Our #1 Pick
Best Headphones for Biking
AfterShokz Trekz Air Open Ear Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones
Finding the Best Biking Headphones of 2018 was by far the hardest of our “Best of ” lists. For one it is hard to include every type of biker, cyclist, trail rider, etc. in one single list. Secondly many cyclists may give you the death stare if you even bring up using headphones while riding (mainly due to safety), while others will swear by listening to music.
With that said take a look at our criteria below for Best Biking Headphones, and we also highly recommend you check out our Best Overall Workout Headphones for additional options that we think you might love.
Biking Specific Criteria
- Secure Fit. Listening to Lance Armstrong when it comes to biking or cycling is probably a good idea. So with that said we’ve left all earbuds off this list. You’ll only see neckband, clip on, or ear hook headphones. Why? Because the last thing you should be doing is trying to put your earbud back in as you cruise down the highway. We don’t agree that all earbuds will fall out, but why take the chance?
- Sweat Resistance.
- Safety First. If you’re biking or cycling make sure you consider the consequences of purchasing noise isolating sports headphones. While runners may also have this same issue, it is even more likely that cyclists will be in and around traffic. In addition, in-ear canal headphones that aren’t noise isolating may also not be ideal. We’ll be staying with earbuds, with the condition that they have some form of neckband, vertical band, or clip. If you’re a trail rider and not very concerned with this, we recommend you check out
- Helmets and Other Gear. Each rider is different. And each rider wears different gear. Regardless of which headphones you go with, make sure you evaluate whether they will work well with the gear you’re wearing. For instance, will your helmet conflict with the location of your neckband?
Best Biking Headphones of 2018
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Best Biking Headphone Reviews
#1 Hexnub X1S Wireless Bluetooth Cycling Headphones
The Hexnub X1S wireless bluetooth cycling headphones deliver crystal clear sound with true HD sound.
Listeners will enjoy 8 hours listening time with 1.5 hours charging time.
The headphones are not entirely noise canceling, which means bicyclists may experience whistling sounds at fast speeds.
When a bike rider turns their head to the right or left, they may experience a 5-second cutout.
#2 AfterShokz Trek Air Wireless Bone Conduction Headphones
The AfterShokz Trek Air wireless bone conduction headphones deliver music through the cheekbones, which allows them to hear ambient sound such as approaching traffic, sirens, car horns, etc.
The AfterShokz wireless headphones are compatible with IOS and Android devices.
AfterShokz created these wireless headphones with a limited volume capability.
Headphones are great for listening to music, but the microphone has left some listeners disappointed.
#3 Mindkoo Bluetooth Headphones
The Mindkoo Bluetooth headphones are designed for outdoor sports such as bicycling, running, and working out.
The Bluetooth cycling headphones are ergonomic and designed to deliver a comfortable fit.
The cycling headphones often disconnect from one another, which means there may be sound in the right earbud, but not the left, and vice versa. The only way to fix this is to disconnect both earbuds and reconnecting both.
Some listeners have stated the Mindkoo headphones are bulky on the ear.
#4 Landnics Bluetooth Wireless Headphones
The Landnics Bluetooth wireless headphones have an extra long battery life of 12 hours.
Cyclists who want headphones that will block wind noise will get entirely what they want with these headphones.
When listening to music, listeners enjoy the crystal clear sound, but when using the microphone to answer calls, listeners often hear vibrations.
The Landnics bicycling headphones are heavier than others in the same market.
#5 JBL Free Truly Wireless
There are absolutely no wires associated with the JBL Truly Wireless earbuds.
The earbuds deliver a great fit with different ear tips available for customization.
Some users have stated the JBL Free Truly Wireless earbuds deliver audio that lags considerably.
This model is more expensive than others with similar capabilities.
#6 Powerbeats 2 by Beats by Dre
Beats designed the ergonomic headphones by Dre for athletes.
Powerbeats 2 is extremely compact.
Cyclists who want complete noise canceling may be disappointed with the Powerbeats 2.
When listeners turn their heads, the music may cutout.
#7 SENSO Bluetooth Headphones
The SENSO Bluetooth headphones deliver true, clear bass sounds.
The headphones have an 8-hour battery life with 240 hours of standby power.
Some SENSO listeners have stated there is a bit of static when answering phone calls.
Headphones only have a line of sight connectivity, which means connections can be lost.
#8 Plantronics Backbeat Fit Headphones
The Plantronics Backbeat Fit headphones are waterproof and sweatproof, which means you can wear them in many different situations.
Plantronics created these headphones with reflective surfaces, which helps keep riders safer on the road.
Listeners with long or medium hair may experience some connectivity issues due to interference with her hair.
The battery may only last about 2.5 hours with continuous use.
#9 Bragi’s the Dash Pro
Bluetooth headphones can deliver music, track workouts, and allow users to communicate via their device.
Headphones deliver life feedback to the earpods device.
Not an excellent choice for bicyclers that wear pouches due to the line of sight connectivity.
The technology used to operate the Bragi’s earpods is new, which leads to room for improvement in the future.
#10 Panasonic Wings Wireless Headphones
Panasonic’s Wings are sports headphones that are easy to pair with any Bluetooth device.
Panasonic created these headphones with a stay put design, which prevents them from slipping or moving when in use.
Listeners with small ears may not like the design because the clips may slip and move.
During phone calls, cyclers may hear tinny distortion.
What to expect in 2019?
Tracking, tracking, and more tracking. What are we talking about? Heart rate, distance, speed, and anything else you can quantify. Sports headphones are becoming more and more equipped with some awesome technology. Just check out some of the things that Motorola is doing, like their MOTOACTV or their new line of headphones.