5. Jabra Elite Active 65t: Best phone-neutral fitness earbuds
Do you really want the brand of earbuds you buy dictated by which phone you own? And what if you switch phones? A better option: Jabra’s comfortable, totally cordless Active 65t earbuds, which promise a closer, more sweatproof fit for better passive noise canceling. You can adjust the amount of sound “leaking” you want, depending upon if you want to screen out ambient noise.
They’re also slightly pared down from Jabra’s prior Elite buds, so they’ll likely stay put even if you’re jumping rope or doing box jumps. The Active 65t include accelerometer sensing, a feature Jabra uses for rep counting and calorie prediction, but we expect to see them pair to more third-party fitness apps when these debut (likely in April). Jabra is also pairing its buds with Amazon’s Alexa, allowing access to Amazon’s streaming services. (Slated to debut in April, $190, jabra.com)Back to top