Exercising isn't always as awesome as we try to pretend it is. Sure, it feels good afterwards and is important for, you know, health — but getting motivated to put on workout clothes, heading to the gym, and doing the actual exercise is a lot of work and often kind of a chore.
So once you've gone through all that, the last thing you want to deal with is HEADPHONES THAT FALL OFF YOUR HEAD. Is it too much to ask to be able to listen to music and stay listening to music while jogging or elliptical-ing (probably not a word, but just go with it)?
If you're a fan of listening to music (or podcasts) while exercising, you probably know that finding the right headphones is key. That includes finding a pair that stays on your head or in your ears and don't fall off your head mid-jog and get tangled in your legs, causing you to trip and fall off the treadmill. Or whatever. I'm not speaking from experience.
So we've done the leg work for you (not actual legwork, the exercising part is up to you). Here are the top five headphones that will get you through your workout.
5. Beats by Dre
Beats by Dre offers both Powerbeats wireless on-ear headphones and wireless Beats over-ear headphones. Both are great, but our favorite pair is the Beats Solo Wireless, which is designed for sound and for not falling off your head.
They are wireless, but come with a chord so you can plug in to watch TV if the equipment you're on offers that option. Available in black, gloss black, titanium, gold and rose gold at Best Buy for $299.99.
4. Bose SoundSport Pulse Wireless
Bose SoundSport Pulse Wireless are a special breed of earbuds that will actually stay in your ears. What a concept, right? They have excellent sound quality and even feature a built-in heart rate sensor for enhanced performance tracking.
The battery life is solid, so you can focus on your fitness without worrying about running about of battery halfway through. You can purchase these earbuds on Amazon for $199.
3. Urbanears Hellas Rush
Finally, a pair of sweatproof headphones! The Urbanears Hellas Rush wireless headphones feature an on-ear design and super convenient touch controls. But the best part? The headband and ear pads are moisture-absorbing and washable.
The headphones stay in place whether you're running, doing crunches, or pretending to do crunches. They're available in a five colors on the company's website for $119.
2. Under Armour Sport Wireless Heart Rate
Track your heart rate while enjoying a top of the line sound system in your ears. The Under Armour Sport Wireless Heart Rate earbuds feature patented technology that ensures the buds will stay in place.
The ear tips are also sweat-resistant. Available on the Under Armour website for $179.99.
1. Samsung Gear IconX
Last, but not least: The Samsung Gear IconX earbuds are fully wireless. The cord-free earbuds allow users to never worry about cables.
Equipped with touch controls and the ability to act as a standalone MP3 player, the stabilizing ear gels are also water-resistant, come with a built-in fitness tracker, as well as a handy carrying case. They're available on Amazon for $169.99.