Turn up the volume and tie your laces, these are the 7 best headphones for exercising

By Doris Daga

Photo: Adidas

February is here, and it's time to take our New Year's resolution by storm. Vogue Scandinavia's music expert has rounded up the best earbuds to inspire a year of health and wellbeing

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I am sure I 'm not alone in making “more exercise” my New Year’s resolution each year. As the first month of 2022 has passed us in a whirlwind, it’s probably time to start thinking about this seriously.

If you’re also like me, I need some assistance in motivation to pick up running, hiking and pilates year after year, and a new pair of headphones will be my ultimate exercise companion.

From true-crime podcasts to our Blue Monday, euro-club disco playlist, I have rounded up the best headphones to kickstart a new exercise regime.

As Adidas just launched headphones specifically for running in their collaboration with Zound Industries, to the tested and true Apple AirPods, this list of earbuds will inspire a year of health and wellbeing— all to the right soundtrack.



Fwd-02 Sport In-Ear


The collaboration between Adidas and Zound Industries brought a pair of headphones made specifically for running. With superior ergonomics, these headphones will always stay in place — no matter how fast you are.



Galaxy Buds Pro


The Galaxy Buds Pro in Phantom Violet is the perfect spring pastel to add to your fitness routine, and look, this year. Made out of 20 per cent recycled plastic, this is the more sustainable option for your quality time with the Nordic region's outstanding nature.





The AirPods are by now, a classic. With a sleek design and excellent noise cancellation, it's difficult to go wrong with this pair. The 3rd generation AirPods also come with the new spatial audio feature, so you can hear your beats all around you.



Pixel Buds A-Series


Google's most practical headphones to date, with all the features that we love and use from Google themselves. From real-time translations to directions, these are the pair to take on your run through scenic routes you haven't experienced before.



SoundSport wireless headphones


Completely sweat and weather resistant, the SoundSport wireless headphones also come with a built-in tracker via Tile that you can activate in the Bose app. These will make sure you never go without music, or your podcasts, again.


Bang & Olufsen

Beoplay E8 Sport


This oxygen blue pair is a pop of colour to any exercise outfit, in any weather. Completely waterproof, these headphones are suitable for the twists and turns of Scandinavia's weather.


Master Dynamic

MW08 Sport


With superior sound to deliver a rich acoustic-esque vibe, these headphones come with an ultra-protective case completely made out of Kevlar (a heat-resistant and durable material), so this is clearly a life-long investment.