The best headphones that won't slip off when you're working out

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Good tunes through the right headphones can make your workout. Credit: Getty Images

There's nothing more annoying than earbuds that drop out, or headphones that slip off when you're working out.

Choose the right ones to give your exercise routine a boost. Here are some of the best ones around:

Jabra Elite Active 75t, $249

These are rated as the best overall sports headphones by Finder, due to their ergonomic shape, meaning they fit well in to most people's ears.

They're also designed to be sweat-proof and waterproof, so they can make it through even the toughest workouts. They also have active noise cancellation to block out the outside world.

You can listen to them for 5.5 hours when they're fully charged, and they come in a charging case that's easy to carry.

Jabra Elite Active 75t, $247.76

Apple Airpods Pro, $368

Sweat and water resistant, these give a more comfortable fit than the previous model.

They have great reviews and their active noise cancellation means you can lose yourself in the music while you workout - if you like.

If you prefer to know what's going on around you, there's also a transparency mode so you can hear other things around you. They come in three sizes with soft, silicone tips for a customisable fit.

Apple Airpods Pro, $349
Apple Airpods Pro, $349. Credit: Amazon

Beats Powerbeats Pro Totally Wireless Earphones, $245.99

These are super comfortable and almost never fall out when you're running. They have close fitting ear hooks, are sweat-proof, and also have a long battery life, and superior sound quality. They're good in quieter environments, and you can use Siri hands-free with them, which is great for setting timers for your run or workout.

Beats Powerbeats Pro Totally Wireless Earphones, $245.99 y


Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Cancelling On-Ear Headphones, $449

These are great for the gym, or if you're not keen on in-ear buds.

They're made by Apple and have soft-ear cushions so they're comfortable over a long period of time. They have active noise cancellation, are adjustable so they fit any size and shape head, and give 22 hours of playtime after a 10 minute charge. They look pretty cool too.

Beats Studio3 Wireless Noise Cancelling On-Ear Headphones, $289

Anker Soundcore Liberty Neo, $89.99

These are very reasonably priced, but still deliver a good quality sound, a comfortable fit and a lightweight design. They have a sweatguard protection that gives a watertight barrier between the earbuds and rain and sweat, and a built-in microphone for hands-free calls too.

Anker Soundcore Liberty Neo, $89.99

Under Armour JBL Sport Wireless Train headphones, $329

These have been specifically designed to wear in the gym. They're optimised for moisture resistance so they don't get spoilt by sweat, and have a clamping force so you don't have to worry about them slipping off your head.

The ear cushions are breathable, and made from a light, fast-drying fabric that is removable and hand washable. The material fully lines the inside of the headband and ear cushions so they're really soft as well. You can get up to one hour of playtime on just five minutes of charging.

They also have TalkThru technology which drops the music down when you talk, so you can chat between sets without removing your headphones.

Under Armour JBL Sport Wireless Train headphones, $299.95

Sony WF-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones, $349

If you're after impressive noise cancelling credentials, these are a great option. They have Evolved Digital Noise Cancellation, giving you excellent sound quality and a full immersive experience. They have a good bass performance as well. You'll get eight hours of play time when fully charged, and a quick five minute charge will give you an extra hour. They are a little on the big side, so may be tricky for people with smaller ears.

Sony WF-1000XM4 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones, $389

QuietComfort 45 Headphones, $449.95

The next-gen QuietComfort headphones from Bose, now have a best-in-class combination of noise cancelling performance and premium comfort, plus proprietary acoustic technology for deep, clear audio. You feel it the minute you put them on. The soft, plush cushions seal you in so you’ll almost forget you’re wearing them. Glass-filled nylon reinforces the headband to protect against falls and maintain its shape and synthetic leather on the earcup cushions and top of the headband ensures all-day comfort.

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Adidas RPT-01 Wireless On-Ear Sport Headphones, $270

These cans have a breathable design so you won't overheat while you're working out. The headband and cushions can be removed and washed, and they're ergonomic so stay on really well.

They have easy to use controls, a great bass function and good sound quality.

Adidas RPT-01 Wireless On-Ear Sport Headphones, $270

Belkin SOUNDFORM Rise True Wireless Earbuds Bundle - $119.95

Belkin launched its new SOUNDFORM Audio Range in Australia earlier this year.

The SOUNDFORM Rise True Wireless Earbuds deliver a consistent and high-quality listening experience for music and podcasts thanks to its 6mm drivers, while providing optimal clarity on phone calls with two ENC microphones in each earbud.

These Earbuds are the perfect solution for budget conscious users who are looking for user friendly features not usually found at this price point. Buy them in a bundle with a 10K Power Bank to recharge your multiple devices on the go.

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Belkin SOUNDFORM Audio Range. Photo: Woolworths

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