As detailed here, Boltunes are our favorite overall pick for earphones for everyday use. They’re the most versatile and complete alternative to Apple Airpods. While they definitely are secure for working out, the MPOW ones feel even better when running or doing a HIIT workout.
Jaybird Vista True
Jaybirds are essentially a higher end (and much pricier) version of these MPOWs. They have been a consistent favorite of tech vlogger, MKBHD, for awhile. Jaybird has its own dedicated app which allows you to more directly control volume and locate them if they go missing. If you are looking for a higher end gift to give to someone, this is a good choice. However, it has less battery life and you can basically buy 3-4 MPOWs for the price of one Jaybird. For my money, I’m sticking with the MPOWs all day.
Apple Airpods Pro
Apple did a great job with these in terms of technology. The noise cancelling is amazing and rubber tips ensure a slightly more secure fit than the originals. The pairing is more seamless than any other device we have tried. The mic is also slightly better than we have seen in other bluetooth in-ear earbuds (which isn’t saying a lot). For $200 though they are pricey and are not well fitting enough to be worth the anxiety of them falling out. If slightly better mic quality and slightly easier pairing is a huge premium for you, go for the AirPods Pro. But, if not, opt for the MPOW for working out.
This is the OG Airpods. While revolutionary when they first hit, their limitations are certainly exposed now. If you still have a pair and want to use them while you run/work out, buy these rubber ear hooks to pair with them and thank us later.