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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Plantronics BackBeat Fit

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

Price: $139.95 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Bose Freestyle Earbuds

While it may not be the best-sounding headphone for the money, the Bose Freestyle's superior design and comfort level make it a go-to choice for anyone seeking a sporty and stylish in-ear model.

Price: $129.95 - $129.99 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: $132.95 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Beats Powerbeats2 Wireless

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

Price: $179.00 - $199.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

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.

Price: $42.95 - $50.56 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: $99.00 - $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: $51.99 - $79.99 Check prices

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.

Price: $49.95 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: $129.99 - $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: $149.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good
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