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Adrienne So

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Rock your inner jock with a pair of sturdy, sweatproof, and tangle-proof headphones. Here are our favorites.

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The Best Wireless Earbuds for Working Out (3)

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Best Overall

Jabra Elite 8 Active

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Best Cheap Buds

JLab Audio Go Air Sport

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Luxurious over-the-ear headphones are plush and comfortable, and they sound great. But for most everyday activities—working out, traveling, and wandering around my house pretending to put things away—I much prefer a pair of convenient, durable, wireless workout buds. Since I started testing them, their sound and comfort have improved dramatically. I trail run, hike, work on my yard, lift weights, and watch mildly embarrassing barre and yoga videos on my laptop, all while testing the best wireless workout headphones around.

If you like listening to music while scrambling up stony slopes or mowing your lawn, here are a bunch of WIRED's favorite pairs. We've worn and sweated on all of them. Don't see anything you like? Check out our Best Wirefree Earbuds, Best Cheap Headphones, Best Bluetooth Speakers, or any of our other buying guides for more.

Updated October 2023: We added the Jabra Elite 8 Active, the new AirPods Pro, the JLab Audio JBuds Mini and the Nwm MBE001. We also updated links and pricing throughout.

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Adrienne So is a senior associate reviews editor for WIRED, where she reviews consumer technology. She graduated from the University of Virginia with bachelor’s degrees in English and Spanish, and she previously worked as a freelance writer for Cool Hunting, Paste, Slate, and other publications. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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