Sony XBA-S65 ($71.99)
Sony’s around-the-ear headphones feature in-ear buds and a powerful streaming sound that keeps you motivated throughout your workout. The adjustable over-the-ear loop assures that the headphones won’t budge during warm-ups and weight workouts, while the in-ear tips continue to drive the bass and block out ambient noise. Customize the fit with four, color-coded sizes of hybrid silicone and three sizes of noise-isolating ear cushions. The almost five-foot long cord may get in the way, so be sure to put the clip in place before starting your routine (they can be somewhat hard to adjust otherwise). Sweatproof and water resistant, you can clean this pair off at the end of each workout before pack them away in the accompany mesh pouch.
Available at store.sony.com.
Our tester said: “The silicon cord loops held up really well during the indoor portion of my workout, but came loose only minutes into my outdoor cardio routine. Switch to another sturdier pair for moderate-to-high level movement.”