Headphones:

Best sports headphones of 2016

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More headphone manufacturers are making headphones for an active lifestyle that require a more secure fit, long-term comfort, and durable resistance to sweat and grime. Many of the newer earbud models also include an ergonomic fit that locks into place, preventing the piece from falling out in action. Finally, you can also find silicone-wrapped designs and even waterproof headphones for swimmers. Your workout deserves a soundtrack no matter what sport you choose, so we've rounded up this list of our favorite performance-friendly headphones to get you started.

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Plantronics BackBeat Fit

That Plantronics BackBeat Fit may not be perfect, but it's one of the best wireless sports headphones available.

Price: $127.98 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Bose SoundSport In-Ear Headphones

While the Bose SoundSport In-Ear may not be the best sounding in-ear headphone for the money, the design and comfort level are great, and it's ideal for people who want this sort of headphone style without the need to jam the tips into their ear canals.

Price: $161.00 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Monster Adidas Sport Adistar In-Ear Wireless Headphones

Monster's Adidas Sport Adistar is one of the better-fitting and -sounding in-ear wireless sports headphones for the money.

4 stars Excellent

Jaybird X2

The Jaybird X2 is an improvement over the Bluebuds X and one of the better wireless sports headphones out there -- so long as you get a snug, comfortable fit.

3.5 stars Very good

Urbanears Hellas

The Urbanears Hellas are an appealing set of wireless workout headphones that can also be used for running and everyday use.

3.5 stars Very good

Beats Powerbeats2 Wireless

While it's a bit overpriced, the Beats Powerbeats 2 Wireless is among the best wireless sports earphones.

3.5 stars Very good

Samsung Level U

If you're not a stickler for sound quality, the lightweight and well-designed Samsung Level U wireless Bluetooth headphone is very comfortable to wear and a good in-ear option for people who don't like to have eartips jammed in their ears.

3.5 stars Very good

Klipsch Image S4i Rugged

While serious runners may find that the S4i Rugged in-ear headphones won't stay in their ears that securely, they're an excellent pair for gym and everyday use.

4 stars Excellent

Audio Technica ATH-CKP500 SonicSport

Offering a comfortable, secure fit and strong sound for a reasonable price, Audio-Technica's ATH-CKP500 earphones are one of the better in-ear sports headphone models available.

3.5 stars Very good

Monster iSport Intensity In-Ear Headphones (Green)

While in sound quality the Monster iSport Intensity earphones are a step down from the noise-isolating Immersion models, they offer good sound and a comfortable, secure fit with an open design that will appeal to folks who don't like having eartips jammed into their ears.

3.5 stars Very good