Nearly two-thirds of headphone users listen to music or other forms of audio while they exercise, according to research firm NDP. If you're among them, what's important is a pair of headphones that's sweat-resistant, lightweight, rugged, and able to stay in place when you exercise. The workout headphones here tick all of those boxes.

Two of the workout headphones listed here, the Jabra and the Beats by Dre, include Bluetooth. We don't consider that a requirement for exercise, but it's useful: With either model, you can connect wirelessly to a smartphone or laptop from up to 30 feet away—and that means you can go for a run without having wires flapping against your neck.

If you can, try on these workout headphones in the store to make sure they're comfortable and secure.

Scosche SportClip 3 Headphones ($30)

Scosche SportClip 3 headphones are great for working out with.
Scosche SportClip 3 headphones

The Scosche SportClip 3 workout headphones are billed as splashproof and dustproof; in our testing, they provided very good sound quality. A set of earhooks help them stay securely in place even if your bobbing and weaving through a kickboxing workout. It's a small detail, but we like the carrying bag, which keeps the wires from getting tangled up in your backpack or purse.

Jabra Sport Pulse Wireless Headphones ($200)

Jabra Sport Pulse wireless headphones are great for working out with.
Jabra Sport Pulse wireless headphones

The Jabra Sport Pulse workout headpones combine elements of in-ear and earbud earphones and delivers very good sound quality, along with the convenience of Bluetooth connectivity. What sets this model apart is that it has a built-in heart-rate monitor function: A sensor in the earbuds picks up the wearer’s heart beat, and a free mobile app (on your iPhone or Android device) calculates the heart rate. Our tests found the app to be impressively accurate. 

Bose FreeStyle Headphones ($130)

Bose FreeStyle headphones are great for working out with.
Bose FreeStyle headphone

The Bose FreeStyle headphones are good-looking workout headphones that come in one of two bold colors: ice blue or indigo. They work with all Apple devices, but aren't compatible with every non-Apple phone. The Freestyle comes with three “Stayhear” earpieces, which combine elements of in-ear and earbud-style earphones. Once you choose the right size, they provide a very secure and stable fit, even when you're extremely active. The sound quality is very good, with a warm character.

Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 Wireless Headphones ($200)

beats by dre powerbeats 2 headphones are great for working out with.
Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 wireless headphones

Like the Jabra model, the Beats by Dre Powerbeats 2 wireless Bluetooth headphones has built-in Bluetooth, for wirelessly connecting to your mobile device. These workout headpones also combine elements of in-ear and earbud earphone technology, and provides very good sound quality. These headphones are nicely styled, with black earpieces and black-and-gray ear loops that help secure the fit.