Best Wireless Headphones For Exercise

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Top 10 Headphones for Working Out

The Best Wireless Headphone Reviews
Summary

Imagine this: You are are the gym knocking out a serious hardcore workout to your hardest-hitting song. Enter stage right: more members. Within 5 minutes your ears begin ringing with the metallic clanging of abused weights being dropped on the floor and increasing the volume on your headphones just isn’t cutting it anymore. We have been there. Now, we at Fitness Products Reviews are here to bring you our top 5 picks for the most straightforward, noise-cancelling, battery life, durable, and best overall headphones that you can use to keep your attention and peace during your workout! 

Overview

Right out of the box, you will see a micro USB cable, 3.5mm cable that you can detach, a leather pouch in which you can carry it.

As with many Bluetooth-capable headphones, this Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT will work entirely without wires and the emphasis is on sound quality instead of frills. Audio-Technica is known for that anyway, so it’s unsurprising when they carry that same torch with their Bluetooth headphones.

The Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT features padding that is slightly thinner than their previous models, but if this is your first time with their products, then you may find it to be thick enough for most users. Those who may want to scroll further down the sheet are those who will likely use their Bluetooth headphones for more than 4 hours in a day. The battery can play music for over 31 hours.

The band on top, on the other hand of the Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT is padded very well and is not likely to break when it is under greater force due to the metallic construction. If you fold the ear cups in, then you will have an easily transportable set of great-sounding Bluetooth wireless headphones.

On the back of the left side, you will find the controls of the Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT including a volume up/down switch, a power on/off button, and controls that you can touch to activate and deactivate your voice assistant. To use that service, however, you will have to install their free “Connect” app on the iOS App Store or Google Play Store. The app does, however require forced location access sharing, but if you lose these bad boys, then that service is invaluable

Features 
-Connection

The connection of the Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT is one of a few select Bluetooth headsets that has a Bluetooth 5 radio and uses aptX Codec. AptX Codec means that they have top-tier 360 support. There are varying forms of Bluetooth Codecs, but the aptX is the best, therefore there shouldn’t be any trouble with too much or not enough compression or extra noise in the playback of your music.

We understand also, since we use wireless headphones, that there may be some concerns with the audio quality of wireless headphones, just because of the sheer nature of how they operate. And one may feel like they are taking on a large risk of shelling out the money for a quality pair. We can assure you that the Audio-Technica ATH-M50xBT headphones have the same audio quality as if they were hardwired into your device.

-Sound

Everyone likes something different in terms of their equalization, but out of the box, this pair of headphones from Audio-Technica is something that almost any user would find to be to their taste.

The Bass is boosted just a little bit, a needed adjustment to the mids and highs (both mids and highs are above middle-C). Mids improve clarity. This will make the sound clearer and has a wavefront that makes the sounds more realistic. If you want to make any tweaks, however, then you can download an equalizer in your respective app store or you can adjust it directly from the app like Spotify or find a preset in both that and Apple Music. In Apple Music’s case, you will have to go to your settings.

-Isolation

Great for being Bluetooth headphones. You won’t have a problem in most cases, but if you want to use these while mowing your lawn, then you might want to move on to another pair.

Microphone: We don’t have any complaints. It appears like it has an enhancer on the voice, but wouldn’t be noticeable if we weren’t looking deeper into it.

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Highly Customizable 
  • Has aptX and AAC 
  • Certified High-Res
  • wired version has no latency
  • amp/DAC Integration

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Cons

  • A little expensive 
  • Can have some discomfort

Conclusion

The Audio-Technica M50xBT Bluetooth Headphones are all-around a great product. They are easily transportable have some great settings on the equalizer so you won’t have to adjust it (unless you want to). Whomever uses these at whatever venue will find them to be mostly noise-cancelling, but in rather loud environments like an airport or mowing the lawn, the isolation is not up to the task.

Overview

Bose is the company that took noise cancelling seriously and it became mainstream. Eventually, the market began mimicking. For about 2 years, the Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones have been the top dogs, but Bose had cooler features, more isolating sound experience, and higher-quality output compared to their QC35 ii headphones. 

This time around, Bose has completely redesigned their flagship headphones with a new design, touchpad for gesture controls, and it can be charged through a USB-C port. 

Features 
-Comfort

These Bose Noise-Cancelling Headphones 700 are very fun to use. They are lightweight, offer a straightforward experience, have a quality build and look great! 

The design is very minimalist and is consistent throughout the entirety of their product, except sound. There are 3 buttons and 2 of those are without icons or designs. There is a Bluetooth symbol on them so you can tell which way to put them on, which is nice. All playback features are gesture-controlled and located on the right earcup. 

Instead of adjusting the headband, you are able to adjust the earcups to fit, but it is still flexible enough to bend it to 90 degrees so that you can drop them down around your neck when they aren’t in use. However, you will want a hard shell case when transporting since they don’t fold. They will also be more durable since they have metal in their build instead of just plastic. 
 
If you are coming from a QC35 II perspective, then you will notice that these can tend to heat up and that the cushion on the headband is different. 
-Connection

If you really want to see all that these guys can do, then download their Bose Music App. It will help you in the setup and is quite simple to operate. If you have an android phone, then you will have a dropdown that will let you pair your headphones and link up Google Assistant. When you are connected, you can do everything you need up to and including renaming your headphones and adjusting the active noise cancellation. 

-Battery Life

Considering the brand and price, we feel the battery could be better. Their main competitor (Sony) can push 35 hours or more of constant use, but these are only 20 hours. Now, you might be able to see longer battery life if you don’t have the active noise-cancellation on 10 and the volume is relatively low.

 
Another nice feature is that if you know that you forget to turn off your devices when you are done using them for a while, then you can set a time in the app where it will automatically turn off the headphones and when you do have to charge them, it is as simple as tossing them in a USB-C port. 
-Sound

They sound fantastic despite not having any codecs. Some may believe they sound better than the QC35s that have gone before them. The bass is very lightly boosted, mids are about the same, and the highs are slightly higher than the QC35s also. 

 

For those who are coming with no experience at all of the QC35 headphones, then the instrument portion of the song will rest tastefully in the background while still making a strong appearance, but they don’t drown out the vocals. For those interested in why, the vocals have boosted mids, so their clarity is much more pungent that you won’t have to be concerned about the low end. 

 

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Pros

  • Sleek Design 
  • Excellent ANC
  • High-Quality Sound
  • Good Battery 

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Cons

  • Pricey 
  • No folding hinges 
  • Not as comfortable as previous models 

 

Conclusion 
 

The Bose Noise-Cancelling Headphones 700 are still a strong competitor to the Sony WH-1000XM3. These will likely make a great Christmas gift and be greatly enjoyed by whomever receives them. They can get a little hot and the battery life could be better, but most users will likely not use them in excess of 4 hours at a time or let 20 hours of use go by before remembering to recharge them. 

Overview

Wireless Codex are a durable option and still wireless. An excellent option if your headphones fall off often or you want to rest easy if they do fall. 

Features

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Pros

  • Durable
  • Highly Customizable 
  • Has aptX and AAC 
  • Certified High-Res
  • wired version has no latency
  • amp/DAC Integration

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Cons

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Pros

  • Has Active Noise-Cancelling
  • Support for LDAC Codec
  • Very Comfortable 
  • Type-C USB

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Cons

  • Pricey

Conclusion

This pair of Sony’s are our top pick for noise-cancelling. They are a bit expensive, but comfort noise-cancelling are the best features. 

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Pros

  • Compatible with aptX
  • Battery life of 20 Hours 
  • Very comfortable

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Cons

  • Bass is weak 
  • Lacking clarity 

Conclusion

With its aptX compatibility, and over 20 hours of battery life, the Anker Soundcore Vortex is real competition to those the others that are on the list. 

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