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Overall sports earphones
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Our expert team has spent hundreds of hours testing and reviewing sports headphones. For each pair, we consider the design, performance, battery life and overall value for money.
Our editorial team chose the sports headphones on this list based on our testing results as well as on real customer reviews and key product features.
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For the best overall sports earphones, we selected the Jabra Elite Active 75t as they have an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars on Google from over 850 online reviews. They also feature on our list of best wireless earbuds in Australia.
These earbuds are perfect for sporty activities as they fit firmly into most ear sizes thanks to their ergonomic shape. Most importantly, they are sweatproof and waterproof so able to withstand the toughest of workouts. And for those who like to focus on their exercise, Active Noise Cancellation effectively blocks the outside world.
The battery life offers up to 5.5 hours of listening with noise cancellation on, and using the charging case, you'll get a total of 24 hours of listening. The charging case comes in a handy easy to carry pocket-size, ideal for an active on-the-go lifestyle.
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For the best sounding earbuds, we could not go past the Bose SoundSport wireless headphones. Bose is known for producing amazing audio quality and these particular earphones have a 4.4 out of 5-star rating on Amazon Australia from over 14,500 online reviews. They have also been selected by Amazon as one of its top picks, based on excellent ratings and price.
These earphones are designed to fit snugly and firmly into your ear during physical activity. They are waterproof and water-resistant and come in a range of vibrant colours. Their standout feature is the amazing audio quality, perfect for those who need good sound while they're on the move. They can also get pretty loud, which works well for noisy environments like the gym.
The battery lasts six hours, and when powering, you get a read-out of your battery level, which comes in handy when needing to know just how much listening time you have left for your workout.
Find out more in our full review of Bose SoundSport wireless headphones.
For this category, we selected the Jaybird Vista earbuds as they are designed for exercise yet ideal for any daily life activity. They also have a 4.4 out of 5-star rating from Amazon Australia from over 2,000 online reviews.
The Jaybird Vista earbuds offer three different sizes to satisfy a range of ears. They are sweatproof, waterproof and come in a choice of four colours. The battery life is great, offering 6 hours of life and an extra 10 when using the case. A quick 5-minute charge will give you an extra hour, while they take 2 hours to fully charge.
The sound is well balanced and best of all, they come in a pint-size case that you'll barely know you're carrying around.
For more information read our full review of the Jaybird Vista.
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For the best noise-cancelling sports earphones, our team selected the Plantronics BackBeat FIT 3200 as they offer outstanding noise cancellation for those that want to totally focus on their workout.
Offering a firm and comfortable fit, these earphones are designed to stay put during workouts. They are sweatproof and waterproof so are definitely up for the challenge. Plus the sound quality is excellent. The highlight is their noise cancelling ability which allows you to be totally engrossed in your workout, hike or run without any disturbance from the world around you.
Battery life is outstanding with 8 hours from a single charge and 16 with the charging case. Plus a quick 15-minute charge gives you a bonus 1.5 hours to complete your workout.
To find out more, read our full review of Plantronics Backbeat FIT 3200.
For the runners out there, we chose the Plantronics BackBeat FIT 3150 as the best option as they're designed to stay where they should for as long as you keep going.
These fitness earbuds feature non-slip ear loops that stay on, not just while running but during any sporting activity. They are durable and able to withstand sweat and water. Plus the battery offers 24 hours of life, while a quick 15-minute charge gives you an added 1.5 hours. So you need never run without your favourite tunes.
These earbuds are better for listening to music rather than podcasts or making phone calls. But on the upside, they feature Always Aware ear tips so you remain in total control, aware of your surroundings.
To find out more, read our full review of Plantronics Backbeat FIT 3150.
For iPhone users, we have singled out Beats Powerbeats Pro as the best option as they have an average 4.5 out of 5-star rating on Google from over 13,000 online reviews. They also feature in our list of best earphones and earbuds in Australia.
These earphones are ideal for Apple enthusiasts and offer a great sound that suits both workouts and everyday use. They are small and lightweight, with a rather large earpiece that loops comfortably over the ear. While they are fully sweatproof, these earbuds are not meant for the water.
While Beats is renowned for its thumping bass-heavy sound, these wireless earphones offer a wide range of audio. The battery provides all-day life, running up to nine hours on a single charge, with the battery case giving another two charges.
For more information, have a read of our full review of Beats Powerbeats Pro.
For the best high-end earbuds, we selected the Sony WF-1000MX3 wireless noise-cancelling headphones as they are the best earbuds on the market today. They are one of Amazon's top picks in terms of ratings and price and appear in our list of the best noise-cancelling headphones and earbuds.
These earbuds offer amazing sound quality and noise cancellation. They are comfortable to wear and don't slip out. And with Sony's range of tip sizes, you are bound to find the perfect fit. The battery offers up to 24 hours of listening with noise cancellation and up to 32 hours of listening time without. A quick 10-minute charge will give you up to 90 minutes of playtime.
With earbuds starting from as little as $30, the Sony WF-1000MX3 ones are definitely situated at the high end of the scale. However, if you're after impressive audio quality to accompany your workout, then they're definitely worth the outlay.
Find out more in our full review of the Sony WF-1000MX3 wireless earbuds.
For this category, we chose the Apple Airpods Pro as they have a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars on Google Reviews from over 34,000 online reviews. They are Amazon Australia's top pick for AirPods and feature on our list of best earphones and earbuds in Australia.
The Apple AirPods Pro provide a more comfortable fit than the previous model, as well as better sound quality and the bonus of noise cancellation. The battery offers 4 hours per charge and a total of 24 hours of listening with the charging case.
For more information, check out our full review on Apple AirPods.
For the best earbuds under the $300 mark, we chose Beats Powerbeats as they offer the unmistakable Beats audio quality for an affordable price. They also have a 4.5 out of 5-star rating on Google Reviews from over 13,700 online reviews.
Beats is known for its more bass-heavy style and while later models have moved away from that, the Beats Powerbeats still offers that signature sound. However, they come at such a reasonable price compared to their more recent cousins, they're definitely worth considering. They come in a range of colours and the battery offers an impressive 15 hours of life.
For more information, check out our full review on Beats Powerbeats.
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For the best option under $200, we chose the Jabra Elite 65t. They fit the budget, they perform well and they have a 4.2 out of 5-star rating on Google Reviews from over 10,300 online reviews.
These earbuds are stylish to look at and offer good quality sound and excellent connection. They turn themselves on when taken out of the case and turn themselves off when put back, a rare feature for wireless earbuds
A highlight, apart from their value for money, is the battery, which offers at least 5 hours of life. The battery case then offers another two charges bringing the listening time up to an impressive 15 hours.
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For the best sports earphones under $100, we chose the Anker Soundcore Liberty Neo, which has a 4.4 out of 5-star rating on Amazon Australia from almost 25,000 online reviews.
At the more budget end of the scale, these easy-to-use wireless earbuds offer incredible value for money. They fit securely in the ear and are sweatproof, so able to withstand the toughest of workouts. The battery offers approximately 5 hours of life with an additional 15 hours with the charging case.
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For the best sports earphones under $50, we chose JBL Endurance RUN In-Ear Sports Headphones as they have an average 4.4 out of 5-star rating from over 1,000 online reviews across a variety of websites including Amazon Australia and JB Hi-Fi. They also feature on our list of best earphones and earbuds in Australia.
These earbuds are a great option for this price range. They are comfortable to wear with their ergonomic Fliphook design that fits snugly into your ear or behind without hurting or falling out. They are resistant to sweat and rain, so suitable for use during outdoor activity. Being lightweight and magnetic makes them so easy to look after when not in use. They also come in a range of colours and have a good microphone for making phone calls.
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JBL’s Reflect Flow Pro headphones deliver good sound and benefit from water resistance, but their active noise cancelling can’t compete with the best in this category.
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 3 offer incredible sound quality, comfort and noise cancellation.
The Bose QuietComfort Earbuds offer superior levels of comfort, great audio and above all, the best active noise cancelling we've heard in a set of true wireless buds to date.
The Shokz OpenRun Pro headphones are the best bone conduction headphones yet, even if they still struggle at high volumes.
Anker's "pro" Soundcore Liberty 3 Pro earbuds do sound pretty sweet, and their battery endurance is good, but they don't quite make the grade when it comes to active noise cancellation.
The Yamaha TW-E3B are really good mid-range headphones, as long as they fit you properly.
The Skullcandy Push Active is a good option if you’re looking for sports earbuds you can knock about and sweat on.
The Amazon Echo Buds 2 are a solid addition to your earholes if you’re already integrated in the Alexa ecosystem. But if you’re not, its hard to find anything here that really stands out.
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