In this post and comparative chart we compare 5 of the best headphones for safe cycling. Not all headphones are the same – some are much more immersive and potentially dangerous; others enable you to be much more aware of your surroundings. Some are corded, while others work with Bluetooth. The safest leave your ears completely open. And you might even want to consider a smart helmet with integrated stereo speakers! Use this post to figure out which headphones would be the best and safest for your needs.
Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones and Jaybird X3 Sport Headphones are two of the most popular, premium Bluetooth Headphones for cyclists. This post compares Bose SoundSport Wireless Headphones vs Jaybird X3 Sports Headphones to help you choose between them. Includes a chart that you can use to compare the key features of both sets of headphones.
Here is my review of the AfterShokz Trekz Titanium Cordless Bluetooth Open Ear Bone Conduction Headphones, which are quite new to the market, but have quickly become my go-to cycling headphones. They are cordless (Bluetooth) headphones that conduct sound to you via vibrations on your cheekbones, instead of by plugging up your ears. This makes these headphones ideal for people listening to music while vulnerable to traffic, such as pedestrians and cyclists. The new CORDLESS Trekz Titanium Bluetooth open ear bone conduction earphones are a great idea, and have been very well designed. This review will help you decide if you want to try this new technology.
Comparison of Trekz Aftershokz Titanium vs SainSonic BM-7, with comparison chart and videos. Trekz Aftershokz Titanium and SainSonic BM-7 look quite similar. Both have bone conduction technology, Bluetooth connectivity and built-in microphones. But their price points are very different. Is it possible that SainSonic offers the same quality as Trekz for a much lower price? Which of these bone conduction headphones are the best buy for cyclists?
Here are links to our best posts on headphones for cyclists. The links will take you to in-depth comparisons and reviews of some great headphones for cyclists.
Review of the Aftershokz Sportz Headphones. These headphones provide a way to listen to music while still keeping your ears open to the sounds around you. This makes them ideal for cyclists and runners who want to listen to music while still being safe and aware of their surroundings.
Review of the Plantronics BackBeat FIT Bluetooth headphones, which are my go-to cycling headphones. This review includes videos. These headphones are comfortable, lightweight, and rugged. They have great sound quality for the price, and they don’t fall out of your ears – not even when you are standing on your head, let alone cycling. They fit well under a cycling helmet.