The test result: good sports headphones don’t have to be expensive
In its headphone test, Stiftung Warentest presents the best models for athletes, all of which have received a “test” quality rating of “good”. They convince with their good sound and secure grip, even while running.
Thanks to the good grip, the true wireless headphones in particular are among the best sports headphones tested by Stiftung Warentest in this category. Headphones with large headbands, on the other hand, are less suitable for top sports performance because they slip off quickly. Also, it heats up quickly under the large ear pads. Small, wireless in-ear headphones, on the other hand, let air into the ear and weigh significantly less by comparison.
The winner of the test is
Plantronics Backbeat Pro 5100 Headphones with the verdict “good (1.7)”. the Headphones Sony WF-XB700 moving on to second place in the test with the “test” quality rating “good (1.8)”.
He too Apple Airpods Pro they were able to convince the examiners at Stiftung Warentest, but ended up in the middle with the overall rating “good (2.0)”. In a current test in the 22/2021 edition, the testers also recommend the Teufel Airy Sports. The two headphone plugs are connected by a cable. The model achieves the “good (2.2)” rating.
Test winner and recommended price: Plantronics Backbeat Pro 5100
The test result: With the test winner, the Plantronics Backbeat Pro 5100 true wireless headphones, you can enjoy wireless listening pleasure even during sports. With the “test” quality rating “good (1.7)”, the headphone model took first place.
Product details: The earphones fit firmly in the ear and have a crisp, balanced sound. Weighing only 12 grams, the sports headphones are very light.
Thanks to active noise cancellation and noise-isolating earplugs, noise when moving around is also very low. Integrated WindSmart technology also detects and suppresses distracting background noise, such as wind when running.
The battery life of Plantronics headsets is about seven hours. The quick charge feature also allows for an hour of listening pleasure after just 10 minutes of charging.
The brand model: Sony WF-XB700
The test result: Sony’s WF-XB700 Bluetooth headphones were first tested by Stiftung Warentest. With an overall rating of “good (1.8),” they land just behind the Plantronics headset. The Sony model receives a “good” to “very good” rating in all categories.