Headphones:

Best sports headphones of 2014

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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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Best earbud for athletes

Monster iSport Immersion (Blue)

The iSport Immersion headphones rank among the best wired in-ear sports headphone models out there in terms of fit and sound quality.

Price: $29.99 - $29.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

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.

Price: $54.99 - $54.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

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.

Price: $92.97 - $93.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

JayBird Gear BlueBuds X

The Jaybird BlueBuds X are impressively small wireless sports earphones that offer a secure fit -- but the $170 price just feels too high.

Price: $137.00 - $169.99 Check prices

3 stars Good

Bose SEI2 & SEI2i

While they're no bargain, the Bose SEI2 and SEI2i have an appealing, sweat-resistant design, are very comfortable to wear, and offer decent sound.

Price: $119.00 - $149.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

Denon Exercise Freak AH-W150 - headphone

While in design they may resemble a pair of jumbo hearing aids, the Denon AH-W150 Exercise Freaks are among the better wireless sports headphones available.

Price: $89.90 - $139.00 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

Polk Audio UltraFit 3000

Since they won't fit everyone equally well, the Polk UltraFit 3000 headphones will seem great to some users and not so great to others.

Price: $50.99 - $79.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good
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