Is it OK to wear headphones in the gym?
Your favourite tunes might help motivate you, but be careful of those earphones – they might not be the best thing for your workout. Headphones as such won’t affect your balance but, over time, loud music can cause problems with the vestibular system in your inner ear, which is responsible for your balance.
Is it OK to sweat with headphones?
Regardless of how much you perspire, the headphones you wear should be able to handle some moisture without getting damaged. The padded the ear cushions on the headphones we recommend provide enough of a buffer between your head and the electronics inside that this shouldn’t be an issue.
Is it better to wear headphones or earbuds at the gym?
Earbuds are also often sweat-proof and easier to clean. On the other hand, those focused on strength training and similar may prefer a pair of traditional over-the-ear headphones. Headphones often have better noise cancellation as well. Ultimately the decision will come down to personal taste.