Best in Ear Headphones For Working Out!

Over my years of working out, I have extensively tried a variety of in-ear headphones. Today, I am giving you my opinion on the best in ear headphones for working out!

I will apply my top 3 picks to this article so you can decide for yourself. I will also be sure to provide a link for where you can purchase them so you’re not scrambling on where to go. Also, I get a commission at no extra charge to you, which would me out!

Without further ado, let’s get to it!

Project Rock True Wireless Flash Earbuds:

If you have been in the fitness game for some time, I am confident you have heard of Dwayne The Rock Johnson and his signature Under Armour line called Project Rock.

One of the items within this line is his True Wireless Flash Earbuds. I have personally used these earbuds for months on end while training and they are my go-to.

For me, they check off all the boxes. Comfortable, easy to connect, GREAT base and plenty of volume, (especially considering they are true wireless Bluetooth headphones).

I see these earbuds being perfect for any individual who would primarily be utilizing them for training.

You might be thinking, what the heck does Under Armour know about earbud technology. I had the same concern. Well… the audio is from JBL. One of the most well-known and respected brands in the game.

I have noticed they can be stubborn with connecting to your iPhone for use. Sometimes it takes a couple tries, or you have to put them back in the case and take them out.

They can easily be used without worry of them falling out during activities like running, high-intensity training and weight training. They even have a waterproof rating that would theoretically allow you to swim with them for up to 30 minutes… although I have not tested this before to see if they would fall out. I would suggest staying away from swimming with them, however.

If you are interested in more information on these headphones, feel free to check them out in my full and detailed review by CLICKING HERE!

If you know you want them, here is a link to purchase them: Project Rock True Wireless Flash Earbuds.

They also have the same earbud that does not have the Project Rock branding. It is a bit cheaper without this branding and some other small aspects. Here is a link to that product: True Wireless Flash Earbuds.

Bose SoundSport Frees:

Not too long after Apple released their AirPods, Bose came out with their true wireless earbuds. Although I have never had my own pair, my dad allowed me to use his (which I did for months), when my AirPods weren’t quite cutting it for me.

As you’d expect with Bose, these earbuds have fantastic sound quality. Base and volume. I would argue the Project Rock earbuds have the edge when it comes to base, but these have the edge when it comes to volume.

The design of these earbuds uses their popular wingtips to secure them in your ear. They have an outward bulky appearance (opposite to the long structure of the AirPods).

The wingtips do a fantastic job of keeping the earbuds in your ears. I have never had an issue with them, no matter the activity I was performing.

These earbuds are a little difficult to initially connect to your device. However, it is not an hour-long process or anything. I have never had any issues with reconnecting them, or with random disconnection during use.

Overall, I would suggest this product to any individual who wants an earbud that they can trust to stay in their ear and stay connected… with a solid base and great volume!

If you want more information on these earbuds, here is a link to my full review on them: Full Review Article.

If you would like to purchase them, here is a link for that: Bose SoundSport Frees.

Apple AirPods:

The Apple AirPods were the first true wireless earbud that I used for training. At first, they were awesome. This is because they were brand new and I had nothing else to compare them too.

However, over time I noticed they started to play less and less loud (they weren’t very loud to begin with). I will admit, I likely didn’t do the best job cleaning them to prevent ear wax from reducing the sound, but they also do not have the most conducive design towards cleaning either.

On a positive note, these earbuds stay in your ear very well. They don’t feel as secure as the others, but I can’t complain since I’ve had minimal issues with them falling out.

They also connect to your phone seamlessly, (especially if it’s an Apple, but I have heard Android connecting is pain-free as well).

The AirPods are very comfortable… which is too be expected since they don’t have an additional attachment to keep them in your ear.

Also, for me with an Apple iPhone, I noticed once these earbuds are connected, they stay connected. The only thing disconnecting them would be a dead phone or the earbuds themselves dying.

Overall, these earbuds don’t have quite the same features geared towards training and I don’t see them on the same level as the Project Rock earbuds or the Bose SoundSport Frees. However, they will still get the job done (especially if you maintain them)… and they would be phenomenal for day to day use for those who would be using them outside of the gym quite frequently.

If you want more information on these earbuds, here is a link to my full review on them: AirPods Review Article

If you would like to purchase them, here is a link for that: Apple AirPods Purchase.

Wrapping Up:

All in all, my number one pick would be the Project Rock True Wireless Flash Earbuds. I find they strike the perfect balance between comfort, audio and appearance. What earbuds are you leaning towards? Let me know in the comment section!

If you have decided, here are the links to each product:

Buy Project Rock True Wireless Flash

Buy True Wireless Flash

Buy Bose SoundSport Frees

Buy Apple AirPods


If you have not decided and want more information, the full review articles are linked again below:

UA Project Rock Earbuds

Review of Bose SoundSport Free

Review of the AirPods


Thanks for reading everyone! Please do feel free to leave any questions you have in the comment section below, I’d be happy to respond! Take care all!

Until Next Time,

Kohl Johnson

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Kohl Johnson

I am a 16-year-old fitness fanatic! I have learned nothing but quality training and nutrition information from the utmost well-respected individuals in the field. Now, my only focus is to share this knowledge with you for your benefit, in the most honest way possible. We are all in this together! LET'S GO!

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