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Top 10 Best Exercise Headphones To Buy In 2020

When it comes to getting headphones to use while you exercise, the options you have to consider should have some, if not all, distinct features such as being sweatproof, having a light design, better noise isolation, and ability to withstand abuse and moisture over a considerable period of time. Simply put, exercise headphones allow you to listen to an audio or song while exercising or working out.

This 2019, we have been through extensive research hours whereby we review a lot of gadgets and devices and bring to you the best options to choose from. 

This time around, we’ve reviewed over 20 headphones and we can comfortably say we’ve got the best options for you on a choice of headphones. So below you can learn about the 10 best wireless exercise headphones you can get this 2019.

Marshall Major II Bluetooth On-Ear Headphones.

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The king of Wireless Headphones is Major II with over 30 hours of playtime. The Wireless headphone works effortlessly with a strong and deep bit while giving you the ability to control the sound with analog control buttons for a switch on and off, next play and previously played, volume increase and decrease.

The Headphone is very affordable on Jumia while offering quality at its best. Its ability to fold gives it more mobile companionship to whoever wants to use it since you can easily fold it into your handbag.

Price on Jumia N58,999 N21,199.

Mpow Flame Bluetooth Headphones Waterproof IPX7

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This is a Waterproof IPX7 Wireless Earbuds for sport during summer, swimming or outdoor jogging. It’s also a Richer Bass HiFi Stereo In-Ear Earphones w/Mic, Case, with 7-9 Hrs Playback and Noise Cancelling Headsets. It’s one of its kind at a very affordable price in Jumia. Since this is a new release product, it actually comes with a coupon to save up to 33% out of N8,500.

Mpow is very promising with great features and quality. The waterproof IPX7 copied the iPhone X standard but went ahead of them to bypass the IPX6 waterproof and provided the IPX7 waterproof which is believed to last inside the water for more than 1 hour.

Price On Jumia N25,375 N10,150

Jabra Elite Active 65t

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Jabra Elite Active 65t comes with some amazing features you can think of for an earbud. So it takes the top spot for Top 10 best wireless headphones. For the external features, it has a dark blue matte color, good fit, great sound, and is quite durable.

For the internal features comes digital assistant controls that remove the need for you having to take your phone out in order to change a song, replay a song, or pick a call. All these features are packed inside a completely wireless design. Isn’t that cool? It sure is.

And what about battery life? That’s another cool part because the Jabra Elite Active 65t can go on for 5 hours of battery life per charge which is quite enough to completely carry you through your workout session. Even on more long workout sessions, the charging case can store up to 10 more hours of juice (and the rapid-charge function gives you 1½ hours of use from just 15 minutes in the charging case).

The Jabra Elite Active 65t cost N282,000 N112,000 on Jumia (Up to 60% off! Limited offer)

Bose SoundSport Free Truly Wireless Sport Headphones

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Bose SoundSport Free wireless headphone is actually rated amongst the Top 10 best wireless headphones because it has a sharp design that fits comfortably in the ear even when you’re engaging in a very extreme exercise. It comes with an Ultraviolet with Midnight Blue color and the enhanced Bose sound gives a strong bass to any audio you listen to.

The Bose SoundSport Free wireless headphones can play consistently and clearly whether your phone is in your hand, in your pocket, strapped to your arm or sitting on top of your roof… and there’s never a wire in sight. The volume-optimized EQ and Bose digital signal processing make music sound full and balanced at any volume.

They are also completely sweatproof and can last up to 5-hours plus 10 more hours in the charging/carrying case—which altogether gives you around 15 hours. Another cool feature of the Bose SoundSport Free is that it provides decent noise isolation so you can focus on your exercise without being distracted from noise from your surroundings.

The Bose Sound sport cost $200 which is around N82,500 on Jumia.

The Jaybird Tarah pro

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Jaybird Tarah Pro is a great option when it comes to battery life with its awesome 14 hours of battery life.  Therefore, from our research on it, we can tell you it’s very durable not only on battery life but also on its built. It also is great for its sweat and water-resistant features. However, as you can see from the picture above, they are not really wireless but the magnets in the earbuds allow you to wear this pair like a necklace when you need to take them out of your ears. You can also wear the cable either threaded over your ears or hanging down.

It offers premium sound with custom EQ and playback can automatically pause and resume accordingly. There is also a cinch for controlling the excess cable, so you can easily reduce the length to your satisfaction.

This product is currently not available on online stores in Nigeria, but you can other them on Amazon for $79.95 which is around N30,000.

Mpow 059 Bluetooth Headphones Over Ear, Hi-Fi Stereo Wireless Headset

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Mpow will have to take this position again with the 059 Bluetooth Headphone Over-Ear with Hi-Fi Stereo Wireless headset. It’s another wonderfully designed headset with Bluetooth wireless connection that can be folded and easily compatible with any career bag.

The headphone comes with a wireless connection, built-in MIC for phone calls or audio recording to any device and also an earphone jack where you can insert the long in to in earphone cable to enjoy the bit on your PC/Phone peradventure, it does not have a Bluetooth connection. This is a good choice for anyone. It’s currently the best seller on Amazon with over 20k positive reviews.

Mpow 059 cost $39.99 on Amazon.

Sony Noise Canceling Headphones WH1000XM3

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One feature the Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones WH1000XM3 is particularly good for is noise canceling.  Noise cancellation is the ability to reduce external noise, typically by generating a sound wave that cancels it out. In addition to that comes an excellent sound quality, top-notch noise-canceling, welcoming comfortability, and just the right blend of convenient features make these headphones the best choice for just about everybody.

Its design has a more oblong shape which makes the headphones more discreet by fitting them closer to the wearer’s head. When they’re not being worn, they are easier to grip and tote around because of their narrower shape, plus they still collapse down to fit into the provided compact carrying case.

With noise-canceling turned on, Sony Noise-canceling headphones WH1000XM3  can claim 30 hours of endurance and that’s very impressive for a headphone. They automatically switch themselves off after five minutes of inactivity, which is cool for energy preservation. It also comes with a USB-C charging and stupendous battery life. All these cool features put it on our list of best wireless exercise headphones in 2019.

Sony Noise Canceling Headphones Cost N250,00 on Jumia.

AfterShokz Trekz Air

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The Aftershokz Trek Air is the only one on our list that doesn’t cover your ears. What this means is that it doesn’t have earbuds like a regular earphone. Instead, it uses bone conduction to transfer sound. Bone conduction technology delivers music through your cheekbones, ensuring ears remain completely open to hear ambient sounds.

The PremiumPitch+™ present guarantees a premium audio experience, including a wide dynamic range and rich bass. So you don’t need to put any earbuds into your ear and they are completely wireless exercise headphones.

Its design can be said to be a wraparound titanium design which provides a flexible fit for unnoticeable all-day comfort and stability. It’s able to repel sweat, dust, and moisture, from workouts to wicked weather. The Aftershokz Trek also has a light built, is water-resistant and is durable both on its design and battery as the battery life can last up to 6 hours on a single charge. All these make it exercise-friendly so this is a good option for exercises like running and cycling.

AfterShokz Trekz Air cost N147,594 N73,797 on Jumia.

Beats Solo 3 Wireless On-Ear Headphones

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This is another Amazon customer choice with over 10k+ purchases and over 4k positive reviews. We are actually saving the best for the last for you. This Wireless Ear Headphone is a choice of everyone especially if you are going for summer, vacation or excursion. With 40 hours of battery life, you can guarantee that Beats Solo3 is the best choice for long traveling and so on.

It comes in different colors not to disregard color lovers. My choice goes for the Defiant Black-Red which has a nice design and could fit any dressing you choose to go on either male or female.

Beats Solo3 Wireless Cost N135,000 N60,000 on Jumia.

SoundPEATS Wireless Headset, Over-Ear Headphone.

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Having an endless playback time on Wireless Headphone is the joy of getting SoundBeat. The idea is that you cannot go out of battery. With Aux cable, you can backup your playlist after the battery life span is exhausted. This gives you the opportunity not to be limited to the Wireless playtime with Bluetooth.

SoundPeats Wireless Headset is sold for N18,000 on Jumia.

COWIN E7 Active Noise Cancelling Headphones

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COWIN E7 Active Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphone comes with a Mic, Deep Bass, Wireless Headphones Over Ear, Comfortable Earpads, and 30H Playtime.

With 30 hours of playtime, it’s recommended to buy this headphone since it can last you longer on travel or vacation to an unknown place where electricity might be a liability. If your choice isn’t amongst the above, then this might just be your choice to choose from. It also has a noise-canceling function and comes with an inbuilt Mic and can play for 30 hours. It’s all anyone can think of.

COWIN E7 Active Noise Cancelling cost N72,335 N28,934 (Save 60%) on Jumia.


After thorough research on top exercise headphones, I finally come to the realization that most people prefer a headphone that is best in terms of battery life, quality of sound, and resilience to heavy workouts. With this regard, I would like to recommend Beats Solo 3 and Mpow Flame Bluetooth headphones as the best exercise headphones.

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