Luxurious over-the-ear cans are plush and comfortable, and they sound great. But for working out, traveling, and wandering around town, you might want to consider a pair of durable, wireless in-ear buds. I’ve been trail running, hiking, working on my yard, rock climbing, lifting weights, and watching mildly embarrassing barre and yoga videos on my laptop, all while testing the best wireless workout headphones around. If you like listening to music while scrambling up stony slopes or mowing your lawn, I’ve rounded up 10 of WIRED’s favorite pairs. Hopefully, one of them will be yours, too.

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Updated August 2019: We removed several picks and added some new ones, like the Jaybird Vista and the Status BT Structure.


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