Best sweatproof true wireless earbuds 2021

by Jeremy

Sweatproof earbuds are essential, especially when you’re working out. An IPX4 rating (sweat and splash-proof) is typically satisfactory for most workouts. Still, some wireless earbuds take it a step further by trying to isolate any water from entering your earbuds. We’ve gathered a list of the best sweatproof true wireless earbuds.


Best overall:
Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro

Staff Pick

Samsung tried to address many things with the Galaxy Buds Pro, not least their durability. By moving them up to an IPX7 rating, these earbuds have the ruggedness that makes any activity easier to handle. Not quite for swimming, mind you, but when it’s time for a long run or hard workout, these earbuds will keep playing.


Runner up:
Jabra Elite Active 75t

Take everything great about the Jabra Elite 75t and tack on even better water and dust resistance with an IP57 rating, and you get the Elite Active 75t. These earbuds can withstand most workouts (sans swimming or submersion in water). Pair that with excellent comfort, long battery life, and incredible customizability through Jabra’s smartphone app, and the Elite Active 75t is tough the beat.

  • $190 at Amazon
  • $180 at Best Buy


Rugged sound:
Jaybird Vista

The IPX7 water resistance already puts the Jaybird Vista in a solid position on this list, but what makes them even better is the booming sound and audio customization available. The Jaybird app has various equalizer presets, many created by other Vista wearers. You got tunes like you like them, plus comfort and decent battery life. Not a bad combination at all.

  • $150 at Amazon
  • $150 at B&H

Long battery life:
Powerbeats Pro

While they’re admittedly not the greatest on Android, it’s no denying that the Powerbeats Pro features some of the most extended battery life for a set of truly wireless earbuds, with up to 9 hours before recharging. If you need long battery life with IPX4 water resistance, the Powerbeats Pro is an easy choice. Its most significant downsides are the massive case and lack of customizability on Android.

Incredible value:
Anker Soundcore Liberty Neo

The Anker Soundcore Liberty Neo offers IPX7 water resistance at its price, which means you can do almost any workout with them. The earbuds get you 5 hours of juice on a single charge, and the included charging case nets you an additional 15 hours. The Liberty Neo is super small, light, and portable, making them perfect for those on a budget.

$40 at Amazon

Fantastic sound:
Master & Dynamic MW07 Go

If you’re looking for the best sound quality and are willing to fork over the cash, the Master & Dynamic MW07 Go should be on your radar. They offer some of the best sounds for genuinely wireless earbuds while simultaneously offering IPX6 water resistance and long battery life with up to 10 hours on a charge. The included charging case also nets you an additional 30 hours of juice.

  • $199 at Amazon
  • $200 at Best Buy

Jabra Elite 75t

While the Elite 75t from Jabra is only IP55 rated, that’s still good for most light and moderate workouts. They’re also among the few earbuds on our list that are dust resistant. The Elite 75t offers the most customizability of anything on our list, allowing you to customize things such as the sound signature via EQ and a useful find my earbuds feature if you lose them.

  • $150 at Amazon
  • $150 at Best Buy

Around the ears:
JLab Epic Air Sport ANC

With ear hooks firmly in place, the JLab Epic Air Sport ANC keeps comfort and stability in mind when you get active. You get plenty of different ear tips, including a foam pair, to find the perfect fit. With a good sound signature, plus a decent app to customize the audio further to your liking, there’s a package of goods here worth the asking price.

  • $99 at Amazon
  • $100 at Best Buy

Earbuds and a speaker:
Phiaton Bolt BT 700

If you’ve ever wanted wireless earbuds that were great for working out but doubled as a mini speaker, the Bolt BT 700 from Phiaton may be right. The speaker won’t blow your mind as it’s integrated into the case, but it’s a decent ultra-portable speaker, given the size.

$130 at Amazon

Time to break a sweat …

True wireless earbuds continue to evolve as a headphone category, which is why you see different types catering to other customers. For those who like to work out, it’s best to find a pair with decent water resistance. The Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro currently has the best battery life, comfort, and sound quality combination. They’re IPX7 dust and water-resistant, which is enough for most workouts.

The Jabra Elite Active 75t is an excellent alternative, given how well they fit and ttheirsolid combination of features and performance  The IP57 rating isn’t as rugged, but you can still get sweaty wearing these and not miss a rep. Unless you plan on running a marathon in a tropical storm, the Elite Active 75t should survive.

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