3 Of The Best Wireless Buds For Comfort, Performance & Style


Kirsten Macnab |

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1. For Siri-ous Comfort

The one-size-fits-all Apple AirPods are remarkably comfortable, but they’re so small we were sure they’d slip out. Yet even during runs, burpees and headbanging to Metallica, they stayed put. For easy volume and track control, you can double-tap and ask Siri to be your audio spotter. R2 599, myistore.co.za/airpods

2. For Pocketless Playback
Heart-rate monitoring and intuitive controls make the Samsung Gear IconX a slick workout companion. Swipe a finger to control volume; tap lightly to pause or play. With 4GB of storage, you can load up on songs transferred from your computer or phone. R2 999, dionwired.co.za

3. Best Overall
It has an in-ear heart-rate monitor, VO2 data collection system, preloaded workouts and a rep counter. Oh, and music on the Jabra Elite Sport sounds crisp and clean. The buds themselves are noise-cancelling too, so you’ll stay focused on the workout at hand – not the chatty gym fauna. R1 499, takealot.com

Remember: De-Gunk Your Earphones

Some manufacturers’ websites provide cleaning info, but let’s face it: you won’t bother with those instructions. Simply detach the silicone parts and wash them in warm water with a drop of dish soap. Reattach when dry. No detachable parts? Grab a clean, dry toothbrush and gently scrub wax deposits.

Source: Steven Sobol, otolaryngologist, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

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