Maxell Amplified ($13)
Despite the DJ-style appearance of these over-ear headphones, they make a sturdy workout partner. Foldable and adjustable, Maxell’s newest headphones provide a heavy bass sound with full ear coverage. Though not technically noise-cancelling, these headphones block out the majority of surrounding noise, so stay alert during outdoor training sessions. The headphones, available in four colors, are lightweight, especially for an over-ear headband type. The headband ensures that this pair won’t slip, making them a solid option for cardio workouts, too. Be sure to wipe off the comfortable pads after each use—they tend to get sweaty.
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Our tester said: “The cord was kind of long, but other than that, I was pleasantly surprised that these headphones didn’t weigh me down at all during my run.”