They may be just small speakers for your ears, but there’s a dizzying array of headphones out there. From on-ear, to over-ear and ear buds, to wireless, there are all kinds of different specialized headphones available to consumers.
Recently a new category of headphones has emerged: Sports headphones. Let’s take a look at what they’re designed to do and the special features that makes them perfect for athletes and active types.
What are ‘Sports’ headphones?
There’s not much mystery in buying a Sports headphone; for the most part, the word will appear prominently on the package. Sports headphones are made to adapt to many active situations, and often have the following characteristics:
-cushioned foam holding earbuds in, or clips, loops or bands that can help keep headphones from falling out of/off of your ears
-noise cancellation/sound isolation
But sports headphones also come with some pretty high tech options, like the ability to read your hear rate via your ear canal, in-ear coaching or workout instructions and the ability to block out your gym’s noise. To read about the cool new features, read the full article I wrote for Best Buy’s Plug In blog.