Photo: Oliver Baker

Bose SoundSport Pulse Wireless Headphones


$200, Amazon.com

The draw: Highest quality sound

These wireless, Bluetooth-enabled headphones are worth the extra spend. Three different sizes of in-ear tips guarantee a comfortable fit that stays put so you won’t miss a note, and you won’t want to; the sound quality is the best you’ll find in sports headphones. They also track your heart rate and have a mic/remote so you can turn up the tunes without reaching for your phone. The caveat: All that tech means they have a max six-hour battery life. Adding another device to the “must charge after every workout” list might frustrate some, but we found it well worth the effort.