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Our Top Picks Of The Best Full-Size Wired Workout Headphones

Don’t listen to other people’s bad rap about full-size headphones getting chunky when working out. We’ve got a list of the best in the market. 

Ear Rockers

Today, there are countless wireless earbuds with variants like “fit”, “sport”, “active”, etc. As the name suggests, it’s durable with a high IPX rating. However, for some unknown reasons, their not-so-distant relative, the full-size or over-ear headphones don’t get the same recognition when it comes to high-intensity workouts. 

The truth is, it’s not just in the consumer market space. Even manufacturers themselves don’t market their headphones for working out. I personally think this is unfortunate. That’s because I see a lot of fitness junkies wearing full-size headphones. 

With that being said, there’s a lot of benefits to over-ear headphones when used for working out. Here are some of them: 

  • Superior sound quality 
  • You don’t have to worry about battery life 
  • Snug fit 
  • Costs a lot cheaper 
  • You can’t lose them down the drain 

There’s great value in them, right? So, without further ado, here are our top picks of the best full-size headphones that you can use in your work-out routine. 

AmazonBasics Headphone


Amazon is doing well in sourcing different products that offer the best value-for-money products. The Basics headphones are one great example of this. It’s one of the best choices if you’re on a tight budget. 

It has a solid build quality, nice-punchy bass, warm sound, and the best thing of all, it has a great price tag. You can’t really get wrong when it costs just under $20. With that price, it really won’t hurt if you lost or destroyed it as it’s easily replaceable. 

Sony MDR-XB550AP Extra Bass

The best bass headphone for under $50

The Tech Revolutionist 

Although it’s awfully named, the Sony MDR XB550AP headphone is a real bass bad-ass. And for the price of under $50, it makes for a perfect workout headphone. Great bass sounding headphones can relatively enhance your workout experience. Sound is energy so it will help you keep moving. 

Moreover, it’s built with quality and style and it’s a good headphone that comes with a user-friendly warranty. Also, it’s good if you’re into EDM, rap, or hip hop music especially when you’re working out. 

Sennheiser HD-25 

Best quality build 


The Sennheiser HD-25 has been on sale on countless occasions. What’s the best thing about it? It’s absolutely durable. Moreover, this full-size headphone used to be every DJ’s go-to-headphone thanks to its durability. In fact, it can stand years of abuse especially when they’re on the road. 

With that being said, they’re also perfect headphones for working out. It’s incredibly built from quality materials, classic design, and one of the best sounding headphones on the market. Here’s another great news. Sennheiser offers replacement parts for these headphones in case they need some fixing. 

BEATS EP Headphones 

Dr. Earbuds

Beats EP is a wired, full-size headphone with good clamping and superb build quality. This full-size headphone has the same style as the Beats flagship headphone models but because of its affordable price range, you won’t feel guilty when you damage them in the gym. 

In fact, many people are already using this particular Beats headphone model in the gym thanks to its good reviews. Also, it’s excellent clamping force ensures that it stays locked tight in your head. Additionally, it has distinct Beats smooth mid sounds and punchy lows. 

V-MODA M100 Crossfade

The durable and stylish on-ear headphone

Trusted Reviews

The V-MODA M100 Crossfade features three of the best qualities you can wish for a headphone. It’s good looking, excellent sound quality and it’s built to last. It’s the ultimate on-ear headphone for fitness junkies. 

Moreover, this headphone is DJ-inspired with a lot of stuff to praise about. For one, the V-Moda brand makes really tough headphones that you can even bend or twist. It’s an audiophile favorite thanks to its being a good gym companion and it’s also good for everyday use.