If you’re looking for the Best Snowboarding In-Ear Headphones of 2016, look no further. Snowboarding and Skiing are a great way to get out and enjoy this planet of ours and this winter, El Niño is bringing heavy snow fall across the United States. Listening to music with headphones while doing either only enhances your winter sport experience, but not all are created equal. Normal headphones are not made to take the beating that winter sports can dish out; especially if you bail on boxes or rails a lot. Water, sweat, cold temperatures and impacts are the #1 source of headphone demise while out on runs. Sports headphones are made to withstand these forces and keep going.
So whether you’re a Snowboarder or Skier, keep reading to find our top picks for this winter season.
Best Snowboarding In-Ear Headphones of 2016
While on-ear and over-ear headphones can be bulky and heavy, a pair of earbuds takes up next to no space and weighs even less. This makes them great for snowboarding and skiing. Despite their size, earbuds rarely sacrifice sound quality in comparison to their on-ear and over-ear counterparts and can even outperform them. Finding the right pair for you can be a tricky proposition, so we’ve created this list of our 3 favorite in-ear sport headphones.
Snowboarding with JayBird X2 Bluetooth Headphones
The JayBird X2s are Micro-sized, sweat-proof sport Bluetooth earbuds that deliver superior audio performance (music & calls) rivaling the best in wired headphones. With their patented Secure fit for ultra comfort, they’re ready for anything you can dish out on a half pipe or shredding the slopes. Their exclusive super-capacity Battery HD technology doubles the Jaybird X2’s playtime to a solid 8 hours, offering a full day of listening while riding. They also come in a wide variety of colors to match your board or fit your style.
Riding with JBL Synchros SPORT Series Reflect
A great partner on the slopes is the JBL Reflect BT that combines cutting-edge style with innovation. Providing legendary sound in a workout-ready headphones design, it puts you well on your way to being able to conquer the 20 foot table top. Designed to stay in your ears, these ergonomic, stay-put ear-buds are engineered to withstand the rigors of your most energetic downhills. With 5 hours of Bluetooth-enabled connectivity and JBL-quality sound, you can dig deep and push that much harder.
Boarding with Sennheiser OCX 686G Sport Headphones
Sennheiser’s OCX 686G/i has been created to energize your music experience while you concentrate on your boarding or skiing. The high-output drivers deliver amazing sound quality. The innovative ear-canal coupling and cable routing work together to help reduce unwanted background noise to a minimum. Furthermore, its lightweight, ergonomic design ensures that the OCX 686G/i sits comfortably, and the ear hooks provide extra hold to give you maximum freedom of movement during your runs.