design combines elements of wireless earbuds with a neckband that goes around the back of your head to keep them firmly in place. In addition to serving as Bluetooth wireless earbuds that can pair with any smartphone, tablet, etc. these also have 8 GB of internal storage and an integrated MP3 player. They can store and playback thousands of songs and work autonomously from a mobile device or computer.

Because the Tri-Port Multi-Sport uses bone conduction technology, they aren't inserted into your ears. This means you can listen to audio and still stay fully aware of what’s happening around you, which makes them ideal for swimmers, runners, surfers, snowboarders, or cyclers. They’re 100% waterproof and can stay submerged up to 12 feet for an unlimited amount of time.


  • Design & Fit: Bone conduction headphone/earbud hybrid design
  • Audio Features: Can be worn while swimming; relies on bone conduction technology, so the wearer retains full situational awareness
  • Waterproof Rating: IPX8
  • Battery Life: Up to 5 hours
  • Noise Cancellation: No
  • Control Options: Small onboard buttons used to control audio
  • Wireless Charging: No
  • Comfort: Very comfortable and secure fit
  • Compatibility: Works with any Bluetooth device

See full list of Best Headphones for Working out 2023. 

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