Updated: January 12, 2017
There isn’t anything much worse than crushing a hard workout and finishing a 5-mile run only to realize that all that hard earned sweat is now ruining the one thing that powers you through each workout: your workout headphones. Or maybe you’ve been one of those unlucky people that left their ear-buds wrapped up neatly in their pocket, but forgot to take them out before they ran through the washing machine.
Nobody wants a pair of headphones that can’t handle a little, or in some cases, a lot of sweat or water. So, we compiled the best sweat and water resistant headphones for you to grab before you next workout, or accidental laps in the washing machine. Rain or snow, nothing will stop these amazing workout headphones.
Sony MDR-E827G Sports Series Fontopia Water-Resistant Ear-Bud Stereo Headphones
Super light is one of the best descriptions you want for a good pair of running or workout headphones, and the Sony MDR-E827G Sport Series Headphones are just that. After a couple minutes of these comfortable ear-buds plugged in you’ll forget they’re even there. As an added bonus Sony has included a handy carrying case so you don’t ever misplace your favorite set of headphones.
Philips SHQ4000/28 Neckband Headphones
The Philips SHQ 4000/28 Neckband Headphones are “tuned for sports”. What does that mean? It means Philips specifically designed these with the athlete in mind. They have a comfortable neckband frame that isn’t just lightweight but is actually built out of anti-bacterial and sweat resistant material.
The next time you’re thinking about hitting the pavement for an easy 10K you’ll want to consider grabbing a pair of these bad boys. You’ll also want to take note of the location of the cord as it exits out of the left ear-bud behind your neck, which means no more bouncing cord all over your chest as you run.
And if you’re worried about getting the ear-buds dirty, don’t. The Philips SHQ 4000/28 Neckband Headphones ear-buds are 100% washable.
Panasonic RP-HS11 Water-Resistant Lightweight Sport-Clip Headphones with Washable Pads
Panasonic has managed to do 2 great things with their RP-Hs11 Sport Clip Headphones:
- They created removable washable pads
- They managed to develop some pretty quality headphones for super CHEAP
One thing I don’t believe Panasonic kept in mind when creating the removable washable ear pads, was that some people remove them just for comfort. That’s right, if you don’t like them just pop them off and workout without them. These may not have the same quality of a few other headphones, but for $12 it is hard to pass them up.